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Title: Just an Avatar.
Pixel Artist: Badassbill  (Level 11 Psychopath :: 20692 points)
Posted: 1/23/2012 01:22
Statistics:  21 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

The more I polished it the less natural it looked, so I'm leaving it as is. 

Lost the original size reference image. Only have this smaller one.

http://i.imgur.com/uBctR.jpg

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Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/30/2012 21:01

There are too many indicators pointing towards this being a heavily retouched resize/colour reduction for me to be convinced of it being anything else. I don't think there's anything wrong with that per se, as by the end of it every pixel seems to have been intentionally placed or left alone; what I will say is that by using this method you've inherrited a fairly dull and poorly optimised palette that could use serious revision.


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/28/2012 14:49

 i don't see any sense in that

(and i like your others work a lot)


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jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/26/2012 02:34

reduction + small retouche =(


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/24/2012 02:32

I think it's great, I find the whites of the eyes a little too bright though, they look too sharp where the rest looks smooth. 


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Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/23/2012 21:03

 I love it 


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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/23/2012 19:35

I don't understand the color choices, and by extension the piece itself.  If you're going to make an avatar like this, you might as well make it visually appealing or atleast less jpg-y


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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 1/23/2012 17:29

It's obviously not a colour reduction. Does anyone seriously think I'd do such things over a tiny piece like this? I just wanted a portrait avatar on PJ.


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jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/23/2012 15:16

Great work. I feel like the features, mouth in particular, are kinda low-contrast, especially in comparison to the eyes. Could be trying to cram too many details into a 32x32 pixel canvas. If you did grab the colours from the reference you should tweak 'em imo (tweak them even if you didn't :p ), you look kinda ghoulish.

I can't believe these accusation of reduction

Oh hey everyone look how identical these are

Just an Avatar. http://i.imgur.com/GEhd1.gif

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surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2012 14:56

I really don't see how anyone who knows pixels could think this was a reduction.

I dig it, but I do think there are a few unnecessary colours in there. For example theres a grey-blue used in just one cluster under his right ear.


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Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 1/23/2012 11:02

it looks and feels like a jpg or resize and i dont like it :/


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cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/23/2012 09:17

Well this isn't a color reduction, but the pixel clusters could probably be optimized to look more intentional and 'lock' better. Sometimes when one overworks a piece they will AA into good clusters and make them a bit muddy.


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_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/23/2012 09:09

 Why are there such inconsitencies in changes in shade then? For instance why are there brown pixels on the highlight of the hair on the left, but not on the right? Why is there a random purple pixel on the left cheek that only appears in three other pixels?


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Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/23/2012 08:06

Colors were probably at least pulled from the photo, but I really don't think it was just resized and reduced. In most of it, I'd say you can see a lot of the methodical pixel placement (such as the eyes, mouth, hair). I think the only real thing that gives off any idea of a color reduction are the hues being used.


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Lóng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/23/2012 06:51

 It's one of these occasion where I'm glad to have laymans' eyes/knowledge 


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_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/23/2012 05:14

 I find it incredibly hard to believe that he sampled those hues from the noise in the original image and used them to create tones and AA in such a random manor. It does LOOK exactly like a downsample with slight changes, and i'm by no means a "layman".

On the other hand it seems strange that such a well established member of the community would bother with something like that.

Either way i don't think it's that great, no offence. 


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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/23/2012 05:02

 It is and that's something Badassbill could keep in mind. If it looks like a color reduction to the layman, then how is it different from a color reduction, even if it isn't a color reduction?


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Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/23/2012 04:53

Thanks for clarify that Helm. But it's hard to say, isn't it?


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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/23/2012 04:40

 Because it's not a color reduction, Sergiotron.


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Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/23/2012 04:22

It seems a retouched (just a little in the eyes) color reduction to me. Why did it pass the public queue?


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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 1/23/2012 03:08

 Cutted?


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Flonkon (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/23/2012 02:57

 Looks like cutted and resized ... ?


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