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Angry Tree - C&C please

on: January 06, 2010, 12:19:27 pm
Hello,

here is a new pic i just finished. So far i am happy with it, but as usual more eyes can find more issues. No ref for this one besides i had a look at some trees with moss.

Aim was to practise pixeling.
 
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Re: Angry Tree - C&C please

Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 12:51:10 pm
The overall form needs more definition through light and shade, the texturing is good. 
The effect at the moment is as a shape cut from tree bark.
I like the excellently subtle hue-shifting and the archetypically angry eyes  >:

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Re: Angry Tree - C&C please

Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 04:22:36 pm
Hello,

The overall form needs more definition through light and shade,
The effect at the moment is as a shape cut from tree bark.

I was very cautious with the light - maybe too cautious. I did some fast tests and it really might improve the readability.


...the texturing is good. 
I like the excellently subtle hue-shifting and the archetypically angry eyes  >:
Nice to hear that.

I am thinking of adding a bit of an environment into this and i also realized i forgot to cast shadows  :blind:

Thanks for your input, new version will come.

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Re: Angry Tree - C&C please

Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 06:35:36 pm
No 2 ways about it. Your palette is far too weak, I adjusted 'er. The AA against the bg was a problem - required custom attention. I guess it's going to be a scene then?

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Re: Angry Tree - C&C please

Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 07:24:19 pm
Hello,

Mathias: Your version is a bit extreme and for me it somewhat looses the wooden feel, but it aims in the right direction. I will try a combination of the two ways by adjusting the palette and emphasising the volume by enlarging the dark and light areas a bit.

In the first place i just wanted to do this charcter because it haunted me. I am thinking about expanding it now though. I think its worth to put more work into this one.