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    Posted: 05 May 2014 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: Star Wars Portraits

Star Wars Day was just upon us (May the 4th) - so this week, create a portrait of yourself as one of the following fictional Star Wars species:

Twi'lek
Wookiee
Yoda's species (which, for some reason, has no actual name).

If you're the kind of person that's comfortable sharing pictures of yourself on a pixel art website, then link to a photo of yourself so we can see what your human form looks like. This is optional though.

Canvas size - Max 80 x 80.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Star Wars Portraits pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



Edited by skamocore - 05 May 2014 at 12:03am
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Quote Voltali obscur Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2014 at 11:02am
As a girl, I'm having a really hard time picturing myself with abundant facial hair... so long wookie, blue wormhead it will be

http://www.pixenli.com/images/1399/1399398856077511500.png

Using 10 of DB 32 palette for now, 75x75
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2014 at 11:31am
wow!
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2014 at 12:07pm
Voltali, do an animated lip bite and collect ALL THE TROPHIES!

Great job btw.
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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2014 at 2:08pm
Nicely done. :)

There should have been 1 more race that is more forgiving with facial hair. Where am I suppose to shelter my moustache?

Guess it's yodas species for me.
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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2014 at 9:51am
I started something, looks slightly more like Elrond than me though. Twi'lek was pretty much the only choice, i dont have any facial hair and im pretty young so yoda was out of the question. having no hair looks weeeeird.
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Quote dyluck Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2014 at 2:23pm
Siikikala, very nice!
Voltali obscur, it's too soon to tell, but you'll probably get one of my votes.

I was pixeling this when realized that -sigh- it's supposed to be a portrait!
I assume this doesn't match the specifications of the challenge. But it wasn't 100% time wasted.



I really like the character of Yoda, so I prefer to pixel myself as his race.


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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2014 at 4:57pm
Oh no, there's going to be a lot of Twi'leks, aren't there? Haha, at least I'll be a sith one, but only because I can't be a Darth Maul-ian.

WIP...80x80 at 14 colors.
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Quote Vuelos Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 12:55am
Ok, I'm still bad doing there. this is my fist attempt.




Canvas size - 40 x 60
Colours - 10
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Quote dyluck Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 2:02am
Great, @tyrant,  my kudos. There's really talented people here.
Please, forgive my insolence, but if I may make a humble suggestions... the shadow that the hood casts on the face feels a little too dark, and the eyesbrows may look better a little more arcuate before smiling and as straight as shown when smiling.

@Vuelos, I think the wookie option is way more challenging than the other two, it's definitely more difficult to translate anyone's features to a wookie... and nice first attempt!


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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 3:01am


Any ideas for background? Or any other criticism?

Edit:

Almost done... Anything, anyone?


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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 8:28am
Looking nice!I'm not really a fan of the colors but otherwise looking sweeet! Do you cook meth by any chance?
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 8:42am
Originally posted by Gecimen


Any ideas for background? Or any other criticism?Edit:Almost done... Anything, anyone?



It looks pretty flawless to me, except I don't understand the dark horizontal line that seperates both cheeks from the chinbones, at the same level as the bottom of the nose. I don't know what you look like IRL, but if that's just some natural wrinkles, perhaps you could move the horizontal cheek wrinkles up or down a pixel, so it's not a completely straight line across your whole face?

Also, I do like the colour. Particularly the background. It's a bit avocado, isn't it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWoWHzq21tA

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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 9:04am
@CELS; I certainly don't have a horizontal line across my face :) I'll do as you say. Actually I added my facial features (bald, wide head, sleepy eyes, facial hair, glasses) to Yoda and what came out is just like my uncle :)

My uncle:


@Siikikala; you're talking about Breaking Bad right? I have only seen the poster but all my friends say I'm almost exactly like Walter White :)

I just took a selfie (I didn't refer to the photo):

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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 9:20am
You're a handsome man, Gecimen. But I was hoping you looked more like your uncle IRL. No homo.

But now I have no idea where that horizontal line came from. Was that supposed to be the shadow cast from the glasses?

PS: Every bald guy with glasses and a goatee gets told that he looks like Walter White. It's the equivalent of every black guy being told he looks like Denzel Washington or, if he has big ears, Barack Obama.
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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 9:36am
the floppy cheeks adds age so i guess that's why it looks more like your uncle. Young looking yoda might look weird too though.

Every bald guy with glasses and a goatee looks like Walter White.
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2014 at 6:06pm
@dyluck-thanks for the critiques! It's always beneficial to have a fresh set of eyes look at your work.

Updated version with longer holds, gave the eyebrows some movement, and lightened two values of the purple hues:
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2014 at 12:12am
Originally posted by tyrant

@dyluck-thanks for the critiques! It's always beneficial to have a fresh set of eyes look at your work.

Updated version with longer holds, gave the eyebrows some movement, and lightened two values of the purple hues:

This is really great. The face is particularly impressive, and I think you did a pretty good job with the dithering.

I think the animation would be even cooler if you looped the first bit a little while longer, where she has her eyes closed, as if meditating. It's not as if people will get bored watching this within 0.7 seconds and leave before the show starts. I like a tiny bit of suspense, even for short animations. :)

I'm assuming that stuff on her fist is force lightning, but to me it reads more like smoke. Very erratic and flimsy smoke. Perhaps you could make the lightning move a bit slower, and perhaps divide it into a thick line and several thin lines branching off the thick line. The thick line would move slower, and the thin branches would move more erratically.
I also think you could use some of that orange on the thick line, to give it a nice glowing effect, and make it look less like smoke. I know force lightning is supposed to be blue, but bright yellow and orange works better for contrast in this piece, right?

Finally, I realize this is probably due to a lack of space, but the digit bones (proximal phalanges) do appear rather short to me, even given the perspective. And her palm seems to conceal the rest of the fingers, which is a bit weird to me. I'd expect to see at least a little bit more of her pinky, at this angle.

Don't have time for an edit. Maybe later.

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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2014 at 4:07am
@Vuelos, I think (based on pictures of wookiees) head broader, because of all the hair, the eyes need to be a bit smaller (though you may have eyes like that?  ), also because of the size you need a bit of directional lighting. Here's a bit of an attempt at updating your image.

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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2014 at 4:30pm
@CELS- Thanks! Yeah, I'm not so good at effects animation. I had a look at some other pixel art/sprites with animated electricity for some pointers. Hopefully it reads better now. Also, edited the hand and added a couple more hold frames at the beginning.


-80x80 at 14 colors...
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2014 at 4:39pm
That's much cooler, tyrant!

Did you experiment with some shiny light flashing on the head, like you did on the fist?
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2014 at 5:34pm
Thanks! And I gave it a shot:

-still 80x80 at 14 colors

edit: har har wrong image adress...

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