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Offline Larwick

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #350 on: February 05, 2007, 04:16:00 pm »
Thankyou for that Helm, was very enjoyable to read. Was quite surprised by some of your decisions, but was mostly agreeable.  :y:

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #351 on: February 05, 2007, 04:16:42 pm »
ZoSo is the name a certain person in a certain band got by a certain satanic figure of authority.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #352 on: February 05, 2007, 04:18:48 pm »
Ugh, I was embarassed with my entry last night and I'm even more embarassed now. If I make it past the first round, I gotta stop procrastinating, y'all are serious.

Totally beautiful work, everyone. I'm in awe.  :'(

(oh, and Solid Idea, it's not over yet - Helm's just one of the judges  :))
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #353 on: February 05, 2007, 04:20:26 pm »
Delgneith VS 9_6
9_6's entry is very cute. There's a few issues with lightsource, and the 'to-dark' shadows don't appeal to me. The design is good, however, and so is the pixel arty polish. With a bit more attention paid to AA and coloring this would be one of my favorourite entries thus far.

I agree with the lightsource issues, I just see that the head of it would need to be darker amongst other stuff but I have stared at it for too long now so I will just leave it as it is.
What's wrong with the AA? I've spent a long time smoothing this out and thought I didn't do too bad.
I was also quite fond of the yellow-green-red colours... (anything but purple :P)

But yeah... I'm glad I survived the attack of that invisible... thing... ;)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 04:23:50 pm by 9_6 »
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #354 on: February 05, 2007, 04:24:38 pm »
Mainly the swirly pattern in the snail residence, also over the eye that line needs more aa, tendrills of the psy-eyes over their background of shell, that sort of thing.

The colors are not bad at all, but their shading seems to go too fast towards very dark shades, makes me think of flash photography contrast, which I don't think suits this one.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #355 on: February 05, 2007, 04:24:58 pm »
Awesome, Helm. That was fun to read  :).

I agree with you on everything but duel 13 and 14. 

I just think Rydin should have won because it looks alot better, but I'm sure you're right about the technique superiority in Blick's. 

As for Kubol's, it looks lackluster to me design-wise.  Reminds me too much of a certain hopping video game character, and the outlines in it add alot of ugliness to the piece.  Sherman's just looks cool. And much more menacing as a monster.

Great entries everyone! I look forward to watching the rest of this.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #356 on: February 05, 2007, 04:35:28 pm »
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Feron's piece reeks of Henk Nieborg. Which is a good thing. I really like this entry though I feel a little more could be done with making the floor mesh better, and the anatomy of the beastie is suffering on the legs a bit. But nice palette, a very foreboding atmosphere too. I salute you for making your piece actually eerie.

Henk = God.  Anatomy has never been my strong point, i will probably add wings and extend the canvas before i submit it over at Pj.  Thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #357 on: February 05, 2007, 04:39:25 pm »
Man, I should have done a bigger piece. And I agree, big time LOLS on the anatomy for mine. I was rushing to fix a problem I saw and ended up making the legs look terrible.

No doubt, though, I'll be improving this later tonight when I get home.

And maybe start working on the other 5 ideas that I rejected whilst coming up with this one...

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #358 on: February 05, 2007, 04:43:27 pm »
ZoSo is the name a certain person in a certain band got by a certain satanic figure of authority.

Led Zeppelin?.. Jimmy Page? O_o.. If you mean that band, i dont think it has something to do with satan. If your refering to another band.. well then. Thats not what my name means xD.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #359 on: February 05, 2007, 04:45:14 pm »
Wait, wait! I need to make it perfectly clear that the people I nominate for winning aren't the final winners! There's more judges that will post their critique soon. I'm just one of them! Don't get ahead of yourselves.
Well, with all those advanced techniques he used, I don't think I really do stand a realistic chance against Snake. His techniques are just far more refined then mine, he has much more experience. It's not all that odd I lose to him.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #360 on: February 05, 2007, 04:59:55 pm »
first of all, great entries everyone. These are very amusing to watch at! Good job on them! :y:
Like many others said this is a very nervous breaking activity and I'm already sitting tight for the next round!!

Secondly, Helm I loved the way you judged the pieces, especially the parts about the invisible entries were tasty food for the mind (and laughs)

And finally, Good luck to all the contestants in judgement and the upcoming rounds

« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 05:05:21 pm by Gunne »
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #361 on: February 05, 2007, 05:02:30 pm »

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #362 on: February 05, 2007, 06:12:31 pm »
i'm waiting for flaber's pm incase there is any exact way we must rate them.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #363 on: February 05, 2007, 06:18:30 pm »
Kubol vs Sherman Gill

Kubol's piece doesn't have much going for it in terms of pixel technique.

