Cap does Pixel Art

Jak

Magus of Nothing
#26
Nice map! I do like the pixelated style, but I feel it takes a tad more time when compared to utilising vectors (it’s also less editable).
 

Cap

Lord of Altera
#27
Nice map! I do like the pixelated style, but I feel it takes a tad more time when compared to utilising vectors (it’s also less editable).
Pixels are what I know, so they're what I work with. Vectors are definitely easier and quicker, I just can't be assed to learn.
 

Jak

Magus of Nothing
#28
Pixels are what I know, so they're what I work with. Vectors are definitely easier and quicker, I just can't be assed to learn.
Yeah, certainly. My main tip when it comes to maps is simply keep adding detail. I get lazy almost all the time and it ends up effecting end quality, but make sure it’s as busy as possible while still being readable.

Also, with our current map, I’d recommend adding some fake rivers as they’re super sparse on this map.
 

Cap

Lord of Altera
#29
Yeah, certainly. My main tip when it comes to maps is simply keep adding detail. I get lazy almost all the time and it ends up effecting end quality, but make sure it’s as busy as possible while still being readable.

Also, with our current map, I’d recommend adding some fake rivers as they’re super sparse on this map.
I'm waiting until I figure out the borders of the interior vassals before I add in non existent features, so that they don't get in the way of the real ones. Gimp is good with supporting layers so it's not hard to go back and change stuff like that.

Edit - Here's a map I made for a NationStates game I ended up not actually participating in. If we ever did HW NationStates again, I'd gladly make a map for it.

 

Tomato150

Lord of Altera
#30
I'm waiting until I figure out the borders of the interior vassals before I add in non existent features, so that they don't get in the way of the real ones. Gimp is good with supporting layers so it's not hard to go back and change stuff like that.

Edit - Here's a map I made for a NationStates game I ended up not actually participating in. If we ever did HW NationStates again, I'd gladly make a map for it.

This map makes me happy.
 

Cap

Lord of Altera
#34


finished it

looks like a combination of the Pz4, Pz3, and several Italian vehicles in the end. did it on a different scale that i feel looks better. MRPolo13 i did the gun too big again

probably gonna redo all the tanks i've drawn in this style in the end
 
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Cap

Lord of Altera
#35


now to shade it (not fun) and do unit livery / markings (fun)

EDIT - replaced with shaded and marked version. by far the best one i've ever done
 
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Cap

Lord of Altera
#36


a couple of variants (40mm AA, tank hunter, early model)

probably done with this one and time to start a new one, but doing new gear sucks. i hate drawing the wheels
 

Cap

Lord of Altera
#39


very Bf109 with a sort of Ta152 nose. have to finish the tail and do the wiring and then it's done

EDIT - replaced with finished product
 
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