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>Last Thread >>4909386

>Older Threads

> Rules:
- No binary art, pixel art only
- Porn is fine
- Don't feed schizoposter, do not respond, just report, he has two containment threads, don't let him have a third.

> Resources
How do I learn pixel art ?
Where do I learn those things?
What software do I use ?
Where can I share my work ?

Check this out


Of course, learn how to draw >>3379237



This is the nth edition of this general. There have been many across /ic/'s history and the old threads linked above are generals from the past which contain links to older generals. Have fun exploring.
Feel free to submit feedback and any ideas on what to add to the pastebin, I'll make sure to include it in the next edition.

>> No.4947703

Mangs is innocent, fuck the femtard who slept with a drunk man on the same bed

>> No.4947709

take your meds

>> No.4947711

imagine if it was a drunk woman and a man slept with her on the same bad, lose lose situation for man, twitter is retarded

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>> No.4948822

I saw you in /vp/, how’s the rom hack coming along, you got a list of mons or are you just starting out? P.S, please include the bombardier beetle mon.

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The pokedex is basically finished. I have 130 fakemon (~20 from the thread) 23 regional forms (vast majority from the thread) and about 70 official ones. There's about 30 slots left, which will be filled with requests by irl friends of mine. If you want to, I can make a list with every pokemon as of now. The beetle is in, no worries, I have basically everything but its design done.
Bombidyll (evolves from Gremade); Bug/Fire
HP 55 / Atk 55 / Def 75 / SpA 120 / SpD 80 / Speed 80
Here's the backsprite for the lion, Segleon, to stay on topic.

>> No.4949019

huh...........what now?

>> No.4949022
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took some time to sprite more.

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>> No.4949206

Great work, I think some of the black lining could be improved on, but overall I like it.

>> No.4949207

Looking clean, I think the drapery on the skirt is kinda off though

>> No.4949216
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Not pixel art
You could at least try to give it depth
Pee and poo colors, also no depth

>> No.4949280

>not pixel art
are you blind
please tell me why it is not pixel art, and not because it needs some minor cleanup

>> No.4949387
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How are these >>4949022
>>4947749 NOT pixel art?

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I'm the artist of this two.
Could you tell me what you mean my no depth? Both of these characters are standing at a flat angle. Also as for the color scheme of the second one, I originally went for a darker green as my own choice, but the character from the respective show seems to have several palettes so I just picked one and went with it. I'm not honestly sure what to do about the color scheme, should I return to the one I picked, what would you suggest?

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Here's a clown

>> No.4949864
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here's a frog

>> No.4949865
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And here's a weenie

>> No.4950757
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That's a pretty Frog, anon.
But there are some things that can certainly improve such as colors, which is the fundamental part when creating pixel art.

You don’t necessarily need to take the base color of the frog and simply darken it to create a shadow, it’s more interesting to base yourself on the environment together with the base color of the frog to get a more interesting color, in some cases this can be applied in light, but it would be basically the color of the light along with the base color of the Frog.

I tried to replicate what I am explaining to you in your pixel art. And remember in Pixel art less is better, so it’s important that you create a limited color palette in what you’re looking for.

I would recommend you to look at color palette studies and color theory, understanding the basis of these two things at least will dramatically change your pixel art, good luck, anon!

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>durr it has pixels therefore it's pixel art
>please tell me why it is not pixel art
Because if you change a few pixels in it, or even a dozen, it will still read essentially the same.

"If the pixel art loses the sense of the importance of the pixels
which construct it, then I don't think it can be called pixel art.
It is when the pixels hold importance to the nature of the work
which defines it as pixelart."
The girl is unshaded, but also her... geometrically perfect noodle arm and legs are the worst offenders. The huge contrast between black outline and fair skin also adds up to the effect.
A better choice of colors and at least simple shading could do so much here

Try basic learn color theory, for starters, then add something unique to it. Don't just take colors off the top of your head at random. There are appealing and unappealing color schemes for a reason, it's not all subjective. The sickly yellow green on that character is just gross.

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Read up on this (it's short)
should be in the sticky, I mean in the OP tbqfhwy

>> No.4951029
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You misunderstood the entire point of the definition you're quoting. "Pixel art" doesn't mean "small" or even necessarily "low resolution." Naturally the higher the resolution, the more pixels can be moved around without creating a bad read--because each pixel is a smaller fraction of total. It's like if you have 1000 dollars in your pocket and you lose 1 that's no big deal. But if you're dirt poor and you lose 1 dollar, then that hurts. It's all still money though. The 1000 dollars isn't somehow not money just because each dollar is relatively less important.
If you spent 3 or 5 years painstakingly pixeling a 10000 x 10000 canvas, it would still be pixel art, as long as you carefully considered the placement of each pixel. The pic you posted isn't pixel art because each pixel wasn't carefully considered, it's just a low res sketch with clunky lines by pixel art standards.
But I could reasonably move around a few background pixels in Super Metroid, which isn't even very high res by the way, and probably nobody would notice. Is it therefore not pixel art?

>> No.4951046

One correction. Technically the background art of Super Metroid is made up of assets (tiles), repeated many times, so you would notice changes to an individual tile. Nevertheless, pixel art =/= small canvas. There's certainly correlation but there's also some great work that is undeniably pixel art, done on larger canvases.
The real question is, "Did you think about the placement of each pixel in the end?" Or did you just digitize/downscale a sketch and maybe make a few touchups? >>4947749 is undeniably pixel art, it's not even remotely big. You would only say that isn't pixel art if you mistook the included upscale for the original size, and then thought that those obviously individually placed pixels were not in fact individually placed.

