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Pixel Art / Re: Walking Animation in 3 Frames
« on: September 15, 2005, 08:44:26 am »

The linked page has a lot of info on how to draw a walk cycle. I'm not far from trying to do one myself. Animation seems so intimidating but I'm hoping it'll get easier with practice.

Pixel Art / Re: Solid Snake
« on: September 15, 2005, 05:16:14 am »
if you wouldnt mind, could you post some of your older stuff...

Here's what I had up on photobucket. I have no idea why that ninja is throwing the horns. ;p  Nice to see you again, Alex.

His right hand's fingers look rather short. I think your fingers naturally go diagonal when you put your hand in that position. His eyes don't seem focused -- like he's not looking down the sights of the gun. Adding a bit of a squint could solve this problem and also give him more of a badass feel. While I like the colors a lot, I think since you're using so few more contrast would look good and give more depth.
Hey, David. :] Yeah I remember you.  You're right about the right hand fingers, I'll tweak that.  The face I'm not sure is a problem. I'm trying to  make video game sprites so I wanted a neutral face that could be reused in a lot of frames.  I notice a lot of games do this type of recycling. If it doesn't look so good i'll put more effort in.

Yeah it amazed me how many people had the idea to draw him like a midget. I've been spending a long time thinking out how I like my proportions (as all of these sprites over the previous months show).  I locked it down at 2 and a half heads height but the legs and arms are always growing and shrinking. I think i'm getting closer to how I like it though. When i'm satisfied i'll start figuring out how to animate. >:]

Darien and Helm
Saving it as a gif killed one of the middle shades now that I look at it. I'll fix it up and then work more on the colors.

Pixel Art / Re: Miss Llamerica :O
« on: September 14, 2005, 01:48:21 pm »
Hehe, those reality shows do get out of hand.

- You've done a nice job of expressing the fur around the cheek and stomach.

- The darkest shade of the fur bothers my eyes.  It doesn't seem to follow a consistent light source and feels a little too red.

- Good use of colors to soften up the lettering on the banner thing.  I would have naively painted it all one color. ;p

Overall great job. Hope to see more from you.

Pixel Art / Solid Snake
« on: September 14, 2005, 01:19:20 pm »

Found my way here through Pixel Joint and I recognize a few of you from Pixelation.  Haven't had the opportunity to draw much in previous months but it's been fun getting back into it.  Here's the WIP of my current sprite.  Any suggestions on how to make the image look more finished? I feel pretty strong about making the line art but things kind've fall apart when I get to picking colors and shading.

Here's a previous iteration to show you how i'm coming along this week. :]

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