It's nice to know there's honor among spriters. Well, mostly. The internet's a big place, I suppose. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more stealing going on under our noses. I suppose some kind of congratulations are in order though. Someone liked your work enough to steal it.
Unfortunately, everyone is trying to avoid stepping on each others' feet, since
spriter etiquette normally dictates that you don't edit someone else's sprite.
Five-hours-later edit: I just learned something kind of interesting!. It turns out that around three years ago, someone stole some Zelda sprites of mine and posted them on a spriting forum, claiming that they made them and asking for help in showing them from different angles. Someone recognized them as mine and got the thief suspended. So, THAT's unique and super-special happy funtime event. I wonder why I never heard about it until now...
Yeah, I wasn't very creative about the suction cups (though they might look better in the version I posted in the 'dex thread since it's a lil different) and I see exactly what you see. But it's like I was saying, the whole project should be a little more collaborative. More than just one person suggesting an idea and another person making a sprite.
Ooh, Potripus! Look'it 'im, look'it 'im! Wait, you drew it, you're intimately familiar. Ahem. I love the shape of the crack/hole, even if black under the eye gives a kind of creepy, leery impression. Maybe it's just me, heh. The yellow orbs are kind of close to Octillery though, aren't they? Is there actually an octopus species that looks like that?
edit: On closer inspection, they do look like suction cups, but the size, shape and color really did give me that Octillery impression on first glance.
I suppose I could keep it around until some suitable idea pops up and then rework it to fit that. Hm. Maybe I could even suggest an idea. Hmmmm. Well, I already started on something.
I could try to finish the things I'm currently working on, but somehow I feel like I should post things that aren't quite finished so someone else could try to work with them. That's not really happened much.
Oh, it's certainly... original. It looks like a Contra powerup to me, for some reason. The rightmost color scheme aside, you could pass it off as completely original if you wanted. I know what you're getting at, though; you don't think it's... inventive? Well, it certainly has an interesting design, in any case.
If you want to sprite something for the project, there's... no, that... uh-uh, too... hrm, then again...
The only concept there not by me (I don't want to recommend one of my ideas, heh) that matches your style is Chicari, but it's kind of... it's kind of Swablu. You could always poke through pages six onward for ideas submitted but not accepted, then submit them once the lock is off.
Maybe I will once we've filled our quota and gotten more work done. I dunno, I like it, but it doesn't feel original enough for me. Hence the palette change attempts. I'm already thinking how I could make a better design of it, but I think I'd rather work on other things.
Who wants to be a backbone, though? Having a backbone, but nothing
else of substance or worth... That's like... like... being a Republican.
I think you've more or less got it already... All it needs is a little interesting
detail on the interior of the head and some 'o that newfangled bipolar B/W shading.
...and by "interior of the head", I mean "within the lines".
I don't know why I always phrase things so awkwardly.
Ahem. I'm revamping my tutorial thread, linking to other posts with buttons... Do you have any ideas for what the buttons could be? For scratch sprites I was thinking a wavy line and a pencil, but I can't think of anything else. What I have on there at the moment are fairly large buttons that literally depict what the aim of the tutorial is, but they're not very nice-looking. Ideally, I'd like to separate them into tables based on style, then within the tables have Pokemon and Trainer sections; that way, scratch sprites could all use the same button, etc.
The problem with yellow is that if you make it too dark or unsaturated, it stops being yellow and starts being brown. Like a banana.
The sprite probably doesn't really need anything added to its structure... Since dinosaur forms aren't used much in Pokemon, even simple things are okay. It just needs that interesting coloration (maybe making the 'ears' white horns?) in places. Unfortunately, the only part of spriting I have a modicum of talent in is line art, so most of what I make just look like oddly-colored animals.
Beatles hair xD but you're right. I guess I just need a concept to go any further with it. I normally come up with one while I'm scribbling something in Paint and it's enough to get something finished, but I just can't imagine what that sprite would be.
Yellow's such a hard color to work with, but worth it when you get it right.