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Sonic Items

on: April 07, 2015, 06:24:51 am
I've been toying with the idea of making a level mockup for Sonic Game for a few weeks now..
This is the first step towards that.

I've played through all Sonic games last week and made sure to look closely at the pixel art.
Thanks to that I've gotten a lot better at shading metal.
I'm also so used to using outlines for everything, so this is good practice for me.



The Sonic sprite is just for reference.

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 12:00:05 pm
Dude these look perfect, when they're right next to the actual Sonic sprite. They look like they could come from the game itself. That's kinda sweet. Right on, homie.   :y:

Only thing that seems strange to me is the checkpoint thing. The others, for the most part, have crisper outlines and clear definition, but the checkpoint has highlights right on the outline. Could look a bit out of place with some of the other stuff. BUT that completely depends on the context of the game itself, and the kind of backdrops it will be in front of.

Would love to see this shit together in that mockup of a level.

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 04:54:55 pm
these look incredible.  One critique.  The spikes look a little too rough compared to the sleekness of the other items.  Maybe try smoothing out the outlines so it is less jaggy

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 02:28:14 am
Thanks guys!
The first few Sonic games had a huge impact on my childhood. But since I switched to team Nintendo after getting a Nintendo 64 I never really looked back..
Then it hit me a few weeks back that I could draw using the same style. Now I'm even thinking of making a fangame, since there are a few Sonic 2d game engines that are free to use.

The spikes are a huge pain, looks like a mess no matter what I do..
As for the checkpoint balloon, The goal sign and the spring board both have highlighted outlines and I want to resist adding darker outlines.

Here are some more items. First attempt at an enemy, but I feel like he looks more Megaman than Sonic.



Update:

So far I have drawn everything while looking at the references, now for the sonic/robotnik signs and the extra life tv, I edited the originals. Just FYI.
I also messed around with the sonic sprite..

Everything else obviously look very close to the original because I'm using the same sizes and ratios and trying to get it to look close to the references.






« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 07:13:37 am by Seiseki »

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 12:17:19 pm
Really great! I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you do with the background, which was always rather garish and hard to look at compared to the mellow Super Mario backgrounds. :)

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 02:27:07 pm
These Looks wonderful! Please more..

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 08:57:01 am
Thats really stellar work! well done!
Image size doesn't matter! It's what you do with your pixels that counts!

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 04:21:38 pm
 

« Last Edit: April 10, 2015, 06:49:02 am by Seiseki »

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 11:29:56 am
love these but consider ur metal colours.
I feel like u can get something more interesting with some hue shifts and bounces in the ramps.

also consider offsetting the light source eg to the left a bit.
the front-on light doesn't do favors imo.

This is all assuming u want to take original art to a new level

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Re: Sonic Items

Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 02:11:10 pm
Sonic's leaning backward a bit. I like where you're going with this.