Taiko554's Pixel Stage

Discussion in 'HJU Art Institute' started by Taiko554, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Taiko554

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    This is my entry for the most recent monthly contest over on the PixelGrid forums. The idea was to create a sentai team of rangers based on the winter season, winter holidays, or Christmas. I went for the general winter season for mine. This is Fuyu Sentai Kohruranger (ふゆ戦隊こおるレンジャー). Fuyu (ふゆ) literally means 'winter' and kohru (こおる) means to freeze or to freeze over. So their name is pretty much Winter Sentai Freezingranger.

    Since they're based on the winter season, they all feature white and silver more than their actual ranger colors. I thought it would be a good idea like this so that they can blend into snow more than a dominantly red, blue, black, etc suit. Each of their roll calls deals with some wintery, cold, adjective and a royal-like title.

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    "The Frigid Duke! KohruRed!"
    "The Chilled Baron! KohruBlue!"
    "The Iced Countess! KohruYellow!"
    "The Solid Earl! KohruBlack!"
    "The Numbed Lady! KohruPink!"
    "The Arctic Lord of Winter! KohruFrost!"

    "Winter has come to freeze evil in its tracks! Fuyu Sentai...Kohruranger!"

    More information on their designs: The suits in general were meant to resemble thermal snowsuits that would be worn in cold temperatures, which is why there are curved lines going down the white parts. The gloves, boots, and collars are all extended, another piece meant to give off an insulated feel to the suits as they'd want there extremities to be warm. Each ranger has a snowflake on their chest representing the winter theme, but also the six members of the team as the snowflake has six spokes and six outer circles.

    There are 'W' shaped markings on the gloves (though seen from the side as more of a 'V') and on the boots. The 'W' is for Winter. Their belts are a combination of a small snowflake on top of a W crest. KohruFrost has two extra 'W' shapes on his shoulder armor, and his gloves and boots feature sharper angled W shapes. His gauntlets have blades on them that were modeled after ice skates. I originally had the idea for each ranger to have ice skates built into their boots, but scrapped that idea because it was dumb.

    The helmets are the most individual part of their designs. Firstly, the helmets are based slightly on hockey helmets to go with the winter theme. Each helmet has a different visor and mouth plate shape. Also hidden on the silver above the visors is a ranking system of bars, with the lesser amount, the higher rank. Red has a single bar, Blue two, Yellow three, Black four, Pink five, and Frost zero. Frost actually has a diamond shape instead of lines standing in for zero, but also distinguishing him as higher ranked than Red. The top of each helmet is also slightly different for each ranger.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks. Happy Holidays/Winter!
     
  2. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    I wish I am as creative as you. I can't even create one simple suit...
     
  3. Taiko554

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    Thanks.

    I'm sure you're just as creative, you just gotta try. I find sketching the designs on paper first is really helpful. It's just easier that way for me to toy around with lines and shapes. Then I try to translate those designs to the pixel templates I have. Give it a shot. I'll help out and give advice if you need it.
     
  4. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    The thing is, I have no idea what to do with lines. I can't figure out how to create a suit that resembles other suit but at the same time looks original and looks more spandex-y like what you did...
     
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    You just gotta mess around and try different things. If a line doesn't look good at one place, try another. Nothing's gonna be perfect the first time around.

    If you're basing a design off of an established suit, do a google search to find what kind of suit you're trying to emulate. I looked up thermal and arctic suits on google when designing the Kohruranger suits. I looked at different styles and tried to kinda blend them with their common points.
     
  6. viagrainindia

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    Remember when you started these with your kiva stuff. I'll never figure out how you did that chess board. Keep up the great work man, these still look awesome!
     
  7. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    chess board? can someone please tell me what is that supposed to mean? I am kinda noob when it comes to terms...
     
  8. Taiko554

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    I think that user may be a fake/spam account. Because I think that's almost word-for-word from an earlier comment in this thread.

    The chess board refers to a pixel chess board I made long ago to go along with my Kamen Rider Kiva pixels. It's not a term or anything, just a chess board with pieces.
     
