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#1 switchblades

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

Hi! This is my first, non-introductory post, which is awesome! That being said, these are some of the sprites from the hack I'm working on (that's probably never going to be finished..), and any feedback or critique is welcomed! (actually, more preferred. I want to get good at this!)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

I'm not all that great at picking out things in mugs, but here's some things I see. the hair falling one the left shoulders of the first two mugs kind seem awkward looking. Its like they're frozen in motion, which doesn't make sense because its basically a standing frame. The armor girl's goes a bit better because you could say the hair is being folded by here armor. But still, it looks odd. Perhaps you should move it closer to her head.

The armor girl's left eye seem's a bit too far from her nose, and her neck seems a little too thick.And she's missing a half-eyes frame

the third girl's face on the left side could use some shading i think. Because right now it goes from her lightest skin shade to her hair with nothing in between. And it looks like her outline for her hair disappears. and her half-eyes frame, her right eye is just blue lol

The green armor guy's neck seems too shaded to me. And his right eye looks asleep. His half-eye's frame looks too green to me. Also, where did you get the green armor? it seems pretty saturated to me (like you picked it from paint, and not another mug.)

the next brown clothed girl is missing a half-eyes closed frame. And her outline seems a bit too think in the neck.

The next girl's mini mug is that of the official mug you're gender-swapping.

The last 2 are decent, but the last girl's mouth seems hard to find.

Try to think of realistic proportions for your mugs and make sure things make sense. I don't know how well that translates into mug splicing, but that's what I do when I make sprites.

These aside, I like these mugs. Not bad at all for your first time! Better than me lolol

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:32 PM

ugh the very first one is cute as heck

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:12 AM

Oh yeah, I like the 1st and 5th ones. Not bad for just getting started. I'd say take a few more liberties on stuff like the hair and armor (to make it more unique) and try to work on cleaning up sprites when it comes to making the shading nice, connecting pieces, refining eyes, etc.--using references is one of the greatest ways to do things, we all sort of have our own style so it's helpful to try and copy the "official" style a bit to make them look more like real portraits/better in general.

Keep practicing and showing, best of luck!

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

I don't have much criticism for the sprites that wasn't already said, but I wanted to point out that for your first few mugs, even if not perfect, these are quite nice! Keep up the good work.

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#6 switchblades

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

Sorry for the late response (I was away from my computer for a week and almost died..), but thank you guys! I really can't express in words how awesome it is to get so much feedback!

I've definitely tried to work on some of the things that you told me to. Unfortunately, some of it didn't work out as well as planed, so for the sake of space, I took out the sprites I didn't do any revisions on.

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Again, I'm sorry I couldn't fix a couple things (mainly the middle guy's eye and blinking frames, and the first girl's blinking frame)

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Any critique on these are also welcomed!

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Urg, I really haven't been as active as I promised myself, but here's a mug based off of Eirika (like her daughter or something, idk..)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:07 AM

ohh...i'm a prisoner of vanessa's eyes @_@

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:44 AM

I was going to say something but Blazer had roughly the same suggestion:
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take a few more liberties on stuff like the hair and armor (to make it more unique) and try to work on cleaning up sprites when it comes to making the shading nice, connecting pieces, refining eyes, etc.
Ditto on using references, some of my only decent mugs best mugs have been from using references to make specific parts look more realistic. Overall, I do think that these are pretty good for a first effort. (though I have a personal strong dislike for Ross's neck and have made a point to never use it in any splice ever.)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:05 AM

Wow, um, y'know that referencing thing? Well, uh.. this was supposed to be Nocturnal from the Elder Scrolls series but... um, I tried to be more unique/original and such, and this is what came out of it..

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And thank you everyone for the wonderful feedback!

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(though I have a personal strong dislike for Ross's neck and have made a point to never use it in any splice ever.)

trust me, I understand... that is the last splice with anything from Ross I'm ever doing. Period.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:08 AM

Wow, I actually feel kinda bad for not posting anything in a while, but here is my only work from the past couple months (school sucks, and so does overbearing parents). I've also been playing WAY too much Golden Sun, and this is what came out of it. Mia and Jenna:

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(Mia has no blink frames because her base face is Elen and I didn't feel like making frames for it because I'm lazy.)

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

you`ve improved!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

Can you rip a pair of FE7/8 eyes off and transplant them, then do the same with the blink frames?

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

Thanks GhastStation!

And YakYak, I could do that. It'll just take some time to find a pair that looks natural.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:53 AM

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Added Mia's blink frames and the beta Sheba version

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:40 AM

It's been at least a year since I've played Golden Sun, and I can still recognize each character pretty clearly. Well done!

-Jenna's sprite is great, though if you were looking for something to improve, I'd recommend removing the hair from her eye.

-Mia's hair shading at the back could possibly use work, as it doesn't look correct to me at a glance. Perhaps someone else should weigh in on this, because it's been a while since I used to sprite regularly, but the jagged pattern of the shading seems weird.

-Sheba's coming along quite nicely. If anything, I would recommend removing some of the pooled black areas from her clothes, reworking her left eye from our point of view, and removing the part at the top of her hair where there's a two pixel thick border by coloring in the bottom layer of pixels with her hair colors.


As a reviewer, I try to focus on things that could use work, rather than emphasizing the parts of sprites that were really well done, so don't take my criticism too harshly! Your sprites are absolutely excellent for someone with as little spriting background as you have, and in fact, I might request a few sprites from you at some point, if you'd be okay with that.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:22 AM

OH MY GOSH YES CRITICISM! THANK YOU SMASHED FISH!

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I did as you said, though please ignore both the lack of a revised Jenna, and Sheba's sloppy blink frames. I promise they look okay in game (somewhat). Also, that's Piers, but I don't know which color to use for the head-cloak thing he has, so any help or recommendations would be awesome.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

tbh the cloak just looks really out of place on the guy. like why would he wear that in the first place

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

Nice, i was just think on y there isn't a golden sun hack, and you started the mugs. If you go all out on this, i would like to help you at least a little in between finishing v1.0 and 1.1

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:52 AM

@Smashedfish Oops, forgot to tell you that, yes, I would be fine with sprite requests.

@Ghaststation Yeah, ik, I just decided to scrap that sprite and start over. He's supposed to be Piers from Golden Sun, so that's why he has the weird head cloak thing, and I don't know why he wears it..

@MattCustov I'm not sure if or when I will be making a Golden Sun hack, but my friend and I are thinking about it. I'll let everyone know if/when I will be making it.

and now, Lalum (or something):
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