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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #30 on: November 15, 2009, 12:47:22 pm
Thanks for the tips will redo the tree :).

Probably going to make smaller leaves.

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #31 on: November 15, 2009, 08:50:35 pm
What you guys think of this grass?

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #32 on: November 15, 2009, 09:09:54 pm
your not going about making your tree in a very painterly way, your thinking about it too much like doing a drawing, when in fact pixels behave a lot more like paint than pencil.
stop doing outlines, stop using the pencil tool, and stop copy pasting stuff all over other stuff.

take a small brush, get 3 colours, one green and one brown, and one colour of your choice for the background, and draw a brown stick, then blobs of green. repeat until u get something that has the form of a tree u like, save. then take a pencil tool, select one of the colours and add/ subtract to the blobs, the trunk/branches to make them less blobby at that small one pixel scale, work like this until u get a result your happy with, save again. post your picture as of then here, and well critique you on how it looks what you should change ect, and finally you can begin shading. YOU NEVER DRAW ON OUTLINE FOR ANYTHING, EVER for this exercise at least.
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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #33 on: November 15, 2009, 09:56:04 pm
So far im just doing as evreone is telling me to do .

Isn't it just better telling me what to fix now here and there.

I'm using this tutorial
http://www.freewebs.com/land-of-enchantment/treetut.html
Will post my last copy paste work then will redraw another tree.

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #34 on: November 15, 2009, 10:00:04 pm
So far im just doing as evreone is telling me to do .

Isn't it just better telling me what to fix now here and there.

I'm using this tutorial
http://www.freewebs.com/land-of-enchantment/treetut.html
Will post my last copy paste work then will redraw another tree.


NO its not better, because im sorry to say but what you have now is pretty bad and fixing it isn't an option because its already over rendered, and way too busy.
and stop following tuts, because you will get the result of whats in the tut, and that tuts result is very crappy. the creator knows nothing about pixel art and this shows in the way hes pillowshaded and through his workflow.
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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #35 on: November 15, 2009, 10:13:01 pm
I gues will just get CS 4 then work on trees there.

Thanks for the comments peeps.

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #36 on: November 15, 2009, 10:15:18 pm
actually ms paint is better suited to this than Photoshop will ever be. and a better tool wont give you better results.  :y:
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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #37 on: November 15, 2009, 10:21:39 pm
I have windows 7 Paint program.

Someone told me I better don't use it ...
Thats why im using graphicsgale.

Now Now wich program to use,you guys are confusing me :-\

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #38 on: November 15, 2009, 10:53:31 pm
I use graphics gale or promotion.

@QuaziGNRLnose - one word; Jalonso

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Re: [Novice Pixel Art]

Reply #39 on: November 15, 2009, 11:39:28 pm
i didn't catch the part about windows 7 excuse me. use graphics gale its an even better choice than paint, ps cs4 isnt.

im not entirels sure what u meant, but...
i dont think thats Jalonso, and even if it is my statement wouldve held true, its the art that counts not the artist. not to mention that the article is almost 5 years old, and looking at his current work compared to that shows a big difference in skill. just because someone known made an tut doesn't necessarily mean that tut still has merit.
if this isnt what you meant just disregard the rant   :yell:
Originally posted by Jeff

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