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Title: Portrait
Pixel Artist: AlexHW  (Level 5 Detective :: 3142 points)
Posted: 11/8/2013 22:22
Statistics:  35 comments    32 faves    1 avatars

Watch full process:
part1:youtu.be/pr3j6_6-N-8
part2:youtu.be/G3qZDSg-uRo
part3:youtu.be/4O1j-C9fyHI
part4:youtu.be/6NYRupLbzOo

reference:http://s480.photobucket.com/user/Iitupunk-00/media/blogi_kuvat/hayley-1.jpg.html

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anakhronizein (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/19/2014 06:23

Nice picture but I dunno. Referencing like this always takes the "ooh" and "aah" away from the piece for me.


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bobochess (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/16/2014 16:28

art


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Arkan85 (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/18/2013 10:21

Great... better than a photo!

 


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/12/2013 14:27

Yeah, that's fair enough.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/12/2013 14:17

I guess it depends on what you're after then. Both arguements are equally justifiable to their own pursuers. =)

I was refering to whether something should be AAed or not as the technicality(since that was the focus), which is subjective to the person based upon the intentions, etc, and what their expectations are.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/12/2013 12:02

"I don't agree with the consistency issue. Being consistent doesn't necessarily make for a better image as there are multiple variables involved which may or may not need to be in perfect balance."

I disagree here, I can not think of a scenario when more consistency would not make for a better image. Consistency does not necessarily mean polish, or not even necessarily developing every bit of your image to equal levels, but that there is a balance between the more and less fleshed out/rendered parts.

"Getting caught up on technicalities could be detrimental to a person's growth in my opinion. If you want to be consistent with your techniques, that's your choice, but you don't need to enforce it upon others. I'm not saying you are doing that, I'm just saying it because you appear interested in those things."

How do you define technicality? Would things like anatomy, colour theory and so on be technicalities or just stuff like AA, dither and so on? Because if it is the former I would say that those are important to artistic growth.

"Nor do you have to follow/agree with what I say either, I just feel like you want me to explain myself or something."

That I don't have to agree with you is a given, tho I don't expect you to explain yourself. I just stated my impression in relation to what Mathias stated about your image.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/12/2013 10:39

I don't agree with the consistency issue. Being consistent doesn't necessarily make for a better image as there are multiple variables involved which may or may not need to be in perfect balance. Getting caught up on technicalities could be detrimental to a person's growth in my opinion. If you want to be consistent with your techniques, that's your choice, but you don't need to enforce it upon others. I'm not saying you are doing that, I'm just saying it because you appear interested in those things. Nor do you have to follow/agree with what I say either, I just feel like you want me to explain myself or something. In any case, it's interesting to think about.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/12/2013 09:23

I did not try to be confrontational, just saying that Mathias has a point about consistency. Sorry if you took offence.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/12/2013 07:18

If that's how you see it, then maybe you shouldn't be so quick to judge things. You could've just asked me to expound upon the subject rather than get confrontational if you're that interested in how to use AA.
I'm sure you realize that would be a kinder way to respond.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/11/2013 22:43

Well, you were responding to his comment about the AA and it did not seem like you took into account what he actually wrote, you just made a blanket statement.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/11/2013 20:31

yes, the vids are boring, thanks for noticing. =P
and, I didn't know that I had to address Mathias point seeing as he wasn't asking any questions, so I'm sorry that I'm not satisfying your expectations, ptoing. Try being a bit more considerate next time if you would like others to be considerate as well.
Thanks for looking, though.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/11/2013 19:38

It has nothing to do with being lazy. More with whether you will be learning something from watching Alex pixel something in realtime (almosr 4:45 hours), while he is kinda rambling, as opposed to him putting in the effort of speeding it up and recording the commentary to it afterwards which generally is more helpful and he can also reflect on his work while he is watching it back himself. I have paid money for tutorials which are twice as long as this, but they are actually interesting to watch.

I think the picture is interesting and you did a decent job capturing her likeness (though the expression is kinda changed somewhat), but I could not manage watch a lot more than 15 minutes of the first video and then skipping through them a bit. It was just too boring.

On the AA I think Mathias got a point, and you did not really address what he was saying. He was talking about consistency. You got some AA in this picture, some of which is good, some of which is sloppy and some of which does not really work because the colours are too close. So I think that Mathias is right in that pixel tech consistency would be better.

And if you want to be more expressive in terms of having something that is more raw (which in most cases in pixelart looks more sloppy than anything unless the style is very well pulled off), I wonder why you not choose a medium that lends itself more to being loose, such as painting.


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Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 11/11/2013 16:00

Said it on TIGS already, but this is nice work. The process vids are a nice touch too - could have been a good idea to cut them together into a gif for the lazies though :^)


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/10/2013 10:21

AA is akin to taking a smudgestick to a pencil sketch. It's not needed.


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RayAaron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/10/2013 09:05

 


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Alex Pang (Level 6 Made) @ 11/10/2013 02:21

 You chose a dificult portrait to recreate!

Looks very good, I will take some time to study the whhole video and the pixel portrait. 

So keep the good work up, and we all might learn something out of it :)


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 11/10/2013 01:21

 Very competent pixelling. Great job.

 

 
I don't understand the lack of AA in some obvious places. Makes some edges sharper, but I think PA tech consistency might be a better choice. Nonetheless, great result.

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nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/9/2013 23:59

Just fantastic. The hair is so beautiful...


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/9/2013 17:57

Thanks, yea I wanted to show the entire process because most pixel vids people do are sped up and I think something is lost in those. The full length may be boring to watch, but might be useful for those who are learning probably.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/9/2013 17:50

thanks, yea, I didn't use a grid or anything like that. I just eyeballed it. I'm not a fan of grids because it makes me feel like a robot and feels less rewarding.


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Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 11/9/2013 16:30

Wow, that is very well drawn. I really dig those warm/cold counters.

To see how it was done makes the whole thing even cooler.

 


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Lusque (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/9/2013 15:51

 Wonderful!


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MasterSky (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/9/2013 14:53

 beautiful!


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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/9/2013 14:06

 time lapse plss :3


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PotatoLogic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/9/2013 12:48

 Dat illuminati sign 


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Orc_Palid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2013 11:32

amazing!


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Martens_plalex (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/9/2013 11:02

Wonderful!


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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/9/2013 08:58

 How does she do that with her hands :P?

 Seriously though, this is really great!


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Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2013 08:52

 From the WIPs it looks like you drew this without a grid or tracing in which case it is fantastic (even tracing or a grid would have been great but freehand is fantastic!)


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/9/2013 07:08

okay, added the source I used.


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AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/9/2013 07:08

Thanks, no problem.


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DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 11/9/2013 07:05

 Yes, awesome work. I might try some more of these in the future. 


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Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/9/2013 06:36

 Oh wow, nice!


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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 11/9/2013 05:24

Very cool! Thanks for sharing your videos!


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Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/9/2013 00:24

Can you please add a reference to the source image?


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