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Offline wolfenoctis

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Tree [WIP]

on: May 23, 2013, 02:16:57 pm
Hi guys, my first post here, I've been lurking these forums for a while now and decided to join and ask for advice to help me improve my pixel art. This is a tree I've been working on:



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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 05:59:10 pm
I don't really see a problem here.  :lol:

It is a little strange that the trunk of the tree isn't shaded despite being in a shadow.

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 07:45:46 pm
Try to shade the tree as a whole rather then each individual cluster of leaves. Besides that it looks very nice.  :)

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 08:36:48 pm
As farenheit said, defining an overall shape by high-level shading would help.

A quick edit for you: I introduced an "overlay" layer in gimp, and painted the volume with darkest green. Here's the result.

By the way, your "leaves chunk" look very much like pillow-shaded chunks rather than chunks facing a lightsource and casted shadow, imho.

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 11:10:16 am
Thanks for all the feedback, I tried applying them:




How's this?

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 05:19:35 pm
Wow that looks A LOT better to me, personally! The tree is starting to come together as a whole now! :)

I feel as if to me, the rows of leaves are a little too 'clean' and 'neat' to be a real tree. (IE: They are falling too perfectly in rows.) However; if that is the game's style (which it could very well be) than a style is a style!

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 07:24:41 am
Ok, I tried to make the leaves a little more defined and the rows less obvious...

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 12:27:56 pm
It's looking very good now! The only thing I see is that your tree looks like a conifer but has leaves and not pines.   :huh: Anyways good job.

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 12:47:49 pm
Imho, your first trunk with 3 shades was superior to the current one. You clearly did progress, and the "detailed leaves" bring just the right amount of detail. Yet, you imho took the "row less obvious" a little too far. It works well on the rightmost part of the tree, but on the leftmost one, you went with very irregular volumes, and somehow broke the perspective... That's a bit the Dr. Jektree and Mr. Hyde, this time.

quick edit with copy-pasting of vertical slices ...

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Re: Tree [WIP]

Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 05:49:09 am
I think I managed to fix it. Thanks again for taking the time to reply pypebros and mr fahrenheit  :y: