Character's colours. What do you think?

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  1. Mooflet

    Mooflet Member

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    #1 Mooflet, Aug 1, 2012
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    Hey guys. Just looking for some thoughts on the colour used for my main character. Out of all the body colours I got back from the artist the blue looked the best but the fin on it was light blue at the time and I knew something that opposed the body colour would look better so I went with the pinks from a different version.

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  2. Synaptic Wave

    Synaptic Wave Well-Known Member

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    I like it. But will a blue fish look good in blue water? If your background is of that greenish color, your character is perfect.
     
  3. Blackharon

    Blackharon Well-Known Member

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    This. Your characters depend on standing out from the environment. Does it?
     
  4. Mooflet

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    *To quickly clarify, the character is a mudskipper, I know its not very obvious but that aspect will be covered by the games theme* Standing out from the background won't be a problem as I'm not really going for realism, so there will be all sorts of colours used in the environment.
     
  5. jaze

    jaze Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, even if the background is the same colour you could add a strong outline to make it pop from the background, an outline then another white outline looks good, will look like a sticker.
     
  6. Blackharon

    Blackharon Well-Known Member

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    Then it should work out fine and dandy.
     
  7. Mooflet

    Mooflet Member

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    But do you have thoughts on the colour clash? Does it look dis-tasteful? Because I really have huge bias and now can't tell whether its trash or good. Also, do you think the character has brandability? Thanks for the input so far :D!
     
  8. David Phan

    David Phan Well-Known Member

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    As I recall, mudskippers are gray/green like in color. The current color scheme makes it look more like a fish. One variation you could try is going with the gray/green color scheme and maybe just highlight the fins or minor details to use unqiue colors.

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