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rpg black smith help

on: May 09, 2015, 02:23:41 am
how do i make this orc and human look like a black smith





this is what the black smiths work shop looks like at the moment


would love some help fixing the forge too
« Last Edit: May 09, 2015, 02:38:39 am by thewizard »

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Re: rpg black smith help

Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 03:09:44 am
Hey thewizard. Here are my recommendations.

For the forge, I would add more to it. I would add some black coals and hot red burning coals. I' don't know too much about pixel art but I think the bottom of the forge doesn't look perspectively good. The straight flat bottom just looks odd. I think it should be circular just like the top. More contrast in the colors too.

For the blacksmith characters maybe some additions our edits could make them look more blacksmith-like. Maybe you could add a simple helmet or a small hammer in their hands. Or maybe like a more ornate bulls head helmet. But keep the simple brown robes, no armor.

Just my thoughts. Hope they help! Keep it up!

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Re: rpg black smith help

Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 07:57:18 am
I would suggest looking at more reference material. If you simply google stuff like blacksmith or blacksmith shop you find tons om image that could help you:
https://www.google.nl/search?q=blacksmith&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=OUdYVfLZCILVygO7gIGYBw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=1085
https://www.google.nl/search?q=blacksmith+shop&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TEdYVaL4LKqeywPTpYCQBw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=1085

I'd love to see a burning hot oven somewhere in there, casting a red glow over the rest of the room.
And like heyguy said, don't be afraid of increasing the contrast. Make the walls darker than the floor so the player knows where he can walk.
Something I noticed is that your outline on some object (the forge and the dummy) are lighter than the rest of the colors. This makes them blend in with the background a bit. Making the outline darker will make them easier to read.

You could also try to define your shapes some more. The orc and human look like some blocks stacked upon each other and except for their color they are exactly the same.
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Once the character has some better definition, it's not hard to add some details and make the character look like a blacksmith.

There are tons of ways to draw small characters. I would suggest looking up older NES and SNES games on http://www.spriters-resource.com/ to see how other people did this.
Looking forward to your next piece!

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Re: rpg black smith help

Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 10:33:37 am
http://gamejolt.com/games/rpg/alpha-0-1/67248/

this is what the game looks like play it and see