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Topic: CHALLENGE 8/3/2009: World Leader Caricatu
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Subject: CHALLENGE 8/3/2009: World Leader Caricatu
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: World Leader Caricature

Create a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caricature - caricature of one of the current world leaders listed on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_heads_of_state_and_government - this page . As it is a caricature you should be trying to emphasise and de-emphasise certain characteristics in order to depict your chosen leader. It does not have to be the leader of your own country. Also, please make sure to tell us in your description who your leader is.

Bonus points for not doing Barack Obama*
*not really.

http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/35398.htm - This piece by http://pixeljoint.com/p/3240.htm - Jalonso may give you inspiration for this challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to /pixels/submit_icons.asp'>submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the /forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=8'>WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

/pixels/poll.asp?id=1149' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The World Leader Caricature pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/45436.htm' target='_blank'>The great Kim Jong-il by /p/4683.htm' target='_blank'>Elk
/pixelart/45521.htm' target='_blank'>Weekly - Mi consenta! by /p/8625.htm' target='_blank'>asukicco
/pixelart/45472.htm' target='_blank'>Un Homme Populaire by /p/14966.htm' target='_blank'>Christoballs


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

/pixelart/45435.htm' target='_blank'>Pope Benedict XVI. by /p/10654.htm' target='_blank'>kvetacek
/pixelart/45580.htm' target='_blank'>Vladimir Putin by /p/21788.htm' target='_blank'>dusanvf
/pixelart/45404.htm' target='_blank'>Indonesia President Caricature by /p/10563.htm' target='_blank'>Tipleloop
/pixelart/45569.htm' target='_blank'>Sarkozy's caricature by /p/20614.htm' target='_blank'>pixer
/pixelart/45417.htm' target='_blank'>Czech president caricature- weekly challenge by /p/15008.htm' target='_blank'>Bimbo
/pixelart/45438.htm' target='_blank'>Emperor Akihito by /p/22192.htm' target='_blank'>AtrSix
/pixelart/45494.htm' target='_blank'>Lech Kaczynski by /p/358.htm' target='_blank'>smylek
/pixelart/45422.htm' target='_blank'>Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev. by /p/22906.htm' target='_blank'>aranryan
/pixelart/45482.htm' target='_blank'>Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by /p/23575.htm' target='_blank'>~R~
/pixelart/45511.htm' target='_blank'>Zenawi. by /p/14300.htm' target='_blank'>Joe.
/pixelart/45577.htm' target='_blank'>RI 1 by /p/22954.htm' target='_blank'>kodoktua
/pixelart/45505.htm' target='_blank'>JohnKey Donkey by /p/19218.htm' target='_blank'>Jeremy
/pixelart/45467.htm' target='_blank'>world leader caricature by /p/22229.htm' target='_blank'>onek
/pixelart/45407.htm' target='_blank'>PINOCRATES by /p/14294.htm' target='_blank'>TunderPhoenix
/pixelart/45516.htm' target='_blank'>Lil' Sarko by /p/23265.htm' target='_blank'>Manupix
/pixelart/45513.htm' target='_blank'>It's freedom, baby, yeah! - Weekly Challenge by /p/21399.htm' target='_blank'>darchangel
/pixelart/45402.htm' target='_blank'>Benjamin Netanyahu - weekly challenge by /p/22368.htm' target='_blank'>orenshtiv
/pixelart/45575.htm' target='_blank'>God save the queen by /p/10577.htm' target='_blank'>imera
/pixelart/45522.htm' target='_blank'>Bath time, Mr. Gaddafi by /p/23474.htm' target='_blank'>inphy
/pixelart/45453.htm' target='_blank'>THE REAL KIM JONG-IL, PLEASE STAND UP by /p/9313.htm' target='_blank'>ui_
/pixelart/45481.htm' target='_blank'>* by /p/8182.htm' target='_blank'>plyvinyl
/pixelart/45480.htm' target='_blank'>I am a conservative! by /p/15535.htm' target='_blank'>Pandora'sSecret
/pixelart/45492.htm' target='_blank'>All politicians are lizards. by /p/23491.htm' target='_blank'>blackmoondev
/pixelart/45426.htm' target='_blank'>Lula by /p/16700.htm' target='_blank'>lucas_irineu
/pixelart/45541.htm' target='_blank'>Stjepan Mesić by /p/23034.htm' target='_blank'>Shizzle



Replies:
Posted By: orenshtiv
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 2:57am
This is my W.I.P:

Benjamin Netanyahu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:14am
If I were going to do Benjamin Netanyahu I would make his face longer and maybe emphasise his chin a bit more.

