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Offline Ryudo

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Black Mage

on: December 03, 2006, 04:19:34 am


Made it out of boredom, though I desperately want critisizm. Edits are welcome.

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Re: Black Mage

Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006, 04:32:53 am
I think this is looking good.  The colors seem spot on, and the shading is pretty consistant.

Few problems I see though, the brim on the hat could be much bigger and droopy (well that's how it is in most final fantasy games).
There's one small spot of highlighting that I would personally just goto blue with, and that's on the chest.
And most of all, where's the yellow eyes; your piece follows two of the three rules of making a black mage: the big hat and blue robe you got down, but your missing the ominous yellow eyes.

But so far, this is pretty good. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Black Mage

Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006, 03:02:17 pm
Wicked, what Rydin said, and im not to sure but it looks like theres alot of colours being used

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Re: Black Mage

Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006, 04:18:05 pm
theres 36 by my count.  Not huge, but not very conservative either.

for the style you were going for, my only concern is that i cannot see the little glowing jawa eyes, which are a mainstay of the FF mages
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Re: Black Mage

Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006, 04:31:07 pm
There are 13 colors, though I think it could be done with less without losing any information.

As for the picture, I would use the purples and dark blues to AA where the hat meets the black part (the face).
I would avoid dithering, as at that size, what you want is to put as much detail as you can, not blend colors.
The dark blue is too dark to put as inner oulines and shadows (at least IMO).

And well, add the mentioned characteristic features (the eyes, bigger hat etc).

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Re: Black Mage

Reply #5 on: December 03, 2006, 04:39:58 pm
i really like the colours you're using but the pose is really boring !yus!.

so, maybe strech him out abit? get him doing something more interesting - i did an edit to sort of show what i mean..






« Last Edit: December 03, 2006, 04:41:48 pm by 8bitty »

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Re: Black Mage

Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006, 10:13:27 pm
Woohoo, the almighty black mage. My favorite! :P
I really like the color choice, especially on the hat.
The ripple on the front of the robe looks a bit awkward to me... mayby it's because the shadow is so dark?
And why is his left arm extended like that? Mayby he needs to be holding a staff or something ;)


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Don't you think a pose like that would be a bit difficult in a 29x34 canvas?