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How's my Native American hero turning out?

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It already lookss better than the previous one, because of the more recognizable clothes and face paint. The only thing that I can say feels off is that ponytail, I think it should be slightly more flared by add either one pixel to the left of bottom of the end. You could also add some feathers to his head to break up the color scheme a bit., but I'm not sure if you have room. These are honestly just personal gripes, other than that it looks much better than last time.

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nice and retro
i would work on colors and outline, nice tho
good shit
nice oekaki, keeping true to the smooth edges, God bless
people call that shit oekaki nigga, it aint pixelart
i kek'd
i would work on overall shading
idk man, the overall shape is kinda fked in my perspective and the colors are really rough, looking from a distance the last one is better imo cause the new one looks blury

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dude, these >>4949387>>4949022 aint oekaki, compare it to pic relatef, now this is oekaki, its like this anon said >>4951046, you mistook the 4x upscal with the original sprite portrait.

stop trying to rewrite definitions.

>> No.4951555

oh you're a retard who found the pixeljoint thread and thinks they're hot shit my apologies, have fun seething about how every other image there breaks your rules.

this shit is oekaki because of it's massive scale it could easily be done without a binary brush.
this shit has considered groups of pixels, dithering to give it texture, details on a pixel by pixel level that the above would not be able to achieve and a pallet. sperging out on flat uninterrupted groups color saying it doesn't add anything to the work makes you look like a retard that doesn't understand balance.

>> No.4951579

You're a turbo retard and is ironic you are saying "stop trying to rewrite definitions."
Try searching for oekaki pixelart not oekaki only at urban dictionary you mongoloid.
also this^

>> No.4951585

Although the definition of the medium is not concrete, the majority of pixel artists agree that an image can be categorized as pixel art when the artist is manipulating the image with deliberate control over the placement of each individual pixel.
I dont know my man about the 4x upscale, this is the most accepted definition of pixelart, as i said i aprecciate it for keeping true to the smooth edges at the outline and corners. But i 100% consider it oekaki.

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You two are the reason nobody takes seriously these threads here on /ic/ and keep mislabeling actual pixelart but gargle your titties over stuff like these >>4950807 or those terrible doodle "the scythian" hipster bullshit.

You are also the people who like these hipstro misconceptions as interpolation.

god you are so full of s.0.y.

>> No.4951606

You are a fucking imbecile crying over the fact someone said oekaki to something that is oekaki, next thing retards will cry you call their traditional drawings traditional not digital.
Do you see the fucking problem? You are actually stupid and retarded for shitting yourself like calling oekaki shit oekaki like its offensive.

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Interpolating pixel art takes away all snap the original animator intended to have.

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guys calm down ok? i saw this is no different to what capcom did in the 90s.

>> No.4951917

Flaccid hat, happens to the best of us

>> No.4952138

people don't take these threads seriously because it's full of beginner level bullshit, and anyone trying to do anything semi-decent gets hit by >>4950807
and people would rather go elsewhere than deal with retards fighting over the definition of a medium and not the work itself, seethebait.

automatic interpolation also ruins animation, in general.

>> No.4952439

>someone saved and reposted my sprite

I'm flattered.

>this shit is oekaki because of it's massive scale it could easily be done without a binary brush.

It has hand-placed, indivdual pixels all over it. Manual anti-aliasing is present on every line. There is careful and deliberate consideration of individual pixels.

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>If you spent 3 or 5 years painstakingly pixeling a 10000 x 10000 canvas, it would still be pixel art, as long as you carefully considered the placement of each pixel
This logic is retarded.
It's like throwing transparent glue at a canvas while screaming "WELL TECHNICALLY I'M A PAINTER SO SHUT UP"
Who cares that you deliberately "placed each pixel" if the result looks like a hi-res image and viewer cannot appreciate pixel artistry?
Only sufficiently limited palette and small size is pixel art.

Besides, carefully placing each pixel? Nobody does that. Every pixel artist that works at least in this millenium, uses automated tools like at the very least, straight lines, automatically generated circles and other. Not to mention more advanced tools, like pixel-perfect pencil.

of course the process matters... but it doesn't matter more than the result.
if guy like >>4949387 posts a pic of a girl that is the same resolution as normal digital art, but slightly aliased, how the fuck is it supposed to go in line with and stack up to actual pixel art? The importance of pixels is still LOST. You claim that it's not lost because he "carefully placed pixels" (or so he claims), but I say it's still lost because you can't even fucking see them at this size.

>> No.4952463

This looks like it was drawn in photoshop with brushes and then sharpened slightly
or anti-aa was turned off

How can anyone hand on heart call this pixel art fucks my head in

>> No.4952471

The sailor moon pic is FULL of carefully placed pixels. That anti-aliasing has been done by hand.
Every line in the image has deliberate, per-pixel importance.

>I say it's still lost because you can't even fucking see them at this size.

Get better eyeballs.
Or a 640*480 monitor from 1993.

