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Cindy V as Special Girl - Animated! by Acaciathorn Cindy V as Special Girl - Animated! by Acaciathorn
I wanted to try something different from my usual stuff, so I went ahead and made my first ever pixel art! I decided to add a little floaty animation for fun...I know the hair and cape and skirt should move too (if this were a proper animation), but I think this is good enough for a first attempt.
Anyway, It's Cindy Vortex as Special Girl, of course, because I started drawing and that's what it turned into. I went for an outrageously cute style, largely inspired by *corrico's pixel work :hug:

I'm new to pixel art, so if you critique me, be gentle please! ^^; I'd love links to good pixel/animation tutorials if you know any. still can't draw hands

EDIT: Click download for correct size image...the regular view makes it bigger for some reason.
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This is really fantastic for a first attempt! Because I am not familiar with this medium (you're a much more skilled and experienced artist), I don't think I'm in any position to give you feedback from a professional point of view. But this is how I, as a viewer see it:

Her pose and anatomy and everything are really great, well done! Though the hands look a bit odd, I really like how the hair and cape flow. It really is pleasant to the eyes, bravo!

However, the stark contrast of the colours, especially the outlines and the highlighting beside the outline, seem to make the piece look blocky and rough around the edges -you can see it the most in the hair. I find it tough myself to colour and shade pixels without overpowering and making the picture look "sharp", and I know lots of great artists you can learn from (link below).
(Keep in mind pixel shading and normally shading are very different.)

Also, I really really like the background. ^^ It goes very well with the girl and it really ties the piece together! One thing that I would change though is the streaks following the white stars; they look a bit rough and unnatural. Well done overall, I really enjoyed this and I look forward to future works!

(=firstfear, *orihichan, *Kiwinuptuo, *Kezzi-Rose are some great ones I can think of from the top of my head; I know for sure kiwinuptuo has some great tutorials and I think firstfear has one or two as well. I hope this was helpful! )
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:iconyilenahsue:
WOAH this is really good! Drawing and color and animations are really amazing
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Acaciathorn May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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Acaciathorn Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Nice work here.
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Acaciathorn Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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anime1999 Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fabulous work ^_^
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Acaciathorn Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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:iconrosariovampirefan100:
thats cool
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