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Original Art

How was it made...?

Discussion about the original classic Genesis/Mega Drive game. Posts about the GBA remake belong in the forum below.

Original Art

Postby Wulfunruh » Wed Jan 18 2017 9:39pm

When it comes to Shining Force, I had read a rumor that the characters were hand drawn and scanned into a program which converted the battle sprites to pixelation... Does anyone know if there's truth to this, and/or how to do it?
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Re: Original Art

Postby Oppolo » Thu Jan 19 2017 5:17pm

There's not good software to do this nowadays, and there certainly won't have been then.

The pictures were hand-drawn first, but they would have been converted to pixel art by hand - pixel by pixel. You could do a similar thing on any art program - just resize your image then trace over it on a new layer.

Look at Anri's official art and then her pixel portrait: http://shining.wikia.com/wiki/Anri
You can see that they clearly used the hand-drawn art for reference. This is the same for all the characters :)
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Re: Original Art

Postby Wulfunruh » Sat Jan 21 2017 4:22pm

Interesting. Well, I'll keep working on it. I'm gonna start with item sprites, to walkabout...and go from there I think.
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Re: Original Art

Postby ZethaPonderer » Sat Feb 04 2017 6:44pm

Sorry to intrude in this post, but I must say, this actually explains why the art design for SF1 and SiTD stood out among the other artsyles of The Shining series. Thanks Oppolo for clarifying on the details. :)
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