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Pixel Closeup Portrait by h1uru Pixel Closeup Portrait by h1uru
Just a portrait i made for a weekly challenge at Pixeljoint.com

EDIT: Wow! I never thought i'd get a DD! Ahhh, thanks :>
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-29
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. ( Featured by ClefairyKid )
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Loozer-s Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Well I quit art.
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Staragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why?
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Loozer-s Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
That art. Do I need to explain it further?
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Staragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, got it.
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol im glad you think this piece is that good but gosh! take it as an inspiration, not a dream-killer! :C
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Loozer-s Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I am sorry.
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alisa6465 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
i agree with you
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :clap:
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10kdays Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really amazing but might I ask, what is pixeling?
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Yumikarp Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Writer
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. ^^;
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10kdays Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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Yumikarp Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Writer
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.
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10kdays Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I couldn't do it.
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HappinessIsContagion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like Benedict Cumberbatch's eye!
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Typhloser Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow... How long did that take? I bet the eye and the eyebrow were the hardest part o.o
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 :P

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
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Typhloser Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not too good at AA'ing, so I definitely need some practice there! I plan on giving it a shot in a conjoined pixel icon I'm working on though~

Argh, you make it sound so easy to do xD Definitely need to practice. Definitely!!

It is very time consuming! I've seen pixel art with one misplaced dot and it just frustrates me. I often have to rearrange a few pixels just because they're oh-so-lightly misplaced.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Really cool looking. Very life like.
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MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is astounishing! How many colours did you use in this piece?
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! i used 17 colors. Around 8 for the skin tones and the rest for the actual eye :P
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MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a nice amount! I hope I can get as close in pixeling as you c:
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Elixa29 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. It looks like Tom Hiddlestons eye!
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Mangofeline Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student
Lovely!
(it looks a bit like Ben Cumberbatch!)
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HappinessIsContagion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought the same thing! Cx
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vjorgen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I second this
dat man and his beautiful eyes

lovely pixels, btw! I'm amazed ;o;
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Nyatto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whut... this was done in pixels... oh goodness, I seriously thought it was a photograph at first. So amazing! :heart:
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Naiko-Morei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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bluerest49 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!! It looks like Benedict Cumberbatch... is it?
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nop! Dunno who that is but that's not it hahaha. It's actually Tyler Posey, actor that plays Scott on the TV series Teen Wolf!
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its the guy that plays sherlock in the BBC version
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Emillie123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very nice
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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DreamTeam00 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
thats cool
that u eye
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2hoteken Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Whoa, this is all pixelized?! THat's amazing! Congrats on the DD by the way! :iconbrightfutureplz:
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drauglynn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
is it benedict cumberbatch?
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope =o it's Scott from the TV series Teen Wolf. Don't exactly remember his real name >.<
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drauglynn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
oh ok cool :)
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FairieChick Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It looks like PewDiePie to me but I'm not 100% sure. Anywho, congrates on the DD! :icondancingplz:
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha thanks. Really? Haha that's a first! It's actually Tyler (forgot last name ;-;)...the actor that played Scott on the TV series Teen Wolf!
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FairieChick Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay. I see that now. :blush:
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ItachisPurpleChakra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
tyler posey :p
awesome btw
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! that's him hahaha, thanks
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:huggle: You're welcome!
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moriagam66 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
eye
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
arnold schwarzenegger?
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h1uru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha nope, it's actually Tyler (forgot last name)....he played as Scott on the TV series Teen Wolf!
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Shannah67 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH EM GEE. So AWESOME ( ; o ; )
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!
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