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Spriting Fakemon Tutorial V.3 by The-Godlings-Rapture Spriting Fakemon Tutorial V.3 by The-Godlings-Rapture
EDIT 1 (Day of submission): Fixed some spelling errors and added a section over background colors (thanks to ~Involuntary-Twitch)


Total revamp of my spriting tutorial from my old account. Hopefully this'll be the last time I have to make this ._.

Like I said many times in there, PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE and study the official sprites. And not just the official Pokemon sprites. Any pixel art you see study it. Maybe you can pick up how someone sprited fire, or did fur... then apply what you know onto your own sprites. That's how I taught myself over these last 6 years.

there's some things I wanted to go into more detail about, but I was afraid of making this thing waaaaaaay too long. It's already long as it is... also ignore any typos D:



Here's some tutorials I used to help me understand certain concepts. Use them, they're helpful!

[link] by *purplekecleon
[link] by ~sashas

Color Palettes
[link] by ~Kiwinuptuo (having a bad palette is unavoidable for Pokemon sprites btw, so don't fret about it)

Light Source/Textures
[link] by ~Andcetera
[link] [includes color theory] by *Ostwyn

[link] by ~Kiwinuptuo

(I'll add more if I find any)

Thanks for reading, and remember to favorite and comment! I'll try to help you if I can if you have questions or whatever!
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NoisyPixel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  New member
Thank you very much, this tutorial is amazing!
I've created my own fakémon following your suggestions.
This is my first sprite ever, comments will be very appreciated!

xcheat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thanks for the effort 
animecrazymad Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was really helpful, I am really trying to create my own!
abyssalisk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats sorta complex, but I like the way the sprites came out
BobbertM Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im sorry to bump such an old post, but i use this tutorial a lot when playing with pokemon stuff. its very helpful! i do have on issue with it however. where did you get 12 as the color limit? i went and disected ho-oh's sprite from emerald and saw it has 15 colors (including the bg.) before that the sprites were on an extremely limited palette, so i know you arent getting 12 form back then. you are right in 3-4 shades for each color at most, that holds true.
DCFDTLdude Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so useful! I used it to make this!…
BlazeDark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this tuto, it helped me a lot ^^
blackdragon298 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for making this, it helped a lot, i'm only just getting into making fakemon, and so far, my fakemon were looking a little "cartoony" so i think i might keep what i've made in a folder, and start again with this as a reference
Mr-Asquith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you, this looks pretty amazing. I wouldn't look forward to redoing what I've done for a certain project, but your pointers make a compelling case. :XD: 
SoftBluewind Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I like a lot how you explain it! n.n
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