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Smarties-chan
January 29th, 2006, 04:24 AM
I have been experimenting with different shading styles ever since I began making pixel art. Anyways... enough talking, let's get on with the art ^_^

http://i1.tinypic.com/mt5m4p.png < My latest work. Shading it was a pain in the neck, but I'm very pleased with how it came out ^_^

http://i1.tinypic.com/mt5mde.png < The waves suck and I was too lazy to shade the sea -_- The only thing I like about that one is the Dratini

http://i1.tinypic.com/mt5mj7.png < The Sableye looks a little fat imo. I'm very statisfied with that one though (probally because I like shiny things =P)

anyways... C&C people

*edit* forgot my Chinchou X_X http://i1.tinypic.com/mt5mxv.png < The shading on that one sucks, 'nuff said -_-

*edit2* I just finished my kawaii Tentacruel (yes, I think Tentacruel is cute ^_^) http://i1.tinypic.com/mt7ct2.png *tackleglomps Tentacruel* what do you think of it? Bleh... the normal one looks horrible >.> I <3 the shiny one though.

ps. The Tentacruel is supposed to look like it's lying on a rock. I haven't bothered to make the background yet though -_-

*edit3* Since I think my last two works turned out incredible, I decided to put them on my first post =D

http://i1.tinypic.com/n4va4h.png

http://i1.tinypic.com/n2g74w.png

Forest Grovyle
January 29th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Very cool pics, Smarties-kun! I think my fave has to be the Chinchou - I don't think the shading sucks at all! The Sableye's eyes are also very nice and have a lot of detail put into them! Plus, you rock automatically for having drawn a Tentacruel, one of my fave Pokmon. XD

Criticism-wise, I'd suggest making the lines a bit neater - they're a bit wobbly in places, especially on the Sableye pic - you seem to be using the Curve tool already though, so that'll improve with time! If you shrink a pic down, you can always go over the lines again so they don't appear half-eaten and speckly!

I'm very impressed by your pixel-style shading :D It's awesome! ^^ You have some awesome talent ;) Never stop drawing! *hugs!*

--FG

THIRTY-SIX
January 29th, 2006, 01:12 PM
i like your images, i love the tentacruel heads... especially the gooy parts
who know in a few years you'll be better than Forest Grovyle

Smarties-chan
January 30th, 2006, 04:38 AM
Very cool pics, Smarties-kun! I think my fave has to be the Chinchou - I don't think the shading sucks at all!
Thanks ^_^ You really think the shading on the Chinchou is good? =O I only like the shading on the electric sacks >.>

The Sableye's eyes are also very nice and have a lot of detail put into them!
That's because I love making shiny things XP

Criticism-wise, I'd suggest making the lines a bit neater - they're a bit wobbly in places, especially on the Sableye pic - you seem to be using the Curve tool already though, so that'll improve with time!

Yea... the Sableye turned out rather weird >.> Back then, I was very impatient to get my pixel art done and I actually don't use the curve tool at all. I do all my lines either using the straight line tool or the pencil tool, I think the lines look smoother that way.


I'm very impressed by your pixel-style shading :D It's awesome! ^^ You have some awesome talent ;) Never stop drawing! *hugs!*
Thanks once again ^_^ I'm going to try out yet another way of shading when I start on my next pixel art

Plus, you rock automatically for having drawn a Tentacruel, one of my fave Pokmon. XD
W00T! Someone else who likes Tentacruel ^_^ I absolutely adore Tentacruel *tackleglomps a Tentacruel again*

i like your images, i love the tentacruel heads... especially the gooy parts
who know in a few years you'll be better than Forest Grovyle
Better than Forest Grovyle? O_O Don't get your expectations too high, you'll just be dissapointed...

Celebi22
January 30th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Hey really awesome art there SK! I especially like the Chinchou and the Tentacool! The shading on the Tentacool is very cool! plus the Sableye looks awesome which is exactly fitting in with the background!Keep at it! You are really good at art! :)

Himawarii
January 30th, 2006, 01:05 PM
I love your art Smarties-kun :3 The art is so pixelated and accurate!I like it :)

Next time,try out for a Kagome pic :P

Smarties-chan
January 31st, 2006, 07:16 AM
Hey really awesome art there SK! I especially like the Chinchou and the Tentacool! The shading on the Tentacool is very cool! plus the Sableye looks awesome which is exactly fitting in with the background!Keep at it! You are really good at art!:)
I love your art Smarties-kun :3 The art is so pixelated and accurate!I like it :)
Thanks ^_^
Next time,try out for a Kagome pic :P
I would, if I knew I wouldn't mess it up :P The only part of the human I can make are the eyes -.-

