Background Artist needed for otome game

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Background Artist needed for otome game

#1 Post by Duou » Sat May 17, 2008 11:01 pm

Hmm... I'm not sure how to start considering this is my first ever post on this forum...

Ok, we, a two-person doujin line circle, are making a Prince of Tennis doujin game aimed at girls (not BL). Currently, I have two 'gettable' boys (Shishido and Ootori) but I'm wondering whether I should add more doubles pairs from other schools.

In any case, I (the artist) do crap backgrounds. Seriously. I don't want to use photos either... unless I have no choice, I guess.

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Supposedly a beach.

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Supposedly a room. Bed is kindergarten-sized.

Yeah... I don't really have high expectations for the backgrounding (I need a corridor-ish hallway and the beach... and the room), just as long as they look better than mine. You also don't need to know Prince of Tennis. YAY!

And for the record, here are Shishido and Ootori:

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Artist now regrets not using pen tool. TT_TT

EDIT: Oh noez. The screenies are too darn big! Sorry people...

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#2 Post by zephiel » Sat May 17, 2008 11:19 pm

yo, i can try, if you want, but i need details on each bg needed.
i use pixia, deeppaint and twisted brush
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Re: Background Artist needed for otome game

#3 Post by Duou » Sun May 18, 2008 12:50 am

THAT BEACH WAS BEAUTIFUL! ^__^

Thanks! Your name will be added in the credits. : D

Backgrounds needed:

1. Beach (day, sunset, night)
2. Room with a bed (light, dark)
3. Corridor-ish hallway (light, dark)
4. Boat deck [I may or may not use this...] (sunset)

THANKS!

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#4 Post by zephiel » Sun May 18, 2008 1:00 am

the beach will be easy, when do you need this done?


edit, sory this sucks
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#5 Post by Duou » Sun May 18, 2008 3:59 am

Take your time. :)

I don't need them too urgently, currently I'm using placeholders.

EDIT: Sorry... The size I need is 800px by 600px. :D

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#6 Post by zephiel » Sun May 25, 2008 12:32 am

ok, i finaly found time to make some bgrounds...
i home there good enough...harder than i though, pixarra is a glitchy bitchy, pardon my language


gah, i just realized i never fixed the border.... tell me if you want a better border
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Re: Background Artist needed for otome game

#7 Post by PyTom » Sun May 25, 2008 3:48 am

I hate to say this, but I find the newer background art hard to look at for long periods of time. It's overly complex, and has these weird repetitive textures in it, while at the same time failing to trigger the part of my brain that makes something a landscape rather than random shapes.

Not being able to look at a picture is a problem in a VN, where a person can be expected to look at the same background for relatively long periods of time.
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Re: Background Artist needed for otome game

#8 Post by zephiel » Sun May 25, 2008 4:27 am

ok, your right....ill work harder.....


"must stop progams from crashing"

PS which style should i work with?

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#9 Post by metalica » Sun May 25, 2008 10:08 am

well i saw your post and decided to give it a try with photoshop(i'm a newb photoshop, but still). Here's what i came up with, a beach made from scratch in photoshop...
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#10 Post by Duou » Sun May 25, 2008 11:50 am

Hmm... I think metalica's backgrounds would work better for my characters... Sorry, zephiel, PyTom did have a point there... ^_^;;

I'm still open for background artists...

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#11 Post by metalica » Sun May 25, 2008 2:57 pm

Well I won't be having time to make the backgrounds, I have a personal project of mine and bsides this style of vn are not my thing :wink: . Just thought trying to make a beach in photoshop was going to be fun, besides I made you the night version, as for reflection of the moon in the water is as good as i could get it which is not much. Cheers
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#12 Post by zephiel » Sun May 25, 2008 3:30 pm

hmm, ok...made thoud with a mouse...i do better on my TABLET...i was kinda lasy, boy ill work harder,my sincere apologys.

nm,..i kinda have my own vn to work on....sooo....ya...im low on time, any ways....ya....um....( DRIVES THE VAN! )....ok, i beter shut up no be for tyhis be come spamm.....
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Re: Background Artist needed for otome game

#13 Post by metalica » Mon May 26, 2008 2:24 am

zephiel don't get discouraged, you're probably a much better artist than i am. But i didn't draw anything here either, I just got photoshop on my side :wink: . I suggest you try it, its an amazing program and there are literally thousands of tutorials to do cool stuff. I used the water technique from a tutorial i saw, and used the lightning effect technique from a forest i did from an amazing tutorial 8), the sand I did myself . Here's the forest result, its amazing if you think it was made by a newb like me(honestly i don't even know what some buttons are used for yet). Cheers
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#14 Post by zephiel » Mon May 26, 2008 2:48 pm

hmm, were can i get this?....
it cost munny?(kh pun)
hmm, im using deeppaint, my cusen told me to get it, its suposed to be beter than Photoshop....look for tutorials

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#15 Post by metalica » Mon May 26, 2008 3:19 pm

well I doubt is better than photoshop since photoshop is the market leader. Its a paid program, my brother says he paid over 200 bucks to upgrade or something. I dunno but i think he's crazy since i looked for photoshop in online shops(similar to ebay) here in argentina and they are around 45 to 55 bucks. Still photoshop comes with a 30 day trial, so its worth a try.

If you don't want to spend my brother says you could try gimp(freeware), though i haven't tried that one myself

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