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Offline Elfuun

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[WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

on: October 30, 2011, 10:19:55 am
Hi  :)
I'm trying to make the sprite of a hero for my own sidescroller game, but it's a little hard. Well,  I usually draw sprites like this, so i don't know what's wrong.
I made a little sketch but it don't help me so much because i'm not very good at anatomy. Can someone just edit my sprite or tell me what should i erase or change?
Thanks, Elfuun.
ps: sorry for my so bad english, i just have 3years of it, and i'm french :)

[Edit] : Woops, forgot the sprite  :o
I think the arms are wrong (and not finished yet :ouch:).
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 10:34:53 am by Elfuun »

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 11:21:11 am
Hi Elfuun!
Well, the basic tip you should follow is to start from a sketch of the whole body before you get into details with color, shading, etc., as you did : )
I'm pretty sure the head is wrong too but I don't really know 'cause it has no facial features!
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 11:31:03 am
Thanks for advices!
I just make a little sketch of the head to show how I see it (right in english? Tell me if you don't understand  ;)).
But, in fact I just think it isn't the style (?) I want for my game, so maybe I'll resume from begining. I want something more... cartoon, or more funny, like a game for kid.
So, should I use more curves? Or more saturated colors?
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 02:49:21 pm by Elfuun »

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 10:42:50 pm
the colors are ok, just try to start from a sketch of the whole body. If you want it to be cartoony or funny try to have lot of smooth curves for the body : )
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 12:32:48 am
Like what I mentioned in my last post, so far this has some anatomy/construction issues, making it seem flat, especially the arms. It looks like you jumped straight to lines with no clear idea of what you were doing, then cleaned said lines up, without considering the shapes the drawing is made of. (Will edit this post to elaborate.) I can see why you would want to go with simplified anatomy for a game of this type, but it's still easy to discern whether the drawing lacks form or it doesn't.

...Looking closer, the whole thing doesn't need a redo but there are still some problem areas, especially the neck and arms. Just needs some adjusting.

Making an edit now to show you what I mean.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2011, 08:07:44 am by pistachio »

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 08:19:15 am

[Edit] : Woops, it's a little bit too big!
As you tell me, I just drew a sketch of my character to use it like a model. I thinks the body can be good but I realy don't know how to do the neck (Yea, I hate neck). I think in this style my hero could don't have any neck. It may be more easy for me.
Well, I'll try to do the head this afternoon (it's 9AM in France), and I'll show you :)

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 08:06:08 am
Sorry for the wait.

Not a big fan of anime eyes/faces.

Anyway here's how I would go about creating the sprite, the face and limbs specifically. Judging by the previous work you've posted, you've got the anatomy down, it's mostly the proportion that needs work, which this may help you with.



I thought the arms could be in a different position, but the legs seem pretty undynamic next to them. Still, it's a useful reference.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2011, 08:09:22 am by pistachio »

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Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 09:04:56 am
Wow, your sprite looks so good! I love the legs!
I'll try to find some anatomy lessons to know the proportions.
Well, I don't have time now, I begin work tomorrow... But I'll try to release me to work that.

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 06:45:20 pm
I'm back (:
It's hard to find time to work pixel art, but I have done something today.
Well, it's completly different of my ancient sprite and it's also bigger.
It's a step by step, and I still have a problem with the neck and legs / feet.   :-[
Any comments/edits/help please?  ;D

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Re: [WIP] Sprite (maybe for SideScroller game)

Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 07:12:09 pm
legs are to small.
They should be the size of the rest of the body.