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Pixel Art / Re: Monster with an Axe
« on: March 07, 2013, 06:48:54 am »

Another update of fiddling. Tried to get some more detail in, and fix how a few areas were reading.

Edit: Oops, post was made while I was posting. Yeah I agree with you Opacus, there is some issues with the arms, I tried tweaking it
with this iteration but I'm not sure if it solved the problem. I think I fixed the foot? I'm not sure. And yeah, the palette isn't working out the best
I'll make some changes to that as well.

No worries  :).

The foot looks a lot better already. The shading and colour problems persist, though.
I'll try to make a little edit today if I find the time.

Pixel Art / Re: Monster with an Axe
« on: March 06, 2013, 05:34:23 pm »
Looks pretty good man. I like the design, especially the helmet. But you still have a
few problems.

Think you should wait just a bit with all the detailing until you get the shadows right.
Some of the forms are still lacking in definition. Mostly the arms, that get a bit obscured
by harsh lines. Try to look a bit more at real, basic forms and try to emulate the shadows
on those. Like a cylinder for the legs and arms or a sphere for the head. It'll dumb down
the forms and make it a little easier.

His pose also seems a little awkward to me. Mostly because his direction is a little
confusing to me. His front foot is in a bit of a weird angle, it's pretty much facing the exact
opposite of the other foot, which makes him look wonky, and confuses whether he's
standing facing to the front or down at a slight angle. It also gives off the impression that
he's bent sideways, instead of bent slightly forward, which knocks him out of balance
with the axe.

Finally, I'd like to suggest a bit more creative use of colour. Most of your shadow colours
are now simply darker shades of the original colour, which isn't bad, but it's kinda boring.
Try mixing it up a little, adding shades of orange or purple to the red or maybe a yellow-ish
tone for the highlights on his armor. Just suggestions though, play with it a bit.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2012
« on: December 24, 2012, 11:49:50 am »
Interesting present I got, I can't help but wonder what's inside. I really like the pattern on the box and the construction ribbon.

As for mine: I used a ton of colors that I probably didn't need to (and I didn't really use them interestingly), and I had to erase a good chunk to work in a different pose (which ended up for the best since the old pose was awkward and less action). I know next to nothing about the subject I drew so I hope it turned out alright.

You know you can click the present to see what's inside, right? (:

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2012
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:49:47 am »
@Jeremy: Lovely stuff Jeremy! Thanks man! Really digging the colours and your unique way of shading and applying textures.
Especially in those antlers. Also, extra kudos for not mirroring it! Way cool!

@Metaru: I'm just gonna assume that means you like it (: haha, Merry Christmas man!

So much wonderful stuff again this year. A few of my personal favourites would have to be Cure's, Drazelic's, Jeremy's (See
what I did there?), Dusty's and Ilkke's.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas!

Love that this is still being put together every year. It's currently the only thing I do to make
sure my skills don't completely rust. Always a joy. Can't wait to see what everyone's made.

Sent mine in. Here's the wrapper:

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2012 - Sign Up Thread
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:48:35 am »
Definitely joining in on the fun.

I love skulls, horns and antlers, girls, mechas, samurai, cephalopoda and other strange sea creatures, lush forests, waterfalls, post-apocalyptic settings, sci-fi settings and vibrant colours.

Would also love something wholly original this time, no pop-culture references.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2011
« on: December 24, 2011, 06:02:43 pm »
Hooooollyyyy COW everyone, this is definitely a highlight year for the Secret Santa!!

Everyone really pulled out all the stops this year, definitely amazing work all around.

Big thanks to Opacus for mine, totally badass :3

I'm glad you liked it man! Really loved the one you made (:

Xamllew, thank you very much for your present, it's lovely! <3

I want to apologize to Opacus for my small gift, I had far grander plans... this was what I wanted to do originally. :/

Merry Christmas!

Don't worry about it! I nearly always have big plans and too little time. That robot from last year was supposed to be fighting an octopus (:

I really like it anyway! Very original, stylish aproach! Too bad that big one didn't work out still; it looks awesome!

Great entries all around this years. Love Lackey's, Indigo's, Dex', a3um's and The Inquisitor's especially. Although all entries are great!

Merry christmas guys!

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:59:06 pm »
I'm in as usual!

I like the unknown. The deep sea, space, anything that hasn't been explored and has the capability to house life we've never seen before.
Also, I love it when a piece has a lot of atmosphere. Basically, mysterious stuff interests me. Besides that I also love mech's, cephalopods and other sea creatures.
I love post apocalyptic and sci-fi noir themes.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2010
« on: December 26, 2010, 07:33:52 pm »
That's pretty awesome Fry! I dig the oldschool look. Thanks man :)

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