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Re: [WIP] Tiny robot character

Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 03:12:28 pm
Having scoured through a collecition of NES Mega Man sprites I can see that there are black outlines on all the characters despite their size.



I'm not doubting the talents of anyone here but I have already stated that my pixel art attempts without the black borders really do look terrible.  It is also not the type of style I am after.

Apologies for having a difference of opinion but I am taking on board the criticisms and wondering why you would harbour such hostility?

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Re: [WIP] Tiny robot character

Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 03:38:45 pm
Nobody here is being hostel, we're just trying to to help you out! Try posting images without outlines, even if they look horrible. At least then we can help you determine why they look bad, and how to improve.

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Re: [WIP] Tiny robot character

Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 03:56:38 pm
I have no problem with the outlines themselves, I think you're segmenting your sprite too much and there is no visual priority in the various body parts and details.

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Re: [WIP] Tiny robot character

Reply #13 on: July 31, 2010, 12:19:21 am
Example of lost lines and drop shadows.  You can just use them to create
contrast where it's necessary to have shape separation. Adding outlines
everywhere to be consistent is a trap. Yeah, he turned into masterchief :o

« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 02:32:37 pm by Arne »

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Re: [WIP] Tiny robot character

Reply #14 on: July 31, 2010, 03:35:12 pm
Thanks guys.  This is what I have after attempting to remove the outlines.



Please let me know what you think.  :)