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Thajocoth
2010-07-16, 07:28 PM
I decided to try to make myself an avatar again. The last one I made came out ok... This one's a Dragonborn Sorcerer.

The first one here looks too much like a Kobold:
#1:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius.png

The second one here looks too much like a Pterodactyl:
#2:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius2.png

Any ideas on this? How is the avatar otherwise?

(My arms (mostly my hand) hurt now from all the precision work...:smallfrown:)

EDIT:Others in the thread:
#3:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius3.png
#5:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius5.png
#6:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius6.png
#7:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius7.png

Mando Knight
2010-07-16, 08:14 PM
Too much action going on to really get a good feel for either head.

Thajocoth
2010-07-16, 08:22 PM
Too much action going on to really get a good feel for either head.

Is it too much to tell what's going on in general?

Dr.Epic
2010-07-16, 08:29 PM
Is it too much to tell what's going on in general?

I don't find the flames that distracting. And I like the former better.

AlterForm
2010-07-16, 08:48 PM
See if you can fit gill-flap looking things on the back of the neck, or slip very small horns going backwards off the scalp. Like these:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/77851/DBDemo.png

Thajocoth
2010-07-16, 09:42 PM
How's this? It's got the eyes and head size of the first, with the fin looking thing on the back of his head. The fin thing might be a bit too small to see... I'm liking it better than the previous two.

#3:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius3.png

Rutskarn
2010-07-16, 10:38 PM
I gotta be honest, I had absolutely no idea what was going on in that avatar for a second. Doesn't mean it's bad, because that might have just been how it struck me particularly, but I do have a few recommendations:

1.) Size it up a bit.

2.) Give the creature a lighter skin tone. That way, one can see the eyes more clearly and detect where the head is, which instantly throws the picture into focus.

3.) Take out the superfluous staves. Just having a thin trail of flame will adequately demonstrate the movement of the sticks while leaving the image much more readable. This also means you can crop the avatar so that the twirler is larger and more distinct.

4.) Make the snout shorter.

EDIT: I'm too lazy to dig out InkScape, but here's a 2/1 photoshop mockup of what I'm talking about.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3937/exampletar.jpg

EDIT: Crap, sorry, you were just asking for feedback on the head. I mean, I was probably just looking at it wrong; if all you're messing with is the head, again, I recommend shortening the snout a little.

Thajocoth
2010-07-16, 10:59 PM
EDIT: Crap, sorry, you were just asking for feedback on the head. I mean, I was probably just looking at it wrong; if all you're messing with is the head, again, I recommend shortening the snout a little.

Actually, feedback with the whole thing is helpful, thanks! I'll try out a few things of what you said...

I get this, after following your advice (still have the 120 pixel width limit, and removing the movement-staves didn't give me extra room to up-size):
#5:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius5.png

Here's a double size version if it helps scrutinize:
http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius4.png

I also swapped belt and robe colors, since I made his face brighter.

Cealocanth
2010-07-16, 11:10 PM
My avatar's a dragonborn, albeit a very buff and grotesque one. I think you need a bit more jaw in there. Otherwise, it's not a bad avatar.

Cealocanth
2010-07-16, 11:11 PM
Actually, the one you're using is perfect.

Thajocoth
2010-07-16, 11:15 PM
Actually, the one you're using is perfect.

My current avatar (#3)? Or the one I just made (#5)?

EDIT: I just tried shortening the flames on the staves.
#6:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius6.png

The attack on the right is now a small pellet of fire, rather than the long trailing flame it was before. I made the breath weapon look a bit better... The width still gave me all that vertical room. If I could've gotten it slimmer, I'd cut off the top of the breath weapon to make Incendius larger. Without the attack at all:

#7:http://www.gamecheetz.com/Incendius7.png