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Offline Slothien483

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-Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

on: February 01, 2007, 03:01:20 am
I started this early today and have been working on it all the day, although I'm kinda liking the results, I feel I have gone far from what I expected, or visualized, example, check the head, it's a very different style as that of the rest of the body. My goal was to create a low pallette heavy-detailed creature, but as of now I've just messed it up with extra dithering. The head however, turned out like I wanted, and I'm having trouble making the rest of the body alike.

So if its not much to ask, some cc would be nice to make it better, thanks in advance...



BTW this is just a sample I have quickly saved in png, the real drawing is in bmp and will be saved in gif with transparency when finished.
The sprite was drawed with pencil, and it's being coloured in paint.

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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 03:05:20 am
for something this big i wouldnt limit yourself to anything under 16 colors. this guy would still be acceptable with 24 or 32 colors imo.

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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 03:06:16 am
Holy....crap....that's is epoch!The dithering and  lighting...it is just godly....I love you....seriously though,I can't wait to see this finished...
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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 03:40:24 am
Beautiful stuff. I say increase the luminosity with the light blue highlights and move it away from most of the edges (e.g. the horn on the head). OH and finish it coz its so good.
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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 03:53:33 am
I'd like to see some darker shadows. :) Looks great so far.

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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 04:04:18 am
Not a fan of the darker greens, cant put my finger on the reasons why but I personally think it needs that added warmth to the palette.



That aside, its looking incredible.
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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 04:13:10 am
Hey terley, what's with going around changing everyone's palettes into ones with purple undertones? :P

I don't think it needs to be THAT drastic of a color edit. I think the nearest wing needs to be a little more like the far one, matching it's general structure. The little claw isn't big enough, and there seems to be some discrepancies between the two wing frames.

Looking very good anatomically, but thenagain i am no expert.

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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 04:47:24 am
 :crazy: haha..

probably reflects my mood at the minute, everything im doing seems a bit more blue than usual. I still do think the dragon needs some sort of warmth to the palette, adding more colours should do that. Im just thinking that it looks too 'cold', its a dragon..  :-X lol

The nails seems a bit bright to me, especially the back-right foot, shouldnt there be some shadowing effecting there?
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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 05:22:48 am


This is a super sloppy right-before-bedtime edit, but it should get the point across. Things to take note of are added transitional shades and the changing color temperature thru the ramp. Highlights start out warm, midtones move towards cool, and shadow/ambient light moves back towards warm. A piece this big deserves a healthy palette, although it might be possible with 16 colors. (My edit brings the total to 15.)

This was a fairly conservative change in palette colors, more experimentation can produce better results.

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Re: -Emerald dragon boss- need some CC plz

Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 07:13:18 am
Amazing palette change Pkmays. Amazing edit in general. You should be proud.
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