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Offline Hazzy

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Help with right walking animation

on: September 06, 2011, 08:54:07 am
Okay been a while since I've been here let alone post something about the same thing I'm working on.
After a few revisions I've come out with this:



When I try it out in my game it kinda feels odd, I just can't put my finger on it. I've tried redoing the leg animation multiple times but still come out with funny odd results.
Any help on this? Thanks.

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Re: Help with right walking animation

Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 10:26:27 am
The main problem is in the last frame, since his/her right leg looks like it's  forward, as well as the left!

AND when the LEFT arm is forward, the RIGHT leg should be forward, you did the opposite.

You should make her arms move a bit more too.

And her head body (not her legs though) should move up and down when walking.

here's a great tutorial http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tutorials/walking.asp

and here's my edit



you have used a lot of colors too, but there's no need : o

EDIT:

here's a version with less colors
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 10:35:39 am by RedKnight91 »
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!

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Re: Help with right walking animation

Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 11:21:42 am
The main problem is in the last frame, since his/her right leg looks like it's  forward, as well as the left!

AND when the LEFT arm is forward, the RIGHT leg should be forward, you did the opposite.

You should make her arms move a bit more too.

And her head body (not her legs though) should move up and down when walking.

here's a great tutorial http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tutorials/walking.asp

and here's my edit



you have used a lot of colors too, but there's no need : o

EDIT:

here's a version with less colors
Wow thanks, pretty in depth. The link I'm already familiar with but I'm just trying to practice an see what things I'm missing then I can improve on that. I'm slowly getting there! :)

Oh an it's meant to be a guy, does it really look like a girl that bad?

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Re: Help with right walking animation

Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 11:57:29 am
It's tough to show gender in small sprites like these, but if you really want him to look like a guy, it's best to do so through clues in his costume. The entire sprite looks pretty muddy and blurred, you could really benefit from reducing the number of colors, adding more contrast and more saturation. Don't be afraid of making bold changes, making outlines clear and showing where elements separate is the key to readability!

Look up "hue shifting" on wikipedia to see how your color choice could improve.

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Re: Help with right walking animation

Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 01:03:42 pm
Oh an it's meant to be a guy, does it really look like a girl that bad?

Not really, I just wasn't sure because of the long hair : p
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