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Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Apr 22, 2008.

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  1. Hivebrain

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    The shadow under the grass looks completely wrong.
     
  2. McAleeCh

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    I can't believe nobody's pointed out that both rings on the neck of the Wasp badnik are actually the same size on the original sprite. It might not seem significant, but this gives the result that in the original sprite, to me at least, it actually looks more like a stumpy, mechanical 'neck' than a 'rings' design as the HD art so far has taken it to be.

    It doesn't help that the manual art is drawn from such an angle that you can't really see that area of the badnik, either. = S
     
  3. My major gripe about it is that it doesn't seem cartoony enough, such as the other main art is (Sonic, Tails).
     
  4. muteKi

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    Really? I don't think it looks robotic enough!
     
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    I tried some different looks, would something like this work better?


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    The perspective might be slightly off and I didn't fix the whole laundry list, just showing the new styles.
     
  7. Ah, I see what happened. When I quoted your post, Blue Streak thought that I had actually made the image. Sorry about that ^^;

    And DiscoKing, I think #2 looks really great! The head could use a bit of tweaking though (especially the shine on the eyes). #4 is really good as well.
     
  8. Exodus

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    I've started working on a Badnik, I think it's called Masher but I am unsure, here is my progress so far. Its extremely rough and unfortunately I only had time to knock it off in fifteen minutes. Tell me what you think
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    Obviously it is a long way from being finished and needs a lot of work put into it because it doesn't really fit well with the other images produced
     
  9. Nice job with the Masher. I would make its tail a bit more pointy though.
     
  10. BlazeHedgehog

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    Aaaa! Disco King's stuff is awesome but so is Drex's.

    Can't decide... Can't decide! BRAIN ANEURISM!
     
  11. muteKi

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    Yeah, that's exactly like what happened with the 2 from the title card in that thread a little while ago. The way it's shaded it actually should get a bit sharper.

    (I had not noticed how much the tail looks like a razor blade until now!)
     
  12. Cooljerk

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    Oh man, I'm really digging that 5-step cel-shaded Buzzer with no shine.
     
  13. ICEknight

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    No, BAD job. Looks like the original sprite was only vectorized and removed some stuff.

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    This is exactly why I think there should be 2 sets... Both look great, with their different style.

    It's just a matter of personal oppinion, but I'd like both to be included.
     
  14. Cooljerk

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    These are just normal discussion that always go into game development. Part of maintaining artistic control is sometimes, unfortunately, cutting very good work.

    I think maintaining one set will ensure a higher quality project. Maybe when everything is done, we can talk abou alternative sets (it shouldn't be too tough) but for the purpose of getting this project done, we should be working towards one, single goal.

    EDIT: And I gotta agree about the masher. While I appreciate the effort the dude put into it, it really doesn't look very good, nor does it match the style the projct is going for.

    This is just criticism, don't take it as a flame or anything, nor am I trying to discouage people from contributing. Try again, perhaps?
     
  15. ICEknight

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    We've got two almost finished buzzers in a week or so, so I don't think doing both will decrease the quality or anything. It's not like there's so many badniks in the game.

    With that said, I want to encourage both DiscoKing and the vector artists to keep doing their great work, and all the other people to keep offering criticism equally on both sides.
     
  16. Exodus

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    This is my view on it as well. For a start it's a raster graphic! I haven't even opened inkscape yet. That was just a rough piece that I did, more like an outline, that I used to validate my account.

    I plan on starting from scratch on it some time this week.
     
  17. SANiK

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    Quicky/kwappy edit:

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    I vouch for Drex's version - Drex just needs to fix the face so that it's bit like #4 as well as fix the perspective problem on the bottom segment of the bee
     
  18. I still go with #2.

    No, BAD job. Looks like the original sprite was only vectorized and removed some stuff.
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    Well obviously as Exodus said himself it was just a very quick draft. Of course he's going to be fine-tuning it some more.

    And I don't like the idea of having two different styles, at least not yet. I say continue to focus on the cartoon-ish style that Vincent has done excellently with.
     
  19. Vincent

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