WIP Twinkledew's portraits

Discussion in 'Mods' started by twinkledew, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. twinkledew

    twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

    Hello there,

    I wanted to give making a portrait mod a try. I'm quite the noob at pixel art, so feedback is hugely appreciated!

    I will probably work quite slowly on this, but I want to cover at least the bachelors and my favourite townspeople.

    Let's start with Abigail. Caroline's nightmare of her daughter turning goth came true...whoops!

    1 - gothy Abigail.png

    Next up is Caroline. Why would she dislike a goth girl...? Because she's all pastels!
    (This makes no sense whatsoever)
    Pastels are my jam.
    View attachment 178853

    Maru is done!
    Why the fricking frick frack did I decide to draw her from two angles?? Because I clearly shouldn't have
    Marc new.png
    That no face is terrible, I love it
     

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      Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
    • Coolwyngs

      Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

      Very cool. Are you going to make matching sprites?
       
      • twinkledew

        twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

        Thanks for the reply!
        So is the plan, but I guess I'll make the portraits first.
         
        • twinkledew

          twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

          Oh shit, I think the whole sheet is flipped the wrong way
           
          • Coolwyngs

            Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

            Well that stinks but it should be a easy fix right m?
             
            • Coolwyngs

              Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

              I love the jewelry that you made for this sprite it looks amazing. Are you going to be making more like this amazing work?
               
              • twinkledew

                twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                1 - caroline new.png
                Here's Caroline!
                1 - Abigail new.png
                Fixed Abigail
                 
                • twinkledew

                  twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                  Improved Caroline 1 - caroline new .png
                   
                  • twinkledew

                    twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                    Tanks for your super positive feedback, that really cheered me up <3
                    My plan for now is to make portraits of all the ladies, then move on to the dudes, and then figure out how to make fitting sprite sheets.

                    Who would you like to see next?
                     
                    • Coolwyngs

                      Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

                      How about Maru?
                       
                      • twinkledew

                        twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                        f7c8055c-2148-44fd-85f9-272b22f50de0.png
                        Does she look too young?
                         
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                        • Coolwyngs

                          Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

                          Yes a little bit. But I like the style of her. It is the hair that makes her look so young maybe dark brown, red, or black hair would help her look older. It is still very cute and I like it a lot.
                           
                          • お茶Mi's

                            お茶Mi's Star Wrangler

                            Your portraits are so detailed *p*
                             
                            • twinkledew

                              twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                              Aww thank you, I nearly died making those
                               
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                              • twinkledew

                                twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                                I 'm going to tackle Shane next - funfact: He's my first farmers hubby, and this is also the only savefile I have ever played. This gives me more knowledge about him, and also huge anxiety to make the portrait perfect...

                                I will make two versions, one depressive shaggy Shane, and one to install after his turnaround event once he gets better. Yay no more stinky Joja jacket!


                                Stupid late night idea: Linus as a wood elf, like lotr style pretty. That's terrible. I'm intrigued.
                                 
                                  Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
                                • xMel248

                                  xMel248 Starship Captain

                                  I love your portraits. I really like the Maru one :3
                                   
                                  • twinkledew

                                    twinkledew Tentacle Wrangler

                                    ca0c7ad2-3191-4e36-99d6-0616c22f3277.png heyy it's Shane!
                                    I don’t know how to draw guys eek, someone send help (critique) pls
                                    While I work on this version, I’ll collect inspiration for a not-that-terribly-depressed version with a nice new outfit. Feel free to send some my way! The man deserves it
                                     
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                                    • Coolwyngs

                                      Coolwyngs Cosmic Narwhal

                                      this looks great
                                       
                                      • Hammurabi

                                        Hammurabi Zero Gravity Genie

                                        The main thing that I can think of is to maybe try making the line of the upper-viewer's-left side of his nose have at least a pixel of separation from his eyebrow (and possibly soften that entire line a bit, it seems to stand out quite a bit as it currently is). The way it's drawn in that picture makes it look almost like he's got one really long eyebrow hair drooping down. :)
                                        (Edit: Thinking about it some more, I think the issue is pretty much just that it's the same color as his hair. Maybe making that line be either a little bit more black / less purple, or perhaps more flesh-toned?)


                                        Overall, it looks good, though!
                                         
                                          Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
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                                        • Voltaic123

                                          Voltaic123 Zero Gravity Genie

                                          I agree with what Ham said, but i'd also add that his nose seems a teeny bit wide, maybe narrow that up a little? His skin tone also looks pretty... pallid? But i suppose that's pretty fitting for the depressive version of Shane, maybe a bit more of a healthy tone for his clean version?
                                           

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