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Advice? Wizard (WIP) (C+C)

on: June 01, 2013, 07:51:27 am
I've pixel arted a few times in my life, but this is the first proper try and making something.
I'm trying to create a busy 'wizard's study' background, but it's not coming out like it is in my head. I guess I'll just add more shelves and magical shizzle.

Also, I feel like my shading is pretty shabby, but I wouldn't know how to go about doing highlights and shadows without ruining it, or taking a very long time to figure out where they should be... Is this normal for a beginner? or is there a technique?

I haven't done the wooden background or flooring yet, it's still a WIP. I would gladly take advice on how to go about doing that effectively too if anyone has time. :)

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Re: Advice? Wizard (WIP) (C+C)

Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 07:58:42 am
he needs much more contrast to stand out against the background.

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Re: Advice? Wizard (WIP) (C+C)

Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 08:43:28 am
Contrast by changing his colour? Or by giving his darker shadows and highlights?

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Re: Advice? Wizard (WIP) (C+C)

Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 09:40:11 am
I feel that the light needs a bit of work, I would have thought it would be more like this (quick edit)
I also played with the shadows a bit and made the man stand out more from the background.

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Re: Advice? Wizard (WIP) (C+C)

Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 12:32:31 pm
Great thankyou! The wizard looks a lot better with those colours.

And the lighting works well too, I don't know why I put a cold light in a warm room...

Here's my attempt at the lighting and some minor improvements. It's still a WIP.