AuthorTopic: Acrobot [WIP]  (Read 7212 times)

Offline CrazyMLC

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Acrobot [WIP]

on: December 11, 2007, 12:09:44 am
http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/front/acrobots_new.jpg Is my slight base.
Larger Version?
12 Colours.
?? Colors.
Constructive Criticism please!


Big Version! YAY!

Newest one, 8 colors.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2007, 08:51:07 am by CrazyMLC »

Offline Chaos Tayoko

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 66
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Pixel Ninja!
    • View Profile
    • Tayoko's Website

Re: 'Acrobot' [WIP?]

Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 12:13:50 am
I'm not the right person to give you critique but..I can say you used 12 colors not 9  ;D
Who's is a cheap, reliable Artist? Me!
http://tayokoart.com

Offline CrazyMLC

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: 'Acrobot' [WIP]

Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 12:15:51 am
I'm not the right person to give you critique but..I can say you used 12 colors not 9  ;D
really?
I'll check again!

10 colors?
argh, maybe I'm just color blind. I'll take your word for it and say its 12 colors.
Also, your welcome to give me critique, i'll try and apply it! who knows, it'll probably help me a lot!

I'll take Critique from anyone, throw it at me!  :lol:

New version. this one should have 13 colors.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 12:34:01 am by CrazyMLC »

Offline Sherman Gill

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 995
  • Karma: +0/-1
    • View Profile

Re: 'Acrobot' C&C please! [WIP?]

Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 12:45:28 am
That's not Anti-aliasing, just blurring, which is making it harder to read.
Try limiting your AA to just a one pixel 'line' following the outside of the thing, it's very useful when you're just learning about AA ;).
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)

Offline CrazyMLC

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: 'Acrobot' C&C please! [WIP?]

Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 02:04:57 am
thanks, i'll try to cut down on anti-analizing and shadows, I did go reaallly heavy, and kinda on purpose. I'll have to kinda fix it! :D it kinda adds too many colors :/
thanks for the C&C!

Offline Terley

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 661
  • Karma: +1/-1
  • Terley is King, but he needs a new avatar.
    • View Profile

Re: 'Acrobot' C&C please! [WIP?]

Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 03:18:01 am
the shades you're using to AA the jetblack outlines are too light to make a smooth transition to white, adding lighter shades around that won't help. I'd fiddle around with the levels of each shades and try keep the AAing as simple and as close to the original line you're AAing as possible, if you end up straying +2 pixels it'll look blurry, and take into account what actually needs to be AAed. I've done a very rough edit as comparisant, just how keeping it more controlled can make all the difference. It's not a full edit because tbh I don't think theres much to this image atm. I'd try something a bit bigger so you can get at least some detail in and play more with getting grips with form.

« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 03:27:43 am by Terley »
I've not got anything interesting to type here..

Offline JonathanOfDrain

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 292
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Lonely
    • View Profile
    • TheyWillEat.Us

Re: 'Acrobot' C&C please! [WIP?]

Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 07:13:00 am
You have a good amount of work ahead of you, maybe while you're at it you can give it a more dynamic pose. That's what those office desk accessories are made for.

Offline CrazyMLC

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: 'Acrobot' C&C please! [WIP?]

Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 04:10:52 am
So based off all the C&C so far, i managed to pull this together!

i probably need to add a few more colors to make it look nicer, but i'll do that later.

Basically Jon, Terley and Gill's opinions have been applied
« Last Edit: December 12, 2007, 04:37:01 am by CrazyMLC »

Offline CrazyMLC

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: Acrobot [WIP]

Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 05:10:16 am

Yay, this is the new one, slightly altered, and I'm preparing to possibly animate make a larger version of it like Terley suggested.

Constructive Criticism please!

LARGE VERSION YAY.

« Last Edit: December 13, 2007, 07:28:24 am by CrazyMLC »

Offline Naso

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 82
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • ...?
    • View Profile
    • My PixelJoint

Re: Acrobot [WIP]

Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 08:42:45 pm
i Would say to give him a better pose, because right now he looks as if he were in a lineup in the army, and also, the light source, change it to how you have it on the smaller version.

Cheese Cake -naso