4(5) Colours Ermine Street Guard Awaiting Orders

4(5) Colours Ermine Street Guard Awaiting Orders

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4(5) Colours Ermine Street Guard Awaiting Orders



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Title: 4(5) Colours Ermine Street Guard Awaiting Orders
Pixel Artist: Groogokk  (Level 5 Lieutenant :: 2454 points)
Posted: 11/18/2010 23:53
Palette: 5 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    1 faves    1 avatars

The first rows of the Ermine Street Guard (Roman Army reenactors) whose performance I saw and took photos of a couple of weeks ago. There are lots of photos on their website: www.erminestreetguard.co.uk/

I did not add an aquilifer because none was present at the time. Wherever I put the swords they looked just plain silly, so I did away with them for now.

EDIT: Removed background, showing only two rows of soldiers in order to make it look less crowded as per Psychotron's advice.

EDIT: Cut the image down to avatar size. Geez, this is small. Uploading the avatar size picture as separate file.

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Groogokk (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 12/1/2010 08:15

Actually I'm working on a star wars scene too. But it will take a long time before that is ready for release.


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Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/30/2010 14:04

At first I thought these were storm troopers =)) Nice one.


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Groogokk (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 11/19/2010 04:47

Yes, you're right Lizard, thanks. I corrected that. The picture didn't have transparency in the first version I uploaded.


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Lizard (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/19/2010 03:34

Isn't that 5 colors? With transparency and all I mean.


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Groogokk (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 11/19/2010 01:15

Thanks for your comments; unfortunately I had to cut down the size of the image to make it usable as an avatar, which made the stuff the front row is carrying hard to read...now I'm wondering if I should give the horn and the signum a bright outline...

EDIT: Tried the outline, but it doesn't improve readability, so I'll just leave it the way it is for the moment.

Picture is now back to original size (100x100). I hadn't realized preview pictures can be used as avatars.


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Psychotron-3000 (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/19/2010 00:36

Yeah, I see what you mean. I think its that the floor is too busy with all the cobble stone, and that takes away the visibility of the centurions. Perhaps try just having a flat colour where the bulk of the soldiers are?


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Groogokk (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 11/19/2010 00:30

I can see what you mean, Psychotron, but the thing is that there is little room for variation what with the armour, helmets etc. As to the crowding: I'd be happy to try out any advice you could give me; maybe I'll just kick out the background and make it transparent.

EDIT: Did that; I like it a lot better now.


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Psychotron-3000 (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/19/2010 00:17

Individually the soldiers are nice, but the copy and pasting is less good than individually drawing them. Also, the piece is a bit crowded, hard to tell whats going on properly.


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