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  • Birthday 02/07/2002

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    Fire Emblem, Music, and Writing.
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    Shadows of Valentia

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  1. Hi, I'm not dead yet because I finished making Mercedes before Three Houses released. I don't take requests or commissions. Custom Portrait of Mercedes in FEGBA and no I will not do frames or her mini sorry.
  2. I started doing halfbodies 6 months ago annnd... I think I did decently so far? Here's Naoto Kurogane from Blazblue and Johan from SaGa Frontier 2. The latter was real fun to do with his outfit and hair (his original sprite has arguably spikier hair than Cloud).
  3. Oh my I totally forgot to update this thread for a long while now. Here are some of my old sprites. Fem Squire from FFT Male Chemist From FFT Female Chemist From FFT
  4. I totally did not think the implication of making mugs of the Job classes thoroughly enough haha. Well, one of my friends suggested that I should keep making one variant of each job class to save myself stress but I wish I could make all of the male and female versions of the Job classes. The thing I don't really know is if some of these mugs would be insertable due to hackbox limitations for Jobs like Black Mage or Time Mage.
  5. Wow this thread is one year old now Y A Y Hello! I'm back with more new sprites to show off here today (only two because school has been on my case for the past two months). My Own Avatar Now in Sprite Form!!! Totally cool right? I legitimately made my avatar from scratch this time. No splicing, no stupid Frankenstein splicing machine, no half splice & half custom, none of that; the mug was made from the ground up with a 36 x 36 circle. This avatar character was one of the first Discord avatars I used frequently up until I stopped using it since 2017. That was during the initial struggles of my spriting career. I owe a lot to Lenh and Blaze for giving me pointers again. So recently I made another sprite this past week. This is one of my more serious products. FFT's Male Squire!! Hehe, I had the great idea to make a series of GBA mugs dedicated to the first Final Fantasy Tactics game and it's gonna be based on making the Job Classes! FFT is one of my favorite SRPG games outside of Fire Emblem (shocking I know). Yes, I'd love to try to make both genders of the class, but taking on the task of making 40 something mugs out of 20 job classes (20 jobs*2 variants) is super daunting. Oh well, this "self-proclaimed project" might suck but I intend to challenge myself to make the best product(s) I can outta this.
  6. Hello! Blade back again with a new sprite to showcase. This character is also from FE4 and it's... ISHTAR (Please do not use w/o permission thanks) Arguably Ishtar did not take that much longer to make than Tailtiu. Yeah, the main reason I made Ishtar was that I just liked her design in FEH and I thought it would totally fun to make her in the FEGBA style. "Reinhardt you're too late." Sorry to be unprofessional but norted memes are my favorite. Almost everything about Ishtar was made from scratch and there are some things I am certainly (not) proud of such as the hair, pauldrons, cape, and collar. I did my best to recreate the character's look from FEH into the GBA style and I think that alone is good enough. An attempt is better than no attempt at least. You know, its super interesting to do your own take on a character that people have drawn before. Take a look at the Ishtar sprites I've come across while I was searching for potential references. Some of these sprites are several years old. Can you believe that? (Left to Right: Blade, Squidorsky, Nih, and Blackavar) Again, I can't help but be grateful to the many experienced artists in this community who helped me from time to time with areas I am not familiar with like hair or armor.
