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Golem Character WIP

Printed From: Pixel Joint
Category: Pixel Art
Forum Name: WIP (Work In Progress)
Forum Discription: Get crits and comments on your pixel WIPs and other art too!
Printed Date: 09 July 2020 at 1:34am

Topic: Golem Character WIP
Posted By: buffy
Subject: Golem Character WIP
Date Posted: 08 February 2019 at 1:42am

Looking for some help with my character!

Because I'm ill-disposed to armour and weapons, I figured my character should be some kind of golem made of earth, that can morph her limbs into blades when needed.

However, I'm having some difficulty conveying that she's not a nude fleshy human.

Using the DB32 palette.



What I'm wondering, is:

  • Is she too nude looking? How could I convey that her body is made up of earth within the limits of the palette and surface area? Or should I go for rock/marble instead. Or perhaps concede and change the palette?
  • I'd like to avoid using orphan pixels to convey eyes&mouth. So should I try and obscure the face somehow, or is it okay as is, or is there are an alternative to orphan pixels?
  • It's my first time doing anatomy, so any criticism in that area is also greatly appreciated. :)

Brutal honesty is always welcome!

Thanks in advance,

Have a nice day!

Posted By: snv
Date Posted: 08 February 2019 at 1:35pm
Your character is too small to maintain fine texture details. I suggest you exaggerating details.  At least you will have some space to apply texture. Here is my quick attempt at golem in you 23x43 frame / db32 palette - I made both hands, head and torso large to have enough space to texture them properly (still not readable enough - these gave to be rocks in place of lips):

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