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A little more artwork... Behind the cut since it's 800x600. This started out as a quick attempt to make the Really Big Sword... and grew into this little project.

Thus I present... Beethro vs 39th Slayer.
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EDIT: Did another piece at Ezlo's request. It's lower down.

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Neat! Which program do you use?
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Neat! Which program do you use?


That particular one was done in Bryce, with a little final touching up in the GIMP. I'm responding to Ezlo's request and making a second one. Similar setting, but slightly different. Should be rendered soon :P

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As requested by Ezlo... more

This one depicts Beethro picking his way past some Evil Eyes to get to a mimic potion

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06-14-2007 at 04:21 AM
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Wow. Make one with a slightly less dark background and it's definitely wallpaper material! For a computer I mean. :P
06-14-2007 at 04:31 AM
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Wow. Make one with a slightly less dark background and it's definitely wallpaper material! For a computer I mean. :P


Might just do that :P However, it'll have to wait, as I'm gone all day tomorrow and I'm off to bed now.

Perhaps I'll make a variation on the "Ice" theme? The Beethro model's good as he is, so I need to make more monster models, so I can make custom scenes.

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06-14-2007 at 04:34 AM
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Neat pictures! I love the blue potion.

I think it'd be nice if you could add spikes on the slayer's body.
06-14-2007 at 01:45 PM
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:? Not that good, in my opinion.

Basic shapes and awful textures do NOT make a good picture.

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:? Not that good, in my opinion.

Basic shapes and awful textures do NOT make a good picture.

Hey, I'd like to see you make something better!

But, man, those were some really cool pictures! I'd love to see more! :D
06-14-2007 at 11:18 PM
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ARGH.

Okay.

'Let's see you do better' is not an acceptable response to 'x is terrible.'

I cannot bake a good cake. However, I can distinguish cake that is delicious from cake that is not delicious.

I'm pretty sure you can too.

In fact, while I think this is cool, I am taking zonhin's side now solely because somebody told him that.
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ARGH.

Okay.

'Let's see you do better' is not an acceptable response to 'x is terrible.'

I cannot bake a good cake. However, I can distinguish cake that is delicious from cake that is not delicious.

I'm pretty sure you can too.

In fact, while I think this is cool, I am taking zonhin's side now solely because somebody told him that.


To each their own :) Some think those pictures are good, some think they're crap, and I'm not offended if you think they're crap :). I have not put in anywhere near the amount of time required to become a good artist, I need a lot more practice. I do have programs and tools that could have done a more realistic shape (Blender is a very nice one for that purpose), with better textures, but I wanted to keep this one reasonably surreal and different. Since each pic took less than a hour to make, I'm surprised people like them at all - they were a rather quick effort :blush

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I agree that "can you do any better" is logically fallacious. The response to that is "I don't have to have a better idea to know that your idea is terrible." On the other hand, my personal opinion (and this is a situation which calls for opinion) is that the picture is actually pretty cool. Basic shapes and simple textures don't have to make a good picture, but in my opinion this picture shows that they can.

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Alright, alright, it was the wrong thing to say. I just thought that zonhin was really insulting the pictures, and it looked like calamarain put a lot of effort into them. Sorry then guys.
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What is the red line and the pill in the second one?
06-15-2007 at 01:58 AM
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What is the red line and the pill in the second one?


It's a red cross actually. Savepoint :P

As for the pill, it's a potion bottle. It's got a stopper in :P

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ohhh!
What I though was a pill was part of the X.
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What I though was a pill was part of the X.
I thought exactly the same thing! But yeah, now that I look at it knowing what it's supposed to be, I see it now! :D

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Ezlo requested a lighter one, so I did another in the series. This one represents Beethro about to run his sword through a roach in an icy, watery landscape, with a roach queen lurking in the background. Thumbnail here... and big image behind the cut


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06-16-2007 at 11:14 PM
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These pictures are cool. They make me think that someone should make a new version of drod...in 3D
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These pictures are cool. They make me think that someone should make a new version of drod...in 3D
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I believe it's been done already, though only for Architect's Edition. Have a look around the site, I forgot quite where it it. Might be under Links.

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These pictures are cool. They make me think that someone should make a new version of drod...in 3D
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I believe it's been done already, though only for Architect's Edition. Have a look around the site, I forgot quite where it it. Might be under Links.


Why do you think he posted the ;) smiley? He knows.

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Great! This is now my desktop's wallpaper. :)
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So much for humour.

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So much for humour.


Tone of voice is a hard thing to find online :) I prefer to answer and be sure.

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Well, to be honest, the only thing I like about these pictures are the floors. The rest is too... erm... "modern" for me :) .
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What's Pacman doing in there ? Besides, I think it's a little unfair to place checkpoint on a trapdoor.

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Actually, the pictures are starting to grow on me.

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I though the Evil Eyes looked weird because they weren't abstracted from their original design enough. :P I thought there would be enough room for that certain kind of artistic interpretation. One could explain how the Slayer has 4 arms because he is good at killing, also lacks facial features as he mostly doesn't rely on sight as his primary mode of detection, more monstrous as they lack humanity, and with an exposed ribcage seems to have weakness despite it being monstrous. But such juxtaposition could be merely coincidental.

Uhh... ;)

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I really like the pictures, keep 'em coming.

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