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Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. test-object

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    As much as this may rage your inner fanboy-ism, those drawings really aren't THAT good and sure as hell would look awkward if animated.
     
  2. ICEknight

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    I don't know... they look pretty cool in here.
     
  3. test-object

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    Those don't look like the original art at all.

    Anyway, the Sonic sprite is being worked on as we speak. No need for arguing about that, as it has already been decided how his basic look is. The only thing Tails needs to do is to have the same look/vibe.

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  4. ICEknight

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    Sorry but yes, they do.
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  5. test-object

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    I was referring to the coloured ones.
     
  6. DistroyA

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    Concerning the images of Sonic, Tails, and Eggman, you're saying that artwork isn't good? Bearing in mind that they were, if I'm not mistaken, drawn by Oshima, of whom designed Sonic in the first place, so if that's what you're saying, it seems to me that you're virtually insulting Oshima. :3

    Unless you meant to say that the style that those images have wouldn't suit being animated.
     
  7. Dark Sonic

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    While not perfect I think it would look better if the sprites were based off those than trying to imitate the sprites as much as possible. Especially Tails. Somethings like the shoes and the giant muzzle don't look good upscaled.
     
  8. test-object

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    I'm not insulting anyone if I'm just giving my opinion on those specific drawings. They, compared to nowadays, aren't that amazing of imagery. If anyone were to come to a videogame company with those drawings, they would get laughed away. Mind you, this comes from a guy who likes the Chris Allan version of Sonic the best.

    I do agree with this though. The proportions on the original sprite ARE pretty fucking weird.
     
  9. ICEknight

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    In my humble oppinion, those drawings are possibly the ones that better represent the intended looks of Classic Sonic & Co.
     
  10. Willie

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    The only thing I don't like about that official art work is that Sonic's body and Tails' body looks way too ball like. Their stomachs are shaped a lot better in the modern artwork.
     
  11. Dark Sonic

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    Agreed that's why I picked those. I'm also quite fond of this one too

    http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Sonic/.../sonic03_32.png

    But I think the one I posted before would be a more intended in game style. Also remember, if they had the technology and they made drawn out (or appeared to be anyway) sprites, do you honestly think they would look anything like they did in the original Sonic 2?

    And Sonic and Tails were supposed to have ball like bodies that was the point lol
     
  12. Volpino

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    Now that I take a second look at that, I do think it needs a bit of work done to it, thanks for the feedback. Sorry he's missing his tails there, I have also done those, but they are very simple shapes right now.

    So after I've drawn a pose, I'll start looking at the art from Sonic Jam more. I tried to make the proportions fit the sprite because I was unsure if the programmers would have problems with converting the art to HD if the sprites weren't the exact size, but maybe I'm not giving them enough credit.

    About his tails, the way they move in the sprite bothers me because it's so inconsistent, can I just ignore some parts of their movement and replace it with something more consistent? And would it be allowed to add frames that weren't there, such as an extra blinking frame and an extra tail frame for when he begins walking and some extra frames in the tail spinning for his flying to make it smoother?

    Assuming Tails can fly and swim, about his tired pose for flying, is it alright to stray from the original a bit? The tails just slowing in their spinning would look weird in HD I think, maybe make them less blurred and more visible? Is this alright?
     
  13. Gambit

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    Yep, sure is.
     
  14. Volpino

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    Sorry to post in here without doing much, but since it seems to be a problem with false promises everywhere in this project, I thought it would be the right, or practical, thing to do.

    I give up. -_- I tried, but I hate vector art so much. I'm a lot better with pixel art, I'm a lot better at coloring pixel art, and I have a lot more fun with pixel art. I would really like to help but the medium is confusing and alien to me, and I don't feel like I can every be comfortable with how hard it is to do simple things, especially with the coloring being so frustrating because that's my favorite part of art...

    But I will say that I liked the other Tails mockup better than the current one. It was the one that came before this one but I don't have it saved anymore. It looked a lot more accurate to his personality, if that helps.
     
  15. test-object

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    Wuss. And I say that with all sincerity in the world.
     
  16. McGuirk

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    The project is no longer Vector-only. Draw a pixel at a time at 4X original size to your heart's content.
     
  17. Gambit

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  18. Volpino

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    Oh... Didn't see that. :specialed: Disregard, I'm an idiot. But that's a huge respite. Now I can do something amazing!
     
  19. zemulii

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    Did the staff ever get that chicken done? Just wondering whether it's still an option for me to pick up from where I left off at some point.
     
  20. Canned Karma

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    Yeah, the small animals are taken care of.
     
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