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    S.O.S
    Save One's Sprite


    Struggling to get that one sprite look right? Or always there to help out others?
    Then this is the place for you!
    Here people can post sprites and give/receive advice.

    Need advice?
    If you have a problem with making a sprite, this is the perfect place to get some pointers.
    But there are a few rules you have to follow:

    - Only own pixel art is allowed
    - Don't spam! A maximum of 2/3 a week is a good threshold.
    - One sprite at a time Don't put multiple sprites here at one time.
    - Accept criticism The meaning you post here is to improve your sprite, so expect people will give some thoughtful advice that might come across as harsh, but remember they are just here to help.
    - Advice only? There are two options:you can request advice only, or also edits on your posted sprite. Make sure you make clear what you want!
    (For example by putting 'advice only' or 'edits allowed')
    - Contests Posting sprites for contest is allowed IF two conditions are fulfilled: it should be clear when posting it (so advice-givers know it is for a contest) and the contest-makers should agree that this is allowed (this is the case for the GWSC).

    Want to help?

    You want to help the spriting community and help artists? This is an ideal way to do so.
    Here are also a few rules to follow:

    - Advice and/or edit The artist who posted the sprite chooses if (s)he just wants advice or whether you can also edit the sprite to make it look better (and show what you would do by actually doing it). So please respect the choice of the artist and only give edits if wanted.
    - Constructing criticism Don't be mean!
    - Useful criticism Don't just say "wow that looks amazing/awful!" Artists post here to get advice to improve their sprite.

    Rules about credits:
        Spoiler:- Rules about credits:


    So that are the rules.
    I hope this can be a place where the community can grow, not only in spriting-skills
    but also as a whole by helping each other out!
    Have fun!





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    I guess I'll be the first customer then



    So I've already entered this and it became one of the weekly winners, but I still feel unsatisfied with it, mostly from the way the pipe looks. I'm not sure how to improve on that.

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    Yay, our first sprite here
    I already like the sprite but some parts could use some editing.
    For the pipe, I think your shading is too 'horizontal'. Normally this is fine but for tubes the shading always 'follows the tube' (as you can see here). Other then that I think the outlines on the right side (for us) is a bit on the light side.
    For the bone, I think it should look different. I should add more outlining and doesn't make it 'branch out' that much. I would prefer just one straight-going bone.

    Ps: Please make sure you let people know if they can edit the sprite or not.





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    I pretty much agree with noobiess. I think it looks flat instead of tubular because the outline doesn't follow the shading. To make things worse, the contrast between the pipe's outline (very light) and the shell outline (almost entirely black) emphasizes the pipe's flatness. In combination with noobiess' advice on the tubular shading laws, I think the right part of the pipe should be outlined with a dark grey and maybe a few pixels black, and the left part highlighted with a light gray outline. It'll get the "metal" feel across much better. The bone was a tougher nut to crack, but yeah, I'd make it more recognizable by mimicking the human bone structure somewhat. I tried to make some edits to clarify these remarks. I can get behind you trying to fix it yourself, so I won't post it without permission, obviously.

    Also note that while the above post is a load of criticism, it doesn't mean I don't like the sprite. I like it a bunch, but in this thread I'm focusing on the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobiess View Post
    Yay, our first sprite here
    I already like the sprite but some parts could use some editing.
    For the pipe, I think your shading is too 'horizontal'. Normally this is fine but for tubes the shading always 'follows the tube' (as you can see here). Other then that I think the outlines on the right side (for us) is a bit on the light side.
    For the bone, I think it should look different. I should add more outlining and doesn't make it 'branch out' that much. I would prefer just one straight-going bone.

    Ps: Please make sure you let people know if they can edit the sprite or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    I pretty much agree with noobiess. I think it looks flat instead of tubular because the outline doesn't follow the shading. To make things worse, the contrast between the pipe's outline (very light) and the shell outline (almost entirely black) emphasizes the pipe's flatness. In combination with noobiess' advice on the tubular shading laws, I think the right part of the pipe should be outlined with a dark grey and maybe a few pixels black, and the left part highlighted with a light gray outline. It'll get the "metal" feel across much better. The bone was a tougher nut to crack, but yeah, I'd make it more recognizable by mimicking the human bone structure somewhat. I tried to make some edits to clarify these remarks. I can get behind you trying to fix it yourself, so I won't post it without permission, obviously.

    Also note that while the above post is a load of criticism, it doesn't mean I don't like the sprite. I like it a bunch, but in this thread I'm focusing on the bad news.
    Thanks to you both for the critique!

    @noobiess: Oh, I forgot to state that. edits are allowed on my sprite! Just so that I can see an example XD

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    Here you go then, I tried this a couple of hours ago:


    The bone looks only slightly better imo, so maybe someone else can help with that further, but I think the pipe looks much more 'metal' now.

