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February 3rd, 2014, 10:06 pm

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Reply Advertisement, February 3rd, 2014, 10:06 pm

So this is my first attempt at getting back into the sonic spriting scene. its mainly clothing practice and I didnt bother doing arms or putting much effort into the head. also if anyone could direct me to a decent color pallette id be very greatful

haha I'm shit. I've been kinda miserable lately...

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Reply Cascade, February 4th, 2014, 12:51 am

@Advertisement: I think the clothes look pretty okay, although you should maybe make the outline of the pants' cuffs brighter since they stick out more compared to the rest of the pants.
... I don't know if that made sense sorry

Reply Advertisement, February 4th, 2014, 2:05 pm

that did not make much sense

Reply Master_72, February 4th, 2014, 6:50 pm

And now super-critic comes to save yet another helpless piece of art in distress!...

Okay I'm going to stop now.

As usual, bad points first, then good points.

I'll start with the shading. His pants not only lack outline, but lack proper shading around the crotch area. His shirt(?) could also benefit from some extra shading. Although I do admire how you put darker shading where the coat goes over, as it gives it more dimension. Very nice touch. The coat is also nicely done in terms of shading.

Next up, his hairstyle. His quills seem incomplete, and I cannot tell if you're going for a certain style or not. try making them more apparent, unless this pose is of him looking to the camera and all the quills are on the other side, in which case that's a bad case of perspective. When you see Sonic from an eye-to-eye perspective you can see his quills coming from the sides of his head. Here I feel he either lacks quills or has them all done in a way that we can't see them from this angle. But I digress, they lack a LOT of shading.

As for his wardrobe, not much to say other than the obligatory question "Where the fuck are you going to put his hands/where do his hands connect?". Other than that, doesn't seem like much problem, except maybe give his jacket more detail.

So, overall, I give this a 6/10. There are areas where you did amazing with your shading, and others were you failed badly. His wardrobe is as normal as they come, but his quills give him sort of a two-dimensional feel and are confusing.

Really hope this helped! ^_^

Reply kmarwx, February 4th, 2014, 8:06 pm

If you're gonna try to improve, try to stick with one or two styles at a time at most. If you keep switching styles from MM8Bit to MM7 to MMZ to Sonic Advance then you won't improve in any of them because you'll be splitting your time between them and not get a chance to go into any real depth with any of them.

Reply Master_72, February 4th, 2014, 8:24 pm

@kmarwx: Well see, I'm going to have to disagree with you there. Changing styles will not decrease your ability to improve in the former one. In fact, I encourage it. Some styles are easier to do than others, and, getting used to a certain sprite style could help you greatly in another. Stating that you should go "in-depth" with a certain style actually feels like you're limiting yourself.

EDIT: Decided to add this to favourites so I don't miss anything critic-worthy. By the looks of these posts, you're gonna need a lot.

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