Man I'm just discovering the last few pieces you posted, these are amazing ! I definitely have to try that "traditionnal" to pixel technique.
I was experimenting with how submission date affects gallery order. Should return to normal soon.
Funny this popped up on the "new pixel art" banner at the top of my screen.
WOW. Thats morbid. GOOD!!!
Keep coming back to look at this. Fav'd!
Naturally I love it.
My walls are covered in my brain-tissue.
I always thought your work looked like you painted it, but after liondog I knew why :P
wowies, someone just achieved pixel mastery :D
Hehe . . . Glad you don't mind.
Mine is 14DPI - 33.5" x 29.5". Looks crazy!
Keep up the good work, sir.
I've been planning to print out high-quality (large-ish scale) prints on canvas, but the guy with the awesome printer hasn't emailed me back. In the meantime I'm flattered by your bootleg poster.
OOPS DID I JUST PRINT AND HANG THIS
SORRY 'BOUT THAT
That eye is really cool. I think I may try something like that when I have time this fall.
Cure, you're rocking quite hard these days. Impressed.
The Best Beautiful and cool :DDDDDDDDDDDDD
This shows amazing pixel details while still remaining a painterly feel to it! Awesome original and mindblowing transition!
Cure, this blows me away mentally. It looks so crisp and hard. I love it way more than the painted one for that reason. Both are very impressive but this just sensational.
This is truly an exceptional work. I love how you push pixel art to such heights.
jalonso: Lilies is here, self portrait is here and here.
The self portrait was just an experiment, not a finished work. The eye was more of a success I think, because the pixels are larger and the painting has a more abstract quality up-close. I reasoned that for this sort of work to be successful, I would need rather large pixels, which limits you to small pixel art or gigantic canvases. Gridding off the canvas is a bitch too, a failed experiment altogether, work better-suited for a printer. "Consider the Lilies" was more successful because the pixels were irrelevant (though clusters were not), so the image could become more painterly. And if you want to mix painterly and pixels, well, Chuck Close already beat you to it.
daLk: Being compared to Ra is a high honor for any pixel artist, so thank you.
Awesome work, you have to zoom to see these are pixels!
fantastic as always cure! I almost can't believe it's only 30 colors. Genius!
Wow, this is just amazing!
you are on my fav artist list!
Impressive. While it's something totally different, it reminds me of Ra, on amiga.
I can imagine pixel by pixel not being any fun but using the clusters as a base upon which you dab implied pixels with a square brush where needed or called for with a set palette was more what I meant to convey. You got a link to that portrait?
Yes. I turned 'consider the lilies' back into a painting (grid method). sorta counts. If you mean actually painting all those little squares then I did that once too, with my self portrait (that was originally a painting to begin with). Extremely tedious, not recommended. As far as turning a pixel-pixel (as opposed to a painting-pixel) into a painting, can't say I've tried that yet.
Have you ever done the opposite and painted a pixel? That could be worth an experiment.
ultamodin: yeah, I like these pixel translations more than the paintings, it's a little bittersweet.
snowk: I think what it really shows is that I have more control over my pixels than I do my paint, I'm not sure I've accomplished anything here that couldn't be accomplished in paint, just something that I didn't achieve with the painting.
thanks to everyone for the feedback, I especially enjoy the "wicked" and "sick" comments, I've always thought this was a pretty vulgar image myself.
this and other stuff you've been doing lately really shows that pixel art can have advantages over other media (painting) other than pure nostalgia. I like that you're not limiting yourself with restrictions. Also I'd like to mention how sick this is conceptually!
@ the comment above, true enough.
I think some of the criticism comes from being intimidated by it.
I think this is a difference in pixel philosophy. For me, the beauty of the medium is in clusters that lock well and smooth AA. Lately I've been gravitating toward larger palettes and less arbitrary restrictions, I know that some people dig the old school minimalism and limitations but I'm going for the slickest pixel art possible. I think that is why it gets mentioned alongside Elk and the demoscene.
Yeah..along with Hapiel. something about pixels this magnificent... it just loses the charm of the pixel. I think pixel artists must walk the balance of striving for innovation and grand scale while retaining the beauty of the medium. My opinion is this piece is a little too magnicifent and loses the beauty of pixel art. I for one find Elk's technical masterpieces boring compared to pieces such as this: www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/54041.htm
I think this piece of yours very successfully balances grandiose-ness, innovation, yet retains that subtle charm of the medium www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/60225.htm
Would it feel more like pixel art to you if all you'd ever seen of it were the final product and not the painting in between?
I understand you don't understand as I don't understand ;).
It is successful as a translation, but I will always see it as a translation. A stunning translation but it does not 'feel' so much as pixel art?
I hope that makes any sense...
Thanks for the response. I don't quite follow your meaning though, what would the difference in approach be if I intended to pixel it from the beginning? Which aspects of the image make it unsuccessful as a translation?
This is awesome and amazing. It looks stunning!
But I wonder... How would this look like if it was intended to be pixel art in the first place?
It reminds me of many of the big demoscene works. They are often absolutely perfect and yet I don't find them super interesting... They fall in the 'any digital art' category.
I do like this version better than the original painting, but it doesn't add enough to me. Great study, but not impressive enough.
Maybe for the next one try painting something while thinking about how you will pixelartize it in the future?
Such a wicked piece! Well done, the colors are fantastic and the style is very refreshing.
This is an amazing piece cure. The use of colour is magnificent!
I can smell 1st place on the June awards. That's pure masterpiece man ,I love it !
this is amazing you are very good at it ...
Wow cure. Keep pushing the limits.
Very impressive coloring.