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Suggestions Sprites of Varying Effort and Quality

crime gardevoir

Mainly ghosts
Criticism is welcome, as are suggestions (though I can't make any promises)!

A sprite I made of my favorite fakemon, based directly off its official artwork (something feels horrifically off about this sprite to me but I'm not entirely sure what it is, so critique on it is especially appreciated):

A from-scratch sprite I made for a friend (I'm proud of this one!):

An edited generation 5 sprite:

The previous sprite adjusted to look like it's on the Apple ][:

Apple ][ Silvally, derived from its official artwork:

Some fairly boring recolors I made to practice hue shifting and work out a palette:



Judgemental people GTFO
Very cool sprites! :3 I like how your fakes look too.

EDIT: A lava lamp pokemon is an awesome idea too. I came up with a lot of fake ideas randomly, and i actually never thought of that one xD


a million miles of water
i think the biggest issue with your mollux sprite is the proportions. the bulb is far too big for the body, n the tentacles are almost non existent. the shading on the body is also weird where it looks like it's facing a different way than the bulb. it all kind of adds up to where the bulb feels tacked on from another sprite.

the bulb itself looks great tho, except for one minor nitpick. the base's shading is kind of flat n the shades themselves are too simple where it looks plastic.

crime gardevoir

Mainly ghosts
That is helpful, thank you!

The bulb having better shading is likely a result of me cheating a bit with it. For the inside of it I used a gradient tool, converted to an indexed image with dithering, and modified the dithering to work with its small size. The outside of it was sort of just this one big simple shape with lots of space to work with, so it was a lot easier for me than the body..

To be honest, I kinda feel the palette I went with is contributing to the body looking off as well. The low contrast makes the tentacles that much harder to distinguish from the rest of it.

edit: It is indeed a Mollux from CAP.