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Hiago de Souza
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poudo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where da pixels at bitch
Geminimax Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Working on it
Dettebayo-101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Gemini, I've said before how much I admire your work and how I think you have an exceptional color palette, something that I would really like to ask you abut.
My palettes were never really "artistic"so to speak, I was always direct when I chose colors for my character sprites. So I really I just want to ask you how you do it. How do you choose your color palette?
Geminimax Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I'm afraid I can't be of much help on this subject since it's mostly based on intuition and experience.
My process of choosing colors is mostly iterative, I'll usually "guess" a few colors, and slowly tweak them as the piece develops, until I'm satisfied.

I believe focusing on certain feelings/imagery you'd like to express really helps. For example, on this piece…, I focused on the feelings of loneliness and desolation, so the palette consists mostly of colors with very low saturations and dark blues(I think it's pretty obvious that I love the blue color).

I can go a little more in depth about my colors choices in certain pieces if you want, but like I said, it's a very subjective thing. Don't be afraid to experiment with different/bizarre palettes!
Dettebayo-101 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Although I was afraid I would get "intuition" as an answer, thank you very muchfor taking the time to answer. I have been experimenting, and using references to inspire different palettes (mostly your work actually) and while I'm not quite there yet, I would say it's slowly going there.

My main issue lies in the shades rather than the base colors.
In many different pixel artworks, I would see for example the artist using dark purple as a shade to a blue base, and it's funny that in the link you sent me, you're doing that exact same thing. And it boggles me sometimes, to how it all turns out to be a great fluid palette and not showing blobs of randomly mixed colors, which is what I sometimes end up with whenever I try mixing it up.

Here's a sprite for an original character I'm working on,  you could see the palette on the side and it's slightly different from what I usually use for a character. Like you said, I actually have a certain feeling/imagery in mind, and it's some kind of bright fantasy. I'd love to hear your thoughts, thanks again !
Geminimax Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors on your sprite look pretty good! 

About purple shading for a blue base, this is called hue shifting. When one uses hue shifting,
you have your lighter extremities of the color ramp tending to a certain color(usually yellow),
and the darker ones tending to another(usually purple).

I do recommend you do a little research on the subject as I'm no professional on the subject
and google will probably give you a better answer. 
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BLACKMASK-COMICS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the Added to my devWatch! Dance! 
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you else  for faving  !
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for watching :D
Geminimax Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making such beautiful art :)
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