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Pixel Art / Re: Tiny tree
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:02:06 pm »
In fact, the shape and form in your tree is much better than that edit. A tree is no shaded sphere, it's a bunch of... well stuff actually >< You can't interpret it any clearer than that. Although your tree looked like a bunch of shaded objects that did not define a global shape, it's better than just having that global shape with no further definition.

I would imagine a lot would depend on what you'd be using the tree for.  Some trees are a global shape but most others are not.  I imagined the light coming slightly from the right and mostly over head.  I think my trunk is out of scale.  The edit looks more in proportion.

The art of the pixel is to use as little colours as possible, and get the same or better result than what could be done with more colours. This is not true always,but was a must back in the days of colour selection(old consoles, like gameboy colour and so on had these restrictions), but this  is also a good starting point for beginners as it teaches that person "how" to pick his pallet to get the most of it.

As for selecting colours, I usually put random colours in as a place holder and then change as I go. However this is me, and a few people choose to developer or us a pallet they made or already exists.

This is great information.  Looks like I should choose a pallet first and work with that.  That makes sense.  Thanks.

Pixel Art / Re: Tiny tree
« on: December 29, 2008, 10:30:26 pm »
That tree looks great.

That's interesting about the saturation.  How is this normally done?  Do you initially choose colors then adjust saturation or just choose the proper colors that you want from the start? 

Also I noticed you used fewer colors than mine...with a nice effect.  I would guess that using too many colors is a n00b thing.

Yeah.  Some programming goes hand in hand with pixel art.  One complements the other.

Pixel Art / Tiny tree
« on: December 29, 2008, 01:53:21 pm »
Hello everyone.  I'm new here.  After browsing around here for a while, I got re-inspired.  I'm a programmer who has always struggled with graphics.  It looks like there are a lot of people who create some great stuff. 

Here's a little tree I created.  I worked on shading and a light source.  Any suggestions for improvement would be welcomed.

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