Hi, I'm looking for some advice on something that has been eating at my head for quite some time.
For the game I am making, I have almost everything I need. But there's one thing I cannot do and that is spriting. I really wish I could, but it seems that it is not within the range of my ability. Now, my game is free and 100% made just for fun, this is my hobby, and I love it. For this reason I do not care to use sprites from other commercial games and edit them (by sprites, I only mean character sprites, I can make objects, just not characters...). Now I Can edit sprites, but I ran into a problem with the main character, there's only one sprite I could find that fits his style of battle, but this sprite needs a heavy edit and I am not capable of doing that. =\
Now, I have read articles on spriters and people who seek them out. The prices these articles mention are nothing short of horrifying, it seems there's not spriters that will do a job for less the 20 an hour minimum. O.o
The question is: How costly would it be to have somebody EDIT an already existing sprite? I only need this one character edited, nothing else. Surely it cannot be anywhere near the prices for starting from scratch?