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tuahaa
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Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by tuahaa » January 23rd, 2010, 4:27 pm

Well, I need to improve my sprite art (as a hobby). I will start off with recoloring and 100% Frankensteins (and a bit of hand drawn fixes) and move on to partial Frankensteins.

I've started and I made some sort of snow/front/ice crawler. Next week, I'll try make a frankie... any critique (even mean ones) welcome!
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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by Issyl » January 24th, 2010, 2:37 am

Well, we can get critique your work, but really the only thing that's gonna make you better is practice, practice, practice.

The frost blob looks solid for a frankenstein, but it could use some detail.

I would start by improving the eyes - a straight up blotch of purple does not make good eyes. Try more shading.

I wouldn't say the eyes should be purple, myself though. It looks rather strange in contrast to the blue.

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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by Zerovirus » January 24th, 2010, 3:16 am

It's more of a recolor than a Frankie, and it's really hard to crit a simple recolor because all you really changed was the pallete. Maybe a bit oversaturatwd without enough contrast.

Edit: also, have you never heard of teamcolor before?

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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by Issyl » January 24th, 2010, 4:44 am

Zerovirus wrote:Edit: also, have you never heard of teamcolor before?
Oh god, i completely forgot about that.

Never mind then.

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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by Zarel » January 24th, 2010, 5:26 am

Monsters generally don't need teamcolor...
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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by tuahaa » January 24th, 2010, 6:44 am

Yes, it's just a recolor

Next week I'll make a frankenstein

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Re: Help me get better at sprite art!

Post by Jarkko » January 24th, 2010, 7:39 pm

Issyl wrote: I would start by improving the eyes - a straight up blotch of purple does not make good eyes. Try more shading.

I wouldn't say the eyes should be purple, myself though. It looks rather strange in contrast to the blue.
IMHO it could look nice, if the eyes had this cyan-like glow in them (like steam or something). Their internal frost emanating from the eyes, almost as if they were colder, than the rest of them.

As for the rest, I'd suggest, that you made the character a bit "bulkier" or give it a bit sharper, more pointy edges, as if it was just a big, animated lump torn out from a big bulk of ice.
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