A four color self-portrait pixeled from picture reference, life, and my head.
I've been "almost done" with this for about a week and it has driven me crazy.
Small pixel edits done with the help of helm and cure!
This is still one of my all-time pixelart favourites.
Now that is very nice and stylish.
Beautiful in every sense of the word!
Awesome use of dithering. I could never really get the hang of using it for different shades, but this is an excellent reference.
Fantastic... It reminds me of an old weekly challenge, but I can't recall which one... :\
Love it a lot
WOW! I think this is my favorite portrait on pixel joint. Beautifly rendered especially the hair and eyes. There is some banding going on on the left side of the hair but its not really a big deal.
Really nice work here, love the value changes especially in the hair. I fee like the angular green dithery shadow on the bottom right of the nose is a different shading style to the rest, it's quite angular.
Great 4 colors stuff, but I find the arbitrary/random scanline-dithers to be intrusive here, esp. in the face.
"I think that the rules you're supposedly breaking are partially what gives it so much character."
Nobody's talking about any rules. Sometimes when percieved issues are brought to the artist's attention, the artist also percieves them as issues.
Wow, I really love how effective the dithering is. :>
this is really amazing, great use of colors, and the form is all perfect
It reminds me the atmosphere from the comic Ghost World. I definitely love this portrait!
Awesome! Really well done, especially for four colors. :-)
I think that the rules you're supposedly breaking are partially what gives it so much character.
Thank you, Helm! I think I understand what you mean about the clusters around the line-art and the banding areas. I'll make some changes.
Thanks again to everyone who faved, commented, or critiqued me!
http://locustleaves.com/selfportraitfinal.gif some minor edits. Avoid single pixels that are stranded from their clusters, pay attention to where clusters touch each other and interact.
4 colors, ACE!....
This is amazing, I love how painterly of a look you've achieved with only 4 colours. The way you've done the hair is just spectacular, and I like that the background is there, as subtle as it is. Very nice. : )
Awesome work, nice interpritaion with a very small amount of colors!
Duuude. Beautiful. I love this piece. Reminds me a lot of Helm's challenge portrait from a while ago!
Not sure how close to you this looks, but either way, beautiful piece.
Wow, beautiful Sooba! Both the pixel and you ;)
Can't stop staring at this. That hair, those eyes, wow.
Some of the dithering / texturing looks a bit random / harsh though. The right side of the face, esp that patch just below the lower right lip (cure's pixel might well hide there!).
Generally, patches of checkerboard dithering are perceived as flat sharp planes, might be ok in a bg or fabric but not so much on skin. Rows / patches of single pixels can be even harsher (jawline; lower right corner).
Anyway, I'm very aware of the time issue when you start nitpicking at that level ;)
I'd love to fix them if you're willing to point them out! I'm not sure what you mean by the clashing. I noticed I might of had some banding going on.
I spent 2 days on the parts of the of the hair, soo....
Wow, so lifelike! :D
And you got awesome looks to boot!
Well done. Be very careful where patterned clusters touch the line art, you've got some sharp clashes and some banding. If what I'm saying isn't making sense, ask and I will elaborate.
This is excellent. I particularly like the lighting in the hair.
quite good for four colours! i like the impression of direction you've given to parts of the shading. the t-shirt's neck is the weakest part for me.
It's all very nice, but I've no idea how you managed to get the hair that good. I'm pretty certain it's magic.
Thank you for all the faves and the nice comments. :)
Cure, I think I know what you're talking about. Let me send you 10 edits just to be sure.
That's a beauty pixel and you know it, Cure!
Amazed by the use of only 4 colors! Awesome! Fav ofcorse!
There's one pixel off. I won't tell you which.
Very niiiice :D