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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #210 on: June 24, 2013, 08:12:48 am
Haha, don't know yet. Torso and below and very WIP. Might even swap his walkers for a serpent tale or octopus bottom.
His race is to be the leading plot antagonist, so it's gotta be good. I'll update here is I get it figured out.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #211 on: June 24, 2013, 11:51:37 am
Reminds me of Day of the Tentacle mixed with Earthworm Jim. Which is awesome.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #212 on: June 24, 2013, 10:34:03 pm
The eye and mouth mainly remind me of the eggplant-wizard in that old show I never even saw. :o

I think the body might benefit from a stronger basic form - for example a triangle standing on its tip or the other way around, they'd work well with the head already being kinda upward sloping with the tentacle and all.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #213 on: June 25, 2013, 05:39:25 pm
It reminds me of the aliens from the Simpsons.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #214 on: June 25, 2013, 06:54:27 pm
Simpsons alien crossbred with Earthworm Jim actually.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #215 on: June 25, 2013, 10:43:01 pm
I just finished a comic book in case anyone is interested.

Here is the official promo ( links are under the video ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STO3nPt61Lk&feature=youtu.be

Here's an earlier promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQjHo2x1Vuo

Here's another early promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU5QPZq1Fbg

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #216 on: June 26, 2013, 01:34:47 pm
I found really old stuff of mine I thought was amusing.

From about 1994, the beginnings of a platformer (I suppose a bit like Castlevania, I presume inspired by SNES mags I had laying about) made in AMOS Professional on Amiga

Heh.  Terrible.  I was still very much a beginner though I find it interesting that I was attempting things like lighting and shadow.  Although hey, that's almost 20 of the 32 max on screen colours used up on brown and grey.  That's most of the colours waaaasted on shades of brown and grey.  Looking at the majority of first person shooters these days I guess I was ahead of my time.  I think I've come pretty far these days with cutting down on the wasteful colours and having much more in the way of efficient low-colour palettes.

The dude runs too!  Sort of...

One of the very first animated sprites I ever did.  A 12 frame run cycle.  He seems a bit blobby in form but overall I'm surprised that it's not actually that bad for an early attempt.  Smooth motion and he certainly looks like he's moving the feet well, and not 'ice-skating' like a lot of people's early attempts at walk/run animations I suppose. 

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #217 on: June 26, 2013, 01:50:42 pm
Certainly beats my attempts in STOS  :lol:!  Pixeling in those days was much harder with relatively primitive tools and without instant references and tutorials via the internet. Still there is something to be said for no distractions from the internet or other programs running.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #218 on: June 26, 2013, 05:55:04 pm
Those are comparisons I can live with! Love Earthworm Jim. Wish I had a poster of some of those promo paintings from back in the day.

@EvilEye . . . to your credit, I was expecting something truly amazing. But . . . I got Stickers the Cat . . .    whut

@Carnivac, what other types of art/drawing do you do? That's pretty good, though. Still better than all my animation attempts.


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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #219 on: June 26, 2013, 07:24:22 pm
@Carnivac, what other types of art/drawing do you do? That's pretty good, though. Still better than all my animation attempts.

Um. Nothing really.  Doodle a bit now and then.  Never got the hang of painting and attempts at digital painting or anything else really just didn't appeal to me enough to have the patience to put into it all.
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