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Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

on: September 15, 2018, 12:19:45 am
Hello all! What do you think of Kitchen Knight?

Idle:


Preparing to attack:

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 01:16:01 am
by the gods that's Charming


but where is his  Kiss Ye Cook apron?

edit: what if he wears it as a cape and turns it around to be his apron
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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 02:55:37 am
That's such a huge compliment, MysteryMeat. Thank you!

I loved your idea so much, I went and made a first pass of it. I don't know how I didn't think of that!

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 08:25:41 am
hahaha, I love it! this seems like a fantastic concept for a small game, love me some culinary-themed media!

I do gotta ask what he's swinging around though, if it's meant to be a spatula perhaps it should be metal and have more defined slots on it like on his insignia?
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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 08:35:08 am
So glad you like it! And that's another good idea; currently it's a wooden spatula, but if that's hard to read I'll try reworking it into a metal one for sure.

I've always loved pixel art (essentially grew up on it), but I'm specifically practicing so I can produce art for my own (first) indie game. It's great to hear that you think a character like this is well suited for that!

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 08:44:01 am
look man if you throw enough premeditated style into it I just explode in a shower of support, I live for good movements and fun concepts.

just keep your ideas clear and fluid as here and I think you'll do very well!
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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 09:08:51 am
I hugely appreciate your support, and your encouragement!

Here's a working draft of an attack animation:

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 11:00:22 pm
This is great! Love the character.

Only have a couple of things to note:

In the preparing to attack animation his legs get significantly longer.

And your highlights on the legs could be a little better in the fighting pose, try to not have them hug the edges of the forms so much.

Consider using the light on the apron to create waves down the cloth rather than just having it blow to the side for a little more appeal.

Keep it up! Can't wait to see more  ;D

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 03:18:30 pm
I love the playfulness of your animations.
Keep it up! You've got an amazing talent  ;D

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Re: Kitchen Knight: Art & Animation Critique

Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 05:00:50 am
32: Thank you for taking the time to give me some constructive critique! I think you're spot on. I'll try incorporating those changes you suggested!

Tuna: I'm glad you like its playfulness! I was happy to capture that. Seriously, I appreciate your encouragement!