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I didn't even comment on the Sailor Moon drawing, because my opinion on it is irrelevant. It's not relevant to what pixel art *is*. Do you even make pixel art? It doesn't sound like it. Automated tools don't do the work for you, don't even come close to it. How often does anybody do serious pixel art with a fucking circle tool for one thing? Something that's been around since at least Windows 98 by the way, not exactly cutting edge tech.
The line tool is used for rectilinear shapes, same as a ruler in trad/digital art, but I feel you're being obtuse here. You wouldn't say Moebius didn't draw by hand just because he used a ruler sometimes.
When I say every pixel is carefully considered (not carefully "placed"), I don't mean every pixel must literally be placed one at a time. You can block in large masses with a big brush, but any serious pixel artist will review every pixel at some point to make sure they're optimally placed for the best possible read. It's a time intensive style of drawing, that comes with the package. If you don't want that why would you bother with it?
I'm also not saying if you theoretically drew a pixel-perfect, high-resolution copy of the president's portrait, that counts as pixel art. Obviously not. There's a line, but it's not "this image is 1000 x 1000 pixels, it can't possibly be pixel art." Use your brain and good common sense to decide what counts as pixel art instead of saying "too big doesn't count." Is my point.

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More obvious pixel art that is definitely pixel art, but can't be called pixel art according to your definition.

>> No.4953034

this isn't some sprite edit?
you could easily scale it 50% 33% and the resulting image would still read the same.
if it is a sprite edit then you could atleast argue that commercial pixel art is still art even if it's working within the confines of a system to accurately portray images that aren't usually in the medium but if it is all your own then it's just massive for no reason. scaling it down or adding more detail would be the better way to go.

>> No.4953437

>you could easily scale it 50% 33% and the resulting image would still read the same.

To be clear, I think the artist could stand to challenge themselves with a lower resolution, but something doesn't stop being pixel art the second it goes over 320*240.

>> No.4953581

didn't really think that needed to be said when i suggested either scaling it down or adding more detail to the image in order to justify it's scale.

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Absolute rookie alert, never done sprites and no idea what I'm doing, but still don't understand how to make it not look like a basic mess. Forget things like the retarded grip angle/perspective on her hand, where do I even start on salvaging this fundamentally speaking? For the sake of keeping it simple for a first time it's intentionally blocky.

>> No.4954268

>inconsistent pixel sizes


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>> No.4954436

what the hell are you doing lmao

>> No.4954442
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Don't worry we're starting again after reading some of the OP resources, and this time with single pixels instead of the blocks. If you even laugh at the palette it's over before it's even begun, but we'll get there... Starting again tomorrow

>> No.4954447

Did you upscaled it improperly? Some pixels look smaller than other (like eyes). Can also use more shading, but otherwise not bad at all.

>> No.4954459

the palette is fine and the art itself not bad at all imo (much better than my first attempt) but the varying pixel sizes really caught me off guard

>> No.4954467

Cheers for thinking it's not a ruin at least, you're right about the different pixel sizes and yeah it seems like that won't cut it trying to replicate this for dozens of characters in that series, plus it could be jarring for some animations in the future. Might make more sense to start from scratch again using a single-pixel size after reading some proper sprite practices from the OP, but if you think that's an alright start then I'll try keeping it close to that barring the dimensions and all. Thanks again

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I hope edits are accepted as pixel art. Have no idea where to post this otherwise.

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I have some left. Should I post more?

>> No.4955649

Yes please

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ok. By the way, all of these are inspired by old megamarle pack. It is on sad panda if you want to check it out.

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That's all I have. Will make more sometime soon.

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This looks like an alien so far doesn't it

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that's because of the style mostly

>> No.4958533

Not really, I'll be back with some anime pixel art for your to reference

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BEHOLD, my wizaard

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posting work

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slight revisions and improved arm readability

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idk what to do with this

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>> No.4960575

Please explain to me: what is the point of making pixel art that is so high res you have to zoom in to even realize it's pixel art

>> No.4960596

ohh thank you very much, lots of good stuff there! I'll revise it

>> No.4960633

honestly, it depends, pixel art in most cases shouldn't go above 480p, most great pixelart is lock at 240p, if higher then those then should be more Oekaki then pixel art.

But i dont see what's so wrong about these?


>> No.4960635

No, the kinnikuman picture was sprited based on official artwork and the converted but also cleaned up and retouched using methods like these.

(which really work btw)


I bet the sailormoon sprite artwork was also done that way.

>> No.4960686

Why don't we allow binary art as well instead of shitting our pants over what is and what isn't

Also dissuade low effort beginner stuff like
since pixelart and binary art is NOT a medium in which you can thrive without knowing how to draw and allowing stuff like this only makes people who associate with it look like clowns

>> No.4960765

i just want to learn it enough to make decent sprites for a game

something better than undertale at least

>> No.4960770

Then keep working at it and ignore the shitters. You guys are welcome here but i also think you need to learn more about pixel art for sure. Look up studio miniboss tutorials on pixel art

>> No.4960776

>learn it enough to make decent sprites for a game
Let me guess, you don't know how to program but have an amazing idea and a modicum of mediocre artistic skill that you think will set yourself apart from the rest and make your creation "unique"

>> No.4960778

no i do know how to program
so far i'm like 60% done with the battle system mechanics since that's gonna be one of the harder mechanics

development really slowed down after school though

>> No.4960782

What are you using for it? unity? godot? or did you make your own engine?

