Mei Misaki - September 2015

Mei Misaki - September 2015

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Mei Misaki - September 2015

Title: Mei Misaki - September 2015
Pixel Artist: Lakelezz  (Level 2 Quiet One :: 3569 points)
Posted: 9/9/2015 10:43
Palette: 7 colors
Statistics:  58 comments    55 faves    0 avatars

This is Mei Misaki from the manga and anime "Another".

Canvas:    64 x 64
Colours:    7
Time:        30th August ~ 9th September

Traditional Background:
This is my latest version of my traditional avatar series of Mei Misaki.
2014 was the first version being created after becoming a member of PixelJoint.


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Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 12/31/2018 13:51


Shadowfox (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/3/2016 10:33

Loved this anime 

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/26/2015 00:02

I'd say the shading is one of the big improvements 

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 09:17

||||, thanks for sharing your impression : ) Anything you like in particular?

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/16/2015 08:52

I was used seeing the old one - this one being better, I preferred the other one's position ;) - the head turn-ish one :)

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:50

This is really lovely of you but I am not sure if you are right, hehe. Thanks though! Your kind words always make me happy : )

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:49

Hehe, thanks for your comprehensive feedback, king_bobston!

I really appreciate that you analysed this progress-sheet. There are a lot of changes, including colours and technique of course. Though I am not so sure if I am really improving but appreciate to read your post.
It makes me really happy to see people liking my pieces, even though I do not like them as much.
Not sure about the AA in it, too. In my point of view it could be way better and this is rather really bad.

In the end I think we talked a lot about this via chatting already - only thing I can do is repeating myself and thank you a lot for taking your time and writing your ideas and impressions down.

About the ideas for improvements - well I planned one last edit for this... but that will probably take some more time. However this edit will only fix some stuff with the AA on the hair.

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:41

Shackhal, hello! Great to hear you saw this on Pixelation. I should use that site more often : )
Also happy to read that this piece did improve!

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:39

KKidon, my AA is not that great : o!! Thanks a lot for your appreciation, though!
Just practice and you will easily surpass me (if not already).

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:34

Hello feiss! Thanks for briefly telling me why you like this! I appreciate your time and will try to emphasize on what you mentioned!

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:33

Fusionnist, haha great to hear you like the progress-sheet : ) Nostalgic of my old avatar? That would be cool XD Dem vibes : P

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:29

saiko-raito, cool to hear you think I improved! Any certain reasons giving you this opinion?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:28

Thanks for explaining, Finlal! I am going to look into that the next time I will work on this : )

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:25

Can you explain why you prefer it, CatPawns?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:25

Thanks, DatMuffinMan! I gave my best : )

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:24

Thanks for explaining, J-Em! Good to read I did improve from your point of perspective : )

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:23

I am happy you like it, dpixel! Working with high contrasts was always a huge fun for me! Additionally it is cool to see that using Pixelation helps spreading my progress-history among everyone who is interested.

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/16/2015 07:21

Thanks, hostile : )

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 9/19/2015 14:56

Finally got time and motivation to comment!

Your improvement in your recent pieces is astounding and motivating! In this series of pieces it shows best, from Dec 2013 to Jan 2014 you got more aware of shading and volume but it still lacked proper rendering to make it look interesting (and looked still very dA-ish, with that white outline and lack of contrast in the skin), which you got right at Nov 2014. While I can understand that some prefer the Nov 2014 version (certainly not me ), the most recent one shows great improvement on technique from the former! It has a really pleasant color palette (great contrast, both in hue as in value) that shows that you've learned quite a lot about it, and AA that makes me drool

I agree with rhlstudios that you deserve every bit of praise you got and should feel proud.

My favorite parts are the eye, which is a real attention graber and conveys emotion, the colors and the AA on the hair strands.

My only nitpicks are the shading of the neck (just a few pixels difference), that I think the nose should be 1px moved to our right and the string of the eye-patch. Could have worked better imo if it's either a tad bit darker overall or if it get's darker a few pixels later. The eye-patch itself may could have used a bit more detail but really just a very tiny bit.

