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I’ve had this one in my head for ages – someone fading into a mess of pixellation.
Did you know this year I’ve only done 6 images prior to this? I was pretty disgusted when I realised, so I went back to my to-do list of images I’ve wanted to do for ages. It’s quite different to what I had in mind originally and I tried a few different approaches at it. In the end I found the most subtle pixellation worked the best.
To keep the hand-drawn feel I manually coloured in each pixel/block, rather than letting Photoshop do the work for me. It was really good fun actually!
This is based upon a life drawing sketch and, I must admit, I did start off using a photo reference of a friend for the face. It’s not something I normally do as I don’t want to lose any style for the sake of realism, but I toned it back somewhat and feel really happy with it. It’s a happy medium between photo-realistic and my usual style.
Of course, when I say style it’s just my drawing habits; not always a good thing.
Anyway, I’m really annoyed at myself for not drawing as much this year. I know the issue, I intend to resolve it…
Hope you like!