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Portugaz D Ace

Questionable quality on sketches

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PaulCesar    524
How far are you with the game? May be a bit too early to get caught up on something like that :).

Your images are alright I suppose, for rough sketches drawn in math class. I can't imagine you were really seeking a strong art critique however. The weapon designs are very basic for the most part. Not much detail to them. And doesn't really show anything special game related. I would advise concentrating more on things like character designs if the art part is more your forte. Its just.. there really isn't anything here. Sorry if I seem to be coming off a bit rough!

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LorenzoGatti    4449
The broadsword blades are bizarre, the "ninja" blades are normal Japanese-style blades (except for the strange double reverse scythe in the middle), and the scythe blades are very broad compared to real world ones.

I think you should eschew strange and implausible designs (like the forked-point swords) and overly exotic weapons (like scythes, which are, I remind you, an agricultural tool): little details such as hilt shapes and ornaments are enough to characterize weapons and make them peculiar.

You should look at real weapons, for example in museums (like the Invalides in Paris), and model or draw simple and plain specimens.

By default, you might give every character an identical and easy to model general purpose weapon (e.g. a one-handed broadsword); then, when the style and design of your game will be better defined, you'll be able to add special touches (e.g. a glowing rune-covered broadsword for a warrior wizard) and unusual, but still reasonable, weapons (e.g. two-handed big swords after you implement cavalry and pikes and lances after you implement cavalry charges).

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Portugaz D Ace    110
I probably should have noted this in the original post, but the game I am designing(mainly for educational purposes) is based off of the manga Soul Eater. So please note that the game is mostly fantasy. BTW, the ninja blades image should probably be named Assassin Blades instead.

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LorenzoGatti    4449
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Original post by Portugaz D Ace
I probably should have noted this in the original post, but the game I am designing(mainly for educational purposes) is based off of the manga Soul Eater.
So please note that the game is mostly fantasy.

Maybe you won't have pikes and lances or glowing runes (which I meant only an example), but recreating a fantasy manga isn't a reason to design grossly impractical weapons (like forked swords), to exceed your artistic skills, or to commit to producing an unneeded variety of complex weapon assets.
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BTW, the ninja blades image should probably be named Assassin Blades instead.

By saying that they look like normal Japanese-style blades, I meant to make a compliment: except for the double reverse scythe, they are plausible designs that would be appropriate for a ninja or assassin.

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Portugaz D Ace    110
Please note that the 'forked sword' is actually usable in real life. Also, for more information on the backround behind these sketches, read "Soul Eater" at onemanga.com.

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