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150 Characters for my webcomic Hero Oh Hero by Neoriceisgood 150 Characters for my webcomic Hero Oh Hero by Neoriceisgood
Read my pixelart webcomic @ www.neorice.com

I try to give every character I use at least a unique face (exception being characters in helmeted uniforms) so end up with pretty large
numbers of unique characters for my webcomic.

I've got more than shown here but it's always tricky collecting em all together, so I figured I'd present 150 of em to you for now. 

Hope you guys like my designs & artwork! Let me know what you think.
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alif6612 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome, u r really a pro, can u give me some cue to do something like this?
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Hillusion Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
this is manifique :o can i use this for my game ?
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Sanichi-Online Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Human Ciel is up in there, isn't she?
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, that is Ciel's sprite without the horns and stuff. Good eye.


Doesn't necessarily mean she'll pop up like that in-comic btw. As you'll probably notice as time passes, a lot of these sprites will go/have undergone some big changes before showing up in comic.
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OminousEcho Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pixel art is awesome, but do you really need 150 characters in a story? it seems a bit overboard
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's actually 3 different stories & usually there's big changes to the cast from chapter to chapter with only a few permanent main characters.


That aside, I give unique features to every character I design; plenty of these are little more than bystanders/background characters; I just try to make even those characters look like unique people; rather than just sameface-ing anyone not significant to the plot.
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OminousEcho Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I just dont see the necessity of having so many characters. Ive always thought that if a different character hat is important can do the same job as the newly introduced character then there isnt much of a point to them. That and its hard, at least for me to follow a bunch of characters, I forget names and things like that. 
However, you say that theres a whole new cast each chapter so I guess that would accumulate a lot of characters. I just dont know how you could develop the characters in a chapter. Just trying to give a bit of constructive criticism, or maybe Im just thinking out loud.
Either way you've got some great art and Im sure your comic does well. So keep up the good work. 
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Goodlyay Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are really awesome! The only thing I don't like is that on a lot of them it looks like their heads are leaning back too much, almost as if they're trying to lean away from someone who is yelling at them.
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to fix that up by the time I start using most of em. I don't know why I do that, some sort of force of habit!
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mapsal313 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognize quite a number of familiar faces from the old comic!

Awesome job on these, looking forward to seeing them in the comic!
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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kawaii-alpacasso Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
these are so cool...may I do a fanart of some of them? *hides*
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh of course, feel free to. c: 

I'm glad you like em that much <3
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euamodeus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool!
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Grimmbound Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the characters, love the comic as well.
If you have some spare time, would you mind telling me how you came up with a style like this one?
I mean, I don't recall seeing anything like this before. Ever.
And I would be interested in learning how one ''develops'' a unique spriting style like yours.
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Always glad to hear people enjoy reading my comic, it means a lot to me!

As for the unique pixel style, I've tried to largely ignore other pixel artists when it comes to styles/visual design and only 
pay attention to them when it comes to techniques/skills. Rather than copying familiar pixel styles I've tried looking at art styles
I like and enjoy and incorperating them into my own art.

A big reason for this is because most traditional pixel art styles barely allow for extremely easy to read/expressive faces like needed in a 
comic for example, so looking at how games and the like handle characters would do absolutely nothing for my comic.
Hence I set to develop my own unique style based on non-pixelart forums.
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i-am-life Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the style, do you mind if I ask some of the artists you draw influence or inspiration from?
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a lot of minor inspiration from DA artists and the like that I can't remember for the life of me.

A huge influence for me is Eiichiro Oda, The author behind One Piece though.
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i-am-life Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)

Awesome - me too, I could definitely see some of his influence in a couple of the characters

I've read a little bit of HoH and really enjoyed it - lookin forward to getting back into it
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
How can one come up with so many characters? Teach me ;A;
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Conceptually or visually?
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, you've just posted a tutorial on that, so I guess I'm satisfied with that ^^; Waiting for part two! :D
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ArthurCh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your characters are so awesome. You're really, really talented, not only in pixel art, but with original ideas for characters. It's really common to see everywhere people creating unoriginal and boring characters, OCs that are only pokemons/sonics with different colors, girls with the same pretty face and standard body or animes where a lot of characters has the same face and haircut, with a different color to the hair... But, you've created 150 awesome unique designs, and in sprites.. That's really incredible.
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A thing I've often noticed with people's OC designs is that they often stick to what they know/like.

