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Offline Altoontoon

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Castle Background

on: November 26, 2009, 09:53:31 am
Hello. Im making this background to add my portfolio, since i have too many sprite and animations but only a few static art saved, so i start making a series of drawings that improve this aspect. I love tihs picture so i can practice with texture and color.

You can think that its not pixel art itself, for those that think this way, i tell you im not use any type of antialias tool, this image is created using a technique i used to do in the old Autodesk Animator Pro, painting with brush at 5% of power. Of course, it requires a lot of passes for reach the desired effects, but looks very well for me. I want to show you for criticize. I will upload the progress in this post.

See you.




and update... i also add more blue to shadow zones and adjust the tone of the roofs.




and now, the first vegetation





Well, i think this picture is finished. I will study the comments for highlights, but the photo model dont show those highlights, and im afraid that foliage get a plastic looking.

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Re: Castle Background

Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 06:54:20 pm
Very enjoyable. I would go over the foliage part with a highlight and a 1 pixel brush. Preferably not using the 5% opacity method for extra highlighting.

See, while you're laying a solid base with the 5% opacity brush, you can't really get the detailing. Surface textures look fine, but edge details and highlights need work.

Overall, great work so far :y:

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Re: Castle Background

Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 08:27:25 pm
Looks very nice. It reminds me of the backgrounds in Monkey Island II.

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Re: Castle Background

Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 12:04:46 am
Looks nice, reminds me of older DOS games.

Some places could really need some AA, especially the diagonals on the roofs.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Castle Background

Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 02:35:51 am
Is this based off of a reference or something? It looks extremely familiar and leaning way on the realistic side of the scale.

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Re: Castle Background

Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 03:13:46 am
Is this based off of a reference or something? It looks extremely familiar and leaning way on the realistic side of the scale.

Chillon Castle, Montreux

« Last Edit: November 27, 2009, 03:16:27 am by Gil »