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by mduffor
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Critique on art works please
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Critique on art works please

Try sketching out the main forms of your characters with circles, ovals, cylinders, and boxes before you add details. It looks like you are starting with drawing the head, and just adding on to the drawing as you go (which is common for people when they start out). If you learn to build the form wit...
by mduffor
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Sprite making step-by-step + free PSD sprite
Replies: 9
Views: 13899

Re: Sprite making step-by-step + free PSD sprite

Awesome post, Deji. Thanks!!!
by mduffor
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Art Dumpage! Show your art ^^
Replies: 7850
Views: 823954

Re: Art Dumpage! Show your art ^^

Looking really good, YonYonYon. Though the coloring of the neck looks a little dark compared to the rest of the body.

Cheers,
Michael
by mduffor
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Happy to hear your comments for my work
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: Happy to hear your comments for my work

You should also define where your lightsource is coming from, and shade accordingly. So if your light was above the character and to the screen right, then her screen left side would be in shadow. Think about your character as being built from 3D volumes (cylinders, spheres, etc) and let that guide ...
by mduffor
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Art Dumpage! Show your art ^^
Replies: 7850
Views: 823954

Re: Art Dumpage! Show your art ^^

Sketching for the first time in ages. Practicing with myPaint on Linux, with a Wacom Bamboo tablet and my netbook. http://mduffor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/animFace_002_sm.jpg I still need to practice/try inking and coloring. And eventually I'll need to draw a full character and turn it into a ...
by mduffor
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Planet EVN
Replies: 374
Views: 54591

Re: Planet EVN

Baha! Figured out how to get the rss feed for only my OELVN posts (and I finally had time to add another post to my blog.) Could I please be added to the planet feed?

http://mduffor.com/?tag=evn&feed=rss2

Thanks!
Michael
by mduffor
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Points System Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Points System Failure

As others have mentioned, it is an indentation problem. Basically in Python, if a line ends in a colon [:] then the lines following it need to be indented. By convention, indentation is four spaces for python. Also for everyone's sanity, it is best to use spaces instead of tab characters. Cheers, Mi...
by mduffor
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An anime-style Linux Distro...
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: An anime-style Linux Distro...

I'm not sure what you would classify as an "anime-style" distro, since anime has a wide range of styles itself. Perhaps you could give some examples? You may want to look into the anime desktop mascots that I've seen on some Japanese/Chinese/Korean desktops. They are on-screen avatars, much like a V...
by mduffor
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: 2d anime character generator
Replies: 15
Views: 10321

Re: 2d anime character generator

Another issue to consider is any CG/cutscene graphics you want to create that involve the main [customizeable] character. If you are only using characters/sprites over backgrounds, then no problems. But it may limit you on galleries, ending graphics, intro/outro sceens, etc. That said, I'm a big fan...
by mduffor
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Planet EVN
Replies: 374
Views: 54591

Re: Planet EVN

Hi Tom, If you don't mind having non-RenPy projects on the Planet EVN list, I've started blogging about the engine/sim-evn I'm working on. The blog is at http://www.mduffor.com (feed is http://mduffor.com/?feed=rss2). I'm using the "evn" tag for all of my evn related posts, but it is a low traffic b...
by mduffor
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Stand on your mark (question about directing)
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Stand on your mark (question about directing)

Personally, I'd say go ahead and move your sprites off-center for composition purposes, if for no other reason. Straight-ahead, subject-centered compositions aren't all that interesting. If your background image is staged such that visually interesting elements are on the right half of the image, go...