View Full Version : Sprites? Or fails?

October 23rd, 2010, 3:23 PM
Here are a bunch of my fails/sprites.

Newest to oldest fakemon:
Hamahorn (Wip)
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/Twurphur-1.pngTwurm and Twurphur (Concept by Mr Randell on DA)
Tapyro (Concept by Z0MB13S from DA)
Corsweet (Concept by Seyanni from DA)
Piece of crap (Concept by me while I was high)

Fusions form newest to oldest:
Onondo, Enboar, Gigaiasu, Zoroa
Ghastly and Goldeen

Others from newest to oldest:

October 25th, 2010, 1:50 AM
Are you better at spriting when you follow a concept art? XD
Because Hamahorn looks like it's been sprited by somebody else that sprited the Tapyro, I suggest starting off with a comfortable style you'd like and work your way up?

Hamahorn's sprite looks okay though I suggest you could use better and contrasting oranges for it's head. It's body shape is a bit awkward in a way, I can't really explain it. Hamahorn looks a little boring too, it just looks like a bigger size of what I assume to be it's pre-evolution.

also bumping for the sake of more activity in pa and more criticism 4 u.

October 25th, 2010, 7:21 AM
Are you better at spriting when you follow a concept art? XD
Because Hamahorn looks like it's been sprited by somebody else that sprited the Tapyro, I suggest starting off with a comfortable style you'd like and work your way up?

Hamahorn's sprite looks okay though I suggest you could use better and contrasting oranges for it's head. It's body shape is a bit awkward in a way, I can't really explain it. Hamahorn looks a little boring too, it just looks like a bigger size of what I assume to be it's pre-evolution.

also bumping for the sake of more activity in pa and more criticism 4 u.

Yeah, lol. If I'm being honest, mostly when I use a concept art I shrink it to a suitable size, pixel over, erase all the inside, fix up the outline, and then startt colouring and shading.

Yeah, it's supposed to be based on a hammer, it's head is used to smash foes before skewering them with it's horn, the newer sprite is in my avvie. It has no pre-evo xD that was just me messing about.
Inorite? Thanks :D

October 26th, 2010, 12:56 PM

Keep it up!

Although just a quick pointer to you: you're supposed to criticize ;)

New sprite, based on a radish and doesn't have a name yet:

October 26th, 2010, 3:30 PM
Corsweet is really good. They all are good. Though with Twurm (I think that was name), you could put a more defined outline. I'd help, but I still can't post exterior links to iaza on here. Stupid new users rule. XD

November 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM
Made a Ditto

Spherical Ice
November 1st, 2010, 10:47 AM
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/ditto-1.pngLooks pretty solid. It's pretty hard making original poses for new Ditto sprites, but it's a good sprite, nonetheless. The base of Ditto has a bit that goes up a bit abruptly which seems a bit unnatural compared to the rest. Also, isn't it a tad small? I mean, I can understand you've got the 64x64 limit, but...
The left is FireRed's sprite. As you can see, even compared to that, it's small, and that's at an angle.
Anyway, as I said, it's a pretty solid sprite. :D

November 17th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Thanks, I'll work on enlarging it a little.

Meant to update with this a while ago but I forgot:
My grass starter, based on a Rabbit. Not completely by me, Cilerba helped fixed up the head, so credit to Cilerba for doing so :)

Spherical Ice
November 17th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Relatively nice sprite, Flygon. Here's some crit, though, to help you improve it. For one, the whiskers that are in front of the face are barely visible at all. Perhaps bringing some contrast between the two colours (and shades) would help?

Furthermore, it seems there is a lotta black outline, even where it shouldn't be - for example, the fluffy tail doesn't look fluffy at the moment (the only reason I assume it's supposed to be fluffy is the shape, and the fact that you said it's a rabbit. Oh, and it looks to have been pillow shaded (the darkest shade on the outside, and it gradually gets lighter as it comes closer to the centre; don't do it). I know that some of Drifloon's sprites contradict this, but I think some coloured outlines, especially there, would be of exceptional assistance. =D

The eyes seem pretty boring and it looks half asleep (I'm not sure, is this intentional?) and the leaves are a pretty lame way of conveying the grass type. Speaking of which, the two on the back not only do not look connected to the back, but also are too thin to have that vein being added in, if I'm honest. Additionally, they lack black outlines which doesn't look good.

On a whole, the palette is nice (barring the whisker Isshu issue). The shading, on the other hand, seems slightly rough and, for want of a better word, dodgy. Try curving it out a little (especially the shading towards the rear of the sprite).

Last crit I have is regarding the two paws/legs furthest away from us; they are far too dark. Use the darkest shade, maybe, but not the outline's shade. Still, it's not a terrible sprite. Good work. :D

And where are the buck teeth?

November 17th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks, I've tried my best to fix all of that, and no buck teeth because water starter is a beaver xD and here is the newer version:

Spherical Ice
November 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Better. I'd make the hind legs have some of the third darkest shade as highlights, and maybe make the head's features more readable - the nose is hardly visible at that hue without some sort of anti-aliasing or outline, the eyes are too small (what's the red for, anyway?), and I still think there should be some showing teeth. Perhaps make the leaf ears longer? I don't know, right now it seems more a feline than a rabbit.

