Hey everyone! I'm new to this group and I've very recently gotten fully involved in trying to create my own horror RPG. I've got my characters, basic layout of the setting, storyline and more worked out by this point, meaning of course that the only part left, and possibly the hardest part to do from scratch is....
Putting it all together.
Mostly what I'd like to ask for is for any good references and resources to use, especially for character sprite making. Most of the resources for that I've found basically expect you to know the dimensions you're aiming for already, and as established, I'm not quite that far yet! I'd say that most likely I'd want to have sprite body proportions similar to the ones in Mario the Music Box, as they're much more body proportionate than any of the references I can find (they usually have big heads and tiny little bodies, which I don't really want for this kind of game!)
If anyone could provide either any tutorials they know of, tips for sizing sprites, or perhaps a sprite I could temporarily work from to get used to doing pixel art, I would greatly appreciate it!
At the time being, I'll be using RPG Maker XP.