>> No.4960786

originally was going to use RPG maker but that's ass and i'd have to do spaghetti code to add in more complex mechanics

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different eyes

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I don't know how I feel about the background of my piece but I like how the dude came out

Just try finishing it, if you don't like it you can always keep backups of previous stages of the process and try again.

I like this guy

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I've been making sprites on and off for around 3 weeks now. I come from more of an animation background. There's no /beg/ thread for pixel artist, so the only way we can improve is through others critique, the OP's sticky, practice, and video tutorials. I know how to break stuff down into a skeleton for what I want to animate, but I'm not sure what style I should go with, such as outlines and no outlines. I've seen both, and I don't know what situations bring them about more than either personal preference and matching the scenery for whatever your putting it in. I know how to draw, I'm just not familiar with all the methods used to replicate it in pixel art. I'm the OP myself, I should probably start using it.

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breaking news: anon comes face to face with the concept of preference.

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Is this on the right track? It probably needs more variance along the sides for better shading but is there anything else that seems off that should be patched up?

>> No.4962425
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Leg is bothering me. Looks like the right one is bent slightly and the feet aren't grounded. Also all depends on the environment she going to be in which I'm assuming would be top down isometric

>> No.4962471
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Ah my bad should've given some context. Just killing time with some pong game (webm related, the main priority was getting it running), and on the left is that sprite so far while on the right is some reference sprite from an official game. Once the left sprite is good enough, I'd want to focus on animations, so for this game the characters are essentially going to be "floating" in the air with eventual animations of moving up/down, hitting, etc. Given that, do you still think the legs need some adjusting anyway? I guess in that 'frame' and in this context it doesn't really look like a floating character

>> No.4962479

Yeah the left still needs to be fixed. Look at the sprite to the right and see how her body is grounded to a surface via her feet and look at the one to the left. Look at my redline and how I drafted the feet

>> No.4962513
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Something like this?

>> No.4962516

Much better

>> No.4962520

Alright cheers. Next step is probably adding darker sides/edges to make it somewhat 'rich' since it looks way too plain in-game. I'll stop spamming this thread now unless something comes up but thanks for the feedback.

>> No.4962706
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My first attempt at a sprite done for a friend, any advice for future ones?

>> No.4962902
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Critique before I start making hair. Is face ugly? I think its the eyes or maybe the cheeks.

>> No.4962905

Soft and cute. I don't think hens have hanging red empty ball sacs though.

>> No.4962963

Low effort, not detailed enough, ugly and unnecesary
In my opinion, the most aesthetically pleasing approach is no outline and only doing selective outline when the colors would clash with each other
Remember to export in a higher resolution so it's possible to look at the pixels up close

>> No.4963006
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>> No.4963054

you should probably clean up the jaggies, though also it's the shading around the nose that just makes it look like a tube, i would also push the nose and mouth to the right more due to the angle it's on not feeling like it aligns right.

>> No.4963139
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Try not to use "the scyphian" tier hipstro sprites for reference man.

>> No.4963438
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the highlights could be brought back and more could be done with shadow, or the highlight color should be adjusted. there is a lot you can do with suggestion.

>> No.4963731
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might use dithering to create a "third" shade?

>> No.4963985
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>> No.4964051
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>> No.4964304
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>> No.4964938
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>> No.4964950

flat, stiff and uninspired
I can tell from a glance that you were going to color it with insipid colors as well
it is not too late to take a better approach and rectify

>> No.4964980

still too early to really give any feedback, keep working at it

>> No.4964994
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>make it better
need more than just that man
hows pic related?

>> No.4965089


why is it that good shit like this gets shitnored here on /ic/ but bullshit and bickering gets the crank?

>> No.4965222

I would improve the line work on the mouth, on the smaller res version, it just looks like a bunch of disconnected dots.

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>> No.4965424
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>> No.4965479

I take getting ignored on here as a compliment, people are ready to comment on anything shit so no response means keep it up imo

>> No.4965491
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just draw

>> No.4966099
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a technical Q but still related to pixel art, how do I draw pleasant repeating textures without obvious seams?
this is for ground textures in a game

also the memory and size limitations, and more complex issues like performance drops due to swapping texture pages in the video memory, are really screwing up my focus on just choosing a certain size of ground texture and drawing it

>> No.4966301

I found some stuff to add to the tutorial part of the OP


>> No.4967971
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Think I'm calling this one done because not sure what else I want to change/ do to it

>> No.4968183

try animating it
start with a simple 4-frame idle loop

>> No.4968217
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Current WIP.

>> No.4968223
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homer do good?

>> No.4968231

What happened to the arms Anon? The arm to my left looks deflated and smaller than the one to my right. Work on that.

I'd say you did good for the legs but the left leg looks messed but It can be fixed. The feet looks good except for the left again.

Overall, good pose your going for, quite lively. The colors could use some more punch. Keep trying to do good Anon.

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>> No.4968778

looking GOOD but remember to export in higher resolution so it's possible to make out what's going on

>> No.4969133

Can I start learning how to draw directly with pixel art?

For instance, can I follow "Fun with a pencil" and do the exercises all in pixel art?

>> No.4969149

From my experience it's useless to start with pixel art. Other way around however is far more effective.

>> No.4969500

i personally wouldn't start with pixel art learning how to draw, however you can apply many techniques in general art to pixel art once you're more experienced

>> No.4969585
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sorta stumped on this one, does the perspective make sense?

