No “WWTT” Today/ Open Critique Day

Sorry about this, I know I did the same thing on last week’s Sci-fi Corner and Big Question. Uni has just started to get really hectic and I haven’t been able to find much time to come up with stuff to write about. Hopefully I won’t be getting rid of either, I’ll try to get them in when I have time or if there’s something come up that I feel merits special inclusion, but this week it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

On a slightly more positive note, I have found another person to do a Power User Profile and I’ve contacted another two (at time of writing), so thankfully the PUP’s won’t be going anywhere for at least another week.

Anyway, we haven’t had an Open Critique Day in a while, so feel free to use the comments below as such or to make suggestions for subjects for any of the above mentioned topics that you’d like to see covered (What Were They Thinking, Sci-Fi Corner, Screen Spotlight, Big Question or Power User Profiles) and if I like ‘em I’ll try to cover them.

To quote AMS; ‘Cheers’

10 Responses to No “WWTT” Today/ Open Critique Day

  1. This is actually about usage, I hate the corset top in this picture, but I like it when I edited out the top part of the corset (straps) and the bottom (I forgot to change the shoe color from red, but…)

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/keric/2013/11/grellow-dress.PN

  2. The “grellow” dress works overall. I don’t think that the skirt works well as a mid-riff, though.

    No topic suggestions right now.

  3. Keric:
    This is actually about usage, I hate the corset top in this picture, but I like it when I edited out the top part of the corset (straps) and the bottom (I forgot to change the shoe color from red, but…)

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/keric/2013/11/grellow-dress.PN

    Your link is broken, Keric.

    Looking for tips on eliminating those border pixels on characters, and general critiques on my Clockwork Group Shot

  4. @keric- I would concur with AP on this one, there isn’t much wrong with the pic, I think that using a belt or a different style dress would work better around the midriff though. I don’t usually care for using two different colours on an item of clothing without defined borders between the colours as you have done on the main part of the dress, but in this case it seems to work. I wouldn’t worry about the shoes, if you hadn’t have pointed it out I doubt it would have been noticeable.
    @Timedrop23- Not sure what you mean by border pixels. As for the picture, individually each character looks decent, my favourites being 6 and 8. However, as a group I’m not sure. They each look to individual to really work cohesively as a group in my opinion. It probably doesn’t help that there isn’t an obvious shared feature that all of them share, I can’t see numbers on all of them and obviously there isn’t a shared costume design or colour scheme to mark them out as a team. Unless of course they aren’t meant to be a team in that sense and I’ve got completely the wrong end of the stick here.

  5. Cool! When I clicked my (repaired) link to Keric’s “grellow dress,” a Slideshow window opened up which included Timedrop23’s Clockwork group shot.

    Is this something new that Jeff added? Because it is really neat and very convenient for scrolling through contests! Thanks!

    BTW: It only works on valid links.

  6. Hey Punk, yeah, that was me mucking around in the settings again. I was trying to get the “lightbox” plugin working that does this sort of thing and apparently I changed something that made it start working like this. Serendipity is my middle name.

  7. Thank you punk for repairing the link, I was just going to repost it, but sidetracked…

  8. JR19759:
    @keric- I would concur with AP on this one, there isn’t much wrong with the pic, I think that using a belt or a different style dress would work better around the midriff though. I don’t usually care for using two different colours on an item of clothing without defined borders between the colours as you have done on the main part of the dress, but in this case it seems to work. I wouldn’t worry about the shoes, if you hadn’t have pointed it out I doubt it would have been noticeable.
    @Timedrop23- Not sure what you mean by border pixels. As for the picture, individually each character looks decent, my favourites being 6 and 8. However, as a group I’m not sure. They each look to individual to really work cohesively as a group in my opinion. It probably doesn’t help that there isn’t an obvious shared feature that all of them share, I can’t see numbers on all of them and obviously there isn’t a shared costume design or colour scheme to mark them out as a team. Unless of course they aren’t meant to be a team in that sense and I’ve got completely the wrong end of the stick here.

    I followed HK’s Paint.NET tutorial for making group shots. What I mean about border pixels is that on a pixel level, the outline of any given character isn’t solid black (or whatever line color you use). It’s a progression into various shades of grey that leaves a whitish outline around the character that looks really bad when laid on top of a character with a darker color scheme. Any ideas on fixing this, or is it just a given that I’ll have to work around?
    On the cohesive nature of the group, it’s really more of a six degrees of separation kind of thing that you’ll understand more if you go through my gallery and read the bios. Most of the characters have some connection to HallowGen, the company run and owned by Frank Hallows (the guy in the blue, 4-armed battle suit). Some were recruited because they have previous histories with the Plague event villains. Others are coattail-riders (albeit with cool abilities) who joined because someone they love or are related to has joined the team. They are cohesive in much the same way that The Avengers are a team: they use each other’s strengths and weaknesses to their advantage (with the usual amount of clashing egos and personal agendas to make life interesting when the fate of the world is at stake).

  9. @Keric: I think you did well–modifying and building items is becoming standard practice for me.
    @Timedrop: I realize this probably isn’t what you want, but if you can’t color those character-bordering pixels with a tool from that package, you might try to match the gray and build a background to go with it. Good luck.

  10. Before OCD ends I’d like to squeeze in this guy.

    He’s Aaron, my Lice villain from the Plagues event.
    And yes, he’s based on the Aaron from the Bible, only this version was smote by God and cast into Hell following the incident with the golden calf, then revived by some unknown puppetmaster to serve as a human host body for a giant lice demon. Stupid concept probably, but at this point a concept is all he is.