Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: Catzore on June 10, 2015, 03:24:02 am

Title: A generic goblin
Post by: Catzore on June 10, 2015, 03:24:02 am
Hey, its Catzore again, I made a new sprite and I would like some opinions on it. ( Its looks awful at a distance so zoom it in ) (http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b567/Catzore/Goblin_zpsxyaeozw2.png)
Title: Re: A generic goblin
Post by: pistachio on June 10, 2015, 01:01:17 pm
As it stands, it has potential, could have cartoony appeal but this is a wonky sprite.

It has construction problems, I.E. lack of foreshortening
For this stage the Loomis books are good books about constructing figures.

Figure Drawing For All It's Worth (http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/Loomis%20Figure%20Draw.pdf)
Fun With a Pencil (http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/Andrew%20Loomis%20-%20Fun%20WIth%20a%20Pencil.pdf)

Sacred stuff for a lot of people starting out and easy to follow.

Cure's tutorial sums up the basics about colors, shading, banding, most of the other problems with this sprite.

Had a bit of spare time, so that having been said, here's that 75% done sprite edit/redo/thing.
Completely different art direction :yell:

No progress shots of this unfortunately, BUT hopefully this will be edited with a quick breakdown of some things that went into this.
It's not really as complex as it looks.
Just uses some extra principles that are vital to making a piece look awesome.

Also, looking at your sprite from a distance actually is a way to make sure it reads well.
Looking at something up close gets you get caught up in details.
If the big picture doesn't look good that's a major sign.
Title: Re: A generic goblin
Post by: Catzore on June 10, 2015, 11:03:33 pm
Hey pistachio! I really appreciate the fact that you took the time out of your day to fix my disaster of a sprite. As you may have noticed, I'm a beginner, in fact this is only the second sprite i have ever drawn, because of that i also wanna thank you for pointing me in the right direction with those two drawing books. I dont believe in perfect first tries, i hope i can learn from my mistakes and do better with the next sprite i draw.
Title: Re: A generic goblin
Post by: rikfuzz on June 11, 2015, 09:08:37 am
I love that edit so much, pistachio.   :y: 

Catzore, please give this sprite another go and post your results once you've had a look at those pdfs - very curious to how your work will improve.  :)
Title: Re: A generic goblin
Post by: Decroded on June 11, 2015, 10:23:03 am
+1 try again.
I bet it comes out looking better.
Also feel free to post links to ur sketches if ur doing some practice drawing towards this piece.