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Offline Moribund

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Small stuff

on: May 13, 2010, 05:10:51 pm
So uh, as this is my first post I better have a long detailed history of myself. Basically I've been on and off into Pixel Art for awhile, and I've poked around this site but I have always been to intimidated to join. I sprite for the game Cortex Command almost exclusively, so I started whining that we should have some sort of sprite help thread there. The mods were all like "Well why don't YOU do it". Backed up into a corner, I had to accept. It's helped me improve tremendously, but I think that if I am going to fill the role well enough I need to be better. I've swallowed my fear (it is now giving me indigestion) and decided to post here.

http://img168.imageshack.us/i/appleg.png/
http://img263.imageshack.us/i/gunsa.png/
Palette: http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4448/palette.png

edit: I can't get the image tags to work.
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Re: Small stuff

Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 05:32:46 pm
Hey there,  Moribund.






Palette:


(your URLs go to a special page at imageshack that happens to display the image, you gotta specify the actual image's URL in the image tag)

(introduce yourself here: http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=6976.0)



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Re: Small stuff

Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 05:50:20 pm
Thanks a lot! The CC forums have a built in uploader so I'm kind of inexperienced.

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Re: Small stuff

Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 05:25:04 pm
Contrary?

Anyways, You should make the apple more rounded and less isolike octagonal.
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Re: Small stuff

Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 05:41:19 pm
I thought the same too, but everything I tried just made it look more misshapen.

Show me how?

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Re: Small stuff

Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 07:37:25 pm
True. Could be a tomato right now.


Here's a nice ref pic.



Notice the all too typical single leaf. Aside from the shape, your green pixels on top look more like a tomato's or persimmon's stem. Go for the quintessential singular leaf instead. It's a dead give away for "apple". At that scale, you can't mesh your details too much. Go for bold simple elements.
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Re: Small stuff

Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 12:31:40 am
Thanks for the feedback!



You're right, it did like a persimmon. Is this much better?

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Re: Small stuff

Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 01:29:45 am
You got 'er. Now move into the next thing. Don't spend too much time tinkering if this is for a larger project.

Are these sprites just miscellaneous practice?

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Re: Small stuff

Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 01:49:29 am
Funny story this is actually an edit of someone else's apple.


I am really glad how well this turned out to you and Lizard. I'd really like to incorporate it into something tangible- but alas I am but an average citizen of the least motivated generation. Maybe I'll be mega adventurous and make a person next.



BAM. It's... I don't really know. A headless hulk in Castlevania clothing. I was poking around the site and I felt really inspired to make something completely different from what I normally do.
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