Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: Darien on July 24, 2005, 07:11:05 pm

Title: Girl and Guy
Post by: Darien on July 24, 2005, 07:11:05 pm
Hey all, you guys may remember me from days of old as Varken, but more likely you won't.  I was mostly a lurker, heh.

Anyway, here's what I've been working on lately for a friend.  I'm almost ready to call it finished, but I'm just not as happy with the guy as I am with the girl.  I don't know why, but the shading seems more difficult for him.


Any and all critiques is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Girl and Guy
Post by: Peppermint Pig on July 25, 2005, 01:48:26 am
Make his pants look like they were ironed, maybe even add pleats for texturing so you can get some cleaner lines and more contrast on them. They don't have to be saturated colors, just some more contrast. I like this work and I think it's fine...

Long time no see ;) WB!
Title: Re: Girl and Guy
Post by: Darien on July 26, 2005, 01:37:25 am
Well, I tried to make his pants look ironed, but I'm not sure I suceeded.  I'm mostly happy with this piece, though, so I don't know if I want to spend a lot more time on it.  But, still, I'd love to hear any comments.

I added a quick background, which I may touch up some more, but I like the sketchy look it has right now, so I'm not sure.


EDIT: I switched the colors, as in lief's suggestion... I'm not sure if I need another shade, or if I should try dithering... but I'll probably edit it more.

Title: Re: Girl and Guy
Post by: lief on July 26, 2005, 01:44:38 am
i think you need extra colour on ground in bg.  The headstones etc should be light on a dark backing, however you need 1 or 2 extra shades to do it, while keeping the tree dark and the shadow under people.  looks good though.  love the stances, they have attitude.  "its your turn to, like, dig..."
Title: Re: Girl and Guy
Post by: Rydin on July 26, 2005, 05:58:22 am
Very nice! The colors are perfect, and the preportion is good. A few things though; I feel that the bg should have a horizon, to show more depth. The 'getting-smaller-in-the-distance' works kinda, but the small stuff just look like small stuff, not far away. Another color might fix this, but I like the 2 color bg theme. My other crit is the girl's hand. I think its in the wrong spot. I, personally, would move the hand to a holding stance rather than have it resting on the handle, because it takes some grip to force the shouvel into the ground. Otherwise it looks good. Great piece.