At first I was going to settle for the boring “set to pixelate>mosaic filter” incident, May 2021 - but I felt like this undermined the meaning of the progress of pixel art, and I didn’t feel right using my profile pic to be lazy about it. Instead, I wanted to try my hand at properly doing something with pixel art, I never got to experiment with it until now.
I set the image to 128x128, selected a few facial features via the quick selection tool (eyes, mouth, eyebrows, etc.) to have their own setting, upped the contrast heavily, then downed the saturation just slightly so it didn’t look overly “rainbowy”. I’m surprised at the end result and I’m happy with how it turned out. It reminds me of something you’d find in a Doom 64 mod.
This is probably my favourite from the Seasons of X series so far. I might set it as my profile pic soon.
Eussh putting it as a profile pic looks like I put a filter and no pixel art was made. I’ve made an extra edit to put the filter for now but I think it catches the effect from most browsers. Consider the pic above though my HD representation.