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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #30 on: May 25, 2021, 05:13:23 am
Hello!

fskn - I was looking at that too. Ive saved every step. It has been quite the lesson :)

Bengo - It is not blood, but rather a skinflap with high saturation.. sort of like a rooster.
I am making a set of creatures from the game Oblivion - and this is is my take on the Daedroth.

https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Daedroth_(Oblivion)

This more aggressive color I took from this pic
https://en.uesp.net/wiki/File:ON-concept-Daedroth.png

Not sure if it makes sense as a whole, but my partner thought it looked more scary with :)

cels

Yea, the foot is what confused me from the start. I don't quite get how the light would fall at that angle. I will look up all the references all you guys told me about in detail. Thank you for your kind words :)

To all
I will try another edit once Im back from work. I am happy this forum is still alive and you guys are here! Although it has been more active in the past? This feels like the warmest place to post anything for sure.
And are any of you doing this on a professional level? Your skills are really good I think!

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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #31 on: May 25, 2021, 05:29:42 am
fskn - I was looking at that too. Ive saved every step. It has been quite the lesson :)
o7

And are any of you doing this on a professional level? Your skills are really good I think!
I'm guessing at least bengo and seinruhe are pros. cels is trying to convince us he's a noob like me, and I'm here just having fun, really.
The forums were way more active at one time, yes, and most people that used to come here seem to be posting on the Discord now, those who are not just on Twitter, but I can't stand Discord. It's like a big chatroom and it's a mess. Forums are way better organized.

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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #32 on: May 25, 2021, 05:36:38 am
Bengo - It is not blood, but rather a skinflap with high saturation.. sort of like a rooster.
I am making a set of creatures from the game Oblivion - and this is is my take on the Daedroth.

https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Daedroth_(Oblivion)

This more aggressive color I took from this pic
https://en.uesp.net/wiki/File:ON-concept-Daedroth.png
I think there's definitely a readablity issue going on and I do wanna say doesn't really read much like a Deadroth. Looks nice just doesn't look super like that race. Might've been good to mention this initially; getting your intention down helps but no biggie.

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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #33 on: May 25, 2021, 05:46:28 am
Hello.

I am ok with it not looking like in the game, since they have had quite a lot of iterations over the years.
Sorry for not mentioning it from the start though.

But as a rooster, skin flap thing, is it unreadable?

about the colors. I like your retake on it, gonna study in detail what happened when I get home.
The second to darkest color seems more red now, warmer.
Is it always a goal to try to limit colors as much as possible? Or is it more to try to make two similar colors into one?

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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #34 on: May 25, 2021, 06:00:58 am
Hello.

I am ok with it not looking like in the game, since they have had quite a lot of iterations over the years.
Sorry for not mentioning it from the start though.

But as a rooster, skin flap thing, is it unreadable?

about the colors. I like your retake on it, gonna study in detail what happened when I get home.
The second to darkest color seems more red now, warmer.
Is it always a goal to try to limit colors as much as possible? Or is it more to try to make two similar colors into one?

Technically you can use as many colors as you'd like, some pixel artists are like that, however having a limited, shared palette does tend to give more cohesiveness to the piece. It can depend a little on personal taste. I think limiting your palette or being frugal forces you to value the color you're using more and really think about its use in the over-all picture. What does this color add? How does it help the piece? Does it help it read better? Push more contrast? Add more interest? Etc. It certainly makes it easier to create and modify your piece. Less to juggle around so you can focus more. I don't even think the palettes I use tend to be that restricted (though I tend to start off very simple, 1 light color 1 dark color per material/thing) but like I said I think it's good to do.

P.S. The flap does look unreadable does come off as blood just distracts a bit from the sprite.

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Re: Lizardman - please critique

Reply #35 on: May 25, 2021, 02:02:39 pm
Hello again.

changed the foot a bit but I sort of like how it looks now with the lit up breastplates and colors.

I will try out your advice with colors on my next one Bengo.

I really want to thank you all for all your input, bengo, cels, fskn and SeinRuhe

Here is with and without rooster flap