Sprite - Cartoonish Mouse (Animated)

Sprite - Cartoonish Mouse (Animated)

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Title: Sprite - Cartoonish Mouse (Animated)
Pixel Artist: StoneStephenT  (Level 8 Guerrilla :: 10661 points)
Posted: 7/15/2013 14:22
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

Aw hell, I've learned how to animate pixels. No good can come of this.

So, this started out as an attempt to create a sprite based on the 'critter' art of Taskidog (aka Furseiseki), and it eventually evolved into an attempt at doing a sprite in the vein of an Animaniacs/Tiny Toon Adventures character. Once I got the look of the character down pat (which took the bulk of the time on this project), it took me all of five minutes to create a simple blinking animation.

STATS: About three hours, 12 colors (11 + transparency), wholly original work, style and general pose referenced from sprites from the SNES games Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose.

I welcome (and encourage) comments and criticism. Feel free to use this in whatever way you wish without limitation.


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StoneStephenT (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 3/10/2014 17:40

I'll keep those tips in mind for future pieces. Thank you for the advice!

Lunch (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/9/2014 23:07

Hey! Great sprite, allow me to give some pointers on the animation. Blinks seem simple, but there are a couple things that can really make them look good without too much effort. Generally speaking, you want the eye to shut much more quickly than it opens-for a regular blink I would go from open to about 3/4 or even completely closed on the first frame, and then open more evenly. Right now you have it completely linear, which makes it a bit lifeless or robotic. Ideally you would also want to scrunch up the face a little on the closed frame, at least around the eyes. Keep at it :)

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 2/4/2014 11:19

Coming from an accomplished pixel artist such as yourself, I consider that a huge compliment. Thanks!

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 2/4/2014 11:17

Certainly does remind me of the style of the video games based on the Tiny Toons cartoon (not just the SNES games but also the Gameboy one I owned had really nicely defined sprites which this reminds me of too).  Nice work.

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 7/15/2013 14:39

Yeah, I haven't had much experience with animation, so I wanted to start off simple and gradually build up my skill in that area.

Inject (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/15/2013 14:33

Simple but nice animation

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