Perseo's Tries (some spriting)

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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by doofus-01 » December 29th, 2013, 6:45 am

I like the level 1 idea, though I agree it needs some work. It's a sensible yet non-standard pose. Maybe it would look better if you made the far arm visible? Also, get the sword away from the face, a few pixels higher or lower, so it doesn't look like he is playing the flute.
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by Turuk » December 29th, 2013, 1:51 pm

For the level one, stand in that position yourself, with the left leg planted and the right leg bent and slightly forward. Then raise your arms to around your right shoulder and angle your "sword" back across your body. I tried this with a broom stick, and it doesn't seem very comfortable/practical. I think the leg placement on the sprite throws off the perceived balance, as the leg with the cloth over it seems to be too far back or the right leg is too far forward.
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by perseo » December 29th, 2013, 2:41 pm

Yee... I was aiming for kind of a jedi position xD... but failed miserably, I have some sketches and I want to try it again.
Thanks for your criticism, it has helped me to decide that I have to redo the first level (I was not really willing to do it, I'll probably try it after january final exams, I'll be quite busy till then I guess).
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by Turuk » December 29th, 2013, 3:26 pm

perseo wrote:Yee... I was aiming for kind of a jedi position xD... but failed miserably, I have some sketches and I want to try it again.
Thanks for your criticism, it has helped me to decide that I have to redo the first level (I was not really willing to do it, I'll probably try it after january final exams, I'll be quite busy till then I guess).
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Glad to help, most of the time when I see a sprite/portrait and something about its position strikes me as odd, I try it out to see how feasible it is for someone to stand like that. :P
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by perseo » January 11th, 2014, 2:31 pm

Well, after 4 hours of fluids dynamics exams, and without any plan for yesterday's night I did in Krita, I only used sketch brush (well, I also used the normal brush to outline and I blurred the blue shirt, but I wish I hadn't did it).
Here's the result. It was a nice try and I'm surprised with the result considering that the whole process took me 'bout 2 hours. Not wesnothian style, though.
Also this morning I realized that his left hand is way too small... yesterday's night was a little tired, I guess.
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by SFault » January 11th, 2014, 4:56 pm

perseo wrote:Also this morning I realized that his left hand is way too small...
Both hands are small. The head is big and the perspective with hands and sword is quite weird.

Tried to give an example. His left arm didn't end up too good. The shirt is not that puffy to demonstrate the arm better.
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Re: Perseo's tryes (some spriting)

Post by perseo » January 11th, 2014, 5:53 pm

Yee... you're right. I tried to do the portrait just completily digital and I don't handle well working with the mouse... I prefer a pencil. Anyway, I think I will draw it and then scan, for using the draw as a reference.
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Re: Perseo's Tries (some spriting)

Post by perseo » January 12th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Another try on the same concept, this time with a paper and a pencil, I think the perspective should be better now. (not the scanning quality though ;) )
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Edit, well, this afternoon I fixed the left shoulder, I was not happy with it and a little bit the right arm position.
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Re: Perseo's Tries (some spriting)

Post by dipseydoodle » January 12th, 2014, 11:46 pm

The hand drawn image looks better, now you can try to trace the lines with digital and fill in that way.
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