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Offline Salbeira

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Spirals

on: December 11, 2013, 01:15:00 pm
Hello,
  i am quite new to pixel art, though I read a lot of stuff and tried out things here and there, but right now I interested in ways to draw tiny, *round* spirals as parts of ornaments, though I can not get the hang of it ...
Do you have any idea about how to get on with it - the spiral itself should only be somewhere around 8x8 to 12x12 pixels large ...

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Re: Spirals

Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 02:03:06 pm
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Re: Spirals

Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 04:10:09 pm
Okay, thanks for the explanation:

Here is what I researched so far:
I started out by letting a favico generator generate an image out of a big spiral picture:

Then I created my own, based on a simple start and then cycling around with large flat lines on the north, south, west and east side

Then I generated a favico out of this:

This gave me the hint that these triangles coming from the center feel a bit strange, but also somehow help giving the feeling of roundness on the corners ...

Anyway thats what I got so far in terms of "round" spirals; edgy spirals are quite a lot easier with white space inbetween, but even there it would be interesting to see weather or not one can give the spiraly illusion without having white space ...

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Re: Spirals

Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 04:35:35 pm
I think maybe youre trying to imply too much detail than you can fit at that size.  It might be better to just keep things simple.  something like this

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Re: Spirals

Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 06:13:17 pm
Ah the use of anti alized edges - that is clearly something I need to work on - seeing when and where to use it! I'll try to move on with that!

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Re: Spirals

Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 06:19:31 pm
ya AA can help.  Though the AA in my example isnt that great so dont follow it too closely.