Just a portrait i made for a weekly challenge at Pixeljoint.com
EDIT: Wow! I never thought i'd get a DD! Ahhh, thanks :>
Pixel Closeup Portrait by ~h1uru it's like macro photography, but it's all done in pixels! Very fine and intricate details make it a piece worth zooming right in to it check out. (
Hm, how to explain in simple terms.. It's a small square which your whole resolution is built upon. They are set in rows and in columns and are what creates the whole picture your computer or Tv screen shows. Same goes for cameras and photos. You know that the higher megapixel, the better quality the photograph will have, right? Let's say you have a camera with 10 megapixels (just an example). One megapixel equals to one million pixels. That means one million little squares which builds up to a whole image. That means 10 megapixels equals to 10 million pixels. If you have a photograph that is i.e. 30x50 cm large and was taken with a 10 megapixel camera. That means 10 million little squares build up to show an image in the area of 30x50 cm. Now that's some good quality. The more pixels, the higher colour range. If you instead took the photo with a camera of 5 megapixels, that's only 5 millions pixels. That makes the pixels (squares) larger, since they are now less, but still need to cover the area of 30x50 cm. That also means less range of colours, which means worse quality compared to the previous 10 megapixel image.
When you work with pixels - for an instance drawing with them to make a picture such as the one above - that means you draw pixel by pixel. It's rather amazing to be able to create such detailed, smooth and fine quality image as the one above, with shadows and hair (eyebrow). You work with a wide range of colours and you don't draw like you normally would with a pen or tablet. Pixels are edgy. They're not round and fine, they're squares. Best examples of pixels are the first version of Paint or old classical games of 8-bit or 16-bit.
I'm sorry if I made any mistakes or made it sound confusing, it was difficult to explain in English. But I hope that it helped somehow.
thank you, it was more detailed then I thought - very helpful. That explains why when I zoom in on an image it sometimes appears all pixely (I invented a word!) So, when I first saw the picture I thought it was really good and detailed and stuff. Now that I realised you pieced together colours to do this? I think there's a reason why everyone's comments were like "you did this with pixelization?" Good job, that's all I can say.
Ah, I'm so happy my explanation helped! Indeed, pixels are hard to work with but used for a lot. So people who can create beautiful things like these sure put a lot of work into it and should be respected as such.
Well, believe it or not...the eyebrow was the esiest part O: If you have the basic idea of AA'ing in pixelart, then you'd understand why the eyebrow was the easiest. I basically just drew a basic solid shape (the eyebrow) and then started to create swirly line shapes all around the edge, which i then smoothed out using lighter (tho still darker than the skin's color tone) to smooth out the transition and sharp edges of the lines
The eye was the most challenging part though, you got that right =o but not because it was hard, just time consuming lol Pixelart is all very time consuming hahaha