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A new avatar for myself.

on: October 31, 2005, 12:46:22 pm
Well as you can see I have a new avatar...
(Suits my username better methinks.)

Anyway, I have included my step by step process (below) for anyone who's interested.
Crits are more than welcome, as I'm planning to get back into pixelling again after about a year of minimal output from me.



9 colours including transparency, and perhaps a little too small for its purpose...

Edit:
Ok now it has a body:


Edit 2:
After being told it literally looked like a piece of shit, I decided to have another go at the body...
So a few minor edits here and there:
« Last Edit: October 31, 2005, 02:47:14 pm by Faceless »

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005, 05:28:01 pm
Looking pretty good so far, but I find the way you detailed the body too distracting, it's overpowering the larger shapes and makes it hard to read properly.
I also feel that the green background and black frame are not right - they confine the figure to an uncomfortable space .I'm guessing that making it transparent would work better.
Good job otherwise, i like the texture in it.

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005, 05:56:37 pm
Thanks for the crits, this any better?

I basically just toned down the shading on the arm...
And I might have no taste what-so-ever, or my monitor may be crying for a callobration - but I like the green - so I'ma gonna keep that.

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005, 06:19:43 pm
We love Jawa  ;D

I like the little Fella and the new version looks better to me,
but I would suggest to define the Beltpouches more, unfortunately I'm not so good with pixelart right now
so I don't really see a way to accomplish that.
Sorry for beeing of not much help.


« Last Edit: October 31, 2005, 06:27:43 pm by Arvor »

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005, 07:01:52 pm
Good jop faceless .
 
the shading on the hat is very good and right
The body clouthing Isnt right I think u should Do it as the Had shading , The texter seems to be Tree for me .
that way it well be much clear and sexy  :D
Nice work over all
take care

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005, 02:54:56 am
Good jop faceless .
 
the shading on the hat is very good and right
The body clouthing Isnt right I think u should Do it as the Had shading , The texter seems to be Tree for me .
that way it well be much clear and sexy  :D
Nice work over all
take care

I really don't know what that means... as I did shade it the same way.
Even so, I completely reshaded the arm, so what's the verdict? Better or Worse?

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 03:22:27 am
much, much better.

That green is nasty, though.  How about a nice tan, or beige?  Maybe orange?  Light blue?
rip ninjalicious

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #7 on: November 01, 2005, 03:28:53 am
Though it'd mean adding some extra colors, I'd play with those pouches a bit. They blend into the rest of the coat and making them stand out a little more would add more depth.

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Reply #8 on: November 01, 2005, 04:25:13 am
Though it'd mean adding some extra colors, I'd play with those pouches a bit. They blend into the rest of the coat and making them stand out a little more would add more depth.

Well before I resort to adding colours, I thought I'd give this a try:


And look, I buckled and changed the green! :o

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #9 on: November 01, 2005, 07:28:25 am
Much better now I may suggest u to remove the new orange and Make a lighter background not so light like the green one .
but a littel darker , for the arm shading its 100 time better now , but the Body (chest) shading isnt making a sense
It looks like a tree shading texter , so I suggest u to make it much clear and Understandable Like the arm shading
Its a part of the clouthing anyway  ::) 

good luck 

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #10 on: November 01, 2005, 07:53:29 am
Much better now I may suggest u to remove the new orange and Make a lighter background not so light like the green one .
but a littel darker , for the arm shading its 100 time better now , but the Body (chest) shading isnt making a sense
It looks like a tree shading texter , so I suggest u to make it much clear and Understandable Like the arm shading
Its a part of the clouthing anyway  ::) 

good luck 

Well there's a strap running diagonally down his body in the opposite direction to the pouches...
So that explains the body... as for the bg... *sigh* Updated...

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #11 on: November 01, 2005, 08:43:05 am
just wanted to say that the extra lightsource was a terrific idea because it segments the arm from the chest clothing. Before it all melded together. Now you can make out the shapes and forms. Generally, ace work. Thanks for posting this and taking critique into consideration. Try a background colour that is complementary instead of the same shade. A mellow purple, maybe a greenish brown...

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005, 09:14:31 am
just wanted to say that the extra lightsource was a terrific idea because it segments the arm from the chest clothing. Before it all melded together. Now you can make out the shapes and forms. Generally, ace work. Thanks for posting this and taking critique into consideration. Try a background colour that is complementary instead of the same shade. A mellow purple, maybe a greenish brown...

Lol, greenish brown I might give a miss, and thanks for the nice comments.
I tried the purple (as you can no doubt see,) but I think I'll stick with the orange.
The Orange highlight just seems out of place on the purple bg, though it does work well with the everything else.

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #13 on: November 01, 2005, 10:27:08 am


just a different palette for kicks.

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #14 on: November 01, 2005, 10:51:19 am
Reminds me of a bronze statue, looks good though.

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #15 on: November 01, 2005, 01:18:08 pm
I like it and it fit your name.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2005, 01:22:50 pm by Fredde »

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Re: A new avatar for myself.

Reply #16 on: November 01, 2005, 02:01:42 pm
Looks better now , and helm edit is great
good luck