Boy oh boy am I drained right now.
Yeah yeah, I’ve been feeling a little bit sick lately, and I went all the way to school today for what ended up being just a ten minute conversation confirming that our stuff’s okay, but that’s not it. Nah, I’m hella tired because for the last hour, I’ve pretty much been spriting non-stop. I worked on my shitty sapling sprite earlier today, and basically just didn’t make any improvements. Like, at all. Anything I did to it just made things worse. You know how it goes.
So someone noticed I had been bummed up on the same sprite for a while now, told me the lower-res version looked better, and then challenged me. I was to sprite ten different plants, and not be allowed to spend any longer than five minutes on a single sprite. Now, obviously this was his was of saying (and actually making me) “just practice”, and “don’t spent too long with a single sprite”. I know this, and I know that’s what I need to do, but I’m just that much of an idiot. But with this new-found motivation (in the form of a challenge) in hand, I set out and produced ten God-awful sprites.
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And some of them turned out pretty decent. I had so little time I often didn’t get to the shading, color balance, etc. I also noticed I’m still way too timid when it comes to contrast between my colors. He said I pretty much knew my own flaws already, and said that they were pretty good. Apparently I have a good grasp of form? Okay then.
So yeah, I got some art practice in today, woohoo! Still no gameplay progress though. Will do that tomorrow.