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Offline Sergiotron

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[WIP] Creature with mask

on: April 15, 2011, 07:21:57 pm
Hi!
I'm very exited about post my first WIP here :)
I'm a noob in pixel art, and I'd love to recieve any feedback from you. Here's my first creature (or monster, or thing... I really don't know):


I tried to be aware about the number of colors I was using, and made a little palette in the left. I'm pretty sure there are 18 colors + the background.

Cheers from Colombia!

PD: Pixeljoint and Pixelation are AWESOME!
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 07:28:34 pm by Sergiotron »

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 11:32:42 am
This guy is great! He reminds me of a Bile Demon from Dungeon Keeper.
The shadow shows that the light source is from directly above, so I think it could use some more highlights on the skin and some darker shading on the legs and feet.

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 12:29:15 pm
thanks! I'll do that :)

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 07:56:41 pm
You call yourself a noob, but this is better than noob quality.  The red feather bands up a bit.  Maybe disrupt one of those lines a bit ?   Or, if you're not planning to add any more colors, you could make blue or yellow the big feather, since they have an extra shade to play with.  Yellow is nice and 45-degrees so you might be able to get away with red there and not need to alias anything.

This is pretty good though.  How long did it take?

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 01:16:44 pm
Thanks for your comment! It took me about one and a half hour. Would be great to know how long would be your time :) I want to compare my time with more experimented pixel artists.

I call myserlf a noob becouse I've been reading and making pixel art for about two or three weeks, but I have experience in other digital technics, so basically I didn't start from zero  ;)
I've been reading plenty of usefull threads here and on pixeljoint, and I tried to use that knowledge in that image (the best I can do so far)

Now I have enought feedback to make a better version. I will post it soon. Thanks again  :)

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 11:26:23 pm
hi!
I made some improvements.

old  NEW!

what do you thing?
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 01:53:25 pm by Sergiotron »

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 03:59:57 am
Hey, considering you're a noob, this is actually pretty great. Nailed down the isometric perspective almost perfectly. I can see some subtle outlining and some banding in places but other than that, it's all good. The palette could use a few adjustments but the idea I have for a better palette is pretty vague, maybe I'll suggest ideas later on.

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 07:08:04 am
Here's a partial edit that will hopefully help you along:


- Contrast is low.
- Hair locks are too individualized.
- Highlights on far areas are distracting and break depth. Inconsistent lighting overall.
- Cast shadow is wrong.
- Skull and creature do not look in the same direction, creating a discontinuity in flow.
   - May be intentional considering that their right leg is bent... or just abnormally short.
- Noisy texturing.

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 01:48:57 pm
@Pistachio: Thanks! I agree about the outlines and banding (recently learned concepts  :) ) I have recieved very good advices about the palette on pixeljoint, and I think I get it.

@Shiny: Thanks for taking your time to make that edition  :y: I really appreciate it  :)
I agree with almost everything you've said (except the skull direction).

I'll do a new version today. Thanks again!

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Re: [WIP] Creature with mask

Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 05:11:53 pm
Well, I decided to try a new approach
Update:

 
Mask: Finished
Hay: Unfinished
I made the palette  ;D  It's the best one I've made so far