AuthorTopic: [WIP] C&C I need some help, badly.  (Read 2115 times)

Offline BCj

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

[WIP] C&C I need some help, badly.

on: July 04, 2014, 07:22:10 am
Hi all. I'm in the process of trying to make my own battlers in the game. I'm using navest his battler as reference. (http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r770/Navest/Seth_Battler_001_zps89e8760a.png). I've never shaded or pixelled anything ever before, aside from some minor edits here and there.

I tried making my own version of one of my character sprites, but I'm struggling _ a lot_ with the shading. The fact that the original sprite was holding a big shield isn't helping either. I didn't fix the arms yet as I'm not sure yet what weapon he should weild. I've probably changed this sprite about 4 times already. Could someone give me some quick C&C regarding the pose/shading? (esp the coat, I don't know how to shade it at all)

Offline astraldata

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 391
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • View Profile
    • MUGEN ZERO

Re: [WIP] C&C I need some help, badly.

Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 11:37:32 pm
It might help to try posting something original here instead.

I don't like trying to critique something I can't easily tell how much of it is *your* work because it's difficult to know what *you* did right and what you did wrong vs. what the original artist did right/wrong, therefore making it difficult to offer you any advice at all.

Just something to think about. Try shading a vase or statue or *anything* that's not based on someone else's work / construction lines / shading / etc.

You will get a lot more feedback by making it clear to us what you're capable of currently so that we can help you grow from there.

You're obviously not at this level yet (or you wouldn't be asking questions on how to shade stuff), so try posting the best pixel work you can do completely on your own so that we can help you increase your skill level by offering advice on the things we can see you need help on.

"Teach me how to shade" is more something you'd look up tutorials on than ask about in a forum. On the other hand, if you've read that stuff and still don't get it, you should instead show us what you know via an original example and ask "What do you see wrong with this image that I'm missing and how can I fix it??"

The image you've provided currently doesn't tell us your skill level at all -- it just emphasizes that you kinda wanna know, but aren't really interested in doing your own stuff to actually learn (which also inadvertently tends to turn many skilled people off from wanting to spend their time to help you learn, which is unfortunate if you really do want to spend that time to learn -- and also why I'm posting to your topic to inform you just in case).
I'm offering free pixel-art mentorship for promising pixel artists. For details, click here.

     http://mugenzero.userboard.net/

Offline BCj

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: [WIP] C&C I need some help, badly.

Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 05:41:41 pm
It might help to try posting something original here instead.

I don't like trying to critique something I can't easily tell how much of it is *your* work because it's difficult to know what *you* did right and what you did wrong vs. what the original artist did right/wrong, therefore making it difficult to offer you any advice at all.

Just something to think about. Try shading a vase or statue or *anything* that's not based on someone else's work / construction lines / shading / etc.

You will get a lot more feedback by making it clear to us what you're capable of currently so that we can help you grow from there.

You're obviously not at this level yet (or you wouldn't be asking questions on how to shade stuff), so try posting the best pixel work you can do completely on your own so that we can help you increase your skill level by offering advice on the things we can see you need help on.

"Teach me how to shade" is more something you'd look up tutorials on than ask about in a forum. On the other hand, if you've read that stuff and still don't get it, you should instead show us what you know via an original example and ask "What do you see wrong with this image that I'm missing and how can I fix it??"

The image you've provided currently doesn't tell us your skill level at all -- it just emphasizes that you kinda wanna know, but aren't really interested in doing your own stuff to actually learn (which also inadvertently tends to turn many skilled people off from wanting to spend their time to help you learn, which is unfortunate if you really do want to spend that time to learn -- and also why I'm posting to your topic to inform you just in case).

Hi. I understand what you're saying :) but as to clarify: I tried to make his jacket myself, which, as you can see, looks like 'banded' shading.
But I've decided to try and make my own sprite/base, because this one isn't working for me anyway. I'll update this topic when I finished it.

Offline Fizzick

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 194
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: [WIP] C&C I need some help, badly.

Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 06:05:57 pm
Recolors and sprite edits aren't really what people here are looking to critique.