Rusty Sciuromorpha

Rusty Sciuromorpha

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Rusty Sciuromorpha

Title: Rusty Sciuromorpha
Pixel Artist: B-Rokal  (Level 1 Private :: 47 points)
Posted: 7/6/2017 17:55
Statistics:  7 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Welp, this is my second one (kinda larger than my first one), it is supposed to be a metalic squirrell, but i'm not sure we're going to use this, my friends told me is kind of "lifeless", so if it makes the cut it would need a redesign (ideas welcome )

Once again, i'm doing this for the sole purpose of feedback and trying to spot weaknesses with my art and get better.


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B-Rokal (Level 1 Private) @ 7/9/2017 10:07

Cool! I don't own a rift myself but I know someone who has one :)

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/8/2017 21:48

Glad I'm helping!

Well the whackyness should make it stand out! Also, while the pixel art in metal slug is god-class, it can be a bit brown/grey/muddy green at times. Lot's of super bright colours could make your game stand out, as you are doing. The only problem with making *everything* stand out is that it makes it hard to draw attention to particular items, etc. that are important.

I'm making a pixel-art game, too! At the moment it's VR only, unfortunately, but if you have a Vive or a Rift, check out the demo on Steam.

B-Rokal (Level 1 Private) @ 7/8/2017 21:32

I think is accurate to call the game an alpha, it currently has 2 levels out of 12, we are still figuring out what could we do to differentiate ourselves from other run and gun games (it is currently almost identical to Metal Slug).

We are trying to make an art style shift from "everything made out of metal" to something more cartoonish, this is probably the only boss that is going to be a robot

Anyway, you are right with the chest, maybe we can color it gold and turn another part of the body to a different color to compensate... and yes, you are actually EXTREMELY helpful with these (I mean, only 3 guys have commented on my work so far ) your analysis are objective and accurate, you do an excellent job man .

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/8/2017 18:30

Sorry, 'busy' was probably a poor choice of words. I ment to say that it wasn't very readable; I wasn't sure what it was. The purple thing in the middle looked like a precious stone and the rest looks like it's made of a different metal so it looked like a necklace or accessory as opposed to being part of its body.

Sorry if I come across as being mean; I'm no expert, especially compared to many pixel artists on this site, but I hope I am helping! Please don't hesistate to mention anything in my work that looks off

Is an alpha or test version of the game downloadable somewhere yet or is it too early?

B-Rokal (Level 1 Private) @ 7/8/2017 18:07


I just noted something in your analysis, what do you mean exactly with the necklace (actually is supossed to be the chest) being "busy"?

Thanks a lot :)

B-Rokal (Level 1 Private) @ 7/7/2017 08:40

Thank you :)

Is a run n' gun, this is one of the bosses

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/7/2017 04:13

You have a very distinct shading style!

Perhaps the reason it looks 'lifeless' is that the 8-8 on the front look like eyes, while the actual eyes don't stand out enough. Maybe remove the 8-8 on the front and make the eyes larger and more noticable. Why not try adding angry eyebrows, too? Metal teeth as well?

Also, maybe the necklace(?) area is a bit too busy. It's hard to tell what's what.

Keep at it; it looks like the start of a fun enemy character! What genre of game are you making?

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