Forest Grovyle
February 1st, 2006, 08:34 AM
It's so awesome to meet another person who likes Tenta...I often use him in my team, and have a lv100 one with Mirror Coat :D He rules, and surprises a lot of people! hehe!
Which Pokmon will you be drawing next? :)

Smarties-chan
February 1st, 2006, 08:47 AM
It's so awesome to meet another person who likes Tenta...I often use him in my team, and have a lv100 one with Mirror Coat :D He rules, and surprises a lot of people! hehe!
Which Pokmon will you be drawing next? :)
Another one who likes Tentacruel with Mirror Coat? =O ZOMG! I absolutely love a Tentacruel with Mirror Coat, it totally pwns all electric types you run into. Anyway... I'm currently making a Raikou. I'm having a little trouble with the legs though, especialy the claws >.>

Forest Grovyle
February 1st, 2006, 08:51 AM
Oh, awesome! hehe! Yeah, my Tentacruel is named after Boromir from LoTR :D I think it has Mirror Coat, Surf, Ice Beam and something else I can't remember XD Maybe Sludge Bomb...it's not the best moveset but I just use it because it's always been one of my fave Pokmon ^^

With the Raikou claws, always make sure they're all pointing in the same direction and all face the same point. :) They're quite hard to get right - if you need any help feel free to PM me with your WIP and I can try and redline it for ya! :)

Geometric-sama
February 1st, 2006, 08:55 AM
Hey, those are pretty cool! I like the Tentacruel best, I think the shading on them is nicest.

Smarties-chan
February 1st, 2006, 10:29 AM
Oh, awesome! hehe! Yeah, my Tentacruel is named after Boromir from LoTR :D I think it has Mirror Coat, Surf, Ice Beam and something else I can't remember XD Maybe Sludge Bomb...it's not the best moveset but I just use it because it's always been one of my fave Pokmon ^^

With the Raikou claws, always make sure they're all pointing in the same direction and all face the same point. :) They're quite hard to get right - if you need any help feel free to PM me with your WIP and I can try and redline it for ya! :)

Atleast Ice Beam takes care of those pesky dragon types =P

Anyway... thanks for the offer, but I prefer doing everything myself. That way, I'll learn something too ^_^

ZOMG! I just finished my Raikou ^_^ http://i1.tinypic.com/n1c96q.png There are a couple of different versions of it and the last one is getting ready to shock you =P O_O =O (< fear teh overuse of smilies). I know the right back and front legs look horrible, but I don't have much time on the comp left (about seven minutes), so I'll fix them tomorrow. I'm really pleased with how the eyes came out though, it just comes to show, I always succeed in making shiny things o.O

Forest Grovyle
February 1st, 2006, 10:54 AM
You're welcome ^^

Wow, the Raikou looks great! I like the way you've done the tail...hehehe...he looks pretty angry! XD The cloud on his back also looks awesome! And I agree with you on the eyes, they're so pretty! ^^
As for crit, I think the neck area looks a little thin, and his body might be a little elongated...but these are very minor problems :D You've done yourself proud here! *huggles!*

Oh, I forgot to ask, would you like to be friends? :D

Flaming Quilava
February 1st, 2006, 12:42 PM
Wow, nice. But the raikiu could use a little agusments too tho.The back is good but the head and {front}legs look wierd. The other ones are good! Exept thet sableye does look a bit to fat around the ypper body part. anyway i hope to see more.

aragornbird
February 1st, 2006, 02:15 PM
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I think it’s great that you’re experimenting with some shading. At your age, many kids don’t even know what shading means. O_o And it looks like you’re playing around with highlights as well as shading, that’s cool.

One of the things you should try is to increase the contrast between the different shades. For instance, on your Raikou, there’s a big difference between the main yellow and the darker orange. That helps it stand out. If you apply that same concept to your Sableye, it would greatly improve the effect since right now, it looks rather pale.

