Levels & Items Art

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

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  1. Sciz

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    With some exceptions, most of the blocks will be pieced together from these two. Air your grievances now, because I'm not rebuilding every one of them later on.
     
  2. Tweaker

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    I feel like they're too gradient-heavy, personally. The original art gave the blocks shape through simple colors—why can't we? It makes them look less like blocks and more like unrealistically-shaded plastic. I don't think it's the feel we should go for. It might be worth trying to experiment with a style that uses less color steps—maybe then it won't look as awkward.
     
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  4. Vincent

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    Guys, don't forget to add your own mockups to show how they could be better looking!! :D
     
  5. Mastered Realm

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    Perhaps, but I'd expect them to at least dither it for a smooth blend like they did the highlight, or something like this:

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    The light block goes another pixel higher, though it doesn't exist as a standalone 16x16 block anyway.

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    My edit of Vincent's original in the bottom left, Vincent's edit of my edit in the top right, and two hybrids thereof.
     
  7. Vincent

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    VOTE FOR YOUR PREFERENCE BY CLICKING HERE


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    *Note that these are not actual tiles yet.
    Once we've settled this one, the production of ALL related block tiles will start, therefore it will be considered "final".
     
  8. test-object

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    Number 4. The others have too blurry edges.
     
  9. nineko

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    Either 2 or 4. Possibly 4.
     
  10. Vincent

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    #4 for me.

    Sharp, clean, nice colours & well defined! ^^
     
  11. Mastered Realm

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    I created a poll for this if you prefer.
     
  12. Endgame

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    I'd say 2 or 4; either looks nicely done - although out of the two, I think No. 2 looks the best all-rounder for me :colbert:
     
  13. Tweaker

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    2 is my favorite. Looks just like the original should be remastered. :colbert:
     
  14. Icewarrior

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    I prefer the 4th one, though the differences between the 2nd and the 4th are really small
     
  15. Canned Karma

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    I'd have to go with 4. That crisp look nails it for me.
     
  16. The backgrounds for Emerald Hill look really good. Have you tried making them slightly out of focus? It will give more depth perception and make the foreground area where you're actually playing stand out more and be a bit more focused. Otherwise, with the detailed background in 100% focus, it could get distracting.
     
  17. Donnyku

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    2, I like tweaker feel it fits the style of the original.
     
  18. Conan Kudo

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    I like option 4. I don't have a real reason other than it looks right for it :)
     
  19. Sciz

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    Man, we should make a poll every time we need you guys to speak up.

    I played with the idea briefly for the last mockup, and decided that it's impossible to tell what would be best without seeing it in motion.
     
  20. Jeztac

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    4 is the best in my opinion, its very similar to 2, but I love the sharpness.
     
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