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Pixel Art / Re: she wants to steal your desserts.
« on: January 16, 2009, 04:05:21 am »
I have to pop in and say I love the style and palette on this. She is almost the color of a cupcake with all the sweetness (and I love cupcakes, shh). I can't wait to see more from you!

Pixel Art / Re: woman [wip][NUDITY/REVEALING]
« on: December 30, 2008, 03:14:35 am »
I didn't meant to draw in a different form... I meant your practicing the female form (looking at many different pictures of females and trying to draw them or replicate poses) will make you better at anatomy. You have to practice drawing before you just get "good" at it.

I saw on pixeljoint you said you can't possibly draw females because you don't have any magazines and you have a brother. Well, the internet is a wonderful tool my friend. Use google images... OR start with that picture NaCl posted above!! Pick up a Vogue or something at the newsstand (I know I know, but it will only hurt your male ego once XD)

Pixel Art / Re: woman [wip][NUDITY/REVEALING]
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:15:46 pm »
I have to agree with what everyone else has said about drawing it first and looking at TONS of pictures to get your anatomy right... not just one. I hope you don't mind, but I did an edit of some of the things I think you need to work on. I kinda scribbled everywhere, but it's easier to show than to explain I think...

The shoulders were Way too broad and the stomach was lumpy so I edited that a bit. The breasts and legs are the problem areas (of course I might be biased since I love drawing boobs) and HER right arm (our left). You have to imagine the way she is standing her breasts won't look like two basketballs that don't shift at all. The face I think needs to be softer and more feminine, right now she kind of reminds me of Disney's Tarzan. Also, make sure if you decide to do hair that it looks like Hair not the back of Darth Vader's face mask. ;) Hair isn't meant to look like a hat. The head probably needs to be a bit larger as well. I think you just need to practice the female form a bit more before doing something so adventurous!!  Hope my ideas were helpful.

Pixel Art / Re: Mermaid [WIP]
« on: December 29, 2008, 10:32:54 pm »
Unfortunately, I don't share your sentiment that she's boring  :-[ but I took the other suggestions...

Crits? :y:

Pixel Art / Re: Mermaid [WIP]
« on: December 29, 2008, 03:23:13 am »

and again...

NaCl: You may have been projecting, but it's fairly accurate. I always feel that I am better with people than scenery... I am sure some are the exact opposite. I took your suggestion on re-using some of the green tones on the rock.

JJ: I took your advice and reshaded her hair and edited the color of the water... tried to make it more reflective of a sunset... I still think it needs work so any palette or shading help on that would be appreciated!!
what's she looking at? An empty bit of the horizon?
Yes! :D Staring off into the sunset she is.

Any other crits or help would be appreciated :)

Pixel Art / Re: Trek through the Desert
« on: December 29, 2008, 01:13:46 am »
I like the style of this!!
I am assuming her pants are meant to be puffy? If they are meant to be form-fitting then I would have to say her calves look... large. Her left leg doesn't look bent like she is walking, but more like she is doing a lunge. Also, I know this is totally nitpicky and might just be a personal preference... but you said she is a tough tomboy character? In my experience females that have a tough, hard, boyish personality don't often wear tube top bras. :\

Pixel Art / Mermaid [WIP]
« on: December 28, 2008, 09:48:06 am »
Hi, I haven't been here in a while... but you guys are helpful with critiques and I need help on this piece. Originally this was meant to be for the Pixel Joint calendar challenge... but I used too many colors. Fail. XD So now it's just for fun. My problems are the rock... how in the heck do I go about shading this thing?! Also, anything else you want to nitpick, feel free. :) The mermaid I like, the scenery not so much... Help? :D

Updated!! -- would like some help on sky/water palettes or shading (and the rock still)

And again:

Pixel Art / Re: Zoe
« on: June 18, 2007, 03:18:51 am »
I would have to agree that she doesn't immediately strike me as female. The pink obviously helps you make that distinction, but I think the biggest detraction is the eyelashes... which look like thick angry eyebrows. I think Faceless' edit gives some good ideas about what to do about that. My other suggestion would be... perhaps do something more feminine with the hair. I'm not sure what kind of theme you have going on with the style of hair... but you could do something more flowing as she runs... even a bob might look cute. But that's up to you of course. :)

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP]Isometrics
« on: June 10, 2007, 05:08:41 am »
I definitely think the contrast needs to be bumped up but what's really bothering me is the colors of the windows. Typically the illumination of the room would shine out, unless it was during the day of course. However, all your rooms have a very odd red and blue color scheme that doesn't seem to follow any pattern. I doubt anyone would actually paint a room those colors so I would suggest something more neutral, maybe add some details like plants, blinds, drapes to add interest. Would really like to see you actually take the suggestions given to you and finish something. :-\ Good luck.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Mushroom
« on: June 10, 2007, 05:03:01 am »
Ive enjoyed watching the progress on this piece. My advice would be to make the gnome's arms a little shorter. The one reaching up in particular looks far too long to me. I also agree that the last step looks surprisingly like a hotdog. Lookin' good.

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