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Offline madafacka

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Re: There are always more ninjas!

Reply #10 on: December 03, 2005, 12:51:09 am
Great, mad, I declare myself fan of your stuff, the simpllicity of your sprites is orgasmic.

Keep up the great work.

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Re: There are always more ninjas!

Reply #11 on: December 03, 2005, 07:07:47 am
I do declare I like this piece very much. Your style is really neat, the mecha had me hooked from the moment I saw it.

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Re: There are always more ninjas!

Reply #12 on: December 03, 2005, 10:38:52 pm
this has a bit of a Game&watch thought to it...were you aware of that at all? I say that because of the purely colored background which has a completly diferent sense of depth than the main characters.

maybe you could emphasize that too by making the chars 1 bit and animating them in a Game&Watch manner?

anyway, you got something going on with that background...honestly I think the sprites arent very special except because they contrast so much with the background, the contrast in the sprites themselves is poorly handled since the only truly contrasting color is the black, the rest of the shades look like they should be just tween shades not the keyshades like you are using them.

I think you need to study some more resources on miniaturizing features, for faces you should look for Megaman series games.....practically any of the spinoffs except for MEGAMAN ZERO is really good at that.

Most nes games are good at that too...you can check Shantae on GBC as well.

Probably GBA rpgs, except dont relay on the outfit details rather than the faces because they tend to use lots of templates.

for the general construction of the sprites you can look for Castlevania SOTN...there's something about the way those sprites are shaded that is very concise, frankly the GBA versions are a disappointingly poor translation of that, the new CV DS game has mostly poorly drawn main characters, but most of the enemies (since they come from SOTN) and some of the new summons are still good.

Strider2 for psx would be a great catch too, specially for the armored enemies in the medieval level. Heart of Darkness for PSX is great as well.

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Re: There are always more ninjas!

Reply #13 on: December 04, 2005, 04:33:00 am
Thanks again for the comments guys. :]

Hey Camus, Your critique is along the lines of a thought I had. Was thinking of studying a lot of the old masters (heh, kind've funny when 10 year old art is considered old) far back as NES to see how they tackled some problems an to appreciate how things have progressed. feature minimization does have me stumped. seems like something you have to develop an intuition for rather than having specific methods to follow.
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Re: There are always more ninjas!

Reply #14 on: December 04, 2005, 10:35:44 am
nah, actually there are methods. Small spritage is one the most docomented types of pixel art. Do study NES art, look at tutorials and remember that clarity and vibrancy is the biggest concern for small sprites. Especially in applied art like computer games where the player has to realize what he's looking at right away.