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Pixel Artist: 7even  (Level 9 T-rex :: 14561 points)
Posted: 1/6/2008 15:45
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    20 faves    0 avatars

For the weekly challenge "Pixel Textiles".

Originally, I was going to make only the hobo, thus the much more detailed folds on him. But since I felt that there was a big fold missing on him, I made his 'house'. Kind of rushed on his 'house', but I think that big folds and less details give more contrast between him and the background.

... And I never imagined myself pixeling a hobo ._.

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Net (Level 1 Private) @ 3/29/2008 20:24

There should have been a box. D:<


funcravers (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/31/2008 14:11
very very nice!

I may just have to fave this one.

wiseman (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/13/2008 09:45
Hobo is one of my favorite words!  AND I think the picture rocks!  Especially his toothy grin.

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/11/2008 18:59

The level of interest you are talking about depends on one's point of view, one's opinion. If there are no facts/trues that leads it to an uninteresting piece, like lack of shading technique or creativity, then it's where the subjective level begins to appear.

And I, as an artist, can't and don't need to worry so much about someone else's taste.

You've said it. "I can suggest what I think would make it look better."
That's it. What YOU think.


Bob_Jones (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/11/2008 13:52
Is the fact that its washed out and flat a matter of style? Yes.  Does that make it look interesting to the viewer? No.
I cant give you crits on style but I can suggest what I think would make it look better.

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/10/2008 17:25

Nope. Saturating it will just help change the feeling I want to pass, and that's not good. More contrast wouldn't do any bad, but I think the way it is one can clearly identify the shades and see the volume on it. Then, contrast or not, it would be just a matter of style ;)

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/10/2008 17:21

Yes, the background is sure something I need to improve. It was like, the last day to submit it, and I've just made the hobo... Then I thought of seomthing really simple and yeah, you know the rest.

But thanks for the crits, really useful ^^

Bob_Jones (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/10/2008 14:53
needs much more contrast. Some saturation wouldnt hurt either.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/10/2008 10:22
Great character and expression...  I particularly like the pants

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/8/2008 21:03
Heh, I almost missed this one, Seven.

Looks pretty cool, but I think more detail overall could have made it better. Despite the colors of his clothes, he looks pretty clean still. :P I'd like to see some stains on him. The folds are nice though.

Equilibrix's suggestion of trash for the background is perfect. He's already got a bottle of booze in his hand, having some more bottles or cans around his house would look cool. You could throw in those classic looking trash cans, some fish bones, banana peels, and some newspaper for a "rug." Some unidentifyable liquids and stains on the walls and floor might not hurt either, heh. It's a pretty plain background right now though.

You mentioned that the house was rushed, and it does look like it. I'd say you already know where it could look better. But, you could make it look more interesting by putting a hole in there, and maybe some poorly stitched up holes. Really, it looks too clean, but the folds are pretty nice.

Overall, this is pretty good. The background is the only thing that REALLY should be improved on. The character works very well. :)

Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 1/7/2008 05:00
Intresting picture. I like those clothes on the guy. BG is kinda boring.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/6/2008 22:08
Love the character design and pose, but I feel the there still needs to be more contrast. Everything feels washed out and grey, but not yet in a good and mucky way!

FridayFrancis (Level 1 Seaman) @ 1/6/2008 17:55
I know dynamic poses aren't the point of the contest, but that's a really neat pose. The folds are wonderful too, but I really love the pose for some reason.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/6/2008 17:16
No one ever does imagine themselves pixeling hobos... no one. And yet it happens.

soda (Level 10 President) @ 1/6/2008 16:36
Fa sho gettin' my vote.  This is original and awesome.  Fav. 

Equilibrix (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/6/2008 15:59
Wow, this is awesome! The hobo is great and the folds on his clothes and on the tent are very nicely done! It would be cool if there was some garbage on the ground around the tent, now it's a little bit empty :-)

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