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Offline Altourus

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First Attempt at Pixel art

on: June 14, 2013, 03:46:30 pm
Hi Guys,

I just discovered this community after following a few tutorials to learn pixel art. I was looking for some pointers for my first attempt at an original pixel art piece.



All the art and style was done by me, I included the palette I used in the top left.

Thanks for your help and advice,
Altourus


Edit: Current Status of this work
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 02:25:31 pm by Altourus »

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 03:58:25 pm
You might want to cut down on the dithering a bit, it looks really noisy right now.

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 07:05:02 pm
I am reworking the sprite so figured I'd give you an update. I've got the shading done but will try and do a leafy texture over it.

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 08:41:47 pm
Nicely done! I just signed up too and plan to try the tutorials. Congrats on your first try! :y:

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 10:56:15 pm
If you're going for a more conventional tree it looks like you're making progress. I wouldn't call the first one bad though, Reminded me of little big planet!

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 11:15:34 pm
I loved that game :)
Working on it, but drinking now so won't be updated till sunday the the earliest

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 12:08:02 am
you are off to a good start. Here are a lot of threads with the tree subject, you should search through the forum and read a lot of the helpful tips of the past.

drawing is a process, you decide how far you'll take it.

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 01:25:52 am
Sorry, but quick intermission.

You make that look like magic in front of my eyes.

How in the hell, and how long did it take you to do that?

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 03:27:48 am
Cyangmou - that is quite impressive, but I can't help but be reminded of this image:



Altourus: Your second attempt with the shading rough in place looks like a decent start - I like what you have for the tree trunk design, it looks pretty organic and its interesting to look at. And as Cyangmou showed - make some visually interesting clumps of leaves together and fill out the top a bit and you should have a pretty decent tree started :)

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Re: First Attempt at Pixel art

Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 05:44:54 am
Except his example has like 8 more steps than the owl. This is a subject whose construction has been discussed pretty thoroughly in past tree threads, so repeating it would be redundant.

And searching the forums for those threads would probably be quite helpful. Briefly though, you need to break up those clumps into more natural foliage patterns. Can't understand the foliage itself, are the leaves dripping or is that moss or some weeping willow hybrid?