  7. Hello! Blade here with two new sprites today. Yes, two sprites and one of them is an FE4 character but lemme showcase the other one first. Cameron (Free to Use). Cameron was just a fun little splice I made as a contributor for the forum's upcoming Void's Blittzare Adventure sequel. Uh huh. A sequel hehehe. I never got to participate in the original CC Blitz but I can now with the sequel! Hopefully. Next we have. . . TAILTIU NOT FREE TO USE. Yeah, so I decided to create her solely because I liked her. And I have an actual excuse to do this meme. "Azel, you're too late." Hehehe its so fun messing around with your own creations. It's fulfilling to make these sprites. Tailtiu took a long time for me to make considering I almost made everything single part of her sans the head, out of scratch. It was a long and frustrating process mostly due to her hair and outfit which is based on her Heroes design. Kudos goes to Black Mage for helping me out with the minimug, beads, and chains, Lenh for always helping me out with hair, WhydidImakethisaccount for his edits to the facial features, and Nobody for his contributions. Of course I wouldn't leave out the people who have been supporting me from the very beginning of my spriting career like Horatio, Eliwan, Zmr, Mystic, Monkeybard, Ganzap, Natsumi, Xigdar, Tchyrimi, Glaceo, Blaze, FEier, and etc. Thank you!!
  8. Hello! I'm back for another update on my thread and summer vacation allows me to have a lot of free time to whatever and mess around. Today's update is a remake of one of my older portraits who also wears a hat! Unsurprisingly, this lady is also from SaGa Frontier 2 and her name is Labelle, an archer looking for her brother. OLD. LIKE A YEAR OLD. The new one. I do not know any of these SaGa Frontier 2 characters at all. I just love the game to pieces and make fanart of my favorite characters. UNLESS THIS SPRITE IS PERMITTED AS FREE TO USE BY A BLITZ OR WHATNOT, YOU MUST CREDIT ME IF YOU WANT TO USE MY WORK IN ANY OF YOUR WORKS. A special mention goes to the people who helped me and edited my work when I asked for help. I very much appreciate it! :> When I was remaking her, I started off strong with what I was comfortable with. Splicing the head, jawline, and eyes weren't as big of an issue in comparison to creating the hair, hat, and body from scratch. Sometimes, making something out of your own mind is more difficult than it appears to be and I had to take a lot more breaks than usual to complete the portrait. It is stressful for me because I want to make her pretty but I also want to get it over with so I can start fresh on new projects. Usually, I struggle with certain parts of portraits like hair. During those low points, while making her by hand, I had breakdowns with fickle emotions such as jealousy, anxiety, disappointment, anger, etc. Often I feel inferior to others because of my non-existent background. Art is frustrating but I can't stay frustrated and jealous forever so I have to keep moving forward when I want to be great pixel artist. If my art sucks then I'm fine with it. I knew that I put a lot of time and effort into it and I believe it paid off.
  9. IM SO HAPPY THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! He was super fun to make by splicing his hair together but I'm no hair stylist. I also forgot his mini in the last post. :< One of my favorite mini mugs. Winking Raymond is a close second.
  10. So Blade here again after an indefinite amount of time, yeah my work schedule is rather slow now during the spring semester for obvious reasons. I will introduce another portrait into the group, and it is a guy with purple hair yes very interesting. Tada! His name is Jet, a bard who seeks adventure. Rather flamboyant, but stumbles easily. Extremely talented in music. The character belongs to Zmr. I only provide the artwork. UNLESS THE SPRITES YOU ARE USING ARE FREE TO USE BY THE BLITZ, YOU MUST CONSULT ME IF YOU WANT TO USE MY SPRITES THAT ARE NOT FREE TO USE OTHERWISE. I am very proud of this portrait because it shows how far I've improved and I seek to gain more so I can be the best I can be. Although time is tight, there are many things I desire to accomplish here and one of them is making my own self-proclaimed hack. Yes, that seems far-fetched but I thought myself making sprites was far-fetched in the first place. It isn't out of the realm of possibility. :wink: The more I make these sprites, it keeps getting more fun and fun when I can finally imagine the end product! The feedback I receive along with the experience of making a portrait is so satisfying.
