Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
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Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 12:09 AM EDT
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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 12:26 PM EDT
Hmm, wow, uh, that's an interesting piece.
I like the idea of this, but not so wild about the background.
Anyhow:

- First off, those lifebars, while they look quite cool, they wouldn't have much practical use for the game, which is fine of course, because this is a pic, but they blend in so well with the background, that they could be mistaken with part of the background.
- Speaking of the background, that's an interesting colour for a bridge, and I think that the red colour sort of clashes with the blue.
- The work on Kabal's chest, looks occasionally simple in colours.
- The shadows are a bit simple in shape. The shape of the bodies would be much more effective.
- Not so sure why behind Baraka's run meter is full (well, I mean empty grin).

Heh, that about covers that.

The good things:
+ The idea is pretty good.
+ Non-excessive blood, which is great.
+ The work on the skeleton and Baraka's skinned torso is very good.
+ Baraka actually looks in pain, lol. Something that is not often seen in some fakes around here.
+ The sprite edit to Kabal is very good.
+ Wins texts, win marks all included.
+ While the lifebars don't seem suited to the pic, imo, they are pretty good, and it's nice to see you include your own designs.

A good fake, keep up the good work smile.
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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 01:21 PM EDT
Well, first off, thank’s for the feedback. Not a whole lot I can say about the life bars, I wanted to make something unique as opposed to just a copy and paste. The reason for the red around the bridge is due to the idea of the background being a river of blood somewhere in Outworld (perhaps the blood of fallen warriors?). As with the life bars, I wanted to make something new. And the reason I made the shadows simple in design is because there’s no direct light source other than the single flame. Granted, they suck, but it was worth a shot. grin As for the positive comments, I’m glad you liked the edits on Kabal and Baraka. This is one of my first Mortal Kombat fakes, so it’s reassuring to know I’m doing it at least fairly well. And yea, I didn’t want an excess of blood. Blood doesn’t make a fake/fatality good. Thanks again for your comments. Both pluses and minuses were appreciated.
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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 02:23 PM EDT

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This is one of my Mortal Kombat first fakes, so it’s reassuring to know I’m doing it at least fairly well. And yea, I didn’t want an excess of blood. Blood doesn’t make a fake/fatality good. Thanks again for your comments. Both pluses and minuses were appreciated.


Wh-wh-wh-wh-wha? One of your first? Whoa.
Lol, you sure have a lot of talent for these, and I hear you on the blood thing. It really destroys a pic when people just slap on loads of blood drops from the warehouse - which worst of all go in one direction, lol.
Definately looking forward to seeing some more from you smile.
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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 06:17 PM EDT
One of your first?! Really, wow, well it will indeed be interesting to see your future work here.

Its usually always nice to see some sort of custom background, and yours is pretty good. You have some interesting ideas, its actually a thought out stage, rather than just throwing props together. The blue still gets me, but I like it overall. The lifebars, aren't too bad, I would have made them thicker if it were me though. But they are well designed, and even. You added all the small details too, win tokens, text, etc.. The only thing I'd fix would be the timer, it sort of blends with the lifebars, a different color would be better I think.

The Kabal sprite does seem to need a larger variety of colors in some places, but that doesn't take away from the fact that its AMAZING. The cloak's flawless, great design and good originality. You did a good job with Baraka too, the ripping looks very real.

Good amount of blood, not under nor overdone in that department. And the shadows are a nice attempt, and I suppose they are proper given that there isn't much of a light source in the fake.

I like this very much, can't wait to see more like this.
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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/10/2003 10:44 PM EDT
Wooo hoooo it's great!! The background is awesome! Kabal's outfit looks cool (it has a resemblance with Mavado's outfit), and the life bars looked pretty funny to me... I liked it alot!! Congrats!!


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RE: Fan Art: Redesigned Kabal finishes Baraka.
07/11/2003 02:05 AM EDT
Gee, judging by all this positive feedback (thanks, by the way), I think this may be a hard act to follow... I better get to work coming up with some sinister Fatalities and character designs.
-Peace out, cubscout.
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