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Post by Hexico » Wed May 14, 2008 4:17 am

EDIT: This was originally for a hat that I made, but I figured I might as well put all of my stuff here.

So, here is the nearly finished product. The Pilot's Helmet.

If nobody complains about quality, all I'll need for it to be done is some sort of inventory image.. I tried more of like a 3/4 perspective but it hasn't turned out the way I wanted it to.. or good at all. :P
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Crush » Wed May 14, 2008 11:15 am

It looks more like a short pike than an arrow. When you want it to look like an arrow you should make it much thinner and also add a fletching (the wings at the end).
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Atmolaguuna » Wed May 14, 2008 11:19 am

He said he wanted to make it a sword.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Crush » Wed May 14, 2008 11:46 am

In that case the tip shouldn't be larger than the blade and a hilt should be added.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by feline monstrosity » Wed May 14, 2008 1:22 pm

I'm not sure how you're interpreting it, but it looks (fairly obviously in my eyes) like this to me:

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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Crush » Wed May 14, 2008 2:54 pm

What looks like a hilt to you looks like a tip to me.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by feline monstrosity » Wed May 14, 2008 3:04 pm

In that case it needs a re-design. I suggest having the hilt a different colour/texture from the blade.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Hexico » Wed May 14, 2008 9:10 pm

Thanks for the criticism.. I was trying to use colors from a palette I was sure was already in the game, but I guess it didn't look right. Let's try a blue hilt then.

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Well?

I won't finish the set until I find something you guys like.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by EJlol » Wed May 14, 2008 9:31 pm

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I don't really like blue for a hilt. I made it brown, I also changed the tip of the sword and made the hilt a bit longer. I hope you don't mind.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Superkoop » Wed May 14, 2008 11:01 pm

Type sword hilt into Google Images, you will see that the sword hilt needs a complete redesign. It should be a bit longer, thiner, and have two colors (color of sword and color of the padding). (and that brown looks like a baby green to me But I am color blind...)
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Hexico » Thu May 15, 2008 2:50 am

Superkoop wrote:Type sword hilt into Google Images, you will see that the sword hilt needs a complete redesign. It should be a bit longer, thiner, and have two colors (color of sword and color of the padding). (and that brown looks like a baby green to me But I am color blind...)
You are EXTREMELY color blind then.

I googled sword hilt and most of the results were based on rapiers or just.. really nerdy swords.

I think I might go with the brown, but try to get the effect of the hilt being wrapped in some sort of leather or cloth where you'd grip it. I dunno.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by AxlTrozz » Thu May 15, 2008 6:14 pm

Irukard have a really nice example with sharp edges on the thread below,

http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopi ... 44&start=0
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by Hexico » Thu May 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Maybe the sword needs a re-design.. I'd rather not keep working on it, because to me the proportions seem pretty good and I want it to seem like it COULD be worn while adventuring, even though it is quite a silly hat.. If it's too wide then it'd just seem like some sort of ugly headgear.

I'd also like it to not exactly seem just like a real sword, because if I want a cool sword it'll be big and have a fantastic hilt and loosely covered in cloth and chains(throw in some zippers and straps for good measure), but this is more of a novelty item. Think of something that would have "Made In China" printed on the back.. Maybe that's not TMW's style..

I'm going to work on a re-design, and then I'll let you guys judge if it's TMW-worthy or not. If not, I'll choose a project that's easier to work with than this.

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Wow, I'm really proud of this one. It could still use some more work to fit into the style if it needs a pallete swap or something else. I decided not to outline most of it so that might have to happen.. or I could slap some anti-aliasing on there.
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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by GonzoDark » Fri May 16, 2008 8:52 am

wOOt nice headgear :shock:

It needs some work (and I am not the right one to ask for help) but top nice idea, and it does already look somewhat cool in this first version. :wink:

So keep up the good work, I hope someone can guide you to make this become really slick.

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Re: Sword-through-head Hat

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Fri May 16, 2008 9:36 am

Actually this one looks already on a good level. I'd start working on the other directions with the same quality level.
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