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PygmyVillager.blp

Submitted by Skavenloft
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Hi, this is my first skin for w3. It is a small pygmy shaman from the jungle, I hope it will be useful to someone. It is 100% my own work (no CnP or googled textures, nor special brushes of any kind). I think that there aren't so many skins for this particular unit so it may be a nice move to create some :) Any hints and advices will be highly appropriate. If something in my English is wrong - please tell me, I'm still learning.
Thank you, and enjoy:)

BTW - if you're gonna use this anywhere, please give me credits ;)

Updates: v1.4 - less muscle-packed, no "ribcage-sixpack", better back, added grass collar around the neck, few little tweaks, fixed yellow spots on the fists, more defined face and body lines, smoother face, improved grass collar, slightly retouched hairs.


Keywords:
Pygmy, tribe, tribesman, villager, little, jungle, voodoo, bokor, houngan, hoodoo, cannibal, cannibalism, carribean cocoa, coconut, warrior.
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Pygmy Villager (Texture)

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21:44, 26th Sep 2012 Kwaliti: Approvable, but do soften the black line running across the face a bit.
  1. 21:44, 26th Sep 2012
    Kwaliti:

    Approvable, but do soften the black line running across the face a bit.
     
  2. Deros

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    Very nice.
     
  3. Misha

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    the back and the abs look strange..
     
  4. Skavenloft

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    I still try to fix this but this is not so easy:/ What do you mean by "abs"..?
     
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    I think he means the muscles in the lower chest area. They look sorta like ribs to me. :I
     
  6. Misha

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    yes, they do look like ribs.. also.. i think such tiny people shouldn't be that muscle-packed.. well, they aren't dwarves :p
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  7. Skavenloft

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    Oh, I understand...
    You see, the problem is that this little guy is almost completely naked. Without anything on the back and torso he will looks plain and empty - it will be just a brown area without anything eyecathing. Imo it will be too simple that way. I decided to give him some muscles to not make the body more interesting and defined. I can make it less muscled if you think he will look better that way, tut I am not sure about the result:/ I'll try and then decide... Give me about one hour and the new version will be submitted...
     
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    Nice, but the face could use some work.
     
  9. Skavenloft

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    The face..? Uh, I was quite proud of it :/ So what should be corrected in your opinion?
    (I already fix the "ribcage-sixpac effect" and almost done the back right, so before I upload the upgraded version, I may correct few things more:)
     
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    Needs more highlights and it should be more defined, like the body.
     
  11. Skavenloft

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    Dang, I just make body less glossy because people sayes it looks like an athlete or something - _ -"
    Creating skins isn't the easiest job in the world, I must say...
    I try to add more higlights on the face, but with my current skills it will be quite difficult:/
    Thank you for your advice anyway:)
     
  12. Kwaliti

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    You need some really dark shading at certain spots to increase definition and you're all set. Just don't overdo it.
     
  13. Skavenloft

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    The trouble is that this whole thing is really dark - and "really dark" parts are "in fact just a little bit darker corners of the overally dark thing". And they just blend together:/
    But I'm not the guy that surrends easily (Tauren Chieftains face) If it is possible - it will be done. Thank you for the advice, I'm gonna start work immediately:)
     
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    Really dark, as in black will help the brown stand out more, bringing more definition.
     
  15. Misha

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    war3 texturing sure is a bitch, since there's literally no light source, so the textures themselves must have that built-in, sort of :xxd:
     
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    Ok, I tried to define a face and body lines a bit more, I think it looks quite good now, how do you thinks..?
     
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    i think.. it's approved :)
     
  18. Skavenloft

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    Yes, and I'm really happy about this :grin:
    You know, standards here are quite high, imo - many amazingly talented people submits here a true pieces of art (not only skins, but also marvelous models and a lot of other cool stuff)... It is an honor for me that the first two textures I've ever done has been approved and can be seen among the truly great work of other artists
    I also think it's great that the community here has so much patience and is good advice for novice artists like me. I hope I can get the time to develop my skills enough to catch up with the local masters someday :)
    For now, think about expanding the concept of "pygmies" - I would like to create for them a couple of buildings and a few more "combat" units. All of these new creations will also need icons... It seems to me that it might be an interesting idea for a small campaign sometime in the future :]
     
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    that sounds cool