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Offline ChunkyMunky

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[WIP] Mad Tea Party

on: August 31, 2009, 04:57:22 pm
Hey guys, my first post here so hope I can share some of my pixel art with you guys and take it to the next level. This is a project i've recently started, it was at first just a practice peice but after adding some dithering to it I really liked how it went with the rough sketchy lineart so I tried going for a "grainy" and "old story sketching" look to it like you'd find in old time novels. Aside from critiques, some aspects i'd like some further help on would be what to do with the top of the table, i'm going to add alot of plates and cups etc. to it but with pretty much 100% of the picture being dithered it looks odd to me. Also i'd like to give a fur texture to the March Hare and door mouse without losing the dither look, i'm not happy at all with the doormouse atm anatomy and dither wise. Mad Hatter is mostly done except for the small portion of his chest and his hat, I wanted to stick with the 3 main green colors i used for his jacket with his hat but over such a large area it leaves a large portion of it unshaded and it really bothers me.

Also I know some elements of this may not fit standard pixeling as far as the way some shadows fall, lineart or light sources. Such as the large shadow under the madhatters hat, this was a very odd and crazy scene and I wanted it to retain some of its oddness in the art. The main lightsource though comes from the upper left as indicated by the shades on the Mad Hatter, I inverted the shading to match on the March Hare, something i'll fix when I start my edit of his rough draft. Critique away! :)

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Re: [WIP] Mad Tea Party

Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 01:24:00 pm
The first major problem I see here is the light source. Judging by the ginormous shadow of the rabbit, it should be right behind him, but his suit is shaded lighter in the front, not the back. Also, the angle and proportions of the shadow are really awkward.

Another thing is the liquid dripping from Mad Hatter's cup. Judging by the position of his hand, the liquid should be pooling about where the second drop is. Right now the liquid is too far away from his hand to be all the way at the edge of the table.

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Re: [WIP] Mad Tea Party

Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 01:44:05 pm
Yea im working on fixing the March Hare shading now, realized i shaded the wrong side later on. The shadow was more or less just a last minute thing I did to see how it'd look, i agree the size and angles are off and i'll probably end up removing it all together since it'll conflict with alot of the items on the table. Nice job catching the liquid from the cup, i'll get right on fixing that and try posting a edit later on today.