Poll

This is a poll and has more options than the last. This makes it superior.

GODLY.
38 (55.9%)
Awesome.
17 (25%)
Good.
8 (11.8%)
Average.
1 (1.5%)
Poor.
0 (0%)
Awful.
0 (0%)
TRULY THE WORST OF SKINS.
4 (5.9%)

Total Members Voted: 62

Voting closed: May 23, 2008, 12:55:50 AM

Author Topic: Asgardreid's Hand-Drawn Skins  (Read 17261 times)

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Asgardreid's Hand-Drawn Skins
« on: May 23, 2008, 12:55:50 AM »
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As my AFE-generation topic's death sentence approaches, it seems appropriate to start up a new one for the 1.8 board, both to continue attending to my old requests (see signature) (actually don't just now as that would be quite a scroll) and to take new ones this community would like to put forth in the advent of 1.8. It's kind of bootleg probably that I'm just copying over most of my material from my previous topic into this post, but the only things I'm carrying over are the skins and they'll presumably work exactly the same in 1.8, barring any palette alterations.

Anyway! You're welcome and, in fact, implored to leave your skin requests here. I can't promise I'll be able to complete them immediately, as some of my cherished previous requesters can attest, but I can promise I'll put forth my highest effort to make them look as good as I can. So get requestin'! There are a couple of guidelines you should look over first, though:

1) I prefer to work exclusively in low-res these days. It was not always that way, as you'll see, but it certainly is so now. Most of you favor low-res over hi-res to begin with, so I hope that won't be a problem.
2) Please, no more than two or three requests per person at a time. Under particular extenuating circumstances, I might accept more than that from one person at a time, but otherwise, wait until your first few are cleared before asking for more. It's just out of courtesy towards other requesters.
3) I will undertake most any request given to me, unless I really don't like the idea which happens very rarely, but to be perfectly honest I'd rather do established video game characters than anything else. They just seem to fit best into SMW for me. "Fusion" characters are okay sometimes (and more than okay in cases like Smash and Crash.1's Metacrash -- see avatar), and real-life entities like THE KING and the Coke bottle are occasionally too hilarious to pass up, but I'm happiest bringing to life some obscure (or not-so-obscure) character from the shelves of a company like Nintendo or Sega.
4) All skins from Fracktail on, as well as those in the Top Ten, are PNGs. I switched from Xanga to Photobucket so that you guys wouldn't have to rename the files yourselves when you download them, but the offshoot is that the latest skins are PNG files instead of BMPs. So you do have to go into those skins and change the filetype, but that ought to be a bit easier. Skins included in the skin pack will be BMPs, so you can just copy them straight into the folder.

That's all. I've said too much, I think. On to the skins! There are currently 86 skins in this topic, counting variations and such.

Skin pack - Contains all the skins up to Raichu. 52 skins, 141 KB. I'll throw together a new one of these suckers when I hit 100 skins.


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ASGARDREID'S TOP TEN
These are the ten skins I'm most proud of, and which I recommend most strongly that you add to your roster. They're listed in order of creation, not in order of preference (that would be hard to choose). All of these skins can be found further on in this post, with more detailed descriptions.

Mr. Game & Watch
Metacrash
Torterra
Geno
R.O.B.
Napalm Man
Lucario
Toon Link
Captain Olimar
Warmech


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Mr. Game & Watch

(low-res version made at the request of Mr Mister)
The outline is red and the only part that changes color based on team. I know it's a little hard to make out against the pink, but it's much more conspicuous within the game. I recommend you play with a green outline. Somehow, that just looks really cool.

Dr. Robotnik

I spent HOURS on this one... There are simply no Robotnik sprites on the Internet that can be reasonably squished into a 32x32 square. (At least, Google doesn't show me any, and we all know Google represents the Internet as a whole.) So I had no choice but to design my own.

Ganondorf

Another one that took me much too long... Here we have Ganondorf roughly as he appears in Melee. The high-resolution goodness continues unabated. Just look at that jump! He's fairly glowing with dark energy. I'm pretty pleased with the defeat pose, too. ("High-resolution goodness" may be an oxymoron for some people. Check with your doctor before adding Ganondorf to your SMW roster.)

