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pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by pe_em » March 6th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Hi!
These are frankensteins I'm making for my era.
Please rate them and write everything what is wrong; but remember that I'm a beginner, so don't write anything like that: "You shouldn't make art because you didn't make anything cool."

PS. If I make any mistakes, please tell me about it. My English isn't as good as it should be ;)
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Last edited by pe_em on April 6th, 2015, 4:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: pe_em's units

Post by nuorc » March 6th, 2015, 8:28 pm

Your franks and your English look very good to me. ;)
I have a cunning plan.

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Re: pe_em's units

Post by Elvish_King » March 7th, 2015, 1:23 pm

Yeah, good sprites. The first two (mages) are really good. I found only three minor issues. :eng:
1) The herbalist could look better if you use different colours for his clothes.
2) The shield of zhe guard could use more shadowing (Just look at other unit's shields)
3) The head of the astral fighter seems to be to high and there is something strange on his chin/neck.

Never mind about your English, I am also not a native speaker. ;)
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Re: pe_em's units

Post by pe_em » March 7th, 2015, 6:04 pm

Thanks for your advice, Elvish_King.
Elvish_King wrote:1) The herbalist could look better if you use different colours for his clothes.
Like these from my avatar? (it's the 3rd level) OK, gonna change.

Monastic Fighter ("astral" is the old name; he used to wear white alb ;)) corrected.
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These are his 3 advances
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too high, I know, gonna change
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NOTE: he's got a light ball over his hand
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Re: pe_em's units

Post by pe_em » April 6th, 2015, 4:46 pm

Some new art :) I have some problems with the arrowheads :( Could you help?
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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Vyncyn » April 7th, 2015, 7:56 am

I have some problems with the arrowheads :( Could you help?
If the whole spear should be made of wood, it should have a brighter top.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Elvish_King » April 7th, 2015, 8:53 am

The arctic shaman is really good and I like the mamooth-rider and the spearman as well but the polar bear and rhe golems aren't as good as the others.
Try to use more shadowing and not so hard lines and remember that all wesnoth units are looking southeast.
You could see this for some other arctic/northern humans and this to get some inpiration for your bear.
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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Ravana » April 7th, 2015, 11:50 am

Good polar bear image would be useful for me as well.

Currently I have https://github.com/ProditorMagnus/Agele ... s/bear.png and https://github.com/ProditorMagnus/Agele ... s/bear.png . Only problem with these is color.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by pe_em » April 7th, 2015, 12:18 pm

@Vyncyn new arrowheads coming today this week! Thx.
@Ravana Wait. It's for my era. Not for AE. :P You can use it ;) - but - you can just change those bears' palette. :eng: My bear isn't very good. I will try to correct him.
@Elvish_King I know that they should look south-east. But it's difficult to draw. The better units are frankensteins ;). I drew the whole golem and bear, so they're worse.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by pe_em » April 14th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Vyncyn wrote:
I have some problems with the arrowheads :( Could you help?
If the whole spear should be made of wood, it should have a brighter top.
Ok. Like these?
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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Midnight_Carnival » April 15th, 2015, 10:10 am

Hey, nice franks.
If you want to make an ancient Saurian empire I can send you my old sprites to use as you see fit, chop up for parts or just get ideas from.

I love your herbalist. Perhaps he'd look better in another colour, ochre or dull green? but I think he's great as is.

As for your spear heads: wooden spear heads are hard to show in this scale, I think that you've done ok.

Your animals (mamoth and especially polar bear) need work though :| If you like I can make a big hairy animal body which you can frank different heads onto and recolour, or you can look through the franken pack. I admire pixel artists who make thier own sprites from scratch but I'm nowhere near good enough to do so yet. Your animals have a rather flat 2 dimensional look to them now, but you will soon find out how to improve these (then you can teach me, I struggle with simlar things) I think that drawing them from a different angle and changing the shading might help. Above all, please don't give up on drawing your own sprites from scratch, as good as people can get at franking, I find originality better, also people seem more willing to offer touch ups to a sprite you've drawn yourself than to a badly done frank (?)
...apparenly we can't go with it or something.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Vyncyn » April 15th, 2015, 12:20 pm

pe_em wrote: @Elvish_King I know that they should look south-east. But it's difficult to draw. The better units are frankensteins ;). I drew the whole golem and bear, so they're worse.
Ravana wrote:Good polar bear image would be useful for me as well.
I once made an image for a polar bear, you can use it if you want.
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As for the spearheads: they are getting better. I've also made a unit, for a fraction i was working on, with a wooden spear, it might give you some ideas if you want to change them further.
hunter.png
The black outline of the spear is too hard, but i think it has a good contrast from spear to spearhead.
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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by pe_em » April 15th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Midnight_Carnival wrote:Hey, nice franks.
Oh I'm so glad. ^_^
If you want to make an ancient Saurian empire I can send you my old sprites to use as you see fit, chop up for parts or just get ideas from.
Well, I'm suprised. ^_^ I won't probably make it but please send them via PM. 8)
Your animals (mamoth and especially polar bear) need work though
Mammoth is a recoloured elephant from the frankenpack. Bear... is not. :lol:
Vyncyn wrote:I once made an image for a polar bear, you can use it if you want.
Thx, but I'd rather make it myself.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Midnight_Carnival » April 16th, 2015, 1:05 pm

pe_em wrote: Thx, but I'd rather make it myself.
Great 8) , it's always better to try yourself and if you don't get it right you can ask for somebody else's.

Vyncyn: I want to steal your bear and saurian. I'll consult with you in the unlikely event of actually uisng it for soemthing (even just frankenparts of it in something) and obviously put your name in the credits, but I'm swiping the sprites seeing pe_em doesn't want them.

You saved yourself a whole post of unBEARable puns I was going to give with my substandard polarbear sprite :mrgreen:
...apparenly we can't go with it or something.

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Re: pe_em's art for the Era of the Ancient Empires

Post by Vyncyn » April 16th, 2015, 7:32 pm

Midnight_Carnival wrote: Vyncyn: I want to steal your bear and saurian. I'll consult with you in the unlikely event of actually uisng it for soemthing (even just frankenparts of it in something) and obviously put your name in the credits, but I'm swiping the sprites seeing pe_em doesn't want them.
That's no problem. I posted it for everyone who wants it.

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