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My first attempt at spriting
« on: August 07, 2016, 07:39:21 PM »
This is my first attempt at spriting.

(Montblanc from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance in the Final Fantasy VI styie)



I'd apreciate if I get some feedback.
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 07:54:55 PM »
Immediate thoughts were:

- Needs some shading, especially around the midsection which looks incomplete without it.

- The antennae ... thing is looks too thick. Might benefit from some highlights.

- Try outlining in a color that's not black.

The actual posing doesn't look bad, though.

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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 08:10:29 PM »
For the sake of the theme of this forum:


They look odd in a FFIV-VI style.

Immediate thoughts were:

- Needs some shading, especially around the midsection which looks incomplete without it.

- The antennae ... thing is looks too thick. Might benefit from some highlights.

- Try outlining in a color that's not black.

The actual posing doesn't look bad, though.

Look at Mog here:
https://cdn-image.pf.dena.com/b0bf411b1e59ff824059847b9384dcc0134c5eba/1/d2ef703c-e336-32cc-9dc5-26f222f5c615.png

As they are not the same types of Moogles, the pom-pom on his head (Antenna)  is supposed to be really thick looking as homage to that Mog. I agree on the shading though.

The classic FF games uses black for an outline. Sorry.
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2016, 09:20:02 PM »
Thanks, everyone. Sorry if they're not in your standards of a good sprite. But hey, now we know what Klonoa might look like in FFVI form.

About the shading though. If you look closely, there is some shading going on. Probably need to make them darker.
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2016, 10:20:14 PM »
Yes. Go with darker.

To take a closer look at what was happening I took a crack at Popka based on the Moogle Sprite with a 20 minute limit. It's been years since I've sprited anything.



There were some spots where the outline was definitely too thick. I culled some bits back, especially at the corners.

I darkened the shadow color and added another " mid " color for the fur and bandanna to give it some depth.

Outlined the feet and the bandanna with black to match up with the Moogle Sprite.

Fixed the nose since it was bothering me.

Woud've fixed the ears if I had more time. Not happy with them.

Wasn't sure what was going on with his left arm so I redrew it. In retrospect, it should probably be raised and pointed forward.

Made the pink sections darker and gave a shadow to his eyes to give them some depth.

For the Moogle Sprite I noticed that it was outlined black around the exterior, but the interior used it more sparingly mostly to define the features of the body. For the first set maybe less black on the interior and more darker colors to define those shapes.

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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2016, 10:32:45 PM »
I had a good laugh with my silly mistake of not including the nose and snout.

But if you want further reference, all of the sprites you see in the classic Final Fantasy games FFIV to FFV is thanks to this who did this artwork: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/f/f6/Cannoneer_FFV.png/revision/latest?cb=20120718051013

Popka was in the standing posiiton of these guys. I like how you gave more detail into his hands though.
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 11:17:04 PM »
Did another take of Kloey before I go. Still not a big fan of it, but meh. At least he's not angry anymore.

http://i.imgur.com/FzVGyDp.png
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2016, 11:19:14 PM »
I must have used the wrong sprite sheet as a reference.  :big_smile:

I also did long-ears, but mine came out much smaller for some reason.



I drew the new sprite using this sheet as a visual reference and Klonoa's Namco x Capcom sprites for colors and posing. When he's facing left the symbol on his hat isn't visible. *nod-nod*

I actually like your second take. He looks adorable.

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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 05:20:26 PM »
You're really good at spriting, Mobo. Before you stopped, how long have you been spriting?
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Re: My first attempt at spriting
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 10:35:05 PM »
About 9 years. I started in 2003 and stopped in 2011-ish.

For the sake of comparison here's some of my early stuff including my very first spritesheet.
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I dislike showing my old stuff.  :embarassed: