Sprites for games

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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:26 pm

What softwares do you use for drawing sprites?Do you get free sprites from elsewhere?If so please provide the web link.
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:28 pm

Opengameart.org for some free art. I actually just released a free tileset there: http://opengameart.org/content/rpg-tileset

I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create my own art. Gimp is a decent free alternative. If you want to do simple pixel art there are a million editors out there, you can google it.
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:41 pm

Thanks for the help,especially the link.

But how do you get the idea of how the sprites of player etc would look like?
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:45 pm

[QUOTE=Doc Ai] Thanks for the help,especially the link.

But how do you get the idea of how the sprites of player etc would look like?
How do you make a story for your game??mailto:%20[/QUOTE]


You imagine / visualise them .. and either draw some concept art and go from there, or send your concept art to someone who knows what to do with it.


Selecting images from free resource sites is great at first ....

But try and find all the stuff that makes a cohesive game ... for free ... I can almost garuantee you that you will never be satisfied ... stuff dont match, things dont add up etc etc ...

If you have ideas for a good game, its generally best to either do your own graphics, or get someone involved to do it for you.
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:07 pm

It's also a good idea to study classic games to see how they did it. With a bit of study, you can see how big they made the actual sprites, and how they did the animations.

Try this site for some ideas from classic games: www.spriters-resource.com/

Also, I draw mine with a Wacom tablet in Photoshop.DrewMelton2013-12-12 22:10:35
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:37 pm

http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.dk/ is a great resource for none graphical people like us

He mostly uses Inkscape which is a free program
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Post » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:00 am

Inkscape + this tutorial

http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-get-started-with-circles.html
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