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Wings = Waves
Belt = Bridge
Dog = Hills
Headgear = Tree Trunk
Looks like you have enough here to keep going though. Layering transparent color is how I do custom colors. It seems easier than the custom palette. Limits exact choices, but still leaves plenty of range.
It would work on more standard poses but, because its something I wanted to try specifically for the purpose of coloring more detailed/realistic/custom poses, I realized I was going to run into the issue of overlap: because the items used to create the pose overlap so much, masking transparent colors onto them would create darker lines wherever the masked colors overlapped.
Edit: Additionally, because I use so much masking to only show the parts of the items which contribute to the pose, the masked colors would also follow the unseen parts of the items outside the pose.
Basically, its not so much that its not an effective technique as it is that its one which my style of pose-making breaks, unfortunately.
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Also, just some failed experiments here. Herr D’s question about a color version of Ms. Skel-O-Lantern got me thinking how I might be able to do a color image with that much detailed contouring (other than actually learning how to use the custom color palette well lol). Thought maybe I could do a base pose in a single color that had a sufficient preset range and then just mask semi-transparent colors on in different places to tint it. Didn’t even finish either of my base pose ideas for it before seeing way too many flaws to get around and realizing it would never work lol so these are as far as THAT idea got lol:
I used reference pics for both these poses but, because I abandoned the pieces, I never bothered saving them n now I can’t find em again >_<
Cool work. Would that be available in color or with a night sky soon?
Night sky? Possibly.
Color? Probably not. The reason I did it gray scale is because none of the preset colors had a sufficient gradient range and I’ve never really got the hang of effectively using the custom color palette.
Also, entry for CDC 342: “Hero Machine: The game!”
1. Be the first to collect:
-8 Body cards (2 arms, 1 head, 2 hands, 1 torso, 2 legs)
-4 Clothing cards (1 hat, 1 top, 1 legwear, 1 shoes)
-2 Item cards
-& 1 Background card!
2. Trade with your opponents’ to get the cards you need!
3. Use CDC cards to force other players to use their cards to make the pictured characters before they can complete their own!
4. Land on the “Start!” square to pick a Body, Clothing, Item, or Background card out of the discard pile from previously-played CDCs!
Well, yours is the only entry so looks like you take this one Herr lol! As per always, love the sense of motion in your piece!
Entry for CDC 337 “Ms. Skel-O-Lantern”
You continue to amaze me. The way you constructed the pose from different body parts is pretty phenomenal.
Thanks! Thats actually more-or-less how I do most of my non-standard poses; I look for pieces that have a contour I want rather than to represent a full body part.
Hahah! I love it! And yes, there’s a really fun juxtaposition there of luchador-level gaudy wrestler showmanship and 1%-lookin spectators! Makes me think this is some kind of high-stakes underground type thing.
In case I haven’t said it before Herr; I adore your reviews/gradings/breakdowns/critiques/what-have-you. They always have me looking back over the pieces involved n seeing things I didn’t before. Plus, there’s always at least one-or-two one-liners in there that have me chortling lol!
Anywho, yalls items:
9/19 11:59PM PST
1. Composition: The overall quality of the style/technique used in the piece. 2 points!
2. Element Composition: How well the items were used/fit in to the piece. 3 points!
3. Creativity: How well the items were MISUSED in the piece. 3 points!
4. Aesthetics: Which piece I think just has the better overall finished product. 1 point!
Oh good, I’m so glad to hear that! ^_^
Entry for CDC 336 “Below the Surface”
That is confusing.
The only other things I can think of are colors and position.
If you previously colored an item from the same category, that will be applied to the next item you add from that category so after trying what I already suggested, if you still don’t see it, check to make sure its not a color thats just blending in or set to transparent or something.
Also, rotation/position is transferred onto the next item added from a category. Also, some items default position is relative to the position of items form other categories, I think (such as nose to head). Sometimes this effects different items significantly differently, such that the item could be coming in off-screen. Again, after trying all the previous steps, maybe try going to the Transform tab and click “reset” on the rotation and position to see if that makes it show up?
So sorry you’re having such a frustrating experience; hope this helps!
Feelin the creative juices this weekend, so here’s one I did just for fun and to challenge myself with a difficult pose!
Reference Pic: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/5369/loX3hQ.jpg
Show Your Work: http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/show-your-work-progress-of-a-design/#post-147482
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