November 18th, 2010, 5:37 AM
Very good, i like the radish and the crap (but dude dont do drugs)...
so yeah oh and are these public???

November 18th, 2010, 9:21 AM
No. The ditto is public and so is the Chikorita, but nothing else may be used by anyone but me.

Them Bones
November 21st, 2010, 12:55 PM
They are all ok, except for the large version of Hamahorn. He's a fail at the moment, but I bet you could improve it. Like part of the lines are jagged, some of the lines don't match up with the original sprite, there are some lines that are not needed, and it's in an odd stance. But I understand it's a WIP.

The other scratch sprites are good except the last one, honestly, what were you thinking? Twurm and Twurphur, well, the first one needs some black outlines, and the second one needs to be cropped correctly. The Newest fusion I like, but the other ones are bad. They look like they were copy and pasted, and if you are going to copy and paste, at least make it look good.

Your Chikorita sprite is awesome, it's even better than the official ones! Ditto is good too, exept it's right arm, it's very oddly shaped.

Keep it up!

November 22nd, 2010, 11:27 AM
Some new fusions.
Sunflora and Bronzor.
Dusklops, Mismagius and Desukkan.

Edit: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/MonkeyOverworlds.png
Yay! Public.

November 22nd, 2010, 5:45 PM
Nice fusions, but I don't really like the mouth thing of the Dusclops fusion. It seems out of place. The overworlds are decent but I just don't like the size. It makes it seem you tried to fit everything into the square which made the sprite really small and difficult to see.

Spherical Ice
November 23rd, 2010, 1:35 PM
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/Sunflonzor.pngThis is quite a nice fusion, although the anatomy is slightly off (for example, where the vine closest to us, on our right, it doesn't seem to connect and in some places it's behind the Bronzor head, and in others it is in front of it). Not much more to say.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/SerebiiWSC99Entry.pngThis, on the other hand, is not so dandy. Firstly, I think the black thing with the white dots is intended to be a mouth, but I'm afraid it doesn't come off as that. The shading is pretty off; it's hard to explain through words though, so here's a picture:
(don't mind the fact that it's an FRLG Blastoise, I just random'd a Pokémon)
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx242/altariaking/MonkeyOverworlds.pngAs said before, these overworlds have had too much details crammed in them. I understand you are trying to emulate the FireRed/LeafGreen overworld style, but I think it's turned out pretty sloppy. You also realise that the actual size of the overworlds is 32px by 16px, so you could've gone a little higher anyway, and still sticked to the canon style.

December 7th, 2010, 6:32 AM
New sprite, no name yet and based on a bowl of soup.
Fire/Water typed.

Spherical Ice
December 7th, 2010, 6:49 AM
It could do with facing the bottom-left, and to express the "fire" a little more, perhaps you could add a flame or something to the uninspired bowl? In fact, the whole sprite looks pretty uninspired. Also, the brown colour could do with some more contrast/being lighter.

December 7th, 2010, 7:13 AM
This any better? I added a flame pattern and change the brown to red.

December 15th, 2010, 3:24 PM
This any better? I added a flame pattern and change the brown to red.

do you know the bubble's
wouldn't it make more sense if the bottom of the bubble's would be darker as if it was shadowed?
just a stray thought

December 19th, 2010, 2:41 PM
A hippo fakemon, it's body is concealed within a block of ice. Yes, that thing is ice.

December 29th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Snivy devamp to R/B/G/Y style.
Completely scratch, using Bulbasaur's palette.

January 2nd, 2011, 12:25 PM
Devamped Tepig and Oshawott too

January 22nd, 2011, 5:33 AM
Sprite of Fwiker (http://psychonyxdorotheos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d334qbn) by Psychonyxdorotheos (http://psychonyxdorotheos.deviantart.com/).

January 22nd, 2011, 10:50 PM
Sprite of Fwiker (http://psychonyxdorotheos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d334qbn) by Psychonyxdorotheos (http://psychonyxdorotheos.deviantart.com/).
That's pretty nice. Not too much detail, but you were working from a model that didn't have much after all. I think you got a lot looking right except for some of the bricks weaving. On the bottom half of the sphere the horizontal lines appear to curve the wrong way. They should all be going )))))) (curving in the same direction) and toward the bottom you get something like ))))((. Here (http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/265516/265516,1253124452,20/stock-photo-blue-lines-sphere-over-white-background-isolated-illustration-37177492.jpg) is a cheap stock photo to explain what I mean. The only other thing that sticks out to me is the inner part of the 'eye' which looks a little diamond shaped.

February 4th, 2011, 3:21 PM
Thanks, I'll see what I can do with Fwiker.
In the meantime, here's the start of the Zubat line for my hack:
Vambat - Dark/Flying
The Vampire Bat Pokemon

It sinks it's fangs into enemies
and injects a venom that slowly
drains away their life.

It has a cape, a suit sort of thing, wings, and a hair thing pattern designamajig. Oh and fangs. Did I miss anything Vampire-y?