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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 7:48am
@hyperbear, that looks great!
@Bubu, keep at it, don't give up.
@Peelz, it is over dithered, just smooth it out a bit.
@ska, wtf o.O
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Quote God_Is_Evil Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 9:12am
Ok,
I started a pic for this.


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Quote Ekoi Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 9:32am
Originally posted by hyperbear

Great work so far, guys. Looks like there's gonna be some stiff competition. Anyways, here's the male of my species, though I've yet to start the details on his back yet, some feedback would be appreciated though.




This looks an awful lot like a bullnetch from Marrowin.
I can do a lot of things, I just never bother to do most of them.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:13am

Update:  I've tried to put the female in it's natural enviorment:  In the trees.

 

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:17am
OH! waaaaaay better.
Maybe the female can be a tree dweller while the male can be a flyer?

Your pixelling is a little bit scrappy. Try to just cell clock it instead. You can always add a little bit of scales for texture after if needed.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:35am
What do you mean by cell lock?  I'm on a very dark crt monitor now...might that be the problem?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:38am
Something like this.
Block the areas with solid color areas and then texture over it as a dithering technique but using 'scales' instead of straight out dithering.

Notice the toned down whites and reds too.


Also maybe your perspective can be better too.
This also shows what I said earlier bout wings on the male.


E: I meant cell block, XD


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:51am
Wow.  That's pretty good.  Ok. I see what you mean.  It won't come out that good, but I'll work at it. 
I haven't put that much work into the male yet.  That's why the claws are still white.  This is fasinating.  Thanks for your help.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:53am
Don't be silly. Just place pixels carefully and with care.
Place a pixel and 'stand back' to see if its in the right place.
Remember that sometimes its in the right place but the wrong color...

...be patient you still have days to go.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 11:04am
My weaknesses are the drawing itself and the color choices.  Maybe I don't place the pixels as carefully as I should.  I tend to try and draw the image with the pixels themselves and then tweak from there.  Kind of opposite I know, but I was never an artist.
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Quote FrostedMayhem Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 12:59pm

WIP:

Just ignore the picture on the right
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Quote hyperbear Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 5:33pm
Originally posted by Ekoi

Originally posted by hyperbear

Great work so far, guys. Looks like there's gonna be some stiff competition. Anyways, here's the male of my species, though I've yet to start the details on his back yet, some feedback would be appreciated though.




This looks an awful lot like a bullnetch from Marrowin.


Oh gosh, I looked it up and yeah, it does. I'll try to do something to make it more distinct. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Quote hyperbear Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 5:47pm

I think the different color of the belly goes a long way to making it look different. Also, i think i ought to add more detail to the back, maybe.
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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 7:54pm
@ Hyperbear - That new color on the belly does look better...maybe make it's skin bumpy like a toad?

@ Jalonso - I busted out laughing when I saw your blueball crab. People at work looked at me like what the heck's wrong with you...I had to show them, they all enjoyed it.

Here's my WIP, don't have a name for it yet...



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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2009 at 10:21pm
This is what I've done so far:



I don't think I'll stick with this idea; not too sure what I can make with it. I was originally going to make some kind of spore thing, but... yeah. I got colliding bubbles instead. XD
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Quote Peelz Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 12:05am
@darchangel: Looks cool so far

@Angel of the Great: Interesting. I'd like to see what you can make out of that if you decide to stick with it.


Ok, I tried to cut down the dithering and smooth it over. Something still seems wrong with the midsection though, but I still think it's a step in the right direction. Thoughts?



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 6:55am
Looking nice Peelz. I would shift those yellows to something less green. More like the yellows in your avatar.
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Quote minipuck Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 7:18am
why sea creatures, noah wouldn't have to save them since they can swim right?

please click it, otherwise it will die, and it seems special.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 7:23am
Originally posted by minipuck

why sea creatures, noah wouldn't have to save them since they can swim right?


Smartass !

