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Top-Down-RPG Main Character

on: February 19, 2015, 09:40:01 pm
Hi everybody,
im currently working on a top-down-rpg like secret of mana, chronotrigger or the legend of zelda. But since im more of a developer im currently struggling with the art. I'd like to ask you for some Input on my main character, since i dont really like him the way he is now:


http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/charwip011kte5ziq8u.png
small


http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/charwip0231c7tdjh4f.png
bigger + sketch


http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/mlrnewscreen0wl0ym17z6s.png
with some environment

I'm happy about some help regarding the other Sprites and Tiles as well.

lg Tim
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 09:55:52 pm by TileTamer »

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 09:45:58 pm
Can you re-upload everything as .PNG format please?

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 09:57:22 pm
sure, i added a direct link to the first two pics



I darkened the armor today and finished the first Animation


« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 01:51:36 pm by PixelPiledriver »

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 10:28:15 am
the animation is actually not that bad! but I just dot see the depth of the character. there's hardly any shading oh his body, so its hard to tell what part is what.

I did this es an example. look specially in the hair, where I separate the clumps of hair by shading rather than by creating an outline

Image size doesn't matter! It's what you do with your pixels that counts!

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 12:14:37 pm
Hi Kazuya, thank you very much. The OP you did there looks totally awesome! I'll try to apply as much of it as i can.

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 01:28:30 pm
I don't know what OP means in pixelation terms :)
Image size doesn't matter! It's what you do with your pixels that counts!

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 03:30:36 pm
by op i meant overpaint. read that a couple of times in an other art forum, im not sure if this is realy a thing though :D
what i meant was that i really liked the additions you made to my sprite.

i tried to improve mine accordingly:


i feel like, even though it's not perfect yet, it already improved a lot, so thank you again :)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 03:32:31 pm by TileTamer »

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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 03:34:08 pm
Oh ok. I'm more familiar with the term "edit"

please not that the bright grey I added on your sprite was meant to be a highlight, not a decoration.
that was the gold bit, and I did that only to accentuate the shape of the armour. The grey bits should chance their value according to their position during the animation.
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Re: Top-Down-RPG Main Character

Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 03:47:20 pm
yes i realy liked the golden decoration, but it doesnt fit the character story wise, so i thought I could just use a lighter grey to get that nice feel of texture.
The problem i have right now with the shadows on the armor is that im not sure where the light is coming from. On my first sprite i randomly chose top-lef. but now it feels like its coming from bottom/south and slightly from the left. not sure though...
I find the armor in general surprisingly hard to get right.

Edit:
i made a purple version now its currently my favorite
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 12:12:28 am by TileTamer »