Never thought I'd See the Day

Never thought I'd See the Day

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Never thought I'd See the Day

Title: Never thought I'd See the Day
Pixel Artist: OhNoItsMonroe  (Level 2 Dealer :: 523 points)
Posted: 9/22/2020 12:11
Statistics:  10 comments    45 faves    0 avatars

Fanart from the Brian David Gilbert's series "Dances Moving", I watched it a few days ago and it was way more emotional then it had any right to be, and I felt like the only way to really get closure on it would be to illustrate this last little scene!

Essentially just a photo study from one shot in it, but I avoided using the color picker and I was really just focused on trying to capture the correct porportions of the original shot, which this has been one of my most successful attempts at. I also had a small epiphany about anti-aliasing half way through where before I would kinda use light touches of AA where I thought it looked cool, but here I realized that AA is really all about softening edges and hiding the pixel grid, which I've read in tutorials before and seems pretty obvious, but here is where I really internalized that and it all clicked!

I haven't studied a ton of anatomy, and you can definitely see that, especially on the right leg, and definitely the perspective on the right shoe gave me some trouble too, and this also exposed how much I need to work on clothing folds, especially on the shirt where I had to redo it like three times, but its all great knowledge to learn what I need to work on in the future!

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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/19/2021 08:53

I'm a huge BDG fan and I somehow missed the fact that you mentioned him in the description. So I saw his video a few days ago and I was like "Ooohhh, I've seen that shot in pixel art!"

When I first saw this piece I really marvelled at its quality and how it seemed so inspired. I wondered why anyone would choose to pixel this. Was it from a painting? A photograph? Really cool that you decided to pick that specific shot to turn into pixel art. And I find "way more emotional then it had any right to be" to be a great description of BDG's work. :D

Jin9310 (Level 3 Rocky Planet) @ 9/29/2020 11:07

simply brilliant!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 9/26/2020 03:18

This is brilliant. The whole thing is really solid but I want to particularly note the subtle reflection on the ground which really sells the piece for me.

Kurz (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/23/2020 23:39

Oh, this is wow.

niedzielski (Level 2 CGA) @ 9/23/2020 16:00

Nice piece. Just wanted to leave a comment to say that I appreciated your notes as well.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/23/2020 01:55

Nice one!

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/22/2020 22:32

Damn, this is really, really nice. Well done.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 9/22/2020 18:00

Nice photo study! 

thalassophobic (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 9/22/2020 17:30

The understanding of forms, light and color is sending me to another dimension. This is absolutely gorgeous.

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/22/2020 15:46

Great depth!

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