Ninja Crow (update)

Ninja Crow (update)

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Ninja Crow (update)

Title: Ninja Crow (update)
Pixel Artist: Ninja Crow  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 3920 points)
Posted: 6/2/2009 19:23
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Here is an update to my avatar.  I have reduced colours all the way down to 19 from about 64.

Then I made a yellow version for the March colour thing, which has 16, but it'll eventually cycle back to normal.

Then I made a blue version, which has 15 colours.

Then I made a green version, which has 16 colours.

Then I made this red version, which has 20 colours.

I'm thinking yellow will be to represent Autumn.

I'm thinking blue is for Winter, since the sky can be seen.

I'm thinking green is for Spring.

And I'm thinking red is for Summer, with ripe fruit in abundance.

Original, old version can be seen here.

Yellow version can be seen here.

Blue version can be seen here.

Green version can be seen here.


C+c is still welcome.  Thanks!


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Ninja Crow (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/31/2009 08:31

Dhr. Bosch:  Sir, you are completely correct about that.  My only defence is that orange is a traditional beak colour in cartoons (as in Disney's Dumbo; perhaps artists mistook it for the blackbird?) and it would not have otherwise contrasted well with the blue costume.  Though being completely black would certainly help a ninja out, eh?



Dhr. Bosch (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 10/30/2009 10:57

i hate to be a spoilsport but i seem to remember all crows  (member of the corvus family) have black beaks. i really like the idea though

Ninja Crow (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/3/2009 22:01

Jeremy:  Sir, no advice as well given could ever be too long, I assure you.  Thanks for the comments.  Trying to apply shading skills from media such as pencil, pastel, or even charcoal (for pity sake) to pixel shading is proving to be tricky (dithering manually?  Ugh, what mean this 'dithering manually?') though your fifth paragraph does help me take heart.  I'll try to submit something with these ideas in mind.  Thanks.

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/3/2009 03:02

Who doesn't love traditional media? :þ

The copy+pasting of leaves should be fine, as long as you pixeled the original. The 3px brush, that's fine too because you've refined with pixel precision.

Now critique >:D
This piece has 64 colours in a 64x64 canvas which is rather exorbitant. Is every single one of those colours absolutely vital in some way to the piece?

Your colour ramps are boring: Dark blue->Blue->Light Blue    Dark green->Green->Light green
Where's the hue shiftage? How about modifying the colours so that the green is shaded with the blue and highlighted with yellow, there's 5 pretty much useless reds on the eye; Turn the darkest of them purple and use that to shade the blue.See what I'm getting at?
At the moment, it's pretty paint by numbers: Body is blue, beak is yellow, leaves are green, leather is brown, eye is red and white. Breaking the barriers leads to your colours being unified throughout.

Just keep practising, the shading techniques (Defined light source, shading to form etc.) are sound, it's pixel-specific techniques that need to be learned.

So yeah, keep up at it, try and semi-define a pallette and take stuff to the WIP thread to get another's opinion and advice. Being accepting of critique is a major plus- it's what stops newbs from learning.

God I wrote alot D:

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