Sarah Brightman portrait

Sarah Brightman portrait

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Sarah Brightman portrait

Title: Sarah Brightman portrait
Pixel Artist: AndyOaks  (Level 1 Rookie :: 1526 points)
Posted: 8/23/2006 08:00
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  118 comments    358 faves    0 avatars

Not a great deal of creativity in this piece (this will be my next project)
but I`m pleased with how it has come out all the same. I tried to give it
a bit more of a hand-painted feel though as apposed to making a straight

All drawn using just a single pixel brush in 16 colours in Pro-Motion.

Here's a link to the WIP animated GIF;

And here's a picture of my reference (although I didn't draw from this
actual .jpg. I drew it from the inlay of the album);

Top Pixel Art - August 2006 (#4)Top Pixel Art - August 2006 (#4)


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/3/2022 12:25


Radiolarius (Level 6 GBC) @ 10/8/2020 02:24

I'm watching at the wip gif over and over again and i just can't believe what i see. Awesome work!

Vasily_Kukushkin (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/13/2019 06:21

Photorealistic quality

JackHoll (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/9/2018 11:21

Recalled some kind of witch...

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/16/2018 16:48

incredible dithering and AA. looks like a photo

Brown-pota (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/2/2017 09:13


upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/4/2017 09:49


Psiweapon (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 4/2/2016 22:59

god damn it

djsimmy365 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/22/2016 08:08

Wow, this is beautiful.

Rainpowtato (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/4/2015 03:40

Very smooth. And fucking amazing, too

sakhart (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/17/2015 07:11

from the preview i first thought that an fotograph had infaltrated in pixeljoint

thoughtmachine (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/23/2015 04:18

Seriously, that does not look likle pixrel art!

ghostfingers (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/20/2015 06:35

Wow... I wasn't even sure this was pixel art from the preview. I never thought you could make pixels look painted.

inep (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/29/2014 14:52


volter9 (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/26/2014 20:44

So realistic!!! Is that 16 colors?! Wow! 

ayuuznurinda (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/16/2014 21:15

She has sexy lips

jjustra (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/22/2014 23:33

Wow ..  this is one of the best things I have seen so far.

Love that little heart in her left eye x)

lebutler (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/29/2014 18:14

This is amazing.  Loved the link you shared to show the step by step of how this image was drawn.  You are ULTRA talented!

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/17/2014 08:14


BlazingBlyde (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/23/2013 16:13

Amazing what one can achieve with 16 colors. This is masterful!

Gamamoto (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/21/2012 11:31

Stunning work really realistic !

cirras (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/15/2012 23:15

 Fantastic. The dithering makes everything so smooth. Doesn't even look pixeled.

Yielmo (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/26/2012 04:35

 Holy moley....

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/27/2012 16:23

 I think this is amazing! Great work making it so smooth and realistic with only 16 colours <3

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/13/2012 00:36

 It all depends on what your style is. Some people enjoy that of photorealism, such as I. Others may PA strictly for style, or a stylized approach, as do I as well. I enjoy this piece because I enjoy realism. I also enjoy some of the more stylized pieces, such as that of Jinn and his pieces.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/24/2012 07:43

What's the point of pixeling photorealistical from a photo? Using a reference for another aim is ok I think, but this is just a copy. No doubt that the artist has very good skills and this is masterfully done for sure, but I will never understand why people adore something like this.

Brutown (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/20/2012 14:03

 16 Collors ? Realissstttiicccc !! 

PixelGremlin (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/7/2011 12:11

I would have said you used indexed colour on PS, but this is better. The fact it's done by hand makes it even more remarkable. Absolutely stunning, one of the best pieces I've ever seen.

Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 8/1/2011 08:08

 so realistc.

xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/13/2011 12:43

This is the best pixel art in the world.

Life Dairy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/12/2011 19:22

excuse my french but HOLY SHIT


Smilecythe (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/7/2011 23:22

16 COLOURS WHAT!? Good god!

Dero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/27/2011 22:05

Absolutely Stunning

amberfyre (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/4/2011 23:31

this is beautiful.  I love how it came out.  good job!

Demon11777 (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/30/2011 11:25

 You ever see a piece that is ridiculously awesome that placed 3rd or 4th for the month and you can't possibly imagine how great the things were that beat it? This is one of those moments :] Great job

RaulOliveira22 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2011 10:07

very, very, very good!

