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OotW by gfball84887 OotW by gfball84887
Out of this World (Another World for PC). Already hours and hours into this and I have to redo a lot of it. Been a learning process working with plexiglass. Just needed to post something. Going to be 4 layers deep and have to have a special frame with lighting. 18x24.
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InfinitysEnd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very interesting concept!!  I'm sorry to say I don't have too good feelings about the game though, so I'll keep it to myself.
gfball84887 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Did you die a lot?  That happens lol.
InfinitysEnd Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah, it's not just the dying, it's that it's that death is a requirement of the design.  There are major parts in the game that no amount of skill will allow a player to pass it without dying first.  Not to mention you have to fight with the controls and the awkward pacing of his movements.  The game always gets cited for being so "groundbreaking" but I honestly think it's just retro-goggles.  To me it's just infuriating.

Sorry about the late response...
darkmanx56 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice work
gfball84887 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
nintentofu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brilliant idea gfball, really cannot wait to see it come alive.  This game has some of my all time favorite pixel/sprite art, up there with the Kings Quest and Space Quest series!  :) 
AntipatheiaArcanum Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Layered acrylic is a fantastic idea -- and what a perfect scene to do so!

Unless I'm mistaken, it would appear that you've painted to the edge of the material, which might make affixing the layers together a bit of a trick since there are no off-frame places to countersink a machine screw.  You would hate to see the material layers shift and scratch/rub/displace paint from inner layers.  I would leave a margin of about 3/4" for this purpose, and pre-drill for ~#6 countersunk machine screw and mask off the margins when painting.  This area could then be covered by the frame without losing painted area.

All is far from lost though, with most acrylic (don't do this of it's polycarb) you could clamp the finished layers and torch anneal the edges together (practice that first if you've never done it) or sand and use a thin layer of epoxy at the edges.  Don't use acrylic cement or any solvent glue since it will craze the sheets.

Using a paper grid on the rear seems like an easy approach to that problem, one other idea springs to mind and that would be to do hairline laser etching of the back of the material using a vector of the colour regions on the non-transparent areas and paint to the outer edge of the kerf.

Just thinking out loud here... :p

...Anyway, it's great to see your new work on DA.  Stoked to see how the project turns out!
gfball84887 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I missed this comment before.  Looks like you've got some savvy, thx for taking the time to post.  I wish I'd thought about how I was to frame it before I began so I'd have that 3/4 inch as you suggested.  This is going to be a toughy!
8Bit-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
painting on glass any different than painting on canvas?
gfball84887 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Yeah, how would you draw a grid if most of the surface needs to remain see through? 
It involves Windex and Q-tips and time. :D
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