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Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

on: October 10, 2006, 11:30:35 pm
I was wandering if there is any special technics to amke sprites look like this:
; i mean, look the armor its kinda brushed or something


I remember someone had posted once in the old pixelation forum a tutorial in which he rezised or something like that...

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 11:33:06 pm
to me they just look dirty and un-refined.

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 11:40:10 pm
Yeah, thats the techinique i wanna make but i make them to clean, and dont know how to do it

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 11:41:33 pm
from what i remember seeing, the original artist for the original sprites painted them or something, and then they were touched up after being scanned. I dont know if the artist still works for them(haven't played that game for a while now)..
these two definately dont look like they were made by the same artist from what i can tell.

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 03:48:00 am
Yeah I remember the actual Raganarok Online sprites looking much cooler and cleaner than this, but then again I wasn't able to double size them and scrutinize them either.
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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 10:07:28 am
The so-called Korean style of coloring is the most prevailent thing here: check the pastel colors. Pixel-art-wise, the tech on display here aren't top-notch at all. Bad selout, broken lines, a lot of missing AA.

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 06:50:58 pm
basically very unrefined pixelart.

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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 07:33:05 pm
they splash lots of color over a pretty decent silhouette / lineart and simple but cute and attractive character/costume designs, and the the unified saturation and value keeps it all looking smooth.  the broken lines and missing aa are, as mentioned, a result of a general neglect of technique in favor of efficiency.  another example of this - static heads.  not really great pixel-art wise, but very effective for a game.  Basically, these sprites are what we refer to in tabletop games as "regimental quality" - good looking at a glance, but hardly works of art.  The same goes for all of the artwork and even the writing in game.
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Re: Ragnarok online sprite coloring technics

Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 07:48:05 pm
its also good to point out that the sprites ingame aren't pixel perfect rendered, but has that blurred look. and you can zoom in and out in the game.