Character sketch - walking

Character sketch - walking

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Title: Character sketch - walking
Pixel Artist: Chis  (Level 2 Hired Gun :: 532 points)
Posted: 1/11/2010 21:58
Statistics:  11 comments    7 faves    2 avatars

Hey everyone! It's my first time here, so ...

This is a character of mine, to be used in a game someday. I haven't got a name or plot for her yet.

Critique would be greatly appreciated!

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ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/27/2010 12:22

 Shading on the bottom of the face looks weird. Other than that, I love this.  The lines are jagged and unclean, but in a good way, if theres such a  thing. If you ever finish that game, let me know, I would love to play it. 


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Chis (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/14/2010 18:49

Stickman: Actually that's what I meant, too - that the arms and legs move in rhythm with each other - but I see your point of making it more natural. Thanks for the suggestion!

myrkriq: I think I was subconsciously thinking of the game Scribble from Nitrome :)


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myrkrig (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/13/2010 06:41

me like, looks very crayon-ish"


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/12/2010 18:15

Sorry - what I meant was the arms and legs are moving on exactly the same beat. I'm not to sure how many frames you have (8?). but you could shift the arm frames.eg. start frame 8 of the arms, onto frame 1 instead. That would give the animation a little bit overlap on the walk and a more natural feel.

Hope that makes a little more sense as it's tricky to explain:)


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Chis (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/12/2010 15:51

Thanks so much everyone!

Mis-BUG: I was wondering about the jagged lines too, and where to differentiate between style and plain bad pixelling. Some areas, esp her shirt, definitely look crude so I'll try cleaning up. Do you think I should thin out the outline in general?

Chrispy/NaCl/Stickman: I've never played Yoshi's Story, but looking at the screenshots, I guess she'd be featured in that sort of game, with a nonsensical perspective :P I made her shoes so that she would be walking on a flat ground.

Stickman: She does look stiff, so I'll play with moving the head around, but I thought your arms do move in unison with your legs when you're walking?

dpixel: I agree, the palette's too jarring right now. I'll try to tone the color down (and add some shadows, lulz).


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Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/12/2010 15:31

This is great, maybe just a little shine to the eyes and the lines a little less jagged would make it perfect :)


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 1/12/2010 14:31

Adorable!  The only critique I could give is too many fully saturated colors...only your medium blue isn't saturated 100%.


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/12/2010 14:24

This is really cute:)

Off setting the arms by a frame or two, could make it look less that the motion is in unison with the legs. You could also separate the head and have it bob up and down by a pixel, to make the body look less rigid.

What sort of game is it that requires that angle?

Nice work:)


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NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/12/2010 12:28

 I like it, nice work! What kind of game though? Looks like shes walking almost towards us, halfway between that and to the right.


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Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/12/2010 12:23

Remind me of yoshi's story.


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Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 1/12/2010 05:41

Animation is a good one considering that this is your first work! Perhaps you could animate the reflection on the hairs too...

The overall style is nice, but maybe you could clean the lines making them less "jagged"...


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