Gallery (Click the link/names for links to the insertables)
Hello! I think I recognize these from Serenes
I’m not really great when it comes to portrait critique, I would just say that for Knight 1 & Pal 1, the armor looks a bit large for their head size (IE their shoulders) and Cav 1’s blinking frame on the eye that’s covered looks like it has a graphical error, but I can’t tell (because it’s a gif)
Knight 1 and Paladin 1 don’t really have skulls, just faces, especially the knight. Add more space behind the ear, like you have for your other mugs. I’d also move the Paladin’s ear up a couple pixels. Overall these are pretty solid splices, though.
Updates on these portraits following your feedback.
I tried to resize the armor for the first portrait down; and worked a little on adding in the ‘skulls’ for both portraits.
(Old on left; updated on right)
As for this one, I realized that the shading around the eyes in the blinking frames weren’t consistent with the original frame, so I fixed those, and hopefully the graphical glitch you may have been seeing as well.
Also, I’ve been trying out to do a custom mug instead of splicing one together and it’s been pretty challenging trying to figure things out. This particular one is obviously inspired by Three Houses; the reference for the outfit was kind of a mix between Hilda’s pre-timeskip uniform and the Summer Wear outfit.
The shading for the clothes and hair aren’t anywhere near finished, but I think I’ve settled on something alright for the eyes/face.
The biggest issue I felt while spriting was this area right here. I wasn’t sure whether or not the hair should flow over the shoulder or just kind of fall behind the shoulders or wherever; and I couldn’t really find a nice reference to figure out how it would go.
Tried to work out a shorter hairstyle and it seems to be the best so far.
I also tested out some other hairstyles but none of them in particular seemed to look alright.
Finished with this mug for now; I’ll work out the last few details/fixes according to feedback. Here’s the insertable + an animated preview.