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Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 02:07:24 pm
Okay, my second try on the silhouette. I think it looks better, but I feel like something is missing or wrong, and I don't know what. I think it has something to do with legs, right?

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Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 04:29:14 pm
Tbh this place feels pretty dead. When I was a kid I remember coming to this board and being blown away by the great artists helping people out. I never posted anything cause I was too nervous about how bad I was to even ask for critique. Since then I've learned a lot so every once in a while I'll come around here and make some critiques cause I know how important it is for people who are really trying to learn.

Anyway enough of that rant! Your silhouette improved a lot. I do think there is a little bit of an issue with the shape of the legs, but I think it stems mostly from the position of the hips. They're a tad too high, which you made up for my extending the thighs. After lowering the hips I noticed the arms were a little short again so I lengthened them a bit. I like to imagine the character wearing pants, and then think "can their hands sit comfortably in their pockets?" If not, the arms are the wrong length haha.



Here I show my editing process. The first thing I did was take a line straight out the middle, I don't know why but I always like my characters to be an odd pixel width, personal preference. That step is totally unnecessary. Second I show the parts I added, and then the parts that I ended up shaving off.
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Reply #12 on: May 02, 2020, 05:51:40 am
I added some armor to the silhouette and I think it looks okay. One thing that bothers me is the color: should I leave it as it is, or would it be better to highlight every part of the equipment with distinct color?

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Reply #13 on: May 02, 2020, 06:58:11 am
Looks really good, the armor is nice and clear. I think the feet area could use some bulking up because it looks like it's barefoot.

You can try out all the different colors you want but you first need figure out where it's going to go in your mockup, and use that background color as the background for your workspace. It will always look totally different if you work on a plain white background.

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Reply #14 on: May 02, 2020, 07:51:37 am
If this is what you mean, I think it fits very good, actually.



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Reply #15 on: May 04, 2020, 06:40:38 am
Okay, so here's the update:

- corrected the font, so it is more readable now;
- added the silhouette and the grid for wearing armor.

It looks better now I think. But maybe there aren't enough items in the inventory? What else can I improve?

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Reply #16 on: May 04, 2020, 09:38:06 am
IMO you're making your arms consistently too short. I'm really not an expert in anatomy, but I believe the hands should dangle a little below the crotch, not level or above.

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Reply #17 on: May 04, 2020, 09:40:29 am
Also, TPoe, I have to say, your comment on anatomy is a really interesting way of looking at it. When I get round to properly studying that side of art I'm definitely going to come back and reference it. Thank you.

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Reply #18 on: May 04, 2020, 11:53:36 am
It looks better now I think. But maybe there aren't enough items in the inventory? What else can I improve?

As I suggested in your other thread, don't just keep the items in a grid, move them off the grid to fit the body shape, so that players can more easily associate the items with the body parts.

Also, are you sure you want separate pauldron items? Having too many equip slots get really confusing.

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Reply #19 on: May 04, 2020, 12:16:56 pm
IMO you're making your arms consistently too short. I'm really not an expert in anatomy, but I believe the hands should dangle a little below the crotch, not level or above.

Exactly, but take into account that the character wears pants of some sort. So I think it makes the difference. But thanks for your point!