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Koicrow
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« on: August 26, 2017, 07:17:59 PM »

Been tossing ideas around on what type of game I wanted to create and recently decided on making a pixelated side scroller. I have never done pixel art before and thought now would be a good time to learn. In all honesty, I find it fun making little pixel doodles, but I feel like I'm doing something wrong.

So here's the lil protagonist of the game.




If a scene is needed to properly critique the style, then by all means let me know and I'll make something.

For now, I just want critiques on what I have up there - if it's a good style, if there's anything wrong and how to fix it, etc. I would appreciate it a lot if anyone out there can point me in the right direction!
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 05:40:01 AM »

I see that this post is 3 months old and I'm not sure if you still want/need this feedback but here it goes. Cool

First of all, this is a good start, you definitely have talent and probably experience drawing from what I can see.
Ok, let's begin:

One thing you should consider, as you plan on making this character for a game, is the size of the sprite and how many animations you will make. As a begginner, it's usually pretty hard to start with a big sprite like that. I'd recommend you tried smaller sizes (such as 64x64, 32x32, 16x16).

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If you still want to continue with this particular one, the first tip that I can give you is to decide a light source direction. When you do that, you should cast all shadows from it. As it is right now, there are some inconsistencies: the top-left seems to be the source but there are spots from the right on the arms and the hair that are getting some highlights. The neck part should also be darker on the right.

I hope that makes sense. In 3 months you could probably have already improved a lot so I won't get too in-depth.

Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 08:59:16 PM »

That is super helpful, thank you! I've been a bit busy with schoolwork for the past few months so I have yet to practice more with pixel art and whatnot. I'm still very new to it so I really do appreciate your feedback and tips! I'll definitely take all of this into consideration for next time, so thank you again!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 09:35:16 AM »

Happy to help  Smiley
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