Master Hand

(white version made at the request of Zadrave2)
The Master Hand sprites you can find on the web are way too big to function as SMW skins, so here's my own attempt. I've got to say, this guy is really fun to play as. There's nothing like dropping down onto your opponents as a huge fist. Oh, and he's low-resolution, to boot.

Mewtwo
(made at the request of General Guy)
As per General Guy's request, the tail is team-colored. (So is the belly, of course, and actually so too are the eyes, although it's hard to tell.) Once again I have to register my fondness of the jump pose, which is my attempt to evoke the midair cartwheels he was always getting up to in Melee. By the way, grabbing a feather with this guy, in the words of Masahiro Sakurai, "is something you might want to... think about."

Vector the Crocodile
(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
Hey, if Vector is good enough for the Olympic Games, he's good enough for SMW. This one was a lot of fun to draw. I like his variation on the standard spin jump so many Sonic characters employ. And I have to give a lot of love to the stomped pose. He just looks so miffed!

Fox McCloud
(made at the request of Meracket)
Meracket requested that this skin resemble the style of the 0smw skin, so I tried my best to emulate it while still working from scratch. I was originally going to have the fur change color and keep the clothes the same, but it just didn't look like Fox. The way it turned out, the team colors are a bit less prominent, but you can still discern them easily in the thick of battle.

Deoxys
(made at the request of Mad_Monkey)
I REALLY like this one. I was pondering whether to chicken out and do the simian arms he sometimes adopts, but I decided to rise to the challenge of creating the infinitely cooler helix arms instead. And I think they turned out great. This skin is now easily one of my favorites.

Rayquaza
(made at the request of Mad_Monkey)
Now this Pokemon was problematic. Designing a low-res Rayquaza has the two obstacles that his body is (1) very long and (2) fairly complex. I had to shorten and simplify enormously, but I'm still pretty pleased with the result. It's also worth mentioning that fireballs rock with Rayquaza. If he stands still, he appears to shoot them out of his open mouth. Sweet.

Wario-Man
(made at the request of MegaTailzChao)
Play this guy on an icy map and watch that super special awesome skid pose in action. It's his sideways-sliding shoulder tackle from Brawl. I'm a big fan of this skin, even if his W looks quite a bit more like a V. Ah, the limitations of low-res.

Metacrash
(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
Metacrash, an original creation by Smash and Crash.1, is a fusion of Meta Knight from the Kirby series and Crash Man from the Mega Man series. This skin is my attempt to turn Smash and Crash.1's awesome sprite into a workable SMW skin. When I began, I was thinking, "Well, it's a fanmade character, so I'll make it for him, but I probably won't add it to my own roster." And now I'm thinking "Oh man, I love this skin so much that I'm going to put it in my roster anyway." I urge the rest of you to do the same, bearing in mind that Smash and Crash.1 deserves just as much credit for the original sprite as I do for the skin.

M. Bison

(made at the request of KingPepe)
I bet you never thought you'd see a character from Street Fighter make his way into SMW, but here he is -- M. Bison! He inches carefully along the battlefield just as he does in his home franchise. The jump pose may look a bit strange here, but it's easier to understand in-game when the dark gray outline changes to black.

Medi Guy
(made at the request of General Guy)
Hey, great! It's a Medi Guy, here to heal... Oh, wait, he's here to stomp you into the ground? Huh.

Mettaur, Mettaur Axe, Mettaur Mace, Mettaur Lance, Mettaur Trident




(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
This ungodly combination of a Metool from the Megaman series and a Meta Axe from Kirby was originally conceived by Smash and Crash.1, just as Metacrash was. And, once again, I now like this skin so much that I've decided to add it to my own roster just as I did with Metacrash. Everything about Mettaur Axe just worked out for some reason... A simple, fun design that can't even have taken me an hour.

Arceus
(made at the request of Mad_Monkey)
Okay, I know the hit pose is not Proportionally Accurate based on the other poses, but I felt guilty about having rendered that awesome cross wheel so simply for the rest of the skin. I couldn't pass up the chance to present it in more detail for the hit pose... and anyway, it seemed like a fitting manner of "death" for Arceus for his body to disappear and leave behind only the cross wheel.

Chaos Serpent
(made at the request of XutaWoo)
This nasty beasty tromps onto the battlefield to serve as SMW's first (probably) Hexen rep. Again, the anatomy here can be a little unclear when you look at the skin as above, but in battle it should be a lot easier to understand. The Chaos Serpent came out looking a bit more cartoony than I intended, but such are the constraints of lo-res (I'm still reluctant to return to hi-res) and anyway, this is SMW.

