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Chibi Fighter

on: October 14, 2007, 02:02:38 am
 This is my first chibi fighter sprite. 25 colors + 1 transparent. I did this for practice.

 

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 02:09:49 am
Even though it's supposed to be chibi and all, that eye is incredibly huge.

..Sabin?

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 02:25:03 am
A lot of weeaboos(Another word for a person thats obsessed over anime) call it chibi, another word for 'super-deformed', its an art style, a bit related to anime.

25 colors, good god, thats alot especially for a small piece such as this, thats too much, there's just alot of other problems with the overall person, especially face structure. Okay, so I googled some chibis and here's the best I got:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/PocketFighterLargeRyu.gif
http://www.liquidcross.com/images/gaming/megaman/chibi-mm.gif
Now the main thing you're seeing here is that the face is the largest feature on the person, hands and feet are also pretty large. With the eyes and other things, they just don't look like anime eyes, the pupil on the eye is basically covering over 90% of the body, where it's chibi or not, so what I think you should do is look at some examples of eyes, face structures, etc. from here:
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial.html
Other crits: Human skin isn't that shiny, the light source isn't really defined too well, a bit pillow-shadish in places, the way he's facing is weird, his face is looking right, along with his body, then the legs are facing left, not only that but his shoulders are uneven and its hard to tell where his hands are.
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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 05:37:56 am
A lot of weeaboos(Another word for a person thats obsessed over anime) call it chibi, another word for 'super-deformed', its an art style, a bit related to anime.

25 colors, good god, thats alot especially for a small piece such as this, thats too much, there's just alot of other problems with the overall person, especially face structure. Okay, so I googled some chibis and here's the best I got:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/PocketFighterLargeRyu.gif
http://www.liquidcross.com/images/gaming/megaman/chibi-mm.gif
Now the main thing you're seeing here is that the face is the largest feature on the person, hands and feet are also pretty large. With the eyes and other things, they just don't look like anime eyes, the pupil on the eye is basically covering over 90% of the body, where it's chibi or not, so what I think you should do is look at some examples of eyes, face structures, etc. from here:
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial.html
Other crits: Human skin isn't that shiny, the light source isn't really defined too well, a bit pillow-shadish in places, the way he's facing is weird, his face is looking right, along with his body, then the legs are facing left, not only that but his shoulders are uneven and its hard to tell where his hands are.

 Thanks for the advice. I didn't really intend him to be an anime chibi. This was more of an original design. I'll work on the skin.

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 05:44:17 am
So you're not gonna fix up his stance, his face, or anything now because its a 'original design'? Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I'm interpreting it.

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 11:10:12 pm
Just his face a bit. I already know how to draw anime a long time ago from that How to Draw Manga site hehe. But thanks. Check out the books, they are great. I own 9 books of it and they are all very helpful in applying it to pixel art.

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007, 11:22:10 pm
andy, this is very bad work.  I can't tell what is going on with his body at all, his face is a total mess, the eye is really bizarrely shaped and shaded.  Regardless of whatever "original style" you are going for, the end result is unappealing and unattractive.  I can not give any more advice except for the basics: form, posture, basic shading.  You have major problems at the lineart, lighting, color selection, and polish levels.  If it sounds like I'm being extra-harsh, it's because you seem to be pretty well set in your ways, and like most of your threads you will work on the polish level only, rather than having the guts to tackle the fundamental problems that are crippling your work.  If that is the case, then it certainly can't hurt for me to go a little overboard in the hopes that you will wake up and see your work with fresh eyes!!

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 01:28:20 am
andy, this is very bad work.  I can't tell what is going on with his body at all, his face is a total mess, the eye is really bizarrely shaped and shaded.  Regardless of whatever "original style" you are going for, the end result is unappealing and unattractive.  I can not give any more advice except for the basics: form, posture, basic shading.  You have major problems at the lineart, lighting, color selection, and polish levels.  If it sounds like I'm being extra-harsh, it's because you seem to be pretty well set in your ways, and like most of your threads you will work on the polish level only, rather than having the guts to tackle the fundamental problems that are crippling your work.  If that is the case, then it certainly can't hurt for me to go a little overboard in the hopes that you will wake up and see your work with fresh eyes!!

 I don't really get what he's saying either, but I'm gonna stick with my style. It's a first piece on chibis if you didn't read. It looks pretty wack at first try. I'm still working on them.
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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #8 on: October 15, 2007, 01:55:49 am
Andy, how do you not get what he's saying? He said it as bluntly as humanly possible, he's saying it sucks and you don't seem to care at all, that you're content with this and the only way to fix this is if you go out of your comfort zone and you start taking critiques seriously. You've been here for over two years and as I'm looking through your posts, I'm not seeing that much of a difference in quality from your old work to your new. Yes, it is a piece in the chibi style, but its still pretty terrible even in terms of the chibi style, so using this as an excuse just doesn't work. This 'your own style' crap is really just a crutch, you're not helping yourself by limiting your options.  Using the 'first try' thing doesn't really work either, since the chibi style is easier than doing normal anime or realistic art(You're just making some parts enlarged and some parts shortened), the guy in your sig is a chibi. Adam, what I personally think you need to do is actually go life draw, do lots of it and read up on some Andrew Loomis books. Andy, I want you to start improving but the only way you're going to do this is if you actually take initiative and start working on getting rid of your flaws.

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Re: Chibi Fighter

Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007, 03:00:18 am


 I only changed the skin tones and lineart a bit. Added an anime style eye to him. Lightened his clothes. I don't mean to be rude, but critiques are "useless" sometimes. If some of what are said are good and helpful, then I just take it and apply it.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2007, 03:02:23 am by Andy Tran »