*That's why he FORGOT them


Edited by jalonso - 21 May 2009 at 7:24am
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 8:02am


Here is my beginnings - Almost finished the lines for the male. I'm really not sure if I will find the time to finish like I didn't last week, I hope so as I really like him so far.

I have not really thought about the female except she will have no wings, different pattern and different horns + tail maybe. Or I could give her a hole where the male has his horn....

I have not thought about colors or backgrounds yet either.
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Quote Antifarea Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 12:29pm
@ Frosted Mayhem: Haha ish this a punk fish? oi

looks neat, but coloring must be less saturated. Keep on improving it! 


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 12:35pm
jalanso,  I took your advice and added the wings on the male(what a great excuse to add more claws),  moved the branch, worked a little bit in perspective(mainly on the female.  I'll play with it some more but I'm running out of time(lots of beer this weekend planned)  lol
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 1:10pm
Nice update dpixel. Any chance you'd consider making those wings a bit transparent so that the back of the animal isn't such a 'visual stripe'. Like maybe hint the body underneath just enough to indicate transparency but not too detailed, ya noes?

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Quote MFlanaga Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 2:14pm
Tripnfelt!! You win the give me a laugh award for the day! No time for this challenge... sadly...
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 3:12pm


This is as far as I had the chance to get so far - have too many things to do these days so I won't get to work on it more before the deadline, and anyway it seems kinda boring for an entry...
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 3:19pm
Originally posted by Bubu

This is as far as I had the chance to get so far - have too many things to do these days so I won't get to work on it more before the deadline, and anyway it seems kinda boring for an entry...

I hope you can finish it, it's looking very nice. :(

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 5:39pm
Bubu, that is coming out fantastic.
Only crit is that it almost looks like it exists. You may think of adding something as you color to make it more fantasy.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 7:33pm
Here's the wings transparent thing.  You're right, that's much better.  You're a genius.  I think you've really taken my pixeling to the next level.
 
Noah didn't forget this.  He just didn't want to take it.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 8:05pm
sweet :)
So now you see those very dark pixels where the wings meet the body? They aren't really adding anything and now with transparent wings they actually take away so ditch them.
Every so often step back and look at it, it will speak back. Pixel on.


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2009 at 10:57pm

Rock Insect (Silex Coleoptera)
 
Males can live anywhere, though usually found in the sea. The males are often adorned with moss, algae and even small sea creatures. They are a dull colour and look like normal pebbles. They have wings but are unable to do more than flutter pathetically.
 
Females resemble attractive, roughly hewn precious and semiprecious stones, the bright colours of which are used to attract a mate as the females' legs soon become useless under the immense girth of their abdomen. The females have become increasingly rare since humans began to like shiny, pretty things to give to their mates. They are flightless.
 
 
 
I got the idea from a stick insect. Obviously neither is finished, I may add some sort of sea creature to the male's back.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 12:29am
Originally posted by jalonso

Bubu, that is coming out fantastic.
Only crit is that it almost looks like it exists. You may think of adding something as you color to make it more fantasy.


Yeah that's why I said it seemed a pretty dull entry to me. I'd doodled him first and I liked the upside down idea but then by the time I'd done the couple I was thinking "mooooost booooring fantasy animals eeeeverrrrr"...

Originally (in the sketch on paper) they had super small upper limbs, and wings tho.

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Uhm come to think of it...
Things I'm contemplating:
- adding the wings back in
- adding a horn in the forehead
- polka-dotted fur


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 7:10am
Bubu, maybe you could simply alter the front legs to be just one coming out from the center, a tripod creature???? And leave everything else as is???
I do like the polka-dot idea.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 7:23am
Originally posted by jalonso

Bubu, maybe you could simply alter the front legs to be just one coming out from the center, a tripod creature???? And leave everything else as is???
I do like the polka-dot idea.


