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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 02:57

I recently did some Sprite 2d work(fiverr). The client wanted 6 characters and 5 anims each. Not all Sprite work is megaexpensive.
3d can get complex and expensive, too.

I use 2d bone programs(spriter, dragonbones) to make all basic anims, and then use a semi frame by frame approach. So I reuse as Many pieces and anims as possible and insert new ones when needed, this way is much less work.

In the case exposed here my gig is about 32$ per complete character design with 3 basic anims, and that is cheap. 2d is faster than 3d in my case, that is why I mainly do 2d stuff now.


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 09:46

For all people interested, latest version of gimp include symmetry (hor/vert) so its easier to design shapes with only silhouette and symmetry on.

one way of adding colour fast is using blend modes, the new blend modes are very good. Just use 2 or 3 layer of plain colours and experiment with blending modes.


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:36



What I can tell you, first is what do you want to do? 3d? pixel? ilustrative/digital art?

You have to know well what you want and of course there will be be somethings there that will be innate to you. Use your strongpoints always.

For example I am very good at pixel I can design or form very well the human body when doing pixel and when drawing it by pencil I am mediocre, I dont know why.

Through the years I have learned that the most difficult area is drawing by hand, followed by sculpture, then painting and then pixel.

Now I use my strenghts as I cant draw very well comics so I put my efforts at 3d and pixel even if I know I would like to draw comics but I know I am better at those areas. Just observe and see what areas you are good and everything will be easier.

As for what to do, just copy or try to simulate your favorite styles or games, I do for example a lot of brawl characters because those are what I loved and I try to learn to animate them too. If you need references use them always to observe, have them in your HD but only study them, that way you will learn faster than only copying.