Kratos Aurion (Tales of Symphonia)

[s:cqeio85e]Ruukasu2005 requested both hi-res and lo-res versions; since I've got a lot else to take care of, here's the lo-res for now.[/s:cqeio85e] When I have the time, I'd like to do a hi-res Kratos who carries a sword, but I'm also pretty happy with how this one turned out. As you can guess, the generic spiky anime hair was the part that I had to give the most focus to, and I think that paid off. It looks great.

Kratos (God of War)
(made at the request of Ruukasu2005)
Not to be confused with Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia, the... the way I confused them. No matter -- Kratos from God of War is now here, wielding Medusa's head with one hand and one of his Blades of Chaos with the other. I was pleasantly surprised by this skin -- I was expecting him to take much longer and possibly even require me to move to hi-res.

Captain Falcon
(made at the request of DXMachina)
If he came out looking a little like Mega Man, he can't help it. This is lo-res, after all. Nonetheless, I'm quite pleased with the way the Captain turned out. I'd made an attempt or two at a Captain Falcon skin back when I was extremely new to skinning (that is, back in the day of Mr. Game & Watch and Dr. Robotnik), but nothing came out anywhere as satisfying as this.

Ridley
(made at the request of General Guy)
Everyone's most desired character for Brawl, Ridley, has now joined the SMW ranks. I struggled a bit with the beak on the first two poses... If I tried to make it any longer, it just looked droopy, so this is the best solution I could muster. The jump pose, on the other hand, was an instant success.

HeatMario
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
Seems combinations of Mega Man characters and Nintendo stars are quite popular. Firemariomki requested this fusion of Heatman from the Mega Man franchise and none other than the classic Mario sprite. When I began, I wasn't holding high hopes that it was going to be a legit skin, but I like him quite a bit in retrospect. The jump pose worked out much better than I'd hoped.

FireMarioMki
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
Another fanmade character, FireMarioMki was described by the user of the same name as a robotic version of Fire Mario. Given some creative license by that broad request, I came up with this. If the color scheme looks wonky, it's because I'm trying out some of the palette's capacities for the first time. The shades of teal on the cap, shoulder plates and hands will change into shades of white in-game, while the purple of the arms, feet and face will change to gray.

Torterra
(made at the request of Green Ghost)
Look at this. Just look at it. It's one of the most meaningless jumbles of pixels you've ever seen, isn't it? Now take this jumble, put into your skins folder, open SMW, and behold. Torterra (one of the few great Pokemon introduced in Gen 4) is now easily one of my very favorite skins. Packing him down into a 16x16 square was a huge challenge, yet the payoff is amazing. The skin really conveys the sense of weight and bulk appropriate to the Pokemon; a friend of mine who used Torterra commented that "I actually feel as though I'm pressing the keys harder".

THE KING
(made at the request of SandyLlama)
Where is your God now?

Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf
(made at the request of Mad_Monkey)
(made at the request of Mad_Monkey)
(made at the request of Shadow kirby and Mad_Monkey)
Obviously, it's recommended that you play Uxie on the yellow team, Mesprit on the red and Azelf on the blue. I'm pretty sure everyone's favorite of these three Pokemon is Azelf, and I feel inclined to say so as well, but I also had a lot of fun drawing Mesprit's floppy ear thingies, and Uxie with his eyes half-open looks adorable. (I seem to recall that Uxie prefers not to open his eyes for some reason, but it didn't look right somehow to have just one big red square there.)

Ichigo Kurosaki
(made at the request of Max)
I'm afraid I know nothing of this character, but I tried my best to render him in a cartoony SMW fashion that would still convey some of the coolness of his appearance. Obviously, the jump pose is the most successful in my opinion; I experimented with placing the sword at several different angles for that pose, but ultimately found this one preferable.

Metoopa
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
What's this? Another fusion character? Here it's a Metool from Mega Man combined -- naturally -- with a Koopa! As you can imagine, this didn't take too long. Designing the head was the only tricky part -- other than that it was just a matter of reworking the Mettaur base sprite (see above). Oh... You might want to choose the red or green teams while playing as this character.

