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Title: Sonic HD Sprite [Static]
Pixel Artist: marsonite  (Level 1 Rookie :: 79 points)
Posted: 6/27/2012 12:16
Palette: 176 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Inspired by Sonic 2 HD project. No one seems to have done Sonic Adventure style HD sprite, decided to give it a shot. Zero colour restriction means this is a billion (175+) colours. At least I dithered a bit.


- As stated above, largely based on Sonic's appearance circa 1999 (long, floppy spines, obnoxious grin).

- There are also a few classic elements thrown in here and there, such as his rounder torso and spindly legs. 

- Where this design diverges from most iterations can be seen in the longer legs and longer, upright ears, both meant to serve to emphasise a hare-like sense of motion and alertness. Also, an added clasp to the belt buckle.

- Somewhat unfortuneately, I've rendered his forehead a little larger than it should be along the way.


I would like to go further with this, but then, I don't know how sustainable it is, and given my work ethic...


Critiques are welcome and greatly appreciated (as well as praise, of course...).


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Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 6/30/2012 11:33

   OMG Thank God u saved the WIP because that could prove u did the hard work of your art.

marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:52

 Ah. I see now. I drew the strap too close to the sock, making the front look longer than it should.

marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:48

 Well. Doesn't look like this is getting approved anytime soon. Shame.

[FTR, Progress pics: http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6956/sonicprogress.png]

marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:43

 @ Antiboton

Thanks...and it is 100%.

marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:36

@ phillipejugenet

 Hey, I thought anything made in MS Paint and mouse is automatically pixel art...So I played fast and loose with the colour count. It happens...right?

marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:33

@ Frost Butt


marsonite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2012 14:32

@ Hiuru

Good catch. You obviously look like a guy who knows what he's talkking about. I may shave off a couple pixels off the front of that foot.  I'll have to take another look.  On the other hand, I really want his feet to be longer to convey elasticity, especially when he's running, like in his Sonic 3K sprite and his depiction  the official artwork of the Sonic Adventure era.

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 6/29/2012 11:08

I really like it. It almost seems to have no hand made dithering. But if this is 100% pixelart congratulations! ...I'll not rate after the admins accept this piece.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/29/2012 08:39

 I did it once :p but then the admins removed my piece

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/29/2012 00:43

 It is, he just didn't give a crap about color limits

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/28/2012 17:47

 this is not pixel art.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 6/27/2012 22:33

how exactly do you refine an image on a pixel level with 176 colors?? Just curious

Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/27/2012 22:17

 Looks sweet! Don't you think his left foot/shoe is a little too long? Seemed okay the first time i looked at it but the more i stared at it the more it bugged me lol doesn't matter too much i guess but still, nice job!

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/27/2012 16:28

176 colors 

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