Friday, December 19, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 19: More Macross, Less Text

Hello! I am tired, I don't feel good, and an episode of How To Get Away With Murder that I haven't watched yet is up on Hulu. Enjoy this pattern of Myung from Macross Plus and be filled with the joy of the holiday season!
I'm done for now, but I'll be back tomorrow with another post! Bye!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 18: Fighting Games! Woo!

Hello! I had a not-so-great afternoon and evening and then forgot about this blog until now. I still don't really want to do it, so I'm digging into my reserve of fighting game patterns!! The two characters I have from this tonight are Shiki, a character introduced to Samurai Shodown way after people cared and used in a bunch of later SNK fighters, and Bang Shishigami from Blazblue, who I thought I posted a year ago but apparently did not.

I'm okay with these patterns, despite the fact that Blazblue, as always, has characters with the stupidest outfits possible, and it's fun to post fighting game stuff. Enjoy!

I have fulfilled my obligation to this blog for tonight, so I am leaving! See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 17: An Overboard Captain America 2 Pattern

Note: This post contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you care about this movie and have not seen it or are somehow magical enough to have avoided spoilers on the stuff I am going to talk about, then I'm not sure that I understand how you live your live. Still, you've been warned.

So, last night, I said that I was going to continue with the Macross Plus sprite pattern set, so if you were really looking forward to that, I apologize. I finished all my papers for the semester, though, so I wanted to post something fancy and cool! I've been trying to do some bigger patterns using the sprite pattern template, like this totally cool Robotech thing I made last spring (it's under the Grand Budapest Hotel thing), and my group pattern of the cast of the Idolm@ster, so that is what I'm inflicting on you guys now!

At the start of this semester, I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier for a second time because the school was showing it outside for free with bonus free food, and, seeing as it was a cool movie, I wanted to watch it again. It wasn't long after that when I started talking to more than one reader of this blog about making some sprite patterns for the movie.

When I say "some sprite patterns," I mean everyone just wanted Bucky. I still haven't done that because I kind of suck at requests right now, but I'll make a chart and post him sometime this weekend.

What I actually did, however, is think, "Ah, that movie was so cool! I want to do a big pattern from it! Ooooh, I don't remember if this actually happened in Phantasy Star or not, but it seems like the kind of game where computers are always screwing things up, so what if I did a pattern that LOOKED like it was from a Phantasy Star game with the little people and everything, but instead was Steve and Natasha in the Hydra bunker when the computers turn on and it's Dr. Zola going, 'You guys are Hydra, and I'm gonna kill you now!' and Captain America is all like, 'Well, this is a bad development that challenges my patriotic worldview.' Yeah, that seems like something that could happen in an old RPG."

So, I made that pattern, at 50 by 40 pixels, and just didn't post it until now. I'm really happy with this pattern and think that it could be fun to stitch, so I pretty much just didn't post it because I'm lazy. It's up now, though, so I hope you guys like it! I would recommend following at least some of the floss color chart in this case, because of all the different shades of gray, The rest of it is pretty basic colors, though, so a lot of it can still be done with scraps from other projects. Enjoy my clunky pixel art of a really old computer!

With that posted, I'm done for today, but tomorrow I'll probably have either Macross Plus or Fire Emblem stuff to post. Until then, have a good night and a good start to tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 16: Macross Plus, Which You All Should Have Seen Coming

Hello! Today was kind of a weird day, so I don't have a very long post. Last night, however, I started a lovely new pattern set of the characters from Macross Plus, and I'm pretty excited to start posting that, even as all of you slowly shake your heads in shame. (You probably should save that for later in the month, when I get to Macross II.) I only have two patterns of the five or six I'm planning for this set done so far, so in the interest of being able to finish my paper without any stress tomorrow, I'm only posting one of them. It's of Sharon Apple, though, because if I'm going to start a pattern set with any character from this, it's gonna be the virtual idol singer who went nuts and made a guy fly his aircraft so high that he exploded his own head. (This anime is almost 20 years old, so I don't feel too bad about spoilers. I don't know if this scene was only for the movie version, though, because it was kind of intense.) The only unusual thing about this pattern is the paleness level of the skin, but because she's a hologram, I wanted to match how washed out she looked on screen with this pattern. Other than that, this is pretty standard.

Anyway, I'll have another post tomorrow, probably with more of this, but I'm still working on the Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones patterns, too. See you then!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 15: Blogger Keeps Failing Me Today, So Here's a Pattern and a Small Amount of Text

Hello! I am a little behind on pattern making and having some irritating issues with Blogger, so I am just going to post one pattern tonight and hope that things work! I have another Fire Emblem pattern, tonight featuring Vanessa. I have mixed feelings about this pattern because I like the character, but always ended up with her getting killed when I tried to play Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Still, I hope you guys like it!
I am done for tonight before this site crashes another browser. I'll have something else for you guys tomorrow, but, until then, have a nice evening and good luck with your crafty stuff!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 14: Yet Again, Fire Emblem

Hello! I finished my paper yesterday! Aren't you all excited for me? I'm now done with two out of three classes for this semester! I also discovered that my last paper is 12 pages instead of 20, which is fantastic. I'm pretty happy about this, even if the results will not be immediately visible in this blog. For tonight, though, I have two nifty new Fire Emblem patterns!

