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Offline Sirroelivan

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Mario-inspired Sprites

on: March 12, 2010, 03:05:05 pm
I've been meaning to get back into spriting after a half year long break. Do note that my only spriting experience is with Picture Wars
(a sprite-based forum game), so the quality of my sprites is on the low side.
Nevertheless, I wanted to show these sprites, which were the last ones I made before my break, to garner some tips and advice before
I start again.

It's basically just a basic Goomba-like enemy, with a helmet and a wing upgrade. There's also a mage character (my favourite sprite) and
a pipe.

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Re: Mario-inspired Sprites

Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 05:00:37 pm
helmet looks like a beanie to me. needs some kind of earguard contour I think

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Re: Mario-inspired Sprites

Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 08:33:11 pm
Ugh. Gradient gradient gradient gradient gradient!
You need to be more adventurous with your shading.

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Re: Mario-inspired Sprites

Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 09:15:30 pm
First of all, like shrub said, gradient shading is a taboo ;o
Also you need waaaaay more contrast there and you need to get rid of those interior outlines, they make your rather small sprite look cluttered.
To show you what I mean I made a quick edit of one of the goombas:
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And yeah I also changed the stance a bit.
Edit:
added an improved version, with more unified palette. Try to unify your palettes btw :p

« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 12:36:50 pm by Twirly »

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Re: Mario-inspired Sprites

Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 08:57:51 am
Ah, thanks for the advice. I admit to my shame that I have been far to hesitant in trying new things.
I'm going to resprite these guys along your guidelines.   :)