>> No.4969650

Pixel art is trash.

>> No.4969802

Thanks for your input sagely anon

>> No.4969858

not bad i will say.

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>> No.4970144
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i was dicking around with colors and acidently added a blur to the red, thought it looked nice and decided to blur all the colors. i know this looks kinda shit since i rushed it but do you think this could work as a fast way to get fancy looking sprites with less effort?

>> No.4970654
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I'm calling this done for now. I'll probably leave it for a week while working on another piece so I can see this with fresh eyes.

Thank you,


>> No.4970940

work on your fundamentals before trying fancy effects and filters

>> No.4971210

what's the best free way to trace pixel art without lowering the resolution of the original image?

>> No.4971225

i'm going to be honest, the blur looks terrible.
what exactly are you trying to achieve here?

>> No.4971229

>what exactly are you trying to achieve here?
i want to take an image and trace over it at a lower resolution

>> No.4971331

There's an option in Aseprite that lets you do just that if I understand you correctly. You can use a reference image, set the opacity to like 50 percent or whatever, and draw over it using only small pixel square (32 x 32, 16 x 15, or whatever you want it to be)

>> No.4971393

aseprite costs money and i am poor and don't want to dump money on a passing interest

>> No.4971427

use graphicsgale then. Functionally identical but the creator made it freeware.

>> No.4971451

how do i do that with graphicsgale then

>> No.4971465

I dunno figure it out lmao

>> No.4971627

aseprite is open source which means you can compile it from the source and use it free of charge

>> No.4972420
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Can I get some critique on this g?

>> No.4972693
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Face angles study.

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>> No.4972716

nice, but last one looks little weird compared to others. one in the middle is my favorite. good job overall.

>> No.4972843
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Pretty good, on the last two note that a normal skull's cranium generally looks wider in the side profile.

>> No.4973116

bro you just posted cringe...

>> No.4973135
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Or on this one?

>> No.4973150

pretty cool stuff, but it's a little tough to critique little monsters like that. Maybe for the blue one try using your magenta shade to add some texture to the big blue sections

>> No.4973167
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Well I can definitely upscale my stuff if that's the problem.
I'll see if I can fit some more shading into it

>> No.4973183
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Oh nah I just mean it's tough to critique these guys cause they're creatures of your own invention, so I can't tell if you're getting the anatomy right and stuff.

For the red bat guy the number one thing I'd recommend is a little clarification on the eye, and then whatever that grey strip going diagonally down across his body is. is that part of the wing, part of the body?

>> No.4973186

Ah okay that's understandable!
If with the grey strip you mean what I believe you mean then that's his beak.

>> No.4973202
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Oh! ok, then I do have a critique. I didn't read that as a beak at all, all that stuff on the face to me pretty cleanly read as an open mouth with teeth and a tongue. Here this gif shows how I was seeing it and how'd I'd make the beak read more clearly

>> No.4973211

oh I see, thank you!

>> No.4973756
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Thank you a lot, anons!
That was exactly what was wrong with it. I tried to fix it, now the side view looks better, I think.

>> No.4973802

yes, looks way better indeed.

>> No.4974368
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>> No.4974502

she looks stiff and noodly at the same time. I can't tell if that thing on her back is her hair or a weapon

>> No.4974756

>hair or a weapon
Both, its a guilty gear character who can turn their hair into swords and shit

>> No.4974777

try using your darker shade to imply shapes and shadows instead of just slapping it up against the outline like that

>> No.4974806

This shit is why Shaq-Fu is the worst fighting game ever.

>> No.4974845

The s curve of her body needs to be way more exaggerated. Go look at her idle stance and compare it to yours. She leans wayyy further to the side

>> No.4974876

This looks appealing for the most part, probably because you've got a strong silhouette for the legs and possibly the head.
The colors work well here and are fine for the most part. Also, you have some good character design going on here.

Just some nitpicks here and there but I think her hair/weapon could look better if flipped to the other side of her head?

Like anon >>4974502 pointed out, her arms are noodles and she looks a bit stiff.
The arm noodle certainly works but the dislocation at the arms to my left and the vague shoulder makes the style fall apart.
Particularly the left arm because the shoulders wouldn't really catch that much attention afar.

I mainly blame the stiffness to the facial expressions and the linework.
The linework looks okay, but looks bland and can be given a little more color for personality. Try a tinge of brown, dark red or navy blue for experimentation. I mistaken the face for a crying one dot, probably because the color white blended too much with the skin color.
Shift the hue to blue and don't be afraid to make it a little darker. Lastly you may want to fix the head, her head is bulging a little to the right.
Fixing this may require reworking the head overall but try moving the upper 3 pixels to the left and fix up those below it to see if this
does anything.

Keep going anon.

