The Gentleman From Providence

The Gentleman From Providence

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The Gentleman From Providence

Title: The Gentleman From Providence
Pixel Artist: Hatch  (Level 3 Hatchikyu :: 5971 points)
Posted: 2/12/2010 20:48
Statistics:  26 comments    33 faves    0 avatars

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Sampay (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/18/2013 10:42

 dat right shoulder >:(

Des (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 8/20/2011 17:09

Great AA!

Kite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/26/2010 23:26

 wow! nice AA!

Berserk (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/25/2010 13:44

 I love this so much I faved it right away. I agree with what everyone's said about the colors and negative space too--but I think his left shoulder (house right) is conspicuously lacking AA.

Bankrobber (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/6/2010 13:27

 I love this! Fave it!

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/19/2010 12:55

 This is Lovecraft, isn't it? Very nice AA.

I'd pick different colors though... the ones in the preview look better.

ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 2/19/2010 08:43

 That wins very hard.

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 2/18/2010 14:20

Yup! This is not remotely the right medium for this style. I was just having fun.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/18/2010 13:24

I have mixed feelings about this one. I did a lot of black-and-white drawings with india ink and a brush, so I can really appreciate the outline, obtained by the conscious decisions of where to draw the line between all-light and all-black, the respective volumes etc. But I feel you just wasted a lot of time by doing it directly at pixel size, fitting PJ's standards... IMO, on computer, such monochrome art should be done at high-resolution (just big enough to be able to work the details you want), and then when you're done, to put the picture on display, use bilinear interpolation to automatically get a smaller image. Yes, this would be outside PJ's scope for pixel art... I just see very few advantage to manual antialiasing in this piece : OK some lines gain crispness, but in many places the AA is less-than-perfect and it looks like a smear. I just mean digital monochrome painting is fun too, and I have a feeling this piece would be even better if you had made it NPA.

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/18/2010 09:51


grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/14/2010 20:20

 Much better than my portrait of him :)

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/14/2010 18:59

I love this

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/13/2010 10:03

Gotta love Lovecraft!

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/13/2010 09:01

Epic AA


Loooooooooong face :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/13/2010 07:07

Great job!

I'd love to see this with some reddish saturated AA à la Panda. Might make him really alive!

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/13/2010 01:52

Fantastic one... It reminds me of a two colours spray painting portrait of H.P. Lovecraft I've done a couple of year ago...

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/13/2010 01:43

His face is tall, so a relatively tall canvas probably helps, heh. I already a know a wide canvas would destroy that affect ( and probably make his head look less tall).

Nice AA hatch, would be interested in seeing the purple-blue version too, though.

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/13/2010 01:23

why did you make his long face even longer? ^^

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 2/13/2010 01:01

works, nice looking and smooth.

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 2/12/2010 22:56

 Lurvely. I prefer the purple though :P

NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/12/2010 22:47

 I love H.P. Lovecraft. Nice work.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 2/12/2010 22:05


rustEdge (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 2/12/2010 21:59

Yeah. I think the extension of the background to such a height helps reinforce his expression. Having that cold green color on the face against the warmer browns and yellows gives me a sense of uneasiness, like you're expecting something bad to happen the moment you look away from the portrait.

Excellent work Hatch!

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/12/2010 21:54

 Cool.. would make a good vector artwork too.  It looks alot like a bitmap with a thresh-hold filter applied to it and then traced in Flash.

JediDude (Level 4 Murderer) @ 2/12/2010 21:49

 That AA is beautiful!

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/12/2010 21:26

For some reason, the prolonged yellow negative space really helps this peice out. Could be the combo of green face and yellow background helping each other. But there's something else. Can't quite put my finger on why, though...

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