>>13478>It means a lot of things. Using color to emulate volume, using color to create ﬁne texture, using color to emulate depth-of-ﬁeld. But the way it looks now, something like 80% of your art consists of shapes ﬁlled with solid color. The lilypads you've mentioned don't even look the part, they are just a skewed solid oval on top of a stalk drawn with a single stroke (approximately, I know there's a gradient and everything). No volume, and no texture. You might say it's a stylistic choice, but guess what – this style was majorly used in OFF, which once again makes you look lazy.
Pretty sure the style majorly used in OFF, map-wise, was actually bold shapes with colors in them, black outlined, simplified to a major T, the colors used often to a degree that can nearly burn one's eyes (if not already). The ONE time the "lineless but fairly simple sort-of-binary" style was arguarbly used was in one section of the game - the I have Three Friends segment outside (pratically only five maps in the whole game, only one tileset) which, what a surprise, doesn't necessarily even fit the style represented in the images of "Lilypad forest"
Npc-wise, only like, two characters (the aforementioned Hemilagno, picture related and the already shown Anjalixo) could fit and even then, there are pieces that make them not fit within the art style proper that would need a lot of changes.
I'd also argue that the simplified look actually helps establish the scenery I had in mind - a calm locale, simple and perhaps quite soft, contrasting with the pieces of rusted, broken metal, buried within, nature that simply exists, after the rain as seen via the drops of orange. But I can understand not feeling like this or another world isn't your cup of tea or even disliking an art style.
also at >get your theme
There is a certain theme in this "head" but it's something that would require playing and taking in consideration the reveal of whose head it is to fully grasp it.
To finish, while I get your opinion, I say fret not - more original content may be coming out soon, as noted from the recently posted NPC concept art. That aside, perhaps future posts of mine might interest you. If not, that's fine.
Thank you very much for clarifying your opinion and critique, I shall keep it in mind. Have a nice day!