Sticky Sun/Moon Sprite Project

looks awesome, Wobble! although i think you used black lines on some parts that don't need it ^^"
Outlining is one of my weaknesses ;_;. For the most part, it's trial and error for me lol. I haven't study enough BW sprites I guess, to see a pattern (well, if there is one).

I'd like to hear some advice. Help, fellow spriters! When is it good to use black outline, "darker shade" outline, etc.
 

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Outlining is one of my weaknesses ;_;. For the most part, it's trial and error for me lol. I haven't study enough BW sprites I guess, to see a pattern (well, if there is one).

I'd like to hear some advice. Help, fellow spriters! When is it good to use black outline, "darker shade" outline, etc.
well usually the black outlines are just for the shaded areas :) although sometimes it can be used if the outline of one color is touching another very similar color; black outline here would help in distinguishing. usually places like the head don't use black outlines on top
 
Pop star Pokemon is cute. ;3;
The pose for it is perfect and the choice of colors but my concern is, it might be too small maybe, I compared it to some popplio sprites and your brionne is almost the same size, if you want you could try and make it a bit bigger but if you're too lazy, you can keep it as it is because, the size isn't a huge problem after all. Again, you've got a marvelous sprite there!
 

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Hello all,

As many of you know the Sun/Moon special demo will be released on October 18th, thus if the demo is datamined I would like to be ready.

I am going to submit the first batch of sprites to Pokemon Showdown on October 15th. Any Pokemon we don't have completed fronts/backs for will have fronts stolen borrowed from leparagon's deviantart and used for both fronts/backs. Once more information starts coming in I will try to do updates every 2/3 days. If you would like to help me collect all the sprites so they can be ready for Showdown please PM me (you don't have to be a spriter to help me with this).
 
Edits! :)

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  • Reduced black outlines and little color palette changes made
  • Adjustments with the facial features, the dress, and the tail
  • Rounded the "pigtails" more and enlarged the white circle
The pose for it is perfect and the choice of colors but my concern is, it might be too small maybe, I compared it to some popplio sprites and your brionne is almost the same size, if you want you could try and make it a bit bigger but if you're too lazy, you can keep it as it is because, the size isn't a huge problem after all. Again, you've got a marvelous sprite there!
Thanks so much! I was unsure what colors to use with Brionne; official artwork is more blue, but it is more cyan in-game. About the size, I actually think it looks appropriate for her height (but I dunno, with my previous problems with Solgaleo's size uhuhu). It's about the same size as leparagon's Dartrix which is supposed to be slightly bigger than Brionne (2'04" vs. 2'00"). Compared to N-kin's Popplio, the sprite is several pixels taller (mostly because of the pigtails lol).
 
sand castle!!

palossand.png


By some miracle Palossand took about 4-5 hours to finish, which is less time than what I normally take to make a pair of front and back sprites. The shading is quite flat, but shading is also probably my main weakness in pixel art.

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New eye and mouth for Wobble's spectacular Brionne.

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Tried making Turtonator's shell on the back sprite more pointed and geometric to match the front sprite, along with some fine-tuning on the outlines.


I'd like to drop my reservation on Oricorio, as my interest in it has waned. In light of Layell's impending deadline, I'm thinking of tackling Minior instead
 
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Status update:
Started work on Lycanroc MN's back, realized it lacked a back reference, and don't want to have to refo large swaths of the back and have this paused progress on it temporarily to help complete more fully viewable pokemon. Started spriting Vikavolt, still in early stages, unlikely to be done before Layell's deadline but it'll likely be done before S/M release.

If Oricorio Baile opened up, I'd be okay with reserving it. Otherwise I can take a random other Oricorio that is now available for reservation.
 

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Okay here is a general housekeeping update

aXl there is a good Lycanroc-MN picture on one of the Japanese videos:
(near the end)

Espeon Scientist would you still be interested in Charjabug?

leparagon would you be able to also do edits on Comfey's backsprite?

I'm going to put Noscium's Gumshoos in until someone decides to put up a wall on DeviantArt artist only sprites and do their own version.




So here is the list of things we could really use and have no reservations
Charjabug
Wimpod
Oricorio (all forms)
Wishiwashi Solo/School
 
Layell should we prioritize frontsprites atm or full sets? Just curious since I can go either way right now. Also, big thanks for that, I always forget the Japanese get better trailers than US.

EDIT: Okay, Lycanroc it is then.
 
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I would focus on full sets for fully evolved Pokemon. There are enough fronts only on deviantart and elsewhere we can use as placeholders.
 
sand castle!!

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By some miracle Palossand took about 4-5 hours to finish, which is less time than what I normally take to make a pair of front and back sprites. The shading is quite flat, but shading is also probably my main weakness in pixel art.

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New eye and mouth for Wobble's spectacular Brionne.

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Tried making Turtonator's shell on the back sprite more pointed and geometric to match the front sprite, along with some fine-tuning on the outlines.


I'd like to drop my reservation on Oricorio, as my interest in it has waned. In light of Layell's impending deadline, I'm thinking of tackling Minior instead
Was looking at the Turtanator front sprite, I think you should sprite the head so it appears as if it was looking at the opponent, if you check it out in the trailer when it was revealed, even if it's facing it's opponent with it's back, it's still looking at them. The back sprite also gives it away, it's facing it's opponent with the backsprite but not with the front one, so that should only be changed on that one.
 
