[WIP] Black Mask Idea

All development of pixel art and graphics
Post Reply
User avatar
mistergrey
Game Master
Game Master
Posts: 532
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:39 pm

[WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by mistergrey » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:54 am

Well, I was thinking of making a black mask with brightly colored eyes for an event of some sort, similar to the face of Vivi (the black mage from FF9). As I was unsure if that was too blatant an inspiration (since while it is a known character's face essentially, it's also VERY simple), I figured making the eyes dyable would both make it more original, AND be more fun for all the accessory-happy players on TMW.

A big issue that was brought up to me is that there are currently no, or hardly any, rares that are also dyable. I also considered having the quest idea tweaked a bit to include a random color of dye (excluding black, of course unless you were being funny) as a requirement, which would result in a mask with that color of eyes, and be undyable again.

Personally, while I think it would be more fun to have a freely dyable potential rare, the idea of choosing a color in-quest would be pretty cool as well.

As of right now, I won't include a picture because my work is very rough, seeing as I've never done pixel art before and am... well, awful at it lol. Anyways, just wanna see general reactions, particularly as to whether it should be dyable, and if the idea is to everyone's liking. If it's met favorably, I will post my rough version of it on here. Thanks :).
Tiana wrote: I apologize if I gave anyone the impression that BC is the troll-king of the GM's. That title is rightfully held by mrgrey :P
<Mistakes> you are too difficult to troll

<Frost> Germans have Chess Boxing. English have Cheese Racing.
<Frost> I'm slightly terrified what the Russians consider violent sport.
<o11c> chatroulette

<Jaxad0127> YOu can't grab yourself.
<Jaxad0127> Elenore explicitly prevents it.
<Mistakes> speak for yourself
User avatar
Kage
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 927
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 7:12 pm

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by Kage » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 am

I didn't know who "Vivi" from "FF9" was... so I Googled it...

Is that even a mask.... its looks more like.... his face... or lack of one....

I don't know if it would fit our style well.
<Kage_Jittai> ... are you saying I am elite :D
<thorbjorn> Yes. :P
confuciousnz
Novice
Novice
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:02 am

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by confuciousnz » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:43 am

I do believe it's Vivi's face, and you've offended the dark-skinned population of the world.
User avatar
mistergrey
Game Master
Game Master
Posts: 532
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:39 pm

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by mistergrey » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:52 am

Heh, you mean more than TMW having all people with the same skin color does? :D

Anyways, I dunno if the style will be a fit or not, since I'm not done with the general shading and all that, but I'll work on it anyways and see how it turns out :)
Tiana wrote: I apologize if I gave anyone the impression that BC is the troll-king of the GM's. That title is rightfully held by mrgrey :P
<Mistakes> you are too difficult to troll

<Frost> Germans have Chess Boxing. English have Cheese Racing.
<Frost> I'm slightly terrified what the Russians consider violent sport.
<o11c> chatroulette

<Jaxad0127> YOu can't grab yourself.
<Jaxad0127> Elenore explicitly prevents it.
<Mistakes> speak for yourself
User avatar
DarkLord
Novice
Novice
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:05 am
Location: Australia

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by DarkLord » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:42 am

I just thought I'd bring this up: In ManaServ (Formerly known as TMWServ) there will be different races WOO!!!!
Regards,
DarkLord

Occasionally playing TMW.

Running Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10
User avatar
mistergrey
Game Master
Game Master
Posts: 532
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:39 pm

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by mistergrey » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:49 am

For a reference until my first mask image is slightly better, here's a picture of Vivi from FF9, so you can see the very basic idea: http://voyager.ischool.utexas.edu/~vide ... i_ffix.jpg
Tiana wrote: I apologize if I gave anyone the impression that BC is the troll-king of the GM's. That title is rightfully held by mrgrey :P
<Mistakes> you are too difficult to troll

<Frost> Germans have Chess Boxing. English have Cheese Racing.
<Frost> I'm slightly terrified what the Russians consider violent sport.
<o11c> chatroulette

<Jaxad0127> YOu can't grab yourself.
<Jaxad0127> Elenore explicitly prevents it.
<Mistakes> speak for yourself
User avatar
Fishie
Peon
Peon
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:58 am
Location: Da deep blue sea!

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by Fishie » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:50 am

WOW good work
OH CRAP I GOT A BITE!!!

My Poor cousin died that way.


Swim, Fishie, swim

Image
User avatar
salmondine
Novice
Novice
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:37 am
Location: Florence. Oregon
Contact:

Re: [WIP] Black Mask Idea

Post by salmondine » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:52 am

I Had to google it also...a lot of good fan art on google images.
I think as a mask it could fit our style if done right, certainly it contains no bad racial overtones.
I look forward to seeing what you have done, when you are ready to post an image.
many people here will give you opinions on your work LOL more than you want probably =]

As to if it should dye...of course it could be system dyed and given out as event reward, even allow player to pick color...
(it looks to me like scripting could easily do this) OR
It could be bleach-able and dyable allowing in-game dying.

but I really couldn't say until I see the item ;p

you might also inquire about black color shades that will not dye to preserve black areas, idk, I have never attempted a black based dyable item.
but I know the formula exists.
Post Reply