Roxy's sprite is here

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Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Generalrabogolfo » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:12 am

she has been shown. the art looks horrendous.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by ThePungeonMaster » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 am

Looks like they got the same guy who did the Vriska and Gamzee art to do this one. IMO this one actually doesn't look that bad, at least much better than the Vriska and Gamzee ones, and if I was to really go out on a limb I'd say it's one of the better ones. It's just horrifically stylistically incongruous. I don't know why they keep hiring this guy.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Shitpost Lizard » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:11 pm

Her hair looks like actual, literal cotton.

I've said it before, idk here or somewhere else, but they really need to create an actual art bible for PQ. Something that shows all the hired artists what proportions to use, what line thicknesses to use, what shapes to use, etc.

Steven Universe had this same problem, but it's far more glaringly apparent when you're staring at static images.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by BrobyDDark » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:45 pm

I love the design and art, but it defo is outta place with the other characters designs and styles.

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by thorondraco » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:29 pm

When someone who is a bit of a messy drunk has superemely curly hair, it can get a little out of control.

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by RoyalFiddle » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:25 pm

This art is absolutely horrendous and 100% needs a redesign
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by RoyalFiddle » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:29 pm

HOW DO YOU GO FROM THIS
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TO THAT????
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by BrobyDDark » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:30 pm

Time travel

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by RoyalFiddle » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:33 pm

BrobyDDark wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Time travel
Don't catch me time traveling or my curly hairs gonna start fuckin goin at 90 degree angles, floating upside down and shit, there'll be a couple strands that just float disconnected
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by PilotBlackSmith » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:16 pm

not gonna lie chief, this ain't it.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Smolmuffin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:05 pm

The hair just... doesn't look right to me. Something about it feels off to me but I'm fine with the rest of the sprite.

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by thorondraco » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:33 pm

Smolmuffin wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:05 pm
The hair just... doesn't look right to me. Something about it feels off to me but I'm fine with the rest of the sprite.
Think the idea is really unkept curls. Doesn't brush her hair much.

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Shitpost Lizard » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:41 pm

My husband's hair is curly.
It turns into a fucking mess.
It doesn't turn into the shape of cotton though. This is just bad art.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by calamityCons » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 pm

I think the intended aesthetic is to resemble the kinky hair of a person with African ancestry. Rather than Gamzee’s curls or the waves in Kanaya’s hair or the clumps of Jade’s, this one tries to resemble an afro or other hair textures that are similar.

If that is the case, then it doesn’t seem to be succeeding, because the people in this thread failed to read it as kinky hair and think it’s just badly misshapen.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Shitpost Lizard » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:02 pm

There's also the matter that the Strilondes are all related genetic clones,
and Dave, Rose, and Mom Lalonde have all been shown with straight hair.

So that probably should have shown up sooner in the other characters, if it's meant to be African curls.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by BrobyDDark » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:00 pm

I just figured it was fuckin' stylized. Like the art-books for Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, or cover art featuring characters in Kingdom Hearts.

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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Shitpost Lizard » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 pm

Here's a quickshit edit I did while warming up for drawing my own stuff.
Tried to retain her looking drunk and disheveled (which is why her hair is a hot mess), and I tried to retain some of Rose's PQ features, since they look so similar in the comic.
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Ain't the best, but I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on dumb edits of a VN that's not even out yet lmao.
(Also the resolution on the image was itty itty bitty, which doesn't help anything.)
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Generalrabogolfo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:30 am

Shitpost Lizard wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Here's a quickshit edit I did while warming up for drawing my own stuff.
Tried to retain her looking drunk and disheveled (which is why her hair is a hot mess), and I tried to retain some of Rose's PQ features, since they look so similar in the comic.
roxll.png
Ain't the best, but I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on dumb edits of a VN that's not even out yet lmao.
(Also the resolution on the image was itty itty bitty, which doesn't help anything.)
see, thats like 22 times better.
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Khiara » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:52 am

ThePungeonMaster wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 am
I don't know why they keep hiring this guy.
Idek dude. Haven's art style is actually fine... for some certain type of pop arts. But to work together with other artists in this kind of visual novel game? His artstyle would always looks clashing.

To be fair, his only art sprite I'm perfectly fine with is Nepeta's. His style fits her character quite well. Gamzee's also fine, although looking weird and squished but still matched his character. But Vriska's? Roxy's? That's way too far!
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I think the intended aesthetic is to resemble the kinky hair of a person with African ancestry.
Indeed. Looking at his twitter, Haven seems to be a proud "black artist".
Those are also the reasons why we would be accused as racists for criticizing Roxy's sprite. Good Lord. :jadesob:
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Re: Roxy's sprite is here

Post by Khiara » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:53 am

Shitpost Lizard wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 pm

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AHH YES this fits her waaaaaaaay better <3
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