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You also need to get the background transparent, and sort out the shadow.
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I'd rather get that done after the fighter himself is perfected...

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It looks to me like whatever happened to the shadow happened to the entire sprite - he looks a lot more pixelated than he should, and I suspect that's because the subtle gradients of colour have been lost.

I would go back to the original source graphic and start again.

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And before you do that get a decent art program - the GIMP is Free.
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I have GIMP, I'm just not very familiar with it yet. Which is why I am reluctant to use it.

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So what are you using? If it's MS Paint, use GIMP, please. If you don't go ahead and use it, it will only be more difficult to learn it in the end, and you're probably going to have to do that.

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Ask for help. We don't bite when you ask for help.

You shouldn't struggle with transparency when editing units in GIMP - the program will preserve the extant transparency, which Paint doesn't.
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For the shadows on the sprites, there is a very good and user friendly tutorial on the wiki page. Also have a play around with the gimp. It its rather confusing at first, but after a while you jkust get used to it.

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This one's been edited using GIMP. It was a lot easier than I had expected. :)
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Looks great. One thing, though; his boots are trimmed in fur, which is fine in temperate climates, but would probably be troublesome (and hard to come by) in the desert; maybe just a fold of leather there. Meh, it's not really important.

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I'm sorry to say this, but I don't think just recoloring (the weapons, especially) is going to work. The thing is, why would the desert elves make weapons out of different materials which then look the same as the wood elven ones, whatever those are made of?

I'd make the sword thinner and more curved. A Google Image Search brings up lots of references. Also I'd do something about the shield, but I'm not sure what.

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Does anybody know what I should do with the shield? I can get a good reference for the sword but not for the shield.

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I'd go with animal-skin shield, maybe, like this:
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The additional javelins might be an interesting replacement for the bow, too. If you look through the Faction and Era section, i thgink there's an african-type faction you could probably frankenstein from.
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thespaceinvader wrote:I'd go with animal-skin shield, maybe, like this:
Err, that's not a war shield, but rather just for ornamentation. That shield has a 1% chance to block an attack.

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That particular one, maybe. I just found the first image i could. However shields of similar designs were used in war to great effect, and had excellent blocking capacity - stretched rawhide is remarkably strong.
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