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Posted By: Dr D
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 4:22am
Strong, hard face.

I'd emphasize the forehead, nose, ears, and jaw, and de-emphasize the lips and eyes.


Posted By: Bimbo
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 4:38am
This is Václav Klaus



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Klaus


Posted By: kvetacek
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 5:28am
Lol, nice! :)
Don't forget his wart/spot. :)


Posted By: Shizzle
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 6:35am
I just want to make sure this is legal, I'm going to make it George Bush wearing a mask of Obama.  If its not legal, then I will change my concept.  Just wanted it checked before I got too far.


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 6:45am
Is George Bush on the list of current leaders?

Obama wearing a bush mask...maybe, but not the other way around.


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Posted By: AngelOTG
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 10:21am
I think he's trying to put across that Obama's the main person. But, since he makes so many decisions like Bush did, Obama is just like Bush wearing a mask.

Get it?

Probably not... I got two hours of sleep and just had to piss in a cup to ensure I wasn't droppin' tabs of acid all summer long... >.>


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 10:40am
As clever as it may be, it's still a no.

If you were doing a caricature of Obama then you would want to display all the characteristics associated with Obama, but doing Bush with an Obama mask means you would only partially be showing Obama's characteristics and vice versa.

So that's a no to people with masks of other people/ people pretending to be other people/ representations of people who aren't on the list etc... etc...


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Posted By: Bimbo
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 11:12am
kvetacek :  Thx , yeah I know, that I forgot it.


Posted By: orenshtiv
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:39pm
I finised mine,hope u like it :D

 Benjamin
Netanyahu


Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:53pm
The president of Brazil is in that list. I guess I will be doing him, drinking something.

This challenge sounds pretty fun.

EDIT: My WIP

http://c-dos-santos.zip.net/images/lula_g.gif - Ref

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Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:19pm
Guess who this is?

I don't think I can really improve on it!
I'll wait before posting though, in case someone with a similar idea is able and willing to make it better than me. :-D


Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:29pm
I donno actually, who is that?

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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:27pm
Hey guys! :) I'm back pixelling hopefully. Here's my WIP.



Gordon Brown! Crits? I need them, the skin's all bollocksed up.


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:45pm
Methinks he needs a lot more saturation in skin tones. And no pure grays, say I.

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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:48pm
Nods, I always need more saturation. Lemme see if I can mess with the colours.

EDIT:



This is a little better. I've still got to mess around with it more, but it's late. :)


Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 8:13pm

I think I am finished.
http://c-dos-santos.zip.net/images/lula_g.gif - Ref

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Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 8:19pm
This is pretty funny:



Was supposed to be Monsieur Sarkozy, but it just looks like an old man.

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Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 11:42pm
So, perfectly right  then? ;D (Needs moar babes :P)
 
[EDIT]
 
Oh Mr. Key you handsome devil :D


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:24am
Aw come on don't be afraid to give him a really freakin' huge chin.

Also, your canvas is much too big D:


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Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:43am
I know, just a carried-away doodle ;D


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:29am
Bimbo: great, instant recognition! Maybe you might caricature a bit more? (no idea how!)

Aleiav: your proportions look somewhere in-between to me, maybe a smaller body would be better? Also, aren't there too many lines on his face?

Lucas: I don't like the elvish ears, Lula's ears look normal to me... ;-D
His hair also looks like a cap.
Maybe you could include traits of the younger Lula, when he was a union leader? (btw, total respect to this guy!)

Hatch (and me): http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/27138.htm - here's one , and http://questionspsy.leforum.eu/image/23/d/8/3/coupe-populaire-41e4a5.jpg.htm - another , hilariously funny ('make me a popular cut')!

Time for some eye-candy from the past...
First, the all-time god and master of French caricature: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_Daumier? - Honoré Daumier . Down on your knees, everyone!
Who knows of equivalents from other countries?

Caricature used to be called portrait-charge in French, just google it, there are tons.
Some goodies from the first page:
http://webmuseo.com/ws/musees-regioncentre/app/collection/record/6707 - Franz Liszt , http://www.coutaubegarie.auction.fr/FR/vente_peintures_arts_graphiques/v12782_coutau_begarie/l2029478_fernandel_portrait_charge_du_comedien_par_tony_.html - Fernandel , la http://www.histoire-image.org/site/etude_comp/etude_comp_detail.php?analyse_id=697#i1 - Ménagerie impériale , http://www.chapitre.com/CHAPITRE/fr/PAINT/carjat-etienne/portrait-charge-de-gioachino-antonio-rossini-1792-1868-compositeur-en-cuisinier,5656987.aspx - Rossini .


