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Offline Dusty

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 08:25:58 am
Here's my edit on the only thing I could find wrong with this. I really love this little piece because it's familiar, but has its own unique thing going on. Anyways, the only thing I could find wrong(and this is a stretch) were the colors. I edited it and brought it down to 14+transparency, and I don't think I made it lose any of its original readability... only problem with this is I guess it makes it hard for you to do the same without basically doing the same thing I did.
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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 08:49:23 am
Made an edit too (Dusty was faster and more accurate). I brought down the colors from 21 to 16 (15+transparency). Should read as good as the original, but looses some color identity on the nose. You used many similar shades, why I just connected some of them and deleted the left over. Therefore I used you old palette. I'm pretty sure with a slightly altered palette the colors could be reduced much more. But I let this to the pros.

I really like the shading and I don't think the 'mirrored' look is interfering, just a lightsource from the top (I think a style decision).

keep pushing ;)

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #12 on: December 07, 2007, 05:08:43 pm
modification on the colors :

Offline The Lord Noob

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #13 on: December 07, 2007, 05:15:41 pm
It is really cool :y: :)
But wat da hell is dat thing in da top right corner! ??? Ive seen replies and i cant tell it is a light source but,  ???
Otherwise it is sick
And your other pixel art on your website is cool! :y: :y: :y: :D

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #14 on: December 07, 2007, 05:17:33 pm
you mean in the top left corner ? It is the colors palette

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #15 on: December 07, 2007, 07:47:17 pm


Gather 'round the fire because I will tell you a story about.. BANDING.

This is a common error in aa and shading when people try to match each side of their 'lines' with even amount of 'hugged' shading. It's not good. It actually accentuates the breaks in the lines, the 'jaggy steps' as it were, and does not diffuse them. Essentially, good AA involves breaking the lines discreetly, working on the subpixel level, giving the illusion of a smoothness that involves a ratio is smaller than a single pixel. If in this universe the pixel is the Atom, then a good AA technician is working with quanta.

Get? :) :)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 07:48:49 pm by Helm »

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007, 07:13:27 pm
Get? :) :)
Yup, crystal clear :)

Thnx for all the C&C, I'm gonna use all crits and use them in a new santa piece.
I'll post it in this topic when it's done, since this topic isn't that big yet

Offline JJ Naas

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #17 on: February 16, 2008, 10:00:46 pm
How about a tut creating the very common type of a picture which consists of some or all of these elements: a blue sky, mountain range, lake with a reflection, a foreground with a character, grassy ground and a tree? ;)

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #18 on: February 17, 2008, 12:24:53 am
way to bump up a two-month-old post with a totally irrelivent and uninteligent comment.
untz untz untz?

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Re: First post here and it's a Santa!

Reply #19 on: February 17, 2008, 12:30:10 am
don't think anyone cares really.. irrelivent? uninteligent? Great community spirit right there eck.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2008, 12:37:31 am by Terley »
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