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by homunculus
March 18th, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Mermaid Initiate Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 7129

Re: Mermaid Initiate Replacement

There are a few points that attract attention, but I am not sure. Attached the way I would expect them to be, albeit it seems I might have exaggerated (I guess they are most visible when you put the images on top of each other). 1) The upper start of pectoral of the right hand seems to be low. This ...
by homunculus
March 17th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Gossamer Sprites and Portrait[Back, remade Portrait.]
Replies: 11
Views: 7402

Re: Gossamer Sprites and Portrait.[Portrait getting better]

the skirt must have a chain mail, tried to make it like in the tutorials, yesterday night, failed horribly. Guess I was sleepy XD This chainmail tutorial ? As I understand, it concentrates mostly on the highlights, letting the viewer's brain fill in the darks that are kept more vague. Two more thin...
by homunculus
March 13th, 2013, 8:14 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: LordBob's commissionned work
Replies: 683
Views: 191680

Re: LordBob's commissionned work

[...] she has to have at least 16 since two years later she gave birth to Eldred. [...] Real life evidence contradicts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youngest_birth_mothers , so she could have married at age 3 and given birth at 5, and (if I understood your post correctly) that would put her...
by homunculus
March 11th, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: LordBob's commissionned work
Replies: 683
Views: 191680

Re: LordBob's commissionned work

Strangely, I see nothing wrong with the left arm :hmm: If anything, the body seems shaded in such way that the front surface looks very flat. I suspect there might be more shadow on the cloak at the right side of the chest, and maybe just highlight at the left edge of the cloak (if that would make t...
by homunculus
March 7th, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: LordBob's commissionned work
Replies: 683
Views: 191680

Re: LordBob's commissionned work

Ashie: Overall A, including pose, chubbiness, dress and headgear. Especially hands of A looks like a pure win with the wrist bend. Some miscellaneous impressions: B's head comes across as more proud than A, and the higher hands have the effect of looking more tense. C has a posture like someone who ...
by homunculus
February 10th, 2013, 7:32 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: LordBob's commissionned work
Replies: 683
Views: 191680

Re: LordBob's commissionned work

i wonder what would happen after cropping? will delf appear out of balance, suggesting that he is about to make a movement with his staff that would move the body forward? i don't think i very clearly understand what the body curve discussion is about. for example, a spear pose from youtube, where t...
by homunculus
February 10th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: An usrukhar- Delfadors memoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 3664

Re: An usrukhar- Delfadors memoirs

there is something about the secondary highlight arch at the back of the head. maybe there is too much of it, or it is too smooth, or something else, maybe something about saturation, i don't know. is the material semi-transparent? the trouble is that it makes the side of the head look hollow. took ...
by homunculus
February 5th, 2013, 11:46 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: LordBob's commissionned work
Replies: 683
Views: 191680

Re: LordBob's commissionned work

Shoulders seem too broad, esp. the right shoulder with the highlight on it, and the body looking rather lean with the cast shadow at the side. About the brown collar and shoulder on their own (without the body), isn't the collar thing supposed to cover the shoulder? And wouldn't it look weird if it ...
by homunculus
January 29th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Unit sprites for After the Storm
Replies: 117
Views: 38516

Re: Unit sprites for After the Storm

one more reference that i remembered, thinking about more generic imp pictures, bit similar to the current imps: homm 3 imp . not extremely stereotypical in the sense that the head does not look like a disfigured dog head. but anyway, it seems to be in the different direction (not that i would know ...
by homunculus
January 29th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Unit sprites for After the Storm
Replies: 117
Views: 38516

Re: Unit sprites for After the Storm

I always thought imps in IftU/AtS were from Doom, and might even have some copyright issues. And sarcastically I thought: the Doom game has become the source of education about folklore creatures. doom imp medieval imps To my knowledge, imps in folklore were magical servants of a witch, resembling s...
by homunculus
January 22nd, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: The Era of Legions Sprite Conglomeration and Progress
Replies: 21
Views: 7312

Re: The Era of Legions Sprite Conglomeration and Progress

reiterating the above, i'd suggest to use team color for, say, the skins or the wings. perhaps you might try to mix some white (or pale yellow) into the highlights, because the red looks extremely saturated. but on the other hand, it looks like you should know that already. (and trying to avoid writ...
by homunculus
January 22nd, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Mangrove forest (prev. Tropical and subtropical foliage)
Replies: 43
Views: 18559

Re: Mangrove forest (prev. Tropical and subtropical foliage)

[...] dostignuished [...] rof [...] cheers! what i see is that the canopies tend to have brightest highlights only at the spot that would have brightest highlights if the greens of the tree were a sphere. what i would expect, is brightest highlights getting smaller towards the shadow. that is writt...
by homunculus
January 20th, 2013, 5:45 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: homunculus's two pixels
Replies: 119
Views: 48068

Re: homunculus's two pixels

That is freaky, I thought at first it was a human victim eaten by the clam... That was major helpful comment, didn't think of that. So perhaps I should do a tongue-like leg after all. Add to that the human leg having a bone inside which might not go well with the campaign main theme. Don't have any...
by homunculus
January 20th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Polar Fauna
Replies: 32
Views: 11203

Re: Polar Fauna

i really like how the fur does not look like scales.
Dixie wrote:[...]Maybe giant Snowy owls? Mooses[...]
reminds me that we don't have owlbears.
by homunculus
January 20th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: vultraz's art (The dragons are coming!)
Replies: 123
Views: 34378

Re: vultraz's art

it's the black-and white image used for the height map?
invert the image, maybe?