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Soranonigen
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Advice for beginner?

Post by Soranonigen » March 24th, 2018, 11:44 am

Hello...
I am absolutely new in making pixel art, but I decide to try it. Now I am working on unit from Moonday era.
I am searching for some help and good advice for begginer. Or if you know some good webs about this, I will be glad if you link :)
Thanks for answers :D
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Re: Advice for begginer?

Post by Vulpine » March 24th, 2018, 12:48 pm

This page has some useful links. Then there is the tutorial on pixeljoint here that takes you through some useful concepts and how to apply them.
Then there's also Frankensteining. I learned by cutting up drakes and filling in the gaps. (And lots and lots and lots of browsing the art forums... :whistle: )

I look forward to seeing some of your work! Best of luck.
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Re: Advice for beginner?

Post by Soranonigen » March 25th, 2018, 8:45 am

I know these sites but thank you :)
It should be a Boarman... I have tried use him in Wesnoth, but I had problem with teamcolor.
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I need advice with creating my first unit

Post by Soranonigen » March 25th, 2018, 11:20 am

Hello,
I am trying finish my first unit (Boarman) for Moonday era. I've never done any pixel image before, so this is my first try. I'm searching for good advice.
And I have little problem with coloring the weapon... So if you have some special palette for weapons I will be glad if you show me :)
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Problem with team color

Post by Soranonigen » March 25th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Hello,
I have problem with team color. I used a special palette from https://wiki.wesnoth.org/Team_Color_Shifting for GIMP.
This is the result:
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After addition unit to game:
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I don´t know where is problem. Could you advise?
Thank you for answers :)

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Re: Advice for beginner?

Post by Pentarctagon » March 25th, 2018, 4:27 pm

I've combined your threads. In particular, Art Contributions is for things that are going in mainline Wesnoth, not add-ons.
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Re: Advice for beginner?

Post by Vyncyn » March 25th, 2018, 5:02 pm

For the Tc, make sure you use the right magenta values. It's simplest when you just copy the colours from mainline units. If you're using an older version of wesnoth you should put {MAGENTA_IS_THE_TEAM_COLOR} in your units code.

As for the weapon colour you could use the palette of the loyalist units.

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Re: I need advice with creating my first unit

Post by Vulpine » March 25th, 2018, 11:05 pm

Soranonigen wrote:
March 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Hello,
I am trying finish my first unit (Boarman) for Moonday era. I've never done any pixel image before, so this is my first try. I'm searching for good advice.
And I have little problem with coloring the weapon... So if you have some special palette for weapons I will be glad if you show me :)
Well, better than my first try! As for advice, I can't think of anything I'm qualified to give advice on. The forehead looks a bit like a box, but that could very well be a characteristic of these creatures.

Keep it up!
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Re: I need advice with creating my first unit

Post by Soranonigen » March 26th, 2018, 8:04 am

Vulpine wrote:
March 25th, 2018, 11:05 pm
Soranonigen wrote:
March 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Hello,
I am trying finish my first unit (Boarman) for Moonday era. I've never done any pixel image before, so this is my first try. I'm searching for good advice.
And I have little problem with coloring the weapon... So if you have some special palette for weapons I will be glad if you show me :)
Well, better than my first try! As for advice, I can't think of anything I'm qualified to give advice on. The forehead looks a bit like a box, but that could very well be a characteristic of these creatures.

Keep it up!
Thank you very much :)
I will do my best ;)

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