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[CC] The Ketchaoua Mosque

on: March 05, 2019, 08:54:19 pm
Hello beautiful community,

What do you guys think of this pixelart work I made for a very famous Mosque in my country, The Ketchaoua Mosque. It's a mosque in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It was built during the Ottoman rule in the 17th century and is located at the foot of the Casbah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Re: [CC] The Ketchaoua Mosque

Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 11:50:55 pm
It's a very beautiful building and it looks like you have a good starting shape for it. A problem though is that your lighting  seems to be everywhere. Before coloring anything, choose a fixed spot to envision where the light is coming from. Also, don't be afraid to add darker shades and lighter highlights. If you use color values that are too similar to each other, it can make your pixel art look more murky and subdued. Lastly, the grey background doesn't add anything to the piece. So either adding details (like a road or trees) or making it transparent will make it look better.
Example edit. I used the top right as my light source:

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Re: [CC] The Ketchaoua Mosque

Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 11:52:22 pm
You have the 3/4 perspective for the structure, but you did not draw the features of the towers with that same perspective. Also, you are potentially over- using outlines to define the shapes

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Re: [CC] The Ketchaoua Mosque

Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 12:24:55 am
You have the 3/4 perspective for the structure, but you did not draw the features of the towers with that same perspective. Also, you are potentially over- using outlines to define the shapes

Thank you for the valuable observations.

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Re: [CC] The Ketchaoua Mosque

Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 12:26:18 am
Thank you strawberry, you are always there when I need help ;D Your enhancement on my work was extremely helpful.