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Pixel Shantae walk cycle

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By LinkerLuis   |   
Published: September 20, 2016
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What if Shantae were a retro RPG character? :)

Originally a pixel art sprite made on my 3DS, later refined, re-scaled and animated in Photoshop.

You can find the original version in my patreon page: Link

I also made a chat emoticon, feel free to use it :)
8-bit Shantae by LinkerLuis



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Dude, imagine Shantae as a pokemon trainer
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I bet someone already did XD I wouldn't be surprised if there's a couple of artworks with that theme
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RandommodeProfessional Digital Artist
heh nice 
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Thanks :)
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Very nicely done!
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Linker thumbsup thanks!
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Your Shantae art is the bestHeart 
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8-bit Shantae Linker thumbsup 
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Oh wow, there are no words to describe how cute and accurate these over-world sprites are. :giggle:

Wonderful work once again, Luis. :)
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I was starting to doubt if there was enough pixel space to make shantae (mostly because of her ponytail) one square makes the difference in this small sprite arts :nod:
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Ah I see, I would know about this more often if I was making pixel artwork myself. ^^;
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Since the grid is 16 squares in weight and height you can't exceed the limits. You need to fit all the shapes in that little box, you remove all the complicated details and leave only the necessary squares. Her ponytail makes her head a tiny bit taller, so I had to compress the rest the best I could XD

If you look closer, her top is made of only one square, I had one more square for her belly, and the rest is her pants. If I put two red squares together it looks like a single shape, so I needed her belly square. :rofl:

The secret is to use the least amount of squares to define a shape, because you have more room to work. It's a good thing that her design is iconic, you wouldn't be able to do that with more complicated characters :nod:
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Me and my big mouth! XD Now I shouldn't have asked if I was gonna be bombarded with information I have no knowledge of! :lmao:

And I see, well you wouldn't want her belly too out of proportion anyways.
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You could try to make one yourself. Just find a math notebook and try to make a drawing just filling the little squares XD

I actually had a "sketchbook" like that, it gave me an idea if the drawing was going to fit the grid or not :nod:
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Don't count that it'll be pixel art of Shantae though. ._.
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It's okay to start with something simple :nod: it could even be a small blob with a pair of eyes My first kaoani 
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If there ever will bw a world map for her like in Super Mario Bros 3, this woyld be something useful :D
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Similar to the one is shovel knight? XD
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I never played that game, but yeh I guess so.
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Link

I used it as a comparison because it's also a side scroller indie title. 
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Riiiiiiiiigh, thank you :D
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Oh yes, I love this; :)
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8-bit Shantae  I also made this so you can take it home with you :giggle:
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It's dangerous to go alone, so I can take this with me??? :)
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