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Offline Brandon519

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[WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

on: November 15, 2015, 11:01:28 am
Hello.

 I am a completely new to drawing 2D graphics and to this site. I have put together Castlevania and Contra fan games in Game Maker with recycled sprites but I always wanted to get better at creating my own graphics.

     

Haha I know they are terrible, but I guess I have to start somewhere. I can't quite put my finger on why my sprites look wrong. I was hoping some of you guys could give me some advice..do I use too many colors? bad shading?

I used dark colors because my game is going to be in gloomy environments such as castles and tombs.

Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 11:33:58 am by Brandon519 »

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 05:06:51 pm
Hi,

How do you do the shading on the greys(legs) and red(torso) seems liek way too many colors.
Maybe start with a single color and apply one darker, one lighter first?
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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 06:28:29 pm
There is heavy banding on the secound one(at least I guess so), hope it helps ^^

Some information about banding:
http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11299
http://www.pixel.schlet.net/
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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 01:15:48 am


Bahototh, you would recommend 3 shades for each color? Do you think it would simply make it look better? I ask because I am not concerned with making the sprites fit within the limitations of the SNES or some kind of old console.

Even with that, you think it is still too many colors?

Thank you so much for the replies, guys.

« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 07:10:46 am by Brandon519 »

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 03:28:37 am
:ouch:
I make all my sprites in ms paint.

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 04:48:26 am
Haha I don't mean to knock Paint. I should have named the Subject differently.


I can't tell if I made the standing animation better or worse



Thoughts? He may look like he walked through oil, but the backgrounds in the game will be dark.


As in this dark:


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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 05:27:35 pm
Whenever animating, reducing color count is your friend.  I counted 42 colors.

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Remove the "Drawn in Paint" look?

Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 05:52:30 pm
:ouch:
I make all my sprites in ms paint.

Some people hate so hard Paint XD Im just like "well this is more confortable, i like using 2 colors at the same time"