Pixel Art Challenge: Just Idlin!


Create an idle animation of a sprite; but exaggerate it a little. Breathing, shaking limbs, dust from the ground, anything you can think of. Organic, spiritual, mechanical, anything goes.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Required (sprite background).
Animation - Required.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Mandrill @ 8/14/2017 05:03  |    5


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RabidGolfCart (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/18/2017 23:01

Aren't most idle animations a bit exaggerated anyways? Even simple breathing animations tend to be a bit played up.

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/15/2017 12:40

From what I understand, it refers to emphasizing minor things. Breathing? Make the character deeply inhale and exhale every second. Shaking limbs? Make 'em shake so much that it implies an epileptic seizure. Dust from the ground? Make the character wildly scrape his or her foot/shoe on the ground back and forth so that a decently sized dust cloud forms right beside them.

That's what I got, anyway. If this is not right feel free to correct me.

Knightsunder (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/15/2017 08:51

I think it's the second guess you had, "the animations themselves exaggerated". Essentially a non-standard idle animation. Rather than the back and forth bob, brush off the shoulders instead, or clean your knife, reload your gun, etc. 

I could be wrong though so who knows

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/15/2017 06:13

I'm confused by the challenge prompt. What sort of exaggeration are you looking for? Do you mean it shouldn't just be un-animated, or do the animations themselves have to be exaggerated, or do there need to be as many motions going on as possible?

SpeedyCube (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/14/2017 12:40

Someone make Luigi, scared and shaking

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