What's up R3,
I've decided I needed to learn how to sprite as I need to help out with my team members in the spiting department of my game to get this process finished faster. Besides I always thought I needed some other skill set beyond scripting, and I think spriting will be the one. I've read up on a couple of Holder's tutorials and they were really helpful. Now, after practicing for a while this weekend, I've become pretty comfortable with Graphics Gale and can now make a decent outline of a RPG Maker sized male character:
How does this sprite look as of now (outline-wise). As you can see I attempted to shade a little bit and that's the next step I believe I need to learn. Im pretty comfortable with making an outline, but now I'm trying to learn how to shade properly. Then after that I guess I could move into hair, clothes, etc.
But as of now, any suggestions on how to shade? I tried mimicking other good sprites around in this site's gallery, but I'm not to good at observational learning. So any comments would be appreciated!