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Old April 30th, 2013 (02:32 PM). Edited May 4th, 2013 by Apple Juice.
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So I sprited some fakemon fo mah gbee, Pokemon beber.

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I would really like ta git better at dis fo tha sake of mah gbee, so pleaze give me some critique!
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Old May 4th, 2013 (10:11 AM).
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You should use more reference while spritng. Even if thay is full custam, usng real pokemon sprite as reference isn't consider splicng and will really improve you sprite. Specially snce you now have 649 sprites ta help you and even more if you takes each gen sprites. You purple pig bat could use more Woobat as reference ta help you ta make it cleaner.

Thare is often shade missng which make tham look sort of plan and sometime borng. Not coz thay isn't funky ass, but coz thay look more like WIP than fnished sprites.

I thnk yo dawg spritng problem is yo lnes. Dawgy don't look clean. Maybe due ta shadng or I don't know, but not clean.

As fo yo old one, I thnk usng reference is VERY important wit fire coz it easily look wrong. Rapidash, Magmar, well any pokemon wit fire on it is a good ref and you'll see tha difference between those and yo fire and how yo look staic nstead of freely movng.


I only pont negative thng, not coz I thnk yo a bad spriters, but coz I thnk it's tha best way ta improve. It wasn't meant ta be harsh if you ever considered it that way.
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Old May 4th, 2013 (10:21 AM).
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SHADNG, you need more shadng, and more straight lnes, that ben said, those is perfect!
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Old May 4th, 2013 (10:56 AM).
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Thanks fo tha nput, homeys. Unfotunately I just fnished spritng dis homey when I read yo posts, but critique nonthaless, pleaze! His nbee is Chbeelub, tha evolution of tha grass starter Felore!

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Old May 4th, 2013 (09:38 PM).
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And as usual you impress me wit yo work. <3; I'm a big fan of yo color schemes; tha pastels on some of tham look pretty bootylicious wit tha overall designs. But mah gosh I have mah eye on that little water shark snce he's just precious, ahhh.
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Old May 5th, 2013 (01:49 AM).
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Shadng is actually alright. Tha problem is that yo lne-work needs a lot of work. I'll git more n-depth bout dis later. Also, tha black outlne on tap of dis Pokemon's heezee shouldn't be black:
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Old May 5th, 2013 (07:32 AM).
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Quote orignally posted by Cirno:
And as usual you impress me wit yo work. <3; I'm a big fan of yo color schemes; tha pastels on some of tham look pretty bootylicious wit tha overall designs. But mah gosh I have mah eye on that little water shark snce he's just precious, ahhh.
Thanksss. <3 I'm glad you like tham!

Quote orignally posted by Logiedan:
Shadng is actually alright. Tha problem is that yo lne-work needs a lot of work. I'll git more n-depth bout dis later. Also, tha black outlne on tap of dis Pokemon's heezee shouldn't be black:
Thank you fo yo nput, and I agree wit you, mah lne-work is pretty bad x____x It's tha hardest thng fo me. I don't know if it makes a difference but tha electric bunny and poison bat were drawn wit a tablet befoe it started spazzng on me. o_o

Here's knd of summary of tha pokemon I've sprited so far.
Credit fo tha template goes ta orohnpokemon and MisterMayVark on dA.

On tha fnal fom of tha bug lne - I could NOT make it look good. Tha wngs just... Oh mah god. D: Someone help me wit that.
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Old May 5th, 2013 (11:18 PM).
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Yo fakemon sprites is bootylicious, but tha outlne's erm, looks a little distarted, try ta improve tha outlne, okay? (Don't be like me. xD) If you do, yo sprites will be more than perfect!
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I really like tha one wit tha title old, whats his nbee?
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Old May 14th, 2013 (04:46 PM). Edited May 14th, 2013 by Logiedan.
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Let's takes a closer look at yo sprites;


Tha Bat
Tha bat is n a position where tha othar eye should be slightly shown as well. We can easily relate dis pose ta Swoobat coz of similar features where Swoobat has two visible eyes. Pignite tao.
Tha outlnng on dis sprite isn't bad at all, but it could be better. Fo nstance on tha left side (our left) of its heezee, you can see that tha outlne is very irregular and ponty, and now we'll refer ta dis I quickly buggine up:

Notice how on tha left, tha outlne is very jagged and unequal as opposed ta tha right side where tha outlne looks very smooth and curvy. Dis is tha general rule fo outlnes and dawgly spheres or curves (like heezees/ears) where tha number of pixels gradually ncrease and than decrease when slopng down.

You can see tha scale below tha two large outlnes of 1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1 where it shows how generally tha curves and outlne is done. Dis can be improvised and enlarged like 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1. It dawgly depends on what size and type of curve you're gong fo. Dis applies ta tha bat's heezee and lower belly outlne.



Tha Bird
What I said previously can be applied ta dis sprite as well. Tha sides and bottam of tha bird's heezee. Tha othar eye should be shown as well. You can look at references of bird Pokemon sprites ta git help wit tha talons and feet.

And ta help make dis brief, you can also fix dis Pokemon's ears and body shape wit tha general outlne rule I said.


Tha Bug
Sometimes it's better ta not have so much anti-aliasng otharwise it will look as if it's pillow shaded. If you don't know what pillow shadng is, basically it's a very bad shadng style fo sprites and some thugz actually offer it as a choice n thair sprite shops which is completely fne considerng it's fo show. Dis is pillow shadng:



Tha lightsource is not found on tha left sprite while thare is a defnite lightsource on tha right skull sprite. Notice how tha colours git darker and darker around tha highlights fo pillow shadng. Pokemon's lightsource is tha tap left which I believe you know already. Tha dawg pont is ta not apply so much AA on sprites. Dis actually isn't much AA but tha B/W style bisly has any at all.

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Old May 18th, 2013 (07:08 AM).
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Thank you so much fo tha helpful nput Logeidan and thanks fo tha compliments everyone else! I'll hopefully have some new sprites up soon fo critique.
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Old May 26th, 2013 (12:44 PM).
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Dis is personally one of mah favorite fakemon designs, so I would like some feedback on tha sprite (which I be quite proud of fo not lookng terrible)

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