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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 04:11:43 pm
Keep up the good work. (had to look it up)

And yeah, keep up the good work. Great designs. Be careful not to highlight outlines, use outlines to help define the actual shape and form you're trying to convey, but leave more definition to light and shadow. In your later update I can see you got rid of a lot of noisy pixels, which is good. try to pull in more clusters of pixels, it will help with the overall visual appeal (simplify!) and make them more shapely in the end.  :-*

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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 08:43:41 am
ok, so I'm working on crocodile lady's new look. She did look pretty lame compared to her kids.
In the sketch you can see her shape more clearly, but I think I got her pretty ok in pixelform.

The other creatures are the larval stages of the creatures I posted earlier. They do have more contrast now and a bit more fleshy color. But as I'm restricting my colorpalett, I don't think there's much antialiasing to do, right? Or am I being to much of a masochist with my colors...?

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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 10:12:11 pm
Be careful not to highlight outlines, use outlines to help define the actual shape and form you're trying to convey, but leave more definition to light and shadow. In your later update I can see you got rid of a lot of noisy pixels, which is good. try to pull in more clusters of pixels, it will help with the overall visual appeal (simplify!) and make them more shapely in the end.  :-*

1.is what you have now with the highligth 'hugging' the outlines.
2.is how ligth should flow.

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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 10:19:01 pm
hey guys!

Thought I'd post a 'little' update; I think I'm getting the hang of it  ;)
You can see 'crocodile lady' and her fullgrown offspring, with their larval stage counterparts underneath them. Also I started working on some martian lifeforms that will be flying around in the game.

The highlights look a lot better now with the extra colors. The 'crocodile lady' and the larvae have about 7 colors for the fleshy parts. I kept their colors also somewhat less lively than the larger creatures, which have 9 colors for their outer skin.

Oh, and the martian flying creatures have a limited 6 colorpalett for their skin.

So... what do you think?  ::)



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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009, 11:53:15 pm
these alien creators so remind of me of "Men in black" http://movies.maddcomputer.com/images/Men_in_Black_2.jpg

i like how this is progressing, but those martain thingies look messy and not organized which makes them unreadable.
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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009, 11:50:41 pm
Well, I spent some more time on the martian creatures; added 1 more color to their palett so I could smouth out the gradient a bit more.

Here's the result:


I'm quite pleased with how the floating-airbag-jellyfish-creature turned out. Check them veins!  :D
And I think the winged creatures' highlights might be a bit TOO smooth now. Not sure yet. I might have another look at them tomorrow.

So... what do you guys think?  ::)

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Re: Freaky alien characters [WIP]

Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 01:05:08 am
really nice, but put some AA on the wrinkles.

i think AA defetes the name of "pixel art" doesnt it? :P

anyways, AWESOME! stuff im a true noob so im in awe at a lot of these guys haha!