Hello all. As my username suggests, my original intention with this account was to simply lurk around so I could open spoilers. I've been a very large fan of Klonoa for a long time, and love to see news and content about him. But I'm also not a very social person... However. After giving it some thought, last night I started working on something that I believe a community such as this would be quite interested in. See, on top of being a fan of Klonoa I am also a (very) beginning game developer and sprite artist. So, in order to test the waters, so to speak. I decided that I wanted to at the very least go through and remaster the sprites of my favorite game in the series, empire of dreams.
I started work on it last night, as noted. My plan at the moment is to go through and take each sprite and in this order resize them to fit a 64x64 format, clean up the imperfections left by the resizing, and add more details through better shading and color choice in order to retain the original look and feel while also making the sprites look much nicer. At the moment I've only gotten through cleaning up the edges of the left/right run sprites, but I'm hoping to have more of Klonoa's sprite done soon enough.
Something to note however: I'm not sure I'll ever finish this. I'd like to but there are some things that could easily halt any progress. I'm hoping none of that happens but until them i'll post whatever I do get through. (supposing I've got attachments right. Otherwise I'll need to go through and edit the post once i've got a suitable image hosting place and that's a lot of work) Regardless of what happens I hope you enjoy.
(p.s. I did attachments right. the resized and partially fixed sprite is the one on the left, if it wasn't obvious. I'll be going through to reshade and the like later tonight maybe probably)