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a beginner's graphics

on: October 29, 2005, 07:21:55 pm
hey all, im new here and im new to making pixel arts but i decided to show what ive done so far. They are mostly from tutorials, i just changed them a bit, tell me what you think:

Just a simple shed i made---

One of the first things i tried---

Changed his hair, color, added hands, body, arms, legs, shoes, made from all different sonic characters---

Made shirt and shoes---
« Last Edit: October 29, 2005, 07:24:17 pm by flamingpyroxxx »

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005, 09:45:20 pm
On the shed, it looks like it is floating due to the way you made the shadow (at the bottom the shadow should cross over horizontally to the left to meet the bottom corner of the shed since that corner should also be blocking the light.).
Also, if the shed is suppose to be symetrical, the center of the shed's front (between the two doors), if you go vertically up from there, it does not allign with the center of the roof.

its a good start.
welcome to the forums btw..

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Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005, 10:53:40 pm
yeah i see what you mean, should i try adding a ground to it? would that help?

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Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005, 11:05:20 pm
it wouldnt fix the shadow problem, but it probably would make the image more interesting.

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Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005, 11:27:57 pm
heres the updated version, though i couldnt get the line for the door to match up with the top without it looking really bad...edit it if you like (please  ;D)



added a window:
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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #5 on: October 30, 2005, 08:30:49 am
 It should have more contrast.

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Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005, 06:46:44 pm
Changed his hair, color, added hands, body, arms, legs, shoes, made from all different sonic characters---

Made shirt and shoes---


Not cool man.  Those are both from tutorials on Sonic Spriters Network.

http://ssn.sonicstadium.org/index.php?sid=tutorials&id=Beginner&page=modelfoot   The first one, almost exact.


http://ssn.sonicstadium.org/index.php?sid=tutorials&id=Intermediate&page=jacketindex   The jacket.  Colours only changed slightly.

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Reply #7 on: October 30, 2005, 10:22:24 pm
yes i know, if you read the first part of my first post, then you would see that i said i got most of these from tutorials...
hey all, im new here and im new to making pixel arts but i decided to show what ive done so far. They are mostly from tutorials, i just changed them a bit,[/u] tell me what you think:

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Reply #8 on: October 30, 2005, 11:07:49 pm
Okay.  First note: never save pixel art as .jpg.  It adds random pixels and generally messes up the artwork.  I would reccommend .png as a format to save in. 
Secondly, on to the shed.  Below is a quick sketch to demonstrate how to draw perspective-correct roofs in isometric art.

-As you can see, I started with your shed.
-First of all, I removed the colors and the .jpg artifacts from the white space.
-Then I reduced the lines to a box.
-In the next step, I drew lines connecting the corners of the face of the box above which the gable of the roof was to be placed.  These lines are not quite necessary in standard 2:1 iso, but they are helpful if you are drawing in different perspectives.  I extended a line up from the center of the "x", which corresponded to the center of the gable and thus the peak of the roof.  I drew lines from the end of the fuscia line to define the roofline.
-In the next drawing, I removed the fuscia guidelines and drew a similar gable on the other end and a ridgeline to connect the two.
-In the sixth drawing, I cleaned up the extra lines.
-I added some colors in the final drawing.
I hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions about what I did, feel free to ask.
Always remember: a preposition is not something you should end a sentence with.

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Reply #9 on: October 31, 2005, 01:54:35 pm
thanks a lot, that helps a ton to line things up and to sketch them out. Thank!

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #10 on: October 31, 2005, 04:12:30 pm
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http://ssn.sonicstadium.org/index.php?sid=tutorials&id=Beginner&page=modelfoot

never thought I'd see tutorials on bad art :D

that tree is SOOO REALISTIC!!!!

ok, just acting like a jerk for a moment.

dude, flamingpyroxxx, you really gotta decide what you wanna do with pixel art. if you just wanna go around changing cloths and acessories, you should look into some dolls tutorials, I really don't know of any, but I'm prettu sure there must be quite a few.

but Ive seen you tryed to do a house. but it shows that you lack some artistic background.
the house's shadow is the biggest give away. we can pretty much see that you don't know the basis of prespective drawing.

so my first sugestion would be: Draw alot. explore drawing in paper. try prespective and such, and may you way to digital art and pixel art. you'll see it compensates alot more to being good at drawing and then moving on, then to jump right into pixel art with no background knolage (specially following bad tutorials). search around this forum. you'll find all kinds of pretty nifty ones :D

take care, and dude, dont take anything I said as offensive.

