Your local badass, straight from Link to the Past with a higher resolution makeover!
See the original here: i.imgur.com/nw791.gif
Here's the body and heads seperated: i26.tinypic.com/2hzl2br.jpg
Your res-lift still captures the original essence of the ice/fire boss just right.
Made an LTTP Windows wallpaper for my 1920x1080 dual mons - got the Dark World lost woods (world map )in the left and the 55th Dark World dungeon (world map) in the right. (dark world map)
Oh, I know it's hard, I do it for practice myself pretty often(My "Pokesprites" submission was almost entirely done via this method). Myself, I go 2x, go over it with 75% opaque white, then start blocking out shapes in a new layer, so I know that it isn't an easy process at all. Like I said, not an accusation of taking an easy route, just curiosity.
And yeah, I noticed a few minutes ago when I passed by a ripped sheet of the original that there are actually a lot of other parts and that this wasn't comprehensive, so my bad there.
Well, what I did was 2x it, lower the contrast and brighten it. Then I pixelled over it. However that's not exactly easy. When you 2x lower resolution stuff you end up with a bunch of empty space. It's not as simple as just fixing the lines. You have to fill all that with detail. For example on the face I had to take a huge liberty with the design, and ending up with something much more menacing than the original potrayed.
The tail is just because it's unfinished. There were bits and pieces of sprites that I never got around to. There's actually a ton of LttP remake stuff other than this that I never finished as well.
I also updated the link to a non-hotlinking one.
Did you just take the original, 2x it and repixel over everything? I'm just curious, because that would be my approach. If not though, this is even more impressive, especially the rock textures.(Not an accusation if you did, btw, it's an incredible piece no matter which way you look at it, and gets a fav from me).
In the game, his tail got progressively smaller as it got away from the body, but you have only 1 tail piece. Oversight, laziness, intentional difference, or something else?
I'm lovin' your revisiting of the LttP graphics!!
You bes' have the Fire and the Ice scepta, fool!
(the trinexx.gif link doesn't allow hot-linking)
I have so many childhood memories of ALttP, and this is a wonderful blend of nostalgia and awe for me.
Olol, i should probably learn to read descriptions first...my bad.
Very nice high res remake, I must say :)
Admittedly I think the colors were pulled straight from the original sprite. I do love the colors though :)
Lovely colors and style :)