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Offline bigluc

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"Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

on: April 10, 2013, 04:33:57 am
I'm relatively new to pixel art, as I just got into it because I'm making a game that will use pixel art. I created this, and I think its OK, but it seems like something is missing or its just not quite right. The theme is supposed to be noir-style, very dark, almost dreary.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 05:36:50 am by bigluc »

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 04:48:11 am
Do you have a version of the image that isn't .jpg? .jpgs are really blurry. You might want to go with .png or .gif for uploading pixel art.

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 05:37:12 am
I've fixed it with a .png image, thanks

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 04:49:28 pm
Pretty much nothing in that image is pixelart. It's mostly gradients, semi-transparencies, auto-noise, 24bit-elements etc. On top of that you have mixed resolutions. If you're making a game it can be ok to do some post-processing or adding in-game effects, but if you want help in a pixelart-forum you need to present the clean material.

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 03:48:24 am
Yes, I posted this on another forum before this (it recieved little response) and someone just told me about gradients and AA and how to use it / if at all. I will fix it and post something later. I did use one resolution throughout the whole piece though.

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 05:36:29 am
have a look at this map from the snes batman game.  I think it could be a good reference for you
http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/SuperNES/AdventuresOfBatman&Robin-Stage1-AmusedToDeath-Area1.png

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 05:18:34 pm
Thank you, that was very helpful.

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 10:04:49 pm
Ok, so I've revised it a bit, and I feel it looks a whole lot better. I added a fence as a middle ground element to kill off the dead space that was there. I also fixed lighting and made everything darker with some highlights.

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 04:56:12 am
I made another iteration, this time fixing some lighting and also the sign which was rendering oddly. I also began to start a night cloud, but I'm unsure of it, I want it to feel darker, like a rain cloud. Eventually I want to add a rain overlay.

Does this look better than version 1?

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Re: "Cincy's" - C+C wanted, WIP

Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 06:42:03 am
imo, this version it's darker and not really better than the previous.
Try to add light effect on Gyncy's and the lamp :)