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Offline buddy90

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A couple of things...

on: December 19, 2009, 01:47:08 am
Hey everyone. I want to ask for your critique on a couple of things, to limit the amount of posts.

First thing, is this guy. He's a snake. He's polite and likes candy canes :)



Is there anything I can improve on it? I'm not sure, but I think somethings off.

Second, I've been thinking about making monsters in the style of Final Fantasy 1. 4 colors, with black as a permanent color.
Small monsters are 32x32, large ones are 48x48.



My monsters are the mask and the snail. The giant and the iguana are obviously not mine, I put them there though to show the comparison.

One thing I notice is that the monsters they made look very detailed, whereas mine look more plain.

Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks :).
« Last Edit: December 19, 2009, 07:39:58 pm by buddy90 »

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Re: A couple of things...

Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 02:53:27 am
Hmm... well, The snake its kinda bland imo...

The other sprites seem to have potential tho... maybe try getting rid of the black inlines for some added detail, try using contrast to build interior lines in your sprites instead of using solid black which can take up valuable realestate.

Keep it up! :y:
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Re: A couple of things...

Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 04:10:05 am
@Red_Mist: The black lines are sorta a FF sprite trademark ;)

The sprites' colours could use greater contrast, like a yellow for the highlight and a red for the shadows. (Are you using the palette?)
Your snakephin's improved to no end, but I think it's lost a lot of the dolphinness. Perhaps add the dorsal or tail fins?

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Re: A couple of things...

Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 05:17:08 am
hm, good idea!

I think I will add dorsal fin and change the wiggly tail end to a fin.

And.....color it like an Orca! Just gotta figure out how to do that white eye part when the eyes are close together..

And for the FF sprites, I used the pallete for those monsters, but I will try to find more contrast if I can in the NES pallete.

Although I guess I guess I don't have to be a purist either...

I'll figure it out.

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Re: A couple of things...

Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 09:10:32 pm


now with color change and fins. :)

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Re: A couple of things...

Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 09:13:04 pm
I love the snake :D Love your style man :P

The shark snake thingy is a awesome customization of the snake.