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:52am
http://images.google.com/images?q=Sebastian%20Krüger - Sebastian Krüger

Thanks for the links :D

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Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:58am
Originally posted by Manupix

(btw, total respect to this guy!)

You mean, Lula? That guy is an idiot. Only reason he is the president is because most of the poor (and stupid :P) people on the country vote for him. I think most, if not all the brazilians who can actually think, hate that guy.
He looked like a pretty cool guy before he was elected, but once he was, he didnt do most of the stuff he said he would do.

I will change the ears =P

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Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 8:01am
Thanks Hatch, this is great! ;D
Also Galerie Laqua that one of the images links to.

More goodies from way back:
http://cyberquebec.ca/caricatures/Galerie.htm - Raoul Cabrol , http://www.lesgossesdepoulbot.com/ - Poulbot (maybe not exactly caricature, but I just love his drawings!)
Edit: for Poulbot, click Ma collection, then any item in the list.

Lucas: yeah, the http://www.rue89.com/na/2009/03/12/les-milliardaires-ont-perdu-la-moitie-de-leur-fortune-en-2008 - bastards . :(


Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 11:42am
->

Rough WIPs of one Mr. Gaddafi.. or something to that effect. I don't know, I'm especially bad with faces/anatomy.



Posted By: Celri
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:55pm
Am going to take the poster from pulp fiction and put Bill Clinton's face in Uma Thurman's place - maybe add hillary on the mag cover or something.  Reference added as well  Here's what I've got so far.


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:03pm
You do realise that Bill Clinton hasn't been a president for a while now...right?

The challenge clearly asks for current world leaders only.

Also, you're still jpegging. Don't save things as bmp if you're going to upload them to tinypic/photobucket etc...


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Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:04pm
That would be hilarious, but poor ol' Bill is not on the list...
But I'm sure you will find a volunteer!
The Pope? He is on the list, hehe (cynical sneer).


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:31pm
Really ashamed to show that after what Hatch did 
Anyway, I need some help :

Edit : btw, it's President Sarkozy ^.^



Posted By: Celri
Date Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:35pm
Knew I was doing something wrong...anyway I'll finish it on my own...somewhere else  can't wait to see your takes on things :)


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:18am
Maybe that's better




Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:51am
Excellent, Manjaman!
There's something about his mouth, though, that makes him something of an Arab leader.

What a success he has, our hyperprez!

I'm getting serious about mine... what I'm aiming at is, precisely, his idea of success.



Edit: my image won't show, don't know why, try later.


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:56am
I also planned to introduce Carla ^.^ (no bad pun)
Manu : That's very funny, but you have to know that's Sarko to recognize him...

EDIT : I'm going to make something like that :




Posted By: Bimbo
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 5:22am
I want to enter with another piece.
Please tell,What can I do better???






Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 6:56am
Who is that?

Anyway, I think its not exaggerated enough for a caricature.

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Posted By: Ravagence
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:27am
I'm new here, and this is one of my first pixels.

President Ilham Aliyev:


I can obviously see it's not very comparable to anything, I need improvement.


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:34am
Here's the line of the caricature :

Any advise ?
Ravagence : will you submit your piece in big pixels ? I suggest you to work your volumes, he's quite flat.


Posted By: Ravagence
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:39am
I understand, but the guy's flat faced in the first place, so I was thinking it would be nice if I could emphasize it :D


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 9:46am
Manjaman: Excellent! I might vote for him, you know! ( ... for the prez, or for your art?   )
Aiming for 3rd? you rascal, you.


Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 11:58am
I redid the head, but now I think it doesn't look like Gordon Brown anymore. :X



Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:41pm
A few changes, and a geometric body ^.^

Manupix : xD


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:47pm
Manjaman, "I love my job" or "I love this job" would read a lot more naturally. Also, I'd personally prefer a looser, cartoony body, but that's just me. Nice work! :D

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Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 1:05pm
Here's the latest. The mouth definitely needs some surgery. I completely redid the nose, hope it's better now. I'm not sure where to go with the hair, it's just all over the damn place. Does anyone have any tips on how to improve it? (ref: http://www.javno.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2008/m06/y174021470723188.jpg - http://www.javno.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2008/m06/y174021470723188.jpg )



..is this even recognizable at all?


