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Forum Index > News and Announcements > Nytekrie Revamp Sketches 2.0
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Level 70
Joined: 6/9/2017
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Posted: 9/14/2019 at 9:59 PM Post #71
I feel as though the lines on the wings are too sharp and smooth; possibly more texture is necessary. The faces also look strange on the adults- they need to be more round in my opinion.

Edit: After looking at what the wings will actually look like, I don't have any critiques on them.

I absolutely adore the hatchlings, however the male face looks like it's missing a few details.
Edited By Moondrop on 9/14/2019 at 10:02 PM.
Level 70
Joined: 10/11/2014
Threads: 14
Posts: 834
Posted: 9/14/2019 at 10:15 PM Post #72
The good:
-Love the new talons. The two toes was very strange looking and frankly how on earth would you catch anything with just two toes? These look formidable.
-Love the new position of the males tail.
-The wings look much more detailed.

The not so good:
The faces still look odd. Copehs gif post really says it all. They look 100% better to me with the beards brought up to the beak.

The indifferent:
-I dont have any issue with the females tail, but neither would I care if it is brought down.
-The extra feathers on the back of the legs look fine, but I also didnt have any issue with barer legs. Plenty of raptors have skinny featherless legs.
-The babies look okay. Yes they might be overly cute, but I would much rather they were cute than the adults. Plus they just hang out in my hatchery. I am much more concerned about how the adults look. :-P

Overall, I really like how they are coming together and I am happy to see changes that make sense are being added in. I am excited (and a bit nervous) to see how the mutations end up looking.
Edited By Faeyla on 9/15/2019 at 1:09 AM.
Level 69
The Tender
Joined: 6/4/2017
Threads: 31
Posts: 1,179
Posted: 9/14/2019 at 11:39 PM Post #73
I would be cool with removing the 'beards', but having the third toe face backward sounds like it would be cool. It's just a really interesting concept of a more handlike thing, like they can grasp onto things, and most predator birds seem to have that? Not sure though, but they look awesome!
Level 70
Master Egg Hunter
Joined: 11/2/2014
Threads: 29
Posts: 1,776
Posted: 9/15/2019 at 7:18 AM Post #74
on the matter of 'how would they catch things with only two forward-facing toes*'... the... the same way many non-avian theropods might have, primarily using their hands to grip and using their hind feet and/or mouth for inflicting the majority of the damage? That would seem like a logical conclusion to us.
They could even just use their foreclaws for climbing or something, like baby hoatzin.

*(foreclaws might be a better term, really, since it's them that they only have two of; their hind feet have always been three forward/one backward, like any eagle or hawk)
(and two fingers(+wing-supporting-finger, Hopefully) would hardly be the strangest setup ever, considering in our own magicless and mundane world there have been theropod-lineage dinosaurs with everywhere from five all the way down to zero fingers)

Actually, it's interesting to us how the claws in these sketches seem somewhat more similar to the nyte's Tribal Armor claws than the current base claws

on the babies, since a lot of people seem to think they should be less fluffy, maybe their feathering could be slightly shorter, like this baby burrowing owl

(also, I was just thinking about why the baby female's face looks,,, strange? to us, and I think it might be because of how round her beak looks (and the nostrils being quite far down towards the tip overall?))
Level 48
Nature Walker
Joined: 3/12/2019
Threads: 16
Posts: 210
Posted: 9/15/2019 at 8:32 AM Post #75
Their nice! I know no one will agree with this, but I actually liked the old ones better.
Level 70
Joined: 11/6/2014
Threads: 105
Posts: 1,578
Posted: 9/15/2019 at 10:36 AM Post #76
I agree. I like the old design better.

However, I know they're going to update anyways, so here's my input on the current designs.

1. There is something off about the faces. Like they're too fluffy/wide compared to the neck and size of the head. I think they need to be sleeker and a little more aggressive looking.

2. The female's tail doesn't seem aligned correctly and I don't like it being so close to her head.

3. I think the wingtips are too smooth and even compared to their original design. I liked how the original design was kinda "edgy".
Level 65
Joined: 2/27/2013
Threads: 142
Posts: 561
Posted: 9/15/2019 at 4:58 PM Post #77
I still think they look way to fluffy. Part of why I loved them so much was that they were sleek and not fluffy. The faces kinda look like they ate something they were allergic to and puffed up. I would go sleeker on the face and neck.
Level 70
Warden of Umbra
Joined: 10/12/2018
Threads: 24
Posts: 715
Posted: 9/16/2019 at 11:51 AM Post #78
So cute!
Level 62
Joined: 2/23/2015
Threads: 81
Posts: 2,117
Posted: 9/16/2019 at 12:14 PM Post #79
I like the art, but the head of the female seems weirdly squished, and her tail seems too high. Actually, the heads on both adults seem oversized and uncomfortable. The babies look very odd, possibly the excessive fluff, possibly the faces. Also, compared to the others, the adult male has a somewhat boring pose. It would definitely be nice to see it changed.
Level 65
Fancy Pants
Joined: 2/13/2017
Threads: 124
Posts: 10,445
Posted: 9/16/2019 at 12:41 PM Post #80
The faces look a little too shapeless. I understand they are based on owls but it would be nice to have more shape to the head instead of it just being flat and round.
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