Enchanted Tales of Eldora [mockup]

Enchanted Tales of Eldora [mockup]

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Enchanted Tales of Eldora [mockup]

Title: Enchanted Tales of Eldora [mockup]
Pixel Artist: Starchild  (Level 1 Rookie :: 636 points)
Posted: 7/26/2007 13:56
Frames: 6
Palette: 105 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

Here's a mockup for a fantasy platform-rpg game, gba style.

The main character is a 'cat-guy' wizard who's still learning his first tricks of magic. His little friend is there to help him on his journey.

This moment tries to capture the exact moment when the player faces a 'no-go' area and is reminded to use one of the character spells.

comments appreciated!


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DragonDePlatino (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/14/2014 06:25

Aw man, that hand-waving animation is just so transfixing...I could just stare at it for hours. Your animation skills really show through in this one!

Delfos (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/3/2008 14:20
It's a really good idea, design, etc., but  there are too many colors.

(i love the dog, it's great!)

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/31/2007 14:18
Looks very well done, congrats.

Pukeko (Level 2 Dealer) @ 8/2/2007 21:25
This looks awesome. I'd love to play this game!

Starchild (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/1/2007 14:46
hey buloght! Thank you very much for all the nice comments and compliments. Yeah, since i'm a cartoonist/animator, originally my colors tend to the "light" side. Anyway, the cartoony-feel is intended on this piece. Thanx a lot for all the nice and important tips on contrast/shading you gave here. I'm always working on improving my art! And congrats, your pieces are always impressive!

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/1/2007 06:35
I think your style is great in terms of drawing and design :).

Right now your biggest concern is colour management and concervation. Your contrast is slightly varying, sometimes you have colours next to each other that doesn't mix well, for example some of the greens they hinder each other more than compliment when next to eachother and are not always visisble.  And then you have a much brighter color also next to a few closely-ranged colours. You could even out your range slightly more. Contrast is key, but even if you pick your colours closer together which is extremely common, try to pick colours not hurting each other, if you know what I mean. I would say in your pic examples are the brown mixed in with the tree green in leaves (dithering part on back trees) as well as a couple of different greens next to each other, mostly in the trees. Also try to keep your saturation level the same on the same depth. Your mountains in the back have about 4 blues all very different in saturation, all of them on the same level (desaturated more than the foreground) would give them a much more faded look as distance mountains.

It's hard to explain, but if you could perfect your colour selection, choosing them on consistent ranges you will become a lot better pixeller. Also you have a very light palette, it might be good adding a lot more darker shadow and colours throughout, otherwise lighting sort of counts for nothing.

The yellow 2 at the bottom is very jaggy. You could try out some aa too on the right tree into the bg. DarkfalzX is a great example of the colours

I didn't mean to post this much, grr haha :D. It's a great piece and lovely design.

JulioAT (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/28/2007 20:39
The desing of the character is ungly, rest it's amazing, change de protagonist

sausage (Level 5 Sniper) @ 7/28/2007 02:41

I like the  dithered bits in the mountain, it gives it more of a rugged-mountainous texture.

Nice work Starchild.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/27/2007 14:26
Looks like a really fun game to play. The animation is really cool, but I reckon it would be cooler still if you animated his head and legs (and have his hair bob up and down). I like the "Guess it's time for a spell" bit.

Starchild (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/27/2007 07:17

I have edited the mountains a little (i like to use dithering...to give that classic 'game' look...but yes, with 105 colors i can't say they are really necessary here, hehe...)  Will maybe try to limit colors more next time then use it, or simply use more colors and don't! Thanx a lot for the input.

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/27/2007 06:57
Nice mockup, the colors are really good. 

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/27/2007 06:20
Indeed, over 64 colors don't dither ;)

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 7/27/2007 04:47
Agreed with Josiah, since you don't count colors (and since you have 105 you don't :)) there's no reason to use dithering.

The mockup is really nice and warm.

Starchild (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2007 20:27

You know, i tried to not over-animate here...I'd normally do some head-movement, but since there's so much happening with his hands, tail and body... probably the head would only distract from the 'spell-posing'! Thanx for the comments!

Josiah (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/26/2007 19:04
Too much dithering in the mountain background in my opinion.

But the mockup itself is great! Nice animation as well, the legs could use some movement though, and maybe some movement for the head.

A.B. Lazer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/26/2007 15:57
There can be debate wether head and legs should move or not, but it is your best piece on Pixel Joint to date, it looks very professional and it rocks!

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