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Sakuya Customizable Sprite

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By Tetiel   |   Watch
Published: June 13, 2012
First in a set of three that will eventually be released for free use. As the license states, please do not use commercially. It's not required, but I'd love to have a link to your game if you use it. :D

A couple notes -

Every color in this sprite is able to be changed. As a result, all colors are on different layers. I've done my best to label and group everything to make it a bit easier to use. Because of the amount of layers, this file will be unable to be opened in Sai due to the program's 250 layer limit, but Photoshop and GIMP are able to be used. If you intend to change the skin tone, note that on a couple of the clothing groups and mouth types there is a layer titled "skin shadow." These would need to be changed as well.

This sprite was originally made to be used in a moe-themed alarm clock Android/iPhone app. The art direction was inspired by Mizuki Kotora's work in Wanko To Kurasou. She was originally a tsundere-type character named Sakuya, however, the project fell through a year ago. Now it's been redrawn, recolored, and new features/outfits have been added for your use. Enjoy!

(the return of the ruffly clothes and sweater dresses! I really don't draw anything else ^^;)
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ssatva's avatar
Exploring working with these kinds of characters, and this one looks very good, and like it will be fun! Thanks so much.
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NeoconvoyStudent General Artist
Nice work!

The ones in the left and the right are my favoruites.
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MetalraptorHobbyist General Artist
They look completely awesome; artwork is excellent. :D
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AlessandraMarianoHobbyist Artist
I will use this characters in my game :) im sure it will turn out great! just check out my profile and you will see the game but its not yet finished.......
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, great! I'm not exactly sure, but you may be the first one to use her.
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So cool and really appreciate the PSD to help us aspiring digital artists, thanks. Per part 1 of 25 in the Digital Art for Beginners Session "Introduction to Digital Art" at: [link] I will add some Layer Comps to your PSD so that I can quickly and easily look at the various layers and see how they are organized to better help me organize my own artwork. Again, thanks these are great!
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, I'm glad you find them so useful, especially as a learning tool! Hopefully I'll be able to release more soon :)
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sarahchan123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super
DarkSaph's avatar
I love the 4th she's so cute :D
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tgfcoderHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this! So much work you put in, and it's beautiful. <3
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :D I hope to see it in use!
CalaverasDeAzucar's avatar
As always, it's beautiful work! I love how you did the eyes and that's some creative hair (My favorite is the pony tail on the exercise sprite).

Sorry to hear about that project falling through, though.
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad to hear from you again :D The ponytail was actually the original hairstyle and was meant to be similar to Yin from Darker than Black. And as far as the project - ehhh, I was disappointed at first, but I'm happy that at least they'll go to good use!
CalaverasDeAzucar's avatar
Free sprites are always a good use. Will they specifically be going to the Free Sprite Initiative? I recognized your work over on the ren'py forum.
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, and I realized - I never did thank you. Both you and Komi took a chance on commissioning me and as a result you pulled me into visual novels, something which I am really, really enjoying. I just wanted to tell you I appreciate it :)
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Well, no, not specifically. I'm not exactly sure what's going on with the Free Sprite Initiative. Pytom actually made a creative commons forum recently and it's there. Mine is the only sprite that's been donated there so far, but I'm sure more will come. I should really put my other one there, too, now that I think of it.

The forum is here if you're interested:
[link]

Are you active on LSF or do you just lurk?
CalaverasDeAzucar's avatar
But a lurker. I've posted.... twice, really.

Well if you'd like, I have nothing against you posting the two that I commissioned you for as well. I'm sure others would love it just as much as I did!

Also, answering the one from below, no need to thank me. You're a fabulous artist who deserves much credit and attention. I'm glad that you're enjoying visual novels, they're a fun experience!
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
I... honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about that. You did pay a large sum of money for them and I think you should have exclusive rights. I mean, if you're sure about it, I'd be happy to and be sure the community knows.

You're a lurker, but if I donate them, I think you should be given credit. What name/alias should I use?
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kupocoffeeStudent Digital Artist
This is fashionable!
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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XMireille-chanXHobbyist Digital Artist
She's still cute and what's wrong with ruffles and oversized sweaters? My OC has an oversized sweater. It's cute~ <33
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TetielProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :D Nothing wrong with it at all! It just makes me laugh that usually the clothes that I design for these things contain either plaid, ruffles, or sweaters. It's no wonder, since that's the majority of my actual wardrobe xD
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XMireille-chanXHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. lmao, I'm glad I'm not the only one who draws their clothes on their characters. xD
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