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Yesterday i suddenly felt the urge to make a pixel plushie doll for myself. I am a big fan of pixel art, but my first attemps always failed. This was done completely from scratch using the pen tool and going crazy :B

I kinda like the result although it is not 100% perfect. I made a quick sketch with a pencil first and just tried to get the perspective right - not that easy on such a tiny canvas :noes:

Thought about a new avatar since a while now, but no idea if this going to be the new one.
If anyone has suggestions of how to improve this, tell me! :la:


And please do not use this as your avatar, ok? The CSS fairy is mine alone :threaten:
I will also try to make my own fairy plushie one day! If i ever have enough time for that.


Hope it's the right category!



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Ah what is it about the simplistic yet subtle appeal of the plush doll that just causes children to fling to it. One look into its reflective glass eyes and the child is immediately in love. They would take the toy with them wherever they would go, enticing themselves with the fruits of their journeys and adventures together. Nothing could separate the two from each other. Whether it was time at school, vacations to far away lands or even simply moving to another place. They would always find their way to meet each other once again. However, time always seems to have a way with waning any bond as eventually the child will grow up and the doll will remain as she is. As time goes by, the child's time and adventure with the charming doll become less frequent and soon loses all interest, as the doll remains where it always sat; neglected and forever feeling saddened by the lack of company its once loving companion no longer bestowed upon it. Soon, the doll will be rediscovered by its owner at a later time and the memories of their happiness would soon resonate forth through the owner's mind. Although time has passed and they cannot spend as much time as they could before, they decide that there is still someone who can. With a heavy heart they depart on one final journey to the location of another child. This child sees the doll in the exact same light as the owner and the unbreakable bond rekindles itself in their gaze. At long last, the plush doll's era of loneliness and sorrow has ended and it can enjoy the loving embrace of another child once more. .:Fairy Plushie Doll created by the CSS Fairy herself `ginkgografix, presents with an image of our childhood that will always be synonymous with the imaginative depths of our memories and hearts and immortalizes it in the form of a charming pixel character.

Just for starters, I am immediately attracted to the rather charming design style of the plush doll. Her small stitches that go down the center of the doll's face and its messy hair piled on top of its head really give off that feeling of the many dolls people have seen during their childhoods. Its small green dress adds even more personality to the plush doll and gives the doll a nice emulation of the real-style of a plush doll.

Now with the charm guiding this piece forward to the viewer's attention, I still feel as though there could be more that could be done to improve upon it. For one thing as much as I like its overall design style, but I feel there could be a bit more detail integrated into the design. Perhaps a bit of tarnish to it to simulate age and use or even slight strands of thread coming off of it. The design style is also hindered by the size of the doll which while charming, lowers a bit of the possibility. Maybe you could even add a background design to the composition and give a more personal touch to it and make it stand out that much further. Instead, the clear background kind of takes away from the piece and just makes it feel a bit empty as if its wanting some additional details to it help it. If possible, you could even give it a bit of a animation tween to it just to add that much more of its personality. All of these elements could really accentuate the already well-established artistic quality of this composition and create a near seamless design that would be sure to impress anyone.

Our childhoods may pass us, but the memories of good times that we had during that time will never be forgotten. They have shaped into the individuals we are today and made us stronger people because of it. Our minds are more imaginative and enable us to think more creatively to assist us in our adult years just as they helped in many of our childhood adventures. .:Fairy Plushie Doll is a solid remind of not only how we should forever hang on to our keys to our past, but also we should cherish them no matter what as without them we have absolutely nothing left. Yet another beautiful piece created by the CSS fairy herself. Good job! :clap:
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rioIu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna cuddle it D:. <3
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Do it, plushie dolls like that :nod:
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tavroast Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
so very very adorable.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thank you! :hug:
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:icontavroast:
tavroast Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
your welcome!
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harleshinn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Me :heart: this one!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
:blowkiss: :hug:
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I love plushies and I really like your new avatar like this.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
:love:
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RenePolumorfous Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
soooooo cutieeeeeee!!!i wana :tighthug:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Feel free to do so. :giggle:
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RenePolumorfous Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
waaaa :tighthug:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: It's really adorable. :nod:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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capncraka Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
aww that's cute :nod: you did a good job on the plushie look...definitely looks like a doll :} this is definitely pretty good for not practicing pixel art very much :aww:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Thank you! Was suprised that i got a result that i like rather quickly without playing around too much :aww:

:hug:
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xXAli-StarXx Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
:woohoo: This is the definition of epic-plushie-avatar skills :woohoo:

:love: I'm so glad I inspired you :love:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
I was looking for some pixel plushie references and yours were the best and cutest! :love: :glomp:
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xXAli-StarXx Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Glad I could help :giggle:
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kaotickell Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww how cuddleable is this? :giggle:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Very cuddleable :eyes: :glomp:
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Freesong Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
zomg! :eager:

I heart plushies, and this one is so cute! :D
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:love: :dance:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:iconlaplz:
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blissart Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
This is a cute doll! :love:

Is there any reason for her long curly hairs? ;p
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
My other avatar had curls already as well! :paranoid: :nana:
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blissart Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:giggle:
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Atramina Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
very cute!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:glomp:
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xXMandy20Xx Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww it's very cute! ^^
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Hearing that from you makes me totally happy! :eager: :love:
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xXMandy20Xx Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww! ^^
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pica-ae Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:omg: this is adorable :love: so cute :iconawwloveplz:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Did my best :giggle:

Thanks! :huggle:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is so cute!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
:love:
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl: this is f*cking adorable!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
:giggle:
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:clap:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
:bow:
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LineBirgitte Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awwww, that is very cute!
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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