Wind Blowing Through Her Hair...

Wind Blowing Through Her Hair...

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Wind Blowing Through Her Hair...

Title: Wind Blowing Through Her Hair...
Pixel Artist: Varock Shade  (Level 7 Underboss :: 7111 points)
Posted: 12/24/2009 13:34
Palette: 36 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    49 faves    0 avatars

This piece is a portrait of a good friend of mine. She motivated me to do a little pixeling again, so I thought: "Why not make a portrait of her?" So here is the result. I decided to change a few small things like the background, the hair locks and such.

To compare the portrait with her real face, here is the main Photo Reference I used. I also have a WIP Image covering all the progress/backup images I saved.

PS: I want to thank the people on the forum who gave me advice on how/what to improve on this piece.


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Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/11/2016 09:41

In. Frackin. Cradible.

bem (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/6/2011 12:53

Excellent :)

ThomasJH (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/22/2011 19:23

WOW! thats one beautiful peice of pixel art! loving it! bring on some more beauty!

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/15/2011 16:11

Totally love it!

rikfuzz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/30/2009 11:11

Wow that WIP animation really is quite something.  Final piece is fantastic, if a bit over-dithered for my usual tastes. I really love the hair casting a shadow over her face in the photo-reference, seems a shame not to put it in the artwork.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/29/2009 11:59

Well, she has quite red-like hair in real life... A Beautiful Chestnut colour

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/29/2009 02:47

Wow,awesome! but it looks like she have red hair :P

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/29/2009 01:22

Maybe I should check my screen setup then... I hope it's not set up awkward, because it would mean all my palettes look rubish except on my screen

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/28/2009 22:53

same thing here. stupid new reflective screen laptops. skin looks better too forget the wood comment.

neoSyrrah (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/28/2009 15:31

 I think (and this is just a guess here) that you're supposed to tilt your monitor back a bit before you look at it. I'm looking at it on a laptop, and when you tilt it back it looks really nice. I'm not really sure if that was the intention, but yeah, when you look at it dead on, the black looks bad.

Nice job anyway!

IsoWayne (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/27/2009 21:08

5/5 amazing piece but the black hole in her hair bugs me. 

JJoploo (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/27/2009 17:26

Beautifully created. Bravo!

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2009 15:41

 Quite expertly done!

mickeydonald (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/27/2009 11:31

I love it.

blendaz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2009 10:00


Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/27/2009 03:49

Nice work :)


Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/25/2009 00:59

Thanks for the great response so far!  Dex and Dawnbringer: I looked at it just now and changed it (it indeed looked a bit odd), albeit very subtle. You can more clearly see the difference in the WIP image (I changed it in that as well)

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/24/2009 22:15

lookin' really awesome there, man. followed this on the forums, nice outcome. i am not toof ond of the teeth nor the pseudo-dither but otherwise this is really nice and i'm absolutely sure your friend will LOVE it. the hair is outstanding. good work! ;)

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 12/24/2009 21:54

Nice dude, you really got photo-2-pixel down to an art. Love the choice of background color. The teeth are a little too well defined tough.

Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/24/2009 21:53

Wow, this is gorgeous! The cheek crease looks a bit weird, I agree, but on the whole, this remarkable! I love the hair especially.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/24/2009 21:48

You worked so very hard that you deserve a lot of praise for the effort, kudos!

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 12/24/2009 20:07

The nasal bone crease looks a little weird. :/

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/24/2009 17:45

A superb job done on the hair!

CaKsTeR (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/24/2009 16:16

The hair is amazingly done. Congratulations!

(Not that I'm saying the rest of the piece isn't good, it's phenomenal)

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/24/2009 15:59

really good apart from maybe a few little things. maybe she looks a bit made of wood not sure. maybe more reflected light or red would help. also from nose to chin shouldn't it be a line that slopes inwards? eye is tiny.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/24/2009 15:27

The way the hair flows is fantastic! Great job.

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/24/2009 15:17

Wow, this is really amazing. I agree with Angel, which means it must have been very hard working like this. You are great at dithering!

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/24/2009 14:17

Absoloutly gorgeous!

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/24/2009 14:10

I REALLY like the piece when I look at it from a distance. Up close, the dithering is just too heavy. However, when it all blends together, the piece is fantastic.

I love it! Very nice realism. My only suggestion is to change the background colors; they blend too much with the skin. D:

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