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Reply #11 on: October 31, 2005, 06:49:42 pm
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http://ssn.sonicstadium.org/index.php?sid=tutorials&id=Beginner&page=modelfoot

never thought I'd see tutorials on bad art :D

that tree is SOOO REALISTIC!!!!

ok, just acting like a jerk for a moment.

Kazuya Mochu

You need to realize that me and Roareye learned to do our pixel art a completely different way, on a forum not exactly art focused.  On the SSMB, the forum of the website hosting SSN, thats extremely good, and considered extremely difficult to master.  To most of them, you guys here would be considered god.  XD  Sprites and PA's are taken quite differently on Sonic forums.

Me and Roareye also have little to no hand drawing skill.  XD  Pixel art is the only thing we've found ourselves to be any good at, especially on the standards of pixel art on Sonic forums.  I'm trying alot of stuff from this website to improve my artwork, always trying to improve, isn't that what makes art so great?  It's always to improve upon yourself, your own work.

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Reply #12 on: October 31, 2005, 08:31:25 pm
I could be a GOD?
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Reply #13 on: October 31, 2005, 08:46:50 pm
heres something new i made....and just so you know, i am just starting this kind of art, i cant draw to save my life but ive been doing other graphics for a while. if you dont like it then its your fault, this is what i like and what i plan to stick with

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #14 on: October 31, 2005, 09:28:31 pm
That room looks cool. The only thing that stands out to me is that on the stools the seats look like they are at a different angle to bases and it looks a little odd. Also the plates don't look quite right in certain places. I could be wrong - i'm not good enough at this stuff to be able to give sound advice but its just what stands out to me.

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #15 on: November 01, 2005, 12:21:17 am
Wow, a pillow shading tutorial, I feel like dying.
Nice  job on the room. My main crit is that the seat of the stools and the bottom of the chairs aren't in the same perspective or something. they should have the same shape I guess is what I'm trying to say.
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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #16 on: November 01, 2005, 12:50:59 am
Wow, a pillow shading tutorial, I feel like dying.

Believe it or not, a bunch of people find that cool.  X_X  Even more believe it or not, most of them butcher it.  XD

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #17 on: November 01, 2005, 08:47:53 am
it's true that pixelation/pixelopolis is not based around sprite ripping/editing. There's tons of forums for that, and most of them are really scary when it comes to art quality and attitude towards learning and becoming better. We're more geared towards all-original work. However, this thread's gotten a lot of good feedback for you guys and you seem to be taking things into account, so I'll let it be. From now on, please post ALL ORIGINAL work for critique, however.

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Reply #18 on: November 08, 2005, 08:07:23 pm
what do ya think? i didnt kno what to make so i looked around my room and that was the first thing i saw  ;D

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #19 on: November 08, 2005, 08:42:44 pm
heres something new i made....and just so you know, i am just starting this kind of art, i cant draw to save my life but ive been doing other graphics for a while. if you dont like it then its your fault, this is what i like and what i plan to stick with



This kitchen is almost identical to a kitchen scene created by RhysD for use in a tutorial:

http://www.19.5degs.com/element/837.php#Isometric+Pixel+Art%2C+Complete+Guide%3A+Chapter+6

http://www.19.5degs.com/nf/images/832/kitchenINT_7.gif

Please explain yourself.

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Re: a beginner's graphics

Reply #20 on: November 08, 2005, 09:06:03 pm
heres something new i made....and just so you know, i am just starting this kind of art, i cant draw to save my life but ive been doing other graphics for a while. if you dont like it then its your fault, this is what i like and what i plan to stick with

img was here..

This kitchen is almost identical to a kitchen scene created by RhysD for use in a tutorial:

http://www.19.5degs.com/element/837.php#Isometric+Pixel+Art%2C+Complete+Guide%3A+Chapter+6

http://www.19.5degs.com/nf/images/832/kitchenINT_7.gif

Please explain yourself.

I'm suprised no one else mentioned it does look similer but not an exact copy (Well no selout on anything floor is different and chairs are round) but the layout of it is pretty much the same

Then again.. people really shouldent post art made by tutorials anyway ( in my opinion anyway)

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Reply #21 on: November 08, 2005, 09:21:28 pm
ok i will explain myself...those that i posted earlier including the kitchen were indeed from tutorials, like i stated in my first post. I missed the kitchen one, but my previous images were (yet again) from tutorials. From now on that i have the basics down, i will be doing all original work.

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From now on, please post ALL ORIGINAL work for critique, however.

which is exactly what i plan on doing.