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MurlocNightCrawler.BLP

Submitted by Pandawarrior
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
Backround: The increasing amount of volcanoes near Kalimdor attracted a new kind of watery fiend. A new type of Murloc. These new type of murlocs hunt in packs and very rarely like the water. Most of them hated the fiery volcano depths but now love it. These strange creatures adapted to the fire and heat and seemed to crate plating that looks like red lightning across the backs and head.

Creator: Me

Program Used: Gimp 2.0

Extra: None

Keywords:
Murloc,Murlock,Me,Pandawarrior
Contents

Armored Volcanic Murloc (Texture)

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19:53, 11th Jun 2009 Hawkwing: Well, right now it's very scribbly and doesn't have any shading. I understand you're still learning how to use GIMP, but, if so, please spend some time practicing until you bring your work into the Hive's database.
  1. 19:53, 11th Jun 2009
    Hawkwing: Well, right now it's very scribbly and doesn't have any shading. I understand you're still learning how to use GIMP, but, if so, please spend some time practicing until you bring your work into the Hive's database.
     
  2. StaberFire

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    Is it just me or is this a recolour with an extra pattern freehanded on the face and back?
    Either way it's too dark and monotonous. Some colour variety would be nice.

    And also I lol'd @background. Clearly the process of natural selection is non-existant in Warcraft Lore. =P
     
  3. Pandawarrior

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    My First skin..Just getting to know Gimp.
     
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    Not meant in a badgering manner, but it's usually good to not post your first skin.. =P

    What I meant by recolour is that you painted a solid colour over the pre-exisiting Blizzard design. What you should do for future skins is blank out at least 75% of the design and then make your own design over it, then fill it in with colour, shadows, highlights, and other details.

    The lava texture you made is good, but the rest of the skin needs to be edited more. =P
     
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    Ahh ty for the advice, man :)
     
  6. StaberFire

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    No problem, just doing the most a man can do for his community. =P
     
  7. Misha

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    ... then i'm sure you used some kind of lava filter there :D
    well filters are not alowed, nor CnP. (but so far i don't see any :p)

    and it's too dark. do some highlights.

    Rating: 1.34/ neat, but not acceptable

    ~Misha~
     
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    Dang, Ill try to light it with shadows/directional Lighting a little bit.

    I, also have had my sight seeing experiences with photoshop..so :p
     
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    don't light it :p add more highlights to make good contrast.
    and i think that the green thingie should be also lavaish
     
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    Okay, will update soon...Right now I am working on my map :D
     
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    green and volcano doesnt go that much.. :) plus not to mention blur and no highlights and shadows..
    I think that you tried to make something good and messed it up on the end.. :) maybe try agaiN?
     
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    Yeah the green color is bad. Make something else like orange or something. The blue part isnt good either :p The lava is nice :) But its pretty nice done for your first skin :D
     
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    staberfire and misha teached us all :D
    i love you two guys :>
    just take thair hints and your skin will be great ^^
     
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    indeed :D im gonna put this on my Sig xD
     
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    I keep updating it, it just will not update with the screen and skin..
     
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    there could be some lag okay? just wait like an hour or 30 minutes and the screen will be updatet :p
    The changes:
    well i dont really see much changed.. you removed the blue color and lightened all the skin a bit.. its still blurry and messy.. :( .
    Shadows and highlights are still needed :) ..
    keep workin moar
     
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    let's see......

    ~still blurry a wee bit '~'
    ~changed green and blue into an even weirder yellow O__o
    ~Still some recolor?

    well.... i'd advize ya to rework the lava part into something that looks more like lava, and to make the yellow into orange or lava red '~'

    that is my little opinion :)
     
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    Well the yellow color is kinda strange :p Its the right colorpick if not orange but u just have to upgrade that color...
     
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    Haha, thanks Turtle.

    As for the colour, I didn't see the blue/green everybody commented on but I think that this yellow is a step in the right direction from those and the maroon you had earlier. Use this colour yellow but make it a bit more orange, and that should compliment the lava theme nicely.

    Also, you need to add shadows where they would look most appropraite on the model when the skin is applied.

    For instance, on the main torso part, you should use a dark gray/red low opacity brush (17% or less) and lightly apply a bit of shadow to the underbelly and ribcage area.

    Basically, the light source comes from above so you want to make shadows below. Make sense, right?
    Some other areas to focus on for shadows would be the shield, the feet, some of the face and the weapon.

    I'd hate to see this rejected, so try to work on it as best as you can. I got alot of help from Hawkwing for the first skin I submitted (though it eventually got rejected =P) so I just want to make sure you get the most out of your work. Good luck. =)