Omerta wrote:Holy hell this has gotten way out of hand. Let's try to dial it back a bit. Everybody is going to have different perspectives, especially when it comes to art. Let's not forget we are making models out of cubes. We are going to have to assume a bit of artistic liberty when it comes to these models for that very reason.
You pick a starting point, a reference, and then interpret it through your own style. Mundus chose one that he likes, and honestly when you look at the model in reference to that sprite, he did an amazing job. The model does look like a monster. He gets the freedom to decide how and what to model. Whether or not it gets accepted into the game is a decision left to the community at large.
Criticism is meant to help the artist in creating a more polished version of their original vision. I don't think that telling someone to remake their entire model necessarily qualifies as criticism, especially since you are essentially telling them to create it how you would, and in that case you're better off just making your own rather than mincing words. The community will then decide which is better.
Mundus, I think you've done an incredible job with building an accurate representation of that sprite. That being said, I agree with SPG and Karry in that this isn't my personal preference for Mewtwo. But again, that's a question of taste, not criticism. It really is a great model. I can tell you have put a LOT of effort into it, and it shows. Good job.
We don't have any rules in place that tell people how they should model, and that's a good thing. We shouldn't be restricting artists. There is nowhere that I can find that says we are only allowed to model based on a specific generation of sprites, official artwork, etc. So just let him do his thing and let the community decide what goes into the game.
well said dude, but i never told him to start from scratch, i just asked to fix what needed to be fixed.
like i said earlier, the model is very good in terms of the old sprite being referenced, albeit some things could be tweaked to make it better.
also, mundus, i never said i was an expert at criticism, but i at least know what it is. maybe spg was a little harsh, but he was right for the most part. the things he listed should be reworked a bit or at least be considered...