polish winter - preview

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polish winter - preview



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Title: polish winter - preview
Pixel Artist: jok  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 31167 points)
Posted: 2/16/2014 12:45
Palette: 128 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    22 faves    0 avatars

released at datastorm amiga/c64 party 2014 (sweden)  amiga pixel gfx competiton 

ranked 3

320x180 to maintain hd aspect ratio - (original amiga resolution is  320x256)

this one is party version so is not finished, nor color optimised (used about 120col. should be easly optimised to 64)

only my own ref. used (sketch and photos)

PS, Promotion, and Brillinace

final version will be submited someday (i hope ;)

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reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/21/2014 16:45

Good and realist. I like it.


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vimmel (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/21/2014 03:41

Looks great man, really good pixeling! Wish I knew about that party, looks like fun!


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/18/2014 12:13

thanks Jamon, nice to hear it


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jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/18/2014 01:13

I love light on this one.


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/17/2014 07:46

Manupix:  thanks for feedback, its always welcome :)

I'm not fan of smooth grantient on face - it looks so plastic.

This piece was started as comic style (reduced pallete, strong contrasts, and flat surfaces), but i changed it to more "painting" feel. Anyway it was painted in big hurry to meet deadline.  

I understand your point, but for now i like effect -however after getting some distance will try to finish it (for a500 restrictions - EHB mode) so i probably take your advice under consideration :)


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/17/2014 06:49

Sorry but I find the texture on her face pretty horrendous. It's good on a pixeling pov (and kind of ironically the best pixeling of the piece which is somewhat rough elsewhere), but it reads as severe skin disease on an otherwise realistic piece. Since you're not limiting color count, there's no reason to not use more than 12 on the cheek gradient to smoothen it (though there should be other ways too).


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Baianinho (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/17/2014 05:48

I saw this on deviantart! very good


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/17/2014 01:45

Thanks for claryfication :)

Interesting topic btw.

- i'm aware, but my adventure with "pixel-art" started long ago (a decade before PJ comes to life) - so it gives me different perspective.

For me restrictions are real thing (for example doing gfx for c64 in MUCSU mode [try this ;) ] or doing gfx for gameboy color, or another specific mode for specyfic platform).

Ofcourse i resepct art-for-art self restriction here too - like Arachne works :) http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/32452.htm
 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/17/2014 01:27

I think the color obsession is kind of like any rule of thumb, it's useful when you don't know what you're doing. In this case, a lower color count would probably make it easier for you to modify the background, because it would be easier to adjust the values of big groups of pixels (i.e. each group of color), instead of painting over what you already have. And of course, many PJ members are very fond of restrictions to stimulate creativity. But it wasn't a criticism of your work, I was just pointing it out in case you weren't aware. :)


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/17/2014 00:22

ADrawingMan: thx
CELS:  thanks - my refs was drawings and photos (own), It was no my intention to give background much detail (also its not final version probably :). Colors - just using them ;) I do not share this color optimising obsession (popular here) without reason. AGA mode on amiga gives me 256col and i appreciate this :). However i want to make final version in 64 (amiga 500 EHB mode)


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/16/2014 15:23

Fantastic. I don't know about your reference, but I like how you managed to show such beauty without making this young woman dolled up. I don't know how you used 134 colors, but you clearly have great pixel control. I only wish you showed the same devotion and attention to detail working on the background as you did on the young woman.


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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/16/2014 14:43

Wow, awesome improvement from all your other stuff! The face is really well done, I especially like the bridge of the nose for some reason.


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