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Santa Sprite

on: December 30, 2012, 10:40:40 pm
I've decided that until I start work again in 2013, I'd try and do small sprites and random stuff. I'm still in a Christmas mood, so I made this Little Santa  :)



Anything look odd? If not, I might start working on tiles and turn this slowly into a mockup.

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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 02:20:18 am
It's pretty cool!
What first stands out to me though is that the feet are very small, maybe excessively so. Also, they're positioned in such a way that he looks a bit hunched over.

I'm guessing you want to stick with that sprite size, and the rest of the body is good enough that it'd be a shame to morph it to make room for bigger feet. Maybe it'll look alright if you just make them wider, adding some extra weight to the sprite in the process.
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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 05:35:28 am
I'm gonna disagree with Charlieton about the feet being too small, I think they look fine for the style. He is right about it looking hunched though, maybe move the head back a few pixels and the feet more inward? It could also be that the shoulders are too far forward relative to his feet, especially his left.
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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:44:39 am
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I've moved the head and shoulder. I tried to bring the feet in, but couldn't get it to look right. So I tried the opposite, you can be the judge of whether  it looks right or not.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 09:46:35 am by Jim16 »

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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 02:25:38 pm


Quick edit on his arm. I think at this angle only the forearm would be visible. Not sure how you'd handle the cuff though, on my edit it seems to be a bit too thin. I also moved the hand up a pixel to be level with the other, considering his feet are level. I do think the wider stance works, it balances him out a bit more.

What kind of environment were you thinking for the mockup? I'd love to see him jumping on giant presents. :D
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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 04:15:44 pm
I messed around with the face somewhat. The main focus was to try and get rid of some banding around the nose/between the eyes (it's still not completely free from it). Then I just kept going with the face, 'cuz it's a fun sprite.

Take from it what you want. :-[

Yes, the wider stance works well. It gives balance, as Regulus wrote.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 04:18:54 pm by Charlieton »
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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 11:59:51 pm
Thanks for the edits guys. I'll take a closer look in the morning, and also post what I've worked on since my last post. It actually does involve
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I'd love to see him jumping on giant presents
. Although I'm just winging it  :crazy:

Charlieton, thanks that's a good edit, I wouldn't have caught the banding.

Regulus Awesome, I think the arms still not right though. I'll play around with it a bit more. Something bound to work.

Edit: oh, And happy new year guys and gals.

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Re: Santa Sprite

Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 05:06:57 pm
Minor progress, I'm not sure I like where this is going. I might start over.