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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 8th, 2008, 1:29 am

Back again, just to let you know I'm alive and still drawing. At this point I'm still doing sketches, but I have made it rather far into the campaign with them. Also everything thing that you have seen so far I have redone. Here is some line art I just finished today.
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The freaky looking dude in the corner is to give a general idea of the size(which with the way it looks now is about godzilla with wings). I think that adding more detail and actually focusing more on anatomy helped it a bunch.
Thanks for the help and suggestions are always welcome. :eng:
edit: looking back over this picture, I realized that he is suffering from an often fatal sickness known as FTS(freaky tentacle syndrome). I did a quick and dirty fix, refresh if you did not notice any change and did not see this edit before.
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 8th, 2008, 9:18 pm

Thought I would pop in and show progress again.
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Once again, I'm not feeling good about this one... oh well.
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by AI » April 8th, 2008, 10:18 pm

He seems to be standing on his claws and he again seems to lack hands (fingers seem to extend too far). Other than that I think he looks pretty good.

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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by Unnheulu » April 9th, 2008, 6:10 am

Although note the speech bubble will be untranslateable. :P

And also momie is american, here in Britain we say mumie :P :augh:

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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 9th, 2008, 6:27 am

xer: yep, but I mostly did it for fun :mrgreen: . I had no intention of leaving it in the final. :P
ai: Also true, that problem keeps arising in my work. More practice should help.

Now here it is with everything colored.
btw they are in the temple of skew, where angles never seem quite right. :P
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I'm still not happy with it, but I guess that it will do. :|
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 10th, 2008, 7:44 am

Back again to update with what I just finished today.
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called Derk, there are several places that look odd, and where shading does not seem quite correct. The hands are finally half way decent, so I'm happy. :P
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by megane » April 10th, 2008, 9:22 am

Thought I'd try and help out with the toes thing, since this guy has the same problem as the dragon above (i.e. he seems to be standing on his tip-toes, though not quite so much as does the large dragon). Basically, since his feet should be pointing forward, and thus towards the "camera," they need to be heavily foreshortened. Right now they're drawn at almost their "real" length, but in reality they'd only look that long if they were parallel to the plane of the picture: hanging straight down. Remember that his whole foot, from front to back, should be touching the floor. Try leaving his heels where they are, but putting the nails about 40 px (approximately -- I'm guesstimating) above where they are now.
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by Neoskel » April 10th, 2008, 10:35 am

megane wrote:Thought I'd try and help out with the toes thing, since this guy has the same problem as the dragon above (i.e. he seems to be standing on his tip-toes, though not quite so much as does the large dragon)..
It is my understanding that Drake's have digitigrade legs, therefore they are sorta standing on their tiptoes.

@BLM: I really like this one, the hands look good and not 'noddle-finger'y. Thumbs up, and keep improving. :wink:

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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by torangan » April 10th, 2008, 2:01 pm

I think the last one is too much human like in its proportions. The arms don't feel right for me and why should a drake have something resembling breasts?
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 10th, 2008, 6:08 pm

torangan wrote: why should a drake have something resembling breasts?
idk. I was simply baseing the armor on neoriceisgood's sprite as seen below.
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The sprite's armor looks kinda like it has breasts, and because it was mainline I thought why not. However the arms probably do look to human like.

About the feet, well I could have put it lower, but it is not in combat and is simply standing. If you have a dog for instance you will notice that on the hind legs most of the foot is used for extention and only the toes are stood on.(dragon dog :hmm: )
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by thespaceinvader » April 10th, 2008, 6:13 pm

1: those sprites are (eventually) going to be replaced, as they need TC.

2: It's not exactly unrealistic for a drake to wear a breast plate. I don't see the problem here - the circles are (or should be) decoration, not anatomically shaped armour, since it's quite correct that a reptile wouldn't have breasts...
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by BLM » April 11th, 2008, 6:02 am

finished the next image.(he is saying don't look at my hands)
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background needs touch up(which one does not?) more detail in the wings would also be nice. the poses are looking very similar, but this is intentional. Also I edited the drake glider sprite so that {MAGENTA_IS_THE_TEAM_COLOR} would work. It was easy to do, but I was thinking that something more should probably be done. Was the plan to completely replace the sprites or what? Also idle animations would be nice. 8)
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by Lizard » April 11th, 2008, 7:28 am

BLM wrote:Was the plan to completely replace the sprites or what?
This was planed by Neoriceisgood.
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by thespaceinvader » April 11th, 2008, 3:48 pm

Indeed - there is significantly more planned than a simple edit of the current sprites. Check out Neorice's signature, if you can find a post by him, to see the future of the Glider, for instance.
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Re: Artwork for Children of Dragons

Post by Unnheulu » April 11th, 2008, 3:53 pm

Neorices sig was dropped due to use of image tag ;)

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