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abnegation
April 9th, 2011, 02:39 AM
I'm mostly a mapper, to be honest, and well it is hard to find an exact place on PC to display maps, so this will be pretty heavy with them I guess. In saying that, I do a little pixel art also, so there will be some tiles and such thrown in as I go along. So, without making anything to fancy, I'll just go ahead and show you a rather boring pixel art thread!

Fakemon

Rumbit
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/356/3/3/rumbit_by_gavzxhayley-d35ggdc.png

This was my first attempt, the design was by someone else though, for a game belonging to a friend of mine. Do not use.

Tiles

Final Island - PMD inspired tileset.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/354/6/a/final_island_tiles_by_gavzxhayley-d359h8o.png

Maps
Starting from oldest to latest. Note that all tiles used aren't mine, though may be altered, edited, or recoloured to suit what I was looking for, by me. But each tile used was used with permission (I hope), and I want to make it clear that I did not make 90% of the tiles you see in these maps.

Serenity Way [link (http://www.deviantart.com/download/190532745/serenity_way_by_gavzxhayley-d35fs09.png)]

http://www.deviantart.com/download/190532745/serenity_way_by_gavzxhayley-d35fs09.png

Littleroot Town

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/005/b/e/littleroot_town_by_gavzxhayley-d36idcy.png

Route 101

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/005/e/7/route_101_by_gavzxhayley-d36ie19.png

Oldale Town

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/005/9/6/oldale_town_by_gavzxhayley-d36ievx.png

Petalburg City - New style enters

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/023/0/c/petalburg_city_by_gavzxhayley-d37vokz.png

Lilycove City [link (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/058/9/3/lilycove_city_by_gavzxhayley-d3ajz15.png)]

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/058/9/3/lilycove_city_by_gavzxhayley-d3ajz15.png

Divinire

http://www.deviantart.com/download/203734794/divinire_by_gavzxhayley-d3daqru.png

Hopefully I'll have updates, but I don't claim to be much of a pixel artist, just do a few pixels here and there, but this is some of my work.

Serris
April 9th, 2011, 03:20 AM
I'm quite a fan of your maps. Reminds me of an Emerald project here a while ago.

And I quite like your fakemon. Design wise, that is. there are only a few shading problems, mainly on the ear parts that are tied back, but that's it.

I'll love to see more.

Misheard Whisper
April 9th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Wow, Gav. Loving your maps here - especially the Serenity Way one. That's a map I'd like to just run around in circles for hours on. And no, that's not some kind of technophiliac euphemism. I can see myself just going back and forward and round and round because the colours are so vibrant and the design is just so full of life. Your others are nice, too, especially the redesigns of Oldale and Littleroot, but I still think Serenity Way is the best.

FlyingHatTrick
April 9th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Wow. Just... wow. Your maps are amazing... and bright. Much better than the ones found in the Pokemon games, in my opinion. They just... have more details than regular maps, like in Serenity Way, you can see through the water...

And your fakemon is pretty good. Way better than what I can do... >:3

abnegation
April 14th, 2011, 02:46 PM
I'm quite a fan of your maps. Reminds me of an Emerald project here a while ago.

And I quite like your fakemon. Design wise, that is. there are only a few shading problems, mainly on the ear parts that are tied back, but that's it.

I'll love to see more.

Thanks, I am working on an Emerald remake, but a lot of the graphics are a tad outdated. But thanks for the crit on the fakemon, I'm aware my scratch skills need some tweaking.

Wow, Gav. Loving your maps here - especially the Serenity Way one. That's a map I'd like to just run around in circles for hours on. And no, that's not some kind of technophiliac euphemism. I can see myself just going back and forward and round and round because the colours are so vibrant and the design is just so full of life. Your others are nice, too, especially the redesigns of Oldale and Littleroot, but I still think Serenity Way is the best.

I'd love to remake Serenity, and I think I will. But that map took me about two weeks, but it neeeeeds a revamp! But thank you.

Wow. Just... wow. Your maps are amazing... and bright. Much better than the ones found in the Pokemon games, in my opinion. They just... have more details than regular maps, like in Serenity Way, you can see through the water...

And your fakemon is pretty good. Way better than what I can do... >:3

Glad you like them :] And I'm sure you could do better if you tried.

::::Update::::

This is just a WIP, I'm only about half way through, but it's inspired by LOZ. As I say, a lot to do, but suggestions are so so so welcome. This is a rather ambitious piece imo.

http://i55.tinypic.com/28i278j.png

Esper
April 15th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Ambitious is right. I like that WIP and how you're playing with all those dark shades. The trees being lighter on top and the patchy shadows on the trunks and branches makes me think it's not night, but just a dark forest. More detail would, of course, give a better impression of this. Link's expression is kind of mischievous. Try darkening more of the hair and face to get more of that spooky 'campfire' glow effect. The body shape is still looking a little rough, but you probably can see that already. The hooded figure hasn't got much depth or shape below the red collar yet. I'm liking the fairy dust sparkles or whatever they are. They make the overall piece not feel as dark.

I can't find any serious faults with your floating island except for the noticable 180 degree flips on the mini islands and the overall symmetry on the big island. Personally, I like a little asymmetry, but these are tiles and I don't know too much about the limitations of those so if they have to be that way then they have to be that way.

Your rabbit sprite looks nice. It's balanced. I'm not seeing anything that looks off.

