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Title: Spyro
Pixel Artist: clefairykid  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 15874 points)
Posted: 5/30/2015 00:35
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

I've never really animated very much before so even though this is quite wobbly to most people it's a good 5+ hours work and about the 12th version to get to this point. I tried my very best thought and that's the point.

Thanks to Finlal for the feedback regarding head movement and wing movement. Would have liked to have an outline but it just didn't fit without making him seem cut off at the edges so goodbye readability :P

WIPs in the forum.

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retroen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2015 02:12

By saying that he has no eyes I meant he looks like he is eyeless, like Gordon from Agents of Shield :)

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 6/1/2015 00:27

I just told you... that it doesn't have eyes... and then you explain to me again like I'm simple that it doesn't have eyes...

I'm also intrigued by the fact that you single this one out for that criticism when at least when I last looked, a large number (more than half, say) of the entries do not feature exact details like eyes, and are of less iconic subjects to boot. 

retroen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2015 00:14

I don't recognize Pidgeotto or any other pokemon in latest Finlal's piece. Even if it's a really good work I only can see a nicely animated bird - so it's a bad example for me. 

You haven't marked eyes in any way - by completely different colour or just shading. So for me, this Spyre doesn't have eyes.

But if you say that no one told you to add the eye, and I'm the only complainer, maybe I'm wrong then :) 

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/31/2015 23:28
 I did try :P and at no point did anyone in the WIPs forum area either suggest that they were either a) necessary or b) suggest ways that I might do so more succesfully, hence why after 12 version it still has none.

I personally do not wish to add any at this point because I do not believe it is necessary to recognise Spyro with the eyes, and most of the entries in this challenge leave out many details in an effort to represent something with only the most critical elements present. An example of this is the flapping Pidgeotto by Finlal, that does not have eyes, talons, invididual feathers, and many other things besides, and yet is still instantly recognisable as what it is, and quite specifically so (a Pidgeotto as opposed to pidgey for example). 

retroen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/31/2015 23:20

I know that sometimes it is very hard to put eyes on so small sprite, but in that case I think that you should find the way to mark them somehow - they are really visible part of this character in-game.

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