Some researches that I did for an upcoming project.
Learning how to draw humanised birds is really fun!
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. :)
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.
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! :)
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.
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!
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. :)
I love your style. Your colors too, so amazing :)
My favorite is tha one like: Feel like a sir
The brown one is my favorite. I like the colors!
Simple & awesome.
nice colours, so atractive
Lol, really cool and creative.(Oh wait, Pixel Joint is the creative land.\o/)
I don't know i like those 3 yellow pixels on the beak of the black bird :/
ah, I like the variety of these birds!