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StickHead wrote:bullis is right, this does not push the palette limits of the ST, but a picture does not have to do this to be interesting. It's a nice bit of line work, a very interesting character in a striking pose. If this is entirely original and not copied then I am impressed...
bullis1 wrote:Do you have any opinions on your "competitor's" art in this thread spiny?
p01 wrote:Here's the pic I presented at Outline 2oo8.
It's a paint over job I started 2-3 years ago. There's still some areas I don't really like but all in all I'm rather happy with the style, composition and pixel love ( aka dithering ). As usual the dithering contains quite a few gizmos : hearts, stars, space invaders, robot from Berzek, ghost from pacman, ...
Comments and critique are highly appreciated.
p01 wrote:spiny: Thanks.
I started with a pic I found on the net. Unfortunately I lost the original in the course of various re-install in the last 2-3 years. There was some scaling and a bit of color/contrast correction/posterize then it's all about having a window at 100% ( to see the result ) and one at 1600% ( to work on ) in fullscreen in PhotoShop to do all the dithering, correction of weird highlights/shadows/shapes/...
Paint over jobs may sound cheap and quick but doing a good one is not trivial. But it saves a bit of time by skipping the sketching part.
FWIW the face itself is in 7 colors, there's 3 shades of red + ~5 grey/white pink for the AA ( pbly too much )
spiny wrote:I haven't played around with doing a pic on the PC first then importing it into Neochrome / Degas - it always seems like 'cheating' somehow
The rock faces are okay, but to the left of the tree the rocks look really lame. They look blobby and rushed to me.
I wonder if you noticed the rocks on the left form two faces. Anyway its right, the ones on the right are better and the nest is not integrated very well. This will be improved, as soon as i have a solution and the time for this.
Thanks to all for your kind words.
bullis1 wrote:Also, you mentioned that you used Deluxe Paint ST. Good choice! It's my favourite graphics program on ST. I've read the manual cover-to-cover several times
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