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Grass guy ?

on: December 03, 2008, 04:43:14 pm
Started working on a new image and here's what i've got so far



I'll start actually pixeling this once i get the guy lines right

C&C would be nice  :)

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 08:05:49 pm
I think the grass is too high and detracts from the attention of the man standing in it.

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 09:19:25 pm
I think the grass is too high and detracts from the attention of the man standing in it.

i'll change that when i have time  ;)
What do you think should the image be bigger than it's now  ???
Also do you see now any big mistakes i've done  ???

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 10:52:36 pm
How about making the grass parting as he's walking/standing in it?  That way it draws attention to the man, and we could see more of his body.

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 02:49:39 am
i think the grass in fine and at a good height and that it's the background hills, being the same value as the character, that are what make him disappear.

value and color can be made a bit more important than they are in this piece.  for instance, here's a quick recolor:



This has a very different feel and actually may read better, despite being softer.  It may not be what you are going for but i'm just trying to demonstrate how color can set a mood rather than just define materials.
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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 03:23:51 pm
i think the grass in fine and at a good height and that it's the background hills, being the same value as the character, that are what make him disappear.

value and color can be made a bit more important than they are in this piece.  for instance, here's a quick recolor:



This has a very different feel and actually may read better, despite being softer.  It may not be what you are going for but i'm just trying to demonstrate how color can set a mood rather than just define materials.

Thanks for the edit  :)

after ndchristie did that edit i started working on the image and here's what i've done so far:



and here's the same thing but played with the colors a bit  :D

(which one's beter ?)

Still don't actually what to do with grass and is the sky too dark in both images  :huh:

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 03:33:05 pm
For sure the higher contrast one, but the grass stuff should be a little less dark. Beautiful, both of you. Also, for the darker one, background lost some of the subtlety. maybe combine elements of both? don't mess with the guy- he's perfect for the darker one.
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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 03:48:27 pm
I've really takin' a liking to this. I like the darker image more because the sun is directly behind him, hence the dark shadowing. Though the colors need to be more abrupt, like they need to go from light to dark really quickly.

Here's an edit.
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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 04:04:32 pm
Heh... thanks for comments both of you  :)

to next update i'm planning to add some detail and maybe change the grass in front of the dude (it's been bothering me for a while.)
I'll update it when i have more time to pixel ;)

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Re: Grass guy ?

Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 08:12:53 pm
sorry for double posting but here's an update  ;D



I updated the mountains and clouds as you can propably see  :)