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 1:15pm
Inphy: not really I'm afraid... Maybe try him older, with http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q=kaddafi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi&gbv=1&ei=E-d5StCeIsyA_Qbu2cWPBg - one of his nice hats ?
There's something of Michael Jackson in him, scary...

Hey wait, http://trden.blogspot.com/2007/12/kaddafi-bamsz-devlet-krtlerin-meru-hakk.html - who's this here ? Shame on you, Sarko...


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 2:30pm
Hatch : thanks ^.^ I still have a lot to learn in English...
I'm struggling against AA :




Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 2:44pm
Manjaman, you're getting serious here... =8-D
I really don't mind thick AA, if you can keep it like this. I'm far from doing that anyway...


Posted By: orenshtiv
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 7:08am
Manjaman:
your submission to this challenge is way better that the "multi-purpose portrai"....because i don't know why do peapole liked it so much \:


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 7:16am
O.O personally, I much prefer the portrait to this caricature.




Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 7:50am
I think you need to use the highlights on more than just the edges. It's giving it a flat, beveled look at the moment.

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Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 7:53am
Don't worry, it wasn't finished ^.^
I think it doesn't look flat any more, now :



Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 10:10am
that's my first time in challenges x)




Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by Manupix

Inphy: not really I'm afraid... Maybe try him older, with http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q=kaddafi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi&gbv=1&ei=E-d5StCeIsyA_Qbu2cWPBg - one of his nice hats ?
There's something of Michael Jackson in him, scary...

Hey wait, http://trden.blogspot.com/2007/12/kaddafi-bamsz-devlet-krtlerin-meru-hakk.html - who's this here ? Shame on you, Sarko...


Oh, yes. There is no Gaddafi without a proper party hat!  I thought I'd first try to get the hair done, but it may be better this way around. I also tried to get him to look older with some texture and wrinkles. Thanks for the tips.

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The hat and the hair clearly need more work, but I feel like this is getting somewhere.

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member_profile.asp?PF=22722&FID=1 - Manjaman : Looks great. Are you still going to work on the stacks of €€€ and Sarkozy's body?


Posted By: inkhunter
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 12:54pm

Sarkozy wip. idk why but it doesn't really look like him.


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 1:29pm
More Sarko?!
L'Armée des Clones!
No, this one doesn't look like him....


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 1:53pm
See something wrong ? (I chosed a violet background for a smoother transition between the two predominant colours)


EDIT : forgot to make the anti-aliasing on the eyebrows the diference is quite huge >w<


Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 2:18pm


^^


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 06 August 2009 at 2:48pm
Manjaman: he borrowed Johnny's boots?!!! (Hameçon trop grandes...)


Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 12:42am
qu'est-ce que t'entends par "hameçon" ? x)

then, I've been finished the head




Posted By: asukicco
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 5:19am
This is what I've got so far:


The Premier S. Berlusconi with the escort Patrizia D'Addario, recent scandal.
Colors: 28+Trasp.

Any suggestions?
Btw, great pieces for this challenge! Congrats everyone.

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Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 6:59am
loool great asuki x)
but the line let me think that's look like a roc xD

i've been finished sarko =)



then i can begin the background


Posted By: asukicco
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 11:11am


Added a BG, now colors are 30+trasp. Changed Berlusconi's right cheek. Like usual, suggestions? C+C are welcome.

Also, Pixer, I do not understand your comment. What line are you talking about?

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Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 11:19am
I think that line on the woman's cheek is a bit too strong. And something looks wrong with the dude's left (our right) nostril.
But other than that it looks great.

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Posted By: asukicco
Date Posted: 07 August 2009 at 11:45am

Rounded the nostril.
The lines are an exaggeration to delineate the stress of being an escort and most notably a beauty-maniac.

Thank you for the critic, also for the edit :)

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Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 5:31am
hehe I've finished my caricature
but I don't know if I need to add anything on...




Posted By: Lahra
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 9:36am
haha, nice
I also do nicolas sarcozy.

I hope you like it



Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 9:40am
Thats not really a caricature.

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Posted By: pixer
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 9:41am
are you sure you used paint ?


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 9:42am
It's a pretty cool colour recuction though!




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Posted By: asukicco
Date Posted: 08 August 2009 at 9:44am
What a way to deceive us from thinking about color reduction. I'm really doubting the purity of that fake wip.

Edit: thanks skamcore.

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