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Pixel Art / Re: Newbie trying to pixel elephants
« on: July 25, 2013, 05:05:17 am »
Thanks for the advice guys! I'll try it out on the next "Effelant" design (still working on getting a common 'theme' of the characters down pat as well), but I think I'll go with the light coming from the top simply because this sprite will flip in game and I can A). Take the easy way out of having a light source that will suit the character if he is facing left or right, and B). Should take out the need to have the really light blue down his back which might be take away the "metallic" look as well.

I'll update with the next one soon - thanks again guys!  :lol:

Pixel Art / Re: Newbie trying to pixel elephants
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:25:15 pm »
Thanks so much for putting that into words for me PypeBros - helped a lot.

This was another sitting position I was working on has gone through.

Please keep C&C up, it's helping me out a lot to find my style and what works for me.

Then with rework:

Pixel Art / Re: Newbie trying to pixel elephants
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:24:53 am »
YellowLime - No, the first coloration on the second guy wasn't pixel by pixel, which I can see was wrong as soon as it was finished lol. I didn't really limit myself to just the 3 colors, I thought it might have been better than trying to crap too many color variations in there because of the size, but I can certainly open up the pallet a lot more in the future, thank you.

PIxelPiledriver - pretty much what RiseAgainst was asking if you don't mind - the changes look fantastic, and I can see how it was slowly changed. What got you to think of those changes?

I'm working on another sketch of the same position to fix up some of the flaws of the original shape and design of the character, and I'll post some updates when I've colored them to see if I have any improvement.

Thanks guys.

Editted to add:

I done an edit on him very quickly on paint (so forgive the horrible black background it threw on there, and the other paint related issues) after PixelPiledriver's suggestions

I think it's a great improvement on him, and I like the coloration style - thanks PixelP :) Any other comments on him? I'll be starting fresh on another Effelant drawing for the next update to hopefully incorporate some improvements again.

Pixel Art / Newbie trying to pixel elephants
« on: July 21, 2013, 07:55:13 am »
Hi guys,

As the title suggests, I'm a newbie trying my hand at some pixel art - my boyfriend is working on a game & suggested I should at least give him some 'fill-in' art until he finds an actual artist. I've never done pixel art before (I'm a very traditional artist), so figured I'd have a go at this genre.

First attempt:

  (this one just had 'hue' added to the grey color)

Second attempt:

Basically going for a 'cartoon' look (they'll have the lighter spots on them all like the first attempt guy), but I'm very stuck on the shading aspect of pixel art. Trying to avoid the "pillow look" that the second guy has going on.

My first dithering attempts (with & without the black outline):

Any advice? Tips?

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