Big head

Big head

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Big head

Title: Big head
Pixel Artist: meririm  (Level 1 Rookie :: 415 points)
Posted: 4/28/2009 12:58
Palette: 30 colors
Statistics:  28 comments    23 faves    0 avatars

Made for a challenge.

Edit: Thanks a lot for the comments :)


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vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/22/2012 17:33

 I love the colors, and the texture of the hair, very well done I can see this going in the hall of fame!

metaldev (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/12/2011 10:11

 what can i say - i love this!

bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/6/2011 21:14

Whoa, well done.

vlad61 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/27/2010 18:49

 some amazing pixel art


Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/16/2009 06:46

Wonderful! Even at this size you were able to put in the effort to use every single pixel to the max! Which works great on the hair, the little details and the simple but great working dithering on the skin!

Pixelated (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/5/2009 04:25

 Very detailed! It almost looks like a picture!


I gotta say, great!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/4/2009 10:03

Very nice! My only crit is that the tattoos doesn't really look as if they are following the contours of her face.

Her hair is fantastic!

Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 5/2/2009 12:46

Wow, the dithering on this piece is beyond amazing. Very smooth. Awesome job.

Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/30/2009 20:35

i forgot to mention that i find this absolutely fantastic, much better that anything i could do :)

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 4/30/2009 10:52

Well done, I really like this! I think the dithering works really well. Looking at it, I'd expect a higher color count. Nicely done!

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/29/2009 14:04

" Stunning" is reductive... Totally wonderful, damn good shaded, i really love your dithering!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/29/2009 09:12

the braids are completely stunning!

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 4/29/2009 07:57

{ Here's an idea to how to make this a bit less flat, imo. (a quick edit in photoshop, but now it's npa)

   Anyway, I love this piece.

Sasajun (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/29/2009 06:04

Thsi is very beautiful! Its hard to imagine there is only 30 colors when i feel like there is hundreds of them! This is very well done, the shading is so soft and the details ae quite lovely. Espeically the yellow string in the hair

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/29/2009 01:44

why does this remind me of my own inspiration piece that i uber-dithered XD


nice but agreeing with frosty there, dithering is a good technique though but it depends on the surface that you pixel
it is very smooth though except on the clothing

nice work!

oCo (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/29/2009 00:17

Although the shading is maybe a bit too clean, this is an oustanding piece of work!

meririm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/28/2009 23:54

Yes, Jaeden's challenge. Have fun making your own head. And thanks for your comment, Shannon, you made my day (especially with your mention of the ear) :)

As far as the tattoos are concerned... I hesitated a lot, especially since I didn't manage to find high res references of tattoos on black skin, and still have no idea of how the black ink reflects light. As for the white facial paint, I wish there was such a thing as half pixels, so I could have integrated it better.

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 4/28/2009 23:40

Ooh! Looking good! That hair must have taken ages!

meririm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/28/2009 23:38

Thanks, Frost. I'll look into different techniques to try to improve what I make.

meririm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/28/2009 23:32

Thank you vert much, Death-Auron. You're absolutely right about the hair - there's too much of it and the roots just don't look right - and I'll have to work on that the next time I attempt braids (that, or turn it into a wig of some kind).

KwIjL (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/28/2009 23:08

A w e s o m e work on the hair!

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/28/2009 19:35

...Jaeden's challenge right? I'm still planning what I'm going to do- I have too many ideas,lol. Anyways though, this is an absolutely fantastic piece! My favorite piece of PA in a while actually. The hair is gorgeous and I love the gold accents everywhere, especially in the hair and earrings. I think the only thing that could really use a bit of touching up are the tattoos- while the shape is is attractive they look pretty flat and like they're not actually part of her skin due to the colors you used. Besides that, though, this is great. I like the ear a lot. I definitely see this somewhere on the monthly top PA page :D

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 4/28/2009 17:47

simply outstanding...

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/28/2009 16:51

I think this is fantastic! 

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/28/2009 15:47

Pretty smooth, but I'm sorry to say that I'm not a fan of the dithering style. It's too mechanic.

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 4/28/2009 15:17

speachless + fav'd


Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/28/2009 14:17

i love the texture on her hair, and those lovely colors you used! the only thing that bugs me is that the hair looks kind of "added", like a hat or something... it doesnt look like its coming from her. other than that, i love the piece.

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/28/2009 14:16

oh my god that's beautiful i love the colors here

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