Thank you for all the comments on this pattern set, guys! I don't know all of the characters, but it's fun to try to jam in all of the details, and for the most part, it works. It will take me a while to finish The Sacred Stones, but I might do another of the games, too, if you guys have any suggestions. For tonight, though, here are Moulder and Ross!

I'm done for tonight, but have a couple of very nice entries in this set for tomorrow! Until then, have an okay night!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 13: Back to Fire Emblem

Hello! I keep writing papers, and the English language is starting to not make that much sense to me. If I can make it just a few hundred more words tonight, though, I don't have to do any homework at all tomorrow. That would be cool.

Anyway, because of this, and because I am watching TV right now, too, I only have one pattern for tonight. It is of Franz, from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones! Getting the colors right on this pattern was a little hard, since there's so many greens, but I think that I've gotten it to look right. Here is the pattern!
I am done for tonight, but will have more patterns tomorrow! I was going to post more Fire Emblem stuff tomorrow, but Martin Freeman is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, which reminded me that even though I posted Molly from Fargo, I forgot to post Gus to go with her, and then in that folder, I had a pattern of Lydia from Breaking Bad, too. I probably won't do it tomorrow, but sometime, you guys can look forward to a day of characters I forgot from critically acclaimed cable TV dramas! Until then, have a lovely day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 12: I Quit Caring, Robotech Time!!!

Hello! Today was a fun day. I had work most of the day, and got to take home the remnants of the fruit tray, which is great, and finished all of my work for one of my three classes! I also had a minor temporary hair dying event (it's a loose definition of the term event) and dyed a bright pink and red streak in my hair, which I followed by going to the student life center and drawing a super-awesome Robotech fan art on a piece of stretched canvas. It will take me forever to finish it, but I will show off the start in a moment!

For now, I'm all hyped up about Robotech, because I'm super cool, so I'm going to post some alternate outfit sprite patterns of Lisa and Minmei that I made a while back! I don't think anyone really wants these, but I like them, so I'm posting them. Enjoy!

Okay, as promised, I'm now going to show you my lovely piece of art I've started, featuring second season heroine Dana Sterling! I chose to draw her because she has puffy hair and looks super-80s, but am happy with how it's turning out. Right now, I am stuck at, "Huh. Now what?" but I'll figure it out.
Now that you're done admiring how great and talented I am, I am going to leave for tonight! I'll get back to the Fire Emblem patterns tomorrow, though! Until then, have a lovely night!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 11: A Slow Start to a New Fire Emblem Set

Hello! I am kind of tired tonight, so I'm only posting one pattern. I don't even know if that matters this month, but it is what I am doing. I'm getting started tonight on a set of requested patterns of the cast of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for the Game Boy Advance. I first got the request and thought, "Oh, sounds fun! I'll do a few of those!" They started turning out really well, though, so I want to make all of the characters now. Tonight is a slow start, with a pattern of Eirika, but I really like this chart. The outfits in this game are really detailed, but not too ridiculous, and the colors are pretty nice, too, so these charts are fun to make. I'll have two or three of them for you tomorrow, but for tonight, enjoy Eirika!
Okay, that's it for today, but I will have more Fire Emblem stuff tomorrow! Good night, and enjoy the start to your Friday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 10: Samus!

I am not actually as excited about posting my cross stitch Samus today as I was about not posting her yesterday. That was really fun. I do like this pattern, though, so I am kind of happy to be posting it. I made one of Zero Suit Samus to match, so I'll be posting that, too. Yay!

I think I'm going to start a big request set tomorrow, for someone who asked way before December, though I don't have it all done yet. In the end, though, there are going to be a lot of patterns for this, so they will come in chunks. Past that, I am not sure what I am going to do. Things are veering quickly towards, other than this big request set, my posting dozens of patterns of fighting game characters and anime idol singers, which actually sounds like a lot of fun to me.

Speaking of, have any of you guys been following the online whiny-baby-stink-fest over Lucky Chloe, the new character in Tekken 7? Why shouldn't Tekken have a fluffy girl character? Since when has that series been the symbol of restraint in fighting game character creation? Did everyone just kind of forget Roger and Alex?

Also, do any of you play the Love Live School Idol cell phone game? I have just been thinking about this as I typed, but what if that game was exactly the same.... but then instead of being a music game, it was just kind of King of Fighters with idol singers? I mean, the music game could still exist, not everyone is into fighting games, but I would really like a fighting game, too. It would be even better if it were a Robotech fighting game, too, and no, I don't mean Macross. I want to make the characters kick each other in the face from across seasons.

So, to summarize, my awesome mobile game idea is King of Fighters, but with Robotech characters, and not the robots, just the people- so forget all the stuff I was saying about Love Live School Idol, until a week from now when all of you are going, "NO, why did she have to make every character from this anime/game and post them all separately?" (I don't know if I will do this for sure, but if I do, then it will be because I want to.)

Anyway, I'm done for now, but will have some requested patterns tomorrow! See you then!