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[WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

on: May 19, 2007, 06:47:15 pm
Ya i know i gotta stop making some many in one day but im very proud of this one. the only thing is i need more texture on the ground or trees. Any ideas on texturing?
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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 04:24:17 pm
The trunk is too big, you can't make out the leaves or that it's on a cliff. Work on those and you'll have a good piece.

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 06:31:02 pm
Ok ill fix up the trunk. How am i suppose to make leaves when they arent suppose to stick out. and how would i make it look like its on a cliff..

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 06:53:03 pm
Right now you can barely tell what is what.
I'm guessing the dark part is the foliage, but if didn't mention it was a tree on a cliff I would be clueless to be honest.
If you don't know how a tree on a cliff is supposed to look like, either pixel something else or look for references that could help you.
Here you go, some pictures I googled:
http://photos.beckettmw.com/d/15989-4/IMG_5818.JPG
http://www.themystic.org/images2/cliff-tree.jpg

I think the first step you should take right now is studying how things look like and translating that into the canvas. Make things recognizable.
Good luck with further updates etc.

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 06:53:26 pm

(bad edit, but I didn't have too much time.)
1. reduced coulour count (11->6)
2. redid the background (it was pretty hard to tell it's a sun)
3. added a bit of texture and AA
4. changed palette so it's a bit more intresting

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 06:59:36 pm
yes thank you! now all i have to do is make it so it looks like its on a cliff  :)

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007, 07:56:13 pm
Ok i redid it from scratch using philipptr as a reference and i think i did a lot better. (thanks for the palette) now all i need to do is make it look like its on a cliff :blind:

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 09:09:57 pm
Nice. But try making it with more of an isometric view point. In other words, have the camera facing the tree further away, and make it so you can see part of the cliff face.

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007, 09:24:21 pm
oh ok thanks! or should i make the picture bigger?  :-\

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Re: [WIP] Lonesome Tree On a Cliff

Reply #9 on: May 20, 2007, 09:42:42 pm
don't make it bigger, we can do that with clicking and you're hardly cramped for pixels.  i would concentrate rather on what the actual forms are, you've got a lot of strange gentle "shapes" that show little and appeal less.  those photos are a good place to start looking.
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