I'd thought I'd critique another piece, as I critiqued the Honmaru Palace piece.
Again, I'm going to congratulate you on creating such an amazing piece as you can see how much time has gone into this; and combined with the other collection of tiles for Honmaru Palace, it creates something outstanding.
As before, I'll separate my critique into the categories you rate by.
You've definitely maintained the Japanese/Chinese feel with these tiles and that the Palace you reference from has clearly informed your design. Tiles have limitations when they are this size; but you've done an amazing job with how small a size you work with. This as before remains an original concept and you've captured the essence of the design perfectly.
As I have said above, this is an original concept. From the idea to look at the reference, and try and replicate it, instead of just using it for certain sections.
The only reason I marked it down the 3.5 stars, is that it's a real place. I think you could excel creating a completely original place/tile without reference.
I haven't changed this section as I feel that it's still relevant; as much as I like works based on other things; your talent surpasses this now. You would be able to create something as equally outstanding from your imagination.
Ah technique; the one I feel people always look at in most detail. You've still maintained the standard of execution from the last piece and the amount of detail on the roof tiles is astonishing. However I do feel the entrance walls look a little out of place with the rest of the building and that perhaps something could be done to improve the windows? They seem a little basic; if you have tried before and it's just because of the limitations you were under and overcomplicating the design would ruin it; then that's fair enough - that's a personal niggle, and something I wouldn't mark you down on.
It would still not look out of place as a Pokemon Tile. The colours chosen are brilliant, especially for the roof. By doing so you created a ditherin/anti-aliasing effect, without actually anti-aliasing.
Well it's obviously going to impact those who make fan-games or Pokemon maps. I feel that it will offer a variety to those maps, by introducing something not present in existing works.
This still applies; as the comment still stands. The only thing I will add is that if interior tiles were to be made as well; it would be extremely well received.
I know that this critique is probably an odd read; due to some sections staying the same; but I feel this is as testament to your good work; if there isn't anything else to stay but the need for a critique is there; then you've done a good job.
I just felt that some things needed to be tackled; and that people often appreciate critiques more then comments, due to the time and effort which also goes in to writing these.
★★★★ and 1/2