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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #30 on: September 21, 2006, 10:39:01 pm
Woah, I just got a bad shock. I read your first sentence as 'Congrats, you have been bannanized' and for a split second I thought it was in reference to my post. ..Then I read the rest. What a relief.

Very cool and original idea (if it is original, I don't actually know). It'll be neato to be able to look back on the best threads, and I'm sure Cure will be honored to be the ideas guinea pig. :)
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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #31 on: September 22, 2006, 01:18:30 am
Honored indeed, and inspired to work even harder.  It is true, I've been given much helpful critique, it would be quite a different piece without everyone's help.

@Xion: Working on making the other side of the boat visible, the piece did infact have a very cartoony feel before I began the stormy sea, which complicated things a bit.
@crab2: Thanks, I'm one of those perfectionists who'd like every single pixel in the exact place I'd like it.
@Godslayer: I noticed that as well, I'll have to work on it.  I think the biggest problem is getting over covering the work I've done with waves, which is something I should get over.  Adding colors is another problem of mine, I tend to be extremely reluctant to add new ones.

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #32 on: September 25, 2006, 11:56:08 am
Good work, i love the effect of the water.

The only crit is the back part of the ship, i think a little more of detail or any brignes seems unfinised

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #33 on: September 25, 2006, 03:55:25 pm
minor update:

*the other side of the boat is now barely visible
*messed with the clouds a little bit, I've still got to make them a lot more realistic I suppose.
*F'd around with the sail some more, if anyone finds the sails perspective off, do tell.
*added a wave splashing against the kraken; worked on the waves a tiny bit.
*tried to incorporate your suggestion, Matriax, not sure if I accomplished it though.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2006, 05:54:41 pm by ptoing »

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #34 on: September 25, 2006, 04:15:27 pm
Yes the new water is better, about my suggestion think need more work.

View the first part and view the back-part nots seems have the same quality o same detailed, but well i think in overall is all good.

I try put a texture in the boat, but well is your pixel-art  :P

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #35 on: September 25, 2006, 04:22:13 pm
The water dripping off the upraised tentacles makes it fade into the background weirdly. What if you just added some more really strong speculars here and there? Some mist on the horizon line might also help it seem more stormy.

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #36 on: September 25, 2006, 08:23:15 pm
The foreground is HOT.  Everything above the horizon though just doesn't do it for me.  I hope you'll redo the sky.  The clouds are too cartoony and the dither is quite ugly.  Perhaps add a moon among clouds?

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #37 on: September 27, 2006, 12:59:50 am
I like it but, I think compared to everything else the kraken seems a bit flat.
I can't really offer a suggestion to fix it, just something to maybe look into.

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #38 on: October 02, 2006, 02:59:25 pm

major changes:
  *added a moon and a few stars
  *redid the dithering on the sky
  *shaded the kraken with darkest blue
  *darkened the water toward the horizon
« Last Edit: October 03, 2006, 05:54:55 pm by ptoing »

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Re: Feature 01 - Kraken Vs. Vikings

Reply #39 on: October 02, 2006, 03:10:57 pm
This is looking so incredibly sexy, I can't avert my eyes even if I wanted to!

One question though... when the hell are you gonna consider this beast done? Please tell me soon so I can stop looking at this thread for the finished version  :lol: