flame wraith

Contribute art for mainline Wesnoth.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

Forum rules
Before posting critique in this forum, you must read the following thread:
Asereje
Art Contributor
Posts: 161
Joined: July 2nd, 2004, 4:23 pm

flame wraith

Post by Asereje »

Reading the Ideas forum I've remembered this excellent sprite by neorice. I've tried to animate it.
Attachments
fire-wraith-attack-3.png
fire-wraith-attack-3.png (4.32 KiB) Viewed 2685 times
fire-wraith-attack-2.png
fire-wraith-attack-2.png (5.32 KiB) Viewed 2685 times
fire-wraith-attack-1.png
fire-wraith-attack-1.png (5.32 KiB) Viewed 2685 times
Asereje
Art Contributor
Posts: 161
Joined: July 2nd, 2004, 4:23 pm

Post by Asereje »

And for showing the animation and glow...
Attachments
fire-wraith-attack-anim.gif
fire-wraith-attack-anim.gif (7.24 KiB) Viewed 2680 times
freim
Retired Terrain Art Director
Posts: 1113
Joined: November 29th, 2003, 11:40 pm
Location: Norway

Post by freim »

Quite cool, or should I say hot :)
Shadow
Posts: 1264
Joined: September 9th, 2004, 10:27 am
Location: Following the steps of Goethe
Contact:

Post by Shadow »

Looks good
... all romantics meet the same fate someday
Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe ...
All good dreamers pass this way some day
Hidin’ behind bottles in dark cafes
User avatar
Tomsik
Posts: 1401
Joined: February 7th, 2005, 7:04 am
Location: Poland

Post by Tomsik »

i think is very nice, but maybe it should be smaller
Asereje
Art Contributor
Posts: 161
Joined: July 2nd, 2004, 4:23 pm

Post by Asereje »

And the defense frame
Attachments
fire-wraith-defense.png
fire-wraith-defense.png (4.05 KiB) Viewed 2627 times
fire-wraith-defense-bg.png
fire-wraith-defense-bg.png (3.52 KiB) Viewed 2631 times
AT
Posts: 476
Joined: May 6th, 2004, 9:44 pm

Post by AT »

Bravo.
Gandalf-"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun. Go back to the Shadow. You cannot pass!"
AT- "That sounds like more trouble than it's worth."
scott
Posts: 5242
Joined: May 12th, 2004, 12:35 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Post by scott »

Could you make an alternate [possibly animated] defense-miss frame?

Just have him move backwards and spread his wings/hands wide spread-eagle.
Hope springs eternal.
Wesnoth acronym guide.
Monkey
Posts: 391
Joined: February 5th, 2005, 4:37 am
Location: Jungle

Post by Monkey »

Does he have a ranged attack?
I'm not a number, I'm a free monkey
User avatar
Jetrel
Art Director
Posts: 7242
Joined: February 23rd, 2004, 3:36 am
Location: Midwest US

Post by Jetrel »

Maybe he does? Those new fireballs I came up with would work beautifully on him.


One thing I want to suggest, quite in contrast to Dave's original idea, is that this not be used as an undead unit. I really, really mean this. Instead, I think it would be a great unit to use as "mage spawn" - a special unit "summoned" (aka recruited) by mages on campaign maps where the enemy is a mage.

Summoning elementals would be a hell of a lot better than the mage hiring trolls and bats...
scott
Posts: 5242
Joined: May 12th, 2004, 12:35 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Post by scott »

I'm not really into the idea too much, but I do like the art.

It doesn't much fit with the rest of the undead, but it also seems out of place in the earthy gritty world of Wesnoth that Konrad explores in his campaign.
Hope springs eternal.
Wesnoth acronym guide.
Glowing Fish
Posts: 855
Joined: October 3rd, 2004, 4:52 am
Location: Portland, OR
Contact:

Post by Glowing Fish »

I like the shape and animations, but the coloring seems a bit too cheerful, if this is an undead unit. I imagine a red or even black flame for an undead unit. If this is an elemental, it is fine though.
User avatar
turin
Lord of the East
Posts: 11662
Joined: January 11th, 2004, 7:17 pm
Location: Texas
Contact:

Post by turin »

The art is good (for coming from neo*), but I don't really like the unit concept. I can't see this as an undead unit, nor, really, as magespawn. Although it would look good as an elemental, I don't really see elementals as existing in wesnoth at all.

Basically, I don't really see a use for this graphic... although I'm sure someone somewhere could use a fire elemental.


*: I have a thing against neo's art style, sorry if it gets you annoyed. ;]
For I am Turin Turambar - Master of Doom, by doom mastered. On permanent Wesbreak. Will not respond to private messages. Sorry!
And I hate stupid people.
The World of Orbivm
quartex
Inactive Developer
Posts: 2258
Joined: December 22nd, 2003, 4:17 am
Location: Boston, MA

Post by quartex »

I'm sure it could be used as a fire elemental like unit in certain campaigns.
meniou
Posts: 31
Joined: March 16th, 2005, 10:09 pm
Location: Paris, France.
Contact:

Post by meniou »

turin wrote:... but I don't really like the unit concept. I can't see this as an undead unit, nor, really, as magespawn. Although it would look good as an elemental, I don't really see elementals as existing in wesnoth at all.
Why not draw the other three elementals ? Then it should not be too difficult to pass them as magespawns or even free fighting units trying to defend some pieces of nature...
Post Reply