Kalrio
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
This combination of Mario and Kalas from Baten Kaitos came out looking essentially like Mario wearing a cool costume, but that works out about right. Would that I could have included a sword as well, but it's a rare and lucky skin (like Ichigo) whose sword I can fit to my satisfaction.

HeatMan
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
HeatMan took me... maybe ten minutes? All I had to do was clear out the Mario heads from the HeatMario skin and put in proper HeatMan heads instead. Spriting diagonally, it must be said, continues to be extremely difficult, as in the jump pose. But I think that pose manages to look pretty consistent with the rest of the skin.

Geno
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
I'm REALLY proud of Geno. Everything just seemed to click into place and it took very little tweaking to turn the rough draft into the final version. The colors are hard to distinguish out of game, of course, but in-game, they make a lot more sense. I highly recommend this sprite for your SMW roster.

Mallow
(made at the request of Firemariomki)
It occurs to me, looking at this skin out-of-game, that he doesn't look his usual cheery self, but in-game his attitude looks much different for some reason. My favorite thing about Mallow is the fact that his most "accurate" team color is blue (in terms of resembling Mallow's original color scheme), and the same is also true of Geno. If you're looking to whale on a couple of bots with a friend, Geno and Mallow make a great pair for doing so!

Snorunt
(made at the request of Green Ghost)
Snorunt had me worried for some reason. Despite being simplistic, he looks so unusual that I had some trouble getting his shape to look just right. I'm content with the final design, however. To replicate the original color scheme, play as red. All those secondary shades in the outer shell will change to yellow.

Lotad
(made at the request of Green Ghost)
I've never tried to sprite anything quite like that lilypad before, but I had a lot of fun with it and I think it came out looking great. You really can't visualize Lotad until you play with him -- the lilypad tilts as he walks, jumps and skids in a supremely cute fashion. As with most of my Pokemon, this one was designed with an eye toward one particular team's color scheme -- in this case, of course, it's green. (Although blue bears a striking resemblance to Lotad's shiny variation...)

Shadow and Super Shadow

(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
Smash and Crash.1 only requested Super Shadow, but once I had finished that skin, I decided to go ahead and make a regular Shadow as well, simply by changing the color scheme. I'm quite happy with both; I was trying very hard to maintain that distinctive Hedgehog physiology and proportions even within a 16x16 square, and I think the design is successful in that regard (just look at that skid pose!). I wonder if I could scrape together a hand-drawn Sonic by modifying the head design and color scheme...?

R.O.B. (Robot)
(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
I don't know whether Smash and Crash.1 recalled that there was already an R.O.B. skin packaged into SMW courtesy of YoshiMonarch7, but it's just as well that Smash and Crash.1 should request R.O.B. since I was entertaining the possibility of making one myself anyway. With all respect to YoshiMonarch7, I think mine captures the likeness of R.O.B. substantially better -- but don't take my word for it, try him in-game and see what you think. The decision to make the standing and walking poses exactly identical may strike some as drastic, but I find it works perfectly to convey a sense of rolling smoothly along the ground like he does in Brawl, which trying to work in my usual "bobble" effect would have ruined. The result is that R.O.B. genuinely seems to have his own distinct playing "feel", quite apart from looking different from other skins.

Napalm Man
(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
The demolitions expert among the Mega Man franchise's Robot Masters, Napalm Man is ready to put his armada of explosives to work in the Super Mario War arena. Except... his skin doesn't include any actual explosions, but that's what the AFE bomberang trick is for. He seems to be represented usually as either blue or purple and so the blue team is a good one for this skin, but I have to say red wins hands-down for rock factor. Actually, in all honesty, Napalm Man pretty much rocks no matter what his color scheme is.

Gordon Freeman
(made at the request of Lexondarkheart)
He may not have his crowbar, but at least he's got a greatly simplified HEV suit... It's Gordon Freeman of the Half-Life series! I never would have thought to put a character like this into SMW, but in retrospect I think he came out great, with the head having come together particularly well.

Soda Popinski
(made at the request of Lexondarkheart)
AH HA HA! AH HA HA! AH HA HA! AH HA HA HA!

Homsar
(made at the request of Lexondarkheart)
Not much to say about this one... I like the way the bowler hat is thrown around in some poses. I also think the attempt to write something that would look kind of like "homsar" from a distance worked well.

