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Offline circuscommando

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looking for help

on: July 29, 2009, 03:11:57 am
hey there peops!  well, i googled and looked around some, but i couldn't exactly find a nice tree tutorial  i found this but i didn't care much for the style presented, it seemed a tad messy.  something closer to this is ideal (without the floating base.

i was wondering if anyone had an easy step by step tutorial on spriting trees/foliage, anything such as light sources, general shape color limitations, palette. this would be much appreciated, as i really don't entirely know where to start.

this is my attempt, i'm not satisfied with it frankly.



thank you for your time!
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Re: looking for help

Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 03:45:49 am
Here's some possible ways to tackle the problem. Remember that trees are organic and erratic.

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Re: looking for help

Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 03:50:58 am
I don't have anything to say myself, I'm really in the same position you are when it comes to trees.

But, I could point you to some a very helpful and interesting threads...

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=8291.0

EDIT- Thanks, Gil. I was searching for that, to post it, for a while. Maybe I should save it.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 03:52:47 am by Dr D »

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Re: looking for help

Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 02:52:33 am
thanks! these are quite helpful, but what i'm looking for is not exactly WIPS, so to speak, but techniques used, the thread Dr. D gave was helpful.  Gil's image provided different types of trees, but i wouldn't know how to go about starting anything like that.  Thanks anyhow guys, when i find the time, i'll restart a tree (until then, this shall be bookmarked.   :)
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Re: looking for help

Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 03:26:22 am
I've searched long and hard and have found nothing of the sort, unfortunately. The closest there is to one now (that I know of) is St0ven's post in my old thread Dr D linked to. My thread isn't 'dead' as such, I've just been working on other things slightly less insanely difficult...

The only other one I know of is one no longer available, by a chap called 'East'. He demonstrated copying and pasting a bunch of leaves as foliage and then shading appropriately.

There are, however, tutorials on drawing non-pixel trees, which are somewhat helpful.

http://rtallamy.com/tutorials/snow_pine_tree_tutorial_rtallamy.jpg
http://nestly.deviantart.com/art/Nestly-s-Tree-Tutorial-83076657

If you find anything else, please let us know. :)
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Re: looking for help

Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 03:24:29 am
Here's something I made a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.iaza.com/work/090710C/wip268316.gif