General Character Art

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  1. zemulii

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    <!--quoteo(post=425623:date=Mar 15 2010, 12:41 PM:name=Elratauru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Elratauru @ Mar 15 2010, 12:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425623"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Hahaha, don't worry, that happens when you try to get everything perfect, try to have some fun while doing them :D... Look that rabbit, I was freaking bored, and I said "Hey, lets do a Rabbit!" and when I saw it finished I was like "Aw ó_ò...it took me just 10 minutes...wait... that's cool! lol"

    Also, you have shown every step you do, from a flat shading to a much better one. That also tooks time since people is always propossing changes and things. Its not like Im not gonna change and perfect the rabbit, but now we have a much better base to edit, and that's an easy task.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Oh yeah, I'm definitely having fun with the chicken! Just keep getting sidetracked... It's been so long since I've drawn anything, so it's just good to have an excuse to get back into it :). *Thankyou Sonic 2 HD*.

    Update:

    <img src="http://imgur.com/upIem.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Hmm, only thing I can think of right now is that the rabbit could do with some chunkier and more shapely legs. Slightly darker colours? Perhaps the walrus could be ever so slightly "rounder".
     
  2. Cerulean Nights

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    <!--quoteo(post=425482:date=Mar 14 2010, 03:13 PM:name=Black Squirrel)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Black Squirrel @ Mar 14 2010, 03:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425482"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Looks good so far but I think it should stay grey, since all the western media had it as a grey rabbit (and rabbits aren't blue). Maybe turn it blue if you go for a Japanese mode, just like Tails becomes Miles.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Hey, to be fair, hedgehogs aren't blue either ;)
     
  3. Elratauru

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    <!--quoteo(post=425720:date=Mar 14 2010, 10:42 PM:name=zemulii)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (zemulii @ Mar 14 2010, 10:42 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425720"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://imgur.com/upIem.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Hmm, only thing I can think of right now is that the rabbit could do with some chunkier and more shapely legs. Slightly darker colours? Perhaps the walrus could be ever so slightly "rounder".<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That chicken looks cool, but the white shade in the back-part of the head doesnt look so good there. Maybe you should try removing it?

    <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/j8mq14.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    I suppose its better now.

    Edit: did some changes to the rabbit too:

    <img src="http://i44.tinypic.com/21jyh4w.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
     
  4. ICEknight

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    Wow. Dude, you think you can modify the squirrel to look more like in the artwork?
     
  5. Elratauru

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    <!--quoteo(post=425866:date=Mar 15 2010, 10:45 AM:name=ICEknight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ICEknight @ Mar 15 2010, 10:45 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425866"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Wow. Dude, you think you can modify the squirrel to look more like in the artwork?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Hmmm, I think I'd like to try that, but I suppose its an Illustrator file right? ".ai"?... Since Im working on PS, and I don't have Illustrator installed right now, I'd love to have a psd (Photoshop file) to give that boy some edits. I don't really mind if it was saved from Illustrator as a PSD =P... I know that changing formats sometimes mess things, but nothing to worry about.

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    That aside, I still have to edit the mouth of the Bunny (the sides I mean) to make him more like the original JP artwork. I don't know why, but I love the original artworks. They look so cute and colorful!

    :3
     
  6. Canned Karma

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    Very nice job on those so far. You nailed the concept art look.

    As for the squirrel frames in .PSD, <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?wqdzzgzygwz" target="_blank">ask and you shall receive.</a> :)
     
  7. ICEknight

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    <!--quoteo(post=425835:date=Mar 15 2010, 04:44 AM:name=Elratauru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Elratauru @ Mar 15 2010, 04:44 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425835"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=425720:date=Mar 14 2010, 10:42 PM:name=zemulii)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (zemulii @ Mar 14 2010, 10:42 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425720"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://imgur.com/upIem.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Hmm, only thing I can think of right now is that the rabbit could do with some chunkier and more shapely legs. Slightly darker colours? Perhaps the walrus could be ever so slightly "rounder".<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That chicken looks cool, but the white shade in the back-part of the head doesnt look so good there. Maybe you should try removing it?

    <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/j8mq14.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    I suppose its better now.

    Edit: did some changes to the rabbit too:

    <img src="http://i44.tinypic.com/21jyh4w.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    Not sure if this helps since their style isn't exactly the same, but here's the official artwork we forgot to include in the database:
    <img src="http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6278/bunnym.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />


    And the Flicky:
    <img src="http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7500/flicky.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Couldn't find the penguin right now, sorry.
     
  8. Elratauru

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    <!--quoteo(post=425945:date=Mar 15 2010, 03:47 PM:name=Canned Karma)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Canned Karma @ Mar 15 2010, 03:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425945"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Very nice job on those so far. You nailed the concept art look.

    As for the squirrel frames in .PSD, <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?wqdzzgzygwz" target="_blank">ask and you shall receive.</a> :)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    ...Hmmm, It seems that it's just one flatten layer :C... Maybe its the way you...saved it? I was looking to have the layers, I don't really mind if they are raster after all.
     
  9. Canned Karma

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    Not sure what to tell you then. I got a 'could not open, could not read PostScript' error when I tried opening the .AI as a generic .EPS file to preserve the vectors. If anyone else has ideas on it, I'll see what I can do about it.

    Edit: Saved it out as a .EPS instead of a .AI, opened it in PS, everything was still flattened.
     
  10. Sonuw

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    I might as well get this possibly last Cucky edit out of my system before I give up and let zemulii take over. I only did one sprite this time so I wouldn't have to spend more time on something that won't possibly be used. Quite a lot of changes were made, and all of them are obvious so I won't list them.

