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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P Completely Redone

Reply #20 on: November 17, 2008, 11:44:55 pm

Okay, I'm open to giving all critique a try. I don't think I'm going to go beyond 12 colors.
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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P

Reply #21 on: November 18, 2008, 07:10:17 pm
I'm really liking where this is going so far.  -probably more than your reference image even.  I can't give much in way of critique right now, but as it progresses, i'll be sure to pop back in.  Keep it up!

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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P

Reply #22 on: November 18, 2008, 08:38:17 pm
You're palette has a lot of colors that are reaally close. You could cut out a lot of them without it being that noticeable. I really like the brown to purple on the body but I think the arms might be too straight of a ramp. Looking forward to more~   ;)

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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P

Reply #23 on: November 19, 2008, 12:12:42 am

Okay, I'm working on the arms now and would like some critique. I think the helmets posing a problem for me because I've never been good with grass type features.
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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P

Reply #24 on: November 19, 2008, 04:02:48 am
I can barely comprehend how much you've improved this! And that technique you have for the mossy texture is splendid! Seems we got a little pixel rembrandt appearing ;]

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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P

Reply #25 on: November 19, 2008, 10:23:35 am
Thanks for all the great comments, but I need some critique. Especially on the head and feet.
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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P, Need Critique!

Reply #26 on: November 19, 2008, 03:54:54 pm
you might want to use larger "highlight spots" on his arms. Regarding to the feet, i'd say they still aren't wide enough ... like if it was his feets when he's hanging in the air. I'd have expected him to have somehow roots that behave more like claws (curved towards the ground).
Also have the feeling that you have a bit too much contrast in the vines, especially given that they'll be shadowed by the "hat".

HTH.

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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P, Need Critique!

Reply #27 on: November 20, 2008, 06:02:58 am
We'll I haven't had much time to work on this lately, been hunting mostly. I'm about done aside from the helmet and some touch-ups.

I honestly have no idea what to do from here.
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Mother is God in the eyes of a Child...  - Rose Da Silva (Radha Mitchell) "Silent Hill"

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Re: Fable 2, Troll - W.I.P, Need Critique!

Reply #28 on: November 20, 2008, 07:51:37 am
Experiment with the grass. Draw out the points of light and shade in a simple manner, experiment with a way to get nice grass texture, draw the simple forms of the stuff he's got growing on the helmet and then fill in the rest with grass texture. Something like that.

Don't forget the mossy stuff on his arms!

Coming along well, don't give up! Also you could increase the saturation on one of the green colours in the ramp, to get that nice 'light shining through grass' glowy effect. Preferrably one of the three brightest greens. Experiment!
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