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Drawing Women/Females

Post by SeaFoodAndButter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:40 am

So, I have been working on learning pixel art for the last 3 months and I have gotten much better. However, I overlooked how to draw females! There are 5 female characters I need to draw for my game. So, I'm starting with the 2 most important ones: My character's sister and mother.

So, I am working on the sister first. I would prefer if she is 16x24 (the same size as my main character), but I suppose I could use a 24x32 sprite too. Anyways,

...here is the conception I am looking for (minus the shield and spear). I want a sprite that looks like a young girl/sister and a white toga. I know we are dealing with 8 bit/pixel art, so these are simply conceptional ideas. I just need some help drawing an npc that looks like a woman and not a man or some superhero!
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Thanks for any help, I'm a rookie at this!
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by Gazimaluke » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am

I used a sideview perspective. I don't know what view point your game has. This was just a quick draft.
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by SeaFoodAndButter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 am

Gazimaluke wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am
I used a sideview perspective. I don't know what view point your game has. This was just a quick draft.
That is actually really good. Do you mind if I use this? Of Course I will add you in credits.
Thanks for any help, I'm a rookie at this!
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by Gazimaluke » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 am

SeaFoodAndButter wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 am
Gazimaluke wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am
I used a sideview perspective. I don't know what view point your game has. This was just a quick draft.
That is actually really good. Do you mind if I use this? Of Course I will add you in credits.
Yes of course. I added some details.
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by stevenshepherd » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:06 am

Given the limited number of pixels afforded by the nes, one has to rely on various cues and heuristics. My guess is that long hair, hips/waist, and long dress would help communicate her gender. In my survivial horror demo the character is a woman with short hair, but she is also red/pink.

This brings up the broader issue of how to communicate gender, race, etc with limited pixels and without relying on stereotypes. It's an intetesting issue
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by Glitcholog » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:50 am

I can suggest you to take a look at the character design on Mighty Final fight or Psychic World for the Sega Game Gear, they both feature nice sprite for the characters.
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by SeaFoodAndButter » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:47 am

Gazimaluke wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 am
SeaFoodAndButter wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 am
Gazimaluke wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am
I used a sideview perspective. I don't know what view point your game has. This was just a quick draft.
That is actually really good. Do you mind if I use this? Of Course I will add you in credits.
Yes of course. I added some details.
Thank you my friend. So, I took what you had and made a few tweaks. I added animation and I like it. I thank you for your help. Here is a still...I also added animation to her and I will be showcasing it in a future upload on my YT account
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by SeaFoodAndButter » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:54 am

Here's what I got so far. The Sister, mother, and main character.
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by Gazimaluke » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Looks great :)
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Re: Drawing Women/Females

Post by iridium_ionizer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:42 pm

I would suggest tweaking some of the sister's pixels near her chin/neck. I know that it's probably supposed to be a neck that is abstracted, but to me it just seems like a really big chin. It looks great on the mom.
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