I'm glad that you improved so much! I think you more than earned it, seeing your dedication (I feel like such a horrible slacker in comparison ). It pains me through, that this isn't as obvious to you as it is to others.

I'm looking forward to see what you will bring in the future!

Shackhal (Level 5 Detective) @ 9/15/2015 21:31

That's a really a great improvement from the other ones. And it have some improvements from the one I saw in Pixelation.

Good :D

KKnidon (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/15/2015 14:26

I wish I could AA like that. Amazing.

feiss (Level 5 Detective) @ 9/11/2015 06:38

Phenomenal job! Very precise, fantastic aa

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/10/2015 10:53

Wow! Much improvement! You can see a whole difference thanks to your ref images of past years! Done great! (Will I get nostalgic of your old avatar?)

saiko-raito (Level 5 Sniper) @ 9/10/2015 05:44

looks nice!! definitely an improvement!

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/10/2015 01:34

They haven't been for awhile, you might be able to bring back the trend.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 9/10/2015 01:26

He thinks he would have to erase his gallery after taking your advices.
(are erasing jokes still popular?)

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/10/2015 00:32

pssttt... I told Lake about the string before uploading, he didn't listen. I also added shade to the right side of the face but alas i'm not good enough for Lake to have taken my advice :b

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 9/9/2015 23:49

Colors and eye, I'd say. Also, great AA, and hair turned out pretty good.
My only nitpicks are - string under the eye doesn't really look like string, more like a scar. Maybe changing a line direction and making it a bit darker would help.
Also, right side of the face probably should be in shadow, since light source is on the left.

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 9/9/2015 22:53

Lovely portrait!

CatPawns (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/9/2015 19:54

i like more nov 2014 its so cool

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 9/9/2015 18:08

big congrats on the improvement 

J-Em (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/9/2015 17:02

The color, anti-aliasing and structure are fantastic compared to your previous versions!

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 9/9/2015 15:59

I knew this was good when I saw it on pixelation.  The palette is really nice and the high contrast accentuates it.

hostile (Level 5 Sniper) @ 9/9/2015 15:36

Great pixel placement !

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/9/2015 15:06

Hahaha you should feel super proud of this. 100% gorgeous. You deserve every last drop of praise you're getting and more <3

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:50

Hi Finlal! Cool that you would call this progress :) Anything you think ended up being really good in this piece?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:49

Hello SnowOwl! Thanks for your feedback. It is completly fine to say whatever you think about this piece (unless it gets insulting of course) and I am happy that you have been honest. Honest feedback is worth a lot!

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:48

Hej Mirre! Amazing to hear that you love the piece and it's palette :) Also happy to hear that you think I improved!

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:45

Thanks J-Em! What do you think is the best about this piece :)?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:43

Heyho atpalicis! As for anyone commenting below my pieces: Thanks for taking your time comment :)! I am also happy for you enjoying it. Though is there anything you like in particular? :o

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:42

Howdy CritiqueMyWork! Wow, I never ever thought that my art would ever inspire someone. Just amazing to read this :') Anything you think ended up being really good in this piece?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:40

Hi Kyle_ap_Evan :)! Great to read that you love it! Anything in particular you like about it?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:39

Hello gkmero! Great to hear such lovely words! Anything you like the piece a lot?

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:39

Oh, you really think that, ADrawingMan? Happy to hear that my effort did not seem to be for nothing!

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:38

Thanks for commenting, MasterNinjaFighter! Glad to hear that you think there has been an improvement! :)

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/9/2015 14:37

Hey rhlstudios! I am glad you like it that much! No, I am rather quite astonished about this intense positive feedback - it really shocks me. Escpecially because I do not think it is as good as you put it :O
However thanks a lot for your lovely words and feedback! Glad that you seem to enjoy it :)

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 9/9/2015 14:18

That's what I call progress.

SnowOwl (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/9/2015 13:42

I probably shouldn't say this, but I actually like the Nov 2014 one the best...

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 9/9/2015 13:34

Love this one! You chose such a pretty palette and this portrait really shows how much you have improved lately.

J-Em (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/9/2015 13:19

Great improvement!

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