My Pixels: Four Shades – Strength in Man 0

My Pixels: Four Shades – Strength in Man 0

Count the colors please.

Are they 4? Ops, its 5. My mistake! It should be in the monochromatic category.

I saw a video on YouTube in which someone was doing a pixel art and it is my attempt to try to imitate him. (It is obviously not the same and he did it much better. And I forgot that video title and channel name -_- )

I tried to do dithering (regular pixel pattern) and it is… ammm okay. But the hand is so badly drawn and looks disproportionate.

I draw it on Pyxel Edit and colorized it on GIMP (It was black and white). Unfortunately, I uploaded only the colorized version which have this problem that the whites are not whiter.

Grid Size: 128*96 (This is scaled by 4)

Strength In Man 0
Strength In Man 0
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My Pixels: Random Man 1

My Pixels: Random Man 1

Bored me, tried to do some pixel art.

I did a lazy pixel art. And bothered uploading it on my blog. It is quite a long time since I did a 32 by 32 pixel art. Here, you can see a scaled version (128 by 128 pixels).

Huh! At least, better than my first pixel art.

Grid Size: 32*32

Random Pixel Man 1
Random Pixel Man 1

My Vectors: First time making an Anime Face

My Vectors: First time making an Anime Face

Here is another vector drawing that I did on Inkscape.

It is my first time drawing an Anime kinda face. I tried to be as simple as possible. He is bald on the sides, thanks to my awesome drawing skills. 😀

Seriously, drawing cool hair is very daunting yet hard at the same time. But mine isn’t half bad. Or is it? Do comment below to let me know.

Shadows seems a little odd. I did some referencing but still couldn’t do much about them. It is just plain black on top which doesn’t seem to count as a good shadow. Maybe I shouldn’t blur it. Also, the placement of shadows could have been a lot better.

Did I say plain black? It did remind me of something. My new game! FALLINGbits. Please do check it out if you are an Android user.

Also, there are no highlights which makes the image pop out.

Please do suggest me what else you want to see me draw and post here. I am always open for suggestions and requests.

First Anime Face
First Anime Face

My Vectors: Purpluria Range 2

My Vectors: Purpluria Range 2

Yet another Purpluria Range.

Somehow, it feels satisfying to me and looks pretty pleasant. I may try it again but this is it for now. The clouds could have been better.

This time I didn’t bothered with multiple versions.

To me, it is better than the previous version. Please, PLEASE DO COMMENT and tell me which one looks better to you. Is it good enough to be your wallpaper? Do the mountains seems flatter? Are there too less details? Do you want more of a realistic look? Should I go beyond just landscapes? Am I asking too many questions? -_-

Purpluria Range 2
Purpluria Range 2

 

My Pixels: Monochromatic – Red Dungeon

My Pixels: Monochromatic – Red Dungeon

Monochromatic… must be boring.

It is similar to the Four Shades category but… with more shades.

I hope that makes sense. This time it is a Red Dungeon… more like bloody dungeon. I started off by thinking of a horror/creepy scene and it ended up like that.

2 versions, one with more contrast. This time, I used Pyxel Edit free version which you can download here.

The only feature I used it for, is Tiling feature. It not only allow us to use a group of pixels in a repetitive tiling fashion but it does so in kinda, live mode. Other than that, you don’t get much from the free version.

Each tile is 32*32 pixels. Grid size of the whole image doesn’t matter when using tiling. So, I didn’t bothered with it.

redDungeon0Cropped
Red Dungeon
redDungeonContrast
Red Dungeon (Contrast)

 

My Vectors: Purpluria Range 1

My Vectors: Purpluria Range 1

A new series: My Vectors. Vector drawing is calculation based drawing where computer kinda do a lot of things behind the screen. I prefer vector editing over raster editing for someone who don’t own a graphic tablet like me.

My Pixels. These series seem to be pretty polar. One is pixellated and the other is smooth and curvy.

Anyhow, I did told you about Inkscape before. I used it and I liked it. It is an awesome vector editing software. And the best part is… its FREE.

I did some tries before so, I can’t call it my first. And I am not quite satisfied with the look so, I wanted to give it another try. (Note the ‘1’ in the end of the post title)

Below are the 3 versions of the same vector art. 🙂

My Pixels: Four Shades – Beach Aside The City

My Pixels: Four Shades – Beach Aside The City

Someone told me to try less colors. Limiting oneself to something like 4 colors/shades increases the rate of learning. It also motivates a person to try a bigger grid size. If you can guess every element in the image below without considering the title, it is a good pixel art.

The image is made with only with white, black and 2 shades of grey. It is then, scaled 2 times. After that, I played with its temperature and applied a little-blue tint.

Although, I do believe that there are a lot of mistakes. For example, I should have used some black on the palm tree as well. The far-off palm tree looks a bit too pixellated. The plants, although seem visible, have no shadow of there own. The shadow of the rock in the bottom right seems a little miscalculated.

Obviously, there are more mistakes. But it is much more organic and natural-looking than my other pixels. So, let us just enjoy the view!

Oh and by the way, this is not made in GIMP. This is made in Pixly, an Android Pixel Art Editor which is, in one word… awesome.

Grid Size: 256*128

Beach Aside The City - Made with only 4 shades (colors)
Beach Aside The City – Made with only 4 shades (colors)