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Offline FoxInATopHat

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Rockington from JonTron

on: February 06, 2014, 12:35:12 am
So I made this:



But something seems off about it.
I'm proud of it, since I am by no means a professional, but I just can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I've always had trouble just drawing rocks with a pencil, so making a pixel one is probably not going to end well. As may be apparent.

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Re: Rockington from JonTron

Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:50:28 am
Is it meant to be like a hard rock, or a crystal? Cause right now, I read it as soft, a bit jelly-like. I thought more harsh straight lines would give it a harder appearance, so I fiddled around with it thusly:



I shifted the colours to go bluer when darker, added more highlights, used more angular shapes, did some pixel-level refinements, but there are some irregularities left (like that curved bottom-right). But those 90 degree angles in the shading are deliberate. A bit experimental. Like em?

I think I inadvertently made the face area look kinda flat in comparison to the depth that the upper shading gives...

ETA: I just found that this is a pre-existing character: http://jontronshow.wikia.com/wiki/Rockington
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 12:58:02 am by Basketcase »
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Re: Rockington from JonTron

Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 04:03:50 am
Oh gosh, wow.
That's exactly what I was going for, but so much better. Thanks so much!
I think I'm starting to get an understanding of not only rocks but pixelart as well (analyzing the differences).
Also yes, that's the character C;

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Re: Rockington from JonTron

Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 07:46:10 pm
Maybe you can take something away from these two different approaches.