Lucario
(made at the request of Shadow kirby)
Whether or not you're a fan of Gen IV -- or indeed of Pokemon -- you can't deny that Lucario is a badass. I'm a big fan of this skin. The standing and skidding poses are the major highlights -- his posture just looks perfectly Lucario-ish. (Lucarian?) Obviously, blue replicates the color scheme most precisely.

Raichu
(made at the request of Sonnitude)
Poor Raichu! Being saddled as the evolution of the most popular Pokemon of all is a fate I wouldn't wish on anyone. Well, now this too-ignored Pokemon can get his revenge in Super Mario War. As you can see, the bulk of the skin is secondary team-colored. I usually don't make that decision, but it works really well here. Yellow-team Raichu looks particularly striking.

Kirby

(made at the request of Water Kirby)




What? Kirby? But... there's already a Kirby skin packaged into SMW, isn't there? Of course, but I wanted to use Water Kirby's request to kick off a series of Kirby hat skins, and I wanted to do so using a custom-drawn Kirby for a base instead of the pre-existing one. So you get plain Kirby, as well as four of his most recognizable abilities -- Beam, Fighter, Stone and Sword. (There's also a pink Kirby with team-colored feet, if you can't abandon the pink.) I'll continue to add more Kirby hats from time to time. There are quite a few...

Meta Knight
(made at the request of Water Kirby)
One of the most celebrated newcomers to Brawl is also one of the characters most undeservingly left out of Super Mario War. Maybe this skin can change that... I regret that I was unable to include his sword, but I drew up several standing poses for Meta Knight and found that I couldn't include his sword without making him unnaturally tiny. Which could have been okay, but I really wanted him to have roughly the same proportions as Kirby above.

King Dedede
(made at the request of Water Kirby)
Kirby's other, only slightly less morally ambiguous enemy/ally has arrived! For this skin, I used the King Dedede sprites from Kirby Super Star as a reference (thanks be to Drshnaps). Each one of the skin's poses closely imitates a sprite from that sheet, so the whole skin moves in a comfortingly familiar fashion -- familiar, at least, to those of us who have had the wonderful fortune to play Kirby Super Star. Whaddagame.

MC Jimmy
(made at the request of MC Jimmy)
This is pretty much a by-the-book asgardreid skin -- you'll find no special tricks here that aren't seen elsewhere -- but serviceable nonetheless. Since the most distinctive feature of MC Jimmy's char is his head (and since his entire body wasn't visible in the image), I gave the highest area and space to that, and the result is a skin very reminiscent of the Mii design below.

Toon Link (aka Young Link, Cel Link, Wind Waker Link)

Making a skin completely without outlines? A monumentous decision indeed! And one that usually hurts a skin rather than helping it. However, in this case, I thought the perfect way to make Toon Link unique -- especially compared to the prepackaged Link skin, which has similar proportions -- was to do away with outlines completely, thus giving him that cel-shaded flavor that distinguishes Wind Waker's take on the LoZ world. Once I got the basic form down, you have no idea how long I spent making minor tweaks to the color scheme. With no outlines, it's surprisingly hard to get all the colors looking just right, since they're more inclined to blend together. Red and green teams recommended.

MC Amber
(made at the request of MC Jimmy)
In making this skin, I wanted to retain the same basic proportionality that MC Jimmy has, although of course MC Amber benefits from the fact that it doesn't take as much space to portray her head accurately. I find the expressions on this skin to be very distinctive, even more so than MC Jimmy's.

Marichu
(made at the request of Sonnitude)
Now you may think it a bit perverse to dress up a Pikachu in overalls and cap and give him a mustache. And I reply: Yes, yes it is indeed as perverse as you say. But just think about it: He can take care of your plumbing and electricity needs in a single stroke. Nice guy to have around the house.

Coke
(made at the request of Green Ghost)
A bottle of Coke in Super Mario War? Man, between this and THE KING I am starting to look like a bit of a sellout. But I actually wound up liking this skin a lot more than I thought I would. I dig the layer of foam on top of the soda, how the liquid stays at the same level throughout the first three poses, and how the word "Coke" came out looking. All in all, a success. (And if you want to set a red bottle against a blue one and pretend it's the ultimate showdown between Coke and Pepsi, I won't stop you...)

