Hello everyone! How are you all doing?
I've been working hard on improving the environment art from last week.
And let me tell you, you guys came through!
Thanks to a lot of feedback (some on facebook, some in private messages) I've been able to improve a lot of stuff.
As you can see in the picture above, I've worked on all kinds of things:
I changed the colors around (from the tree, to the skies)
I've changed the ground to have a different, less detailed texture (and made the grass you stand on have a more detailed texture)
I've changed the backgrounds to be these grassy mountains, and a few far off taller non-grassy mountains
The water are now a gradient of opacity. and will have a nice flow to them (with leaves from the tree falling down on them and flowing away)
I've changed the shading of the tree to be more realistic (and I think it turned out nice)
Also, the picture above is from the game itself, so it is actually 'playable' (although it needs a few more behind the scenes things - that's why it's not a gif yet ;P)
There are still many things that I need to work on and improve, some of them I just didn't get the chance to do yet, and some... well, I just don't know that I need to change!
So please keep sending your feedback in any way you find comfortable!! ( here is my email, just in case ;] )
In any way, just so you can see better, here is a picture of the full tree.
I've spent way too much time on trying to get it to this level, so for the hell of it, here are a few other iterations of how it looked like during this week:
On the right is the tree used in last week's image. As you can see, The only copy I have of it is cropped, so I've added a nice smiling fave to simulate the top of the tree.
On the left is my first attempt at giving the tree a three dimensional feeling. It's way better than the first one, but... it kind of felt awkwardly put? It's hard for me to say exactly the reason why.
Anyway - thank you all again for reading and helping me out!
I hope that by next week I'll be done with this scene and move on to another one (probably an indoor's one).
See you all soon! (: