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Official art thread for "Dinosaurs!"

Post by Mountain_King » August 5th, 2010, 6:43 pm

Here is the official art thread for dinosaurs, a new unit pack/era. If you have dinosaur spritework/portraits/info, this is the place. Some things we are starting with:
The fearsome tyrannosaurus!
The fearsome tyrannosaurus!
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and this:
Pterodactylian
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and this:
triceratops?
triceratops?
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EDIT: The T-Rex is the only one I'm actually happy with, in case you're wondering. TSI said that I should use placeholder graphics until either I improve on my artistic "skills" or someone else wants to donate theirs. I did understand that correctly, right?
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Stern » August 5th, 2010, 9:38 pm

If you are creating a dinosaur era, here is a base frame for a prehistoric creature known as a trilobite.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Hulavuta » August 6th, 2010, 2:11 am

Little nitpicks: I think the horns on the trike should be a little longer. If you take a look at some triceratops heads, the top two horns were actually much longer than the bottom. Maybe it should be switched around a bit?

The Rex's arms should be shorter as well. IIRC, In most cases, the Rex could barely reach its neck (if it ever could).

The colors don't look very Dinosaury, IMO. But no one really knows what dinosaur skin looked like, everything now is just an educated guess, so do what you like.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Dixie » August 6th, 2010, 3:26 am

@ triceratops: I understand you,re not an artist, but right now the body is sideways ( E ), while the legs are aligned SE. Also, it is incradibly flat, the two top horns are misplaced (should be lowered and huh... placed otherwise) and the front/bottom horn should be shorter.

Pterodactil could be much bigger too, imo, but I understand it's probably a franckie from the bat.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Mountain_King » August 6th, 2010, 3:42 am

@Stern: WoW! That. is. incredible. I wasn't going to include the trilobites (mainly because they are small bottom-feeders), but now I want to! Oh, the quandary.

@Hulavuta: The triceratops was the most-rushed of the three. It involved a recolor/shuffle of the woolly rhino that I got from midnight_carnival. the horns on his frill were originally the short horn on the rhinos nose. True that the T-Rex's arms could be shorter, but I was having trouble with it blurring when I kept shrinking the arms on GIMP. They're about 50% smaller than the dragon's arms, IIRC. If all else fails, we can just make it into an Allosaurus or Ceratosaurus instead. They do have longer arms.
to further elaborate on the T-Rex colors...I have this sort of vision, wherein the Tyrannosaurus survives not by all-out hunting, like the raptors, or by scavenging, like a vulture. Instead, it comes out at night, and uses stealth to sneak up on the unsuspecting night watch. It gobbles them up, then returns to its lair in the Grendlesmere. The dark colors are so he can move around unseen at night. The colors on the Pterodactyl and the Triceratops were somewhat randomly picked. What do you think they should be colored like?

Also, thinking of modifying the "brain-eater" from EoM to use as placeholder Pachycephalosaur. With removal of the wings, the dragon lord from A Rough Life could also be turned into several different dinosaurs. What do you think?

EDIT: Just saw dixie's post. The pterodactyl is the thunderbird from EoM, while the triceratops ultimately comes from the yak in IE. I figured I should put these out right away, so I have something to work with. I was always better at drawing 2-D anyways (which is why they look flat, they are).
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by hhyloc » August 6th, 2010, 3:48 am

Hulavuta wrote:Little nitpicks: I think the horns on the trike should be a little longer. If you take a look at some triceratops heads, the top two horns were actually much longer than the bottom. Maybe it should be switched around a bit?
+1
Also, I think the lower horn looks like it belong to a rhino, not a triceratop...As seen in the pictures
- Rhino:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Water ... shorn2.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Black ... crater.jpg
- Triceratops:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trice ... us_old.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trice ... -_1904.jpg
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by pauxlo » August 6th, 2010, 10:20 am

Mountain_King wrote:@Stern: WoW! That. is. incredible. I wasn't going to include the trilobites (mainly because they are small bottom-feeders), but now I want to! Oh, the quandary.
The thing is, at least on Earth the trilobites disappeared about 251 Millions of years ago, while the dinosaurs started to appear only about 235 Millions of years ago. (This may be otherwise on Irdya, though.)

And, this trilobite is quite big compared to the dinosaurs.

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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Hulavuta » August 6th, 2010, 12:40 pm

@pauxlo: Most dinosaurs appeared several million years after each other, so it's not a big deal I guess. Plus, this is just a unit pack, so it doesn't have to be historically accurate.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Leid » August 6th, 2010, 12:56 pm

The Triceratops seems a little bit flat... :hmm:
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by thespaceinvader » August 6th, 2010, 1:03 pm

Its shading is... nonexistent, that's why. Well, to be technical, it has a tiny line of highlight along the...bottom... o_O
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Hulavuta » August 6th, 2010, 3:31 pm

We can probably frankenstein the Dark Elf Lizard Rider's lizard and give it a fin to be a Dimetrodon. It's not really a dinosaur, but if you plan to add the Trilobite, it's probably a good idea to have a Dimetrodon too.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Dixie » August 6th, 2010, 3:57 pm

Franckenpack: http://forums.wesnoth.org/download/file ... &mode=view

There are too lizard-like animals and a weird yellow elephant/triceratop-hybrid-thing. And a sabertooth tiger.

Also, you'd be far better not scaling the dragon arms to make the T'Rex's: redraw them, it'll be far easier and look much better, imo.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by boru » August 6th, 2010, 5:33 pm

Mountain_King wrote:@Stern: WoW! That. is. incredible. I wasn't going to include the trilobites (mainly because they are small bottom-feeders), but now I want to! Oh, the quandary.
No, there were predator trilobites as well as bottom-feeders, filter-feeders, etc. Not all were small, either.
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by IPS » August 7th, 2010, 4:37 am

Nice using of the fire dragons head for the Rex Dinasour hehehe

The sprites likes cooler, but the one what don't likes so cool is the triceratops, likes very flat.

The others I think are much better :)
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Re: Dinosaurs!

Post by Golden_Soldier » August 7th, 2010, 4:49 am

@ Dixie: holy schnitzlewhitzle! thats a nice frankenpack :shock:
you should probably make one of those chicken dinosaurs (I forget what they are called but I always thought they looked like chickens
lets see if I can find a picture...
ooo this is a good one
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