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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #50 on: March 03, 2006, 05:06:31 pm
Ok, now I'm more confused.  We doing the exact place in the photo right?  Or do we get to do just any sort of street based location? Saying this cos as good as Helm's piece is, it doesn't look a thing like the photo...

I'm wasting all my competiton time, not getting this...

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #51 on: March 03, 2006, 07:05:02 pm
From the instructions:

"Create a background in the same perspective as the Double Dragon map above, adapting elements, color themes and details from the above photo (basically, making a game background of the scene in that photo)."

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #52 on: March 04, 2006, 12:47:15 am
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Helm, that looks incredible, but shouldn't you try to use more shades of color? I mean, you have the option and 2D-games generally don't look like that anymore.

This is a restriction-based skillbuilder, for me. I spent as much time making the art as I did trying to make it fit in 40 tiles. Therefore, I place conservation on all fronts very high in my to-do list for this image. Adam wants to see conservation, without the image suffering, I show him conservation without the image suffering. 'Many colours == more interesting image to look at' is an illusion. I've trained for years on how to unify palettes that have very disparately tinted slots, and this is what I do here too. Every end of the colour spectrum is represented, reds, greens, blues, yellows, purples and browns.

Plus, given that I have only 40 tiles, adding more colour to some of them would create many problems of cohesion and reusability of the tiles, no?

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #53 on: March 04, 2006, 01:33:13 am
I think Helm did a wonderful job. There's definitely that spectrum to go back and forth on - to decide whether to favor a high-detail high-color background like his, or favor simplicity for a greater object count and more obvious color variation. Either method (or a combination of the two) works fine and what's nice about such a low tile limit is it really forces the artist to make these considerations instead of having the best of all worlds.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #54 on: March 04, 2006, 03:00:55 am
lovin the shiny sidewalk helm :P
ive started an entry, but i have basically no idea where im going with it.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #55 on: March 06, 2006, 07:41:03 am
Here's my more rule conforming attempt. The whole image is only in 16 colors. Its on a hill btw.





In case the jpeg looks bad on people's computers:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/sharprm/back1.gif
« Last Edit: March 06, 2006, 08:00:31 am by sharprm »
Modern artists are told that they must create something totally original-or risk being called "derivative".They've been indoctrinated with the concept that bad=good.The effect is always the same: Meaningless primitivism
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #56 on: March 06, 2006, 06:14:07 pm
Some nice entries so far

Here is my background
This contest fits more my abilitys than the last.


The street looks a little monotonous because the lack of unique tiles.
4 palettes, I dont no why someone need up to 10 for this one.

maybe add a hud and some random bad guys in the scene.

« Last Edit: March 09, 2006, 12:05:27 am by vierbit »

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #57 on: March 06, 2006, 11:15:11 pm
ehh perhaps ill try this one too...

who knows i might do better on this than the last one

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #58 on: March 07, 2006, 05:40:25 am
vierbit, excellent entry!

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #59 on: March 07, 2006, 08:54:21 am
Vierbit, that is quite a solid entry there :D Glad to see more people like me and helm that like restrictions :D
Kinda has an Amiga vibe to it.

I really want to make one as well, Have to find some time after work!
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.