Generic Angry Dude

Posted by Toast on Aug. 20, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

I started drawing random shit into a mockup type thing.

Please give me some advice on my shitty pixel art.

(click on the image for full size because 64digits does the resizey thingy)

I'm in a strange mood.

Comments

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 10 months ago

It's pretty good, barring that dude's portrait. Although, it looks comically bad, which I think works in its favor.

Dude's so angry.

Toast 11 years, 10 months ago

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comically bad
Yeah I lack any understanding of any sort of technique. I just put pixels in different places until it looks like something.

BP Scraps 11 years, 10 months ago

Early on in the game, you should have him attempt to communicate with one of the birds, just so he can drop the "ENGLISH MOTHERF****R, DO YOU SPEAK IT?" line.

JuurianChi 11 years, 10 months ago

Welcome Toast.

We have been expecting you.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 10 months ago

In trying to stray away from giving criticism without being constructive at all I'll actually tell you where to improve.

His right eye is larger and seemingly more angled toward the screen, which is strange because it should be further away from the screen/angled differently.

In fact, the entire right side of his face seems to be at the same angle as the left, making him look like he had his face run over with an 18 wheeler. For instance, his eyebrows look mirrored even though he appears to be facing a 45ish degree angle.

The highlight/shadow colors you picked were pretty spot on, the trouble is that the highlighting and shading are anatomically nonsensical.

Also, a minor thing is it looks like his ears didn't develop properly.

Other than that, the UI, background, sprites and textbox all look pretty slick.

Rez 11 years, 10 months ago

That's actually really awesome. The color choice is great (high contrast makes everything look better).

Toast 11 years, 10 months ago

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Welcome Toast.

We have been expecting you.
julian pls

@Charlie Never even noticed the eye thing, thanks. That face is a disaster but it's what I spent the most time on, everything else was an afterthought. I think I overcomplicated the shading perhaps? I put in lines that shouldn't be there. And yeah the whole right side of his face is wrong, and the nose, and the ear, and his beard. Everything apart from his left eye and cheek, basically.

Arty things aren't my strong point.

Cesque 11 years, 10 months ago

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The color choice is great (high contrast makes everything look better).

Agreed. But I don't really think the simplistic background agrees with the "messy" style of everything else.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 10 months ago

Why not? It's further away, plus it's much easier to recognize things of actual significance.

Visor 11 years, 10 months ago

I lol'd. Awesome pixel art.

This needs a cheat mode where the player turns into Samuel L. Jackson.