 :) I don't understand this but only becouse my english is not good enough  :huh: please explain  :y:

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #364 on: February 05, 2007, 06:20:19 pm »
He means it's too simple.
Much too plain.

Not a lot to look at.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #365 on: February 05, 2007, 06:40:17 pm »
I cannot, Helm, it is too imbued in me by now :( I'll try different (and hopefully more personal) aproaches on my next pieces. I just don't know to whom your vote is going on my duel though...
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 06:43:47 pm by Filax_666 »

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #366 on: February 05, 2007, 06:42:10 pm »


I'm still going to try to finsih it.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #367 on: February 05, 2007, 06:44:36 pm »


I'm still going to try to finsih it.

Reminds me of Arzach.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #368 on: February 05, 2007, 06:46:29 pm »
. . . who's that?

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #369 on: February 05, 2007, 06:54:41 pm »

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #370 on: February 05, 2007, 07:02:48 pm »
Filax, my vote is for your piece.

Alex is right to wait, I guess maybe I should have also but I had an opening of time today which I wouldn't have tomorrow or the day after so I decided I might as well go for it now.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #371 on: February 05, 2007, 08:09:41 pm »
Thanks for the comments, Helm. :) I noticed it was retardedly flat after I finished. :lol:

Nice work, guys.

Except the people who didn't submit. >: (

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #372 on: February 05, 2007, 08:11:51 pm »
I kinda did.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #373 on: February 05, 2007, 08:21:06 pm »
http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mledzeppelin.html

My friend, dont believe everything you hear or read :). Thats plain bullshit, some might believe it but i don't.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #374 on: February 05, 2007, 08:25:20 pm »
I was joking, I don't care or believe anything about LZ, and we don't know each other well enough to be friends, so let's not talk about marriage just yet.


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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #375 on: February 05, 2007, 08:35:08 pm »
I was joking, I don't care or believe anything about LZ, and we don't know each other well enough to be friends, so let's not talk about marriage just yet.



Will you marry me?

Yea, and were getting a bit off-topic to :o. So dont smite me lord Hat, i mean Helm :).

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #376 on: February 05, 2007, 08:57:25 pm »
Reading that made me realise how bad the piece really is. Time to finally break out of my comfort zone I guess.

By the way, I am going to make entries for the later rounds even if I lose. :)
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #377 on: February 05, 2007, 09:26:03 pm »


I'm still going to try to finsih it.

I commend you on at least finishing the race, Rerg1. At least you're trying, despite the fact that it's a late entry. Very honorable trait.  :y:
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #378 on: February 05, 2007, 09:35:05 pm »
I accept that critique for all it's worth. I feel i could have done a better job. But as i said before i would probably serve as a stepping stone.

edit: mrrp, that is, not for lack of trying, i did put effort into this, i just have certain spectacular weaknesses.
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #379 on: February 05, 2007, 10:13:01 pm »
Tried to make my entry a bit better, just for fun. I should have done it when I had 2 weeks extra time.


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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #380 on: February 05, 2007, 10:16:05 pm »
This is a lot better. Left arm still too small compared to the right.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #381 on: February 05, 2007, 10:58:23 pm »
Kubol vs Sherman Gill

Kubol's piece doesn't have much going for it in terms of pixel technique. The design is cute. Sherman's piece suffers from bad aa, nonsmooh shading and generally underwhelming design. This is a close one, not because of good reasons. From the two, Kubol wins because he's doing more things and doing them a bit better. If he wants to survive next rounds he needs to step it up, though.

He means it's too simple.
Much too plain.

Not a lot to look at.

As for Kubol's, it looks lackluster to me design-wise.  Reminds me too much of a certain hopping video game character, and the outlines in it add alot of ugliness to the piece.  Sherman's just looks cool. And much more menacing as a monster.

Well... like I said before I just start making pixel-art and I think maybe it's too early for me to be a part of that kind of competition... I don't want to steal somebody's place if I'm so bad maybe  I should quit? I wish to say to everyone - GOOD LUCK!!!
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 11:02:53 pm by Kubol »

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #382 on: February 05, 2007, 11:07:22 pm »
I honestly think Kubol won out of the two. His is cleaner, and the composition is better. It's just got more going for it. If I were a judge he'd have my vote.
And I am finally seeing that you were the one worth eating.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #383 on: February 05, 2007, 11:10:06 pm »
It sucks winning by default.  i mean i put a lot of effort in - and for what?  i coulda just drawn a piece of shit and got through.  i know the point of this comp is to make the best pixels, im just a little pissed off my competitor didn't even do anything to challenge me.

