Sunday, June 27, 2010

F. Nietzsche gazes into you




I couldn't ink it so I pixelled it!

Steps and such at Pixelation.

4 comments:

JesusGun said...

well, i think it's completely natural that you couldn't ink it, but you could pixel it. Nietzsche wasn't a mind of his era. He was a mind of the future eras.
I think that the abyss is totally impressed. You created "Nietzsche's self-portrait" as it should be. Your free will (your urge to ink it) was totally collapsed by determinism, which never makes mistakes.

Griffith said...

if it were me, i'd put a little more distance between the values, especially that highest one--on the cheek, forehead, and eyebrow--revaluate that value!

of course, if you've got it anchored to machine specs, that's another thing. (is this c64?)

i don't know much about color theory, but it seems like a lot of grey and black, as well as rough, discordant mid-tones would suit nietzche's temperament.

composing it with jagged polygons was a good idea--and executed well. i might have taken it a step further and angularized the hair and mustache (specifically those gray streaks on his hairline)..

were those blue highlights just stylistic or meant to conjure up a sense of electricity? they work either way, but they made me think about nietzche in a cyberpunk universe; one where he could augment away his physical defects and become a general scourge to everyone. i don't know if that was intentional or not.

as a side note, i think he was a slave to his infirmity and clearly never overcame his sickness; way too reactionary. it might be possible to use black to create a sense of being trapped and frail.

but, this is basically a good portrait of him.

Helm said...

JesusGun, I'm glad you liked it :)

Griffith, if I put distance on the top value then the top value becomes less red (as the only way to go up from it is by lessening its saturation) and I didn't want to do that.

"composing it with jagged polygons was a good idea--and executed well. i might have taken it a step further and angularized the hair and mustache (specifically those gray streaks on his hairline).."

I didn't do that to retain at least some semblance of subtlety.

I didn't know why I put in the blue highlights but your explanation tickles me :)

Griffith said...

truly, your way is subtler.