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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #10 on: December 08, 2006, 06:59:10 pm
Doesnt look like a weapon.
I sketch a cool concpet mfor you if you'd wish.

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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #11 on: December 08, 2006, 07:03:55 pm
The problem with this i think is the lack of any source of interest in the image. You could add texture and secondary lighting all you wanted, but it would still be rather boring. I think sketching out a drawing of this is enough, so you know what it looks like, but then you could add it into some sort of scene or onto some character, give it an interesting perspective or such.

Good luck.  :y:

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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #12 on: December 08, 2006, 07:24:38 pm
Well, this is more like a tutorial for me. I'm going to try and add as much details to this as I can... slowly I hope to improve and maybe even add a source of interest :)
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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 05:42:14 pm
Okay, I took a little break from math to add some more minor details to this piece:
First of all, I separated the Staff from the Axe (thing):
a: b:

I wonder which looks better...

And in the effort of getting some more details, I added the scarab back, slightly recolored and held by vines:

(I added a redo of the scarab)

Obvious TODOs:
Recolor the damn Scarab. Done
Add something to hold the Rocks to the stick and the sticks together.
Moar details!

Any c&c would be much appriciated.
(I know this pieve is qutie boring but this is my way of learning ... )
« Last Edit: December 13, 2006, 03:33:56 pm by Relvox »
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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 11:44:34 pm
i love the new one with the scarab! give the wood some texture.

and if you didnt know, thats called an ankh or somthin.. egyption version of a crosss...

i think i would like it better if you removed the axe and shortened the arms. also, have a rope wrapped around where they meet, to hold it together.

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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #15 on: December 13, 2006, 02:43:59 am
I'd suggest adding some wood grain when you get the chance to work with it. It looks a lot like a kind-of totem/idol to me. Note this is when you feel comfortable, but make the wood a lot more bent and gnarled.



OTHERWISE:

It looks good as is. Keep it up!

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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #16 on: December 13, 2006, 02:46:58 am
I think the major problem here is that the image consists almost entirely of perfect geometric shapes, and the simplicity of the forms makes everything, well, kinda boring to look at, frankly. The concept is fine, you just need to make your forms more interesting. I made a small example of what you might try for the poles:



This is obviously a very exaggerated, unrealistic-looking example, probably to the point of being over done. That said, I think it's more interesting to look at, and while you shouldn't necessarily take it in this direction, or to this extreme, I think you should experiment with your forms and find something that's both more visually appealing and looks good to you.

I dunno, just something to think about, I guess. Best of luck with it, regardless. :)

am_pm posted while I was typing and stole my gnarliness. Sorry for any repetition. :P

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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #17 on: December 13, 2006, 06:31:37 am
@Skeddles: I know what an ankh is :P and while this might be slightly influenced by it, it is by no means supposed to be one. So, the axes are staying :P It is actually a part of my original plan to break the circle of the staff in a way similar to this:
(Very old work)
Ropes are details I'm planning to add as I progress.

@am_pm: Textures are planned, it's just that this is the first pixel piece I've put more than 10 minutes into and I'm just taking my time with it. Trying to make the most out of every step, learning wise.

@Tremulant: First of all, thanks for taking the time to make an example, as soon as I have the time I shall study it and see what I can incorporate into my piece. Second, I see what you're saying about the boredom. As you must've read me write a million times already, all those details and modifications are coming up. The important this is that you've mentioned what I should improve and I'm thankful for that. :y:

I'm studying around 8 hours of math today, I'll try to throw an update on one of my breaks :)
Any further detail suggestions are much welcome.

Have a nice day. ^^
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Re: [WIP] Axe Staff Thing (Total Newbie Warning!)

Reply #18 on: December 13, 2006, 06:37:15 am
- I think removing the axe blades (?) would really help. They just seem to unbalance the image to me, but that's probably my weird sense of balance.
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