Sidescroller Pokemon Batch 1

Sidescroller Pokemon Batch 1

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Sidescroller Pokemon Batch 1



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Title: Sidescroller Pokemon Batch 1
Pixel Artist: Canned Bland  (Level 1 Intern :: 50 points)
Posted: 3/31/2011 19:56
Statistics:  18 comments    24 faves    0 avatars

I am thoroughly convinced that there will never be a better time to post this.
Anyway...

So this is a project I started around late 2009, just for fun, to sprite all of the Generation 3 Pokemon in a 2-D, action fighting game sort of style. I wanted to see if I could make them without internal outlines and see if I could still retain the unique Pokemon style that everyone loves. Why Generation 3? Because it's my favorite gen, for some reason.

I only reached 32 (out of 150-something) before College started piling on the work in the middle of 2010, and I haven't touched them until now. I gave them some slight touching up and here they are, in chronological order of creation. Now that school is loosening its icy grip on my free time, I think that I'd probably like to continue making these.

For anyone who wants to improve their pixeling skills, I would definitely recommend trying to sprite all of the pokemon from a given generation as an exercise. I'm not too good at pixeling, unlike like some of the pixelmaniacs here, but I definitely improved through doing this. You can see somewhere around Makuhita that I really start to catch on.

I did use the official pallates when making them to circumvent my inability to use colors properly, so in that sense they're technically not my own. If this is an illegal maneuver then I will delete this from my gallery with all due haste and never mention it again.

I'm sorry about all the words, but this was a big undertaking for me and I'm excited about sharing it with you. I've been kind of nervous about whether or not to submit this, but I saw the developing opportunity and it was too good to pass up. I'm not very good, but I put my all into these, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

(Fixed Preview to something more appropriate)

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Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/12/2011 13:38

 I'm not sure how I missed this, but love it. Can't wait to see more.


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Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 4/26/2011 09:24

It's my pleasure; to me, giving insight to my fellow pixeljointers is essential to make the member but also the community progress. I'm looking forward to more!


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Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2011 13:55

 Very good


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e1ggam (Level 2 Peon) @ 4/6/2011 11:15

this is my favorite generation as well!  this is a great idea, and I might have to try it out for myself.  Fantastically done!


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|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 4/5/2011 14:31

Best Pokemon peice yet! Very well done.


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Canned Bland (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/2/2011 17:41

I hadn't known about that guy and his project, but I'm really glad you directed me to him, because the dude's got a seriously fantastic style going on. What I wouldn't give to be able to do what he does with dynamic outlines...
Also I found this: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/40636.htm in his gallery, which pretty much cements him into the awesome category forever. That was my absolute favorite game as a kid (Mother 3's pretty cool too).

I definitely agree with you on the saturation/contrast front. When (and if) ever I finish all of these from gen 3 (hopefully I'll have accrued some color knowledge by then) I'll definitely go back through and tweak their pallettes so that their colors aren't quite so bland looking. For now, though, I'm content to use the D/P/Pt pallettes, because they save me a huge amount of headache over trying to pick colors that don't look like ass.

Thanks for the input!


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Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 4/2/2011 13:06

This reminds me of a project .Anubis. had in mind (similar concept), I thought it might interest you to check it out, unless you've done so already: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/40637.htm
I think these sprites could do with more saturation and a bit more contrast. ;)


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Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/2/2011 01:24

Preview isn't that important, unless you want some attention made to the piece. I mean, people might mistaken that one static image for the detailed version as well and not take the time to click and view the amazing collection you have. I'm not saying that the pokemon sprite you had as the preview was ugly (Infact, it's a great sprite), but it definitely does not give it the attention it deserves.


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almostpeaceful74 (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/1/2011 23:31

I cannot overstate the sheer joy that this piece gives me. Really, really great sprites. Bravo, sir.


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Canned Bland (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/1/2011 14:38

Is the preview really that big of a deal? I just wanted to use Surskit as an avatar (he's my favorite from 3rd gen), but if it's really that much of a problem I could upload it separately and slap together a different preview for this.
Fixed preview.

Also, would you guys be interested in the Wip dump of these sprites? I kept all the different steps saved in one file so I could study them later and find out what I was doing wrong, or right. I could upload it to Photobucket or something.

Thanks for all the comments and input, and if you have any criticisms on the sprites I'd like to hear them too.

@Sai: It is Shiftry, yeah. He came out probably the best of the batch, at least from a technical standpoint.


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ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/1/2011 05:48

 Holy shit this rocks. Never would've guessed that it would be this awesome, with that preview. Just throw a bunch of guys in there and write "Preview" or something.


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Sai (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/31/2011 23:30

I agree. The preview should be something else lol. I think I like Shiftry the best out fo these. That was its name right? I feel bad for not being able to remember...


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Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 3/31/2011 23:01

A platformable pokemon game? YES!

(Preview definitely does not give this enough attention. I wasn't going to click.. I'm happy I did though!)


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lasttea999 (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/31/2011 22:24

 Want... more... pixel art... in such an adorable style!


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The Fry Bat (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/31/2011 22:04

You've wielded light and shadow excellently; not a single character looks flat or out of perspective.

And as set as you seem to have your heart on representing your profile with surskit, it makes for a woefully understating preview image.


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 3/31/2011 22:01

I stopped after yellow :O

and yellow was sacrilige!


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Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 3/31/2011 21:24

 Oh pish-posh, you know Ruby and Saphire were good.


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 3/31/2011 20:39

I can't commend you on your taste in pokemon generations, but you give yourself too little credit for your pixelling skills. that deceptive preview will cheat so many people from seeing all these guys!


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