>> No.4974901
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- stop relying on outline to color stuff in, use raw colors to force your brain to figure out the color palette and how the colors interact with each other
- don't draw from memory, use a lot of references, you can even trace and then clean things up a bit; this sprite I made was traced from her standing animation and then cleaned up where stuff didn't look good
- don't symbol draw, feel the form and make a rough base shape even if it looks weird at first; the sleeves on this sprite are a good example

>> No.4975424
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still too flat

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>> No.4977522
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crit plox

>> No.4977527
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wrong file

>> No.4977937
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I think you could push the figure a little more.
while some of these are just stylistic suggestions there are areas where i think you could vary the color usage.
not entirely sure what to do with the collar but hey.
I've noticed that your line work has these L's and sometimes you use them effectively such as in suggesting finger joints and tips, i don't think they're always so cohesive to the form such as the inner L around the wrist and another trying to suggest an elbow. I get what you're going for but to my eye it makes the line work feel a little ragged

>> No.4979656
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>> No.4979753

keep working on it

>> No.4980277
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Good shit, fucking love it
Im the guy who did the bettle

>> No.4980358

you have a nice approach to some things like the trees, but, the deer feels very out of place next to it and the mixing of the detail level clashes.
deer lineart is messy and jagged. just like in >>4951485 you probably struggle with background balance and filling space. you have some good ideas about forms and how to shape them but in that work it feels like you don't entirely know what to do with the work and the inabability to let it breath makes it suffer making much of the background end up blending into each other because all of it is detailed.

the scribbling on the background doesn't give off a great effect, and the moss in the foreground makes it feel unbalanced and uninterrgrated into the perspective of the work on whole.

i also think that this just suffers from being way too big and thus looses any impact it might of had with some of it's more simplistic design choices.

>> No.4980414

Yeah, its my first attempt at high res pixelart. While doing the lineart i thought leaving it 1 pixel thick looks retarded and i wanted to give it an effect of being furry there are where jaggies come from. Wait, i cant see jaggies in my 108x108 drawing with the bettle.
Oh yeah the background being simplistic and blending together is my retarded reflex of making artwork only for game assests, my backgrounds are always bland and souless in order to blend and be easy on the eye as in game design shit. Yeah rushed the ground because i just wanted to finish it after spending 12h straight on it.
Thanks for the feedback, i always forget to look at these problems. Do you think its a big problem that i like to keep backgrounds more simple so people can focus more on the main thing(the deer) when i make general artwork not game assests? Like, is it necessary a bad thing?
Also, do you have high res pixel art artwork so i can get a better idea on how to keep the same level of detail for different shit? I legit cant find high res pixel art on google only shitty one. Pyw if so pls.

>> No.4980916
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>> No.4980938

Too man square edges

>> No.4981051

You were going in the right direction with the other colors within the body of the deer, using those to suggest form and fur texture while using white as an edge color may work out better for you. while how it interacts now feels like it works against it.
Jaggies are less apparent in the beetle one and the mushroom forms are generally good, but the sky and the grass feel rushed and could be improved with a once over to get rid of the awkward parts.
i don't think simplistic backgrounds are a good or bad thing i think it's trying to achieve a level of balance within the work where it feels cohesive and integrated. take say varying the bottoms of the trees and rendering some simple underbrush could of been visually much better than the straight cut off look of the bottom of the trees where the deer is, it draws attention of the problem, where around it you've hidden the problem.

I do consider high-res pixel art something that thrives with detail, and if you're aiming for something simplistic overall condensing it might be a good idea, however it's not impossible to have the best of both worlds.
are you looking for natural forms in particular, or just high-res in general?

>> No.4981704
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>> No.4982191

what is even going on here

>> No.4982236

I can see where you're going but I feel like if there is a few more frames in between it would make it look a lot more cohesive and fluid

>> No.4982416

Thanks for the feedback, im legit a turbo retard and i dont draw digitally or traditionally so doing high res shit is very different for me, i shat myself that the trees dont look with more detail and made them simplistic asfk because i didnt feel confident i can make lighting on a big canvas.
Im looking for high-res in general but with a more pixelart look and edges than rendered blobs of pixels that make the drawing look like a painting, because thats all i found

>> No.4982719
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Castlevania vibez

>> No.4982867

yeah I think so too but I doubt the game I'll be using this for would be able to handle it size-wise

>> No.4984343
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I'm failing chem despite being 1 year ahead in class.

>> No.4984344
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Shit forgot to upscale the image

>> No.4984442
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>> No.4985439
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>> No.4986048
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>> No.4986792

So, if your character is big, you draw stick into sillhoute,
and if your character is small, you only need to draw sillhoute,

>> No.4986794
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Thought on this Jelly Bean man?

>> No.4986919

>Jelly Bean man
I just got this fucking pun holy shit
He looks kinda flat in the smaller sprites

>> No.4987457
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>> No.4987584

Learn to draw, then come back to pixel art.

>> No.4987701
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6vcr has some interesting stuff that goes more into high res territory

>> No.4987704
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>> No.4987714
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i'd also say that drawing from Oekaki influences and how some artists draw backgrounds helps out with starting in high res pixel art though it depends on the artists style

>> No.4987722
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this allows for things to be more simplistic, but still effective in drawing the eye to a more complex main focus

>> No.4988108
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Something feels off about this

>> No.4988128

skinny neck
wrong perspective on the guy
those weird spike things underneath his arms

>> No.4988140

Thanks bro

>> No.4989276
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>> No.4989289
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very nice

>> No.4989400

What's his name? Also how's the progress going on your rom hack?

>> No.4989434
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It's Spinner (spin/spinne(german for spider)+spider, it's genius I know, Spinner is also a german idiom for people who are kinda off the rails)
It'll have the highest speed stat in the game and get some fun Technician-boosted coverage. Other names I've considered were Arachnotate, Arachnoll, Spinder and Spidreh, but ultimately I liked the "just take a word and make it this thing's name" thing like with Hypno or Golem.
Currently there's a lot to do irl so I can't spend much time just sitting down and coding, mostly designing and spriting whenever the opportunity arises. It's gonna be helpful to have stuff planned out once I get to it I think.

