The first thing that came to my mind when thinking of Sun's personification is that it's a yellow dwarf.
So blondie shortie beardy futuristic charity worker, who gives free energy to anyone who needs, seems like a close one to me.
As for animation, I just drew 8 positions of left hand, right hand and mini-sun orb, plus 8 or 9 positions of the beard/mouth.
And then put them over static picture one by one.
a still picture is easy enough to make. the animation, however, is something i have yet to effectively grasp. come to think of it, i'm still trying to improve my pixelling.
@BathMaster, Well, I've posted some WIP's on forum. Maybe those will help.
how do you do it..!?
Never heard of it. Probably because I'm more of the PC-gamer.
Looks nice though.
@RunninBlood, which one?
This reminds me of an ios game...
I'm in love with this one! I think he would make an amazing character for a game or something.
Fantastic! And only 16 colours, that's very impressive!
Great job man tons of character here.
So great at so many levels!! Congratulations, great job!
Very well done! I love his beard!
Awesome job nothing else to say
dude this is siiick I love it so much.
That's the best compliment.
@Mandrill, yeah, I know about the legs. Couldn't think of a proper way to animate it.
Surely, dwarf could dance or walk, but I wanted to finish animation in this millenium.
And I won't be so sure about first place - yours and Drazelic's works are very hard to beat.
@bobo, I knew that beard is the best part.
This is so beautiful both technically and creatively.
This is absolutely fantastic, sprite quality and colours are stellar!
The animation is superb, you really got a talent for making them very look fluid and organic. One minor nitpick though. I feel that the the pelvis region, the legs and that energy thing on his back appear a little bit too static.
Still, it's an amazing entry; no doubt it's going to place first this week.
I'm with geci and drawing on the preview. ;)
@drain, I shall try it, though it was hard enough to make it even that fluid.
@ADrawingMan, Geci, I always had problems with previews.
It is well thought-out. : )
What Gecimen said.
So much life in this sprite -great job!
The hand with the sun :)
The preview is not attractive enough for this great sprite!
the energy's reflection in his right goggle is a nice touch
It is supposed to be gesture showing people mini-sun in his hand.
Could have done better, probably.
The hand in front of his chest.
You have my sword.
@91, on which hand?
wow cool work
The fingers fascinate me
@PBDC, which hand?
Holy shit this is awesome, especially the plasma in his hand.
The hand animation seems a bit awkward to me--especially as it syncs up with his mouth movement, and doesn't really seem to be expressing anything.