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King Sprite

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:03 am
by NubblyTheMoist
here is what i pictured a king who can still fight for his people

let me know what you think i will stop until i read the story so i will not be doing anything to it tonight

*goal* finish rough draft for base king idol pose tomorrow

Image

don't know how to use forums...

http://imgur.com/a/P0qHJ

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:35 am
by Roots
I edited your post to fix the image link. On that page you needed to use the "direct link" for the image tag to get it to show up.

I think it looks like a great start. Only thing I can think to remark on is that it might do better to make his beard have some grey in it instead of entirely white since we're trying to avoid the "frail old man" look. Maybe a salt-and-pepper look? :shrug:

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:56 am
by NubblyTheMoist
Thanks lmao hopefully ill learn sooner then later! and salt/peppper aint a prob i will fix it tommorow :) since im off to bed for work tommorow.

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:09 am
by NubblyTheMoist
I decided to change the sprite completely since before i made what a thought a "king" looked like and this is what a battle hardened veteran warrior king looks like. :)

Gave him features such as ... to prove the point farther
-His crown is also a helmet
- He is missing his left arm "Shield arm" so he may wield a larger sword to compensate?
- His Right eye is unusable and has a "slash" scar across it
- His beard is based off a Nordic style where they will tie the ends of the beard to keep it down

let me know if i should change anything

and i am aware my colouring is not up to par with the current sprites i do need to work on that... have not coloured like this before. :huh:

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:28 am
by NubblyTheMoist
adjusted the style of how i coloured let me know which looks better

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:01 am
by NubblyTheMoist
Here is what i finished for the king give me opinions or ask questions i will not move any more forward with it tell i get the approval from roots or majority

just because i don't want to animate then change it after

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:46 am
by Roots
Overall I think this looks great! :bow: I really like the uniqueness you put into this character. There are only a couple things I have constructive feedback on. First, the helmet (or is that a crown)? It just feels a little too...overwhelming. Like it covers 80% of his head, and makes other features like the eye scar hard to discern. Might I suggest reducing it to just a small crown (nothing overly embellished), or perhaps not having any headgear at all? Just because he's a king doesn't mean he has to wear a crown all the time, you know?

The second is with the arms. Is he missing his left arm? The way it is drawn, it kind of looks like that. Either that or he has it permanently hidden up that large sash he's got going on, which would be awkward. Can we maybe show his left arm in some way so he doesn't look like an amputee (I don't really envision this character having missing limbs). Also his right arm looks just a tad awkward, like he's twisting his arm so that the top of his hands are facing his body instead of facing outward like a natural stance would do. I think it's mostly the detail for the hand that makes it look this way to me, particularly the dark part indicates where the fingers are located. :shrug:

That's my two cents. Like I said, overall I think it looks superb. One other suggestion: maybe give him a cape of some sort? The decorative pattern around his waist kind of looks like a kilt or skirt. :|

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:04 am
by NubblyTheMoist
- Give him an actual face "no crown or small crown"

- Give him back his arm

- Fix details on gauntets

- Make skirt into cape

these are all duable i will try to see what i can do about them and keep my updates posted here.

Is there a colour scheme i should follow for the cape? Like kingdome flag colours or anything you want to see in general?

Thanks for the feed back sorry if the quality is on the lower side this was my first attempt st somthing this detailed. I promise my skills will improve :)

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:06 am
by Roots
There's no defined color scheme for the kingdom, so go with whatever you think looks best. And I have zero complaints about the quality. It's much better than I could do. :approve:

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:11 am
by NubblyTheMoist
here is the changes the gauntlets are hard for me :( :( :(

also let me know if you want the scar on the eye or not

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:21 am
by Roots
Looks great, let's go with it! The eye scar is up to you. I kind of liked it because it gave him some personality and gave a good impression that he's a fighter, not just a ruler.

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:59 am
by NubblyTheMoist
k i will add the scare and i gave him long hair with the braids to show age without using wrinkles and white hair hope it suffices and you aren't just saying "flapjack it" haha

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:07 am
by NubblyTheMoist
i tried the scare and couldnt seem to make it natural so i tried an eyepatch let me know how it looks?

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:13 am
by Roots
The coloring and shading look fine. But eyepatch straps go left to right around the head. I've never seen one that goes up and to the side, and a quick google search confirms that. Usually the strap goes above the eyebrow line of the other eye at a diagonal slant as it wraps its way around the head.

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:23 am
by NubblyTheMoist
i made a scar version that looks much better then the first i attempted, but let me know which one you prefer

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:26 am
by NubblyTheMoist
bigger versions

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:28 am
by Roots
I like the scar :approve:

Re: King Sprite

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:06 am
by NubblyTheMoist
great! animation is the next step :) ill post back when i get a cycle done