>> No.4989483
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i hate art

>> No.4989513

Really cool anon I like it.

>> No.4989541
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>> No.4990543

Not the anon you are replying to but, I have to say, congratulations dude, good luck

>> No.4991649
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People make some really neat art here. And here am I with my shity edits.

>> No.4991658

pure soul here. good shit, bratuha

>> No.4993570
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More angles of the same guy as here:
I'm not sure with the 4th one, though. The hairstyle on it just don't look right, but I have no idea on how to fix it.

>> No.4993589

SOUL, it shows the difficulty life being a woman prisoner in the past was like, most avoid depicting woman in the past but not you, you truly are an artist unafraid of showing the cold reality of human behavior

>> No.4993625
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oh shit, he looks pissed now. Four doesn't look bad at all.
Finally someone understands deepest lore behind my craft. What a refined taste you have.
By the way I plan to make little flash game out of these someday. I even made small prototype featuring battle system that looks very close to one in CT. Still nowhere near completion though

>> No.4993878


there is probably a factor were because the ear isn't a consistent anchor point in the forth one compared to the first three and the head is on a different angle it looks off.
You're also suggesting a heavier brow ridge with the eyebrows that the 3 and 4 lack so it's a little awkward looking. and his very convex forehead gives off a Neonatal look and doesn't lend itself to the small shadow cast possibly putting the eyes further back too to put emphasis the sunken in look?

>> No.4994682
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Got 45$ for this, lmao.

>> No.4994695
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Lol, where did you managed to sell that?

>> No.4994724

based and humbird0-pilled

>> No.4994725
File: 53 KB, 1080x1080, Adventurer.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Didnt sell it, i got commissioned to make the main character for a very simple mobile game.

>> No.4994757

He inspired me to try and make my own shit in flash. That said, he still uses his janky engine that written in ActionScript 2.0 (very outdated syntax even by flash standards) Also, he recycles his sprites and animations a lot, which makes all of his games look the same.

>> No.4994871
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>> No.4994901

good, but colors are dull and boring

>> No.4994954
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Try my tutorial for HUE shifting colors

>> No.4995553
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I'm trying to improve

>> No.4995882

Very cute, Anon. I like how the light of the fire is apparent on the figure but the contrast between the colours is too low. A dynamic pose would help too.

>> No.4995970

You mean like the shades aren't diverse enough? That's one of my weaknesses, I'm trying to get better with hue shifting. Thanks for the feedback!

>> No.4995997

Try using some pre-made palettes to start off.
It's really helped me out

>> No.4996033
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Does this still count as pixel art?

>> No.4998378
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I'm making some preliminary plans for a point and click adventure h-game... This is my first draft of a character concept. What do you guys think? Would anyone pay for a game with this look? I also did a test animation of an h-scene if you guys are interested.

>> No.4998396

no, that's oekaki

>> No.4998563
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Thank you!
Never despair - all of artists started from zero and worked their way up, gaining skill and technique. The only thing that matters is practice, I believe. Just continue drawing and you will surely get better over time.
Thank you a lot! I had this vague childish feeling coming from him, but couldn't put my finger on it! I tried to make his forehead smaller, is it better now?

Also, tried angles from below.

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The only thing that is really off to me is that the ear doesn't line up with the other views. It should be in the same position in all angles.

>> No.4998590 [DELETED] 

Oops I saved your old picture instead, it definitely looks a lot better now. Hopefully my advice can still help though

>> No.4998609
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Thank you again, I'll fix that!

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does this look like an astronaut helmet with red frills under?

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Made this and now I'm trying to remake it for four directions. I have no idea what I'm doing send help.

>> No.4998853
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>> No.4998909

I'd say so. Don't really get the blue/yellow thing on the visor but the idea is conveyed.

>> No.4998966

looking good my dude!

>> No.4998977
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Thank you for your kind words! Here is a new guy:

>> No.4998982
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STOP IMMEDIATELY do not remake this it's incomprehensible. grab a gif of literally any competently done walk cycle and drag it into aseprite and look at the individual frames to understand what's going on. start with like 4 frames to get the basic poses in place, and only do more than 6 when it already looks good.

I don't know how you messed up this bad but please do not accept yours as done or move on. actually learn the basics.

>> No.4998985

there's no value contrast at all, and the colors blend together enough to feel blurry.

>> No.4998986
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At what point can you no longer call something “pixel art”? It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

>> No.4998989
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My standard took the deep-end that I can coom to pixels

>> No.4999054

I'd suggest defining the booba a bit more on the naked sprite, looks like a solid piece of meat right now

>> No.4999130

Alright, thanks for being honest. I actually tried to copy a walk cycle before but I guess I fucked up really bad. I'll try again with a simpler shape and then post when I'm done. Do you have any advice on trying to draw stuff in four directions? I know there's no substitute for just practicing and training yourself to think in a 3D space but I also don't want to not make games just because I'm retarded and not a good artist yet. I'm just trying to get something that I made myself that's more consistent than anything. I'd rather have consistently retarded art than spotty art that is good or bad but inconsistent.

>> No.4999132

sprite itself is fine, but he is dancing, not running. look up some nes/snes/gen sprites and try again.

