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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #30 on: November 20, 2009, 01:20:04 am
I started doodling a bit and came up with a totally different look for the hair:



Maybe this fixes the flat look?

I am having trouble toning down the colors. If I desaturate them even a little it sucks all the life out of the piece, making it look grey-ish.

Does this look like an improvement?



Here is my attempt to darken it a bit, I think it loses some of the effect:

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:07:38 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #31 on: November 20, 2009, 01:55:36 am
I think with it being darker it makes alot of the details that are lost in the lighter version "pop." It looks amazing and the character comes off a lot more masculine with the darker edit. Keep up the work, its coming out really good either way :)

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #32 on: December 04, 2009, 02:43:19 am
Been real busy with my job lately. I hate doing real work.

I've decided to leave the portrait as is and move on to the sprite.

Sketch:



Pixels:

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:07:54 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #33 on: December 04, 2009, 02:47:14 am
A little readability issue involving the right (his left) arm. It took me a few seconds to find it in the sprite.

Of course, seeing as how this is an extremely WIP image, the matter might be resolved on its own.

Lookin' nice  :y:

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #34 on: December 08, 2009, 04:45:59 am
I've been messing around with this and getting nowhere for quite some time.

Might as well post an update.



The character is too multicolored I think. So I've been messing around with a new color scheme.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:08:10 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #35 on: December 09, 2009, 01:53:34 am
The original colour scheme looks as though his shield and sword are glowing and he comes off looking like a god. I prefer this one though it looks really nice. I don't really like the combination of colours in the new image though the over all colour of his body suits his portrait better.  I'd use lighter colours, I liked the feel it gave on the original version.

I love seeing your steps in making these, they are very good.

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #36 on: December 09, 2009, 02:03:12 am
Honestly, I prefer the old sheild, it looks more pearlescent.

About the darker scheme you used on the face; I think you might've gone a little too dark, you could try curving it more towards purples to keep it from looking dull.

Something along the lines of those ^, may work.

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #37 on: December 09, 2009, 02:37:44 am
on your elf dude imo its been getting worse and worse. the refinement and stuff is all cool but in the first few he looked mystical and badass, now he looks more feminine and prissy. my personal favourite is the second one, the hand just looked really cool. anyway, thats just my two cents

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #38 on: December 09, 2009, 09:25:05 pm
I made one edit by the odin24;   :D
Im newbie and need practice so much   :yell:


and please, someone have a good colors table ? or a tutorial about that? are very important, to me  :y:
« Last Edit: December 09, 2009, 09:30:15 pm by Etchebeur »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #39 on: December 10, 2009, 03:20:37 am
Update:



Tried to rework the pose a bit, it was looking a little too static. Also changed the costume.

The original colour scheme looks as though his shield and sword are glowing and he comes off looking like a god. I prefer this one though it looks really nice. I don't really like the combination of colours in the new image though the over all colour of his body suits his portrait better.  I'd use lighter colours, I liked the feel it gave on the original version.

I love seeing your steps in making these, they are very good.

I simplified the colors so I could see the basic design of what I was doing. Something didn't look right and it was hard to tell what it was because of all the detail. I'll change them back when I get the basic design right.


Honestly, I prefer the old sheild, it looks more pearlescent.

About the darker scheme you used on the face; I think you might've gone a little too dark, you could try curving it more towards purples to keep it from looking dull.

Something along the lines of those ^, may work.

Nice color edits. I'm done tweaking the portrait though.

on your elf dude imo its been getting worse and worse. the refinement and stuff is all cool but in the first few he looked mystical and badass, now he looks more feminine and prissy. my personal favourite is the second one, the hand just looked really cool. anyway, thats just my two cents

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This one came out pretty close to what I had in mind originally. Not a perfect match but close.

I made one edit by the odin24;   :D
Im newbie and need practice so much   :yell:


and please, someone have a good colors table ? or a tutorial about that? are very important, to me  :y:

I'm done messing with the portrait. The eyes look nice, the jawline is probably overdone. Check the general section for tutorials.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:08:37 am by EvilEye »