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Skeleton colors [C&C]

on: September 02, 2016, 12:29:36 pm

I made a skeleton, it looks a bit wonky because it needs to fit with my paperdoll system for equipment to be properly animated and I'm fine with that. But I think it looks a bit to green, I want it to look old and dirty but I don't quite get that feeling from this.
Looking at references other than pixelart, how do you guys go about "picking" or extracting a color ramp from that when there are thousands of colors. Is there som average-over-area tool I could use?

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Re: Skeleton colors [C&C]

Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 12:59:45 pm
There are color ramp services, yes. I usually use this one here: http://www.pixelfor.me/crc/F0000032

As for color choices, old dirty bones tend to get stained more of a yellowish color, like here:
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Re: Skeleton colors [C&C]

Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 02:17:53 pm
There are color ramp services, yes. I usually use this one here: http://www.pixelfor.me/crc/F0000032

As for color choices, old dirty bones tend to get stained more of a yellowish color, like here:


haha i use the same one.. but for skeletons you can go pretty crazy . White gray green yellow brown blue they all work.

Depending on the look of the game or project you are working on i would just add more contrast to the skeleton 
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Re: Skeleton colors [C&C]

Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 04:45:10 pm
There are color ramp services, yes. I usually use this one here: http://www.pixelfor.me/crc/F0000032

Wow! That palette chooser looks sweet. Can't wait to play with itómaybe it will make me feel like a real artist  :D
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Re: Skeleton colors [C&C]

Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 06:00:23 am
Thx for the feedback! Posterizer was the tool I was looking for but didn't know the name of to get average colors from source images. I tried it on the part of the image with the human skull and ended up with a color gradient that I then tweaked by hand anyway. This is the result:

Might end up bleaching it some more though, what do you think?