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Pixel Art / Re: First sprite - need some comments
« on: June 10, 2008, 10:57:13 pm »
Quote from: Jelly_Donut
Man I gotta say, I'm all gitty about making pixel art. I'm enjoying it a lot, I found myself spending 3 hours straight working on that animation and the imp in one sitting (including looking at references, and a thousand trial and errors.) I just enjoy how subtle pixel art truly is, how ONE pixel can change everything.

Yeah! Couldn't agree more *nods*  :crazy:
Since I came to this forum I've been pixeling more and more, like you. And It's great to look at others art too for ideas and motivation.

I like the new imp, he looks really evil :)
Can't comment anything bad about his animation, it looks good, tough his wings look a little stiff. Well, they could swipe a bit more if you know what I'm saying.  :lol:

Keep it up  :y:

Pixel Art / Re: New/Old Forum-goer and some fresh-baked pixels
« on: June 09, 2008, 11:42:28 pm »
Quote from: Xion
madf: i didn't know you could resize images like that. I was so confused when I zoomed in on it and it became higher res.

rofl...   ::)
Googled some random image just to find the braids, but it was too big so I didn't want to flood the thread.

Quote from: garland
@madf: I never said this was a stereotypical viking.  :P

True true, also there's not really such a thing as female stereotypical vikings. Because the women were not like the men at all. I guess you can relate to valkyries instead, but that's another story.

Anyways, about the new pose, It feels like she's fighting something. I like it more, also the face looks alot better. Can't really comment on the body since it's incomplete.

Well, I don't know about the proportions of the legs, guess It'll look better when they are shaded so that I can see the dept.

Pixel Art / Re: My first attempt.
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:40:59 pm »
I think they are very good for being first attempts, fast improvement aswell~ thats potential !  :y: :hehe:

Well.. I think you should give the sword sheate some contrast. It looks like he's constantantly stabbing oneself.


Pixel Art / Re: New/Old Forum-goer and some fresh-baked pixels
« on: June 07, 2008, 10:28:45 pm »
All stereotypical vikings have braids!!  :yell:


I like the green on your work. It's calming and nice to look at. And she looks cute too.  :-*

Pixel Art / Re: Survival Horror sprite
« on: June 07, 2008, 12:25:35 pm »
The arms seem a little long tough, maybe shorten them one or two pixels.
His groin should be more outstanding... hum... that comes out wrong.  :crazy:
What I mean is you could try giving his belt-buckle an outline or change it's colors to increase the contrast on where the vest ends and where the pants start.

The beard seems good, but now it's merging with the vest collar. It could look like that, but it's more like a sheriff beard other than the first you made. Try changing the black pixels under his jaw.

I changed my mind about his hair though. Either you can stick to the old (shaved) design or you should fill his hair completly and give it a dark outline. When it's dithered like that it rather looks like a beanie on his head.  :)

I like where this is going, I'm thinking resident evil when I see your sprite. Keep it up!

EDIT: I gave him a little more butt and belly. Don't mind his hair, unless you like it. His beard however, I just removed 2 pixels of black and added some grey. I think it stands out better.

    What are you lookin' at, Punk.  :hehe:

Come to think of it, his legs maybe needs some more pants. It looks like the hind legs of a dog/horse  :lol: (but that's my fault aswelll)  :blind:

Pixel Art / Re: Survival Horror sprite
« on: June 06, 2008, 11:01:32 pm »

He's supposed to be bald, amirite?

Did you try to add some hair, that might look good aswell. I'm not sure about the facial hair, when I zoom it I see it clearly. But I think you should add some more contrast too it. As it is now it's merging togheter with his cheeks.

  <- :crazy:

He looks pretty serious, and that's good for a survival horror game. But his arms and legs look too comical. I think you should englarge his legs a little, and make his arms (at least the right one) smaller.

Pixel Art / Re: First sprite - need some comments
« on: June 06, 2008, 09:57:06 pm »

Here are the things I believe you must work on.

1. The head, he shouldn't headbang that much, try only moving it 1 or 2 pixels in a horizontal range.

2.  He's waving his arms a bit too much, aswell as the cape. Since he's running(?) he should have a more fierce movement than plain walking, but you should move his arms inwards a bit and make the cape smaller. The collar of the cape doesn't have to move that much either I believe.

3. His feet. Hmm...  Well I guess they are too big, maybe make him show less "skin". Let the cape cover it. But don't make the cape larger!

4. You forgot to draw the golden border on his cloth in 2 frames. I think it would look better if you used it all the way.

5. About the colors, I tend to like to use to many myself, but It all depends on what platform the sprites are intended for. You could try to limit your pallette before drawing, seeing as you used green, red, violet, gold and black, maybe you could get away with one of each color plus one lighter & darker version of it to shade.

6. I also think you should lower the FPS from 12 to 9 to make his movement smoother.

7. You might already use one, but references are great! I'm guessing you were influenced by this?
as you can see, one way would be to let your little guys head be still, while having his pigtail pendle.

I hope you don't mind, I tried to edit it a little.
I also changed the colordepth to 16 (4bpp).
Looking at it now I believe the collar and the cape still needs to be fixed. Also you could try removing the hands completly (cover them with the cape). Try some random stuff and see how it looks.

I hope somone else can take over from here.  :)

And about the Imp, it' looks cool- just add eyes! Prefferably bright yellow, red or white. That would make it look more evil  :hehe:

Good luck to you.  :y:

Pixel Art / Re: girl portrait (anime style)
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:55:38 pm »
I love animé !  :crazy:

Hope you like my version.

No but seriously... I'm not really into portraits but it was fun editing yours. :)

Challenges & Activities / Re: Mockup Frenzy #7: Cinematendo!
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:56:28 pm »
Ah!  :o

This seems to awsome, and yet I'm so very late for it.

I'm going to do one even though it's dead over the line.   :)

Pixel Art / [WIP's] Three Crazy Cows + avatar
« on: June 05, 2008, 11:30:23 pm »
Greetings, I am making a game for a cellphone, and here some of the character sprites.

Green- and bluecow 16x16, and the red one is 24x24. (the red is also the one in my avatar.)
Colors are 8-bit restrictional, so I don't have to be too thrifty...




I'm satisfied with the result, but I believe there's always something too improve. So CC away.
 :hehe: thx

EDIT: Oh, and I don't mind if you comment my avatar aswell.

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