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    It's Pikario, combination of Pikachu and Lucario.
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    do you use the actual sprites of pokemon, or draw it from scratch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the ash man83 View Post
    do you use the actual sprites of pokemon, or draw it from scratch?
    I use the actual sprites (Pikachu sprite from Generation III and Lucario sprite from D/P and i put the eyes, arms and feet of Lucario on Pikachu's body) and after that i draw a bit of my own, like his mouth. I also changed all the yellow into blue.
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    ok, well i'm no good at giving crit, but i'll try.
    first off, NEVER resize any of your sprites. it makes them look horrible, plus they're not shown like that in the games, so why do it outside the games?
    secondly, try to use sprites from the same game (such as both black/white sprites, not one emerald and one platinum or whatever.)
    hope this helps.
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    okay, thanks for the advice!
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    not to be mean, just telling you the truth. Your sprite sucks. I know you just started and all though, so it's fine don't feel down about it. You definitely need to look at all the sprite tutorials first, that's what i did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLABO View Post
    not to be mean, just telling you the truth. Your sprite sucks. I know you just started and all though, so it's fine don't feel down about it. You definitely need to look at all the sprite tutorials first, that's what i did.
    Wow. That is greatttt advice.


    Listen sweetie, there a few points you gotta know whilst spriting:

    1) Never re-size
    2) Always save in PNG.

    Try to not "color in" the sprite with a brush from paint. It leaves wobbly edges and un-even tones to parts of the pokemon.

    Also, try not to copy and paste too much. You can easy edit by adding a few pixels in here and there, so the feet match the same length, and the hands and in the right place.

    Keep on practicing though-you did the shading well n_n


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLABO View Post
    not to be mean, just telling you the truth. Your sprite sucks. I know you just started and all though, so it's fine don't feel down about it. You definitely need to look at all the sprite tutorials first, that's what i did.
    Hooray for the shittiest advice on the planet!

    As far the sprite goes, in additon to what others have said, you've actually scratched some of the parts well, which is more than many newbies can say.

    Also, even though you will(should) be working in a smaller space now if you followed the others advice, don't limit yourself to the paint tool. The line tool for instance can help you out with stuff like the wobbly line on its tail.

    Best of luck!
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    if your on paint, use the magnifing glass to soom in, the size should be normal. heres what it should look like:

    and i did that fast, so it SUCKS
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    It's not good, it's not horrible: it's bad. Never resize anything, makes everything a bunch of pixels.
    Try to do better next time.


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    Thanks BLABO, Electricbluewolf, -Raiga- and Bubbacca for all the advice!
    I'm recoloring some fire Pokémon now, already made Arcanine and Rapidash kinda Dark/Shadow.
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    I'm not getting better at all
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    Looks a lot better than your first one. The lining and eyes look a bit odd though, did you resize it or zoom?


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    Okay, i've just looked at a tutorial and i've gotten a lot better

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    Yeti Slaking

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    That's a good recolour! Simple, yeti ffective. I like it! (See what I did there?)
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    Well, your sprites are improving quite fast (thank god, it was necessary too) but there are still some flaws. Well, mainly, this one: do NOT use standard Paint colors. Either make your own or rip them directly from another sprite. On your Slaking the lightest and middle shade of white-blue look fine but the darkest shade burned my eyes (seriously, you're paying my surgery if you ever do that again) so try to go for a less horrible, excruciating color and make the shades match. Your Infernape is a little bit better but the brightest blue shade should be toned down a bit as well.

    Other than that, you obviously seem to know where you stand and that's good. Don't get over-ambitious, tutorials are your friend, etc.. Your first two sprites ever weren't even sprites, so going from that these newest two are certainly an improvement. Keep going for it and eventually everything will work out!


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    That's a good recolour! Simple, yeti ffective. I like it! (See what I did there?)
    Low C&C value aside, I lol'd. Good one.

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    Okay, thanks a lot for the advice!
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    Your recolors are good, but the lining of Infernape should be changed...

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    Dont forget to recolour the outlines dude
    Dw though, it's a common mistake

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    I made a new one:
    [IMG]http://i44.*******.com/14w3d4z.png[/IMG]
    Red Feraligatr, based on the red Gyarados
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    About the red Feraligatr, to start with the /\/\/\ things on his back, head and tail (I don't know what to call it), they look invincible and the outline sometimes missed some pixels and other times it haves too much. The shading isn't too good and 1 pixel under its left arm is still blue...

    Did you know there's a simple trick on paint how to recolour well?

    Search on YouTube or so with: Paint eraser trick or something.
    If you cant find it I can explain it.

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    I made a fusion of all the final evolutions of the fire starters:
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    Heres my advice on your sprites.

    Everyone starts bad when they first try something but they gradually get better by getting something right then moving on to the next step. I think you should be thinking about the other advice you have been given.

    If you're only beginning don't try really complicated sprites. This will teach your mind the wrong things. You need to start off simple (Especially when you're a beginner) and do less-complicated sprites until you can work out whats right and whats wrong for yourself.

    That fire-starter sprite is way too complicated for you, you can tell by a mile. The outline is erased and you have erased parts and not even replaced the outline. And you'll need to think more about what bits of pokemon fit the other pokemon. Some bits don't even look right.

    Before you try fusions, I think you should look at plenty more of fusion tutorials and even scratch tutorials to teach you where outlines and stuff go. Until then don't try anything too complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millarc3005 View Post
    Heres my advice on your sprites.

    Everyone starts bad when they first try something but they gradually get better by getting something right then moving on to the next step. I think you should be thinking about the other advice you have been given.

    If you're only beginning don't try really complicated sprites. This will teach your mind the wrong things. You need to start off simple (Especially when you're a beginner) and do less-complicated sprites until you can work out whats right and whats wrong for yourself.

    That fire-starter sprite is way too complicated for you, you can tell by a mile. The outline is erased and you have erased parts and not even replaced the outline. And you'll need to think more about what bits of pokemon fit the other pokemon. Some bits don't even look right.

    Before you try fusions, I think you should look at plenty more of fusion tutorials and even scratch tutorials to teach you where outlines and stuff go. Until then don't try anything too complicated.

    Hope this helped.

    ~Millarc3005
    I'm just gonna support this statement so yeah, millarc3005 hit the nail the head so go with whatever he said.

    Take a look at a simple fusion tutorial (there are plenty of them in the tutorials thread) and try to go with two pokémon that are pretty easy to fuse; like Electrike and Growlithe, to name just two. Essentially you'll want two pokémon who have a similar anatomy so you won't have to experiment too much. Don't go with Skitty and Wailord, e.g.

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    Okay, thanks very much!
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