Rolf Walking

Rolf Walking

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Rolf Walking

Title: Rolf Walking
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Bonsai :: 35377 points)
Posted: 12/28/2005 18:05
Frames: 6
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    4 faves    0 avatars

Heres the same Adventure character for, walking in all 4 directions (yeah theres just a horizontal flip)

weapons will be laid over the sprite, which is currently divided into a number of layers for easy arrangement and editing

It feels a bit stiff....any suggestions? the limbs are suppposed to stay straight btw, its a style thing, though that might be the source of my problem

im considering just copy-pasting in another tween to make it smoother, but i had kinda liked the weay the 1-2-3-1-4-5 looked as opposed to the super-smooth 1-2-3-2-1-4-5-4


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Rosiebean (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/25/2008 02:57
Rofl. xD!

He walks like a penguin!

You should probably move the feet out a little more or something.
Oh and, maybe move them closer together?

Nice work though.

DevonR (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/5/2007 23:46
Rolf? that's german for wolf isn't it? But british people spell it as Ralph.

WargMan4 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/25/2006 18:53

//////He is definately too still and animation doesn't move is head enough, but nice graphics


Jadina (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/15/2006 10:19
His knees and elbows dont bend very much- try to improve that. His neck shoudl move more- it looks like its cemented down. and he looks like he is sliding back and forth on something slippery- might want to change that style. making his knees bend a little might help that. but other than all that, its good!

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 12/29/2005 20:05
I think the head/shoulders should bob more.  And I agree with lunarknight, I hate when sprites are mirrored, especially in videogames (the two-headed ogres in Warcraft II, whose heads swapped when viewed from some angles).  The bounce of the hair is a nice touch, though, and, as with all your art, I love the palette.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/29/2005 10:50
I actually like them with the legs apart,  it looks kinda silly, but i like it, reminds me of charlie chaplain except not *that* odd, and i dont think its big enough to be worth quoting adam sessler at me ^^

i think i will make the limbs floppybendy, but not like bending solid portions, more bending like a noodle

thanks for the help guys!  Ill post an edit at some point

lunarknight (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/29/2005 08:07
You should consider at least editting the hair when you made the horizontal flip because now that strand of hair sticking out is on the wrong side of his head....

And I agree with Wayuki, the legs are a little far apart making it look like he took a dump in his pants and doesn't want to smear it around... I think the problem is the idle pose, the outside leg is kind of "kicked" out to the side. It makes a great idle pose but really messes up your animation. So maybe making a seperate frame instead of using the idle frame will make the animation look a bit better?

The sprites themselves look great. Keep it up.

I'm sure you can sacrifice a bit of bend in the limbs to make it look a little less stiff

dr.feng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/29/2005 04:52
nice piece - but in this size 6 framecycles look much better imo

Citizen_Insane (Level 1 White Belt) @ 12/29/2005 02:13

actually you're going to have to show the arms rotate a little bit, too..

like kind of rotate following the movement of his upper body, and same thing for the legs, but maybe not as much..

and if you bent the elbows and knees just a bit, it'd be perfect...

yup, that's right, I couldn't stop thinking about this one.

Citizen_Insane (Level 1 White Belt) @ 12/29/2005 02:09
basically all you need to do is add a bit more upper body rotation with opposite hip/lower body rotation, and this will look perfect.

Wayuki (Level 9 Blue Diamond ) @ 12/29/2005 01:04
The shading and detail on this sprite is awesome, but "stiff limbs" is not a good animation style. Because that's obviously going to look... stiff. :P

Seriously, the body proportions of the sprite itself are enough to give it a cute chibi-like doll look. There's no need to keep the limbs stiff like that to enhance that look. In fact, I actually think you should animate the limbs as bendy as possible, because it's really hard to avoid the stiff look with limbs that stubby.

Also, I think his legs are really too far apart... like he's making room for an invisible third leg. o_O

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