Pixel Sprites for Flash Games! Just created my first set of sprites and I am happy to say I enjoyed making them. A little fiddly and the shading can be difficult but fun none the less. One is soon to be thrown into a flash game!
I started off with the double the canvas size of the final image. I sketched out the creature, re-sized the image to half of its original size, Drew out the lines as a single pixel line. Then I coloured, shaded and saved.
I’m researching various flash games found on newgrounds.com , which is filled with independently made games using flash coding.
This was a relatively simple game. You just have to slice the shapes out of the cardboard. It’s smooth animation and simple interface with an seemingly bland concept that is actually quite entertaining!
This is a sort of point and click game, which I suppose can be thought of a real-time strategy such as Supreme Commander. Very simple design but quite fun. You build up your tanks as you progress to beat the NPCs.
Pixel Art: I chose these because of the use of colour and the complexity of the designs. Because it’s pixel art, the pattern created by individual pixels reminds me of mosaics. The small scale of the images allows accurate construction of an image with different colour variations and shading. Since pixel art it digital, it is also easy to to manipulate and animate.
Spiders are a frequent enemy or critter in many games and I wanted to try my hand at designing one myself. Something sinister with spikes and vascular structure. I also want to give it a mouth for devouring victims but I’m afraid that would look comical rather then alien.
Here is the full process of my painting. Finished it today. Was originally going to be stalking pray in a savanna setting but though she’s be more of an opportunist adventurer then a carnivorous predator. Took several hour. Didn’t keep track but there you go.