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My first isometric pixel art

on: November 21, 2016, 06:14:49 pm

Hey, any tips on how to improve this? I feel like it could be much better.

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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 06:35:42 pm
Throw some texture onto that slice! Buried cave network, basements, skeletons... anything that isn't just the grey void you got right now! I also reccomend working on the road gravel, right now it just looks like noisy grey flats. Add some texture and variance to the terrain!
Also, you need some more contrast on the edge bricks, I didn't even notice them at first because the shades are so close! You can also incorporate that brick to the edge of the river there!
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 08:04:16 pm


Look at what some lighter colours can do! It much easier to see the difference between different shades now.
I also feel like coloured outlines, or at least lighter outlines, could help this look better. Having inlines be the same colour as the outlines usually doesn't look very nice (for example the wooden boards)
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 08:17:50 pm
Gotta disagree with the above poster, I like the sort of darker, unified color palette the original has. It looks like twilight-lighting, whereas the other looks slightly past noon because of the brightness.
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 08:52:22 pm
I'm looking for a more dawn-looking and realistic image, I like using dark colors and low contrast.

I might do something for the dirt, I still have to think about what to add.

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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 09:29:32 pm
Looking much better, good stuff! And if you want ideas:
-sewers
-basements (already suggested)
-caverns
-plumbing
-rocks and plantmatter
-animals like moles

etc etc
There's plenty of stuff to be found underground!
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 12:05:39 pm
Needs some windows.  Looks like it's under construction. 

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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 12:29:48 pm

You don't per se have to use lighter colours, but if you have low contrast, using multiple colours becomes a waste if you can't even see them. In the picture i removed the outline in the dark places, and it's not even noticable at 100%.
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 01:32:24 pm
I like it but what might be bothering me about it is: isn't internal edges typically done with the lighter shade in isometric pixel art?  Or at least if they are in the light source.  I think that is making it look less smooth overall.

(sorry, don't have time to try out an edit right now)
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Re: My first isometric pixel art

Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 06:34:31 pm

I have worked on some stuff, the cave doesn't convince me..