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Barker's Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites (Read 30420 times)

Started by Barker, November 20, 2014, 09:45:54 pm
Barker's Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#1  November 20, 2014, 09:45:54 pm
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Edit:   As of now this isn't a project so I figured this would be the best place.

I didn't want to keep bumping the Z2 Sprite thread so I'm going to be posting here.  Constructive criticism is very welcome, as this is the first thing I've ever sprited so I'm still learning.
Last Edit: February 06, 2015, 06:10:55 am by Barker
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#2  November 20, 2014, 11:07:10 pm
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The pants' lighter shade changes in some sprites.
His face should have a nose, it's not very evident in most of his sprites.
The pants' folds are different from his stand sprites (first four ones) to the last three ones.
The yellow "things" in his cloth are too... saturated I think? There's a lot of contrast between the dark and light shades. Between the light and lightest ones not so much. Perhaps you could darken the yellow tones a bit more.

I have just listed what I noticed, maybe you were already aware of these.
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#3  November 21, 2014, 12:33:25 pm
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Any reason in particular for picking out buutenks?
I like how lanky you make him at times.
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#4  November 22, 2014, 06:50:39 am
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#5  November 22, 2014, 10:46:55 pm
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Any reason in particular for picking out buutenks?
I like how lanky you make him at times.

I chose Buutenks simply because I like his design and the variety his potential moveset could have (the ghost, kamehameha, special beam cannon, energy rings, eye lazers).

Buuhan would be kind of boring, I think. But maybe that's just me. :P
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#6  November 22, 2014, 10:47:44 pm
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iirc Buuhan could use all of those moves as well--he tried using Gotenks' Ghost attack at one point.
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Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#7  November 22, 2014, 11:11:07 pm
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That's true, he does use the ghosts but I think in general is fighting style is much more straightforward than Buutenks. Kinda like Gohan, he just charges at his opponent most of the time. Again, choosing Buutenks was mostly just personal preference :).

@Alex Sinigaglia I was aware of most of that except the nose thing. That might be a result of the palette change i just applied.
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#8  November 28, 2014, 03:09:08 am
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Update:

New pants, do they look okay? Also changes to the face and yellow on the vest.
Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 03:18:36 am by Barker

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Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#9  November 28, 2014, 02:44:47 pm
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Looks a tad to pillow shaded  & the folds dont make that much sense to me.

Also if you get into animating, try to have some basic rules you keep while drawing, you could easily create the upper leg and then go crazy with the folds on the lower leg starting after drawing the big fold that is created by the knee (see mini tutorial in the middle of the sprites).

Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#10  November 28, 2014, 03:15:07 pm
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This will help, thanks again. :) I haven't done too much animating yet but I plan to once I get Buu looking as good as I can.

Edit:
This is still rough, but am I on the right track? Mainly the shading, as that's the more difficult part to get.
Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 09:26:19 pm by Barker
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#11  November 29, 2014, 12:13:52 am
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Is that a thumb under his right hand (our left)?

Ah no, it's his "head-tail" (?).
Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 12:38:19 am by Alex Sinigaglia
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#12  November 29, 2014, 12:42:56 am
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That is indeed his head-tail. Maybe I should move it slightly to the left so it's more obvious.
Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#13  November 30, 2014, 03:20:48 am
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You're going waaaaaay too nuts with the folds in his pants. Less is more in this case.
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#14  November 30, 2014, 04:09:20 am
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You should take a look at my own Super Buu:

I know its not Z2 style but the way I did my pants might be able to help you about this one.

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Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#15  November 30, 2014, 11:27:18 am
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You're going waaaaaay too nuts with the folds in his pants. Less is more in this case.

I agree.
I tried to edit it, I also fixed the nose (a little fix, but it was needed).
This is my workfile:

I think there are still a lot of folds, but they're less than what you did.
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#16  November 30, 2014, 01:30:07 pm
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Update

Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 01:34:00 pm by Blind.
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#17  November 30, 2014, 03:57:08 pm
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Looks great guys! I'm a bit conflicted though. Blind's sprite is cleaner but Alex's sprite feels slightly more "Z2" to me.
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#18  November 30, 2014, 04:56:13 pm
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Looks great guys! I'm a bit conflicted though. Blind's sprite is cleaner but Alex's sprite feels slightly more "Z2" to me.

I tried to be as accurate to Z2 as I was to the source material. : )
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#19  November 30, 2014, 05:19:31 pm
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Blind's sprite is a lot better and more Z2 imo. You should go with it Barker.  ;)

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Re: Super Buu /Buutenks Z2 Inspired Sprites
#20  November 30, 2014, 05:34:19 pm
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I agree, it's better than my edit.

But I did the nose fix and a bit of folds under his right arm. :P
Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 05:38:25 pm by Alex Sinigaglia