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Stranded

January 27th, 2007, 11:14 pm

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Reply supercomputer276, January 27th, 2007, 11:18 pm

Stranded This is my character, Elizabeth. She's named after the girlfriend/wife in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I do adopt from books I read in school sometimes; my Lakitu cloud, Galeforce, adapted Jay Gatsby's accent, and a giant stuffed dragon I have is named Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird. But I digress.

On her personality, Elizabeth is kind, slightly older then she looks (about 15 or 16), polite, and speaks in a mix of modern English and Shakesphere. Yeah, I know she's a Cream recolor, but I'm not going into too much detail here; I don't have Photoshop, so it's not easy to do recolors anyway.

Elizabeth's sprites will not be disclosed quite yet, not until I manually settle her in.

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Reply boredomcomics, January 28th, 2007, 12:09 am

Um, a few things...

1) Color-coded text? I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, just use the same neutral color of black for everyone (because while you did a good job of not making any of the colors so far blindingly bright) for simplicity's sake. To tell who's talking, just use bubble tails. Simple as that, really.
2) You shouldn't ignore color shades on sprites. In other words, you should definitely redo those yellow sprites. And... um... don't use that "I don't have Photoshop" nonsense excuse. This is recoloring, not lens flaring. There are plenty of tutorials out there that can tell you how to recolor sprites lickety-split (hint: the eraser tool is godly for that sort of thing)
3) The backgrounds. While you get props for using them (especially when only using Paint), but let's look at them for a second. They're from a bird's eye view. And the sprites? They're from a worm's eye view. Just something to think about.
4) Also... where's the car? You mention a car, but we don't see one. Don't slack off here, Kemosabe.


That's really all I've got to say. I mean... author comics are never really something I "got" so I don't know if there's much more I could even say. But, my advice still stands.

Reply supercomputer276, January 28th, 2007, 8:50 am

@ boredomcomics 1. I've always done my recent comics this way. I don't do tails because the color-coding usually does the job of who's speaking what. Plus, considering the graident of the background, filling in the tails with white would be pretty difficult, especially since tails are often like triangles.
2. OK, so I didn't pick the best color palette for Elizabeth. So sue me. And by "not easy," I meant I had to manually recolor the entire Cream sprite sheet; it's very time consuming. Even with Paint.NET, it's time consuming. But I will acknowledge this and fix Elizabeth's sprites in future comics.
3. The backgrounds, in fact, weren't made in Paint. They were made in RPG Maker 2003 and then transferred to Paint with screen capture. The sand, grass, water, wasteland (empty trailer plots), and cacti are all preset tiles in the program. I simply added what I needed. Still, you have to give me credit for reproducing the grounds from all four angles.
4. The car? It took forever to custom-make the trailers. I don't have [i]that[/i] much time on me. And while I do have some car sprites that came with Game Maker, besides the fact that none of them are convertibles, they're even more bird's-eye then the background, throwing a third prespective in the mix, bringing up problem 3.

At least tell me you got the joke...

Reply candygirl, March 30th, 2007, 4:45 pm

oooooOOOOOOOoooo He has a crush on cream!^U^

Reply Joshua, September 29th, 2007, 4:18 am

Boo Radley I love that novel. We've been studying it in English class recently.

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