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Offline burntvision

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[WIP][Male Nudity!] 2d RPG Sprite template

on: March 07, 2011, 02:42:39 pm
Hello all,

been hanging around for a few weeks now, browsing, gaining some knowledge and being generally impressed. Thought it was about time to make my 1st post!



I intend for this chap to form the base of many sprites in a game project.  This is why he's naked at the moment! I probably wont need most of the detail as he will end up clothed, but it's a challenge to myself to get it as good as I can, and worth being careful in case I decide to have semi nude people wandering about.

Obviously I intend to animate him, but want to get him to a finished standard before embarking on that mammoth task.

Mainly looking for C+C regarding how well he reads, particularly: Can you tell it's the same guy and pose, but from different angles? Animated gif below may help.



I know there are many issues that will need fixing, i.e. some banding I probably cant see and his head seems a bit pillowy and there may even be some serious anatomy problems, but I've stared at this guy for so long now it's hard to see what needs doing by myself. The two poses represent 60+ hours of work for me so far.  Yeah I'm slow.  I'm new to pixelling and a bit of a perfectionist. :)

Anyway, looking forward to hearing some thoughts and putting some more work in.

Regards.

Offline Demian

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Re: [WIP][Male Nudity!] 2d RPG Sprite template

Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 09:05:09 pm
The only thing that disturbs me are his pectorals wich look too femine in the angle view.

Then i have a few questions to think about.
Are his arms a bit longer in the angle view?
Are we watching him a bit from above in the angle view?

just throwing some thoughts probably i'm wrong... Hope that helps, keep the good work!   :)
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Re: [WIP][Male Nudity!] 2d RPG Sprite template

Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 09:34:59 pm
Hi Demian,

Cheers for taking the time to ask your questions.

I never saw the pecs as feminine, though something doesn't seem quite right with them. Maybe they're too far down his chest? You're not the only person to think it, so I guess I can try a rework on the area and see how it goes.

I think you're right about his arms being too long in the angle view. I'll be chopping a few pixels come the morning!

As for your last point - yes it's supposed to be slighlty top down in both views.  Maybe it doesn't read that well in the front on view, but that's why you can see the top of his feet.

Hmm.. I'll be pondering this and putting in a load of work tomorrow.  Dont have a job, so plenty of time to kill!

Edit: Couple more hours work. Lots of minor changes, including fixes for what you highlighted.  Bizarre the things you can miss for looking too hard!



Tried to make it look more top down on the front view by altering his nose and lengthening his feet.  Think I made a better job of his pecs, they look less like man boobs now. I hope ;D

Anyway, anyone got more to point out. And also do you generally appreciate the animated gifs to help show the progression etc, or would static images be easier on the eye?

I'll be working on a downward walk until I hear more. My thanks for your time and effort as always.
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Re: [WIP][Male Nudity!] 2d RPG Sprite template

Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 04:05:20 pm
Apologies for the double post.  Not trying to bump, just that I edited my last post and it doesn't up the post count. So anyone who glances, waiting for an update, cant see that there's been one.  Lesson learned.

And I have done some more work anyway.  Just a quick start on a walking animation.  Needs some tidying up and reshading of the muscles, but I think it looks ok considering it's only the contacts and passing frames so far. Will be working on improving what's there and adding in betweens soon.


Think the chest may need to twist a little, but that'll be a git.

Oh, and he has some hair now.  Only rough, just got tired of seeing that bald head. ;D Plus I think it makes it more apparent that it's slightly top down.