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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #30 on: December 03, 2008, 03:35:22 am
Heres an edit on the energy dude, really only on the left hand. I'll explain later, right now I'm tired.  :ouch: When i look at your hands, they look kind of weak, just like little red things coming out of his fingers. If he has the power to do this stuff, he might as well look badass while he does it, right? try something more like this:

Some sort of energy orb from his hands make it look powerful.
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« Last Edit: December 03, 2008, 03:30:27 pm by Shrike »

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #31 on: December 04, 2008, 02:02:44 am
been slacking off on these lately


I don't really like that edit to be honest. The whole thing just makes him look too evil, I was aiming for him to be more like the hot headed hero who can't really back up anything he says
« Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 02:05:55 am by 1up »

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #32 on: December 04, 2008, 02:24:46 pm
I really like the blonde brawler dude. However I think you've got some readability issues happening; the yellow and the fleshtones really stand out but the rest of him sort of blends together into a soupy mess. Part of it is that you're being kind of shy with your highlights and you're not really using light and shadow to communicate your forms - you're hinting at a light source but you're not taking advantage of it to communicate your idea.

Here's my take (it's sloppy, apologies)


I exposed his forearms as a solution to readability when his arms are overlapping his torso, because I think it reads much better. There are other solutions to make him read better but I didn't want to tamper with your design too much.
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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #33 on: December 04, 2008, 03:09:31 pm
maybe it wouldn't hurt to stick the blonde dude's front elbow out more, so it makes a bump on his sillhouette.

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #34 on: December 04, 2008, 08:55:54 pm
tried fixing the tings mentioned with him


and then i started the hair and thought "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah my color choices with yellow are awful how is it possible to be this awful" so i'm still messing with the hair palette B)

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #35 on: December 04, 2008, 10:19:26 pm
Really? i love the hair- it was the first thing i noticed. I love the semi-golden color you used. Maybe think about it a little before you change it. But, of course, thats just me. And just to remind you, everything you're doing is amazing, delicious and pixelriffic. :D

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #36 on: December 05, 2008, 01:00:43 am

messed with the hair a bit, fixed some other problems, and started on Top/made him tall as hell :crazy:

I've been considering just leaving the 2nd guy out too, but we'll see if I can get a decent pose for him at some point

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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #37 on: December 05, 2008, 02:13:50 am
That pose looks extremely uncomfortable.
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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #38 on: December 05, 2008, 02:15:21 am
You kept Top's mouth but completely changed his body language. It's sort of confusing, maybe something more confident rather than blank?

Edit: oops you did change it, then you changed it back. Happy medium? And his rolled sleeve might look better higher (above elbow) and/or tilted because right now it looks like it will fall down his arm!

Edit2: I disagree with I Am Uh, it gives him character and was the whole purpose of the cane. Why not ditch the cane and go back to the original pose if he'll just be standing?
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Re: [wip] Man they would really make a horrible team of heroes

Reply #39 on: December 05, 2008, 03:22:33 am
hi. I think your colors are a little on the dull side, so here's an edit  ::)



maybe overdone a little bit, but its to show that the colors don't have to be so neutral and uncontrasty.  :-*

also, all those square shaped highlights could be cut down a bit too.