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Offline Lendrick

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Greets!

I've translated Fil Razorback's excellent Les Forges pixel art tutorials into English (thanks, Fil, you rock!) and posted them on my website:

http://opengameart.org/content/les-forges-pixel-art-course

The tutorials cover a number of topics, including:
 * Line art
 * Antialiasing
 * Light and shadow
 * Color Palettes
 * Textures (including hair and fur)
 * Map tiles (including how to make grass)

You can also read them at this link in the original French:

http://www.lesforges.org/lister.php?cat=0

If you see any issues with my translation, please let me know!

Thanks,
Bart

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Re: Les Forges pixel art tutorials translated into English!

Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 12:00:54 am
Oh, that's lovely. Someone actually moved beyond the grass tile in their tutorials for once! :D

"The problem is that hair is finer than a pixel and therefore is very difficult to represent. Sad, huh? I guess we'll have to give up."

That made me go lol. :)

Someone here may be able to help tweak the translation if needed. I found the description about hair and the xenodrogen palette picking method a bit confusing, but I don't know if that's the translation, the explanation or the concept itself. Regardless, I'm very happy to see another extensive tute out there that goes beyond AA, dithering & grass tiles.
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Re: Les Forges pixel art tutorials translated into English!

Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 01:42:00 pm
I'm open to any and all translation tweaks.  If you have any suggestions, please post them here.

Bart

Free, legal art and audio for free/open source game projects.