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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 01:02:42 pm
We're definitely overthinking it but maybe if it's a natural spring there should be a bit more of a pool attached to to the stream at the top, or maybe make the stream end hidden so it's implied?

Don't forget to widen your river a bit at the end. I was googling a few river mouth pictures and I found some cool references:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Klamath_River_mouth_aerial_view.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XnHHipZv1gk/T3gyWnNVR6I/AAAAAAAAAwA/6JXHoKp44ZA/s1600/river_Mouth+3.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_erApd0WcEIk/TUVtyNjekQI/AAAAAAAAABs/iwgY_Oe1hxg/s1600/AQCA090%255B1%255D.jpg

Also makes me think as you get in a little more you could add some better beach area around the mouth and maybe even a little sandbar. Another idea could be to add a little hill depth around the river and really make it stand out.

Look at this reference how the mountains kinda pull into the river and define it:
http://www.flyinn.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Kaipo-River-Mouth.-North-of-Mildord-Sound-West-Coast.-Bob-and-June.-Feb-09.jpg

That makes me think, don't forget to use lots references of real life areas, that kind of thing always gets me really excited and launches me a ton of new ideas (as you see above)  :-X
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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #21 on: September 20, 2013, 01:52:34 pm
@wanyo
Thanks! I'll check those out! And yes, I think we'll have to find a way to include some king of hot spring - :D

Also, you you think it would be possible to add some sort of cave in the cliff?
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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #22 on: September 22, 2013, 05:17:35 pm
@ wanyo and @decroded

I made some minor changes:  fixed up the shading, made the river mouth a bit wider, and added a tiny pool at the top. :3

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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #23 on: September 23, 2013, 01:28:40 am
I think you need less less highlights on sides of the ridge and more of that darker green (not the darkest one) to fill the area.
Then try to blend the top a little so its not such sharp lines.

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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #24 on: September 23, 2013, 11:59:54 am
@decroded
Hmm, are you talking about the main slopes, or the one that sticks out to the side? >^.^<

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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #25 on: September 24, 2013, 09:05:12 am
The ridges down the sides. I feel they dont deserve highlights.

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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #26 on: September 24, 2013, 12:03:51 pm
Oh! Ok, I'm working on it...

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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #27 on: September 24, 2013, 03:21:13 pm
Super quick edit on the cave/awesome shroom trees:


I gave the cool shroom trees a little more character with a bit of roots and variation so they didn't look like sticks in the ground, brought up the contrast a bit so I could move the pixels around and make them feel more rounded. I also added a bit more light over the cave entrance to make it look like it was in the rock more instead of just on top of it (I didn't do a very good job I don't think). Just a couple little things that stood out to me, keep up the good work it's really coming along!
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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #28 on: September 24, 2013, 10:47:55 pm
@Wanyo
>^.^< Thanks for the advice - I'm going to go spruce up the cave and trees real quick...



I need to put some new kind of foliage at the bottom of the main slopes...
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Re: Newbie Trying To Pixel An Island

Reply #29 on: September 30, 2013, 12:29:19 pm
Okey dokey, sorry this took such a long time...

I added some flower patches and giant mushrooms (yes, they're supposed to be bigger than the trees).