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[C+C][WIP] Character sprites

on: May 04, 2017, 03:06:33 pm
 I am Trying to start a sprite sheet template which I would use to create a selection of human characters with 8 directional movements for a top down gauntlet style project, however, sprites are a huge weakness of mine in pixel art.

Here is my attempt so far:


I am quite happy with both the male and female head so far, however, iIam struggling with the body the whole character needs to fit within a 64X64 frame with room around for animations. head body and arms are on separate layers.

I would prefer the arms to be more up as if holding a shield sword or staff but I drew them down, to begin with so I can get a better idea of proportions, perhaps the body is a little too small for the head?

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attempted to refine it but still not happy.



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Really hoping to get some advice on this and would appreciate any input.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 05:50:57 pm by Linaru »
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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 09:40:20 am
attempted a few variations of the body but just couldn't get it to look right, so I decided to work on the head rotations instead.



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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 10:36:28 am
Rework the diagonal downs, you'll have to redraw them at a proper angle rather than just moving em about. Remember your head is turning at a bit of an angle too, fit it with the perspective! It'll be a bit weird to think about but keep on it!
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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 12:24:27 pm
Rework the diagonal downs, you'll have to redraw them at a proper angle rather than just moving em about. Remember your head is turning at a bit of an angle too, fit it with the perspective! It'll be a bit weird to think about but keep on it!

Reworked the heads a lot, having had a break (and some sleep), I did notice a lot of messy issues on those diagonals



hopefully these are better
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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 09:49:02 am
I have had several more attempts at shaping the body, however, I am really struggling.
here is the latest



as I stated in my original post character sprites are a weakness, in this instance I find myself struggling to find a balance between the anatomy I was aiming for and the almost top-down perspective.

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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 09:55:21 am
Getting ready to give up on this, my sheer incompetence when trying to draw something that looks remotely human is frustrating me and having gone through several more attempts to completely redraw the body, this is my best one so far.


it still looks off to me...
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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 10:43:06 am
Naw don't give up.  :)
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Re: [C+C][WIP] Character sprites

Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 08:31:16 am
Draw something else to clear your face of the frustration, then go again at it!
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