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katana: (if you like it let me know and i will make a set)

Post by meway » 09 Mar 2009, 12:02

some one from the game after i asked them what they would like that nobody would ever guess, replied to me that they would like a kitana so i made the idea come to life and if you like it than let me know and i will continue on this project
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Post by melkior » 09 Mar 2009, 12:23

Well, considering I'm the mystery person, let me comment on the katana.

I like the concept. The handle bar needs a bit more work, I think there's enough room to see the actual rope pattern on it.

The blade needs a slight curve.

Note that I'm rather easy to please, so someone with more pixel-art experience could offer a better insight.

But like I said, I'm wearing my happy face right now. :)
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Post by meway » 09 Mar 2009, 12:50

hows this :) if it needs more just tell me
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elongated the blade rounded the hand brace made the handle ribs (ropes) more visible
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Post by EJlol » 09 Mar 2009, 13:11

Icons needs to have a transparant background. (You can do this with GIMP or Paint.net, both are free programs)
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Post by Crush » 09 Mar 2009, 15:34

When you want to go for the look of a real katana you should keep in mind that katanas are always curved.
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Post by Rotonen » 09 Mar 2009, 16:04

Realism can be a constraint. If it looks good, it looks good.

Pixel art usually calls for compromise.

Also hinting at things is mostly more powerful than actually portraying the thing directly.
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Post by i » 09 Mar 2009, 22:46

Rotonen wrote:If it looks good, it looks good.
This one doesn't look good. To be honest it looks cheap and crappy.
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Post by meway » 10 Mar 2009, 04:04

it took me littoraly 15m tops. Melkior had time to drive home from work and it was done. I can do better. but instead of insulting it. I would much have preferred ideas on how to better it.!! :twisted:
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Post by meway » 03 Jan 2010, 03:15

well this topic of mine is very old I have yet to curve the blade and seems cr1 is almost screaming for it I decided to give it a little nudge work. If only the icon windows where player sprite size :cry: ah well you have to deal with what little space you have :?

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
woops I will try and fix this...

Edit: fixed
and i think if i put 2's blade on 1's handle it would look perfect? any suggestions? and I mean by image names not the order there in up and down cause its backwards.
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Post by swimmy » 03 Jan 2010, 04:03

some comments for you:
・Not kitana, "katana"
・Tsuka (where you hold it) should be dark green. Most katanas is so I think.
・Ha (where its made of sliver) should be bender.

But I like this concept very much :)
This can be assassin's weapon.
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Post by meway » 03 Jan 2010, 04:13

lol my spelling sucks I have a purple one in my basement a red one in my living room and the metal is actually I have found very difficult to bend in this work space and thank you for commenting It is appreciated :)
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Post by meway » 12 Jan 2010, 23:56

sorry for the double post its an older topic I added a sheath which do you like better?
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Post by swimmy » 13 Jan 2010, 10:29

I prefer the no-sheath one. Because when it is used, it doesn't need, doesn't it? ;)
And I think it needs "Tsuka" something like this:
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Where to put it is between "Tsuba" and blade.
If it is already there, please make it bigger.
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Post by Link , hero of time » 13 Jan 2010, 15:04

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add black outline
otherwise the contrast is too low

the Gerudo have a katana
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