AuthorTopic: GR#111 - Isle of the Dead - Pixel Artwork  (Read 11057 times)

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 06:58:34 am
I agree that the warm tones don't seem to fit, and I quite like that color edit (other than the darkest shade, which loses richness.)

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 08:59:42 am
I rather liked what the warm tones brought to the darker parts of the isle.  It had a deep, intoxicating feel to it, sort of hellish.  I do agree that the lighter colors make it a bit *too* warm though.

So I did an edit of my own.  The lightest colors are cool and nightly, and the in-between a very grey orange hue.  Feel free to disagree.

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 04:19:03 pm
Thanks guys!
I definitely plan a palette edit, good thing to have the job laid out for me ;)
The present palette was well suited to the first version, but I agree it doesn't work all so well with the bg changes.
The colors were actually picked from Boecklin's paintings (such as they are displayed on Wikipedia, see link in 1st post) and these show either dusk or daylight, not night. I'll stick to a sunset/dusk kind of light if I can.

I agree the volume of the topmost part looks low again. I'm not sure why, since I made it obvious that the ground rises sharply before coming to this plateau, but I'm going to live with it at this point. I wanted that flat space as an arena for some of the monuments (yet to come), and also to provide eye-resting space from the more intricate gully parts.

New update hopefully later tonight.

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #23 on: September 15, 2012, 07:11:16 pm
Hey guys
Well yeah I've left this untouched for 7 months  :-[

New version with some simplifying and cleaning and polishing.
Slight palette change, not final yet. Removed the brightest color just to see.
I'm probably going to close the case soon, unless someone points some horrendous flaw :D

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #24 on: September 15, 2012, 08:44:26 pm
Oh, I almost forgot about this neat project, glad you're still on it. Couldn't resist playing around; balancing the colors a bit + testing an additional hue-shift.

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 09:51:56 pm
Thanks DB!
I certainly do love your first color edit! It doesn't look like much changed, yet it changes everything =)
I also liked HughSpectrum's earlier version, quite a different direction (did someone change their username btw???)

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Re: Isle of the Dead WIP

Reply #26 on: September 18, 2012, 02:17:21 am
Fixed remaining details. Hopefully final version, except maybe colors. I'm blind right now!





Done, I guess ^_^
Final colors + adjusted canvas size a little.
Posted on PJ, and again on Threadless.
Thank you all who helped, you're awesome! =D



Merged triple post into double post, since that's sufficient for bumping this. - Crow
Thanks! I forget my netiquette! =)
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