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    Uchuu Kitaa! (finally)

    I've finally gotten around to making a pixel of Kamen Rider Fourze. I just kept putting him off until I recently played catch up with the last 7-8 episodes of the series, so I figured it was time to make Fourze into a pixel. I've kinda warmed up to Gentaro himself, though I'm still not completely wild about the design save for Fire States.

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    On the left is Gentaro Kisaragi himself, the man who will befriend everyobdy. I gave him an obnoxious smile just because it fits, I think.

    The forms, from left to right:

    Base States, Elek States, and Fire States. I've also included the Fourze Driver belt along with different states' weapons. The sword-like weapon is Billy the Rod and the gun is the Hee-Hackgun.

    I noticed Elek States doesn't really have the same lines as the other forms in the show, but I really thought it looked better like this. I tried to make it look somewhat shiny, but I don't think it came out too well. I'll keep tinkering around with that form periodically to see if I can get it better.
    Likewise, I'll be making the other forms and adding them to this picture to make it a big picture of Fourze's states. However, I don't know if I'll be doing all the individual modules. So please don't ask. There's 40 of them, some are incredibly stupid, and I just don't feel like making them at this moment.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
  10. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    hey, is that english Gentaro? he looks a bit white-y. maybe my eyes are wrong.

    good one, as always, but the Elek State kinda...dull. I mean, the color is supposed to be shiny yellow. brighter than the yellow lines in this forum...
     
  11. Taiko554

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    Haha, nooo. He's got an Asian skin tone. A much more fititng skin color than I ever gave Eiji, Shotaro, or Phillip. His skin tone is fine.
    Yes, I know about Elek States' problems. I mentioned it in my original post. The actual color's hue is just fine. It's not a yellow suit in the show; the toy is, but not the live action suit. The show's suit is a sort of saturated golden color. My problem that I haven't been able to figure out quite yet is how to tackle the shimmering effect of the golden suit. I know it's nowhere near perfect yet, but I'm going to be tinkering around trying to get it there.


    In the meantime, here's a couple more Fourze forms.

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    On the left is Kamen Rider Fourze Rocket States. This form appears in the "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max" film released recently. By using the Super-1 switch, Fourze gains a rocket module on each arm (obviously not pictured, as I still do not intend on doing the individual modules).

    On the right is the upcoming power-up form. It's called Magnet States and its motif is the opposite ends of a magnet. The form is accessed through the use of twin switches that can be used together as a sort of phone. The red is the North half on Fourze's right side and the blue is South on Fourze's left side. On the shoulders are the N/S MagnetCanons.

    I also did end up editing Gentaro's clothes a little bit to make him look a little bit skinner and not as, well, round as the first time I made him.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
  12. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    Well, you did the Billy the Rod and Hee-Hack Gun, why not do the NS MagPhone and both Rockets. The phone might be a bit trouble since we have no clue on what it's look like, but Rockets are not separated weapon in case of Rocket States...

    And I love how you did the black part at Fourze's face...
     
  13. Nanami Tenkawa

    Nanami Tenkawa 優しさの大人少女

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    Kamen Rider Fourze pixels! Taiko-san, very great there! ^o^
     
  14. Taiko554

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    Thanks for the comment.

    Yes, I know I did the weapons. I like those weapons. I never had any intention of doing the modules, and said as much when I first posted Fourze. There are far too many, and a great many of them are incredibly stupid. I don't frankly care if the rockets aren't separate for that states, I don't want to make them. I know that if I even make one module like the rocket, people will bug the heck out of me even more to make the rest. It's not gonna happen. If I ever get extremely extremely bored, I might make some of them, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    As for the phone, it's on his belt, split among the far left and right switches as it should be. I don't feel the need to make it other than that. And actually, there have been numerous pics showing what it looks like.

    Thanks very much!


    Here's something I've thought about doing on and off for a while now. So I finally decide to make all the Power Rangers from Samurai in their Mega Mode suits. This is the form they take when they're piloting their zords or in the Megazord cockpit. Although I really, really do not like Power Rangers Samurai at all, this is the one part that is good. The detail the designers went to is awesome, and the Mega Modes look great. The rest of the series/show, ew.

    Go GO Samurai!

