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Author Topic: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets  (Read 29135 times)

Wannabehero

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Re: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets
« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2019, 03:15:04 pm »

Oab, as always, your sprites are simply wonderful and I can't wait to try out the completed set.

These are absolutely gorgeous, and you have really nailed the direct level front perspective, which I know is a particularly difficult perspective to work with while retaining good composition and distinctive detail, which you have accomplished swimmingly. The perspective, along with your clean color palettes and even cleaner highlight/shade work, really sets your style apart from all the rest. I'm going to fanboy just a little bit more, just so other's can appreciate how great your composition really is.  Your decisions on feature exaggeration are spot on, emphasis on heads/faces followed by key body feature and posture dominating each sprite to make them immediately recognizable. I'm super jealous of your skill here.

Oh, and the result of the modular dwarves is awesome.

As to the questions:

  • I think your current Rutherer sprite is pretty good, it just needs shaggier hair, possibly hanging down.  The current sprite looks like its fuzzy.
  • I've always pictured (in my head) draltha as looking kinda like the extinct giant sloth, but with wide feet instead of sloth claws, and way shaggier.
  • DF elves are kinda like Tolkien elves, but not pretty or mystical at all, more like savage plant-and-war-loving hippies.  I imagine war paint, animal skins, feathers and bones being a prominent part of their sprite design would be appropriate (an you know, wood, they love their grown wood).
  • The three helmets pictured on the dwarves are pretty aces already, with a strong medieval european feel.  A "winged" helmet design, or a "horse-tail" design for champions or commanders might be a nice distinctive flair.  Possibly human helmets could be more greek or roman inspired to help differentiate styles, or maybe modeled after more eastern styles.  For elves, I like the idea of head-dresses or masks.
  • For reanimated, I think a recolor with bigger red eyes outlined strongly in black, would help make them distinctive visually.  You could also add "stink lines" or a haze around the creature profile.
  • Could it be a skull over two crossed bones?  That would be awesome.
  • Let me get back to you on this, I've done some digging for my own set, might be able to send you some examples.


And again, keep it up Oab!  These are really great!
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Meph

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Re: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2019, 05:00:15 pm »

I PM'd you. :)
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Oab

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Re: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2019, 03:21:20 pm »

@wannabehero: Thanks! I appreciate your very generous analysis. Iím a harsh critic of my work so this is really helpful for me to hear.

The feedback is super helpful; I like your ideas. I will try doing what you suggest when I get to those sprites again.

Donít hesitate to offer any more feedback. I am very open and interested in hearing criticism; good or bad.  ;D

@Meph: Thanks!
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Meph

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Re: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2019, 08:46:42 am »

In case you want to play around with it. It's not for Df, but it's a sheet similar to the end result you'd need for dwarves.

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DerMeister

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Re: Oab's 32x32 Tile sets
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2019, 09:52:03 am »

When you finish subterranean creatures, evil creatures, good creatures, semimegabeasts and megabeasts, please upload this version. I play without tilesets, but really want see images.
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Oab

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« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2019, 07:12:09 am »

@Meph: I actually have a similar setup. If nose shapes and ears were also an option of the modular design I could make that work without too much effort.

For now I do different brows paired with hair and different noses with moustaches. I have three eye possibilities; brows covering them, half covered, or fully open.

If it gets added for randomly generated creatures I think this system shows a lot of promise. I hope to get some mockups done to test feasibility for it this winter.

@DerMeister: Most of those are pretty much done. I just need to finalize a few of their color palettes and fix a few minor issues Iíve noticed. Itís not organized for an upload yet so that will take some time.

I may post some more stuff this coming week if I have time. Just leave me feedback if you have any when I do.
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Oab

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« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2019, 07:53:40 am »



Here are the Subterranean creatures, Mega beasts, and Semi Mega beasts as requested.

I didn't have a chance to do the minor edits so many of these aren't quite done. A few of them may get a redesign.

I also added my new goblin design showing all the possible skin tones. Still a WIP. I am in the process of roughing out facial variants to get more variety out of them similar to how I did dwarfs.

At the bottom of the image is an example of how I am doing the animal people.

I am using at least 3 sizes for all types of creatures based on their raw size values.  Some of these share the same base body as ogres, trolls, humans, goblins, etc. This will reduce the amount of clothing to a manageable amount.

Most of the bodies are already done, so it's just a matter of painting the unique heads and color palettes for each.

In the example I have small hoofed body shown as the gazelle man, medium - deer man, Large - elk man. There is also a fourth size for hoofed; giraffe men would be an example of that.

Avians; small - cardinal man and medium - emu man.

There will also be a few outliers that will have unique sprites or only be shared by a few like the Alligator man in the example.

Unfortunately, I've been busy and will continue to be so for the new few months. I should be back at it in full for the winter months.



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Wannabehero

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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2019, 05:11:28 pm »

These are amazing.  Please never stop Oab.
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