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blueknight1758
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My first truly unique unit

Post by blueknight1758 » April 4th, 2011, 8:56 pm

This is my first real attempt at a unique unit, it is an extremely rough image of a Paladin Leader, I am submitting it here to see if everyone thinks it's a good starting point or not.

Specs: It's a level 1 unit
The 'cat ears' at the top are going to be expanded to like the in-game's paladin's eary helmet.
He's actually holding a white spear across his body.
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SFault
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Re: My first truly unique unit

Post by SFault » April 5th, 2011, 2:12 pm

blueknight1758 wrote: I am submitting it here to see if everyone thinks it's a good starting point or not.
This is hard to say without knowing how are you going to advance.

If these are the final outlines of the unit:
-don't use pure black (nor white)
-avoid straight horizontal/vertical lines and 90 degree angles (45 degree angles are not so cool either).
-the unit looks kinda small (assuming it's a human)
segmentation fault
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Re: My first truly unique unit

Post by StDrake » April 5th, 2011, 2:29 pm

for this kind of pose you might frankenstein after all - use the pikemans body with a paladins head and train your pixels with fixing up some distinctive details (not just recolours)
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Re: My first truly unique unit

Post by perseo » April 6th, 2011, 8:22 pm

I'm not an artist. In fact I'm so bad XD. But I can tell you how I do the units. I put a frankesteined unit (fast-doing) in the bottom layer and then I create another layer andI work with the guide under me. I hope I help you.
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Re: My first truly unique unit

Post by blueknight1758 » April 7th, 2011, 7:10 pm

perseo wrote:I'm not an artist. In fact I'm so bad XD. But I can tell you how I do the units. I put a frankesteined unit (fast-doing) in the bottom layer and then I create another layer andI work with the guide under me. I hope I help you.
Thats good help thanks!

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