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theSONY

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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3405 on: February 24, 2014, 02:04:34 PM »

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the guy with disturbing avatar is right
i like the "LEFT" version more, mostly of the blue color, blue more intense & looks better to me
thats my opinion
but i have to say, the more i stare at it , the more details i see
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3406 on: February 24, 2014, 02:14:08 PM »

I like all the new metallic details on the top-right one, really breaks the bicolour trend (I guess it's the new one!).
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3407 on: February 25, 2014, 03:08:14 AM »

@ mendonca

those new details look pretty awesome.

....don't usually post but I would suggest a few things:
-blending of the highlighted bright areas on the ship (seem a bit pixelated imo)
-the left front and left bottom and middle bottom are shiny white gradient bits, I think looks too much like an obvious white gradient, also needs better blending
-shading of the left / bottom bits is hard to understand as it gets dark towards the edge of the round part of the main hull, then brighter near the external stuff
-the turrets could use more blending to the hull of your ship

hope this helps you figure stuff out ^.^
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 03:12:56 AM by GenBOOM »
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3408 on: February 25, 2014, 06:23:36 AM »

Love those touches, makes it look a lot more "junky" and "worn", and just sort of ties the design together. Nice work.



I think I'm finally starting to feel happy about the Asura sprite, the middle phase coil was too much clutter, now that it's gone I think it looks a lot cleaner.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3409 on: February 25, 2014, 06:57:02 AM »

Hail the dark queen of the void!
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3410 on: February 25, 2014, 07:03:18 AM »

Ha!

Also, for some reason the contrast of all my sprites seems to be upped when I upload them to imgur. Strange.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3411 on: February 25, 2014, 12:10:54 PM »

Use a non-image modifying service. Like Dropbox. Imgur as a file hoster does do things to the image to preserve space and bandwidth.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3412 on: February 25, 2014, 12:53:08 PM »

Love those touches, makes it look a lot more "junky" and "worn", and just sort of ties the design together. Nice work.



I think I'm finally starting to feel happy about the Asura sprite, the middle phase coil was too much clutter, now that it's gone I think it looks a lot cleaner.

I can only think of that sprite as... dynamic, it just doesn't feel flat, it's not repetitive, and it's clean, *thumbs up* but there might be one extra pixel on the right near the middle crevice? lol.



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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3413 on: February 25, 2014, 01:15:36 PM »

Thanks for the great feedback you wonderful people :)

FlashFrozen: I think you are imagining that extra pixel.  :D

Really, really love the 808.

Can't say I really like the 909 (perhaps it's unfair because of the direct comparison), though, the repetitiveness doesn't agree with me and I just don't feel enamoured with the 'form'. It's probably away from the original ship designer's brief (which no doubt expressly requested a certain quantity of gun), but just one set (or one and a half) of those front bay thingies would, imo, at least look better.

(caveat: the pixel work and general craftsmanship of the sprite is great, of course)
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3414 on: February 25, 2014, 01:40:22 PM »

This is why I should always start with the larger of the ships lol.. I always find myself reusing parts hence the repetitive ness.

Wasnt terribly satisfied with the 909 but I'll work on said turret bays a bit more.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3415 on: February 25, 2014, 03:00:56 PM »

Thanks FF. I love the grit of those sprites compared to the other Neutrino ships, although the repetition is noticeable on the bigger one.

Use a non-image modifying service. Like Dropbox. Imgur as a file hoster does do things to the image to preserve space and bandwidth.

True, I've been using photobucket for stuff that goes in my OP, but imgur is way faster for one-off posts.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3416 on: February 26, 2014, 02:30:00 AM »

In a spur-of-the-moment decision, I went out and bought a tablet today (the money was supposed to be going towards something else, but... tablet). Took another stab at a portrait as sort of a "test-run" (it's a dramatic improvement over my last portrait). Anyhow, my first ever piece of art on a tablet (not sure why I didn't buy one of these earlier haha). As an interesting side note, all of my stuff until now has been done using a crappy $40 mouse.

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And thumbnail (There are some major scaling issues I'll need to work out, most of the shading disappears when going from 1000x1000 to 128x128.)


Thoughts are always appreciated.
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3417 on: February 26, 2014, 02:39:15 AM »

I made a new sprite, it more or less has the features of my previous ship (primarily the general shape) minus the flat look.
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It is supposed to be a fast frigate support carrier, focusing on doing repairs to fighters and get out when under attack.
Suggestions please :)
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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3418 on: February 27, 2014, 01:57:38 PM »

SniZipGun: The best word I can come up with is 'Bonkers'. Looks really cool.

The Reaper comes in to focus a little (needs some lights!)

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Re: Spriters judgement thread [non-sprite art allowed]
« Reply #3419 on: March 01, 2014, 02:19:48 PM »

Calibrated my screen (noticed it was set to be "redder" than it was supposed to be) and cleaned up the portrait a bit.


@Mendonca - I really like the changes, especially on the centre grey "pad." A huge all-around improvement! I would actually desaturate the red and yellow portions slightly though (the yellow needs it more).

@SniZipGun - I would redo the highlighting, perhaps using a smaller brush to trace the outlines? Still too dark overall. The lighting at the centre hangar is excellent however!

@Lcu - I would change the shape or somehow break up the outline a bit. The dumbbell shape seems a little too simple.
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