AuthorTopic: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith (and now with a new female character)  (Read 16314 times)

Offline Asturias

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008, 05:31:38 pm
Yeah, I agree...  :D
But also, should I keep it outlined... or not? 

I'll  try to edit it tonight. I'll post it when It will be done.

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 01:00:42 am
It doesn't make a difference how strong he is, he will fall over backwards. You need to pick a more appropriate pose: legs apart and hammer held at an angle so that it is closer to his head. This post might help you to understand where i am coming from:
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=5996.msg70637#msg70637

Why is the first one better? Hard to say. But I would suggest using that one with an added color to smooth eyes. Work on other characters to get a better feel for whether you want to outline fully or not. edit: at the same time, you might find pulling off a more mature character succesfullly requires more muscles on body etc.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2008, 01:04:12 am by sharprm »
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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 01:41:22 am
Alright, i'll read about it and i'll redo the pose (with the hammer), but first, I'll finish the character himself.   :D

Here's my edit:


I think I'll remake his gauntlet from scratch though, because i'm still not satisfied with it.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2008, 03:32:39 am by Asturias »

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 03:52:00 am
I still think the eyes are too blotchy:

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 10:06:54 pm
Well to be honest, I love the eyes the way they are..  :P

Here's my last edit (I have redone his gauntlet):


Also, here is a quick sketch of a house. I know it may seem too common, but what do you think about the concept..?

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 11:27:37 pm
I agree with Tocky about the eyes - maybe use lighter green on the pixels he replaced if you want to hint at the white of eyes there.

Does he have a beard? Maybe you want to rethink the thick outline on the cheeks.

The second darkest brown on skin seems a bit too saturated.
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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 01:30:41 am
I followed your suggestions (tocky and sharprm), I changed the eyes and desatured the brown a little bit. I also modified the lighting of the face.
Oh and yea, he have a beard. I wanted him to look a little more mature, so I added it.



Better?

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #17 on: March 24, 2008, 12:55:03 pm
Edited the character's face and on the third image, I made the head 1 pixel shorter and added few details on his hair. btw Is that a paint or tatoo near his eyes?

« Last Edit: March 24, 2008, 04:00:36 pm by Froli »

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #18 on: March 24, 2008, 06:23:22 pm
Wow, thank you for your edit, it's definitly better. ;D
I'm not sure if I'll keep the head shorter, but I really love the way you highlight his face and his hair.  :)

Oh, and yea: It's supposed to be some kind of painting he have near the eyes, and on his left eye (on the right of the picture) he also have a scar, as you can see.

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Re: Main character of my Rpg ==> Blacksmith

Reply #19 on: March 24, 2008, 08:42:42 pm
Froli's edit is more accomplished, bu he's gone from being something rather your own to being something more dragon warrior
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