Nice attempt but there are some noticeable problems with it. Contrast between some of the colors could use work, the eyes feel a bit too big and are filled with jaggies. The cracks on the top of the head feel very rough, very unnatural, when creating cracks and the such you should probably use more reference. There is a bit of pancake shading on the smoke and the smoke feels way too solid(unless its not smoke, if its not smoke than the readability can use some work. On that subject the pink figure in the bottom middle has low readability and so does the figure on the far left, you should try to see if you cant make it more apparant what they are next time around. The lips feel very rough in shape as well, and the bottom lip can use more shading underneath it, right now the bottom lip feels almost flat against the face because the curve that lowers the lip into to the chin should be more apparant. The hand to the right suffers a similar situation to the smoke where it has smome banding/pancake shading that could use more shape too it. The right side of the face could be anti-alaised into the background to make it feel overall smoother. Good job on the dithering! You could definitely use more practice with dithering but you did it better than a most others who are near your skill level.
Thanks for the comment. I'll keep your suggestions in mind when making future pixel art.
Fantastic piece. I love it!
Interesting composition. Is that a man burning in the top right corner?
Thanks! And kind of. The figures are supposed to represent the four elements. The one burning being fire.
Perfect! Best piece for an entry!
Thanks! Glad you like it.
Woah this is awesome!! I'm loving the details of this, and the concept is really surrealish :) Definitely something that doesn't quite fit this era... which I mean as a compliment of course! The lighting is nice too!
I'm wondering, what was your inspiration for this?
I'm glad you like it! I was going for surrealism, so glad that worked out. And for the inspiration, I'm not entirely sure, but I began by wondering what it would look like for a man to have the world he sees painted into his eyes.
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