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CaptainChaotica    5279

I especially like how one of them is ALREADY TRYING TO ATTACK HIM before it even _lands_. Because they're just _that_ jerky.  : P

Trivia:  I made sure one of the flowers he's holding was grape hyacinths--not only because I like them, but because they always show up all over my actual yard in spring.  :)

...Notorious

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CaptainChaotica    5279

Well, I could hardly represent ~~SPRING~~ in Don't Starve properly without its most obnoxious feature, could I?  ;P

And thanks.  I had fun making it.  :) 

...Notorious

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minespatch    74225

Congrats on making a thread. Looking forward to more pieces. The saturated colors you chose are pretty nice. What's that rock with the electricity?

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CaptainChaotica    5279

Yep. :)  I wanted to see how many of the major spring traits I could put into picture:  Rain, flowers, green grass, _frog_ rain AND the Spring Giant.  Hee.

And wow...these colours are STILL saturated compared to Don't Starve's palette?  Well, I guess they are.  Heh.  You have no idea how far down into the grey I pulled each custom colour before using it.  If I had gone with my normal style, it'd REALLY look different for Don't Starve!

Well, no, you've kinda seen that--my Walani picture is closer to the colours I'd normally use.  There's an example.  I thought about shading this one, but the lack of definite shadows kind of helps everything look more properly muted due to the overcast.  So, yeah.

...Notorious

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minespatch    74225

PRetty cute. Her watering can matches her lighter.

 

I love how dynamic the piece is. The silhouette of dragonfly is pretty cool and shows a distance. For Willow's plaid outfit, maybe you could try a color scheme of blue and yellow or different shades of red and orange?

 

Keep pressing on with your projects and if a thought pops in your head that you really want to draw, keep it on your first post and return to it. IT's surprising how some ideas can come out different when you return to your must-draw list.

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CaptainChaotica    5279

Heheh.  Actually I already know what colour Willow's dress is, 'cos it's based off of my own current favourite in-game summer outfit!

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Kind of ironic that the clearest picture of it is the one where she's suffering in the sandstorm... : P

That, with the straw hat instead of the goggles.  Which, actually, is exactly what I'm wearing in the "The Antlion is trying to kill off the Pig King!" picture, but since I'm squatting in that one, you can't see the outfit itself as well.  Heh.  Basically I changed the collar, took off the pockets and added strap things to the rolled-up sleeves, made it checked instead of plaid and into a one-piece dress.  But it's still totally this outfit.  With a sailor-esque collar 'cos when I looked "1920's summer wear", a lot of the casual dresses had that kind of thing goin' on at the top.  Weirdly enough, as a whole, the outfit I've drawn here looks like some actual dresses I've seen from the '30s...which we'll call "close enough".  ;)

And I loved doing the Dragonfly silhouette!  I kept messing up when I tried to draw it properly...and it also looked like it was literally about to land on her.  Like, it looked _way_ too close.  How to make it somewhat easier to draw, and also show a distance?  (lighbulb!) I know!  I'll do a silhouette!  :D

...Notorious

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CaptainChaotica    5279

Aaaand here are the original colours...

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...and after summer TRULY struck:

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AAAANDDD, as a bonus...lineart for the next one!

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Heehee!  Of course, you know what I'm doing by now (if you hadn't already).  ONE guess as to who's gonna be in the winter picture, and you'd probably be right.  :D

(Also KITTY!!!  EEEEE!)

...Notorious

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minespatch    74225

Not sure which of the two Willow pieces I like better. The orange motif just works better probably but congrats on the progress/.

 

Love how calming the Wilson piece is turning out. So you just made this one?

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Yeah, thought I'd try to capture the summer lighting.  Trivia: I didn't just hit any one button to "sepiatone" this (and besides, that would've made ALL the colours various shades of yellow/brown, rather than throwing like a _tint_ over the original colours).  Instead, I tweaked everything carefully in Irfranview, an oldschool (and free!) image-editing program I use all the time.  You can mess with the red, blue, and green values, the brightness, contrast, gamma and overall saturation. 

Autumn:  default starting season--default starting character!  Yeah, there's no hint of the Bearger here to match the other two; I figure this is the _first_ autumn.  Hee.  It's the nicest season, pretty much the only one where the weather itself isn't constantly out to kill you or drive you insane (andthebestoneinrealife), so that's why this picture is so relaxed.  Also Wilson gets to use the new sit emote!  ;)

And KITTY!!  I know it doesn't quite have the right face-shape of the original catcoons (and everything's gonna look a bit different when I give it proper arms/front legs instead of scribbly black sticks) but it's SO CUUUUTTTEEEE...!  <3  Awww, wook at it "play" with the butterfwy...which is gonna be dead wings on the ground in a second, awww...

(Spoken like a true cat-person.  : P)

...Notorious

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Yep!  My favourite season (in real life as well) + adorable sleeping fluffy things. Which happen to (almost) be kitties.  What else could you want in life? :)

(The Wilson picture is also autumn...true, the colours aren't in yet but there's a falling leaf in that one as well.  The fourth one--winter--is giving me a bit of trouble right now with things like poses and perspective, but the idea I came up with for it is SO fitting for both the game's tone and the character being featured that I kind of can't _not_ do it.  So that's why it's taking me a while.  Heh.)

Anyway KIITTIEEESS.  :)  Kinda sorta based off that time I went fishing at the oasis (which would have to be in summer instead, obviously) and this random catcoon came by and curled up to sleep near me at the same time my own pet kittykit did, and it was SO CUTE. They weren't actually _this_ close...but it was similar.  Turned out the poor catcoon actually has its _home_ in the oasis!  : P  (Because apparently during world-gen, the game saw enough birch trees together to think it was a small _forest_, and...what goes in birch forests...?)

...Notorious

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minespatch    74225
21 minutes ago, CaptainChaotica said:

this random catcoon came by and curled up to sleep near me at the same time my own pet kittykit did, and it was SO CUTE.

That's amazing! I imagine that's a rare occurrence.

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CaptainChaotica    5279

Which is kinda fun, considering it was just random chance.  I didn't _put_ anything here except the firepit and myself; everything else just grew there/positioned itself there on its own.  I have a lot of fun trying to take screenshots that look cool/interesting/artsy on their own in general.  Sure, you can arrange things beautifully on purpose with the console and the geometric placement mod, but I find it more fun to just see if cool shots..._happen_.

(As for why I'm wearing a rain hat in the dead of summer...it was a case of "I'm out of inventory slots so I'll just wear it until I get home."  : P)

... Notorious

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CaptainChaotica    5279

KITTIES!  :)

Speaking of...here's the Wilson picture, in colour!

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In case you're wondering about the lighting, I've decided it's dusk...but I might change it later on. Anyway, FALL YAY.

Aaaand...preview of the next one!

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The linework on this one was giving me SUCH FITS, trying to figure out how I wanted the outfit to look, the perspective, layering things over each other...well, that and I'm slow in general. But that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  : P

Huuuuge looming shadow...and Wigfrid is like:  "BRING IT."  That's our girl!

...Notorious

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