This took longer to create than you think.
I certainly wans’t expecting sprites, but given how much of a pain in tush they can be (or so I would expect from editing cross stitch designs), kudos to you! I think finding a humourous way to show a man getting burned alive gives you double points, too.
Granted, I haven’t read the book in question (and given the desciptions I’m not sure I want to). O_o
Oh you want to 8-p
Longer to do than I would think, huh? Well, let’s see…
Grab ff5 non-combat sprite sheets: trivial with Google. Minutes, tops.
Get the background: background assets are much less likely to be ripped, and usually organized poorly when they are. You might even have had to rip or screenshot it yourself. It’s from the same game though (inside the tree where galuf gets it!). I’ll say half an hour, because that’s how long it took me to recognize what the background was and pull it up. :p
Editing the sprites for color / expressions: Depending on how obsessive you were, minutes to an hour.
Drawing the flame from scratch: Drawing sprites from scratch is a pain, and getting fire to look good is even worse. Hours.
Setting up the font and textboxes: minutes to an hour, depending on whether you had the resources you needed already or had to go looking.
Miscellaneous: filters, layers, format, putting pieces in place. half an hour to an hour.
So… I’d guess two to five hours. How’d I do? =D
Close. You give me more credit for some stuff than I deserve. My biggest hurdle was that I work in Illustrator and insist on 100% vector artwork. Converting pixel art to vector was a tough nut to crack.
What really chilled me about that scene was how Polgara pushed her teenaged nephew to horribly kill a man, and then cheered in his mind when he finished the job. I’m just saying there should have been a quicker, cleaner way to kill even that big a bastard than burning him alive.
It was Garion who picked “fire” first, so I don’t really blame her for that, but the rest… I think Pol encouraging Garion to keep casting the spell was to make sure Chamdar didn’t use the power he was boasting about to crush Garion’s heart in an instant. But after that point, she probably could have stepped in what with Chamdar being just a little distracted. Polgara? Magic? Stabbing maybe? Anyone else? No, we’re going for a poetic fricassee? All right then.
Yes, she could have just said something like ‘Keep the fire on him, then stab him!’
Or at least give him some space to get over what he has done before trying to force him into the ‘Belgarion’ title.
In fairness Polgara has literally spent centuries doing nothing but working towards the moment when Garion proves that he’s the true Child of Light. She raised his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, great-great-great-grandfather and so on.
“Garion, he killed your mother!”
“… BURN. *fwump*”
Huzzah your first joke about Butts.
… can we add a link on the last panel to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YCN-a0NsNk ? Please?
Surely this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9ERyPEvEGQ
would be far more appropriate?
Whoa I’m a blonde chick with a pink haltertop dress and a hair bow … who knew?!
Ah, yes. I should have picked something from the 8 bit era…
Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *
You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail