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DITHERING

Often the word ‘dither’ or ‘dithering’ is mentioned in relation to PixelArt. So what is dithering?  

Dithering is the hand laying of individual pixels in either an organized pattern or random scattering, in order to create a texture and the appearance of a much higher color count than may actually be present in the piece of PixelArt.

Here is an example of some Dithering Styles. I have used works from ensellitis, thUg-inc and myself ShoneGold to help illustrate some of the styles used by the Pixel Artists.

Dithering Styles by ShoneGold

In order to do our bit to support AIDSWalk 2007 shonegold.deviantart.com/journ… about everyone has a practice at dithering a red ribbon now that you are all familiar with how it looks and a few of the styles you can use?

Here is a basic template you can download and use, or you may wish to make your own ribbon. Let’s see how good you all are at dithering. If you send me a PM note with a link to your work, I will feature all your dithered red ribbons  in a future Journal.

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DD Features for August 2007
Another Rhino progress clip by Neoriceisgood Ocean fresh wind by 4tochkin
Golden Fish by Larwck It Ends Tonight by selfrighteoussuicide
Talon Grithunder by hitokiri-7 Hram Svetog Save by arrioch
Big Iso City... by gunstar-red Masquerade.muse.doll by Bitterkawaii
Harry the hedgehog by lunar-eclipse Iso: Mansion by Rami-crazyfox
London Pixel Scene by DarkPsymon :A Pirate's Life for Me: by Minty-Hippo
Pixel Bonzai 2 by tinuleaf Slumside by hellagood88
:: Goddess Of War :: by souless-pixel
The Black Fella by istvanna Down by the river by daporta
The Ollie Base by Faith-NG32 gluttony by Bad-Blood
Gluttony Contest Entry by justane Burning_Sunrise by raynoa
Pixel Luna-Park by tumble Odisea:Odissey by Metaru
Think Greek by PackagedBliss Eyes by FrostTLU
mamah.png by oomleo Jurassic Pack Clipart by Titus-rab
Pseudo Hindu Goddess by DomiTekila Puppet Master Upgrade by AbyssWolf
Isocity Entry by iSohei :thumb62045752:
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sahwar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: Great aricle, very informative!
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Plornt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Very good
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BobSmith006 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Ok. That clarifies some things. Thanks. =D
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Skull-X Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, indeed. :)
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Metaru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
yes, i got featured on August 23th
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007   Digital Artist
...and people really liked it too! :nod:
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Metaru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
indeed. it really freaked me out when i saw 188 msjs in my account :P
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007   Digital Artist
I bet! :)
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DCZed Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
I'll be joining in with this, I haven't done dithering in a while, I guess I could use the practise :)

I like the examples you used, I'll have to go find that rose & skull pictures you've used there, 'cause they're really good - gonna have to check out a few of those DDs there too, some have really caught my eye :)

Great news feature!
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you!

Here is a link to 'The Truth of the Rose' [link]
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