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Re: [WIP] Indie Brawl character attempt (Assassin Blue)

Reply #20 on: December 13, 2009, 01:53:45 pm
Remember that I'm trying to match the style. The guy that I'm using as a reference (The dude with the top hat) also has long arms that would reach the floor
This is the problem with the idea of Style, the idea that you should copy mistakes along with conscious aesthetic decisions. if the assassin blue character is not designed to have gorilla proportions you have no reason to mess them up, regardless of wether your refference has a mistake in it or not.

John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren & Stimpy) is a pretty unique voice in cartoons and on the internet, he has a good grass of the basics of drawing caricature and has made quite the educative force out of his blog, I reccomend it to you!

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/does-everybody-want-to-be-character.html This is maybe a post you should read to think about copying badly designed features.

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/bugs%20bunny posts on bugs bunny, who has good composition in his design and has ALSO been copied very very badly.

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/use-line-of-action-to-maintain-guts-of.html
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/10/classic-animation-principles-applied-to.html
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/08/paul-is-thinking-step-by-step.html
These are good explanations of how to pose a character, and big words like composition, line of action, design and construction( I think you specially need to think of the line of action)

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/School This is a collection of his more serious posts about teaching to draw.
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Re: [WIP] Indie Brawl character attempt (Assassin Blue) {V7}

Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 01:43:06 pm
Thank you very much for all those links, they are very interesting!  :D

but, if I follow what they say, I'll have to start from scratch, and I really don't want to do that  :'(


Anyway, I'm hoping that I have finally got this down.. hopefully these proportions are correct and still fit with the graphic style..



Final(?)
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Re: [DONE(?)] Indie Brawl character attempt (Assassin Blue)

Reply #22 on: December 15, 2009, 04:56:53 pm
Judgin from the other sprites, you should use black only for the far outline (the one wide 2-3 pixel) and use colors used instead of black to divide things.

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Re: [DONE(?)] Indie Brawl character attempt (Assassin Blue)

Reply #23 on: December 20, 2009, 06:23:42 pm

How's that, then?