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st3ady's pixel shenanigans

on: November 08, 2006, 10:00:06 pm
I thought I'd make a thread where I could just post all my work as I make it, and if anyone wants to comment or critique, that'd be great  :y:
I downloaded a free version of upaint from the Tools sticky here at work on this super old Win NT machine, and while no one was looking I made me a mario sprite:

his shoulders are kinda messed up I'll try to fix it up later when i get home  :D
EDIT: when I got home I couldn't stop !
and slightly different:
right now I have black outlines, I guess that is n00bish, I'll have to read up on some tutorials for doing proper shading...thanks guys  :)
« Last Edit: November 08, 2006, 11:09:48 pm by st3ady »

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Re: st3ady's pixel shenanigans

Reply #1 on: November 08, 2006, 10:04:11 pm
haha, wow, looks like what mario would probably look like as a real person. I think it's a good start, once you shade it you can fix most of the problems with the shoulders, pants, etc.. make "his" left shoulder area darker ( our right ).
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Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006, 10:16:16 pm
He's cute. :)

I think it'd make a big difference if you curved the suspenders a bit. They're straight lines right now, and they'd look more natural if they curved back to follow the countours of his body and shoulders. I hope that makes sense.

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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2006, 01:14:45 am


just a simple edit to show some shading options. Gave him a little stomach, and a Ron Jeremy package just for fun ;)
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Reply #4 on: November 09, 2006, 09:45:47 pm
hey Dogmeat I really appreciate your shading edit, looks awesome  :y:, it would be great to further develop this sprite into a walk cycle, jump, crouch, throw fireball etc :)
I wanted to know what the proper manner/action is in the following: lets say I wanted to make a portfolio gallery in the near future, is it incorrect to use someone's edit in your own gallery? I see people having critiques through out the forum, does the original author get to mix and match their favorite parts and make it their own? I don't know because its not really theirs... seems like a tough subject.

Anyways, here's what I'm working on for the Chimera thread:
1st:  2nd:  3rd:
« Last Edit: November 10, 2006, 05:28:48 am by st3ady »

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Reply #5 on: November 10, 2006, 04:35:37 pm
As far as I'm concerned, I don't care what you do with my edit, it's your piece, I'm the intruder :)
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Re: st3ady's pixel shenanigans

Reply #6 on: November 10, 2006, 07:45:02 pm
generally speaking though, st3ady, you should never just take an edit that was provided for you.  Instead you should study the edit and try to replicate the techniques you have learned through it.  If you were to just use someone's edit, you have not learned anything that the edit was made for.

If you *do* decide to use it, and you have permission to (as is the case here), it no longer is your sole work.  It would be considered more of a collaberative project between you two and you should give them credit wherever you post it (whether it be in your portfolio, or what have you)

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Reply #7 on: November 10, 2006, 09:43:27 pm
that makes sense indigo, thanks for ur input. I think the best thing would be to learn from it and use that to make better new stuff.

Here is a generic thug for a Double-Dragon type beat em up game:
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Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006, 09:12:13 pm
I work at a mega huge corporation office building and when no one is looking i break out the pixel editor to lay down some lines, so I upload it here so I can work on it when I get home.

I think the megaman on the megaman 2 cover art had a visor like this:

1st:

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Re: st3ady's pixel shenanigans

Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006, 09:32:54 pm
Starting off with the Thug and MegaMan characters, I like the start, some cleaner lines and detail, and they could be super.