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32px orc

on: June 05, 2015, 01:41:10 pm


just a simple orc no real effort in character design yet but i might make some variants with partial armour or something.
not very good at foreshortening so not sure how good that rear hand looks (forearm supposed to be coming at viewer).

will probably animate him into an enemy for this project not that i have any time to work on it atm  :'(
http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=17575.msg157101#msg157101

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 07:09:48 pm
Cool sprite! The right hand looks fine to me, I have more trouble with the position of the left arm, the shading on the upper arm suggests that it is coming towards the viewer, yet the shading on the lower arm suggests it is a bit to the back (similar pose to right arm). I would try to remove the highlight from the upper arm. Aside from that, there is only so much that can be done with a sprite this size, and I think you did most really well :)

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 07:56:01 am
Thanks.
I'm actually not clear what u suggest.
Are we talking about the spear arm?

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 08:09:13 am
His left = viewers right, I was talking about the non spear arm ;). Sorry for the confusion  ::)

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 08:41:01 am
Awesome sprite. Actually has the slightest hint of St0ven to it.

I get what hapiel is saying, and tried to address it in my edit, with mixed results. The idea is as it goes down and back in space, it should get darker, and the forearm, coming forward out should catch the light. This goes for both forearms actually.

I also made a diagram with way more information than is necessary for the sprite. The forearm is like a squashed cylinder tiled on an axis to fit the rotation of the bones inside ( radius and ulna), and then out from that, the wrist squares off, interlocking at a similar, but not necessarily same, angle. Bridgeman is great at illustrating this.



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Re: 32px orc

Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015, 08:50:01 am
Nice sprite Decroded  :y:

Did a quick recolor for fun (Used more analogous colors):


I think you can increase the contrast of the highlights vs the skin since it's midtones are fairly dark and doesn't have strong contrast with the shadow tone.

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #6 on: June 06, 2015, 12:14:17 pm
Thanks everyone.
Definitely looks better now I'll update later  :y:

Monitor I was using sucks for colour (too bright/washed out) so thx for the suggestion wolfie it looks way better.
Some of the colours were recycled from other sprites in the project but they don't fit as well as ur choices like warmer bone colour.
I also like ur more naturally orcy physique very cool  ;D

QUICK UPDATE:

ripped of some of wolfie's great ideas.
wow this monitor sucks i need to change lol.

UPDATE:

i think im done with this for now.
thx again for the ideas wolfie  :y:

if i get around to animating i'll post.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 11:21:40 am by Decroded »

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 03:47:23 pm
The update is definitely better but something about the original fits your mock-up better. Well I think so at least.


I thinking it's the sharper edges and darker greens.
and maybe the second amped up the realism a tad much.

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #8 on: June 07, 2015, 05:14:27 pm
to me the new one just looks smoother. you lost the ropey quality the muscles had.

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Re: 32px orc

Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 06:09:06 pm
I agree. I was wondering what wolfenoctis was doing with the speculation highlights and smoother forms, made the pecs almost pillowy. However, the more filled out mass of the abdominals of course makes more sense.