Critique => Pixel Art => Pixel Art Feature Chest => Topic started by: Charlieton on March 03, 2013, 07:11:16 pm

Title: GR#125 - Shiny Red Creature - Sprite Process
Post by: Charlieton on March 03, 2013, 07:11:16 pm
Since the evil powers of the universe conspired against us and shut us down for a while, my previous art thread on this subject got lost in the void. Well, I'm bringing it back 'cus I'm not done yet!

Progression .gif

Here's the "final" version which I submitted for critique

Here's an awesome, fun edit by facet with some pointers on shading

Here's a photo of Shane Hamman

And finally, here's the changes that I've done since last:

Muscles need some more re-work, but overall I feel like I've started off in a good direction. Thanks for all the help so far. More updates coming soon!


Final form, probably! Going to change up the shading a bit, then see if I can make it shiny.

update 6/3:

Some minor changes today. Going to have to decide the form of the head, next.
Title: Re: return of shiny red creature, c+c
Post by: Facet on March 13, 2013, 09:34:26 pm
Quite late getting back here, sorry.

Latest is less linearly shaded, more structure in the arms :y:. That's a pretty glorious ref. though, I'd love to see you draw more on that and perhaps round out the arms with some chub instead of giving all the muscles a rounded peak. That awesome oily line on his arm has got to be worked in somehow too, realistic or no :lol:. I Actually had a go again, taking out more of the low end for a more diffuse look as the rest looked to me. I also used line weight to imply more form in a flatter shade.


That deep hollow - pec/shoulder is what really looked off first glance; the pecs don't look attached to the arm, I think you could demonstrate more bulk by it's gravitation downwards, rather than ballooning outwards.
Title: Re: return of shiny red creature, c+c
Post by: Charlieton on March 13, 2013, 09:59:32 pm
Here's the latest version from a few days ago:


Progress slowed down because I was at a loss of what to do next. I'm glad that you found some new points to address! Yet another rad edit!

I haven't even thought about the pecs' relation to the shoulders. I haven't been refering to the photo as I should, obviously. I'd like to try and keep having the arm muscles be defined, though. Feels like good practice for me, and I like its visual contrast to the flabby body. Regardless, I'm going to have to change the upper body some more.