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Re: Etchebeur Sketch Book

Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 03:22:24 pm
He looks really cool but I actually think the old mask looks better, its just that it seems like a kinda tribal theme but it works and looks intimidating.
So its a front-on view from say a side-scrolling game for example?

In your new version, seems like his head could shift 1 pixel to the right.
Have you tried having a touch less noisy highlights?
To my (very tired) eyes he is nicely readable but a touch flat.

Would love to see him animated on patrol duty  :lol:

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Re: Etchebeur Sketch Book

Reply #11 on: June 18, 2013, 06:44:27 pm
He looks really cool but I actually think the old mask looks better, its just that it seems like a kinda tribal theme but it works and looks intimidating.
So its a front-on view from say a side-scrolling game for example?

In your new version, seems like his head could shift 1 pixel to the right.
Have you tried having a touch less noisy highlights?
To my (very tired) eyes he is nicely readable but a touch flat.

Would love to see him animated on patrol duty  :lol:

Hehe, the idea was make something like Final Fantasy or other turn-based classic rpg but i think something like pokemon would work(perspective)  :blind:

I will find a new pallete and try some animation later, for now just something i found funny to do:

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Re: Etchebeur Sketch Book

Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 02:44:11 pm
Well i guess u wouldnt catch an ice knight saying "praise the sun" haha :crazy:

Its a bit hard to tell what is going on with the forms in that background though.
I can tell he's on a path, some close hills and mountains at the back.
But there's seemingly random lines going all over the place which kind of busts up the rhythm instead of leading the eye.
The path just seems to vanish abruptly which doesn't help the perspective.
I really don't know what is happening on the right side, its like...maybe there's foliage of some kind but its...sunken into the landscape? It reads like that because the raised bits use the same colour as the grass on the left side.

I think if ur going to stylize then perhaps experiment with patterns and simplified shapes.
Super Mario World is an EXTREME example where they do this.
So if you're going for that kind of effect then repetition can bring harmony to your piece.
This could be stuff like similar (stylized) hill shapes, similarly shaped foliage, patterns in place of texture.