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Mightyblue
04-06-2011, 02:04 PM
So yeah. I do sprites (and am attempting in starts and fits to learn how to actually draw) on occasion, and rather than clogging up the random art thread with more of my terri-good frankenspriting for the forum RPG Maker challenge.

Historical Content:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/lofivalbig.png

The first sprite I ever made! (haha, not quite)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/critvalinprogress.png

Here's the more or less finished version of the above.

The hair's terrible, because I'm terrible with hair. Or mostly because it doesn't match the normal hairstyle of the character.

It's part of a character set for my first major RPG Maker project that's on indefinite hiatus as I take a few pokes at learning Ruby every now and again in order to try and get the engine to do what I want it to.

Speaking of:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/valnocape_8D-1.png
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/valcape_8D.png

The base walking sprites (the top rows) are heavily edited Famitsu sprite maker deals, while the bottom rows are all me. These sprite sheets are all made to work with a custom script set for animated sidebattling.

I've got some other stuff rattling around on my hard drive that I need to find (like a collection of FFI-alikes I made and tweaked using the Famitsu sprite gen) that I could post here too.

Modern Stuff:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/ttrpghero1.png
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/ttrpghero2.png

Stuff for the current challenge. The MC/PC 1 set sorta suffers from being a gigantic collection of red and purple, but I'm mostly happy with it. The second sheet turned out okay as well, and now I'm off to creating to some robot NPCs.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/ttrpghero1scaledup.png
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/Blogger%20Stuff/ttrpghero2scaledup.png

Pajaro Pete
04-06-2011, 02:09 PM
Sigh it was so much easier to frankensprite back in the 2003 days.

Mightyblue
04-06-2011, 02:15 PM
Uh, I don't really find it difficult, per se, just time consuming, especially if I don't figure out what I want to do ahead of time (the female MC white mage sprite).

If I'm actually making my own, I use Character Maker '99, which is great for making sprites, if strangely translated.

Googleshng
04-06-2011, 06:02 PM
These aren't bad, but they're giving me this real Lufia/Lagoon vibe. I'd suggest with heads that huge, you elongate the bodies out (either with an FF6 tile-and-a-half deal, or the full 1x2 treatment), and add more facial details (definitely always-visible mouths, maybe even some suggestion of noses, if only a shadow-to-one-side deal).

Mightyblue
04-06-2011, 06:25 PM
There's no real space for them. VX only takes 32x32 sprites.

Lady
04-06-2011, 07:16 PM
(I think they're adorable)

Pajaro Pete
04-06-2011, 07:35 PM
I will say that I think the one in the witch hat looks a little murky compared to the rest. You might try giving the cape and hat a bit more contrast.

Glass Knuckle
04-15-2011, 07:37 AM
I read the thread title as Mightyblue's Thread of Questionable Shitting. I...I think I've been reading Something Awful for too long.

Those characters are very cute though.

Mightyblue
06-05-2011, 08:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/8rv14.png

http://i.imgur.com/zVplx.png

The warrior sprite for F-PC1 was bugging me, so I made a replacement which hews more closely to the image I had in mind for her originally.

Mightyblue
04-14-2012, 10:22 AM
http://i.imgur.com/8d3hW.png

Been doin' some more sprite work lately, this time of the Wed night DnD crew. Got three done so far last night, and will finish Kat and Quinn sometime today probably (along with something for pence). No frankenspriting actually, I just looked at FFVI battle sprites to see how they were put together. The only thing that's directly copied is Oomami's coat because I couldn't figure out how to do one that looked as nicely as Setzer's does. Shov's hood looks more like hair though, although blown up to 2x like that it's easier to see her purple(-black) hair poking out at the edges.

Kirin
04-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Heh, halfway through that paragraph I was going to object "but that's totally Setzer's coat!". Man, the FF6 sprites are burned into my brain.

And yeah, at normal scale, that's totally going to look like slightly poofy black hair on the second one. Maybe make the hood a little more flat-shaded (the darker grey line looks like hair strands) and brighten up the purple actual hair? Also I feel like it's sticking out in front a bit more than an actual hood likely would.

Googleshng
04-14-2012, 06:52 PM
I'd also suggest having the hair outside of that bit of outlining you have going on there. Particularly since nobody else really has outlined hair.

Mightyblue
04-14-2012, 11:45 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/mmpartyinprogress.png

Tweaked Shov's (the lady in black) hood/hair a bit to fix that issue you two pointed out. Added the last two members of the party. Couldn't think of a good looking combo of armor colors for Kat (red armor), so I just picked something high contrast.

Googleshng
04-15-2012, 12:44 AM
OK, try this with the hood and hair thing: Turn everything up to but not including the column of pixels containing the iris purple, said column straight black. outline what you currently have as hair along the bottom in black, fill in up to that point with unshaded grey, leaving the single light grey line you have unchanged.

Alternatively, crib off White Mage Faris.

Tefari
04-16-2012, 01:29 AM
Heh, halfway through that paragraph I was going to object "but that's totally Setzer's coat!". Man, the FF6 sprites are burned into my brain.

My first thought was "zombie Setzer whaaat?" too, don't feel bad.

The stuff in the OP looks straight out of Tales of Destiny, good stuff! I like the green robed gentleman too, it looks like he's wearing a Dai Li uniform.

Destil
04-17-2012, 01:08 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ionspark/mmpartyinprogress.png

Tweaked Shov's (the lady in black) hood/hair a bit to fix that issue you two pointed out. Added the last two members of the party. Couldn't think of a good looking combo of armor colors for Kat (red armor), so I just picked something high contrast.

Kats armor is pretty much whatever color she feels like on a given morning, I'm sure it's red sometimes.