AuthorTopic: GR#042 - Green Forest - Mockup  (Read 16911 times)

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 06:39:51 pm
Very beautiful and provocative. The shades are perfect, and your distinction between background and foreground, I think, it spot-on. Well done.
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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 07:09:00 pm
Will this be translated to tiles? For a game? Is this just the tip of the iceberg? What's the intent here, eh?

Great stuff. Love the soft colors. Textured tree resembles stone a bit, not bark so much. Could even be plates, like plated armor.


Dusty, maybe you're not taking into account volumetric fog/haze in the forest? Depth and lighting seem good to me.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 07:40:32 pm
Thanks for all the great comments guys.  Its very much a WIP, so a lot of the issues talked about will certainly be addressed as I continue.

xhunterko:
its a platformer mockup.  I plan to do much more with the background, so dont worry too much about that yet :P

Jon:
I always pixel with a tablet.  I absolutely cannot pixel without one anymore.

Shikola:
I'll render those too - it's still a work in progress.

Dusty:
all your comments are due to the image simply not being finished.  those were all just really quick 2-second brush strokes to get things in the right places and whatnot.

Mathias:
Unfortunately there is no real intent with this at the moment.  Just art.  I think you're right about the texture of the tree.  Its something i've noticed, but put off in my mind.  Maybe I should address that issue.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 09:14:02 pm
Absolutely beautiful. I love the palette!!

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #14 on: July 07, 2010, 03:09:57 am
Looking pretty SWEET!

Feels a bit too tinted to me, though, like I'm looking at the scene through green cellophane or something.



Push in to the periphery hues a little more. I went with the cool ones for the background and warm ones for the foreground.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #15 on: July 07, 2010, 03:57:23 am
Yes, Eyecrizznaft, that's a mighty fine suggestion. I went ahead and superimposed yours and Indigo's pics so I could toggle back and forth to see the difference. Very good edit, even got some purples in the foreground. Curious to see what Indigo thinks. It does have it's pro's and con's but the pro's win, I think. Main con is that with the stronger hue shift now the eye is unduly drawn to to the bg more as a result, but worth it.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 04:36:56 am
Yeah, I basically just grabbed the hue bar and went "to cyan we go!" It needs tweaking of the saturation and value of those far background colours to balance out the priority again, I think.

Also: Eyecrizznaft... awesome...  :lol:

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010, 06:22:45 am
Delicious!

I wasn't such a huge fan of fade-to-black rocks, but I must admit that in this context, they do a wonderful job and nicely allow you to mirror blocks, which my top-left-shading wouldn't allow.

If anything, I'd point out that trees would have hard time to grow in such rocky grounds ... but maybe I'm mis-interpreting some chunk of dirt as rocks. I guess further texturing and refinement will tell.

Long to see how you'll bring it further to mastery ... very interesting.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #18 on: March 23, 2011, 05:07:36 am


I had some time to revisit this tonight.

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Re: really green forest mockup

Reply #19 on: March 23, 2011, 05:22:44 am
hey I remember this...looks more organic now, since I pointed that out back then that everything looked so straight :D

Very nice mood work!
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