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Arthas.blp

Submitted by grato
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
This is my first skin. I tried to make Aragorn a little bit wilder than most of the skins on THW, because this skin was made for an Helm's Deep map, where Aragorn ain't so polished in his shiny king's armour at all. It fits for him being Strider as well, since the belt buckle bears the symbol of the Dunedain. Credits to DEMIGOD, who gave me good feedback, and to Hueter, who gave me an idea of how to do scale/ringmail armour.

Update! I've done nearly a complete rework to the skin, I hope it looks better now. Though Symbol and Hair still need some work on them. I also give credit to Mr.Goblin and Archian, because their tutorials really helpend me.

Update! Tried to fix breast, however the wrap always crooks it. -.-

Update! I'm satisfied with breast now. Besides, he has fingers! Also changed hair (The skin is now 95% freehand!)

Another Update! As you can see, I reworked shoulder pads and the leather harness (added some details, structure at the leg-part of the armor, and such - Thanks to Ike_Ike for his tutorial). Belt needs some fixing though I guess.

Keywords:
Aragorn, LoTR, Helms Deep, Strider, Dunedain
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Aragorn as Strider (Texture)

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23:55, 24th Feb 2010 CloudWolf: Hmm.... the basic idea is pretty neat :) I love the colour scheme and the idea. It definately looks like aragorn! :) However, the skin is a tad blurred and its hard to work out a lot of the detail in-game :/ I'd...
  1. 23:55, 24th Feb 2010
    CloudWolf: Hmm.... the basic idea is pretty neat :) I love the colour scheme and the idea. It definately looks like aragorn! :)

    However, the skin is a tad blurred and its hard to work out a lot of the detail in-game :/ I'd recommend sharpening it up a bit and adding some extra detail to the leather armour :) Right now, it just looks a bit like his armours melting xD

    Dont get me wrong though, its an excellent start! :D Especially as its your first skin :) It just needs a few updates ;) I'll leave it as pending for now and give you a chance to update it before I rate it :)

    Dentothor: No Changes made. Rejected until updated.
     
  2. Revilo

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    Its a good start but it needs more detail.
     
  3. grato

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    I'm really happy to get constructive criticism, but would you please specifiy?
     
  4. M0rbid

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    I think he needs overall details, if you take a look at his clothes you will see, that it's hardly to say, from which material his clothes are made! They're are a little to blury, things like this you have to get more detailed, also the dunedain symbol needs more work, so does the hair!
    Would be great to get such a Aragorn skin, so keep on working!
     
  5. grato

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    So, would you recommend a way to make the pants and the sleeves more clothlike? It's mostly handdrawn, because I've got no real idea of how to use the right filters for the right situations ;)
     
  6. M0rbid

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    You shouldn't use filters, even if you are able to ;-P or you won't get an approved skin here!
    To your question: check this tutorial by Mr.Goblin: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2d-art-tutorials-281/mr-goblins-tutorial-110127/

    This is very useful, even if your special clothes wishes are not in it, just read it, it will give you an understanding how to get different clothes and structures look good!
    What program do you use?
     
  7. Hawk

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    Nice !! I will download it quickly...+rep
     
  8. grato

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    Thank you both, Morbid and Demi :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
  9. signoftheend

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    Definetly change the sword if you can... Aragorn didn't have Frostmourne, if I remember my Lord of the Rings correctly...

    Other than that, looks pretty good to me:grin:
     
  10. grato

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    I think there already is a good Narsil on THW.
     
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    The whole thing could have better definition and shading. There are some great tutorials here on the Hive that can help you. Mr.Goblin's tutorial is one I'd recommend (link in M0rbid's post).
     
  12. Misha

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    I think we already have Aragorn skin made outta Arthas, and that one is waay better than this one.

    I suggest you search for it and look.
     
  13. grato

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    Well, there sure are many skins better than mine, but that's not the point of me doing this, is it? I want to become a skinner - I needed an Aragorn-Skin ... So I decided to start with that.
     
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    Looks okay, but the breastplate is sorta crooked and I don't know what his clothes are made of.
     
  15. M0rbid

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    Much better right now, I'll give it a closer look later!
     
  16. Misha

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    there isn't much what "we" can do, other than provide feedback (the good guys) what you need to do is to practice, practice, and grow in skill.

    You should pay a visit to our tutorial section, to see how all the others do the pictures, step by step.

    My favorite is http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2d-art-tutorials-281/mr-goblins-tutorial-110127/
     
  17. grato

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    Ah, I think I misunderstood you before. I thought you meant, I should give up and get the other one for my map. LoL
     
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    The hands sleeves needs some more details, but the rest of the texture looks pretty fine now, good work though, keep like that! I will give it a closer look later.
     
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    that skin is KING aragorn, not aragorn.