AuthorTopic: D~Dawg's Pixels (Ribbs, Swords)  (Read 10891 times)

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D~Dawg's Pixels (Ribbs, Swords)

on: August 05, 2009, 05:15:05 pm
D~Dawg's first post, boo-yah!

I'm new to this website, but not-so-new to pixeling. (Like alot of people here, I see...)

You can be as harsh as you want to this N00B. ;) But seriously, I don't care. Say whatever you like. I might not always agree, though.

here's the project, a frog named Ribbs:



This is the best work I've done in years! ::) (sarcasm)
Anyway, how would you go about shading this? I tried every possible way and it turned out looking like someone splashed paint on him. Do you think AA would work for this peice? And do you think dithering might help my shading problem?

Here's how I made him...I took a picture of a little knick-knack I have, and outlined (in red) his main parts. Then I cleaned up the 'realism'. Next, I traced the red outline, with blue just to fix jaggys and stuff like that. Then I filled him in with my own colors.

Oh, and, transparency is coming soon.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2009, 05:53:02 pm by D~Dawg »

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 12:34:33 pm
you need to fix the shading on his back leg.
i dont even no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 03:16:30 pm
(Your talking about squivel, right?)
Why, what's wrong about it?

That reminds me:
If you have something to say, please tell me which peice you're talking about. ::)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 03:27:09 pm by D~Dawg »

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 03:31:44 pm
quick 10-mins-before-work edit

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 09:01:46 pm
Well, that's great, but...This looks nothing like my character. (no offense)
Thanks anyway, though.

And I'll try to learn from what your doing. ;)
 

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 10:17:57 pm

oops. should have read the description. i was just going off what i saw in the pixel art.

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 03:31:21 pm
Would it be absolutely okay to change this thread to just Ribbs?

Update for Ribbs:


To dither...Or not to dither? That is the question.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2009, 05:53:13 pm by D~Dawg »

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 05:18:09 pm
Answer: No! It's too messy to work with right now! I'd say if you want to get a better 3dimensional feeling, let the bands of shading extend farther than just the bottom.

Work with that until you've got the shading where you want, then dither for smoothness. It's a tried concepts, known to work very well! Good luck.
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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 07:37:15 pm
okay...
You're saying I shouldn't dither right now? Alright, whatever.
I'll bring out the shading WAY more, and take away the dithering. Thanks alot. ;)
And I was thinking about putting the shade up just a little below his mouth. Too much, or what?

PS: love your avatar! ;D
« Last Edit: August 08, 2009, 07:49:16 pm by D~Dawg »

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Re: D~Dawg's pixels

Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 04:44:48 am
Right now the Ribbs looks like a disk. To make him look less flat shade his body as if it were a sphere, like this: