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Offline platnium

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #10 on: October 13, 2007, 08:27:21 pm

Did some more i think it looks better, i am gonna work on the gold thing.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #11 on: October 13, 2007, 09:30:38 pm
Handles tend to be shorter than the uh, part that you cut with.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #12 on: October 13, 2007, 09:36:30 pm
bengoshia has a valid point, but then again a sword maker could potentially make a blade of a weapon shorter then the handle... But for the most part I think blades tend to be longer, regardless of the type of weapon.  Over all it looks...different.  Keep up the good work.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #13 on: October 13, 2007, 09:38:43 pm
The hilt looks a bit big and doesn't really fit the rest if the weapon. Maybe you should get some references and design a weapon based on realistic weapons.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #14 on: October 14, 2007, 06:49:38 am
I made the blade longer and changed the light source on it: :lol:

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #15 on: October 14, 2007, 07:09:02 am
The black outline is a little obtrusive, you might want to change that.
Also, think aboot the shape of the handle before you try to dither it up.
it might be a one shot deal

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #16 on: October 14, 2007, 08:07:15 am
Hows this change outline and added some jewels.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #17 on: October 14, 2007, 02:27:41 pm
The gold thing needs volume and intricacy - the butt of the hilt looks really weirdly attached. And most swords don't have a 45 angle point. Also, the blade still needs to be longer (or the hilt shorter).

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #18 on: October 18, 2007, 03:47:37 pm

Did'nt know what else to do the the gold thing exept add two green gems and make the blade longer.

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Re: [W.I.P] Swords.

Reply #19 on: October 18, 2007, 04:49:39 pm
Handles tend to be shorter than the uh, part that you cut with.
Unless we are talking about a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamaki. However, I agree that this requires some work to get it looking decent. I would set the following targets for you:

-Make the tip of the sword a more interesting angle.
-Hilts of sword are traditionally made from metal. At the moment yours looks like wood, rather than wrappings or bindings. Make it more... wrapping-like.
-More shading to define the shapes of the blade.
-Gems are usually shiny and cut, so this should be reflected better in your pixelling.
-The elaborate shape of the hand-guard seems to be larcking in definition and shading. It also appears unlike metal. This issue is also found in the blade.

I would recommend looking at a reference, or doing a little research on how swords are made, decide which type of sword you wish to make, and then either edit or redo this piece to a higher degree of accuracy. Overall though, it's quite a good start to pixel art. Keep gunning onward!

EDIT: Look at these tutorials for help on most basic pixelart topics:
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_AA.html
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_dither.html
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_interlace.html
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_lines.html
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_revAA.html
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/01_trans00.html
« Last Edit: October 18, 2007, 04:52:53 pm by Ragnarok »
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