Tried to start from scratch, ended up with the terrifying otherthing second from the right, and then used my last attempt as a starting point.
At least he's now facing the right way, but he's way too slight. If I make him a pixel wider, it makes the crotch nightmarishly hard to sprite, and if I make him two pixels wider, he ends up looking entirely too wide.
Anyone know the best way to deal with this sort of thing?
And he's still in the boiler suit getup, fashionable as he is.
Also got the first half of a file system working.
Updated the first image so the background is less outdated, and added some more directions, including a horrible skewed south-east sprite. I suppose I'll need some reference material for the diagonals.
I spent about ten minutes working on the south east facing before I was going to go to bed, and I think I have it looking fairly plausible.
Judging by the flipped version on the wall it's a bit off balance, (not to mention a little campy, pose-wise) but I reckon it'll do for a starting point.
It's not cleaned up at all at the moment, either.
Looking at all those together, I'd really appreciate some suggestions for the pose, I'm having trouble getting something that looks casual enough for an idle pose.
But yeah, I'm pretty pleased with how quickly I got it to this point.