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Re: The Deep

Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 02:36:56 pm
I don't know the stringy things look weird. try to work on them a little bit.
Maybe use some dithering or AA. ???

Yes the strings will definatly be AA'd as soon as I fill in the rest of the background.
But it has to wait until it is nearly done.

Minor Update:


I'm also considering a darker mood. Which do you prefer?
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Re: The Deep

Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 05:33:09 pm
I like the "darker mood" but the jelly is now perhaps too vibrant against the darker background? The bubbles, though, look tremendous on the darker water.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 07:49:33 pm
I like the "darker mood" but the jelly is now perhaps too vibrant against the darker background? The bubbles, though, look tremendous on the darker water.

Yeah I thought so aswell. I think I kind of like that extra vibrance. It was already pretty vibrant, but this dark background brings out the jelly's even better.
I kind of want them to look like they're actually a sort of floating lights. And this helps me achieve it.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 08:54:54 pm
Definately the darkly mooded version is better. I think dark backgrounds always make pixelArt look better. Funny, i am completely clueless about the reason of it.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #14 on: July 31, 2009, 09:59:14 pm
The new, dark, version is spectacular. Keep up the improvement.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009, 12:32:07 am
hey mede-nederlander! ;-)

I'm all for the darker one too. The big jellyfish colors can stay as is, they can glow right?
Perhaps the image coud get more depth by slightly lowering the saturation of the smaller jellyfish. And maybe skew their hue towards a bit more green/blue? Just slightly, to give a sense of distance.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: The Deep

Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 01:21:34 pm
hey mede-nederlander! ;-)

I'm all for the darker one too. The big jellyfish colors can stay as is, they can glow right?
Perhaps the image coud get more depth by slightly lowering the saturation of the smaller jellyfish. And maybe skew their hue towards a bit more green/blue? Just slightly, to give a sense of distance.

Keep up the good work!

Hallo ;)

Yeah you make a good point about the brightness of the other Jellyfish. How's this?


And thanks infinitegames and Joseph!

Furthermore I think this is nearly done.
Some AA on the long...ehm...things. I have no idea what to call them.
And maybe some final touches. And then I think I can call this done.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #17 on: August 01, 2009, 01:32:52 pm
bijna! :)

Right now the smaller jellyfish's tentacles are too bright red. I think your left jellyfish was better in your previous edit.
Now, its red seem almost as bright as the red tentacles on the big jellyfish.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #18 on: August 01, 2009, 01:51:16 pm
Got a good point there.
How about this?



I also finished AAing the tentacles, and some other parts I thought needed some AA.
Think I can call it done now.

Anyone disagree, though?  ;)

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Re: The Deep

Reply #19 on: August 01, 2009, 02:35:51 pm
>( I disagree. It looks awesome, especially the colours :3 But it still looks unfinished.

You still have some more AAing to do, there are still quite a few jaggy areas.
Your smallest bubbles on the right hand side come off more as lines rather than bubbles, I would either make them 2x2 squares or 1x1.
I think the leftmost jellyfish should still be pushed more into the background as currently it seems to compete a bit with the main jellyfish.
Maybe give your main JF some more breathing room and expand the top of the canvas by maybe 20~ pixels.
Also, perhaps give the main stem some stronger highlights. I think that would help make that area look a little less flat and it will add more coherence to your main JF. At the moment I feel the stem is a bit unrelated to the top part.