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Title: Tallahassee
Pixel Artist: andylittle  (Level 9 T-rex :: 29848 points)
Posted: 4/1/2014 04:41
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  53 comments    29 faves    0 avatars

Good character that worthy to portrait :)

Used REF from here:


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Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/8/2014 14:16

Number 5. of the rules when submitting asks to post reference if used heavily (Which it is). Believe me, you're not the only one - We try our best to avoid it though. Thanks! Also, this is a great piece by the way.

dogmeat (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/8/2014 12:24

Great portrait, not sure why people are accusing of tracing but whatever, really really love the lighting on the face itself, really brings the image out

Lapada (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/7/2014 22:43

The hells wrong with you people , its fine.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/7/2014 13:27

@Delicious - not the problem to show refs in future. Although many peoples don't show their refs and I don't see anything wrong with that. Ok, let it be a good tone, understand.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/7/2014 13:16

Mortal pixel Combat  

Generally it's not an art school. This is the gallery where are each artist have own style. What's done is done. I don't deny use of Ref, but as I said, the work was long to do this image! And I don't have a WIP (for the deaf), cause i not saved intermediate versions. And finally, I don't must to show my wip's. This is an option and not necessarily.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/7/2014 12:56

For future reference, please post the reference image to avoid conflicts such as this. It's hard to be lenient to a certain degree and allow some pieces to get away with tracing, not that I am accusing you. Regardless, you did adjust the piece heavily from the reference with the hat and background.

Cure said what I would of, so there's not much else to go from here.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/7/2014 10:29

Personally I don't even think it matters if it is (partly) a color reduction. It's obvious that the artist did a lot of pixelling post-reduction, if a reduction did occur. If not, then it's possibly he traced parts of the image. I don't think that really matters either. I think the result that we see here is pretty far removed from the reference, and the artist has made intentional distortions of the figure, intentional management of the color palette, and thought to attire and background. The only argument I can see is "it's not fair that he gets to create images using [x] method and I'm not.", which is a valid argument but shouldn't detract from this piece.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/7/2014 07:25

@ Yurrii - =) New member with 2x comments ;) great! and one is on this image =)

So i'm bad beacuse somebody is breaking the rules ;) funny

1 - There was no reference image.  
2.- There was no WIP image.

I'm still strongly on opinion that this is color reduction. Best of all is that i have an image of hat that is used on image ;)

I wish you and your friend all the best on PJ.

And note to the moderatos.. Thik why some artists are stoped to post pictures on PJ.

Yurii (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/6/2014 05:40

It's really funny how persistant jamon and the other are at trying to make you look bad.

Keep up the great work.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/4/2014 18:33

posting a "portrait" of a well known person. Might be problematic that it's a ripoff because it looks like one of the thousand photos of that person? lol

what's the purpose of portraits if they actually don't resemble the actual person? A portrait is basically nothing different than a hand-eye coordinated real life or photo trace unless we are going into caricature.

But a portrait also is so much more, it's painting technique, it's the ambience, the lighting, the feeling, the characterization.

A good portrait an a snapshot in the web differ in so many ways. Otherwise everyone handling a camera would be a great artist or a great photographer.

The tracing debate is also senseless. Today it's possible to trace everything if we want to really quick. Before the computer artists used a camera obscura (and a lot of "master paintings" were done this way) or they just measured out everything or used a grid or a "grid machine".

The only real problem I see is if there is actually a huge difference in skill if one measures out stuff and "traces" it basically and the feeling for proportions of that person aren't on the same level. Means a good artist actually anyways sees if some techniques align unproportionally in terms of skill level.

tracing is not a crime, although it also don't helps a lot with improving in the long haul.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/4/2014 13:17

@jamon - Your link is very strange. It's my own pixels on photo ref.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/4/2014 13:09

@cure - It's close to real. But I was drawing on a new layer each pixel, and changed proportions and that was a hard work. In any case, I spent 15 hours on this result .. 

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/4/2014 12:54

scroll down i posted link... there are pixels that are on same positions on both images ;)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/4/2014 10:58

It's possible that he stretched and rotated the reference and then did fairly extensive pixelling on top of that, but I haven't seen any evidence.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/4/2014 00:49

@cure.... here is color reduction problem.... not reference ;)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/3/2014 12:23

I don't see how this is a trace, or what the big deal is. Nothing wrong in using a photo reference and I don't think Andy was being intentionally misleading.

