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Offline MorganTank

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(Feedback) character base

on: March 24, 2020, 10:18:54 am
Hi, I havenít done any pixel art in ages. I used to have a lot of fun doing it and want to come back to it. Just done my first character base. What do you think about it? What to do better? Any suggestions?
Thank you, Morgan

Offline Marie Taylor

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Re: (Feedback) character base

Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 01:51:40 am
Boobs are weirdly pointy and saggy.
Shading on limbs makes the girl look bow legged, consider lightening up the thigh to the knee and darkening the calf to show forward tilt.
Faces look like blow up dolls. This can be difficult in pixel art. You'll see a lot of artists simply remove the mouth, cover it with a nose and a moustache (Mario), or make it a thin shade line, etc. A single dark pixel gives off a :O face vibe, can be useful, but not what you want for a base.
Pillow shading on limbs flattens them.
Constant relatively light outline does little to give shape.
Lone pixels on males chest look like noise rather than what I assume was intended to be shading for the pectoral muscles.

Consider a static light source. Most of the time with front facing sprites, light sources from above or slightly to the right/left are popular.

It's difficult to give too much more critique without more context. Ultimately the goal is to create something that you feel succeeds for your purposes, so it can help to analyze your work and mention what you feel you aren't understanding or getting from it when asking for critique. Hope that was helpful, and good luck!

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Re: (Feedback) character base

Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 05:27:51 pm

really quick edit, trying to fix a few of the issues I see. Generally agree with Taylor

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