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    I did change up Antonio/Gold's helmet a little bit. In the show, his helmet doesn't change from normal to mega mode. I think that's pretty dumb, so I made him a matching helmet with the others, featuring a silver mouthpiece and extended visor like the others.

    I know there's an upgrade for these to match up with Shinkenger's Super Mode, and that Jayden/Red gets his own variation with the Shark (still stupid it's a shark) Zord. I'll be making those soon, I just wanted to post these up first. At the moment, I don't have any plans to do Jayden's rumored battlizer because, as far as I can see, it's still just a toy. I haven't seen anything yet that indicates it will be in the show. If it eventually makes it to the show, I may pixel it.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
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    Here's a bit of an update for Power Rangers Samurai.

    First, an edited pic of the normal Mega Mode suits.
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    Now including the female Red Ranger, assuming she gets to pilot a zord and whatnot like her counterpart did in Shinkenger. Also, I changed up their torsos a bit to include a thicker white line and a golden/silver line below their symbol.

    The 'Super Mega Modes' to go along with the regualr power up of the super cloak.
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    On the bottom are various colors of the armor. The crimson and blue version on Red, Gold, and Green is called the Mega Shark Mode and is accessed when using the Shark Zord. I doubt Green and Gold will actually have this form in the show, but in Shinkenger, their counterparts used the Kyoryuu Origami (Shark Sword/Zord's counterpart), so I figured why not recolor them this way. Since none of the others used the Kyoryuu Origami in Shinkenger, I didn't recolor them this way. I also thought it'd be cool to try out what Gedou ShinkenRed/Samurai Red would look like in a recolored Super Mega Mode form, so I did it.

    And finally, the Red Battlized Ranger.
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    I didn't really have a desire to make this until seeing it for a brief moment in a recent promo. As far as I know, this is the battlizer for the Red Ranger, Jayden, in Power Rangers Samurai. It was shown in the megazord's cockpit, so I'm not sure if it will be used out of the zords but whatever. Overall, it's pretty neat. Part of the kanji for armor (甲, こう, 'kou') is used for the center piece of the battlizer and that's pretty clever. Better part of the kanji than the entire thing, since it's not exactly simple like 'kou' is.
    Pros: I like that it's a crimson color and not just more red slapped on. I like the very armored and samurai feel of the design.
    Cons: It's sooooo clunky-looking (even in the brief time it was in a promo it looks like it hinders movement so much). The face for a belt...what? The legs could've included some more red and gold, I find it odd the designers used so much crimson coloring on the lower half.

    Hopefully, no more Power Rangers Samurai stuff. I've already given the lackluster series more attention than I ever thought I would just by doing these pixels, haha.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
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    Here's the Super Sentai team of 2012, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. It's about time I got something made before they make their premier.

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    Blue, Red, and Yellow Busters.

    I really like their designs. They're really sleek and streamlined, all stealthy and covert-like. Which make some sense with their theme. And the apparent nods to MMPR are kinda cool as well.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
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    New Rider time!

    Kamen Rider Meteor!

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    Much more enjoyable to pixel than Fourze, seeing how I actually like Meteor's design. The one thing that does strike me as odd is just how unsymmetrical, he is. I think he might be the least symmetrical rider in history...at least out of the riders I've pixeled.

    I also made the civilian appearance of Meteor, Ryuusei Sakuta. I'm hoping the characters find out who he is soon, because that aspect of the character is getting worn out.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
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    Just some preparation for the Super Hero Taisen film, I've remade Kamen Rider Decade in my own templates!

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    There's Tsukasa Kadoya, the titular Kamen Rider Decade, Destroyer of Worlds. I made his appearance after what he looks like in the first episode of the series. Then I've made Decade's normal form, Complete Form, and Violent Emotion. I also included some Kamen Ride Cards and the Ride Booker in book, gun, and sword modes.

    Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
     
  19. syer1001

    syer1001 The Emperor of the Last Empire

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    wait, so violent emotion is darker than the normal one? never realize that one...
     
  20. Dark Kabuto

    Dark Kabuto In Justice, We Trust!

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    You actually made the Megamodes look good. Kudos! :thumbs:
     

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