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Alex Pang
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Topic: INFilstrUcTURE (gameboy, scifi)
    Posted: 18 January 2014 at 6:30am
I've been working on this lately:

Will post updates etc, critique is appreciated.



Better or worse?

Pixelation thread here

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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 6:53am
I love the style and your use of the palette.

I'm trying to learn how to do metal surfaces, so I'll be watching this with keen interest. For example, I think your use of dithered highlights on the floor makes the floor look curved rather than flat. But I don't know how to improve upon it.

What are the objects on the floor, besides the crates? The tile with four squares. Traps? Pillars?

EDIT:

Included my failed experiment to improve. I don't prefer this, but thought I'd share anyway.


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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 7:00am
I was trying out different objects to make it look less boring, I had difficulty with the floor before because, it stole atention from the player...
So this version is the best, at keeping all things balanced.
Infact, I had a simply 1 colored floor before!


It should be looked at with some zoom like here


EDIT:
Neat, I will try out some of the stuff there

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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 7:09am
Looking at how Mrmo Tarius does some of his minimalistic game mockups, it's interesting to see how he achieves an interesting texture with very few colours. He's not covering large surfaces with the same tile, but creates different tiles to break up large and boring surfaces. Different tiles with different surfaces, cracks, holes, etc.

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/77385.htm

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/83350.htm



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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 7:34am
It's great to see some more stuff from you. These are some pretty snazzy stuff tiles and characters you got so far.
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 7:47am
That is what I'm trying to do...
But ye mrmo is really great at this, I think I will avoid too much of the destructed look, Its inside of a spaceship.
Will see if I can add some nice tiles for the floo and think out a few assets on the floor like creates and barrels. A few computers can work too.
I think I need to redesign the geometry, like you see in the 2nd mockup that is a better lightning system!
Here is my progress on the explosion:


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@ADrawingMan
I post stuff all the time, just not here...
my twitter has LOADS of art, I draw things atleast 3 times a week
my twitter

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2014 at 4:15pm
Looks very promising.
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2014 at 2:11pm

Tiles, I think they work better now, and the floor is not so boring.
Will make them less generic later and add lots of variation, but for now how do they look?






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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2014 at 1:37am

Update! and bump

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Quote Friend Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2014 at 10:58am
fantastic update! tis all :)
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2014 at 6:57am
I'm loving it all.

OT: Remove the BG on your avatar. Its killing it.
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2014 at 7:01am
I'm personally not a huge fan of the dithering in the inaccessible areas, but I really like your new floor tiles, the shadows and the lighting on the walls.
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 07 February 2014 at 9:39am
Dithering is the way to go I think...
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 07 February 2014 at 9:57am
I think the dithering is what makes this unique and with the patterns within its even prettier.
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Quote ScaryPotato Replybullet Posted: 14 February 2014 at 12:48pm
Lovely evolution of style. The  latest image is perfect...it is inspiring!
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