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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 23 Apr 2008, 03:20

Hi,
I haven't been back in a while, I've just re-drawn my sword and I'm quite proud of it, but I believe it still needs more work.
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Re: Sword

Post by Len » 23 Apr 2008, 04:34

It is much nicer than your first one, but its too heavily saturated (mainly the blue handle with the red ribbon!)
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 23 Apr 2008, 08:50

Yeah I guess it's a little "babyish" :oops:
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 23 Apr 2008, 09:02

I redrawn it and removed the blue handle and red ribbon. :D
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 28 Apr 2008, 08:07

Ok... I guess it looks nothing like a sword... I'll change it... :oops:
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Re: Sword

Post by Strump » 01 May 2008, 08:39

is good XD...

Leran pxle and you are a good artist ;)
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Re: Sword

Post by Wolf » 02 May 2008, 16:09

I have the short sword
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Re: Sword

Post by Red Lord » 03 May 2008, 01:09

Dawn, a thing with swords is that they have a small hilt. Currently it looks like a knife. Look at i's sword for an example.
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Re: Sword

Post by Dave » 03 May 2008, 14:41

Why not just look at the nice examples that Irukard posted, on the first page of this thread?
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 08 May 2008, 12:10

Blacklord wrote:Dawn, a thing with swords is that they have a small hilt. Currently it looks like a knife. Look at i's sword for an example.
I know.. I have no clue how to do the pointy thingy on the top!!! :oops:
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 09 May 2008, 23:54

I just studied i's sword veeeery carefully. :D

Edit: made the handle longer.
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Re: Sword

Post by Leo » 10 May 2008, 00:01

Great sword Dawn! It looks better than your first one :)
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Re: Sword

Post by Crush » 12 May 2008, 15:42

I have to disagree with Leo. There are still some things you have to learn before your graphics are good enough to pass the graphical standards of tmw.

The blade uses a gradient fill. This is something you should always avoid when doing pixel art because it looks cheap. Try to select and place the colors manually.

The hilt is suffering from a very bad color selection. As I already wrote you shouldn't use full saturated colors like the yellow and the red you used.

But please don't be discourage. I am sure that you can improve your pixel art skill with some practice and by listening to the advice people give you.
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Re: Sword

Post by i » 12 May 2008, 18:17

Dawn300387 wrote:I just studied i's sword veeeery carefully. :D

Edit: made the handle longer.
I see huge improvement in your work. Now is time for some new lessons.
I remade your sword in serval steps. Hope it helps you.
And remember keep icon in 32x32px square.
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Also I managed to correct some old mistakes in currently used icons made by me. For example black outlines in short sword - I have done it in 2005 using MS Paint. Now we got 2008 and Gimp ;)
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Re: Sword

Post by Dawn » 13 May 2008, 08:17

W-wow!!! thats so good... I didn't study your sword enough, Gosh this is harder than it looks...
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