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Melons Artwork

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Hi everyone! This thread is intended for the critique of any and all the artwork I happen to be working on. My current major project is my Yokai faction, so a lot of our earlier discussion will hopefully be devoted to that. The portraits you see below are my first real attempt at digital portraiture in a fairly long time and were done using Kitty's handy tutorial.
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they look very nice
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damn, those portraits are NICE. This is really great work =D
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I'm very impressed with the portraits, and the units are great too.

Really good spriting and art. :mrgreen:

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VERY impressive portraits, it's a shame they're style isn't the same as ours.

If you were willing, you could do mainline portraits if you would do them in the same style we use.
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Wow, thanks guys I'm flattered. I'm kind of surprised at the comments regarding my mismatching style though, I though it was at least somewhat close to the one Kitty uses.

Here's an animated sprite I did today for my Yokai faction. It was mainly an excuse to draw an animated set of wings more then anything else.
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The confusion may be what is meant by style - I think that what Mica meant is that the eyes and facial shapes in your portraits are very manga-inspired, whereas the style we're aiming for artistically is a lot more realistic. The techniques (shading in particular) are pretty much dead on. The only major difference would be that the main style now aimed for uses llines a darker shade of the colour they surround, rather than all of one colour.
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Outline I did for the Yokai weaver matron earlier today. I'll paint it sometime this afternoon if I have time. It'll basically look like it does now but there's going to be a web stretched between her hands.

What exactly is Wesnoths policy on artistic nudity? Is it ok as long as I hide all the naughty bits, as I did in this picture? Or am a technically violating the rules by posting this in the first place? (If it's illegal here, I'll remove the portrait. I just hope someone tells me before I get around to painting it).
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There is no official policy. Keep in mind what a wide range of people use Wesnoth, and some of these are kids or families who play together. The moderators and developers evaluate these things on a case by case basis taking into account the artistic merit, level of eroticism, presentation, provocation, behavior/maturity of the artist, and other factors. I think that this image should be fine although if you could come up with a creative way to block a bit more (particularly under her hand at the bottom there), then that would be better.

Nice art by the way.
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I've always said that Wesnoth needed Nixies. Haven't I always said that?

Great artwork, too. You seem to have a knack for both portraiture and sprite art; most new artists tend to bedazzle with only one at a time.
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Simple amazing, I'm planning on creating a pixie line or two for something. Could you make me a portrait for the pixies? They look a lot like the nixies, except their wings are like the shyde's, and they're face would look more humanish. And their ears would be the pointy ones, like elves. :D

It's worth a shot. XD
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Finished!

I wasn't sure about which version looks better so you guys get to help me decide.
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Is good art, but i think you should do it more, how i said, for kids?, because look so strong for the ones with no many years old, anyway good painting.
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I think that the one w/ the web, but w/o the glow looks best.

Although I see nothing wrong with its level of explicitness, but I'd wait for other's opinions ^_^

great art, regardless!
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Those portraits are great melon... Simply sublime...

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