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Brian the Great
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bullet Topic: Small Mega Uber Giant Penguin Zoo WIP
    Posted: 11 June 2005 at 11:29am
I promised I'd make one some day, so here's what I got already.

This is what I need most C&C on. Maybe some tips on how to make it less bland?



And here we have the residents. That orange guy just walked in, and he's damn scared. I will shade this later.

Worked a few hours on this, and I'm kind of empty now. I was thinking of some south-pole-ish scenery painting on the wall, with th paint still dripping. Good idea?
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bullet Posted: 11 June 2005 at 1:26pm

Heh, this is definitely a different direction for a room.  I love your little penguin fellers. It's a little hard to tell if the fella is scared or excited. 

Maybe you could add some highlights to the wall to make it look more "icey".  http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&q=glacier

 

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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 12:37am
maybe some highlights on the penguins too. Looks promising! :)
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 1:20am
Time for update.

I tried making it look like a glacier, but it didn't really work out the way I planned. I stink in highlights in iso view. :(


I started out making him scared, but then I thought "mega penguins are too cool to be scary." So I made him say w00t instead.

And here's the full "what's new" list.
  • right wall & door colour
  • icecubes colour
  • painting on walls
  • highlights on snow pillow
  • shaded penguins and man
  • w00tcloud
  • shadows
  • lowered right wall
  • coloured outlines on occupiers
It's not really finished though, I'm not sure about the colour of the coloured outlines. :/
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 3:46am
i love this one - i was going to comment on the shading on the penguins, but i see you've fixed that already

the coloured outlines look good to me, they provide enough contrast to make it all stand out

some criticism:

the walls - the clouds look very flat to me, and the sun looks a bit.. weird. not really a disc-shape.

the shading on the guy's body, specifically the shirt, seems to need some work. it doesn't seem to follow the shape of the body.

apart from that, it's great. very original idea.
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 4:00am
Crits taken:

The only way I could think of to make them stay in the background. They would stand out too much if i added highlights.
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 4:07am
Very nice work 
Especially the penguins look cool.
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 4:11am
Penguins are cool. Or should I say: Penguins are cool. Or: They're just chillin'. Or: The penguin with the iPod is listening to Cold As Ice from Foreigner.
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 4:24am
i see what you mean about keeping them in the background - the treatment you've given them works well, i'm loving this piece

and i agree, penguins ARE cool
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 7:26am
I still need something for the path in the middle. Suggestions, anyone?
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 8:00am
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bullet Posted: 12 June 2005 at 9:34am

I think I'm finished now. I'll submit later tonight.

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Uploaded and awaiting approval.


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bullet Posted: 19 June 2005 at 6:20am
this one is one of my favourites....its just really awesome! *thumbs up*
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bullet Posted: 22 June 2005 at 11:37am
the sled really tops it off
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bullet Posted: 22 July 2005 at 3:05pm
ahh man...real a masterpiece i love that pengu
Anyway (goed gedaan)
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bullet Posted: 24 July 2005 at 7:56am

You seem to have misunderstood the isometric outline thingy... see the edge is lighter only when it's an inner edge. Not inner as in inside the object, but as in an inner curve. This edge here is an outer edge, and should be colored darker.
Reality is for people who lack imagination
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bullet Posted: 07 September 2005 at 10:33am
Big pinguins= big blatters, make a floor drain in each holding pin! Lookin good! Maybe some ice oth the top parts of the walls. I REALLY want the floor drains!
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bullet Posted: 07 September 2005 at 11:16am
You know how old this is? My beautiful penguins have grown mighty beards in August.


Attention all necroposters: necroposting pisses me off.
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bullet Posted: 20 November 2005 at 4:29pm
Now that is adorable! Penguins are indeed, the best.
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bullet Posted: 21 November 2005 at 12:06am
DON'T. NECROPOST.
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bullet Posted: 21 November 2005 at 12:04pm
want me to lock this up Brian?
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bullet Posted: 21 November 2005 at 12:09pm
Yus. I'm not working on it anyway, and compliments can be made on the main page.

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