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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #180 on: December 29, 2007, 05:55:48 am
I guess I'll take it. I should've just made a new thread, bah!
If it's about the chin, however, I already know. That's one of the spots I see major problems with, but I would guess your critique might be more on color usage?

Anyways, enough speculation! On with it!

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #181 on: December 29, 2007, 06:00:14 am
Yes it is about color usage.

Have you noted that there's a HUGE value jump from the saturated purple to the first flesh shade? If you grayscale it it's a huge jump, it's even huger in how the purple is saturated (makes it warmer and needs more buffer shades before it can mesh with the flesh shades that are relatively desaturated. Blur your eyes a little and look at your palette ramp. Tell me if after the blue in the middle, the rest of the shades don't blur out to a single color more or less. This isn't bad Subtlety makes for index swapping and good dithering and shit. But you need more shades to go from the dark 1/3rd of the palette to the bright 2/3s of it. Keep in mind, you don't need many dark shades because in darkness there isn't much detail, it all blends towards a single color, that's fine. So it's good you have more palette slots for brighter stuff. But what you're missing, is MIDDLE VALUE RANGE. In a big way.

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #182 on: December 29, 2007, 06:01:59 am


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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #183 on: December 29, 2007, 06:09:41 am
I think you forgot to fill in that area of sky below the flag.
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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #184 on: December 29, 2007, 06:21:50 am
Yes it is about color usage.

Have you noted that there's a HUGE value jump from the saturated purple to the first flesh shade? If you grayscale it it's a huge jump, it's even huger in how the purple is saturated (makes it warmer and needs more buffer shades before it can mesh with the flesh shades that are relatively desaturated. Blur your eyes a little and look at your palette ramp. Tell me if after the blue in the middle, the rest of the shades don't blur out to a single color more or less. This isn't bad Subtlety makes for index swapping and good dithering and shit. But you need more shades to go from the dark 1/3rd of the palette to the bright 2/3s of it. Keep in mind, you don't need many dark shades because in darkness there isn't much detail, it all blends towards a single color, that's fine. So it's good you have more palette slots for brighter stuff. But what you're missing, is MIDDLE VALUE RANGE. In a big way.

That is all for now. Remember, portray volumes before you start dithering and AAing.
Good points and points taken. Seems to be what eck was getting at previously, but in your own style of explanation. I completely agree about the purple, but particularly only on the chin, the bit on the cheek, and then the bit that's in the front of the eye. It really sticks out there, while I think it really works for the rest of the eye and hair, obviously.

So, yes. That would definitely be one big flaw with choosing new colors later than initially. Thanks for the pointers, guys.

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #185 on: December 30, 2007, 12:28:47 am
my wize-cracking robot pirate from the waist up portrait.

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #186 on: December 30, 2007, 03:32:19 pm


originally was trying to make something less burny with the MSpain colors, then i just sorta goofed around.  Might pixeltighten this and the one before, but probs not.

oh and yeah, i think i've been at art school too much.  completely subconscious golden section :


funny thing is, i'm not even sure i like it like that ^^
« Last Edit: December 30, 2007, 03:44:22 pm by Adarias »
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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #187 on: January 01, 2008, 08:24:48 am

w00t first pixel of the new year  :D

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #188 on: January 01, 2008, 11:22:52 am

w00t first pixel of the new year  :D

i dont know what it is but i likes it.,

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Re: The Colored Line Art thread (Doodles also Allowed!)

Reply #189 on: January 01, 2008, 05:09:25 pm
I assume some cute little spaceship?
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