There were also about 3 guys wanting to compete but didn't get a place, yet all those who signed up and failed to create ANYTHING just wasted everyones time.  You should be ashamed of yourselves.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 11:11:37 pm by Feron »

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #384 on: February 05, 2007, 11:12:04 pm »
Welcome to the club :P
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #385 on: February 05, 2007, 11:13:16 pm »
At least think of it like this, you know that your next competitor is serious about making sprites, so you'll have real competition!

Good luck to all in the next round :) It's  been fun.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #386 on: February 05, 2007, 11:15:21 pm »
I'm sorry, Feron. I was really busy and planned to do it on saturday, but my sister was using the computer to fill out a college application for the entire day. I thought I might be able to finish something quick today after school but the submission period was over. I can't believe I couldn't find enough time to get it done in 2 weeks. Sorry, man.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #387 on: February 05, 2007, 11:20:46 pm »
I'm sorry, Feron. I was really busy and planned to do it on saturday, but my sister was using the computer to fill out a college application for the entire day. I thought I might be able to finish something quick today after school but the submission period was over. I can't believe I couldn't find enough time to get it done in 2 weeks. Sorry, man.

you still coulda let one of the judges know 24 hours in advance - that woulda been enough for one of the others guys to step in.

Helm (and other judges) : how about you chose an overall winner from each round,  would be interesting to see if the winner of round 1 wins the overall thing.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #388 on: February 05, 2007, 11:31:32 pm »
Helm (and other judges) : how about you chose an overall winner from each round,  would be interesting to see if the winner of round 1 wins the overall thing.
I don't think that's a good idea.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #389 on: February 05, 2007, 11:56:28 pm »
Me either.
And I am finally seeing that you were the one worth eating.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #390 on: February 06, 2007, 01:00:00 am »
i third...  there should be a minimal of favoritism, imo.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #391 on: February 06, 2007, 01:25:26 am »
Outlook grim!


Helm, if I may ask, is there anything specifically wrong with my AA, besides it having some... stupid errors?
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #392 on: February 06, 2007, 01:29:08 am »
Just sent out a PM talking to the judges
Should get the results up shortly.

We arnt going to say who the overall winner was, or anything of the sort.
This is just an elimination competition. Not a grading / ranking challenge.
All that will be said is who moves on and who doesnt.


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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #393 on: February 06, 2007, 01:47:46 am »
I think the next challenge should start in the next couple days. I'm anxious.
And I am finally seeing that you were the one worth eating.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #394 on: February 06, 2007, 02:23:27 am »
Takam vs Scidt

Takam's design is solid, though I dunno if it's his. He's shown sadly, a great propensity towards mindless copying from design and games from companies etc. I hope this isn't from some Zelda game or something again. Good rendering, good colors, very dynamic pose. Also, cute. Seems it could be worked more, but for the purposes of this duel it's enough. Hope next rounds produce more worked stuff.
heheh, no need to worry, the only thing that came close to this being in some game was me considering making it into an enemy for twinsen :P thanks helm :)

and a big thanks to scidt for competing ;)
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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #395 on: February 06, 2007, 02:38:17 am »
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is there anything specifically wrong with my AA, besides it having some... stupid errors?
I think you could have improved it with some more colors. The max color limit was 32 and you used 5, I think. It's a big jump between each step (especially on the lightest color) which makes it look unfinished. You have some chunky jagged spots in your outline, which are then anti-aliased, which only makes them chunkier. I think you should have cleaned your lines up more, made the palette consist of more than one ramp, perhaps put your monster in a more active pose and, again, it would've benefited from a smoother ramp by adding more colors.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #396 on: February 06, 2007, 03:23:06 am »
I'm gonna cry.
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #397 on: February 06, 2007, 03:31:48 am »
You better have something to show, GS.

Or else.

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #398 on: February 06, 2007, 03:34:19 am »
Kill me.
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Re: Pixelator: DUEL MATCHUPS
« Reply #399 on: February 06, 2007, 05:04:27 am »
So this are the results! great work guys
My top 5 in no particular order

snake
mirre
buloght
GOODNIGHTdestroyer
pkmays

I'm feeling jealous that I didn't join the contest and missed out something big.  This is really fun  :(

Oh yeah, awesome judging helm. It's fun, well detailed, uplifting the spirits? way of criticizing each piece.