AuthorTopic: First Sprite  (Read 4932 times)

Offline Julien

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Phantasy

First Sprite

on: November 06, 2005, 07:10:38 pm
Hi there !
I'm new at pixelating so I need some training...
However, if you have some time, could you tell me what's wrong with this first sprite ?

Original :

Edit 1 :

Edit 3 :

Edit 4 :

Edit 5 :

Edit 6 :


It's a Simon Belmont sprite, from Castlevania.

Thanks for criticizing !
« Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 06:09:47 pm by Julien »

Offline Zach

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 405
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Bear
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 07:30:18 pm
quick edit :D
EAT PUNAJI  BECAUSE IT'S GOOD AND TASTY

Offline FatalFetus

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 25
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Free thinkers are dangerous..
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005, 07:54:35 pm
step one: dont make crotch flaps FLESHTONES :(

Offline Zach

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 405
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Bear
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005, 07:59:03 pm
oh come on you can't really think that? heh well it's only 3 colors what else is there too do?
EAT PUNAJI  BECAUSE IT'S GOOD AND TASTY

Offline Julien

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Phantasy

Re: First Sprite

Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005, 08:49:27 pm
Thanks for the quick edit. As suggested, I added some shades on his belt and I gave him a taller head...
What else can I fix ^_^ ?

Offline Zach

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 405
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Bear
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005, 08:58:01 pm
one thing that you shouldn't do when making such small sprites, is using so many colors i cut my edit down to like 3 and it looks almost just as good as your 12 colors :D
EAT PUNAJI  BECAUSE IT'S GOOD AND TASTY

Offline Sawtooth

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 95
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • growin' a beard
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #6 on: November 06, 2005, 11:52:07 pm
Another thing is that even with so many colors there's little noticable shading.  Make your shadows a little darker, maybe?  I'd like to see more face, too, something between your latest edit and zach's would be ncie.  Other than the loincloth issue (maybe try making it brown?), good color separation and pose.  Welcome!
rip ninjalicious

Offline Derek_R

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: First Sprite

Reply #7 on: November 06, 2005, 11:56:23 pm
Welcome  ;).

To me theres so little contrast, that the extra shades aren't needed. You should raise the contrast between your shades a bit.

Nice work so far, keep pixelling! :).

Offline Rawsushi

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 185
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • View Profile
    • Terrormisu - The Art of B Rosaschi

Re: First Sprite

Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005, 03:06:37 am
A couple quick tips when working with a sprite of this size---

- Focus more on the illusion of depth and don't rely on outlines. In fact, I find it easier to not use ANY outlines.
- Choose colors that you can use throughout the piece. Don't just have "flesh" and "clothing" colors.

If I wasn't so busy, I'd expand on this. Sorry. That's all I have right now.

Offline Julien

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Phantasy

Re: First Sprite

Reply #9 on: November 07, 2005, 08:59:00 pm
Edit 4 :


This way ?

Offline Andy Tran

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 553
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • The City of Andy Tran

Re: First Sprite

Reply #10 on: November 07, 2005, 10:36:50 pm
 You should add good contrast to it. Add the highlight for the muscle and make it bright but not to white. Make the muscle highlights kinda yellowish.   

Offline Julien

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Phantasy

Re: First Sprite

Reply #11 on: November 08, 2005, 02:25:21 pm
Edit 5 :


Added a light source but it seems odd to me... Isn't it ?

Edit 6 :
« Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 06:07:49 pm by Julien »