Pixel Art Splinterlands Shieldbearer

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Hi everyone!

So I'm thinking about creating a pixel art Splinterlands battle scene, and am slowly building up the characters. I'm starting with the Life splinter since Chanseus The Great is my favourite summoner.

Here is my Silversheild Warrior post that I did last week - Link.

My next pixel art character is the mega tank Shieldbearer.

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That was at 400% the actual size... this is the actual size of this pixel art...

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I'm intending to animate the Shieldbearer like I did the Silvershield Warrior, but I kind of want to work out the battle scene first, and then animate appropriately.

This is the reference image I was working off... which will all know and love in the Lore section of the Shieldbearer card in the Splinterlands game.

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Since I'm making a battle scene, all the characters have to be of a similar style, so I used the basic outline of the Silvershield warrior:

Silvershield Warrior Ready 400 Words Twitter.1.jpeg

As you can see... I used the same frames for the legs... but made the Shieldbearer a little taller than the more stout Shieldshield warrior.

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In the reference image, you can see the Shielbearer holding his sword... but I kind of struggled with his sword here,

Shieldbearer  Twitter  sword..png

The handle of the sword seems way too thick to me, but because the pixels are so small, it can only be this size or half the size... and having the size totally looks odd and off-centre.

I couldn't put the hand on the handle of the sword, because again, it looked odd...

Shieldbearer  Twitter  one arm sword..png

However, I don't really think any of that matters because once you add in the shield, that's all anyone really cares about anyway...

Shieldbearer  Twitter  shield..png

I hope you enjoyed this little foray into Splinterlands pixel art. I can't wait to start to put it all together into a scene...

Thanks for reading!



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Yipppee!! Looks AMAZING!! Keep going! You're doing a great job!! You've been upvoted by 1UP! from rosiew. 1UPdevidercomment.pngy

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Thank you! I honestly can't wait until I've got enough characters for a battle scene... there's so much work to be done but it's also super, super motivating...

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OH good!! :) I'm so glad!! :) It's going to be awesome for sure! ;)

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Hey nice work as usual. I actually have a game concept that could use those pixel art characters, just waiting for a Unity Guy/Gal to cross my path. Maybe we can collab in the future.

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Thank you!

Oh awesome! I imagine there is a ton of art required for a game, but I'll just keep chipping away at it and then hopefully there is enough for your game when it's getting built.

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