Diamond Grid Face

Diamond Grid Face

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Diamond Grid Face

Title: Diamond Grid Face
Pixel Artist: Calv  (Level 7 Assassin :: 9214 points)
Posted: 10/31/2011 15:15
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    36 faves    0 avatars

Portrait of myself.  Inspired again by Chuck Close, probably my favourite artist.  I used a strict diamond grid, selected about 32 colours at first, but soon realised that I wouldn't need that many, I decided to stick with the colours I had used up to that point, which happened to be 17 and some where very closely matched, but I stuck with them as Im not confident at choosing colours, I prefer when they are chosen for me.  I probably could have edited it more and more, but I just wanted to get something on the site as I haven't done anything for a while.


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orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 4/20/2012 15:43

This is very inspiring. Fantastic work!

noisebat (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/10/2011 10:31


bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/5/2011 17:03

Great job!

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 11/5/2011 05:12

Recognised Chuck's style, you did a good job!

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/4/2011 22:48

 Oh wow. Looks great, you've got to much time on your hands though O_o

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/4/2011 06:48

 OMG! Amazing job!

Sanfrouah (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/3/2011 11:28

Am I on LSD?

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 11/1/2011 19:28

opss, i no good reading

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/1/2011 15:12

Great, as well as your other pieces of art! :)

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 11/1/2011 13:34

Excellent job! :)

Showtime: He says it's a portrait of himself in the discription, so yea I'd assume it is. =P

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 11/1/2011 10:45

This is amazing.  Self-portrait?

Des (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/1/2011 09:12

Epic, dude![2]

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/1/2011 09:12

mindblowingly good.  I don't think I'll ever be able to do something like this in my life xD

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/1/2011 07:58

Thanks, this piece was inspired by Chuck Close, and he did that in a lot if his art.


However I did start by actually making different patterns within each diamond, then I decided to keep them as Diamonds within Diamonds.

Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 11/1/2011 07:19

 It's super awesome.

It may just be my opinion, but it annoys me that you didn't kept using only "true" diamond forms. There are several spots where you "linked" 2... how well, maybe it's just me. 
It doesn't change the fact that it's super cool, anyway :P

Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/1/2011 07:12

this is so cool!

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/1/2011 04:55

Epic, dude!

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/1/2011 04:21

Thanks for comments everyone,
It took me about 3 weeks on and off, but i'd say around 10 hours total.  You get into the groove of drawing the diamonds then you zoom out and realize some colours are too bold and you have to zoom back in and change bits over and over, I could have kept doing that forever.

kevink (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/1/2011 04:05

Pretty cool man, how much time did it take? 

epoxy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/31/2011 23:52

Excellent! I'm just as impressed that this "works" as I am by that effect in any of Chuck Close's paintings.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/31/2011 23:29

f yeah. Love this kind of stuff, you should do another with squares, but using concentric shades like this one. (Your) right eyebrow is a little light I think.

iMoose (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/31/2011 22:13

 Unbelievable. I'm extremely impressed, this is fantastic. Awesome work.

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/31/2011 21:36


mdog95 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/31/2011 21:27


Brevr (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/31/2011 15:47

 Super cool idea :)

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