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The process of making a video game character sprite.

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Could anyone fill me in on the process that goes into developing a sprite, or link me to somewhere that covers the process?

I'm interested to see now it goes from conception to final product.

Thanks for your time and effort.

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You can probably just google this, there are a ton of sprite-making tutorials available. Just be aware that low-res pixel sprites, high-res pixel sprites, vector sprites, and rendered-from-3D sprites all have a bit different process to develop them.

But the general process is this:
- Verbal description of character, creature, or object
- Verbal description of animation needed
- Concept sketch of character, creature, or object
- Pencil test of animation
- Colored finished version of animation

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Do you want "old school" or "new school"?

Old school:
http://www.petesqbsite.com/sections/tutorials/tuts/tsugumo/
http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tutorials.shtml

New school:
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=4307.0

Some people prefer to hand-draw pixel art, while others (such as myself) prefer to model the character or object in 3D, then render it to a series of small bitmaps.

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