Froslass
(made at the request of XutaWoo)
Took me forever to get the head looking okay on this one... I don't know about Froslass. I'm not a huge fan of her design, and it didn't translate incredibly well into SMW format -- not, at least, as well as the skin below this one. Still, she's all right. The red team replicates her usual coloration, obviously.

Glalie

Now Glalie, I like. He may have a simple design, but he's one of Gen III's coolest Pokemon nonetheless, and I think he came out looking great. The shading works superbly to suggest layers and indentations within his icy shell. Only the eyes change color based on team, so it's blue you want if you're looking for a representation of the standard Glalie.

Spinia
(made at the request of Green Ghost)
What, no spinning action? I tried to emulate a spinning effect with the normal and walking poses, but with only two frames it didn't come across effectively, so I settled for a slinkier form of motion instead. Still wound up looking pretty good, though, and I like how the lighting turned out.

Pit
(made at the request of Gardakan)
There's already a Pit skin packaged into SMW, of course, but that's the super-retro Pit from twenty years ago. For this skin, I tried to portray a more Brawl-esque design, though sadly lacking his bow/swords. (Accessories are such a hassle in SMW...) Pit took me a while, but I'm extremely happy with his final design; things like the hair and wings just worked. (To replicate Pit's color scheme in Brawl, use the yellow team.)

Tom Nook

Evil? Possible. Leader of the Animal Crossing Mafia? Perhaps. Worthy of being among the elite ranks of SMW fighters? Oh totally. No matter whether you love him or are stupid, Tom Nook has deserved skinification for quite some time. Now, at last, he can stomp his opponents into oblivion and sell their valuables on the black market. That's the Tom Nook way... the Nookway, if you will.

Ike
(made at the request of Gardakan)
This is definitely one of the most time-consuming skins I've ever created, but I feel an enormous sense of accomplishment with him. He just seems to inhabit the space very well and his basic form, which I trashed three prototype designs before arriving upon, is a mighty fine condensation of Ike's body shape. I would have liked to have more room to flesh out the jump pose a little, but it still looks great in the thick of combat. Also, if you put him on the blue team he looks kind of like Roy, if you're interested.

Bomberman

Another personal commission. I just felt like hazey's prepackaged Bomberman skin -- with all due respect to hazey -- just didn't look enough like Bomberman, in terms of size, shape and coloration. This Bomberman skin fills the space much better, is proportioned somewhat more accurately, and uses a more varied palette, all to produce a skin that more closely resembles the current Bomberman design. (I don't even have any particular nostalgia or such for the character, I just thought it was a skin that could use retooling.)

Captain Olimar

A low-res skin that portrays Captain Olimar with a trio of Pikmin trailing behind him? How awesome must that be? Awesome enough to immediately land Olimar a spot on my Top Ten (see top of post), the first time any skin has received such treatment. Trust me: You want to add Olimar to your roster. I've been making attempt after attempt to start up a good Olimar skin, and this one finally succeeded. I know the colors look a little cluttered here, but they all blend much better in-game to produce a simply lovely effect. The Pikmin are a bit smaller and less detailed than I wanted, but it was worth that to be able to do the skin in low-res.

Wolf O'Donnell
(made at the request of Gardakan)
Took me FOREVER to get the form just right for Wolf, but I think he looks spectacular now, much better than Fox (whom I'll probably revamp at some point to match Wolf's style). The jump pose looks great in-game, and the skid pose is just altogether too badass. Designed for use on the blue team, obviously.

Empoleon
(made at the request of Raichu)
It's everyone's favorite samurai penguin, Empoleon! Hard to appreciate this one out-of-game; you've got to see his colors in SMW before passing judgement. (Go for blue, that's the team I designed the color scheme around.)  I quite like the way he waddles across the field, wings flapping slightly even when he isn't in midair.

Crash Man
(made at the request of Smash and Crash.1)
For Crash Man, I decided to go with this drawing as the source, rather than the original sprites. I just think the former image's proportions are a lot cooler. This skin wound up being remarkably quick and easy once I was satisfied that I'd gotten the head design right. I highly recommend pitting him against Bomberman in a fight with nothing but Bob-ombs and throwing bombs. What could be cooler?

Twinkle
(made at the request of Tanuki)
I don't know anything about her or about Puzzle Bobble 3, whence she hails, but I know she was definitely a challenge to draw. Getting a satisfactory head and hat design alone took hours. (Not all at once.) Still, she came out looking good.