>> No.4999133
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You have much to coom to yet, young grasshopper

>> No.4999153

not anon who made this sprite. I think this is how booba should look like.

>> No.4999156
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Oops. Forgot the pic

>> No.4999196
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This is a good critique, thank you. Since this is my first time pixeling nudes I have a lot of improving to do.

>> No.4999200

I think the booba could use some more jiggle/dynamic lighting but very nice animation otherwise

>> No.4999220
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Yeah, I'll probably do more frames in future animations to make it more fluid. That animation only has 5 frames.
Here's an updated sprite sheet with some changes. I added some highlights and accentuated the breasts a bit more, but not as extreme as the suggestion above. Hopefully it's a nice middle ground.

>> No.4999231

It's better now, though I think that it would be better to use lighter shadow of red for hair highlights, not the white dots. Also, since resolution of your sprites isn't so big, I'd recommend you to upscale sprites 3 times for posting.

>> No.4999248
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Here you go. I figured it would be fun to let the player change the protagonist's hair color.

>> No.4999273

good stuff anon keep it up

>> No.4999507

i wasn't sure on wether to make the visor blue or yellow
so i made it both

>> No.4999509
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trying to make her look less like a blow up doll.

>> No.4999566

It did look a little like that, didn't it. There's a lot for me to learn. I'll try to do better.

>> No.4999640
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I think I nailed the look this time. It's just free transform mock-up for now, but already her walk seems less ridiculous than before. I hope back view not gonna be as hard to make.

>> No.4999719
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Don't be so hard on yourself, anon. Try to edit sprites from old games first, it will give you better understanding of pixel art in general. It helped me (those horrid Marle porn sprites are mine by the way) it might help you too.
As for more practical advice: use some kind of skeleton (floating balls, stick figures or both) for each frame before drawing actual sprite itself.

>> No.4999745

the legs look good, i would suggest pushing the shoulder forward a bit at the peak of forward swing so the arc doesn't feel so stunted

>> No.4999796

Looks great
I don't know if you intended this or not but she looks very regal/powerful in her stride because of her straight back and shoulders.
Good job!

>> No.4999851
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Alright so I'm continuing to iterate on this character design and my own skill. Hope I'm heading in the right direction. Thoughts?

>> No.4999879
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>the legs look good
They do, I guess. It was a lot of pain to get it right. It should not be too difficult to adjust torso, hands and head now.

Thanks for the feedback! Only intention I had is to make her walk look natural. Everything besides is happy (or not so much) little accidents. Hope to complete all 4 directions before new year and after that I'll try to make spell cast anims.

I like this one! Those eyes are very expressive and she definitely looks less flat thanks to those highlights. Color values are good too. Very solid sprite overall.

>> No.4999884

>>4999879 that first answer meant for >>4999745 obviously

>> No.5000034
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Definitely improving. The form is felt.

>> No.5000076
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I haven't gotten back into the habit of spriting in so long, my stuff is usually much higher res and animated as well but I thought I'd do something simple to get the rust off

>> No.5000087
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The other day I saw this gif as well, which deeply interested me because of how well the techniques of antialiasing and sub-pixel animation came together to bring that much more life to an otherwise very simple sprite

Doesn't it inspire you as well? I surely hope so!

>> No.5001035
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I'm not sure if the lake looks like a lake at all, I might rework the foreground and clouds.

This is very impressive considering the canvas size and smooth movement, reminds me of metal slug's subpixel animation somehow.

>> No.5001038

forgot to ask but, sauce?

>> No.5001171

Gensokyo Night Festival

>> No.5001306
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Any Advice?

>> No.5001314
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Oh shit, i should resize the image

>> No.5001856

I'm having trouble distinguishing the pink from the flesh tone

>> No.5002204
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those sleeves are supposed to be burnt

>> No.5002758

What is that technique called, where some of the outline pixels are the same color as your characters color?

>> No.5003116
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anti aliasing I think

>> No.5003123

No, AA is a method to make lines smoother. Like if you have a black line with sharp corners you could add in some gray pixels at the corners to make it smoother. I just call it a color outline vs a black one

>> No.5003126
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I mean, uh, yeah. But that's essentially what you're doing with the color.

>> No.5003262
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Okay how about now?

>> No.5003268

please learn how to draw before delving into pixelart

>> No.5003524
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crit plox

>> No.5003529

Is she supposed to be floating around or is she standing? I'm asking because DMG doesn't have pointy shoes and in your sprites it looks like she has 'em

>> No.5004300

selective outline

>> No.5004318

yeah, she's floating around

>> No.5005527

Add a frame of anticipation instead of that weird second frame leading to the kick and add some motion blur to the kicking frame.

>> No.5006234

New thread where?

>> No.5006428

>please learn how to draw before drawing anything
Yes people keep making that mistake that they make art without reading books for 5 years first

>> No.5006528

Stop being a pissy bitch and improve then, if you don't then I'm in my complete right to call your piece of shit drawings out

>> No.5006910

Could you resize the sprite, right now I can't tell if its a lizard-esque creature or some dude wearing a cool helmet.

>> No.5006975

I recognize that style somewhat,Is that you, MegaBlueBall?

>> No.5007010

That artstyle is too mainstream
i recognize at least 3 game that have that artstyle

>> No.5007087

Name 3 then.

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