  11. Hiiiii :D I'm here again with a new person from the SF2 crew. It's Sargon! He is an aspiring adventurer who ends in tragedy by being enslaved by the evil entity.... T h e E g g, who seeks to destroy all forms of life and turn them into slime. Fortunately, I created his pre-demonic persona even though he's fifteen. If you actually take the time and look up who Sargon is, his in game design is totally different from my iteration of him and that was because I thought his design was non-sensical to adapt into GBA FE. Faithfulness to the source material (or lack any source at all) isn't up my alley as I used to think otherwise. It's rather hard to find any art of him anyways. NotEvil!Sargon. Before the inception of Sargon's sprite, I celebrated my first year as a spriter making portraits!! January 16th was the day I posted my very first splice. Dunno who he is but he was my first |D I completely forgot that I should have shown my collage!!! I deserve flack for having it up on FEU and not Serenes as well. Some of my early works are... questionable at best. The Collage (will be expanded later). If anyone is interested to use my stuff, feel free to contact me through personal messaging. I may not stack up to some people I know who are more experienced than me in every way, but I'm willing to be the best at my abilities and achieve my goals. (-:
  12. AAAAAAAAHHH I'm sorry :< I totally forgot my Serenes thread existed... Even though my responses are slow, I appreciate the time you took to guide me in the right direction. I had completed this portrait on Thanksgiving, but I am willing to do future edits so I can right my wrongs. Any piece of advice I can get could help me produce better art. Yeah! My shading is still very rough around the edges since I legit have no digital art experience whatsoever. In the most recent version of her, I did try to fix the flat shading in regards to her hair and body. I still used the outline color to define since I ran low on colors for her... uhhhh tube top? (Let's call it a sleeveless top >_>) I'm happy that I could apply this into my art to make it more pretty :D --- Firstly, I would like to give kudos to Blaze, Lenh , and those who were aiding me to create those three characters. I couldn't have done it without their experienced ways. This post is dedicated to them. I should have posted them earlier but I forgot to! I have them on my own thread on FEU since that is where I mainly operate. Okay, here are my most recent portraits! The blonde's name is Raymond, an archer with a silver tongue. The redhead's name is Tyler, who is secretly half wolf but very trustworthy despite his intimidating looks. These two guys and the green haired ribbon lady are all characters from the video game, "Saga Frontier 2" which is one of my favorite JRPGS and soundtracks. I like the characters a lot to the point I'd make them haha (-: PORTRAIT IMGUR EDIT: https://imgur.com/a/jKQlI
  13. Hello! I’m Blade and I am a pretty new person when it comes to spriting nowadays but I improved a lot this past year! Here, I’ll post up portraits because who doesn’t like them? They are pretty to look at (not always). I also have an art thread on the FEU Forums. I seek for critique and feedback so I can be the best spriter I can! EDIT: June 25th, 2019 "Party Colors"
  14. I don't have the chops to play the piano well, but I do have some experience with the instrument. I mainly play keyboard percussion specifically vibraphone so it's kinda related. I'm also experienced in the clarinet (my first instrument actually) so I have a music background. When I was super interested to be in the front ensemble during my freshmen year of high school, I reached out to the pit members and learned from them. Nothing easily comes in life and success won't come to you often. The saying "practice makes perfect" is painfully true. No one can be quote unquote "good" with an instrument with no practice. I dedicated so many after school hours practicing on some mallet instrument whether it be a xylophone, vibraphone, or marimba. Vibraphones may be loud, but it sounds magical? It sounds really pretty which is why I like it (it's so in treble clef so that's a plus). For musical practice tips, practicing at slower tempos than the intended tempo given will help you immensely. It allows you to play better in time and see whatever errors you make. If you still struggle playing slow, play slower. Counting out the rhythm and clapping with your hands is a great way to understand the music. This avoids bad habits from becoming muscle memory.
  15. Going by what Lenh said earlier, even though I'm no critic super experienced in this field, the proportions of the splices don't mesh well. It doesn't look natural, so change whatever needs to be changed to make it fit if you want to. Nothing is impossible if you put in the effort. Aside from obvious splices, it's not a bad start. I would have liked it a bit more if the mugs didn't retain their hair colors to make them different and not so glaring.
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