Warmech

Why did I want to create Warmech, a boss from the original Final Fantasy game? I guess the fact that Brian Clevinger recently brought the character into 8-Bit Theater must have given me the inspiration. It occurred to me that the character's design could lend itself very well to SMW, and... one thing led to another. Bottom line is, Warmech is now hands-down one of my favorite skins. You've got to download him and give him a try, but if the raw sprite isn't enough to convince you, please refer to my avatar (or the full-size image here) to see what he looks like in-game. That rusty copper coloration! Folks, you don't see a paint job like this in just any old topic. (P.S. About the defeated pose -- I really didn't want to potentially blow it by trying to draw Warmech face-on after I'd struggled enough to get his other poses looking good, so I went for the easy out: the disintegration effect standard to early Final Fantasy games. Cheap? Maybe, but it looks solid in-game.)

Fracktail
(made at the request of Raichu)
The head was a lot of fun to draw, which I knew would be the case, but I also knew the body was going to be just as hard to get right as Rayquaza's was. Fracktail's is even trickier because of the wider array of colors that have to be portrayed on his body, but he wound up looking pretty good. Mostly because of the head though really. I knew it would translate well to lo-res style...

Tabuu
(made at the request of Rerosmw)
This is the first of two skins that have been loitering in my queue as "????", but since Brawl has now been released in Europe I don't think I'm spoiling it for anyone to post this skin here. Tabuu joins the fight. His proportions are SMWically compacted, but he still commands quite a presence hovering up and down like that. The wings are my proudest achievement within the skin.

Birdo
(made at the request of Slaw)
Slaw's own attempt was really not at all bad, but he asked me to take a shot at Birdo and here's the result. She looks great in-game, although I had difficulty making the bow look separate from her head, and not like huge mouse ears. Why did I say that? Now you won't be able to see the bow as anything but mouse ears. Oh well. I still think she came out looking good.

Pichu
(made at the request of Raichu)
...and using boomerangs with him will give you 2% damage!

Papulatus
(made at the request of KingPepe)
I'm not familiar with Maple Story and so never saw this character before KingPepe requested him. It's definitely a neat design, but also a very, very difficult one to convert properly into a skin, as I found out. I had to change the color of the hands on the clock to brown so that they would be distinguishable easily from the three eyes, for which I hope KingPepe will accept my apology. However, I feel very satisfied with Papulatus. I like the way his alarm bells pop out when he jumps.

Mario, Fire Mario, Flying Mario, Dr. Mario
(made at the request of Crunchy)



I think there are already like eight Mario skins in the prepackaged roster, but Crunchy wanted one one "in my style"... so here you go, Crunchy! Mind you, I'm not even really sure if I have one overarching style to begin with, so the joke may be on both of us -- but that's irrelevant. Point is, Mario. Point is also these variations -- Fire Mario in his trusty white outfit, Flying Mario in his snazzy black one, and even Dr. Mario! Redrawn more than recolored, the good doctor throws multicolored pills all over the place when he jumps. Are more Mario outfits possible for the future? I would say they are! Frog Mario is an especially appealing possibility.

Sonic
(made at the request of Crunchy)
Not much to say here, as it's a straight recoloring of Shadow with only the hair redesigned. Crunchy also wanted Super Sonic, but playing on the yellow team yields a perfectly good Super Sonic -- unlike the case of Shadow, none of whose team color schemes resemble Super Shadow.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 11:56:11 AM »
Hey Asgardreid!
Would ya mind making a sk8boardin' Stick figure?
Thank you!

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 03:50:46 PM »
Quote from: "Green Ghost"
Hey Asgardreid!
Would ya mind making a sk8boardin' Stick figure?
Thank you!

(PS, Yayz, first reply   :D )

Quote from: "asgardreid"
3) I will undertake most any request given to me, unless I really don't like the idea which happens very rarely, but to be perfectly honest I'd rather do established video game characters than anything else. They just seem to fit best into SMW for me. "Fusion" characters are okay sometimes (and more than okay in cases like Smash and Crash.1's Metacrash -- see avatar), and real-life entities like THE KING and the Coke bottle are occasionally too hilarious to pass up, but I'm happiest bringing to life some obscure (or not-so-obscure) character from the shelves of a company like Nintendo or Sega.

No disrespect, but...

