View Full Version : Just a sprite thing that took me about 20 mins.
22nd October 2006, 7:22 PM
No I didn't scratch this, but I tried my hand at a clean-up, and I'm quite happy with the result, but I thought, "might as well get an unbiased opinion." and decided to show it to you, the general Serebii forum public. So, here it is, my Pokémon 10th Anniversary Sprite:
22nd October 2006, 10:32 PM
From what I see it looks quite good. Pikachu has too much black outline though.
22nd October 2006, 10:37 PM
pikachus left arm needs some highlights, and the outline needs reverse dotting.
23rd October 2006, 1:19 AM
That thing is awesome! nice spritework.
23rd October 2006, 2:38 AM
Well, it's not too bad, but it could be better.
Pikachu's shape really needs to be fixed, especially because on the right, it goes from body to head in one straight line. Try to make its head a bit rounder and seperate from the body.
Also, you didn't really shade it properly. You just made the upper left corner all highlighted and the bottom right corner all shaded. That isn't the case. Look at these Pikachu[/ULR] [URL="http://4.bulbagarden.net/graphics/pokegra/normal/front/025-3.png"]sprites (http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-rs/025.shtml). Notice how there is highlighting in a circle on Pikachu's head and there is shading under its chin. The shape of its body creates highlights and shadows, but because you did such a poor job, it still looks like a flat piece of paper.
Take out a metal cylinder and put it under a light. Notice how the sides are darker and it's lighter in the middle. Same basic idea with the ears and right arms. Whatever is at an angle where light doesn't hit it, there is a shadow, or if something is blocking the light (like the ear over the tail). There isn't anything blocking the right arm, so it shouldn't be all in shadow.
This is hard to explain without visual aid, so I suggest you go read the Stickies. There are also some very helpful shading tutorials on the internet you should keep your eyes open for- they can really help.
Overall, it's okay, but it really could be better. Just keep practicing!
23rd October 2006, 10:34 AM
Right thanx, I'll fix it up. In fact I'll do it now.
Edit: I think it looks a bit more defined now.
23rd October 2006, 1:23 PM
You need to work on the outlines. The text on the bottom is too hard to read also.
23rd October 2006, 2:36 PM
There good, I like the shading on the pokeball, maybe try to make the text at the bottom a bit bigger
23rd October 2006, 9:53 PM
I think the text was supposed to be like that, because that how big it was when I found the image. So I just went over it with different colours.
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