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Title: Deadwood
Pixel Artist: Jiinchu  (Level 1 Depressed :: 177 points)
Posted: 3/31/2013 06:28
Statistics:  7 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

 :), Thanks for the help Ego moon and stars.

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Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/31/2013 23:42

Glad to hear Google Translate has been working well! And the background is a good idea, it just needs a little more attention to be paid to it. Also, I'm really glad that you've had the perseverence to keep editing and improving, it is quite admirable.

Oh, and I didn't say this before, but I really do like the composition of the piece, its layout is nice. Looking forward to the revision!


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w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/31/2013 20:43

 


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Jiinchu (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/31/2013 14:54

 Until now the "Google Translator" was well. So I wanted to make a cool background, but it did not work.

 
Will modify when you can, put better colors and more reality.

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Jiinchu (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/31/2013 14:53

 Until now the "Google Translator" was well. So I wanted to make a cool background, but it did not work.

 
Will modify when you can, put better colors and more reality.

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Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/31/2013 13:22

Ptoing is 100% right. Think about the Moon - even as a crescent, it is really a sphere that has a shadow cast on it, right? That means that the part of it that is in shadow is still between us and any stars, preventing them from being visible. http://bit.ly/YVSskG

I have a problem with the moon: it is entirely mine. That moon is copied from my edit of your other piece. Now, I understand that you don't mean it maliciously, but it is bad to directly copy work like that. When I made that moon, I meant it as a demonstration to show you an example of what it might look like after refinement, but you were supposed to then go and make your own, rather than copy mine. I wasn't doing your work for you. Understand that?

For the branches, I see definite improvement in certain areas. You have a noticeable light source, and the edges of the branches have pretty decent anti-aliasing. In some areas you have a bit too much anti-aliasing and it becomes almost like banding. I highlighted a couple areas with a lot of that, but there are even more other than these. http://bit.ly/10re5F9

There's still a lot of banding on the wood. I think it would help this to have even fewer colors. I was surprised that this piece only has a total of 18 colors, but I think you need even less. The colors are quite close to each other, so you could get away with combining some of them, and because they're close, you don't need to do anti-aliasing on the inside of the branches. You might think it would make it even smoother, but it's not really necessary and just reduces the clarity of the piece.

The background is interesting. I didn't notice the three different colors until I zoomed in. They are very similar, and if you wanted them to be more noticeable you should increase their contrast. Also, the separation between them is interesting and I see what you were trying to do, but the way you transition between colors looks messy and sloppy, like they didn't have much care put into them. I would say that for this piece, the background transition is not needed, but if you choose to keep it, you should try to make it a little more refined.

As before, ask any questions you want, especially if the language is confusing. There's definitely improvement here, and you are understanding many of the ideas I was talking about before, but you don't have it all yet. Keep up the hard work, I know you can work it out!


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Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/31/2013 13:09

 The Moon looks ok but the branches don't look natural.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/31/2013 10:50

You have stars in front of the moon. The dark bit of the moon still is there and covers any stars that would be behind it. 


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