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A female Sidar leader, aka Unit's dormant roleplaying genes acting up.

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Fall from Heaven' started by Cuteunit, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    The second is pretty good, but I think the nose should be a little more well defined. Also, I think that with the beak absent a little light would get to her other eye.

    Its also a little odd to have that gold ring on only one side.
     
  2. Cuteunit

    Cuteunit Danse Macabre

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    Goodlord.... picky
    /wrists

    The nose was a pain in the ass

    She's a shade, how defined is her nose supposed to be?

    Maybe on the eye... I thought it looked nice having that side of her face more inky..

    I could erase the ring. I figured it was there on the other side, just in shadow.
     
  3. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    Ok, I guess the eye and nose are fine, but I would either add another ring or take away that one.

    I think the real problem is that the mask is overall unsymmetrical now. On the lighter side it seems to follow the contour of her nose, but on the other it stays further away, not covering the parts of her face once hidden by the beak. I think that makes the eye and nose much more prominent, whereas they would be fine otherwise.
     
  4. Cuteunit

    Cuteunit Danse Macabre

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    OK?

    Still kind of sad. As nice as modmods are, there's something to that air of legitimacy that you only get one way.
     
  5. Basil II

    Basil II Bulgar Slayer

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    So who are you going to stab now that you didnt get your way?
     
  6. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    i love that last one, excelent work on that Cuteunit!

    the story does clear up a few mysterys, and i can feel ML's character a bit better now. just one question: where does the financial trait come from? i cant really see any links in the story with a financial theme, but i may just be suffering domestic blindness...

    that was a little un called for basil.
     
  7. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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    Nice work on the leaderhead.
     
  8. Mewtarthio

    Mewtarthio Emperor

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    Her nose seems kind of flat, but other than that it looks nice. I think the "old, cracked painting" effect is a nice touch: Was that one of the reasons you chose the original image, or did you apply a filter afterwards?
     
  9. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    i agree, the old painting style is what gives her so much more character :thumbsup:
     
  10. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    Nice! Although there is something kinda strange about her nose :p. Are you making a modmod?
     
  11. Cuteunit

    Cuteunit Danse Macabre

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    Thanks for the nice comments.. can you pin down what you dont like about the nose? The whole lower face is hand painted (with a mouse.. ugh..).

    Is the story ok now I cleared it up some?
     
  12. xienwolf

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    Nose doesn't appear to slope into her face as it approaches the eyes. That is about as well as I can place what makes it feel so wrong. Seems like the shading is off, but when I analyze it from a technical standpoint it does work well enough. Also doesn't seem to be "glossy" like it ought to be if it had natural skin oils on it, nor really powdered like it had makeup on it.
     
  13. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    I still think that the biggest problem is the asymmetry of the mask. It doesn't mold to the contour of her nose, and is further away from her nose on the dark side than on the light. It looks like you just added a border to match the other side at the point at which the beak stopped, instead of trying to make it look like it would be symmetrical from straight on (which means it needs to be a little less symmetrical actually, since it should be an oblique view)). I'm pretty sure it is the mask that makes her nose look so "off."
     
  14. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    the nose could be a little more like a 'button nose' like the one in your avatar CU. i think the biggest thing is that the end looks slightly chopped off (kind of like a Michael Jakson nose, but nicer:p )

    i wish you hadnt pointed out that mask now Magister :(

    but in all honesty CU, thats an awsome job being hand painted (by mouse! i hate painting by mouse!)
     
  15. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    Yeah and the nostrils are getting on my nerves, not sure why.
     
  16. Cuteunit

    Cuteunit Danse Macabre

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    Next it'll be bony knees...
     
  17. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    dont take it too personally CU, you did ask "what you dont like about the nose?" so we answered.

    and come to think of it the hands are a littel to small... ;)
     
  18. Cuteunit

    Cuteunit Danse Macabre

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    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    perfect :)
     
  20. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    Well.... The picture's a bit dark...

    Spoiler :
    But apart from that its pretty damn good :p
     

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