I could do Charjabug! They're pretty simple right? I think I can fit making their sprite in my schedule. ^^

EDIT: I've changed my mind. Things happened, and I don't really think I'm in the best situation to be working on the sprite project right now.
 
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Layell yeah gonna work on Comfey's back soon, no worries. was also planning on working on Gumshoos soon. will update you guys on any other sprite i work on as well
 

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I am terribly sick but I did this



I cannot believe this asshole is in the game, anime confirmed. Also, I am officially breaking the colour limit for Ash Greninja, in order to ensure the sprite still looks good. Surprisingly a sprite doesn't look as good when you need to add at least another 2 shades of red and black while following a colour limit. I did not add the water shuriken that he has on the back, it does seem to be a part of his idle design, but that could be added by anyone later.
 
This is just sort of a finalization of Alolan Exeggutor to verify that I'm still alive:

A before and after shot of how viagra critique and suggestions really helped A. Eggy out throughout the project. The main update, outside of a few shading tweaks, was trying to fix up the lips on that tail coconut head. I'm very satisfied with how he's come out thus far, but the shading on the tail's head has got me stumped (no pun intended). I can't add anymore colors without breaking the limit, and the head isn't exactly the same shade of green as the rest of Exeggutor. Anyone is free to take a shot at it if they have any ideas, but I really can't think of any good color combo that flows well.

I haven't gotten a chance to work on A. Ninetales back due to college and work consuming much of my time. I'll try to find time to work on it, though.
 

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I am terribly sick but I did this



I cannot believe this asshole is in the game, anime confirmed. Also, I am officially breaking the colour limit for Ash Greninja, in order to ensure the sprite still looks good. Surprisingly a sprite doesn't look as good when you need to add at least another 2 shades of red and black while following a colour limit. I did not add the water shuriken that he has on the back, it does seem to be a part of his idle design, but that could be added by anyone later.
totally agree, like is Ash gonna be in the games now? wtf
i'm super free now, gonna work on Comfey back and Jangmo-o evolution. if i finish early, i wanna sprite its final stage too
also since i sprited Type Null, i guess it would follow that i sprite its helmet-less version? xD
 

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totally agree, like is Ash gonna be in the games now? wtf
i'm super free now, gonna work on Comfey back and Jangmo-o evolution. if i finish early, i wanna sprite its final stage too
also since i sprited Type Null, i guess it would follow that i sprite its helmet-less version? xD
I hope we get some references soon for the Jangmo-o evolutions, but that sounds good to me.
 
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No love for Wimpod? </3 I'd like to work on it. :)

Withdrawing my reservation </3

If Oricorio Sensu is available, then I'd like to take a shot on it.
 
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Comfey with backsprite. fixed black outlines on front sprite a bit
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backsprite slightly based on the japanese trailer, but changed flowers a bit to match the artwork and front sprite (that top white flower on the back feels a bit iffy but the colors are maxed out already. i don't wanna try pushing for another exception to the color limit)
Jangmo-o front for first evo
jangmo o evo.png
backsprite coming when there's some reference. interested in doing final evo if it isn't gonna be reserved yet

planning on:
-making Wishiwashi backsprites and updating school form on DA anyway, so i think Layell can just use that once i get to update it
-adding a backsprite to my Salandit. Snivy101 already animated my front sprite for it so i think that can be used once things need to be animated? i'm not too fond of the one from Noscium that's on the list
-i also have a Wimpod on my DA, planning on making a backsprite for that really soon too
-still gonna work on that Gumshoos backsprite
-i think i can work on a new Drampa backsprite, unless Layell wants to stick with the one Noscium made
-also planning on making the Alolan Grimer for DA but if anyone wants to sprite that, go ahead xD
gonna get these done in time for Oct 15. (no guarantees on Wishiwashi or Gumshoos but will try to fit those in
 
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Damn it, made reservations too early. ;3; If it's ok to work on another mon, I'd like to work on Steenee. Though, I have a feeling cutemon specialist, pom, would like too as well. I'd be fine with Alolan Lilligant Tsareena then.
 

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new trailer was awesome. and that Olivia trainer? dayum tbh. also, interested on spriting Alolan Muk after Grimer and the other stuff i'm working on

also, here are some sprites i just finished:
salandit.png
wimpod.png
wishiwashi school.png
wishiwashi single.png


edit: out of the house rn but I noticed I forgot to fix Wishi school form's blue lights on its fin after I rotated it, so will fix it once I get home
 
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leparagon in terms of your priority perhaps you should go this:

1. Torracat
2. Charjabug back
3. Gumshoos back
4. Drampa back

(edit if you want to still do Silvally, you could do that too first)

I'm going to hit up Alolan Muk, primarily because of the colours,

Wobblebuns can have Tsareena if he'd like, as princessofmusic is currently dropping Minior in favour of Ribombee.

Overall our priority ought to be uncompleted fully evolved and little cup mons, but please do what you want first : )
 
Update on the update: Lycanroc MN should be done by tonight. Will start work on Vikavolt after but will likely not be done by tomorrow. Should easily have it done prior to sun moon release though.

Also willing to do final evo of dragon/fighting mon if leparagon decides to focus efforts elsewhere
 

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Thought I'd mention that it'd be wise to make Type: Null and Silvally out of the same sprite since all that happens is that it breaks it's helmet.
 

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Alolan Muk with his random assortment of colours, what a joy you are. Trying to match you to BW Muk's sprite as well isn't that great either.

I'll start working on the back later, and make sure both front and back are consistent.
 

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