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[WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

on: November 21, 2016, 03:24:23 pm
Hello! I joined this forum because Pixeljoint's forum seems a little... dead.

Anyways! I am working on a Halloween/Candy themed platformer and I need some feedback for the top part of the text box. Here is what it looks like now:

As you can see, the right hand side looks a little empty to me (as well as too light pink). So I was thinking about either putting a moon or tray of sweets. Here is a rough sketch of what either would look like:


I know the tray of sweets adds on to the pink, but I think I could still balance it out by having the candle animate blue fire instead of pink.

So which is your favorite? or do you have a better suggestion to fill the space? or does it look good as is?
thank you for your response! ;)

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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 06:37:32 pm
I think you need to move the swirl on the right side further out to the edge, around where the bone is on the opposite end! Right now it's too crowded into the pumpkin and makes it look imbalanced in the middle.I'd also tilt the fountain a little, to both improve visual interest and give it a similar weight to the candle through that tilt!
The skull on the right side also needs some sort of counterpart on the left, the void where it would be is notable!
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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 08:17:47 pm
I can't change where the swirl is since it's symmetrical from both sides. But now that you mention it, it does look really crowded on the right hand side. I'll try spacing it out differently so that people can see the swirl. Thank you for your input! I'll update this post when I'm done.

edit:

boop

The try of sweets looked too big in the background
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 08:51:13 pm by TEETH »

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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 08:18:28 pm
I didn't mean the ribbon, I meant the cake swirl!
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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 09:02:20 pm
OH okay that makes sense.

something like this?

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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 09:30:19 pm
Close! I'd move it up and left to cover that star, it might help to set up a new layer of this where it's flipped horizontally to help you better eyeball what needs to be balanced out!
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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 05:30:31 pm
Your comment about mirroring the items on the left really helped me. thank you. i think i made the one i like best

i tried moving the roll cake but it still didn't sit well with me. this is good though. im happy with it

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Re: [WIP] [C+C] Opinion on balancing this piece?

Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 05:35:19 pm
Looks way better balanced now yeah, good work!
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