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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by shiremct » June 28th, 2011, 10:12 pm

This is very impressive. The skin colors on this version do look much better, they give a better sense of depth. Very good job on the posing; this is an area you sometimes have some trouble with but you've done a great job here. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » June 30th, 2011, 11:26 am

I came to me this morning that I could draw Kaleh from UtBS for practice,and here's what i came up with.
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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by johndh » July 1st, 2011, 1:52 am

I think it looks like you're trying to chisel too many muscles into the tiny space of his torso, and it ends up as kind of a mess of lines. It also looks like his making-a-fist-of-defiance arm has an extra bone in the elbow. Beyond that, I don't know enough about pixel art to say anything meaningful.
It's spelled "definitely", not "definately". "Defiantly" is a different word entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 2nd, 2011, 2:55 pm

I see what you mean...I fixed him and moved on,here is a hoplite lvl.1
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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Sleepwalker » July 2nd, 2011, 4:03 pm

I agree the Anubite is quite swell. :D

The light hoplite looks good in general. But like some of your other sprites he lacks a big enough pelvis imo. Either that or short legs.

I like the spear resting on shoulder stance, but as of now it does not quite look like it is actually resting there. I'd either change the angle or move it and the head slightly forward.
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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm

I thought that art contributors don't even look at my thread and now artistic and sleepwalker post crit :lol2:
Sleepwalker wrote:I agree the Anubite is quite swell. :D
Thanks,I'm glad I get so much praise for him,since i really put a lot effort in him. :D
Sleepwalker wrote:The light hoplite looks good in general. But like some of your other sprites he lacks a big enough pelvis imo. Either that or short legs.

I like the spear resting on shoulder stance, but as of now it does not quite look like it is actually resting there. I'd either change the angle or move it and the head slightly forward.
I think i fixed the spear problem but not so sure about the pelvis,i tried something but i don't think it has any major effect :hmm:
I would appreciate advice or an edit by anyone on the pelvis problem...
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 5th, 2011, 12:11 pm

Here's something old made new :D
I must say i'm proud of this.
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Blarumyrran » July 5th, 2011, 9:41 pm

Hello!

Its shape does look good! But like almost all other aspiring pixel-artists on these forums, you pillowshade and abuse thin lines needlessly! Here is a fix!

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 6th, 2011, 9:31 am

Hi!
Blarumyrran wrote:Its shape does look good!
Thanks.
Blarumyrran wrote:But like almost all other aspiring pixel-artists on these forums, you pillowshade and abuse thin lines needlessly! Here is a fix!
Thank you for the edit,there are a lot of useful fixes there.Also the color pallet is cool,but not really what i was going for,it's too bright,and the breastplate lost a lot of muscle definition it had,but all in all it's very useful to analyze so i can improve,thank you very much!
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Blarumyrran » July 8th, 2011, 9:10 am

Thank you for the response.
and the breastplate lost a lot of muscle definition it had
I of course don't want to & can't tell you what to do, but this is a mindset that I strongly suggest you change.

Pixel-art is all about lossy abstraction; a head can easily lose ears, eyebrows, even nose and mouth, and look much better than what it would have looked like had those details been rendered explicitly. If the figure looks roughly man-like, a viewer will still assume those details to be where they should be; he won't assume the figure is instead a freak with no ears, eyebrows, mouth, nose and eyes unless the figure is contrasted with other figures who have those facial features depicted explicitly.

Features like muscle definitions on an ancient Greek breastplate are exactly the sort of features that are best only implied at with slight reflection irregularities. The viewer will subconsciously generate possible 3d models from which such reflections will form if the light comes from certain directions; if the viewer has ever been acquainted with ancient Greek breastplates as you may assume most people seeing that sprite in-game to have been, he will assume those reflection irregularities to derive from the muscle definitions that can be at times found on ancient Greek breastplates in real life and in popular media.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 8th, 2011, 6:19 pm

Here is the edit,is it better now?
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Mountain_King » July 8th, 2011, 8:20 pm

:o That reminds me, are you still planning on making an Ancient Greek/Persian etc. Era? If so, I suddenly had an idea for it yesterday. Let me know if you're interested. :)

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 8th, 2011, 11:04 pm

Mountain_King wrote::o That reminds me, are you still planning on making an Ancient Greek/Persian etc. Era? If so, I suddenly had an idea for it yesterday. Let me know if you're interested. :)

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I've sent you a PM so we don't clutter this thread.
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Chronometr » July 9th, 2011, 12:15 am

Blarumyrran wrote:Here is a fix!
Sorry, but I thik It does not look like a bronze.

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Re: Vranca´s artwork

Post by Vranca » July 9th, 2011, 12:38 pm

Since there are no crits,I started working on another one in hoplite line,but since it's not finished here is a variation on the spartan though i favor the bronze shield.What does everyone else think?
Blarumyrran, I've sent you a PM,if you disn't check them. :)
Mountain_King,since you didn't respond i'll continue like this until you respond. :whistle:
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Philip II of Macedon:"If I win this war, you will be slaves forever."
The Spartan ephors:"If."
Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

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