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Old 06 June 2003   #1
WIP: Froggy

Just thought I'd share my latest WIP, as I haven't shown anything here for a while...

Feedback welcome...

 
Old 06 June 2003   #2
Fantastic Kretin!! I love the texturing and the eyes. Very expressive.

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Old 06 June 2003   #3
Great character. The only thing I don't like about it is the lower lip. The liddle ridges seem like too much detail, if there is such a thing. The whole thing has a nice cartoon-like feel to it, and the ridges seem out of place--like everything on the frog is made out of plastic except for the lips. I don't know if I've explained it very well, but it's no biggy. Even with the lips, I like it a lot.
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Old 06 June 2003   #4
looks fantastic,

i think you are probably the most talented lw artist in australia. i also particularly like your aboriginal dude and the animation of lw talking packaging.

if you are free i would like to talk to you via icq. my ID number is 124303910
 
Old 06 June 2003   #5
Looks fantastic, Kretin! Your character work always impresses me...simple, clean, and very expressive. I actually like the texture on the lower lip...I think it adds a bit of personality.

btw...I'm starting to go through your cartoon eye setup tutorial for a character I'm working on now...thanks again for that, it looks like it's going to work well for what I need to do.
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Old 06 June 2003   #6
It's good!
 
Old 06 June 2003   #7
it's better than good, it's great.
color balance maybe a little off, the feet are light brown and as you work your way up to the head it gets very dark. a slightly more even skin tone i think would be great, but don't listen to me i'm an idiot .

ooo tripleg, where's this eye setup tutorial? was a link posted to it in another thread?
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Old 06 June 2003   #8
I love the top right picture! That's fantastic!!!!!! Thanks for sharing
 
Old 06 June 2003   #9
Thanks guys

I've tried to incorporate some likeness of the voice artist for the character, who's a black dude, thus the coloring and the lips. The lighter color towards the extremities follows the natural coloring of frogs.

Here's a shot of the croak. Now I've just gotta figure out a way to tie the texture channels to the morph...



Glad you like the tute Triple G

Dead_eye, you can find it here:
http://www.newtek.com/products/ligh...eyes/index.html
 
Old 06 June 2003   #10
kretin,
Fantastic!

thanks for posting! I love veiwing your work.

keep posting please
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Old 06 June 2003   #11
great work, it reminds me of the fuzzles from Munch's Oddysee
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Old 06 June 2003   #12
The frog is very cool
Only thing: it could look a little bit more slimy.
Very nice style

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Old 06 June 2003   #13
cute froggy

cute character you have there.like the textures!
how bout animation?really like to see that frog of yours move and talk.... good work!
 
Old 06 June 2003   #14
Great work, like the puffed out effect, looks kinda worried tho' ???
has he just done a major cr@p where he shouldn't have done ???

Top work as always
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Old 06 June 2003   #15
Dreamwave: Wow, that's high praise. I've always loved the characters in the Abe series.

Limbus: Yeah, I initially had him more slimy, but I reduced it in favour of more cartooniness.

izmal: It'll be a little while til I get a chance to animate him, but I can't wait

samartin: Lol Just showing more expressions, I wouldn't read too much into it

In case you're wondering, for the croaking I tied the texures to the morph using an expression with Surface Mixer. Big thanks to Jake Carvey for helping me out on that one.
 
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