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rpg sprite tutorial by kevinvanderven rpg sprite tutorial by kevinvanderven
This tutorial will not create pixelart for you.

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cinaparadox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best tutorial I've found for this kinda thing, thanks. :3
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Tsumerai-Kyon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks ^^
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Kenseiden Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
omg finally found this.
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for making. i'm going to try it soon.







:bulletpurple: I love sprites and pixels :bulletpurple:
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DarthHatz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I had a question, I clicked on [link] and was wondering, what is the point of adding the "halo" on the fourth step of the sprite?
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
It shows you where the highlights would be in case of "topdown" lighting.
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DarthHatz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Oh that makes sense thx for the quick reply
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Psychotic-Carp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Very nice, great work on all the sprites to!
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
thanks magicarp
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Suweeka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student General Artist
wooow, that's so useful! thankyou! :D
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I'm glad it helps.
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Rikupixelpowa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Well, i dont like too much your pgs... but great tutorial!...
Chrono trigger... oh, best rpg ever with super mario RPG legend of the seven stars!
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
my pgs? template,characters palettes? And those are some awesome rpg's.
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Sage-Freehaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Got any tips on doing animal-type heads for, say, anthro characters?

Just curious, feel free to ignore me. :D
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Think furr. haha
Just don't use too much of the highlight color or maybe don't even use it at all. Because it will dominate the sprite otherwise.
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Sage-Freehaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
What about animal-type head construction? That's a real sticking point for me.
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
It's not that hard really. If you draw animals you should be able to pixel them as well.

Here is something I did that might help you.

Just take a look at the differences in shape, lighting and even the nose/snout.
Take the canine for example, his ears are slightly turned outwards and the lighting above his nose makes it look like it's somewhat longer than the rabbit his nose.

I hope this helps.
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Sage-Freehaven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
It does, immensely! :D

Now I just have to figure out hair, regardless of species. :XD:
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Here is a hair example. I'll probably create a real tutorial when I have more time.

Keep in mind that with most sprites we have a slightly top down view, so the hairline is going to be relatively closer to the eyes than we would have in a straight down view. And that although you block out the hair in smaller shapes you still shade the hair as one shape. Because individually shading each group will result in a poor image.
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Sage-Freehaven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks a bunch. :D
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EstevaoPB Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Great help, thanks :D
I should use this sometime ;)
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kevinvanderven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
glad I could help.
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