I'm looking for something witty to say up here and I'm drawing a blank - I'm sure you can do better or just edit this out. You can also use this div to get in some additional info at the bottom.
So we all have our own art styles, ways we like to produce content and what we actually produce. For the most part I accept who I am, how I like to work, knowing my strengths and weaknesses and and know what I like to make; especially in any of my Pokemon projects. But I'm not fully true to myself; I often play it safe or do whatever anyone else wants to do because I don't always have full self confidence.
So anyway this has all come up because I was working on the fakedex and battle system of the Pokecchi game and I came up to some difficulties. Fist off, I want to make/use a ton of fakemon for this game since it has a huge sea so it deserves a ton of sea life. And the thing is, I'm not a good spriter; I barely cut it with OW sprites, do alright with front sprites, suck at back sprites and can't really do trainer sprites. And honestly I don't like making sprites yet at the same time I don't like waiting on others for sprites; and at the same time, isn't making this supposed to be fun?
After some thought and stopping for a bit I was reminded that I replaced having to make front trainer sprites with VS art and that's working out alright. And I thought maybe I should embrace my artist side a bit more; after all, I may do programming, mapping and some spriting but first and foremost I am someone who likes to draw stuff. So I've been looking around at layouts of other battle systems in games and I found some stuff I liked that I am thinking of trying.
First off, I am thinking of replacing back sprites with snippets of mugshots kinda like:
There are games out there that only show front sprites but I wanted the player to be able to see something of what they're battling with. Also, being an artist I've decided to make the battling fakemon as arts rather than sprite work. Either way they're not animated; at least now they're in higher quality and easier to make out. I'll probably still use XY battle BGS, they're so blurry they'd probably not clash with the art too much.
I know it's a lot to take in, but I assure you that doing this will not only be easier and more enjoyable for me but also will make the game progress a lot faster.
PS: Still getting that prof. Palm art done for you guys.
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and that I used MouritsaDA-Stock