La Source

La Source

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La Source

Title: La Source
Pixel Artist: daniel  (Level 2 Kukyu :: 824 points)
Posted: 6/20/2007 08:17
Palette: 2 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    8 faves    0 avatars

My entry for the one-bit competition. I enjoyed doing this. It brought back happy memories of using MacPaint on the Mac Classic.

It's a virsion of "La Source" by Ingres, the 19th century French painter.

Here's a picture of the original painting.

And here's a pencil copy I drew some time ago, which I also used as reference.

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JosephSeraph (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/10/2010 23:50

 Her face is slightly shorter (?) Or something, in comparison to the original, making her look more... Brusque. Except foer that, I love it! <3

daniel (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/21/2007 04:10

@Presley - Yeah, the left (her right) breast looks a little flat, now I look at it again. Bear in mind, though, that:

a) with her arms above her head her breasts are going to be lifted and stretched upward, diminishing the shadows underneath.

b) she conforms to a 19th Century French ideal, so her breasts are going to look pretty small by contemporary standards.

Not that I'm trying to make excuses - I think you're probably right. If you look at Adam's edit (below), he's put a fair bit more shading in and she looks generally more 3D.

I may do an edit, but as I've already entered this piece into the competition, there's not much point. I might do a colour version at some point.

Presley (Level 1 Seaman) @ 6/21/2007 02:04
I think you need some pure black beneath the breasts to help depict the depth and separation.

Very good.

daniel (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/20/2007 09:12

Adam - yup, your edit is an improvement. I think. I'm 90% sure your edit is an improvement. Thanks for doing it, anyway - it's always informative to have more accomplished artists point out areas for improvement.

 I was wary of letting the dithering spread too much across the body as I wanted to keep the skin smooth and unblemished-looking. But now I see your edit, I think I needn't have worried.

Adam (Level 9 Major General) @ 6/20/2007 09:08

Great work!

Might be personal preference, but a bit more dithering would add some volume to the piece. Here's a quick edit: - I'm not sure if it is better or not, you might even go further.

Also her left foot looks a little awkward, and the color-choice is a bit boring.

But as I said a great piece overall.

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