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Game sprites [WIP][ C+C]

on: April 15, 2014, 03:16:56 am
Hello!
I'm doing the art for an educational game ~
I want to keep it really simple since i'll be animating other ~8 breeds, and because i'm new to pixel art.
This is the bull terrier, its the one i've worked the most on so far:


These are the old ones and the other dogs:



I'll be posting their acessories and other sprites from the game for critics/tips too.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 05:19:45 am by Skurra »

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Re: [WIP] Dog sprites

Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 09:27:49 am
hi welcome to the forum.
cure puppies  :y:

quick edit:

main points here:
  • smooth out those hard 45 degree lines u have with anti-aliasing.
  • remove very similar colours.
  • imply some form with the lighting rather than the cardboard cut-out style highlighting you're using.
  • use selective outlining (selout) to make the outline in the brighter areas less obvious and contrasty.

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Re: [WIP] Dog sprites

Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 04:24:13 am
Hello!
Thank you for the reply and help!
Sorry for taking so long to reply.
I really loved your edit!
 you really improved it, however i don't think it will suit with the background, because I think that the shadow you used would imply quite a strong light so i did some really, light shadows based on yours. But I may be wrong!  :blind:
Quite bad of my part to not specify it, also.  :-X

out of your suggestions and example, i did:

- smooth the hard 45 degree lines with AA;
- removed very similar colours;
- removed outline from the paws.

the ones I didnt (highlighting, selout) were because:

- removed all highlighting, i think i won't use it in them;
- I think that selout may be a problem for animating them, will make it more difficult, but I've made the outline lighter.

 I still consider both an option but will leave to decide a bit later.  ;D





I will only work with these three in here  to no post eaaaaaaaaaaach dog.

From now on I'll work on the grass tiles and BG elements, will update as soon as I improve what I already have.

The labrador at the bottom is the old one, not sure why i posted it.. may be useful or something  (?)



« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 05:05:43 am by Skurra »

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Re: [WIP] Dog sprites

Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 08:01:51 am
Wait what? grass tiles? What perspective r u going for?
maybe u better post a rough mockup screenshot.

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Re: [WIP] Dog sprites

Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 07:05:55 pm
Sorry, I''ll make shorter and clearer posts from now on.
Ill focus on these three dogs for now, would like to know if theres something i can still improve in them.
The tiles i referred to are these:


(its a sketch, but plan to use some irregular height)
the game is a runner seen from the side.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 05:18:08 am by Skurra »