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    While I was trying to come up with an idea for this weeks GWSC I ended up with this little guy here. I had a kind of a creative block and decided to do a different fusion instead for the GWSC, but I still like this one enough to try and make something out of it, but I don't know how.

    I'm specifically looking for advice on whether to add a shark tail or not. It's ironic, because I think it would make the fusion more Sharpedo-ish, even though Sharpedo doesn't have a tail. I'm also struggling with the yellow scar pattern, I can't seem to get it right. :/

    Edits are allowed, I'd love to see someone else's take on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    While I was trying to come up with an idea for this weeks GWSC I ended up with this little guy here. I had a kind of a creative block and decided to do a different fusion instead for the GWSC, but I still like this one enough to try and make something out of it, but I don't know how.

    I'm specifically looking for advice on whether to add a shark tail or not. It's ironic, because I think it would make the fusion more Sharpedo-ish, even though Sharpedo doesn't have a tail. I'm also struggling with the yellow scar pattern, I can't seem to get it right. :/

    Edits are allowed, I'd love to see someone else's take on this.
    I think you should put two of sharpedos fins on the back right above its...butt.
    I didnt know how else to say that
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanpourHoopa View Post
    I think you should put two of sharpedos fins on the back right above its...butt.
    I didnt know how else to say that
    uuh, I don't think it would look better.
    Just keep Kabutops' tail. It has one, right? An generic tail wouldn't be bad too
    Last edited by ,Ex; 17th March 2015 at 11:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ,Ex View Post
    uuh, I don't think it would look better.
    Just keep Kabutops' tail. It has one, right? An generic tail wouldn't be bad too
    if we're talking about tails, why not add a shark tail? or a fish tail at least?

    [might add edited image here]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ,Ex View Post
    uuh, I don't think it would look better.
    Just keep Kabutops' tail. It has one, right? An generic tail wouldn't be bad too
    Ok, but that's your opinion.

    Also

    I was just talking about tails, and then you say its not a good idea, then you mention it should have a tail. Alright then.

    Anyway Bert, who I was talking too, it looks a bit naked below its mid section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanpourHoopa View Post
    Ok, but that's your opinion.

    Also

    I was just talking about tails, and then you say its not a good idea, then you mention it should have a tail. Alright then.

    Anyway Bert, who I was talking too, it looks a bit naked below its mid section.
    ...?
    When I said it was a bad idea I was talkin' about YOUR idea, lol, the fins on its butt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryger Vandell View Post
    if we're talking about tails, why not add a shark tail? or a fish tail at least?

    [might add edited image here]
    Like a Garchomp's tail?
    Last edited by ,Ex; 18th March 2015 at 6:47 PM.

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    So yeah, since Bert said people could make edits, I tried to paste back Kabutobs tail, make it a bit bigger and tried to make it have rough edges like the top fin of Sharpedo. That was the idea at least, not to sure if I did it well enough...



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    Where would I be able to find decent map and region sprites? I want to create a fan made Pokemon Region based off of where I live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinvclay View Post
    Where would I be able to find decent map and region sprites? I want to create a fan made Pokemon Region based off of where I live?
    This is the source I used when I made the map for for my region. It's in the Sinnoh style.

    Join Ash and Pikachu as they travel to the Tenno Region, a region known for its advanced space program. Along their way towards the Tenno League and becoming a Pokémon Master they'll encounter new Pokémon, new enemies, such as the evil Team Planetary, and, of course, a certain trio of Team Rocket members, along with friends new and old. It's an out-of-this-world adventure!
    Check it out!

    For news, episode reviews, info on my games, Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions, the basis of Cosmic Quest, Special Episodes, features like a Tenno Region Pokédex listing my custom Pokémon with pictures, and more visit the Pokémon Cosmic Quest Official Website.

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    Thank you so much! This is a great start for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinvclay View Post
    Thank you so much! This is a great start for me.
    No problem. Good luck with your map.

    Join Ash and Pikachu as they travel to the Tenno Region, a region known for its advanced space program. Along their way towards the Tenno League and becoming a Pokémon Master they'll encounter new Pokémon, new enemies, such as the evil Team Planetary, and, of course, a certain trio of Team Rocket members, along with friends new and old. It's an out-of-this-world adventure!
    Check it out!

    For news, episode reviews, info on my games, Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions, the basis of Cosmic Quest, Special Episodes, features like a Tenno Region Pokédex listing my custom Pokémon with pictures, and more visit the Pokémon Cosmic Quest Official Website.

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    So is someone here willing to help me make fakemon and trainer sprites for a fan game I'm making in my discord server https://discord.gg/yRBdBg4 you should consider since I have the drawings already drawn that I want sprited and we are doing this for a poketuber that goes by the name John4g

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