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[WIP] Dinosaur

on: February 14, 2010, 03:26:52 am
I'm makin' this here dinosaur, and I cannot figure out a good way to shade the body, and also maybe you guys could give me advice to fix my shading technique as it is. It's not supposed to be realistically proportioned.

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Re: [WIP] Dinosaur

Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 05:14:18 am
As I've just started pixeling I can't really offer any advice (also, awesome pixel dino). However...

I know you said it's not supposed to be realistically proportioned but it looks like that dino is on its way to muscle beach  :D

Anyways, good job on the dino.

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Re: [WIP] Dinosaur

Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 05:23:52 am
Haha I was trying to make it seem as though it had huge muscles, thank you  :)

also, update.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 05:45:41 am by TPoe »

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Re: [WIP] Dinosaur

Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 03:55:54 pm
Here's a very rough paintover.



My approach would be to use the mid red as a thin shadow/light edge color, with a warmup in the light areas and a cold gray magenta in the shadow. It's a rather typical approach though, especially for me. I also added a gray because hue and saturation variation is nice. I think it's fun to throw a gray in there to keep things from becoming too monotonously saturated.

Another thing I changed was: flattening some regions into flat shadow, and other into flat light. This describes volume better I feel. You're going from shadow to light in a lot of places.

n.m. the highlights. I don't know what I was thinking.

I like how the legs become thinner, it's consistent with the neck and tail, and it adds an unique, kind of Belgian Blue feel.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 03:59:37 pm by Arne »