Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: mr_cartoon on November 06, 2013, 07:45:00 pm

Title: Warhammer 40k - Side Scroller
Post by: mr_cartoon on November 06, 2013, 07:45:00 pm

I am new to pixel art and want to do a side scrolling game set in the Warhammer 40k universe.

Below is what I've done so far and I'd love any feedback for this endeavour.

Ultramarine - Player Sprite:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/4jam1g.jpg) (http://i44.tinypic.com/dzedqs.jpg)
basic pose *updated*


(http://i41.tinypic.com/119se4j.jpg) (http://i44.tinypic.com/avhpc5.jpg)
reloading *updated*

Orc Heavy Gunner - NPC

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2v0zo5v.jpg) (http://i39.tinypic.com/sl3fxl.jpg)
basic pose *updated*

Thank you dpixel for your help. I love your suggestions. I am just thinking for this one of doing things without an outline, but again thank you for your help.

With regards to the shooting animation being more appropriate for a single shot, powerful weapon, I always figured the bolt gun to be a hand held shotgun. But it does jump up quite a bit.. I'll play around some more and see what I get.
Title: Re: Warhammer 40k - Side Scroller
Post by: dpixel on November 06, 2013, 08:48:30 pm
These are nice.  I'm working on a sidescroller/platform zombie game myself and my sprites are about this size.
Just an idea to up the contrast and readability:
Maybe too busy?   :-\
Title: Re: Warhammer 40k - Side Scroller
Post by: Haze01 on November 07, 2013, 09:37:05 pm
I also found the details you had included in the sprite to be difficult to read.  On my monitor, I actually just saw it as a solid-blue sprite with only the white star, gold band, and brown gun as other details.  It wasn't until I zoomed in that I saw there were highlights and details to the blue armor.  dpixel's edit adds detail and the increased contrast makes it more readable.

The animations are looking fairly good.  I don't know much about it but I wonder if the shooting animation is correct for this type of weapon.  It feels more appropriate for some type of single-shot gun.  There are sure to be references available online.