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[WIP] Tree (So many trees topics!)

on: January 17, 2011, 06:34:14 am
I'm new to these forums, and I pixelled this tree trying to learn how to shade and do pixel art in general. I havn't finished the background yet, nor do I know what to add to it.
C+C will be appreciated!  :lol:

Now here is my current tree:

The grass is terrible, I really don't know how to do it.

Thanks very much for your time.

EDIT: I tried making a background - it looked good in my head but it didn't come across well. It was meant to be water with a city behind it (I don't know how to do the water). I think it's a backwards step :-[


edit ptoing: i fixed the links for you, you have to use the direct link not the link to the imageshack page. Cheers.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2011, 05:34:30 pm by ptoing »

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Re: [WIP] Tree (So many trees topics!)

Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 05:36:21 pm
It's looking good so far, and I think the grass is fine in my opinion.

However I think that the colors need a little fixing.

Remember: contrast! You have good contrast here, but there are two colors that look almost alike! If you replace them with one color, that will lower the color count, and that's a good thing.

Another thing, more hue shifting! Don't be afraid to try out completely different colors, because remember, you can always change them!

Here's a little edit of mine (I put some AA on the tree to see how it looks):

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Re: [WIP] Tree (So many trees topics!)

Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 05:39:32 am
Thanks for the reply, Clovvach!
I tried to add some contrast and I changed the grass color:


I didn't want to drastically change the hues like on yours, and I didn't want to use another color to AA since the greens make the shadow look strange.

I'm pretty sure it's 8 colours at the moment, but there may have been a pixel or 2 that I missed when I recolored because I just use the eraser tool on MS paint. Is there a way to do a color count?

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Re: [WIP] Tree (So many trees topics!)

Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 03:35:19 am
Your pictures are broken. XD

and I'm not experienced with MS paint, but with fireworks there is!

Fireworks says 10 colors on the first picture including black and white. I reduced it to 9 colors in my edit.

also, I didn't use an extra color for the AA, I just reused one. ;)
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Re: [WIP] Tree (So many trees topics!)

Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 07:16:01 am
Wow I didn't realise the images went broken - when did that happen ???

Anyway, i'll reupload them with another image host.

EDIT: I reuploaded and they still wont work! i'm using
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« Last Edit: January 19, 2011, 07:21:42 am by imbrainy »