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Pixel Art / Re: There are always more ninjas!
« on: December 02, 2005, 11:08:20 am »
Alex: Thanks for the motivation. :]

Tetsuya: Thanks, I tried really hard to pick good colors for this.

Ryumaru: Your right about it having a Tsugumo flavor. :o Just noticed. I wonder what he's up too right now.

David: Texture is a weak spot of mine especially at this scale. Your ninja looks pretty good, gives me a better idea of how to express cloth. Was too occupied thinking about other art related problems while making this.

Zach: Bring IT! Maybe we should have a battlefield collaboration. :P

Madafacka: I agree with the whole not copying other peoples style thing. I had a recent period of time where I was trying to mimic a bunch of professional work but I gave up on the idea, it was only good for making me upset. The only real references I use now are photos from google image search and the occasional game screenshot to improve on broad things like color theory and composition.

Tomi:  I agree the sprites are a bit rough. I was focusing one the environment so much because that's something I'm weak at.

Pixel Art / There are always more ninjas!
« on: December 01, 2005, 06:18:37 pm »
Here's a mockup I did today of a game I've had in my head for a long time. Studied a lot of video game screenshots to figure out how to make sprites stand out against the environment. The whole premise of the game is that youre the samurai guy and you keep beating up an endless mob of ninjas until you get stabbed into submission.  :P

Pixel Art / Less is More
« on: November 30, 2005, 06:28:08 pm »

I think that in the past my work has been too large to really benefit from the whole pixel by pixel approach to composition. I'm gonna start working smaller. Here's my first attempt to make a sprite that would fit on screen in a portable game. Any feedback on the result  is appreciated.   :)

Pixel Art / Re: Battered warrior.
« on: November 28, 2005, 06:56:51 am »
That's pretty neat looking. Has a rich oily looking feel too it. I think with respect to character design he could look more warrior like if he had gauntlets or bracers of some sort. Nothing to worry about though.

Pixel Art / Re: Another Tut by me : Anatomy
« on: November 25, 2005, 05:04:11 pm »
Cool stuff. I've been studying one of Loomis's books and what you've shown is close the 8 heads approach I'm drilling into my head. What books or pages have you been learning from?

Pixel Art / Re: Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
« on: November 24, 2005, 02:54:33 pm »
Thanks, Helm, appreciate the response. I'll spend some time digesting and I'ill get back to you if something is still fuzzy. Awesome link by the way.  ;D

Pixel Art / Re: Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
« on: November 24, 2005, 02:09:22 pm »
Really like the final product and showing the steps has given me some ideas. I've got nothing to criticize really but could you point out some resources on color theory? Everything I've done color related has been a lot of guess work.

Archived Activities / Re: WayForward pixel animation contest
« on: November 22, 2005, 10:04:56 am »
Way to go Konjak! More people here know how to animate than I expected. We should have more animation activities, no need for prizes or anything, as added motivation to practice more often.

Pixel Art / Re: Chopsticks
« on: November 21, 2005, 08:38:53 am »
Could you share what program you're using? I like the variable width lines and Painter's pixel pen doesn't have pressure sensitivity.

I agree that you're doing really well for someone who claims to not know much. I get the impression that you come from a painting background. Do you have any work posted online? Would be interested in seeing some.

I have to wait until you are almost finished before l offer any helpful criticism. You are doing well, I appreciate your unique approach and want to learn from it.

Pixel Art / Re: Ohmy
« on: November 15, 2005, 05:52:55 pm »
I like the small one a lot. Really interesting dither patterns. I'm kind've turn on to the idea of experimenting with it now. Nice anatomy on the second one. I'm studying hands right now and I get the impression you've practiced them a lot also.

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