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[WIP] Yian Kut Ku

on: February 25, 2012, 05:16:05 pm
Hey guys, long time no see. I'm back working on some large scale stuff...



This is what I got started on, I'm not too happy with colors - but yes they have to be that dark and oily... Here is my reference: http://image.forumfree.it/8/0/6/6/7/6/8/1321821150.jpg (I didn't do the Crest, that's breakable and therefore will be done separately... Kind of like an Equipment piece for the monster lol).


Any suggestions?

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 06:06:26 pm


According to the reference imo.

Your legs and the neck are a bit too beefy and it's unclear where the wings are attached.
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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 06:13:54 pm
It's looking good so far. :D However, if you're just going by the creature, you can change the colors somewhat -- kut-ku is very brightly colored: http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/ae6cab955a26697385f57b0f4d997a0d/http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/Zsaber12/YianKutKu.jpg

The eyes look a little like they're on top of the beak.

It's looking good so far! :D

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 07:50:07 pm
You're right I didn't notice that the beak and the eyebrow arc / eyes were separated... Probably due to the fact that it's the same color. @9_6 That's a very nice redrawing, I did notice he needed a more "chicken leg" style on the feet, and I let my own reference space me out on the wing attachment... It would have helped alot to sketch it out before going at it first, I usually do that phase when drawing on paper - I'll start doing it for larger scaled Pixel Art aswell from now on ^^


I'll get back on this when I find some time ^^ thanks alot for the help guys.

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 03:27:00 pm
Might have come out too saturated, so I'll edit it when I'm completely done... This is what I got so far


I hope you don't mind me using the sketch xD

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 03:39:56 pm
Finish the claws and get rid of the sketch layer so there aren't a bazillion colors floating around from the AA.
Then we can talk.
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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 05:40:07 pm


Cleaned, all ready sir

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 07:58:25 pm
Alright first off, can we say big improvement?

Yeah, yeah I think we can do that.



It's unclear where the light comes from. Top left? Top right? Both?
I'd pick one source and try to stick to it. Too many highlights everywhere makes things look flat.

The styledither on the head doesn't quite fit.
I don't know where this thing comes from nor do I know anything beyond the references but it seems the beak thing is quite smooth so all that structure in there doesn't quite fit.

You're using too many colors that are too close to each other. Spread them values.

Oh also I forgot to correct it but you got the left foot wrong.
There needs to be more foot on the ground, I only drew the clawcircles, not the entire foot.

Keep it up. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 08:56:55 pm
Nitpick: Kut-ku is pink, not red/orange. The colors right now look... charizardy. That is totally a word.

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Re: [WIP] Yian Kut Ku

Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 09:50:14 pm
@9_6 thanks but I think you deserve most of the credit here haha. You're right about the colors, I was unsure about the light source - but I think the left foot is fine as long as it hides behind the beak, no?

As Raven said Kut Ku is actually Pink xD I started with purple, and my gradients led me astray into an orangey doom. I'll change it up next.