Hahaha the monofrontpaw! That's a good idea :D
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 7:30am
3 legs + canine = trinine 
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 7:37am
update.bed.zzz
 
 
btw, jal, that new site (however new it is, I've just noticed) is awesome :O
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 7:50am
Thanks Jeremy. Your entry like Bubu's looks like a real animal, try to bring more 'fantastical' to it somehow.
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Quote FrostedMayhem Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 8:08am
@Antifarea Uh-huh, it sure is! Thats why noah didnt take it - he was more of a classical sort of person...
 
Thanks, looking at it again, I think that I agree with you about the colours...
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Quote hyperbear Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 8:20am

This is more or less my final product, i still need to work on a background though. Suggestions?
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 8:40am
@ Jal

behold the quick, sneaky edit (from work, whilst on a break, hoping not to be seen, lol)

The name I'd given them was Monblions - MONkey Bunny LIONS - still works, MONopaw Bunny LIONS.

PS: any problem if I add a puppy to the female's side? I'd made one hang from her tail lol...


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 8:59am
hehe, I pixel at work all the time, like right now XD

Just throwing this out there for your consideration.
I truly don't mean to take over your or anyones art...it may just seem that way :|

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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 11:31am
Originally posted by jalonso

hehe, I pixel at work all the time, like right now XD

Just throwing this out there for your consideration.
I truly don't mean to take over your or anyones art...it may just seem that way :|



I don't mind suggestions or c/c, else I wouldn't post WIPs here :P
I appreciate the effort you put into giving suggestions - although I'm not going to take this one up: the idea is that the male is trying to pull the branch down with his weight for the woman (and puppies) to feed on its (yet to be added) leaves, so if I bend the monopaw it takes away some of that?

(dunno if you do pixels as a job or have another job too, I work in a translation agency and sneaking some pixelling in is hard :P)
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 12:02pm
I'm glad one person was amused by ms pacman^^

I've made some progress with shading the male (still far from done, I'm unsure about the colors),

almost about to start the female lines, just sketched out a cute feme pose. No beard, sabre teeth or wings, 3 tails, 2 horns, i'll give her spots - no stripes. I think they will look enough like the same species and the differences must then be due to gender.

If I don't go out this weekend I may finish in time - I am slow and have friends so maybe no.



They are called Nagamaki and were once plentiful, by a  highly unlikely* and equally unfortunate coincidence, the intended breeding pair which Noah brought aboard the Arc were gay and lesbian so the species was doomed to extinction.

*In a little know Kinsey survey only 8% of the Nagamaki population identified as exclusively homosexual, 33% identified as bi-sexual to some degree, the remaining 58% identified as exclusively heterosexual. Noah did not have access to these survey results.


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 12:34pm
@Bubu, its cool. I missed it being a scene that goes across even though I think all entries should do that.

@tripnfelt, those poses are funny and work really well. Everything looks great but maybe you could up the contrast a bit the male looks a little washed out even with this level of saturation.
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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 12:49pm
What do you think about my invisible entry?



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 2:16pm
The idea is clever but not readable. Consider making the 'hull' almost like a jellyfish or something similar, transparent AND glossy. Right now it seems more like one of those 3D stereo images you have to cross your eyes to see...

...do that in pixels and you get my vote
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 5:40pm
It's progressing, I really like high saturation but  I'll try and up the contrast on the male, bring in more reds. Anything else.


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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 6:56pm


Za-zoom, change of palette! Hating fur, lol. No, seriously.

And my cat makes for a really bad fluff model. Keeps moving :(
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Quote hyperbear Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2009 at 8:28pm
That looks much better! I just suggest shading the tail (which i'm sure you've already done by now) and adding some detail to the background, but that's up to you.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2009 at 2:10am
Originally posted by hyperbear

That looks much better! I just suggest shading the tail (which i'm sure you've already done by now) and adding some detail to the background, but that's up to you.


Lol I went to bed after posting that to be fair lol. It's a WIP so I didn't get to the tail or background at all :P
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Quote FrostedMayhem Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2009 at 4:26am
Done the female now, but I'm not very happy with the way she turned out....
Yeah...so pretty much done for now, unless I manage to get myself motivated enough to start the background...
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