Birds - Researches

Birds - Researches

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Birds - Researches

Title: Birds - Researches
Pixel Artist: Ellian  (Level 8 Partner :: 12131 points)
Posted: 6/19/2012 05:52
Statistics:  17 comments    17 faves    0 avatars

Some researches that I did for an upcoming project.

Learning how to draw humanised birds is really fun!


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juanillovale (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/28/2013 09:47

Very funny

Mikebissle (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/4/2012 14:27

Well done!

Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 6/25/2012 03:53

Thanks alot.
I read alot regularly about drawing / painting / pixel art techniques, so this is welcome. Learning is fun!

I just need to practice more, I guess. :)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/22/2012 06:18

 Color choices is always a difficult and subjective thing. I think this color change on those 3 pixels looks better but I don't think it's what you envisioned either because you chose a darker shade that fails to 'read' as yellow but soften the pixel itself. Notice that the white pixels on the blue chicken also have the same effect of showing' the pixels. In pixelart pixels that stand out like that is not usually desired so often you need a shade that defines the area while hiding the pixel itself. There is always a color in the palette that serves this purpose and it's not always the obvious ramp that holds the shade. This is where neutralizes come in and the reason all pixelart palettes really should have neutralizers in them. The obvious neutralizer is grey but any shade can serve as a neutralizer and the best palettes feed of them.

The forum resource section has some info on neutralizes. Cure's pixel thread contains this and the Adarias Artisti feature does too.


Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 6/22/2012 04:28

Updated the image accordingly. Was that what you had in mind?

I don't mind nitpicking, as long as it aims toward enhancement and learning. Also, thanks for the kind comment! It definitively makes me want to improve! :)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/21/2012 11:03

My bad...I should have said that using a tone from the wood ramp could keep the yellow area defined but soften the 3 pixels.

*I love your pixels and expect so much from you, and was really just nitpiking.

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/20/2012 07:16

Very fun serie, you managed to catch a diferent expression for each for them. 

J'aime particulièrement celui à la tasse et le canard au muguet!

Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 6/20/2012 03:53

Well, these yellow pixel kinda bugged me too, to be honest. I wanted to stay close to the references I used, but somehow it didn't please me... Guess I should remove them. Too bad I'm lazy!

Anyway; Thanks everyone! All those comments about my color choices are really making me proud. I spent alot of time working on my palette. :)

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/19/2012 17:07

 I love your style. Your colors too, so amazing :)

fydo (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/19/2012 15:35

 Most excellent!

gohan22-22 (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/19/2012 13:34

 My favorite is tha one like: Feel like a sir

gnodab2 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/19/2012 12:51

 The brown one is my favorite. I like the colors!

GameBoy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/19/2012 12:49

Simple & awesome.

Benjiro (Level 8 Shodan) @ 6/19/2012 12:42

nice colours, so atractive

Lehmure (Level 3 Chupacabra) @ 6/19/2012 09:06

 Lol, really cool and creative.(Oh wait, Pixel Joint is the creative land.\o/)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/19/2012 09:00

I don't know i like those 3 yellow pixels on the beak of the black bird :/

aeveis (Level 5 Harbor Seal) @ 6/19/2012 08:01

 ah, I like the variety of these birds!

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