📣AKUMA VS UNKNOWN FIGHTER - How did I get there
Ok. I admit it. I'M GUILTY!!!! I CHEATEEEED!!! Waaaaahhh!! *cries like a motherfucking baby*. No, seriously, I didn't do ANY pixel art in my previous patchwork. I'm not into it - even if I'd damn LOVE to (maybe I'll look for some PC tool in the next days...) - and I just tried some time ago a couple of experiments using an Android app. Needless to say the results were quite poor and unsatisfactory (pixel art ain't really a thing without a pen on screen) .
So, though I already gave up the idea of doing sprites, I didn't actually want to let the dream fade away. The last hope and only idea I had was looking for a shortcut that allowed me to reach my goal MY OWN WAY. I was lucky enough to find it inside the photo editing app I usually use to highlight the pics of my artworks.
That's what I did: just drew my avatar on paper (LEFT), being careful to remember the rules of sprites outlines (they must be made of darker shades of the main colors used for the sprite itself). Then I took a photo of it and simply pixelled it up with the above mentioned app, using a pixel percentage compatible with SFIII characters and enhancing the blackness of the eyes (RIGHT) .
ET VOILÀ! SPRITE DONE!
Then, using another app, I made it become a transparent layer I could attach to the Akuma stage - I repeated the same procedure with the Akuma sprite I chose (MUGEN websites are pretty generous when it comes to download stuff like that! 😸) and the shadows below our feet (a grey oval I drew and pixelled as well) .
PRODUCTION SIDENOTE: Useful to remind that everything I did, from pixelling to transparency and collage, was made only ON A 4-YEARS-OLD ANDROID SMARTPHONE using some outdated, trusty apps I love.
Not the most top-notch of tools... but they all did their job.
And they did it NICE AND SMOOTH!
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