    <img src="http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6863/cuckydoubter.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    I really do wish you luck on your chicken, zemulii! I am glad to know that you have a reason to draw! Sorry if I came off a bit mad in my first sentence, for it wasn't intentional.
     
  11. Elratauru

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    <!--quoteo(post=425983:date=Mar 15 2010, 05:07 PM:name=Canned Karma)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Canned Karma @ Mar 15 2010, 05:07 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=425983"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Not sure what to tell you then. I got a 'could not open, could not read PostScript' error when I tried opening the .AI as a generic .EPS file to preserve the vectors. If anyone else has ideas on it, I'll see what I can do about it.

    Edit: Saved it out as a .EPS instead of a .AI, opened it in PS, everything was still flattened.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    :C...I might have to re-vector that guy in PS then... Oh well. Thanks anyways.

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    Quick edit, re-vetorized finished :3

    <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/s5kyrl.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <img src="http://sanik.hacking-cult.org/inker/data/1218973102ricky.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Totally JP Artwork based, its still missing some shades, but that's a quick start on it.

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    Also just for comparission purposes:

    <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/ixuiw8.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    They aren't even finished, of course.
     
  12. zemulii

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    <!--quoteo(post=426019:date=Mar 16 2010, 09:51 AM:name=Sonuw)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sonuw @ Mar 16 2010, 09:51 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426019"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I might as well get this possibly last Cucky edit out of my system before I give up and let zemulii take over. I only did one sprite this time so I wouldn't have to spend more time on something that won't possibly be used. Quite a lot of changes were made, and all of them are obvious so I won't list them.

    <img src="http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6863/cuckydoubter.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    I really do wish you luck on your chicken, zemulii! I am glad to know that you have a reason to draw! Sorry if I came off a bit mad in my first sentence, for it wasn't intentional.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Well actually, mine likely won't be used either! As I'm not so good with vectors and this is just a raster drawing in photoshop. So they're still just concepts (plus mine are edited from yours anyway :P). But I'm happy with just putting some concepts out there for now.

    Elratauru I'll see what I can do about the shading around the cheek. I was a bit experimental there heh. I totally know what you mean about the bunny art. When I was looking through the database at the animals he stood out a mile! That's why I'm glad you didn't do him in grey ;).
     
  13. Sonuw

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    <!--quoteo(post=426104:date=Mar 15 2010, 06:30 PM:name=zemulii)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (zemulii @ Mar 15 2010, 06:30 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426104"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Well actually, mine likely won't be used either! As I'm not so good with vectors and this is just a raster drawing in photoshop. So they're still just concepts (plus mine are edited from yours anyway :P). But I'm happy with just putting some concepts out there for now.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm almost fairly certain that photoshop drawings can be used. Also, from how you made Cucky, it didn't expect it to be edited from mine. The more you know, I guess.

    Now...I guess I should go back to the drawing board, for the cheek is really bugging me. There was a reason I didn't add it in the first place.
     
  14. Gambit

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    Photoshop can be used.
     
  15. ICEknight

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    <!--quoteo(post=426060:date=Mar 15 2010, 04:28 PM:name=Elratauru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Elratauru @ Mar 15 2010, 04:28 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426060"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/s5kyrl.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Yes. You rule.

    I'd just modify the bottom of his eyes a little, perhaps:
    <img src="http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8278/squirrelalt.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
     
  16. Hamneggs

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    <!--quoteo(post=426060:date=Mar 15 2010, 04:28 PM:name=Elratauru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Elratauru @ Mar 15 2010, 04:28 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426060"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Quick edit, re-vetorized finished :3

    <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/s5kyrl.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    GROSS! I don't know if it is the vibrance of my monitor, but it looks like Tails as his life ends in Auschwitz. (AkA it looks like he's been burned)
    Gambit's rendition was much better. Please, for the life of me, don't change it into something like that.
     
  17. Rika Chou

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    I like the mouth on Iceknights more.
     
  18. Elratauru

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    <!--quoteo(post=426114:date=Mar 15 2010, 07:44 PM:name=ICEknight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ICEknight @ Mar 15 2010, 07:44 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426114"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yes. You rule.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I know. =P

    Yeah, I did that little guy really quick, like the other animals. I still have to fix him.

    <!--quoteo(post=426116:date=Mar 15 2010, 07:46 PM:name=Hamneggs)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hamneggs @ Mar 15 2010, 07:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426116"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->GROSS! I don't know if it is the vibrance of my monitor, but it looks like Tails as his life ends in Auschwitz. (AkA it looks like he's been burned)
    Gambit's rendition was much better. Please, for the life of me, don't change it into something like that.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Well, Actually I think its your monitor that's not adjusted like it should, but I must admit that it's really colorful (I used the exact colors from the original artwork after all).

    <!--quoteo(post=426118:date=Mar 15 2010, 07:47 PM:name=Rika Chou)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rika Chou @ Mar 15 2010, 07:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=426118"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I like the mouth on Iceknights more.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Oh, I tried to imitate it the most I could...but like I said, it was speedy vectorized. So, Its wip...
     
  19. zemulii

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    I PMed Vincent before and was told that only vector artwork can be used in the final product. I meant more the fact that my art was raster than that it was done in Photoshop. I love the changes made to the squirrel. The colours look fine on my screen, but I can understand that on others it might look a bit extreme. Maybe if they were toned down just a little it might help? A little more definition in the shading (but I'm sure you were going to do that anyway!).
     
  20. Sonuw

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    Another edit. Not as major, but still worth looking at. The cheeks are slightly smaller and curved to match the official art, the bottom part of the wing has been shifted a bit, and a personal touch to the legs. It's an easy fix if no one likes it.

    <img src="http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9849/cuckystyletest1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />