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Offline Triple

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A Bat

on: September 10, 2007, 01:43:06 pm
I'd like to have some feedback on my bat :P

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Re: A Bat

Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 02:47:39 pm
The wings would indicate it's a flying squirrel, and not a bat  :o

Type "bat" or "bats" in google and check out how a bat's wings are actually composed.  I did it myself and I found an especially good image (though there are tons of others for reference!).

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Re: A Bat

Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 03:30:32 pm
I actually googled for bat, but I couldnt manage to make a 32*32 bat look like it.
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Re: A Bat

Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 06:58:05 pm
Oh, come now, "I couldn't manage" is hardly a good excuse!  :P  People have made 16x16 sprites look like suits of armor, so don't be so discouraged.

One thing I noticed about bats is that they have feet that stick out noticeably behind them.  Also, it seems as though the wings should be longe.

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Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 03:00:59 pm
One skill that you must learn as a sprite artist is taking an intial image as a reference, and being able to compose that at any size.  It's pretty much required, since you're never going to find reference at the perfect size you're looking for.  Anyway, here's a good image as reference, notice how long the wings are, pretty much the same size as the length of the body, and notice they arc way beyond the head.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~nhi708/classify/animalia/chordata/mammalia/chiroptera/bat.jpg

Because I don't want to steal bandwidth, I posted it as a link.

And here's a bat I did for an RPG;


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Re: A Bat

Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 01:25:18 pm
Do you have that bat in a side view too?

This picture will for sure improve my :)
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