DB32 - Marilyn

DB32 - Marilyn

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DB32 - Marilyn

Title: DB32 - Marilyn
Pixel Artist: DawnBringer  (Level 10 Maniac :: 29882 points)
Posted: 5/7/2013 10:04
Palette: 28 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

Edit: Trimmed the right side of the neck.

Putting the new DB32 - 32 color palette, to a first real test...

Reference image - a fair amount of initial tracing to get the key features in place, so frown all you want - the priority was to explore the palette, hehe. There could be some flaws, but I'm tired and pixel-blind after spending more time on this one than I care to admit.

Uses 28 colors, all but the green ones.  But so far it looks like the palette is pretty decent.



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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/11/2013 12:27


johanvinet (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/10/2013 02:33

 Wow! The background is a bit annoying but who care, the portrait is so gorgeous!!

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 5/9/2013 15:21

Aw thank you DB... That is a great image and palette.  I hope to try the palette sometime.

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/9/2013 10:27

 Wonderful work. Wonderful!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/9/2013 03:34

Another amazing palette and really good use of it! Hot damn :D

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/8/2013 20:50

@||||: Think you're right...trimmed of a pixel on the neck's right. Thanx.

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 5/8/2013 19:07

That's great.. I don't usually draw or pixel from real life images so I may be wrong here:

The neck struck me as way too thick when I first looked upon this. I see that in the ref it's the same but maybe when translating from photos to art it's good to make slight adjustments. Because the mind accepts proportions in photos even when it looks off, due to the fact that you know it's a real thing. But when translated to art the eye becomes more keen on such oddities.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/8/2013 14:13

Really like the way you used the palette on this piece.

vampiducki (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/7/2013 21:11

Love it! But darn, now I have a new palette to wrap my head around... challenge ACCEPTED!

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/7/2013 20:01

Nice, keen to see more pieces using it.

Cream (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/7/2013 18:54

 Damn you Dawn...You dont know how much i love Monroe.

AtskaHeart (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/7/2013 17:05


JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/7/2013 15:08

 Another quality set. I'm actually curious if you could go the other direction though. Maybe an 8 color set or something. Probably a lot more work, but I think that would be a pallete that truely goes down in at least PJ history.

As much as I really like this 32 pallete, the 16 one is still my favorite. Probably because of the purist mentality I've been trained to have here, where less is more!

That being said, this is still an amazing pallete (and great piece of pixel art) ... Any chances of us seeing a smaller DB pallete added to the series? I wish I had the talent to put together my own color sets. Nice work again.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 Peon) @ 5/7/2013 11:47

I think the planes of the face are a bit too oversimplified and likeness is somewhat off.
Very nicely done, though.

Cream (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/7/2013 11:43


dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/7/2013 10:51

This is BOSS, Dawn!!!

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/7/2013 10:50

More beautiful work come with this beautiful palette. Congratulations!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/7/2013 10:45

Very good coloring except I do find the dithering on the next stands out a bit too much. The palette is fantastic.

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/7/2013 10:43

Good use of the palette. You use it so well, it's as if you made it.

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