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my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

on: January 15, 2018, 04:47:01 pm
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Re: my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 08:40:15 pm
The neck thing is too cluttered, vaporeon roundish folds there rather than defined sharp ones. You can use pokemon red and blue pixel art as a reference

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Re: my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 08:42:33 pm
Pretty good start. Your shade and highlight colors are too close to the base color that it's hard to see them.

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Re: my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 09:10:48 pm
I would also recommend avoiding the kind of lines you've got going on with the legs, here is an example of what I mean : (left, what should be avoided, versus right, what is generally preferred)
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Re: my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 09:58:36 pm
Looks like you are shading painting with low opacity black or white over the colors.
It looks dull and can get very messy very fast. Some of the shading is too subtle to be noticed at first sight.
Pick a real color from the one you want to shade, lowering its brightness, usually saturation too, and shifting the hue (I usually go towards blue for shadows and towards yellow for highlights, but you can experiment with it.) until it's different enough from the other. It takes a bit of time for your brain to learn when it's enough or too much difference, but after you find your sweet spot you won't even think of these things anymore.

The black lines inside the sprite are taking a lot of space and give no information. The separation between parts would be obvious with the contrast between their colors already. For separating the white fur folds I would use a darker color and I would make each bigger than that.
Making the shapes and lines cleaner and rounder will make it look cuter and more accurate.

Not a bad start though. When you start noticing that kind of stuff you won't do it wrong again.
I've tried to make pixel pokemons sometimes and I've failed horribly :blind:

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Re: my first pokemon, what you think? (Vaporion)

Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 12:18:43 am
thanks for the response, again this is my first time doing any pokemon, so honestly didn't know what when going into it, just kinda went off of other artists images.
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