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Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:02 am

I swear you deserve the first place in the contest, it seriously looks like a 3D model with pixel shading in it.
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Postby Vegedus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:49 am

The shadow is a bit weird.

First of all, shadows are very rarely completely black. Only in a situation with a single lightsource and nothing for the light to bounce off of, would it be completely black. The shadow should not be much darker than the darkest shadows on the mech. Also, shadows are also rarely that clearly defined. Blur it up.

Second, the way the shadow is formed, a copy, opposite of the original, makes it look like the ground is a mirror, and the mech is making a dark reflection. Depending on both lightsource and perspective, the shadow is "squashed", because it's a flat texture that lies on the ground. If the sun is directly behind you, and you look at the shadow from above, it should more or less look like a dark version of yourself lying on the ground, but if the sun is a bit more above you, it will get shorter and "fatter". Further, if the perspective isn't from directly above, like in the picture, the shadow will also be squashed.

That's the reason a lot of artists represents with shadow with a blurry blob. You can do that, or squash and blur a dark version of the original significantly.
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Postby Black » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:41 am

@Vegedus: I know, but PowerPoint doesn't have "blurr tool", as far as I know. I would've blurred the shadow in office's "PhotoEditor", if I had the damn thing installed on my comp' and I don't have the installation CD. I tried to make shadow lighter, but I can't do much more in PowerPoint, since it can't make imported images transparent. Even though I called it "Final" version, I'm actually still working on it. I'm aware that shadow looks wierd and I'm currently working on it. Thanks for the critique, though.
@Mir@k: Thanks, I hope I'll get it.
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Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:49 pm

You could at least give it a 45% transparency to the shadow.
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Postby MDK » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:27 pm

you can also download teh GIMP for a quick and free photomanipulation.
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Postby Black » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:37 pm

@Mir@k: Like I said, I exported it and then imported it as an image, so I can't make it transparent. I did it that way because I couldn't change brightness and contrast, mirror it and rotate it if it wasn't an image (Well, actually I could, but since it's not real 3D, it would've fallen apart). So, transparency was impossible, but I gained few other functions.
@MDK: Thanks for the tip, I'll try to get GIMP.

Actually, I didn't use other programs because I wanted to do this completely in PowerPoint, to show you that it's possible to do so. I'll use "scribble" to make a shadow, then I'll be able to make it transparent. I'm working on Thor 'mech, but I'm not sure I'll finish it on time. It's legs seem a bit off at the moment...

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I made a new shadow and changed one detail on 'mech:
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I'll try to finish Thor tomorrow and if I do, I'll make the picture with Thor and MadCat walking side-by-side.
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Postby Black » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:43 pm

Okay, here are Thor and MadCat walking side-by-side:
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I might make some changes to Thor, if I have enough free time.
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Postby Black » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:25 pm

I can't believe it... I placed second... I was sure I'd be first in this C.Y.! I'll skip the next sentence I wanted to say, otherwise I'll sound like emo... Maybe I should've done that animation I planned before I started working on MadCat...
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Postby Vegedus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:28 pm

Well, at least you're humble. [/sarcasm]
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Re: BLAck'z ART => Thor & MadCat

Postby Black » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:11 am

Here's something I made about 8 months ago on another forum:
DSBSOV's definition of Cute/Kawaii

Here's Kale's definition of cute:
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Dual-core laptop with touch-screen, titanium casing,2GB of ram,...

Penguin's definition of cute would be writting C=A+B as:
0111 0001 0000 0010
0001 0011 0010 0001
1111 0011 0000 0000
(Yes, in machine language) especially since it's the shortest version, which is normally written (no, I'm not joking):
0111 0001 0000 0001
0111 0010 0000 0001
1001 0011 0001 0010
1000 0011 0000 0000
1111 0000 0000 0000

YOle's definition of cute looks like this:
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Coa Smor would consider this cute:
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And my vision of cute/kawaii is this:
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It's the cover of a book about robotics. I always liked mechanics and robotics...
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Postby Black » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:43 pm

Some sketches from 2 months ago and a short comic.
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Postby Black » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:53 pm

new 2-part sig:
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Postby Black » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:34 pm

Just a quickly scribbled short comic...
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Postby Black » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:43 pm

2 sketches I made in my boredom:
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On first one is the bio-energy blast generated in hand (or at least an attempt at drawing one...) and second one... doesn't need any explaining.
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Postby Faust777 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:24 pm

Nice new art. keep it up. :D
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Postby Black » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:52 pm

Thanks :) . That bio-energy blast looks a bit weird to me, but I can't do much better with mechanical pencil :/ . Guess I'll need to start working on my coloring...
Ya kno', I just realized that I haven't made anything except sketches and low-detail comics since "Thor & MadCat" picture...
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Postby Black » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:15 pm

A short fan-comic I made for Alpha-Fummoffu's snafu member comic:
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Postby Coos » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:29 pm

You got raped by Spambot :D
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Postby Black » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:40 pm

Well, not exactly "raped", but he PWND me :) DAMN HIS SPAM-CANNON :D
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Postby Black » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:24 pm

IT'S PAYBACK TIME!
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Now I control the power of spam-cannon! But I deffinitively need to reload it with some posts, though...
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Postby Faust777 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:55 pm

actually i think the power blast looked better than the other one. is a matter of opinion though....
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Postby Black » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:25 pm

True, that mechanical hand needed few more moving parts, but I erased them 'cause they didn't turn out well... I'm quite sure that thumb needed one more rotation axis, but - oh, well...
I'm curently working on few PowerPoint-made images, I think I'll finish them by tomorrow or day after that...
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Postby MrHoboX » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:35 am

Spam cannon... The greatest WMD of all! Lol
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(AWESOME TO THE MAX!/*Thumbs Up)
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Postby Black » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:11 pm

Hold on a sec, while I try to figure out what WMD is...
*consults the wikipedia*
Oh, the "Weapon of Mass Destruction"! XD
lol Yes, it is a nasty weapon indeed :D
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Postby Black » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:11 pm

New version of bio-energy blast, and this time it's in color w00t
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I took the picture with my web-camera and changed it using "PowerPoint 2003".

[[Edited after 4 hours 31 minutes]]

A little something I made for Ivanssj4:
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