Amazing. Except when I zoom too much, looks like he has severe hypertropia, but the rest is perfect.
While I see what you're saying in that the old one had a sort of ''comic book charm'' I am much more pleased with this one overall I think it has tons more volume and the likeness is much, much better. And I would never go back to what I myself consider an inferior version. I do however take to heart what critique you have and will continue to work on this.
For me the old one was a run of the mill pixeled face ( very similar to my samurai piece ) it was very flat in places and while 'stylish' failed at many levels. The new edit however has helped me understand so many things and I will be a better artist for it.
I sincerely prefer the old version. I honestly find it more precisely pixelled. I agree that Christoballs' edit is gorgeous, just like yours were, but I consider his version a "style shift" (since yours looked more like a cartoon and Christoballs' was more to a realistic drawing). This newer version isn't as accurate as the other ones - he looks like he's cockeyed, and the shading in some parts (like his right eyelid, his left cheek and some others) is a little "inconsistent". I mean, I think that the final composition somehow lost the harmony and charm the old one had.
Please, don't take this as a negative comment. I didn't comment on your older piece because I didn't have anything relevant to say, but I really loved it. And that's why I say: Keep that one!
great re-work :) I'd pull in his left cheekbone/left side of his face a bit more like in Christoballs' edit but it's looking very good as-is.
Wow! Fantastic edit Chris! :O It's almost scary how good you've gotten at pixel portraits! All your observations seems accurate (esspecially the nosejob you gave him was an eye-opener!), I'll play around with it some more over the week! Thanks a bunch for the edit & input! Damn that edit is clever, solves so many things i struggled with.
I like this because it reminds me of your Samurai piece, but it doesn't look like Clint! I haven't watched The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, but I've looked around and tried to to get a better likeness:
-the nose could do with more volume
-the ear seems quite close to the face, which squashes the face; it also seems a little low
-the neck seems short
I hope it helps :)
aw. I much preferred the blue sky. gave a hint that he was out there in one of those nice wild west landscapes with a clear blue sky. The portrait looks great either way.
Fantastic. I think I would prefer it with a browner background though.
His signature 'frown' has been captured very nicely. The colours fit the subject as well.