[WIP] Guard

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[WIP] Guard

Post by EJlol » 18 Aug 2009, 10:30

Based on http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5985 I tried to finish Haay's work.
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The most left one is from Haay. The others are mine. The most right is the latest one, the other are the "steps" how I made it :P
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by Rotonen » 18 Aug 2009, 14:37

Beautiful palette usage.

I think we should / could add to our guidelines to include the palette like that on WIP files.

Some people have already been using it and it's rather useful for interoperability. Also teaches newer artists about palette usage.
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by yosuhara » 18 Aug 2009, 16:14

haay's original sprite is the best so far...
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by Rotonen » 18 Aug 2009, 17:44

The reflection on the original is really nice.

Also the subtle hints at the complex shape of the armor are IMO better than the flat plates.

Still, displaying your used palette is nice.
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by Black Don » 18 Aug 2009, 21:10

I quite like the subtle detailing on the one second from the left
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by Rotonen » 19 Aug 2009, 11:17

I like the original helmet the best.
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by EJlol » 19 Aug 2009, 12:32

I tried to improve the shading of helmet to make it look a bit more metallike:
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by Savi » 19 Aug 2009, 18:30

Looking at the guard it appears that he is standing at ease. What if when a player approaches the guard he stands at attention until you move away. A guard at attention would give the spear a more vertical appearance, his shield would be in front of the body and in a vertical position and both feet pointed forward.
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by EJlol » 19 Aug 2009, 19:18

First I will finish this stance, after that we can always add extra frames with different stances / weapons / etc.
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Post by Spit23 » 20 Aug 2009, 11:58

The last graphic looks really cool, but I would like to see more reflection like in Haays first graphic. That would look really awesome.

BTW the first helmet looks more like a banana peel to me. The new one is much better.
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by vox populi » 20 Aug 2009, 12:01

I like first and last and some of the middle ones. Could they all be used for different guards?

~with the palette removed, of course...
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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by EJlol » 20 Aug 2009, 12:07

I tried to make the reflection look a bit wilder (still not done everywhere yet).

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Re: [WIP] Guard

Post by vox populi » 20 Aug 2009, 13:01

Yes, this latest edit is certainly getting more of a battered yet shiny metal feel to it...
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