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Pixel Art / Re: walking Barbarian...
« on: November 20, 2006, 05:35:07 am »
Good looking! Head is an issue. Looks like it's viewing to the right for too long, then quickly looks left. Create a loop that uses a 'center' twice in the anim: center, right, center, left

Keep in mind the chin line, as well as the ear/neck linework, too. They seem to flicker a little.

Simple, attractive coloring. With that dark red, the bright saturated red is really outstanding, sexy, and helps with the walking motion, mostly: In the one frame where the right foot is pretty far back, there seems to be too much red on the waist.

Pixel Art / Re: Horned God
« on: November 20, 2006, 05:25:30 am »
The pixels are within you!!!

Great texture. Eyes look good too. The purple perimeter is kind of odd. Nose position creates this strange illusion where it seems like it's a little flat on the face.

I'm still very fond of the surtur lineart you did a while back, btw. Welcome back, and I hope to see more!

Pixel Art / Re: Improvement Piece
« on: November 19, 2006, 06:20:55 pm »
The character design is great, and the contours on the character are well done for a proportionally tweaked figure such as this.

I agree with your color comment: Neesd to pop. Robotic arm could use more contrast. Dithering seems like a no-no on sprites. My edit should help you out, I hope?

Pixel Art / Re: Josephin
« on: November 16, 2006, 10:36:19 pm »
Nice update. Soften lines on neck. I think the specular on the lip is too bright (the 2 pixel diagonal). Should be a cooler and darker color.

Thank you, the technique looks kinda hard to do, im sure i can learn it sooner or later, thank you for sharing it

Trust your dither instincts, one side of the checker is 'light', the other is 'dark'. Two different planes. The more contrast between the planes, the more 'metallic' or shiny something can appear. Most of the time you just want to make sure that your contrast in the checkerboard never gets too weak or too strong to maintain the effect so you can make successful shade transitions without having to resort to too much inconsistency, such as big pockets of non dither that might make us think there's a change in surface material.

Dithering from a pixeler's perspective is funny, since it creates soft and fuzzy at the same time, while smooth sheets of color are seen as hard, plastic, or slick, but too much contrast and its's reflective like metal again!

Pixel Art / Re: Josephin
« on: November 16, 2006, 10:19:54 pm »
Awesome work. FINISH IT!

Heh.. actually, I should critique (that's what I do!).

Pink on chin could be smoother, more diffused.

Forehead has no dither for that dark shade near the right by the outline.

Need to AA the bottom eyelid.

Your darkest red hair shade is too dark, I think.

Here's a technique I would like to share with you:

It's called interlaced dithering. You should be able to reduce your palette by about 20 percent with this technique. But even if you don't reduce your colors, it should help you out.

General Discussion / References Poll
« on: November 16, 2006, 05:29:26 pm »
What references do you draw from the most when creating pixel art, or art in general?

General Discussion / Re: Doll Poll
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:47:29 pm »
Not everybody in the Dolling community is ready to separate their ego from their work, so we won't be seeing too many Dollers coming through here. One way to teach is through example, Conceit, so if you want to show how effective they are, it'd be good to start posting dolls of your own! :P Foogirl and I made templates for one another, and we did a doll activity where we take half a dozen random words and incorporate them into the design. One time it was... autumn, siamese, meteors, chains, pockets, sandals, parasols etc...

My color of Foogirl's template:

Foogirl's color of my template:

Tell me that's not a fun activity  :D

General Discussion / Demoscene Poll
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:16:34 pm »
Where do you stand in regards to the Demoscene movement and artistic styles?

General Discussion / MS Paint Poll
« on: November 16, 2006, 03:41:25 pm »
So, MS Paint. Crap, or total crap?   ;)

 How do you compare the different versions?

General Discussion / Re: Pixel Fads Poll
« on: November 16, 2006, 01:43:50 pm »
Haha, yeah, that's fine Delg. I should really see if I have any other fad items.

DrDerekDoctors, great memories you bring up also!

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