See How Scary I Look When I Do This

See How Scary I Look When I Do This

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See How Scary I Look When I Do This

Title: See How Scary I Look When I Do This
Pixel Artist: iLKke  (Level 9 Nidan :: 31625 points)
Posted: 4/6/2007 20:51
Palette: 31 colors
Statistics:  48 comments    92 faves    0 avatars

My entry for the 'Bille Jean' challenge.
Isn't it funny how people seem ominous when lit from below?
Note the the amazing diagonal signature! :D

As usual the bright backgorund eats away at the image, that's why i added a bit of a border.

Weekly Challenge: Billie Jean IlluminationWeekly Challenge: Billie Jean Illumination


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 11:20

So creepy

YamBoy (Level 3 Dryad) @ 5/19/2022 19:22


YuriRog (Level 2 CGA) @ 3/7/2020 21:26

irmao, tu é bom 

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/15/2017 23:32

Looks awesome!

mariasaana (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/14/2016 05:16

This is sooooo creepy and so beaytiful! 

JuPa98 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/30/2016 19:36

marlenblaze (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/18/2015 00:44

Alright dammit. This is creepy

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/6/2014 21:09

@sambull: Hmmm well same as anything else I guess. I can search for workstages if you like.

I THINK I started the face with several grays, then made the base palette a bit later on. In the end I added more colours that I needed for the body.

Also of course one half of the face is flipped to the other side (yes I am lazy like that) :D

sambull90 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/5/2014 07:19

serial how did you make it

sambull90 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/5/2014 07:18

how did you make it

Salahkun (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/24/2013 08:54

 w r s waldo xD

Gabylouro (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/5/2011 16:39


WhiteMono (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/10/2010 09:13

 I lolled after i saw the full version. :D

Arun Dhir (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/5/2009 23:03
I love how the preview doesn't show the guy's face. That's just ingenious.

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/2/2008 05:03
Very, very, very good idea and execution!

Tirza (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/22/2008 07:16
Haha, humorous.

funcravers (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/24/2008 19:42
Such great color! :o

Kaz21 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/18/2007 19:05

Haha, thats funny and awesome style. Faved.

Ree (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/7/2007 15:21
lol  sweet

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/16/2007 05:32
Man, that piece is awesome=)

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/13/2007 15:33
I want this on my wall.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/12/2007 16:55
@exocet: How true. It would also have probably been unfinished :D

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 4/12/2007 12:06
I love it! The style is very original and the colours are just perfect! It would have been even better with a non-mirrored face though ;)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/11/2007 00:39
Not necessarily. Like, I really WANTED to fix the arm on one of my other pieces, but I just never got around to it :D

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/10/2007 13:01

yeah i suppose, when ive made something and someone points something out to me i just never want to go back to it lol

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/10/2007 02:48
hahahaha do jaja! i looovvvve the face and espetialy little diagonal logo hahahaha

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/10/2007 02:33
@jedzed: Yeah I know that part doesn't make any sense but I really enjoyed playing with diagonal texture so that's why I left it that way. Almost the whole area should be black to make it look more realistic, but since this is done purely for fun, I'll just leave it be.

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/10/2007 01:53
although the face does look a bit too split down the middle if you know what i mean and i think you should join the pink areas next to where its split together, and on the nose  above the illuminated bit should be all blacki then start fading into the green skin tone and an actual nose like trunk bit if you see what i mean

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/10/2007 01:48
lol awesome i like the eye area

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/10/2007 00:05
The art and the idea in the art are genious. Well done!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/9/2007 02:41
Thanks ppl!
I wasn't very talkative the day I upped this, but now I think a 'verbal WIP' will address some issues that you guys have mentioned...

Okay, first of all I started with an ordinary face, only with a split tongue sticking out. Later i ditched the tongue, cause it complicated the lighting a lot. Also at one point I wasn't satisfied with the face cause it had no character at all so i 'misplaced' the eyes and widened the skull to get the dramatic composition I wanted. I wanted the head to be so massive that it feels like it's crowding the viewer's field of vision, hence the 2d-ish space saturating shading. The face itself was almost finished rather quickly using 8 grays, which then I changed into the colors you see now. Next of course i did the sweater, using abundant dithering to get the wooly effect. Also I avoided adding many new colours, instead mixing what I already had, forcing myself into yet more dithering. In the end I had spare colors so I colored the teeth. I also had colored the eyes at one point but they lost that lunatic flame and so I reverted them. The final stages were adding the badge, cause the chest seemed bland otherwise, and wasting another color or two to smooth out the odd bit. Badge also worked great as a highlight, cause I always love bits that are very close to the lightsource.
I know some parts of the image don't make much sense, especially above the nose, but I just felt like getting carried away :D

apanserdig (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/9/2007 01:32


khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/8/2007 16:58
This if f-ing wonderful! Definitely one of the best entries I've seen. You have my vote f or sure! What a wonderful job on the textures!

Yar (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/7/2007 21:22
That's a great dithering style.The pin really is a nice touch.

rockybolan (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/7/2007 19:08

Very nice work, as always.

Dragen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/7/2007 15:42
You do look scary when you do that, very scary. Nice pixel art.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/7/2007 15:29
When linked with the title, it's hilarious. 

umcelinho (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/7/2007 13:58
sweeeet pixelling!

gorgothon destroyer (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/7/2007 12:04
I give up. you win dangit!

Llama (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/7/2007 09:31

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/7/2007 06:11
jeez, that's a great entry, in one week too.

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/7/2007 03:28
awesomely awesome. love the warm tones.

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/7/2007 02:28
Wow  amazing... we had the same idea but yours is definitely much better... I really love the lighting on the sweater..and on the body mainly..  The contrast of treatment between the body and the head works pretty well and the face is really in focus... strangely tho it looks pretty flat..

5/5 of course, my favorite of the challenge so far and probably until the end..

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/7/2007 00:50
This is awesome! My favorite entry so far. ( and yes, the diagonal sig is quite craptacular!)

Prepare yourself, filthy human! You've just been fav'ed...

AwesomePossum (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/6/2007 23:03
This is probably one of my favourite one of your pieces yet. Great colour choices. I love the heart pin on his shirt!

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/6/2007 21:27
Haha! That's great!
The text and preview really add to the whole feel of the piece. It was a bit of a shock to see how creepy he was. 

The colors of his face are quite nice and the fact that you maintained a boyish feel to the rather demonic face is pretty astonishing.

6/6 fav'd

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/6/2007 21:06
wow, very nice. great highlighting, and the colors are cool too. definitely gonna be a contender in this challenge

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