Sol Seraph (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/11/2011 09:30

It's art like this that makes me want to learn how to draw in pixels. The sheer realism is amazing, and it's even more impressive knowing it's all done in tiny dots!

It rocks. Keep up the good work!

sqito (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/5/2010 08:43

Awesome !!!

mriorgute (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/13/2010 17:03

 please, only post pixel ar-- what? fucking amazing! 

MMM103 (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/4/2010 16:25

That has to be a photo.

That HAS to be a photo!


TKNy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/2/2010 10:19

amazing job! I really thought it was more colors :)

Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/2/2010 10:19

 I am speechless, I love this

tetra (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/31/2010 19:19

amazing that is the word to describe this

Werety (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/27/2010 07:59

Are u a wizard?

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/13/2010 11:09

nice portrait 

adscomics (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/7/2010 18:09

 i have a feeling that that's NOT an actual pixel art. but i could be wrong

Mykole (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/16/2010 12:09

That is like photo.

Incredibly  ;)

Mjsime (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/29/2009 10:36

zoom in if you dont believe it!



Boonzeet (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/23/2009 23:33

 Incredibly photorealistic. Well done!

slym (Level 8 Ruby) @ 12/17/2009 15:13

The WIP animation says otherwise.  

JJoploo (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/18/2009 18:55

 Shut up, there's no why this is a pixel art. You must have reduced the colors on a picture of something. O.O

Moskau (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/21/2009 08:36

This is one of the most amazing artworks I have ever seen.

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/19/2009 14:35

Flawless! That's all I have to say.

Vectomon (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/2/2009 08:16

At first i was like

"WTF  where are the admins this is clearly NOT pixel art."

but then i zoomed in and my respect for you went  <9000.

kvetacek (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/30/2009 23:01

How much time did it take you to do this?

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/21/2009 16:36

I'm  am almost crying, seriously, this is gorgeous.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 5/20/2009 17:20

Woah, that looked like a photograph at first! D: 5/5, for sure!

verfum (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/6/2009 15:36

Another comment has been made (jedzed) about anti-aliassed work looking 'photoshopped', which made me think...
When I started 'pixelling' in the late '80s, systems such as the Amiga and their rich pallette became a boon for artists, allowing 'antialiasing' to give the effect of straighter edges, and other effects. We used it constantly; and for this early period many of us didn't look back, less try to emulate the 'raw' limits of older 8-bit systems' graphics restrictions.
It's interesting as time has moved on we see more-and-more pixelled styles revert to the non-antialiased (aliased?) styles that artists had no choice but to use, but now use in anger - Metal Slug being the obvious example.
Do we think anti-aliassed work today, a technique that could once only be produced meticulously and skillfully by hand, has a lesser credibility now that such a technique (cheat?) is the bread-and-butter of modern art tools - even tools that are meant purely for pixel art?
Just a thought :P

timmy999999999 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/5/2009 11:50


this is amazing!


keep goïng

are u pixeling before u come here?

Kurozaki (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/20/2009 08:54 you sir are blind its not photo shoped

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/5/2009 08:39
just looks like a photoshopped picture to me, i could do it easy without the fuss of hand pixelling it, if you did really do that. since i think itd be easy to make a backwards wip from that lol

Oren_shtiv (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/13/2008 05:12
wow,this one looks so reall!

matthewcosta (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/3/2008 06:37
looks realistic

photo_lolly (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/22/2008 16:18
How much did it take you to do that???

Anemone (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2008 12:49
Amaizing! Her face looks very beautiful, just like in the real picture in her album

kickapoo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/13/2008 22:19

holy sh*t,holy sh*t!!! added to fav's! god damn it! this is a supernatural pixel!!!! keep going!!!!

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 6/23/2008 10:46
That's astounding. I didn't believe it was pixel art until I zoomed in. Wow.

Expand (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/26/2008 11:25
Holy crap, I thought it was a photograph.  Amazing job.

Majoris (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/8/2008 19:19
So smooth, this is amazing, you win 100%

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 3/19/2008 09:56
I honestly don't understand why this is not the number one piece on Pixel Joint. You have easily fooled the eye into believing this is a black and white photo of a beautiful woman. I even had some buddies of mine look at this, they were all fooled. Th detail in the hair is jaw dropping, you really have major talent....I hope it's being used some where else as well, (where more people can see).

And you know, the funny thing is...You actually made her prettier than she really is! Fav 7/7.

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