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fentongames

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Hi! I have a character sprite here for C+C.



This is a sprite for one of the main characters of my game, "Darren and James: The Fast Food Chase". The first image is the sprite itself and the second image is the character with a cartoon outline around the black lines, which is how all sprites will look. I drew the sprite originally by hand and scanned it into the computer and drew the sprite on the Gimp. I'm not sure if I like the image too much, so I would like constructive criticism on it. I would like the sprite to look like it could be from a cartoon TV show. How do you think this looks?

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Re: Main character sprite for Darren and James game
« Reply #1 on: 17 Dec 2006, 15:39 »
My edit, which helped me bring up a few points:


-For that cartoon look, I used a line width of 2, and used the curvy freehand tool on PSP (not sure if Gimp has a similar tool).
-Turned him slightly to his left.  This way, you can put in some definition in his profile, plus because it's not symmetrical it's more interesting.
-Added shading (whoops, forgot the hair!).  He's turned slightly towards the light source
-More variation in the colours, eg. trousers
-Added a few details such as the sleeves with line width of 1 (for finer detailing)
-Given more shape to the torso (waist curves downwards, defined shoulders/elbows, neck)
-Straightened the legs.  I tend to have one foot facing straight on, the other turned
-Simplified the hands - they're hard to do!!!
-Added eye sparkle!

fentongames

  • Fenton Games Entertainment! Project: Time Kid
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with making music
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: Main character sprite for Darren and James game
« Reply #2 on: 18 Dec 2006, 09:13 »
That's SO helpful Iceman! Thanks!
Time Kid, coming this summer.