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by Kazekai
I did this some month and a half ago, I wanted to write a very long ranty blog and use this as the image but decided not to put forth the effort once I was done. I don't even remember which of the subjects I'm perpetually pissed off about this was created for, I just know that I actually kinda like it.

Fancy graphic effects are nice but I feel the most comfortable scribbling pixel art. It isn't even good pixel art since it breaks several rules but it is a good likeness of her.

I think she needs a hug. :3

female 535,429, fox 138,664, wings 14,601, tears 4,793, arctic 2,722, dithering 3
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 7 years, 4 months ago
Rating: General

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6 years, 11 months ago
This shows a lot more promise then your little fox that I'd just commented on.  Despite your palette limiting you still convey the impression that there's a lot more there than you actually have.  Very nice work with dithering, and a finer job at making the lineart convey the texture instead of relying on merely the dithering or color, a trap many pixel artists have fallen into from time to time.  Could use a more unique pose than just a general standing pose, but it still works for what you're conveying.  ^^  I would love to see more pixel art on IB, as it really is a dying artform.  Your work in it shows a lot of potential that I think you should work at bringing out.
6 years, 11 months ago
Pixel art is typically relegated to sites that specialize in it.

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/ < Huh, it used to look a lot more interesting.

Considering it was originally designed as compensation for early video games lacking graphical capability, I'm not surprised it's a niche thing now; I don't think it looks bad, I like pixel art, but with it becoming easier and more accessible to draw professional pictures and include them in video games or other media, the need for it is disappearing. It is only really common in indie games and among true enthusiasts. Try browsing PixelJoint, there are people there that are phenomenal.

Ironically, the fox took me 7 hours, this took me roughly 10-15 minutes, but was drawn long after the first one in MS Paint because I felt bored and depressed over a fight with someone. :V
6 years, 11 months ago
The fox taking longer is somewhat understandable with the palette being larger and the more complex shading.  But this is rather impressive because it uses very simple shading and color techniques, yet conveys a lot more than is really there, which is the key behind any good pixel artist.  Due to the scale detail is tricky, it's a lot of mind games to make the person looking think they see more than is really there and you've got a good bit of that here.  ^^
6 years, 11 months ago
Thanks, it's kind of ironic considering my eyesight. Pixel art is so small but it's probably what I'm best at doing, at least compared to everything else I draw. :V
6 years, 11 months ago
It doesn't have to be small.  :3  
Swing the Heat Away by Cyberblade

If its what you consider yourself best at, why not try to do more pixel work?  ^^  I stopped doing it cus I took ages on a single pic and grew bored of it, but that's me lol  It may be a niche art form now, but that's no reason not to.  If filling a niche stopped anyone, then we wouldn't have indie games.   :3
6 years, 11 months ago
Mostly because I have no way to apply it, and working on larger images is often suggested before trying to downsize them into pixel art. And partly because digital painting is more fluid and expressive, doing pixel art takes a special kind of energy even though I am probably better at it than my other art because it is very stiff.
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