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A Collection of (mostly) Armless Sprites I Made Years Ago That Were Pretty Cool but Never Got Much Screentime: The Story of My Laziness (w/ explainations!)

July 5th, 2013, 11:45 pm

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Reply searo, July 6th, 2013, 12:09 am

2009 in a nutshell, basically I've been spriting for a long time-- an embarrassingly long time. Despite this, my ability is mediocre at best. To make up for it, I had tried to excel in comic making and basically Photoshopped the hell out of every comic I made in an attempt to craft pages that could be deemed as eye candy. Comic making became tedious, however, when I realized that I spent at least half an hour working on any given panel. I'm a slow comicer, and as a result, little progress was ever made on any comic I've attempted. What's left when my comics die are multiple .txt files describing what could've been and abandoned sprites. I've picked out some of my favorite sprites that I've done over the years and decided to explain how they came to be.

Row 1 are leftovers from various fantasy/medieval/sword slinging adventure comics, circa 2009. First up is a knight sprite that I remain very proud of even now. As a knight, obviously his sole purpose in existing is to protect his princess, his lady. Afterwards is what was supposed to be an elf who was a baddy gone good due to mutual interests with the knight. Afterwards is him with a cloak for some reason, followed by the princess herself. I experimented with making a decent dress for her and eventually came up with that, the ultimate generic princess. On the bottom of 1 is the sword slinging hero himself, Vane. Despite his shocking resemblance to a certain anime hero with a sword as well, Vane was an original character do not steal whose goal in life was, of course, to be the hero to the princess. He also coincidentally looks a lot like hedgehog!Van and thus his name was chosen.

Row 2 features a bunch of bad guys who were too BAD for a comic (not really). First up is Mr. ~Enigma~. As if the angsty posture didn't give it away, he's a monster set on revenge. Nobody knows what his face looks like, not even me. One of the only good things about him was the cool hood I made for him. Afterwards is Box. Box was set to be the main antagonist in a comic I made called "Living in a Dream" and even made a quick appearance on the title page, but LiaD never made it that far (of course). Third up for bad dudes is a lion!!! Lions are really cool and I really like this sprite. That's about it.

Row 3 features Miss eyepatch, which was suspiciously sprited shortly after I watched ef - a tale of memories. Hm. Well, moving on is the second version of, well, me--the author. I was never actually that punk rock looking and I've cut my hair since then. Ya. Last, but not least, is Willis Dai. He's one of those typical "I can't remember my past" characters with the twist that he's a robot built for the purpose of protecting some cute girl. I'm sure his story was ripped off from an anime also but it's not coming to me right now.

Please don't sue me.

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