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Smarties-chan
February 5th, 2006, 04:02 AM
*Repost2* It's kinda pointless to wait for this thread to die, then make a new one. So I'll just keep on reposting this post untill someone comments on my new art, so there :P

Doesn't anyone want to comment on the fixed Raikou? ;_; Anyway... I reposted this post to inform people that a Dragonair will be my next victim and to put a new post on this thread so people will think there's something new here, even though in reality there isn't
Wow, nice. But the raikiu could use a little agusments too tho.The back is good but the head and {front}legs look wierd. The other ones are good! Exept thet sableye does look a bit to fat around the ypper body part. anyway i hope to see more.
I know about the legs -.- They are facing the wrong way, but as my post said, I didn't have time to fix them. I'll start working on them soon though. Thanks for the comments and critisism ^_^

Wow, the Raikou looks great! I like the way you've done the tail...hehehe...he looks pretty angry! XD The cloud on his back also looks awesome! And I agree with you on the eyes, they're so pretty! ^^
As for crit, I think the neck area looks a little thin, and his body might be a little elongated...but these are very minor problems :D You've done yourself proud here! *huggles!*

Oh, I forgot to ask, would you like to be friends? :D

Wow, the Raikou looks great! I like the way you've done the tail...hehehe...he looks pretty angry! XD The cloud on his back also looks awesome! And I agree with you on the eyes, they're so pretty! ^^
It's supposed to look angry, don't forget he/she's getting ready to shock you o.O

As for crit, I think the neck area looks a little thin, and his body might be a little elongated...but these are very minor problems :D
Now that you mention it, yes the neck does seem a little thin. I'll fix that too ^_^
You've done yourself proud here! *huggles!*
I suppose I have ^_^ I have finally fulfilled the dream I have had since I was a little kid, to make Pokmon illustrations that is ^_^

Oh, I forgot to ask, would you like to be friends? :D[
ZOMG! I never thought a mod would ask that from me O_O Sure we can be friends ^_^



I think it’s great that you’re experimenting with some shading. At your age, many kids don’t even know what shading means. O_o And it looks like you’re playing around with highlights as well as shading, that’s cool.

One of the things you should try is to increase the contrast between the different shades. For instance, on your Raikou, there’s a big difference between the main yellow and the darker orange. That helps it stand out. If you apply that same concept to your Sableye, it would greatly improve the effect since right now, it looks rather pale.
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I think it’s great that you’re experimenting with some shading. At your age, many kids don’t even know what shading means. O_o And it looks like you’re playing around with highlights as well as shading, that’s cool[QUOTE]
Thanks ^_^ I am quite aware of most people my age not even knowing what shading is. I became aware of that when I saw some of my classmates messing around on paint -_- And they even used *gasp* custom paint colors. It was just... scary o.O Anyway... thanks for the c&c (I'm too lazy to write long words like comments and criticism X_X)

I fixed some shading on the head yesterday, but forgot to post the new version >.> Anyway... here it is.
http://i1.tinypic.com/n2evbm.png

Anyways... I'm going to redo some things today:

1. I'll fix the legs so they'll look more natural
2. I'll redo the neck
3. I'll add some more shades to the picture
And last, but not least, I'll make a background, but I won't get it done today, because i have to read to an evil test, do my homework and go to judo >.>

Anyways... off to work X_X (I can't seem to be able to write a post without that smiley included X_X < See? There it is again =P)

*edit* I just finished fixing up the legs. http://i1.tinypic.com/n2g650.png As you can see, I completely redid the right back leg and both front legs. I'm still tidying up the right front leg though. It's killing me >.>

*edit2* Finally got the leg to look good. I know the shading on it looks a little weird right now, but it will look better once I add a little more shades http://i1.tinypic.com/n2g74w.png

*edit* Forget about what I said about Dragonair at the top of the post. I got a sudden urge to make pixel art of Misty, my favourite Pokmon character of all time http://i1.tinypic.com/n4va4h.png I'm planning to make pixel art of the Kanto cast and their Pokmon (including Gary and Team Rocket)

Forest Grovyle
February 5th, 2006, 04:13 AM
Wow, that Raikou looks great! :D You've really improved it! ^_^ And that pic of Misty...it's amazing! I love the shading on her, and the pixel outlining is very good! I think the orange of her hair looks like it's overlapping the outline at some points, but other than that I think it's great! ^^

You're really doing yourself proud here ;) Keep it up!

--FG

Syousuke
February 5th, 2006, 04:16 AM
Nice drawings!
They are all cool!

You are ready to move onto bigger things!

Keep it up.

Smarties-chan
February 5th, 2006, 04:53 AM
Wow, that Raikou looks great! :D You've really improved it! ^_^
Thanks ^_^ I compared the other legs to the left fron leg and noticed they weren't muscular enough to belong to Raikou so I I completely redid the legs =D
And that pic of Misty...it's amazing! I love the shading on her, and the pixel outlining is very good! I think the orange of her hair looks like it's overlapping the outline at some points, but other than that I think it's great! ^^

You're really doing yourself proud here ;) Keep it up!

