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perseo
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Wow! This second one (Aphera) is great! Maybe you can shade a bit more the shell shape in order to make the transition with the clothes more wise but it's up to you and a matter of likes.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Aphera's teeth... it looks like as if she was biting her lips, or she just has a bit rabbitish teeth, I don't really know, but it doesn't look ok to me.

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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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I don't agree with you, the incisors (I mean the frontal teeth) are longer and when you're not smiling but only having the mouth quite open they look pretty similar to this ones.
Have a look at this model I have found on the internet:
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Aphera's cheeks look like Grand Moff Tarkin's. Maybe it's just the shading, but it looks like her cheeks are really sunken in. At least <her> right one.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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I'm clearly with perseo on the teeth. :wink:

As for uncleshelby and Tarkin, seems a bit of an exaggeration, but I guess I could smooth it out (BTW I never caught that guy's name; to me he was just the evil, elderly, Nazi Commander).

Moving on, I've got Exanora's brother. He's not supposed to be General Asskicker, but he's also not supposed to be waifish & blue-blooded. Hopefully, it is believable that he is related to the gal with the tower shield and bad foreshortening.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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[joke]So, this family has genetic predisposition for tower shields?[/joke]
But seriously, they indeed look related.

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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Be careful, in my family we wear different clothes each one XD. Maybe is the hair or maybe are the eyes but they look pretty similar. But I will say that he is her son. :lol2:
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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They wear similar clothes and shields not because it was in their DNA, but because it is their uniform.

Speaking of uniforms, this is a draft of the enemy side. This particular one is a generic nobody, but if I can get a system, it will extend to others. The tartan thing is not really cut&paste, but it is maybe too similar. Effectively mapping a texture to a pseudo-surface in all raster methods is not something I know how to do, and most tutorials I've found that sound relevant are for signatures or some Mecha crap.
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Both use the "Clone" tool in GIMP, there is probably some equivalent in Photoshop. First one was direct clone of a tartan pattern and two "perspective" tool-treated variants, then some half-hearted touch-ups with paintbrush. Second method, Rebel-1b.png, was done by painting the cloth like normal, with a normal paintbrush, then using Clone in overlay mode. Second method was much faster, and doesn't have as many really obvious glitches, but does look more fake to me.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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(Slightly off-topic)
Out of the hero sprites, exanites-low has an opaque shadow. I'm sure it's not intentional?

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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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No, it is accidental. Will be fixed. Thanks.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Doofus, I remember your work from few years ago, and I must say that the difference between what I remember and what I see now is simply amazing.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Thanks, szopen. I cringe at some earlier stuff, but at least it was a few years ago.
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A work in progress, the red thing is the jewel from Sceptre of Fire (or one like it). It's making him crazy, but he isn't supposed to look too deranged.
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EDIT: I think I got done what I wanted. (Yes, it was a wild Saturday night...)
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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One more seashell lady in progress.
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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Danteren's grip on his sword is rather strange to me- it's like the sword has a bend towards the camera where he grabs it, because of the angling of his hand.

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Re: Art for Tales of the Setting Sun

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Hrm. I think I see what you mean, if one assumes he has a tight grip on it. Maybe a dangling ring finger or something could make it more clear.
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This is finsihed, or at least close. The round belt things are supposed to be mother of pearl.
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