Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: jackjokezz on November 24, 2014, 03:26:50 pm

Title: [WIP] [C+C] Sidescrolling Platformer Sprite
Post by: jackjokezz on November 24, 2014, 03:26:50 pm
Hello Everyone!

I'm new to the forum (first topic whoot [smile]) and I've been seeing that everyone here's been getting some really good critique! Well long story short, I've got this sprite of mine that I've been playing around with and I can't quite get him to look the way I want. I feel like his shoulder's a bit off, the colors are kinda messed up, and my shading is terrible, but I don't really know which direction to head into?

I'm honestly just looking for someone to tell me everything wrong with my sprite so I can learn because I've been dying to improve my skills so I can start animating this guy. Any help at all though would be much appreciated thanks!


Some other stuff too

Oh yeah and just a heads up, I'm new to the whole forum thing so I hope I used the tags right (WIP = WorkinProgress & C+C = Comments and Critique?) thanks again!
Title: Re: [WIP] [C+C] Sidescrolling Platformer Sprite
Post by: AlcopopStar on November 30, 2014, 01:30:45 pm
Hey Jack,

Welcome to the forum!

I like your lil dude, good pose and a nice amount of character from such few pixels is a good start.

Your image does have a few problems though, hopefully highlighted in my edit:


Might of taken the design in a "jockier" a direction then your after, but I hope you get where I am coming from.

I tried for a blockier approach, it's good to get your base shapes down with some solid contrasting colours. At this size (and I do recommend you post x2, monitors are a bit higher res then they used to be ;p) readability is the most important thing, you can get a bit fancier with your shading sure, but only after you have readability down. I also eliminated all the outlines for this reason, you don't have enough pixels to work with to really make them super viable.