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Pixel Art / Re: P90&Sprite [Warning: LEGS]
« on: November 12, 2006, 01:59:08 am »
I don't know if you're still working on this "piece", or if you've decided to do something else, but I've got a few pointers.

First of all, if you have any experience with shooting, rifles, pistols or otherwise, you would know that you almost automatically find a stance that keeps you "on target", and keeps your hands steady. A rifle is heavy (yes, even a P90 sucks after an hour), so you want it to "rest" on your shoulder, even when you are not firing. That way, you can easily reassume your shooting position. Try it out yourself, imagine where you would place it. And then go by that. Take a look here to actually see what I'm trying to explain.

Secondly, you will want to put most of the weight on you back foot, place your other shoulder a bit lower, and keep your head close by (but not touching) the rifle. Most people don't run and shoot, they tend to do one or the other. In real life that is. And if you have started shooting standing still, you usually pause your fire and start running, you rather seldom start running when firing.
What I've seen here so far, both original and edits (except for KilledBySuicide's, that is pretty much straight to the point) would probably put an average Joe's bullets in the roof instead of the enemies, posewise that is.

So, if you want to do an accurate piece, I suggest you start by getting the anatomy and pose down correctly. And it's ok to go larger, you can always shrink it down and/or redo it later.

Pixel Art / Re: Stop, hammertime.
« on: October 21, 2006, 11:31:07 am »
First of all, new to the board, used to hang around on the old pixelation boards though.

Allright, to the CnC. I like the second one, for several reasons. I don't know how "serious" you were when you were making this piece, but if you were to swing that hammer as he is holding it in the first one, you would notice that it would take tremendous strength to get it moving. The laws of physics are a bitch, huh? :)

The second on is nicer, but since the t-shirt is pretty much just one color, I'm having a hard time seeing how he's turning. I'd say define a light source, so that you can apply shadows/highlights appropriately, that will sure work wonders for this one. The other thing might be a result of watching both pictures together, I'm not sure. But it seems that since you have used the same legs for both versions, his body is turned, but his legs are facing forwards, allthough they look a bit "backwards". His groin isn't really defined, so you don't understand understand if you're staring at his crotch, or his ass :) It would be really uncomfortable to swing a big sledgehammer with the same foot forward. Just think about it, you usually swing with the opposite hand/foot, to get the most out of your body. But this of course depends on what he's swinging at, if it's higher or lower etc.

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