That's been my problem for so long. I'd pore over every piece of official art and try to create something as close as possible. Of course, it always appeared as a pale imitation.
When I set up my DeviantArt account I decided to browse around and I found a bunch of artists, usually ones who use vector art, whose were using completely their own style to do other characters. They didn't look like pale imitations, they looked like letters of love to the original designs. That's what I wanted. So I've been on a mad sketching frenzy, trying to inject characters with my own style.
So track down some funky artists you like the style of and get drawing!! I can't stress that enough. My room is FULL of paper with doodles, rough sketches, characters in a number of styles, and unfinished comic strips. All you can do is keep at it!
Post by Dasher Misire on Mar 17, 2007 8:46:38 GMT -5
Didn't he cover that already once before? I'm sure he knows.
Namco X Capcom is a fine basis but also think of Smash Brothers of course. Pit was redesigned quite a bit and in my eyes, except for the shiny trophies in Melee, any 3D appearance of a character in a new, more awesome form is his or her current appearance. As goes for Pit and even Ice Climbers, etc. Not too much of redesigns so they're not even the same type (Namco X Capcom ruined Dig Dug in my eyes, I like him in his appearance in the Mr Driller games)
EDIT: Hector all buddy buddy with either Vector or ROB! Plz? I loved the old one so if that's still your style then yay...
Post by Dasher Misire on Mar 17, 2007 10:51:59 GMT -5
It was alright, I consider those sorts an AU form of design, like Mario in SSB games as he never looks like that in other games (yet other characters do or assume to be). His pumpdrill was nicely done though.
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Except it's possible to be badass without following a trend. There are many different types of badass, you know. Plus, I would't exactly regard Shadow as actually being badass. It tried to be badass, but it failed miserably.
Post by TrustTheFungus on Mar 18, 2007 1:57:00 GMT -5
Because those games all suck
You said be as original and creative as possible. I'm not sure about Yakuman and Vegas Stakes, but Zootto Mahjong has a story, heroes, and a villain. I think they would make a nice addition to the Nintendo All-Stars or at least deserve a little more consideration.