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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » April 30th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Paulomat4 wrote:hey, sry I didn't answer earlier, I was quite busy over the weekend and monday.
It looks better but you can still improve it I think. The movement is still too extreme for a bob animation in my opinion. I would discard the outwards movement of the arms entrirely, it looks quite unnatural like a puppet. The body movement is already much better, but maybe you could reduce it by one pixel. Think about it, the only thing he is doing is breathing. I would only move his torso up one (two at max) pixels. You are definetly improving, keep working on it! :)
ok, here is another version, this time almost no arm outward movement, and more vertical
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and once again an older one for comparison
and once again an older one for comparison
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by Paulomat4 » May 1st, 2016, 1:11 pm

That one looks really, really good! I'll include it. Do you have the code for it ready?
As a non-artist i probably can't help you more with improving it. Maybe someone else who did Bob anims recently could help you more.
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by Eagle_11 » May 1st, 2016, 1:24 pm

Fixate waist and knees.

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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 1st, 2016, 2:55 pm

Eagle_11 wrote:Fixate waist and knees.
sorry, i can't exactly understand what you are talking about, can you pls repeat again, but in a more understandable way (longer)
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 1st, 2016, 4:27 pm

decided to recolor archaic era's despair cloak unit line portrait, just for my amusement, but still:
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looks more like the unit sprite, doesn't it. i made it because i urgently need a mysterious, creepy character... who is a pretty friendly merchant :mrgreen:
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ChaosRider » May 1st, 2016, 10:19 pm

Don't ask why... I just had to...

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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 4th, 2016, 5:46 pm

decided to make a few recolor sprites, first for my campagin, second and third for Fingerbone of Destiny (Underness series) to replace those crappy lich+hood frankens used currently (because those awesome portraits deserve better unit sprites, than ones used):
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huge thanks to Amorphius (sorry if i pronounced it incorrectly) for the wings
huge thanks to Amorphius (sorry if i pronounced it incorrectly) for the wings
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and decided to make hi-low anim (in an Archaic era fashion):
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 5th, 2016, 1:01 pm

decided to recolor some more portraits:
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and added a shoulder pad to our left
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 12th, 2016, 4:35 pm

decided to make a sketch for glavier melee anim, it's still far from perfect, but way better than a 1-frame weapon rotation i made earlier :oops: , it's kinda how it works:starts as crappy sketches, and after some feedback, it starts turning into something, so here it is:
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once again, feedback appreciated (that's about 50% of the reason i post art, the other half is when i urgently need something for my addons)
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by Paulomat4 » May 13th, 2016, 7:46 am

Looks better than the old one :) You're at least moving his left arm in the first frame. But to make a really good animation you need to move the whole body. Try animating the rest of his body as well.
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 16th, 2016, 4:26 pm

decided to improve Elvish King's Merman HI by replacing his haircut with diver's, since the one currently used looked too... anime-ish, or something:
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old one
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baseframe with no weapon, nunchucks really ain't the best weapon underwater, lol
baseframe with no weapon, nunchucks really ain't the best weapon underwater, lol
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storm trident version, turned out pretty crude, might need help about it
storm trident version, turned out pretty crude, might need help about it
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by Elvish_King » May 16th, 2016, 6:28 pm

Looks good with new hair! But the trident is somehow strange, I think this is because the sharpness and scale of the weapon is different from the original image.
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by ForestDragon » May 16th, 2016, 6:38 pm

thnks for commenting! and about the trident, it's because the rotating function in gimp often messes up pixel art :hmm: might need to draw it almost from skatch, or maybe tweak the rotated version to match the original closely.
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by DeCoolest_Cat » May 16th, 2016, 8:03 pm

The trident seems too big for the merman. It also seems a bit blurry. Also, I must say I like the cloaked sprite with the angel wings. Keep it up!
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Re: ForestDragon's Art

Post by Nikita_Sadkov » May 17th, 2016, 6:44 pm

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Cool! But wings look a bit too dark and blend with robe. Maybe making them stand out?
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