*notices that Green Ghost is one of the few people ever to spell asgardreid's name correctly*

Okay, much respect, but I'd rather hold to the above rule as much as possible. I don't blame you for not noticing it, if that's true; most people probably didn't expect anything in the original post to be different from my first topic. But a skateboarding stick figure just doesn't fall into the general category of requests I'm looking for, which is for the most part video game characters. Besides, what you're asking for seems like a very simple skin, to the extent that it'd be much faster and probably no less satisfactory for you to make it yourself instead of waiting a while for it to come to the head of my queue.

If you have any other requests, though, I'll happily entertain them. Someone like Empoleon! Who has now been added.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »
Could you do Squirtle Ivysaur Charizard
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 10:20:37 PM »
The reason I'm asking, is, as much as I don't want to admit it, I can't make skins.  :oops:
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 09:22:08 PM »
Yay for Wolf!  Great job he looks awesome, that's one of my favorites^^.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 05:24:48 PM »
Yo, nice work on the skins especially Empoleon.
I guess this is sort of a throwback to your Gordon Freeman skin, but could you make two more half-life skins?
Zombies and Combine Soldiers?

http://http://img111.exs.cx/img111/5756/zombie8xm.jpg
http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/8168243@N02/488788266/

Yeah, the soldier should be more navy blue-ish instead of black. This is the only good picture I could find. Or team coloured. Whatever.
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Re: Asgardreid's Hand-Drawn Skins
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 05:52:39 PM »
Oh hey I'm glad your still in business. I like the preview screenshot of what they look like, in game. :o

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 11:44:48 PM »
Smash and Crash.1: Crash Man is here!

Mad_Monkey: What happened to your original request, for a Pokemon Trainer with all three Pokemon? I liked it more -- actually, I'd already been puttering about trying to make such an idea possible (with a miniature Pokemon Trainer who runs and hovers, ostensibly in the background). Can I do that? I'm envisioning one skin with just Squirtle and the Trainer for all six poses, one skin with Ivysaur, one with Charizard, and one with all three depending on the pose (Charizard for jump, and whatnot).

Green Ghost: But surely an idea as simple as this would be a great starting point to learn how to make skins? All I'm trying to get at is that I don't have a steady, dependable spriting schedule, and people who make requests in my topic know I'm not going to be able to complete those requests the next day or the day after. You know that well, with all the skins I've made for you. But people make requests in my topic anyway because (I guess) they think it'll be worth the wait if it turns out to be something as painstakingly crafted as, say, the Torterra skin that was your first request for me. Bottom line is, you're asking to wait days or more likely weeks for a skin that probably could be put together in twenty minutes. If you really do want me to make the skateboarder, I will. But you'd find it much easier to just put him together yourself. I could give you any tips if you need them -- and of course, the How-To board has tons of information. (Am I sounding pretentious or patronizing? Please forgive me. I don't mean to.)

Gardakan: No problem! Yeah, I'm pleased with how he came out. I got his head design down right away, it's just that he had to go through about four different body designs to get where he needed to be.

SandyLlama: Yep, those should be fine. I can't guarantee the Combine Soldier will have his gun, but I'll see what I can do.

MC Jimmy: Thanks! Yeah, considering that not every skin makes as much "sense" color-wise as every other when viewed out of game, that's a useful banner. Some guys like Geno, Olimar and Torterra just look weird out of game.

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 12:37:16 AM »
So, Asgardreid your still makin' that Pokemon Trainer Brawl request thing right..? to save you from work, Green Ghost I'll do your request (I hope thats OK)


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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 01:11:42 AM »
Heres the Stick figure, I wish I knew how to make a Screenshot of his color in-game. [smwstuff:2w8t8rxl]2616[/smwstuff:2w8t8rxl]


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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 04:10:21 PM »
@Crunchy
Just hit your Print Screen key, then go to paint and paste the image.

@Asgardreid
Yeah, the Combine Soldier would be fine without his Pulse Rifle, as long as his mask and body look nice.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 06:17:56 PM »
@asgardeid I'd love that idea.
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 11:55:30 AM »
hey asd, can you make me gman from half-life?

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you can make him look stoned if you want, most people with gmod have fun making gman look weird.

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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008, 03:44:49 PM »
Asgardried, you earn my seal of approval just for the first post with all the awesome skins.
Good job and keep up the good work!