--FG
Thanks again =D I'm suprised how well the Misty turned out, it's the first time I ever made a whole human body. Whenever I have tried to draw or make pixel art of a human before I only made the head for some reason O.o

Nice drawings!
They are all cool!

You are ready to move onto bigger things!

Keep it up.

They aren't really drawings, since they're made in MSpaint. So I think it's classified as digital art (pixel art to be more precise). Thanks for the comments though ^_^

Bigger things? What do you mean by that?

QT Celebi
February 6th, 2006, 01:53 PM
I think all the pictures are great! ^^ I perticularly <3 the tentacruels! They're awesome! ^^

.:Melissa:.
February 10th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Nice! *claps* your getting better thats good!!!

Smarties-chan
February 12th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Thanks for the comments ^_^ Here's a little something I made yesterday when I was bored http://i1.tinypic.com/nn76l0.png don't even mention the stomach, I know it looks horrible and I'm going to fix it once I get in the mood for pixel art again. But I just lost something I had been working on for two hours and I'm definitely not going to open paint for another three hours -_- And the nose or whatever it is where the String shot comes from is yellow, because that's what it was like in the first episode of the anime with Caterpie. I also have one with the newer Caterpie http://i1.tinypic.com/nn770z.png

Forest Grovyle
February 12th, 2006, 03:37 AM
Awwww, what a cute Caterpie! ^^ A rarely-drawn Pokémon, too! I think you've done a great job with this! I agree with you that the stomach is a little off, but the rest of it looks great! I like the little highlight on his antennae. :D Awesome work, and keep it up! ;)

--FG

Esupio
February 12th, 2006, 03:44 AM
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I think it’s great that you’re experimenting with some shading. At your age, many kids don’t even know what shading means. O_o And it looks like you’re playing around with highlights as well as shading, that’s cool.

One of the things you should try is to increase the contrast between the different shades. For instance, on your Raikou, there’s a big difference between the main yellow and the darker orange. That helps it stand out. If you apply that same concept to your Sableye, it would greatly improve the effect since right now, it looks rather pale.

*♣♥♦*♣♥♦*♣♥♦*♣♥♦
I be tweleve and I know what shading is.


You main problem is your line art, it needs to be more steady try using the line tool to round off thing. Also try dithering makes you look more profesional.

Smarties-chan
February 16th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Ha! Re-posted my post to keep this thread alive to tell everyone that from now on, I'm going to start shading using photoshop ^o^ Here's my first attempt http://i1.tinypic.com/nx13rk.png so, what do you think of it?

Awwww, what a cute Caterpie! ^^ A rarely-drawn Pokémon, too! I think you've done a great job with this!
Cute Pokémon (not all of them, just the ones no one bothers using >.>) are always rarely drawn, sad, but true ;_; But I never get inspired to make pixel art of over-drawn Pokémon -_- And you don't even want to know what things I have tried to make without being inspired look like *shivers*.

I think you've done a great job with this! I agree with you that the stomach is a little off, but the rest of it looks great! I like the little highlight on his antennae. :D Awesome work, and keep it up! ;)

--FG
Thanks ^_^ (the 'Thanks ^_^' part sound familiar somehow, I wonder why? XP)

I be tweleve and I know what shading is.


You main problem is your line art, it needs to be more steady try using the line tool to round off thing. Also try dithering makes you look more profesional.
Thanks for the (constructive) criticism ^^ I never really learned how to use the curvey line tool, everything just turned out weird when I decided to try it out. Maybe I just need more training. Yea, I know I should use dithering, I don't know why I haven't, though O.o

Esupio
February 16th, 2006, 08:48 AM
YE UN PIXEL ART'D IT!
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Pixel Arting with paint is the real way.

Smarties-chan
February 16th, 2006, 09:01 AM
I know it isn't pixel art anymore, but I'll always have pixel art versions of my works, so don't worry.

*Edit* I was in the arty mood today, and I love photoshop shading so I re-did another one of my art pieces and made a completely new one too.
http://i1.tinypic.com/nyfx1v.pnghttp://i1.tinypic.com/nyfx9d.jpg Ugh... the one I shaded on paint looks horrible. The outlines of the body are a little wobbly, but I'm really statisfied with the wings on the photoshoped one ^_^

I also made a Photoshop version of the Misty pixel art I made quite a while ago http://i1.tinypic.com/nyfxp5.jpg There's something about the hair that bugs me though...

Esupio
February 18th, 2006, 08:47 AM
its saved as JPEG aswell doesn't make it pretty O.o;

Smarties-chan
February 18th, 2006, 08:51 AM
What? I saved it as png, but my stupid computer must have changed it >.<