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Locked: The Base
Art & Sound
Feb 27 2012, 6:51 am
So I made a base. I think the colors aren't good. I am not so good with palette so can someone help me?
Critiques and comments are always welcome.
Feb 27 2012, 10:19 am
I like it =D
Feb 27 2012, 10:48 am
Looks terrible from the back. I can tell all you did was erase the face and edit a few pixels on the torso.
Feb 27 2012, 11:55 am
Not a big fan of the palette, it seems kind of dull. And the side view looks kind of blocky.
Here's something I made not too long ago to emphasize what I mean by you having dull colors:
Notice the use of yellow as a highlight, instead of just using a brighter pink. I used a palette I found on Pixel Joint to make that sprite, and it came out really nice. I recommend using a pre-made palette, it can really help you with your color selection.
Oh, and as for the sloppy north state you have I can offer one tiny bit of advice: One of the greatest fallacies of pixel art is that creating individual frames is a lot of work and copy+paste is much easier than redrawing things like limbs when animating. It's actually not much work at all to produce many frames as good as your first, fast. It just requires focus.
Feb 27 2012, 8:48 pm
Thanks everyone for comments.
@Yusuke: I am glad that you liked the base.
@EmpirezTeam: I think most of the new/average artists on BYOND would do that.
@Yut Put: I really liked your comment, helped me. I have palette created by Zane, but I dont want to use it. Since I am a artist it'd be shameful to steal someone's palette instead of creating one by myself, dont you think so? It'd be kind of you to help me create a good palette myself.
Once again thank you everyone for comments.
Feb 28 2012, 3:29 am
Consider using a palette the same as a programmer using a library. It's just a little something to help!
Feb 28 2012, 3:48 am
Those are few words but constitute great meaning buddy! Thanks a lot!
Feb 28 2012, 4:03 am (Edited on Feb 28 2012, 5:24 am)
May be this is any better?
Feb 28 2012, 5:35 am
Feb 28 2012, 9:42 am (Edited by moderator on Feb 29 2012, 5:56 pm)
Yeah I zoomed in and the shading is weird. The light source for the head is coming from the top, the torso's light source is directly in front of it, and the legs and feet light source is coming down on it diagonally.
Feb 28 2012, 12:02 pm
It is alright to use someone else's palette. It can be very difficult to make your own without experience using a professional one. On top of that, using a professional one can help you develop better instincts when selecting colors to use from your own palettes(Using good a palette forces you to experiment with colors to understand what looks good where)
You also have a lot of anatomical issues, and the character's pose is both unappealing and unrelaxed
quick and sloppy edit(using your palette):
Feb 29 2012, 12:24 am
Thanks Yutput and ET for your continuous support. Yut Put will I have to research on anatomy of humans for the icons?
Well here is another edit with perspective as you tried to tell in your reply above.
Feb 29 2012, 5:32 am
That looks better ( the second one ), just make the feet look more like feet and less like nubs now.
Feb 29 2012, 5:38 am
Feb 29 2012, 5:58 pm
They stick out too much. Feet naturally tilt to either side.
Feb 29 2012, 9:25 pm
Which one you like Vrocaan?
Mar 1 2012, 5:05 am
This is a
. There's no foot, just a rounded ending. There's a better word for it, but in the hood we just say "nub".
Anyway, that's what the feet looked like on post #11. The second one looks better now.
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