Your maps are, well, maps. They're good. I don't know what else to say about them. D:

Dorandragon
April 15th, 2011, 05:17 PM
While Scarf may not have anything to say about the rabbit, I do. its all only anatomy things anyways. The abdoman of the rabit is way to short. lengthen it and it will look like it actually has a body and isnt just made of legs. And the legs, the feet both end on the same line, which is bad for perspective purposis. make the leg that is behind the other one or two pixels higher or in this case maybe a little more. I hope my with all those spelling errors your still able to understand what i was saying XD.

Sora's Nobody
April 16th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I was quite amazed with that PMD island. Until i looked it up and saw it was just a palette swap. But your maps are quite good, apart from all the trees, i can just imagine anywhere i go bumping into trees.

abnegation
April 18th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Thanks for the crit, except Sora, it wasn't a palette swap, it's scratch, just based on the original. So I thought I'd slip that in there, I'll refer more in depth to the crit when I update again, just making a flying visit :]

abnegation
May 4th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Haven't finished the Zelda piece yet. I have a bunch of maps to upload, but I'll just post what I did today, some reposes. In order of oldest to newest.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/123/6/4/shuppet_by_gavzxhayley-d3fiqnn.png

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/124/6/8/solrock_by_gavzxhayley-d3fkz3n.png

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/124/7/b/chimecho_by_gavzxhayley-d3fl6tm.png

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/124/e/4/baby_it__s_cold_outside_by_gavzxhayley-d3flb02.png

Oh, and a scrap

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14046770/PixelArt/Banette.png

Esper
May 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Looking closer to that Shuppet I'm seeing something on its eye that looks off.

http://i54.tinypic.com/9uxa3n.png

That one yellow pixel surrounded by the darker ones gives the eye a not completely smooth look when it's normal size. And if it were my sprite I wouldn't use the 2-1 diagonal line for outline of the head below that eye because it can easily look jagged though it's not really noticeable.

And there's a lot of potential on that Banette if you'd want to add some more detail like a few more shades of color to it.

tnguye3
May 5th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Your mapping skills are amazing, I especially was amazed by Lylicove city and I love your choice of tiles. They give this unique touch to your maps. I love your maps - they look so alive - keep em coming! :D
Your fakemon Rumbit - I don't see any problems with the lineart and the shades are in place, the only thing I is that - dunno if it's intentional - but the cheek bone looks out of place, kinda puffed

abnegation
May 6th, 2011, 03:05 PM
Looking closer to that Shuppet I'm seeing something on its eye that looks off.

http://i54.tinypic.com/9uxa3n.png

That one yellow pixel surrounded by the darker ones gives the eye a not completely smooth look when it's normal size. And if it were my sprite I wouldn't use the 2-1 diagonal line for outline of the head below that eye because it can easily look jagged though it's not really noticeable.

And there's a lot of potential on that Banette if you'd want to add some more detail like a few more shades of color to it.

Ah I totally didn't see that pixel. I'll fix it then, thanks Scarf. As for the Banette, well, what I'm most concerned with is the pure size and choppy line art I'm not happy with. I did it without knowing the basics, then I showed it to someone, they taught me the basics of pixel art, and I started my reposes. My fakemon was also done without knowing the basics, but you know, I must have gotten lucky. Thanks for the crit though, it's most certainly useful.

Your mapping skills are amazing, I especially was amazed by Lylicove city and I love your choice of tiles. They give this unique touch to your maps. I love your maps - they look so alive - keep em coming! :D
Your fakemon Rumbit - I don't see any problems with the lineart and the shades are in place, the only thing I is that - dunno if it's intentional - but the cheek bone looks out of place, kinda puffed

Thanks, I'll be sure to! I'm probably going to edit this post with another soon.

And I have to agree, that was my first actual scratched sprite, I think, so it has some beginner mistakes. I'll probably go back and fix it at some point! Thanks for the kind remarks.

Just a quick update, I did another repose last night, and I'll probably edit this post with some maps as I said. I'm aware this isn't amazing, it's a little small in places. But Zekrom, is seriously impossibly hard to sprite, like omg kill me now. But really, it was worth the attempt, this was my outcome. Considering doing a larger version, however.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/125/1/2/i_finally_look_angry_by_gavzxhayley-d3fnus8.png

Edit: And yes, I'm true to my word.

Nocturne Town

The name comes from an elder who discovered this town, who was said to have met the legendary Pokémon Meloetta singing by the lake at night, causing it to shimmer. That Elder who discovered the town, built his first home there, which later became the Pokémon lab. At night, the lake reflects the stars beautifully, and the people of Nocturne, hope that some day Meloetta will return.

It lies on the edge of a small valley and is home to a very clear lake and a handful of dwellings. The town is very poise, it is so quiet and so clean. It is also the home to the hero of the game as well as possibly Hawthorne's most renound professor. Prof. Signomi chose somewhere quiet for her research since she was no longer young enough to do a great deal of field work other than the occasional trip across the region. Hawthorne is a tough and rigorous region in many areas, Nocturne town is simply the very melody of tranquility. It is also home to a friend of our protagonist, Nick, who had always had the ambition to go on an adventure. As someone who always likes to do as our hero does, they take a head start on the journey of the region. Though their methods and intentions are clear, Nick is a fierce character and no matter what their choice is or where they go, they're going to be a crisp competitor.

This is the starter town in Pokémon: Forever Lost.
http://www.deviantart.com/download/207833979/nocturne_town_by_gavzxhayley-d3fqlq3.png