Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

Aoi Sky at 1:28PM, Aug. 14, 2008
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Im trying to make big sprites for close up scenes. ANyoen know a way? I've been just using stretch on MS paint, but its hard to match it up so they are BOTH the same Hieght. Suggestions?
last edited on July 14, 2011 10:54AM
mattchee at 8:27AM, Aug. 15, 2008
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I don't use ms paint– if you are trying to enlarge both sprites equally, perhaps you can select both of them and “stretch” them at the same time?

last edited on July 14, 2011 1:55PM
Sean C at 11:45AM, Aug. 15, 2008
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joined: 12-24-2006
Honestly, if your last name isn't Clevinger, I'd tell you to just avoid doing sprite comics at all and try more traditional cartooning. However, there are some ways…

Create and design your own sprites. Don't just do a palette-swap of existing sprites. Originality shows you're dedicated and not just slapping it together. You instantly get more credibility that way.

Good writing - Sprite comics rely more on good writing than other comics, and usually need to have a good sense of humor. It's tough to do drama in 8 bits. Hmm, “Drama in 8-Bits” - that's not a bad title, actually.

Get a website. DD is fine for a mirror, but if you ever want to try to make some green, you have to have your own website from which to operate. Rampage Network is an option, as they'll provide you a site you design for free, and basically handle all the technical aspects of it. You just need to be approved by their submissions process.
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lemon_king at 12:39PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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joined: 6-20-2007
Use the tab labled “Image”, “Stretch/Skew”, but you have to enter the SAME NUMBER for both.

And, just as a note to the past 2 responses, not all people have a scanner.
If it's not sane to spell words with your Cheerios, I don't want to be sane.
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Tashna at 1:05PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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joined: 5-29-2008
Just stretch them at the same time?

Also, adding detail to them after you've stretched them would be cool (dunno if spriters do that though xD). made a doodled example of one of the sprites in your comic:

It's just a 3minute doodle, so it's not lookin that good xD (my bus to London leaves soon, so needed to hurry xD)

It's lovely to see youfall off the stairs, breaking your skull in two.
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BlkKnight at 2:02PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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Cute Kirby BTW.

I do have to agree. If you can't draw your own stuff, at least try to make your own material and detail it as much as possible.
That's “Dr. BlkKnight” to all of you.
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