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Offline daglob

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2010, 04:24:06 AM »
That's extremely good. I think I hate you  ;).

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2010, 04:28:51 AM »
Very clean. I like it.

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2010, 04:31:42 AM »
I like it. He's got a very mature look - a nice bridge to his modern appearances.
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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2010, 04:37:19 AM »
Awesome work JJ!  I think that the blue could use a bit more "oomph..." but how should you do that?  I haven't the slightest. :P
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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2010, 05:25:24 AM »
Well done JJ. The face is very good.

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2010, 08:29:33 PM »
Thanks guys.
EDIT: Changed the keyframes, so I had to change the face to adapt it a little, fixed the eye color and added a little detail to the shirt.

« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 08:54:48 PM by John Jr. »

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2010, 10:14:05 PM »
I'm liking this Bucky. The hair looks pretty good.

Just add a dark seams at the bottom of his briefs, maybe a touch of shadow, to give it that raised look.

Also, the gloves look like a solid red.. maybe add a few different shades of red on the glove to make it stand out.

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2010, 11:04:15 PM »
You have the face down good there. Nice work.

I actually kinda like the super-saturated colors on him. Makes you notice him more.

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2010, 12:00:19 AM »
Thanks for the tips, LP. I'll try it.
Scorpion, C6's base fit as a glove, I just edited the mouth, eyes and ears.
BTW, I'm trying to paste a gun in Bucky's hand, but I can't fix it in the right position. Would a real skoper be kind enough to help me? Thanks!

EDIT: Tried to follow LP's suggestions, but don't know if I did it right.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2010, 05:47:02 AM by John Jr. »

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2010, 06:48:23 AM »
Looks really good. I'm especially digging the mask. Nice shift of colors.

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2010, 10:44:10 AM »
the cloth is looking good but it needs highlights, the shadows work but it does seem flat

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Re: Bucky Barnes
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2010, 06:01:46 PM »
Thanks guys.
UE, unfortunately I still can't do decent highlights. I'm still trying anyway.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 03:08:14 AM »
It's not done yet, I know I still have a lot to do, but I wanted to post some screenshots of the skin.
The mesh is a hex of Grenadier's Batman.





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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 08:24:14 PM »
Looks pretty good so far JJ. The wrist bands look especially good.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2010, 11:39:10 PM »
Good job, JJr!

I agree with Murs about the wrist bands, they came out very well. So with the bat logo on his chest, do you want the logo to stick out of the costume, or to recede in the costume? If it's to stick out, then the light seams should be on top, not the bottom.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2010, 01:45:22 PM »
Thanks, guys.
LP, I'll fix the bat symbol, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2010, 03:15:54 AM »

What you think, guys? I had to edit some images form an actual "Batman" cover to get the belt right.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 09:42:19 PM by John Jr. »

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2010, 02:09:00 PM »
Before I read your comment, my eyes went straight to the belt. Looks great.
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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2010, 05:04:49 PM »
Could you post a closer picture of the belt? It looks a little fuzzy on my screen.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2010, 10:31:41 PM »


I'm not very satisfied with the belt, but it's the best I can do for now.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2010, 11:02:59 PM »
Hmm....I actually like the belt.  It has a unique look to it.  I definitely like the color you went with for it, and the texture of it is rather neat.  The bat symbol itself isn't quite right...but I can't put my finger on what it needs.  Great work man, you continue to improve!
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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2010, 11:45:28 PM »
Thanks, Benton. I edited a belt capsule of an original Batman cover to do mine, so the colors are from a DC colorist. I just copied, edited and so on. I'm trying to get a 3d effect for the  bat symbol, but still didn't got it right.

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Re: Batman, the ex-Boy Wonder WIP
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2010, 02:14:31 PM »
I think Tommyboy did a Batman Begins mesh that has a belt that might work better. I can't remember the name of the mesh off hand.

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Superboy, now with highlights
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2010, 02:42:46 AM »
I updated my Superboy skin, re-made all the blue parts, changed s-shield and belt and added highlights using what I learned from Mur's great tutorial. OK, it's almost a brand new skin. I tried a more "comic book" feel this time. I'm kinda of happy with it now...


« Last Edit: June 18, 2010, 03:34:59 AM by John Jr. »

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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2010, 11:07:23 AM »
Honestly, I prefer your other Superboy skin.
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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2010, 12:25:50 PM »
I'm not sure which SB I prefer (I don't remember seeing a old one) but I do like the belt work on Batman and cloth work on Bucky.

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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2010, 04:01:13 PM »
Hmmm...i think i also like the other Superboy skin shown in this link.

http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=52553.30

The highlights are not that strong but i don't know it looks better somehow for me. It's a classic comic look i guess. But kudos for being able to make some good highlights using Murs' technique to give it a more modern comic book feel . :)

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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2010, 06:16:06 PM »
I count at least 16 distinct light sources, each within very close (6" or so) proximity of Kal, needed to make those highlights.


Also, the blues look like separate hues, not different shades of the same colour.   In the highlighted areas, there is approx. 4x more blue than red and 1.5x more blue green.   In the dark areas, the amount of blue is 16x more than the amount of red and 2x amount of green.  The dark areas are actually a richer shade of blue, and the highlights are more of a cyan.   But even if the light sources were orange tinted, then the rest of him would show it too.
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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2010, 06:43:06 PM »
I did a Hulk skin for Yellow Lantern. I decided it was too close to olive drab, so I did a brighter one (through the magic of Photoshop). YL liked the original, olive drab one (look at his section here: http://ffcenter.net/champions/).

I like 'em both. If you didn't paint over the original (NEVER a good idea), offer BOTH in a 2-pack.

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Re: An updated Teen of Steel
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2010, 09:20:23 PM »
First, I like that Bat-Belt. It's unique and I really dig it.

Now about Superboy.. I totally see what you're doing here with the comic book effect, as opposed to your other Superman skin. Since this is Superboy, I know you're not going for super-detailed musculature, but I think this skin (since it's more comic book inspired) would benefit from a six pack from the base. That's not to say to change the whole base to a new one.. you can combine bases to make something you may like, if you wanted to. Maybe add the six pack from one base skin and add it to another, to see how it looks. (Adjusting it as you go, of course).

On a side note, it looks like you're really improving with seams. It took me forever to get a decent grasp on it.