Let's Pixel: 1/2th body mugshot [FULL]

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Let's Pixel: 1/2th body mugshot [FULL]

Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:15 am

Ever wondered about traditional pixel techniques? Too scared to post on Pixeljoint? Just want to enhance your dolling skills?

Fear not, friends, I have braved the dark depths of the Joint and brought back a wonderful treasure: knowledge! However, I am only giving this knowledge to the Chosen Four who seek to earn it.

What you will be doing in this workshop:

You will be pixelling a 1/2th body portrait/mugshot, like those seen in many JRPGs. Stylistic choices are your own, however the work itself will be BASELESS, and you will be limited to 24 colors across the whole pixel.

As I've said before, there are 4 spots, and this workshop might take a while due to the nature of baseless pixelling. If you're interested, don't hesitate to sign up! All I need from you for a signup is a 'wire frame' of the pose you want to try. (Like, circles or squares connected by lines, or however you plot your drawings.) I suggest looking up a similar pose on Posemaniacs and reffing from that, as I'm not an anatomy expert. ^^

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1. Ashlyn
2. vivisect
3. BunBun
4. Pinstripe

Just post and I'll accept you. :D
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:23 am

I suck. x.x

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:24 am

You're accepted. If you'd like I can help work with you on your wireframe. :3
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:25 am

That'd be fantastic. DX
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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:46 am

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I take it this is what you were going for? I went ahead and filled in the shapes.

Shoulders and hips are important! So is your spine. XD
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:48 am

Holy crap. O.O
That's exactly it!
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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:54 am

Alright, I could use more people, but if you're ready to get started, I am too. I doubt many people will be interested anyways, but it's fun to follow along!

Will update with my wireframe in a bit.
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:58 am

I'm good to go. :0

Like this? Sort of. x.x

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:02 am

Shoulders are uneven and she looks like she could topple over.

Remember, your wireframe isn't just a stick figure: think of it as a blueprint.
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:02 am

Ok. *goes to fix*

EDIT:
This better? ._.

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:16 am

Yes! Move her butt down a bit and you're finished with this step :D

Mine:

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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:20 am

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:27 am

Alright, next step is clean your lines and outline clothing, etc.

I don't want you to fully clean your lines - not the ones for clothing at least. Mostly the ones that are going to stay skin, as those ones are easy to shade.

I'll put up an example in a bit.

EDIT: oh, hair too! :D
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:38 am

Might take awhile, have to switch computers!

EDIT:
Holy crap, I'm so sorry. x.x My beetch cousin wouldn't let me on the damn computer. D;<

She....She looked a lot better close up. v.v

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:06 am

Finished mine, hopefully this'll give you more of an idea of what I mean:

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He's an arachnocentaur, thus the blob behind him xD
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Postby vivisect » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:42 am

can i still have in?
:3

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:07 pm

Yes, of course! Your wireframe looks fine, feel free to catch up to the step we're on and I'll critique when you get there. :)

EDIT: Ashlyn: Where her arms and body meet could use a bit of work, check my sketch for a reference.

Each color shouldn't have a singular ramp, rather, the colors should be joined together, like this example from Syosa:

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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:01 pm

EDIT:

Like this?

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Most pixelartists I know revise their work a TON... some even make animations from the different stages of their works in progress!

How's yours coming, vivi?
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Postby vivisect » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:12 pm

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this is a piratey/raver/emo/christmas elf person
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i don't know myself XD

let's just say i wanted practise with dreads, graphic tees, human bones, eyepatches and peppermint candy

edit: to tell the truth i don't use palletes, but that's a really neat way of organizing the colours :3
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:21 pm

The bones are awesome. o.o
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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:32 pm

Looking good guys! For Ashlyn, I'd merge the blue and purple palettes together, possibly at the middle blue.
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Postby vivisect » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:59 pm

thanks, ashlyn :3

i love your girlie's hair ♥
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Postby Ashlyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:09 pm

Thank you! :3
Okay, I'll post in a minute.

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Postby Tarenken » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:55 pm

I'd use one more like this, where the colors are more unified, to give a sense of togetherness to the picture:

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Of yours, the top will probably work better.

As a side note, grey shades should have at least a little color to them. It makes them more exciting! :D
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