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Fynmiir
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The Corsairs have Returned

Post by Fynmiir »

Hi, im sorta an art newb, but was tinkering w/ GIMP and made this corsair ship. Just wodering what people thought of it...
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Post by Alks »

Hmmmm...

Make the sail higher and more visible - first thing. Second thing is that it still looks more like corsair boat, try to add more details, some cannon "holes"(can't find any word, I hope you know what I mean). This art is good basics to work on.
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Post by Tux2B »

[not serious]Why weren't you here one year earlier when I had to make boat graphics for one of my ideas? :cry: [/not serious]

It looks fine. It might not be of the quality of the art devs, but it is a good begin.
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Post by Fynmiir »

okay made some deatail changes (cannon places & a flag) not sure bout the sails tho... i need more advice on them. i also wanna do somethin w tha open space inthe back...
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Post by Alks »

Ok, it looks much better...

If I were you, I would do something with the front of the ship(I mean this thing with flag on the right). It doesn't look good. And sails should be more standing, you have some free pixels to use, make it taller.

And yes, you are making good steps.
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Post by Quentin »

you should try to make the deck of the ship not black, the distinction between the sails and the rest will be easier… :)
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Post by Fynmiir »

k, completely redid the sails and tried to do somthin w/ the deck. its not exactly where i want it but let me know if its going in the right direction...
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Post by Fynmiir »

okay, i made some more changes cuz i didnt like my last attempt. New 3rd sail & a shorter front flag javaline thing (sry to anyone who knows what its called :( )
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Post by Disto »

It's a javelin :) , well that's what you look like your attempting to spell, I would suggest it's not a good idea to draw things in black, unless your going to use a lot more greys.

And IMHO even though you say there is a 3rd sail it looks as if it's just some kind of tent over the deck, you need to make more contrast so the sails can be differentiated.
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Post by Fynmiir »

za, ive noticed that & plan on wrking on it. i definately c what u mean. tnx a whole lot! :D
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Post by Disto »

Oh yeah and one last tip, there are plenty of foreign people on the forum (non-english speakers) who will not be able to understand lesser leet, so can you please make their life easier.
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Post by Fynmiir »

okay, i made a railing on the back of the ship & made the sails lighter and (hopefully) more contrasted...
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Post by Ranger M »

Fynmiir wrote:okay, i made a railing on the back of the ship & made the sails lighter and (hopefully) more contrasted...
yeah, tinkering of the sails made them much easier to see.
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Post by Fynmiir »

i reworked the deck some more. i didn't like the way it was before, not enough contrast
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Post by Fynmiir »

sorry for the double post, but i was tinkering with a new version of the ship in a different program. i may do more work but let me know if it's an improvement or not.
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