I was organising my finished work folder and noticed I had never submit character icons from Lordmancer here.
It started as an art improvement for the game - most of the characters were ready. Later the game was ported and characters were resized. All the sprites exist in 3 sizes. I put up largest icons for the latest sprites as I was creating largest size icons first and scaling them down later. While for earlier sprites I was creating small size icon first.
The way they form a heart is almost accidental :) "Almost" because of that sprite sprite (yeah) deleted from the top. I didn't like it anyway.
Also I should note working on this type of sprites was the most interesting work for me so far. So the heart kinda fits :)
And here's a WIP for the artillery and a WIP for the dragon.