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Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:27:29 am »
Unexpected criticism of the changes there, Cyang. But I'm nothing if not open and versatile.

I much prefer the new layout of the frogman and was in complete agreement with the other posters. However, to address some of your views, I've moved the frogman further to the left in order to move his staff away from the sunset. I've also changed the colour of his staff back to the greenish tones from the original so that it's all less severe. I dropped the stars - they weren't working.

I've also changed the colours of the frogman back do a darker, greener tone again. Somewhere in between the two versions I had before.

For all of you who're clammering for the frogman to be more aggressive, I won't be changing the pose, but I've changed his eyes to make him look a little moodier. 'appy?  :D Wise, sage and friendly he is not.

Obviously it's impossible to satisfy everyone, but I'm content with how it looks now. I'm happy to call this one done.  :)

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:30:41 am »
I opted for this pose because of the relaxed nature. My thought process on this is "Magi = calm" To perform magic in a battle you need a cool head, which this frogman has.

I've added some magical sparkles.  I don't think the other arm needs to be shown. It would just be an unnatural position and wouldn't add any more to what I think is an already solid pose.

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:56:42 pm »
I think patterns would become extremely difficult to pixel up because the details would leave it looking cluttered. However, here's a re-colored effort to give him some more earthy, brown tones.  ;D

He probably fits into the scene more convincingly now as well.

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:05:57 pm »
Hi guys,

Another update, this time I've tackled the frogman! I've followed Ymedron's designs by taking the pose of one and the general body shape of another. The legs are splayed out in that frog-like squat. I certainly prefer this one for readability. It's clearly a frog this time around.

What do you guys think about him?
And also, what do you think of the scene as a whole now?

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:11:32 am »

Hi guys,

Here's yet another update. I've been focusing on improving the background and taking it to that next stage. I've added in some shine onto the trees to give them more shape, texture and detail. I think it makes the trees look less disjointed from the sunset.

After some helpful critique by Jinn (from pixeljoint) I've slightly altered the colours to make the sunset more vibrate and the sky more creative. One particular change I like is how he suggested making the dark grey tone in the sky much closer to the purple. The low contrast between them really works.

Unless someone has something to say otherwise, I think it's fair to call time on the actual background in this scene now. I'll still be open to further recommendations though.

I'm happy with the hero, so I guess it's now time to focus on redesigning the frogman. To settle the little debate, I see this frogman, and by extension all of his frogman compadrés, as mystical, magical druid folk. I don't think a kung fu action pose would best represent their style. However, I think that arched, over the shoulder pose that Ymedron sketched up is definitely fitting for the creature. :)

Just for the record, Seiseki, this frogman is pure evil. We're talking the Hitler of frogs.

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:07:12 am »
Thanks for the help there, Ymedron. That's excellent! You've obviously got quite a knack for creative poses.

I really like the leftmost and rightmost ones. The left for it's pose and the right for it's design, especially with the way he is sitting. I never really considered drawing the frogman from the back, as if hunched over.

I'll look into trying to make a combination of those two designs.

Thanks a lot

Pixel Art / Re: [wip] Bilou's school : injet ahead! [c+c]
« on: March 14, 2013, 08:14:24 am »
Nice animations. I agree with LazyCow though that the ink bottle enemies should "jump" instead of float. That's what the animation seems to suggest he's doing.

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 14, 2013, 08:06:00 am »
Hi guys, I'm back again...

Made a bit of progress. Focused on the sky and followed Facet's example. I have to say, it looks a hell of a lot better, so thanks Facet. I think this is now getting closer to a finished product. It's been suggested to me that the Frogman creature is "a bit boring" and poorly designed. Is that agreed with?

Also, should I add some sunset reddening to the near-most trees and the leaves in the foreground?

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 08, 2013, 12:02:14 am »

Made some further changes to the picture. Added more of the sunset shine and edited the two characters. I think the frogman looks noticeably better.

Pixel Art / Re: Gypsy Forest...again
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:31:28 am »

Not much to show here, but I've started out by adding some orange shine onto the trees and reduced the trees in the background (in front of the sun). I've also, with this edit made the sun "shorter". Is this for the better?

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