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How to make it look more like a sprite? help please

on: February 25, 2011, 02:48:48 pm
Hi,

thats my problem, I think all my sprites look like wip's and I don't know how I can improve them.

http://s1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/regg8/
Here is the link to the gallery

old ss (not mine gfx):


new ss (mine):


and same mockup with different bg



Have anyone any suggestions for me?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 06:32:19 pm by regg »

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Re: How to make it look more like a sprite? help please

Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 10:06:48 pm
What I think you need is more definition, less colours, more control, sharper edges and all that.
I took one of your tanks and gave it a quick makeover.



At first i set down some very simple shapes as guides and then i added some edge highlighting and smoothed things out.
Then more detail, some dirt, whatnot. I based this style somewhat on the style of the Raiden Fighters arcade game series, which uses similar rendering (with more colours to make it smoother)

The big benefit when working with pixelart is that you can pretty quickly recolour stuff with new ramps and such.

In this folder you will find some sprites from some Raiden Fighters games.
http://ptoing.net/post/rf/

If you have specific questions just ask :)
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: How to make it look more like a sprite? help please

Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 11:08:19 pm
I have tried make one of my tanks once again, paying attention to your words.


Well, say what do you think now :)

And my friends version:


Seems to look more interesting than mine... or maybe it's wrong impression?