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Extracted and fiddled from watchers' Pixel Portrait Project.

The aim of this project is to make a huge (depending on the amount of participants, of course!) wall of pixel faces. Each face has to be in a 16x16 square. Each square should have a 1 pixel thick border (so the square in the center is 14x14 pixels in size). Also, you may only use 10 colors total per face to make it challenging.

So you're basically working in this simple template: I'm a 16x16 square!

Finished pieces should look something like the following:

Pixel Portraits by Mrichston Pixel Faces x5 by rocksicle :thumb27242153:


Remember that you can be as creative as you want to be! Experiment with different skin colors, multiple eyes or whatever weird concoction you have in that twisted mind of yours!

Also, this face should be a close-up. You've leaving out the shoulders and the ears. Example:

Right vs Wrong


Submit as many faces as you want but remember that to be placed in the final wall of pixel portraits it must be considered of quality by watchers, the project's originator.

All files should be PNG format and, without question, pixeled from the bottom up.

Each contributor that makes it on the piece will be credited and linked to in the description.

Quick recap:

  • 16x16 pixels
  • 1 pixel border
  • 10 color max
  • close-up of face only
  • PNG format
  • Deadline is Jan. 18, 2006


Submit under the Digital Art > Pixel Art category and throw the link down here for watchers (or you can note him or by put the link in this deviation -- so many choices!). You can group multiple faces together as one submission if you wish. watchers doesn't mind spending his weekend chopping everything up!

Any questions? Feel free to ask within this article.

Have fun! Remember: overall sweetness of the final output will be determined by the amount of helpful pixels received!

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-black-eye- Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   Digital Artist
awesome ones... gratz to the winners
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:iconhalfliquid:
halfliquid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Where was your entry?

:P
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-black-eye- Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Digital Artist
i missed the event :(
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:iconhalfliquid:
halfliquid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
:lol:

Sorright! Next time.

:D
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-black-eye- Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Digital Artist
hopefully ;)
can't wait the next bigger contest... i'm hawt for pixelart currently :P
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:iconhalfliquid:
halfliquid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
I see! You have some rocking stuff. I should be getting to comment and the lot of it a little later on, time permitting!

:P
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-black-eye- Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Digital Artist
i'd be honored :)
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:iconsoswa:
Soswa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:mangapunksai: awsome congrats to all winners
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rumiko-skiler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Yayness, how cool =) I like the first one mostly :D
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SR7884 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
WOW....it must have been tough to choose the winner,,,,
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:icontimstapels:
timstapels Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
Great stuff guys! :D
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championchap Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
shaun of the dead!
fantastic!

the first place winner is impressive... but i dont get anything more out of looking at it
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:iconstreetmilo:
streetmilo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Very cool, congrats to the winners :)
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:icondisfunktional:
disFUNKtional Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005   Photographer
i like the second place winner.
:clap:
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:icongothicamethyst:
GothicAmethyst Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Photographer
Wow Those all look great! Congrats everyone!!!
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:icongnade:
Gnade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005   Digital Artist
dang! they create better work with pixels than i can by drawing! it's awesome.
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:iconlimubear:
limubear Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
congrats
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:iconlimucat:
limucat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
congrats!!
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:iconhe1z:
he1z Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats :nod:
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:icondawnsierra:
dawnsierra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to all the winners! Excellent entries! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconpassacaglia:
passacaglia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Student Filmographer
Wow, these are simply fantastic, congratulations!! :clap:
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:iconpumpulaatti:
Pumpulaatti Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Hobbyist
Congratulations to the winners! Those are all amazing! :)
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:iconheatheru:
Heatheru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Woo.. +:heart:'s some of the runnerupz+
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:iconr0man-de:
r0man-de Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
the second is awesome :)
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:iconcojaro:
Cojaro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
I must say, the 1st place winner's deviation is a bit, um, creepy. :O

</ hide the children>
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:iconspiv-cz:
spiv-cz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005   Digital Artist
Are you scared? It's Halloween. Vampire's idyll. :pumpkin: ;)
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:iconalexmayr:
alexmayr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
wow congratulations to the winners... the 3 works look amazing, but place two is my fav :D
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:icondarkstar2093:
darkstar2093 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Wow, congrats to the winners. :D Awesome prizes. :giggle:
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:icongatekeeper501:
gatekeeper501 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional Writer
Congrats all of you! I want a shirt! Damn, looks like I need to get that.. what do you call it? Oh yeah, tallent.. :D
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:iconcrazyasuka:
CrazyAsuka Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Student General Artist
I loved this contest. Please do more stuff like this in the future. Congrats to the winners!
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:iconcheese-cube:
cheese-cube Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Top stuff everyone. Err whats a pixel :p
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:iconkzzu:
kzzu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to the winners! really nice works :)
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:iconseraphim-of-purity:
Seraphim-of-Purity Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
That first place finisher scares the crap out of me. Great job.
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:iconsedgemonkey:
sedgemonkey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Yeah, thanks for everyone who gave it a go. I really enjoyed a lot of the pieces that didn't make it into the top three. It's always fun to see what people will come up with.
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:iconmotje:
Motje Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats to the artist. They deserve it
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:icondamphyr:
damphyr Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Really great enteries, must have been a tough choice! Congrats. :clap:
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005   General Artist
These are wonderful! I adore the Shaun of the Dead piece. Congrats to all the winners! :boogie:
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:iconpinkcookie:
pinkcookie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
wow theyre incredable :faint:
congrats to the winners :)
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:iconsreejitsree:
sreejitsree Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
congratzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to the winners
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:iconwazzdakka:
wazzdakka Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional Writer
I love the "Thriller" one :D
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:iconaakr:
Aakr Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Congratz to the winners! :) And thatnk you, the organizers gang, for showing me the great and fun world of pixelart! :)
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:iconbjnorberg:
bjnorberg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Must've been hard picking these, since all of the submissions looked just as stunning :) Congrats to the winners!
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:iconfrozen-pride:
frozen-pride Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
well done to the winners. :)
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:iconkasvet-piriltisi:
kasvet-piriltisi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005   Interface Designer
all of them are great/
every single deviation...

congratulations...
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:iconstiangodo:
stiangodo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations the the winners!
Nice work all 3 of them! :D
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:iconnarfmaster:
Narfmaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome stuff guys! :#1: Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all the judges. :)
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6665 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
congrats to the winners, all of them re delicious works.
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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Congratulations to all the winners! The submissions were great.
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:iconquickdraw:
quickdraw Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Wow ... I love that Shaun of the Dead one.

Pure genius there.
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preciouszipster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
same here.
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