July 25th, 2009 10:09 AMNina
I've been gone on a trip and just got back. x) I'll put that on my long list of things to do now that' I'm back.
July 22nd, 2009 7:21 PM= GPR =
... i'm back to my good 'ol spriting self... i made a new fakemon and was wondering if you can give me some feedback on it... please?
July 14th, 2009 9:09 PM= GPR =
i definitely consider myself more of a spriter... i like doing the little small sprites and characters and so... as you could tell, it's more my specialty... i can give better crit and just create them easier and with more of a flow...
i still attempt a bit piece every now and then, but big works are not so much my thing...
July 14th, 2009 9:02 PMNina
Ahhh, I see. I've been studying art for awhile so I usually have all these little 'rules' per-say in my head and consider them when making a picture naturally. My first draft of the girl the orange was not in the center and I wasn't going to mess with the sun, but then I forgot I had a size limit.
Now for you, do you wish to be a spriter? Because when I make pixel arts, at least in my mind, it's different than being a spriter.
July 14th, 2009 8:25 PM= GPR =
No, i never took any art classes in school... i kinda regret it... but every wednesday i went to the art studio and worked with the old art teacher Mr. Roete... he showed me a lot of neat tricks and little things about pensiling...
as for spriting, i have picked it up on my own, as a matter of fact, i've barely been spriting for over a year now!
July 14th, 2009 8:20 PMNina
Yes! Try not to use a static "front" or "side" view, and make sure to use your perspective and foreshortening. :D
You could do that for the background, or I'm not sure how, but emphasize how hot it is. If it's still night make sure you see those freaking bright lights.
Eww, I have memories of going to the dirt races that my cousin (or my father's cousin, some family member) entered in. Muggy hot, stale dirt in the air, super loud cars and pain-splitting-headache-educing lights.
At least I went once so now I have reason to skip when they come around again.
Have you taken art in school? (Have you finished school? owo)
July 14th, 2009 8:10 PM= GPR =
Hmm... i get what you're saying...
Emotion... I have an idea
i might try something based off this:
I'll make it more summer ish... somehow, maybe change it from bristol to daytona and add the ocean and the sun set in the background...
July 14th, 2009 7:51 PMNina
:3 Like I said it's still rough. I'm just trying to get things down, because I usually get discouraged if the thing I'm currently working on doesn't look good, so this way I can look forward.
It really doesn't seem like it's night. Is it moving or stationary?
It's a nice car. But nothing feels special about it. It's just there. Nothing pops and makes you go "this is pretty cool!", composition is what I'm saying.
You've got more room, I really think you should use it. I know that the summer races sorta counts as a summer theme but you've not captured any "summery" feelings.
This is a very strange thing to say, but your car has no emotion. It's not organic, and it's positioned dead center. As a general rule in art you avoid placing things "neatly", as it becomes boring.
With your actual pixeling technique, the only thing I can point out is that dither does not have to be 50% all the time. I know it comes from a doll site, but it works.
Your skills are good, but this doesn't come off as a piece of art. There is no feelings, messages, or anything to be conveyed. It's a car on a race track with some fans on the side.
July 14th, 2009 7:32 PM= GPR =
anyhow, what did you think of mine?
July 14th, 2009 7:31 PM= GPR =
anatomy wise, she looks great! Shading wise... it's a bit choppy...
Anyhow, originally i shaded mine just how you are, with layer shading, but with the differences between the two colors, the distinctness just stood out too much... with the diveting, it gave a nice toned and blended look...
your layering looks nice, especially in the hair and the swim suit... but the skin's a bit distinct in color change... it definitely stands out though...
i like the pose, and the whole imagery of her holding the ball in front of the sun...
i just think the skin needs better work with the shading and the white is a bit off...
I can't wait to see the finished product with the background and all...
July 14th, 2009 5:04 PMNina
Vişne Tanrıça is Turkish for Cherry Goddess. (o_o You commented earlier and I didn't notice.)
:| I guess that people just don't know how to word things or can't find flaws. Even so they could do what I did in FireTears' thread, and really post why I liked it instead of saying "looks great!".
I'm really really in the rough stages of my entry.
Everyone else is using dithering to create more colors, so I'm going to do something different. :3
(The spray paint blending is just to get the look in my head. That won't be the way it connects)
July 14th, 2009 4:25 PM= GPR =
You see KageX closed up shop... it's a shame...
we sit here and sprite are butts off, and still, many people can't find a way to give a meaningful reply... if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all...
I'm not saying that i don't appreciate people's liking of my works, but they contribute nothing but a head ache to us when they post aimlessness...
anyhow, how's your July PAC entry going?
July 14th, 2009 4:20 PM= GPR =
What is visne tanrica from? I think i've heard of it before...
June 5th, 2009 8:34 PM= GPR =
Hey there, got a name change... that's all
March 2nd, 2009 5:14 PM= GPR =
aw, well it's good to hear you're doing alright. so you've been busy with school... >blah< me too... well either way, it's great to hear from you, keep healthy!
ooh! thanks soooooooooo much for the great help!!! i'm workin on it right now!