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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #30 on: May 22, 2008, 04:22:18 pm
first of all, well, welcome to Pixelation, folks! :)

@Jonas: not bad, tho I'd gladly see something more; if you covered the whole canvas using that style, we'd certainly have some cutting-edge stuff here!

@megane: I think people approach the concept eagerly, but seeing how much effort is needed to craft in hixels, they are put off by the obstacles. anyway, I really love the lighting effect you have evoked here. looking forward to seeing the background finished. yay!

@Peach: that's a hell of a hixelwork! I know it's goddamn hard to keep the work in one piece all the time while working on such restrictions, but IMO it deserves more attention. I'd work a little more on lines (some of them still appear jagged) and anti-aliasing (some portions are over-aa'd, some are left plain). also, you should do something with the pillowshaded hixels nearly the beard. :)

@wah_wah_69: okay, so if you ain't asking for that, I won't criticize. oh, one thing maybe -- the background spotted pattern. . . I don't think I really like it.
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #31 on: May 22, 2008, 06:06:59 pm
first of all, well, welcome to Pixelation, folks! :)

@Jonas: not bad, tho I'd gladly see something more; if you covered the whole canvas using that style, we'd certainly have some cutting-edge stuff here!

@megane: I think people approach the concept eagerly, but seeing how much effort is needed to craft in hixels, they are put off by the obstacles. anyway, I really love the lighting effect you have evoked here. looking forward to seeing the background finished. yay!

@Peach: that's a hell of a hixelwork! I know it's goddamn hard to keep the work in one piece all the time while working on such restrictions, but IMO it deserves more attention. I'd work a little more on lines (some of them still appear jagged) and anti-aliasing (some portions are over-aa'd, some are left plain). also, you should do something with the pillowshaded hixels nearly the beard. :)

@wah_wah_69: okay, so if you ain't asking for that, I won't criticize. oh, one thing maybe -- the background spotted pattern. . . I don't think I really like it.

Yes, the background was something that didn't convinced me but I'm more ashamed of the flat look it haves, I tried adding two lines of butter as war face paint but it didn't look right.

Removed the lame dotted background and added something that aims to be a dish:



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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #32 on: May 22, 2008, 07:05:25 pm
pattern's okay for that kind of piece, but everything is better than just one hixel dots. I think it'd be cool to see some flying forks or even other toasts instead.

your work looks flat because the perspective's off in some places. the darkest shade inside the mouth-hole(?) suggest the form is deeper than it actually is. this one simple fix should do the trick (my rough edit on the right):



search for one-point perspective tutorials if you're still having troubles with that sort of thing.
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #33 on: May 22, 2008, 09:02:46 pm
Thanks for the advice!

This is the last iteration, yes some more elements would make it seem better, but for a first "serious" approach at pixeltweaking I think it's ok.

I shouldn't have started with this whole "hexels" thing,its too restrictive and time consuming for a newbie like me.

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #34 on: May 23, 2008, 01:35:03 am
@Peach: that's a hell of a hixelwork! I know it's goddamn hard to keep the work in one piece all the time while working on such restrictions, but IMO it deserves more attention. I'd work a little more on lines (some of them still appear jagged) and anti-aliasing (some portions are over-aa'd, some are left plain). also, you should do something with the pillowshaded hixels nearly the beard. :)

hehe I just went crazy on this :) I choose the palette too early, and hence I think I should even rework the blues. let's see what I can do. I just need some spare time to dedicate onto it.
I really like the legs and the rays. but the dark blue... damn it's too saturated :-\ I think I'll also add another color in that ramp (just because I've there're only 14 colors + black in it ;) sorta bonus)
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #35 on: May 23, 2008, 04:01:27 pm

That big area of green is bothering me, but i don't really know what to do with it; I might have to add in another shade of green, since neither of the ones currently adjacent to it seem subtle enough to shade it without looking garish and drawing attention away from the beam.  Or I could, like, add in some features or somethin'.  :wah:

Hixels make my head feel funny.
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 05:01:13 pm
That just got really fucking badass, Megane. ;D
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #37 on: May 23, 2008, 08:18:08 pm
hooooo
da face is harder than I thought :(
I'screaming "HIXELS" around my house...


added one more color to my palette (still one unused) but still the face do not convince me...
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #38 on: May 24, 2008, 01:37:12 am
That big area of green is bothering me, but i don't really know what to do with it; I might have to add in another shade of green, since neither of the ones currently adjacent to it seem subtle enough to shade it without looking garish and drawing attention away from the beam.  Or I could, like, add in some features or somethin'.  :wah:
yea, that's pretty freakin' chill! maybe try some flora? a blade of grass or two wouldn't hurt it.

added one more color to my palette (still one unused) but still the face do not convince me...
hmm, why are you keeping colors that are useless in your palette? still, the lower part of the tunic look a bit harsh: I'm thinking about those jaggy lines just above *his* right foot.
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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #39 on: May 24, 2008, 02:23:38 am
Welll, here is another update.. I will not finish it :/, to many colours for just a skin tone...

Still it was a fun test..