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Windsong Sprites

Post by megane » November 13th, 2006, 7:59 pm

I'm putting all the sprites up here at the beginning so they can be easily perused; if I feel up to it, I'll put the tree up in the Factions forum and actually build a faction for these.

Feel free to comment on any and all, or to use them for yourself if you want them.
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The Gatekeeper, a defensive unit that is especially effective in villages and castles
The Gatekeeper, a defensive unit that is especially effective in villages and castles
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The Seeker, a mixed scout / fighter
The Seeker, a mixed scout / fighter
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The Weaver, healer and archer with a holy melee attack
The Weaver, healer and archer with a holy melee attack
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The Scribe, casts slowing magic
The Scribe, casts slowing magic
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Post by Neoriceisgood » November 13th, 2006, 8:03 pm

Quite good for a first sprite I'd say, welcome to the boards!


I'd like to see more of your work, you deem promising.

The only critism I'd have is that the transition from her coat to the gown under it seems harsh and a bit darker than I'd expect it to be, it'd probably look smoother if that was changed around a bit;

I can change it a bit if you'd like.
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Post by Pic » November 13th, 2006, 8:07 pm

Stylistic!

But in a way i like, she looks oriental.

What kind of faction would it be if you decided to continue?

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Post by Neoriceisgood » November 13th, 2006, 8:11 pm

I'm fairly certain it's gonna be an oriental faction.

I already have a samurai you can use though, if it is :D


-edit-

Hey wait, Megane I -know that name-!

You where my partner in that awesomely unbalanced-yet-somehow-balanced-by-stupidity- cave-based mp game!
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Post by megane » November 13th, 2006, 8:24 pm

Like this? I lightened the gown transition and anti-aliased the lines to each side; they looked very sharp before.

As for the faction... I didn't specifically intend for them to end up Orientally flavored (mmm, wasabi), but I guess there are vaguely Taoist in nature, and my art style certainly tends to have an eastern tinge. They're the Windsong, a bunch of very strange mages who feel it's their duty to record and, if necessary, maintain the flow of history. To that end, they alternately sit in their towers for centuries on the one hand, and go on huge crusades against any empire that grows too powerful (and thus ceases to be interesting) on the other.

Mechanically, they're all fairly weak when it comes to pure numbers and have almost no "fighters" per se, so fighting with them requires you to make good use of their abilities; the Scribe above, for instance, does 3-6 slow, which is fairly weak for a mage, but quite useful if applied correctly.

Edit: nice samurai, though; I totally want to make a Japanese faction just so I can use those! xD

Edit once again: Heck yes I was. Heavy infantry in caves ftw O.o"
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Post by Pic » November 13th, 2006, 8:28 pm

I knew my question wasn't a stupid one :wink:

Nice concept, what other units are you thinking of having?

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Post by wayfarer » November 13th, 2006, 8:42 pm

Nice start.

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Post by JW » November 13th, 2006, 10:28 pm

Very nice sprite! Please make more. :)

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Post by megane » November 14th, 2006, 12:11 am

Make more, he says... I say: voila, a Seeker. It's probably the closest thing the Windsong get to a standard fighter, but it's actually more of a scout than anything else. Attacks: melee blade 4/4 and melee pierce 6/2, give or take a bit.

As for what units I'm making, I wrote up a tree, but I'm not sure about it. I am, however, definite about the 5 recruitable units: the Scribe (mage), Seeker (scout/fighter), Courier (cavalry? he rides, well, a floating rock), Weaver (archer/healer), and Gatekeeper (defensive fighter, does especially well in towns/castles).

Edit: fixed a bunch of nasty bad type things with the arms and hands.
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Post by danny_california » November 14th, 2006, 12:18 am

i have got down monks pretty well.. i'll show you sometime nice work...
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Post by appleide » November 14th, 2006, 5:43 am

:shock:
I had always imagined a unit I wanted to make. Your unit has the exact same pose and spear as the unit in my mind!!

Nice work, by the way. :)
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Post by borisblue » November 14th, 2006, 5:46 am

I concur; excellent work

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Post by Sangel » November 14th, 2006, 6:23 am

A promising start indeed - welcome to the Wesnoth forums!

As a quick pointer, some of your exterior edges seem to be too hard (ie, black lines). Perhaps you can soften them using the same technique you used on the gown transition.
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Post by Maeglin Dubh » November 14th, 2006, 6:27 am

Very nice work.

Danny_California, do not exhibit your work here. There are plenty of other threads devoted to your "handiwork". If you post here, I ask that an art mod delete the post immediately. Hijacking a thread containing decent artwork will make me very unhappy.
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Post by Zhukov » November 14th, 2006, 6:40 am

:D I love it when new people show promise. This stuff is good.

PS. Ditto what Dubh said.

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