Dig the portrait btw, just look out for banding.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/2/2014 12:27

I'm surprised YOU don't know the difference between fan art and tracing.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 12:26

Ok, i provided a link. Now all can breathe more deeply ))
@Gengar - I`m not a true fan of him, but i like his charisma. I have fun to work on it - it was enough to get pleasure from the process and raise skills :)

Gengar (Level 4 Peony) @ 4/2/2014 12:09

Great pixel work. As others have said, if you're a fan of Harrelson you should check out True Detective. Also, while I believe it is courteous to provide a link to reference images used, I'm suprised a level 9 artist like DE doesn't know the difference between plagarism and fan art.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 4/2/2014 11:55

From the rules of submitting to the PJ Gallery:
 If the image is a trace or relies heavily on specific photographic material, then provide a link to this material.

When I saw this piece, with no reference provided, I imagined it was a straight up trace. You've done a great job with this, andylittle. I hope you'll follow the PJ Gallery guidelines and include a link in the description. In my mind, comparing this piece to the original only makes your work more impressive, because you've certainly added your personal artistic touch - more so than people would expect.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 10:04

Good luck :)

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/2/2014 08:48

Do you honestly believe plagiarism only applies to commercial work? You're mistaken, my friend.

That said, I've reported this pixel piece as plagiarism.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 08:43

What a rip-off, what a plagiarism?! I do not sell this images here. Just  relax and watch the pixels, because it brings pleasure. Pictures are fun! )

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/2/2014 08:29

Do you even understand what we're getting at here? You can work off a photo all you want, but you should always put a link to that photo in the description. Otherwise you claim the piece is wholly yours, which is not the case. And claiming authorship for somebody else's work (in this case, a photo) is plagiarism.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 08:15

@-DE- - I do not deny, but you dig in the wrong place..
Well, if it's so important to you - spend time on it, I do not mind

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 08:07

WIP is records by steps. Too late in this piece - I have no intermediate records.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/2/2014 08:06

If you claim you didn't work off that photo and instead recreated the man's face from memory, all I can say is - brace for a plagiarism warning.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/2/2014 07:20

OK... send WIP and all is ok ;)

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 06:19

I haven't seen portraits with a link to a foto. It was not a WiP.

Instead to get fun, you guys looking for cheating 

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 4/2/2014 06:14

this is creepy and disturbing

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/2/2014 05:51

Whenever you trace a photo, it is good form to link it in the description. Otherwise casual viewers will believe you did it from scratch and give you kudos for something you haven't done.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/2/2014 05:12

@andylittle - i just ask you is this your reference... ;) My oppinion will keep for my self ;)

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/2/2014 04:15

@jamon - is it crime now? :) I still have it every pixel hands did - so the filter will not do result like this. If you wanted to compare real photo with my image, it should look like this, and not something that you put finalized:

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/2/2014 02:13

And this is probably your reference file?



elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/2/2014 00:27

Haha wow, this is kind of eerie. So... a perfectly captured Woody Harrelson.

ErekT (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/1/2014 15:28

Haha very nice :)

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 4/1/2014 14:19

Cool portrait, great movie...but a lot of banding on the left brim and some where the hat meets the skin.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 4/1/2014 11:04

This piece is far greater than the movie was.  Real nice work here.

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/1/2014 10:43

Wow, great texture work.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/1/2014 08:44

Thank you guys :)
@4red & Gecimen - ok, i will look it. Thanks for the tip! )

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/1/2014 08:17

Last weekend I've watched true detective s1 in a day so this is so good to see :)

onilink_ (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/1/2014 07:35


Iscalio (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/1/2014 07:13

really great face. would play Woody Harrelson in a post-apocalyptic  game.

PIXELNACHO (Level 5 Trash) @ 4/1/2014 07:12

OMG! that's a GREAT picture jajajajajaja, fricking love it! 

CrimsonPixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/1/2014 06:16

Mr. Harrelson! Top class pixelling, 10/10 for me.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/1/2014 06:11


moondrome (Level 7 Merfolk) @ 4/1/2014 05:59

holy -infected- cow!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/1/2014 05:44

So good at 1X I don't even want to zoom in and inspect closely.

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 4/1/2014 05:07

This is amazing! very nice color palette and awesome use of it. Lots of character in the face and background! 10/10 + faved

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 4/1/2014 04:52

Hahaha! Woody! 

Awesome! (thought the movie sort of sucked though :(). Zombie-wise, zillions of better movies, me thinks. 

4red (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/1/2014 04:51

Great movie. Also check "true detective" he was great there too.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/1/2014 04:46

@4red - yeah :)

4red (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/1/2014 04:44

Zombie land? :D

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