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[C+C][WIP] mini Airships

on: July 28, 2015, 12:53:48 pm
hello! long time lurker, never been much of a poster but now i have something i would like feed back on how to improve (I'm still a bit of a newbie but I'm determined to get better!). I'm making a small SHUMP like game thats a clone (sort of) of http://www.pixellovegames.com/games/tinyairships/. I'm not so sure about the 3 ballooned guy ??? (probably going to scrap it)

Also if you have any more idea on designs for airships that would be great, I like the variety

Thanks Soltex
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Re: [C+C][WIP] mini Airships

Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 11:09:01 pm
Hey there! Lovely sprites you did. This seem alright to me aside from the fact that some of the colours seem too similar and that you could reduce your colour count, imo.
So mostly that (to the left originals to the right, with the tweaked palette)


(Tweaked palette in the center)
They were little changes:
- Made a clearer distinction between the two orange midtones,
- Got rid of the lighter of the dark shades used in the actual ships (mostly because it didn't really stand out  and could do without it, imo)
- As well as getting rid of the highlight colour for the tips of the ships
Overall ending with eight colours  (if you're making a game, keeping low colour counts can make it easier to edit your palettes later if the need arises).
No idea on the three balloned guy tho, he seems like the oddball. so makbe keep it for the sake of variety.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2015, 11:12:01 pm by XbearT »
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Re: [C+C][WIP] mini Airships

Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 10:07:53 pm
Hey there! Lovely sprites you did. This seem alright to me aside from the fact that some of the colours seem too similar and that you could reduce your colour count, imo.
So mostly that (to the left originals to the right, with the tweaked palette)


(Tweaked palette in the center)
They were little changes:
- Made a clearer distinction between the two orange midtones,
- Got rid of the lighter of the dark shades used in the actual ships (mostly because it didn't really stand out  and could do without it, imo)
- As well as getting rid of the highlight colour for the tips of the ships
Overall ending with eight colours  (if you're making a game, keeping low colour counts can make it easier to edit your palettes later if the need arises).
No idea on the three balloned guy tho, he seems like the oddball. so makbe keep it for the sake of variety.
wow! its amazing what a few color tweaks can do. Thanks ;)

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Re: [C+C][WIP] mini Airships

Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 07:40:49 pm
I have the feeling that this dark art line tends to flatten your sprite. You might want to use more like tinted/light-source-dependent art lines to reduce their stress on your sprite, like in the last steps of the reference below:
 
(sorry, don't have a smaller yet illustrative example at hand).