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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 11:44:43 pm
Hmm. I'll make it more profound, then, shall I?  ::)

*EDIT* Old versus new at the bottom of the sheet. What's next, chappies?



*EDIT2* Did away with the other colors, I'll stick with orange and figure out my own pure palette for a later project. my current goal is creating my own style. So, here's the progression, from top to bottom:



Which of the three detailed ships is best so far?
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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 07:36:47 am

Top is yours, bottom is mine. Changed the orange stripe on the front to give it more of the shape feeling, because it looked like it was flat.
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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 09:12:31 am
Ah, thanks, Lizzrd. Close attention to detail is something I need to have more of.

Although it appears I haven't posted the shaded version yet. I'll get right on that.

*EDIT* Shaded the stripes to the contours of the ship and added Lizzrd's handy fix in there as well.



*EDIT2* Added a few needed hilights in there.

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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 12:02:08 pm
The front(?) part at the right side of the big ship is difficult to read for me. (it is more obvious at the small ship, that this is the front part)
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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 12:30:24 pm
You have many colors that look almost identical to each other that are different.
Try going over your image with a bucket and try to change around colors, you'll see what I mean.

The area around the left of the ship is really confusing, the ring of orange it following perspective but the butt of the ship isn't...

It seems like you're throwing some white pixels in there randomly, it doesn't accomplish the effect I was trying to show you.
You should really read over that tutorial I posted and study the examples. It wont take too long.


Wherever there is an edge, or a space pointing right at your light source, there is a highlight.

I'd also recommend not working on a black background.
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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #15 on: December 24, 2009, 01:45:42 pm
Oh? Black background is bad?

*EDIT* Utterly new ship. Also took off the engines; in order for the engines to show in 3/4, they'd have to be really long engines.

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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #16 on: December 24, 2009, 08:07:50 pm
You really want to put some harsh highlights on those. it adds depth.
You also need to establish an obvious light source. Right now all the shading going on is the bottom of the ship being dark.

Shading is more than just making things darker, its making things lighter too.


To be honest the color of your canvas is very important. I usually use the dark teal color, as shown here in my edit.



Though if the black is part of your picture, then it's fine.
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Re: Battlecruiser and Frigate

Reply #17 on: December 25, 2009, 09:03:13 am
Harsh hilights. Alright. Duly noted, good sir.
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