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.
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I settled on the games I'll showcase for my NinDB Top 25. I've tried a lot of games, but a list of favourites is going to be imbalanced regardless. There are absolutely no NES, N64, DS and original Game Boy games in my list.
Apr 26, 2021 14:41:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Given that I just said what my favourite games are not long ago, my list will be unsurprising. Now, should I attempt to rank them? What aspects should I highlight to make them more interesting? Hmm…
Apr 26, 2021 14:43:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Remember the "Everybody Votes" channel on the original Wii? There was a section where you could submit your own suggestion for a poll. I seem to recall two of my suggestions being used, but I only remember what one of them was.
Apr 30, 2021 9:43:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
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