View Full Version : Newbie pixel art...

01 January 2005, 09:24 PM
I am still a newbie in terms of drawing :arteest: , and I really suffer when it comes to light reflection/shadows can someone help me out on this image I did ? how/where should I put shadows/highlights (on the hair for example) ? :shrug:

Thank you

edit : I still need some help with lighting

01 January 2005, 03:52 AM
You can put the light anywhere you want. Imagine a light, just one since you are beginning, which is shining from above. Now think, where does that light fall? How does it react to the contours and shapes?
Pick a place to put the light, and repost. We can take it from there.
Also, try and repost something a little bigger so I can see it better.

01 January 2005, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the reply ! The thing is I can't post anything bigger since I decied to work on this building it pixel by pixel (the original format standard bmp) on a 95x95 size.
But let's say I choose to have the light come from TOP CENTER (check out the arrow) : note that it wasn't meant to be bigger

On the other hand I also did this (which turned out better in terms of lighting) : and this

I still am really new to all of this... THanks !

01 January 2005, 12:13 AM
Well, you already have one shadow on the guy below his chin. Why don't you put some more shadows on him and then think about where the light would be coming from? The shadow is going down and to his left (our right), so wouldn't the light be up and to the right (our left)? Why, you have that down already!

What you want to do is put the lighter shades on the opposite sides of the darker ones. That way, you'll define where the light is coming from pretty easily. The key to this kind of stuff is to not just ask questions, but to do experiments. We're here for feedback on your experiments, we're here to try and help you get better. I want to see some more; I think pixel art is pretty cool!

01 January 2005, 12:47 PM
thanks a lot for the reply but I don't have too much time to work on this, I'll probably post it only when it's finished (it's always better to start the critics from there I guess) but once again thanks !

01 January 2005, 08:04 PM
You think? what about when you post a finished work and you get a lot of crits about flaws you didn't see? could start all over again...pitty.
No my man, that's the beauty about this forum, you could get a lot of help during the process to make it into some great art, so post us an update...come on...

01 January 2005, 08:28 PM
Hey, not looking bad at all. Keep it up.

Nice combine soldier mask :thumbsup:

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