Pixel art profiles

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Pixel art profiles

Postby WhyMe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:36 am

Greetings!
I'm new here on this forum and for my first post I'd like to share a few seaplane profiles that I've drawn. They are pixel art, i.e. made with limited colors and without "smoothing" techniques (that's why they don't look so good when re-sized from their original resolution). The scale is about 22 pixels per 1 meter; it's so called "FD scale", a semi-official branch of the ShipBucket project aimed at depicting ground vehicles and aircraft.

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There are more of these in my online album: http://s1086.photobucket.com/albums/j444/WhyMe-PB/FD/
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Re: Pixel art profiles

Postby seawings » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:45 am

Hello WhyMe,

Firstly, a great big welcome to my Flying Boat Forum. Very pleased to make your aquaintance.........

These profiles are simply fabulous, they look superb, well done. I had a look on the website you mention and the ship profiles are stunning. This is an artform that I for one have never seen done before. It's amazing what other are up to!

What do you do? Start with a scan of a line-drawing and 'fill it in'? And the scale, are these reduced in any way or the actual size?

So many questions..........

Looks like we need a profiles/art gallery section now! ;)

WhyMe, tell us more.......please!
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Re: Pixel art profiles

Postby WhyMe » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:32 am

Thank you!

seawings wrote:What do you do? Start with a scan of a line-drawing and 'fill it in'? And the scale, are these reduced in any way or the actual size?
Usually I start with an aircraft plan, re-size it to match the scale and trace it with a thin black line using some graphic editing software. It's the easy part.
After that I usually need to study photographs and/or other drawings of the plane to manually fill my drawing with small details and shade it correctly. It's the most difficult and time-consuming phase which results with a pretty much completed profile of the aircraft although painted in a plain gray and without any markings. At this point, applying different markings and/or camouflage and paint I can produce various versions of the same plane. The scale is always the same across all the drawings so it's convenient to compare different planes side by side.
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