Girls with the same pretty face/standard body usually are that similar for fetish-y reasons.
Notice how often the people who actually draw very different female bodies STILL give those bodies to nearly every female char they draw?

One thing I try to do when designing characters is combine two things: 

1. I try to make the character designs unique/stand on their own as a character/person ( try to put extra care in unique faces especially)

2. I try to recognise that it's a bit silly to stick to one universal design/trope for every nation/character/group within an entire world ever.

Often when people design a world/characters you can find their preference in design everywhere, do they love uniforms? Every nation/group around
will have perfectly colour coded uniforms. (A great example of this is the manga Bleach, where you always have a group of fairly unique characters clad in tight fashionable
uniforms that are either black, white or some combination thereof. Only a single group in the entire manga escapes this rule)


If you look at the sheet you'll be able to recognise characters with a sense of uniformity, characters obviously dressed to look unique as possible & many variations between those two extremes.

I'm glad to hear from your comment it comes across well though, that makes me very happy. :)
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ArthurCh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and that was very inspirational. Cool to see how much love you put on your characters.
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Channini Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they're sexy
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right on, channininini
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mellowhen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can we get toys of all of these? Because I need them

No seriously, though, these are so precious. I love your pixel pushing abilities
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Toys would be neat :3


I like your username :3
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mellowhen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FinoRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAME!... a game with all these characters and this style would be awesome :)... I know is a comic but I thought instantly on a game xd
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows, maybe one day!
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Ivylo97 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely adore the variety! And your color choices are always glorious. 
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, YOU'RE GLORIOUS!
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PixelRikaku Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do really like the style you have going here.
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you!
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BakaDollie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your characters are really cool :D
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dolliechan <3
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BLTspirit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your style. Some RotMG characters would look fantastic in it.
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
R o .. I don't know!
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BLTspirit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh haha silly me!

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pehlx94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
l wish u could make a tutorial on doing them. :D

btw, how/whr do u get ideas to make so many different/unique designs ? (not just characters, but also others like weapons, etc., ) 
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering there's not many weapons in this sheet you mean shown in other art I've done?
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pehlx94 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
yeap. you've done so many '100' sprite sheets, that makes one wonder whr did u get all the different ideas from .?  
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually do a bit of research into the theme I pick. Sometimes I have a little fun and add dumb made up things, 
but usually I try to stretch a specific subject as far as I can.

For example: With my 100 weapon/tool/item sheets I give myself a rule like "any new item added can't simply be a minor edit of another item in the list" 

e.g. I can't have 4-5 different sized hammers that are still similarly drawn/built.

I also give myself more reason to think of/find inventive additions when I make a 100 sheet based on a subject. Anyone can think of 10 weapons for example.

But what do you get? sword, spear, axe, shield, dagger, bow, crossbow, gun, halberd & a staff. By forcing myself to not come up with the 10-20 examples
most people would easily think of but going the full 100 I kinda pushed myself to really think hard about what'd be a unique addition. (often looking up A LOT of references along the way)


For characters though, that's a lot less referencing and a lot more imagination ^^;
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pehlx94 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
i see... 
i could never think of more than 5 different unique designs if the theme is specific. like, swords. if it's a wider theme, like weapons. i guess the max i could do would be around 30.. ;( the daggers and sword and blade always tend to look too similar (and i always trash similar designs)  
i guess i've to do a lot more research to get that much unique designs 
O_O .. .. but. that's.. ... noooo. my characters always tend to look similar. >_< (and i still couldn't draw guys) 


ps: how abt a tutorial ? .__. i wanted to learn pixel art. and i'm thinking ur pixel art looks better than most others i saw out there. 
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah for the weapons and stuff I can just say, references help.

As for tutorials uh.. what more would you like aside from the progress .gifs I post? Those usually show the steps I take pretty well.
I might do some tutorials soon, but it'd be good to have an idea what sort of stuff you'd like explained. ^^;
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pehlx94 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
>^< oh god... i hate referencing. i feel like some copycat wheneva i did that. 

take screenshots together with the software (like the tools used) and explain ur steps (tgt with the tools )  :D 
like the choosing of colours, and placing of shades(and highlights). 
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Neoriceisgood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if you wanna get inspiration for stuff like plants/weapons there's no harm in referencing reality. o.o;

I'll try to make a tutorial based on me spriting a character. ^^
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skittlefuck Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Neoriceisgood is good.
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