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.
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
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Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
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Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
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Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
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Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
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Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
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