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Offline wanderer123

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I mean the characters on here (this is from a BYOND [byond.com] game):



Vs. the characters I have made that you can see here:







I think mine are better and that the above characters from that game have too much saturation in their colors, but mine do not. What do you guys think?

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I think they share a lot of the same colour problems - "pure" hues with no hue-shifting, no sense of different-coloured objects being part of the same character/setting (due to lack of shared hues), and poor value contrast that makes it difficult to discern the characters' forms despite there being shading.

I agree that your sprites are a little easier on the eye because they have fewer high-saturation colours, but I find them overall harder to read because the BYOND sprites at least used their crazy colours to create contrast to set apart different parts of the characters, even if wasn't entirely intentional.
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Thanks eishiya!

I actually do not know the techniques(that is all the techniques- shading. hue-shifting, anti-aliasing, dithering etc.) very well, at all, so you think learning about them will help them?

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Shading and hue-shifting are not techniques, they're theoretical things, and you can use various techniques to achieve them.

Please forgive me if I've misunderstood, but it sounds like you're fishing for some unsolicited critique for the art in BYOND. Why not focus on improving your own art instead?

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I'm working on my own art. I want to know if learning techniques will help me. Can you answer that?

I have also wanted to know how my art compares to BYOND's art and I think mine art is better than their art.

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Yes, of course they would! Don't worry about techniques for now though, focus on the fundamentals - light, colour, form. These things apply to all kinds of drawn art. Pixel art-specific techniques like AA and dithering are something to worry about during polish, they won't help a work with poor fundamentals.

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So I just need to improve my pixel art drawing skills? I mean the way I am training now is improving my raw drawing skills gradually so I need to continue doing that?

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Yep!
When looking up resources and tutorials, don't limit yourself to pixel art resources, look for more general stuff, e.g. tutorials about light and colour.