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Offline TomF

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Cute penguin gba

on: February 09, 2008, 10:00:51 am
Just a quick mockup I'm doing for fun.



I need some pointers in the right direction for this, anything you think needs adding/changing? I really dislike the ground, and not sure how else to do it.  ???

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Re: Cute penguin gba

Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 08:06:24 pm
I'd say the sky needs to be smoother, right now it looks like you just freehanded it. You should probably also make sure the pixels are in correct order. And then the mountains look like you just used a 2px brush and did them that way too.  So, basically you need to work on better pixel placement in the bg.

Meh... The rocks in the ground could use an alt tile.

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Re: Cute penguin gba

Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 08:53:59 pm
Disclaimer: I really really like this piece. I love the 'cuteness overload' thing, which is probably why I have so much to say about it. I think it has great potential, so please bear with me:

It looks too monochromatic IMO. I know it's supposed to be the North Pole or whatever, and everything is blue, but why does the penguin have to be blue? Why does the fish?
You planned out some hue shifting on the background and it's a good start but... I really think you need to kick it up a notch or twelve to make this piece more stylish. How about an Aurora Borealis in the background? And I know it's a bit cliché in Icy stages, but how about some precious gems encrusted in the ground? Too cliché, never mind... The penguin looks somewhat humanized, can it speak? Does it live in a little house, in a little igloo? Does it live with other penguins in a cute little penguin village? Why not add that to the background?

Also the face of the penguin looks a little off, the beak should be larger and about 2 pixels higher in the face. :D
« Last Edit: February 09, 2008, 09:00:46 pm by cave »

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Re: Cute penguin gba

Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 09:05:24 pm
untz untz untz?

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Re: Cute penguin gba

Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 02:10:59 am
Very nice, eck!

Yay, my turn to edit!

« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 02:36:52 am by cave »