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Title: The Helm
Pixel Artist: skamocore  (Level 11 Dolphin :: 64009 points)
Posted: 12/20/2007 03:45
Frames: 2
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Clean Your Hard Drive challenge - April Fools Gallery Study: Helm

I decided to try and create a portrait of Helm using his Spartan style/technique

"Full Red, Green, Blue and Void allowed. Nothing else."


EDITED 24/12/07: original

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surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/23/2007 16:51
Dither and render works well but the likeness is a ways off.
Overall the face looks very smooth which lends it a feminine quality.  Need to up the creasing of the jowls cheeks and chin.
The chin is too rounded, again suggesting femininity, observe the changing angles in the ref it isn't a continuous curve.
The curve of the part and the curve of the chin look like they are flipped horizontally from the rest of the image but matching the ref. When I'm working of a ref but want the result flipped, I flip the ref. Makes life easier.
Nose looks a tad narrow and brow should be heavier.
The eyebrows moving with the blink doesn't look right. When I blink my eyebrows hardly more at all so I'd tone it down a lot or not move them at all.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/23/2007 16:29

You us primarily one dither technique in this while Helm used many different types.

That hairline down her head shouldn't be so visible.

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/23/2007 12:11

Here are some tips.

1. move the hair on the right side closer to the eye, it looks like its a wig thats slowly sliding off of his head :p

2. Looks very feminine. I would suggest adding ... um whats it called. You know when you dont shave enough the skin turns abit darker. Well helm has alot of that.

3. helms cheeks have alot more definition than in your picture.

4. maybe have alittle more color variation on the hair. and ad that tiny line of skin that shows through the hair right in the middle.

You captured the style of the spartan picture quite well. I would like to try that style sometime to.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 12/20/2007 04:34
:P well it's supposed to be Helm...he has long hair
I'm probably not really going to have much time to change things around at the moment...I might revamp it a bit in the future though

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/20/2007 04:22

Well the hair is sort of too far above the head. Look at some reference photos of random women to see what I mean.

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