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Mech Idle by xSheepi Mech Idle by xSheepi
Update: I'm not actively involved with the project now because school has started up for me, but if you're interested in the game & such, you can help out by supporting the STEAM GREENLIGHT

I've been doing a lot of sprite work recently for a open world multi-player sandbox//survival//adventure game called Edge of Space! It's in development, hopes to drop in August, and has just started a run on Kickstarter.



It's not meant to be Isaac Clarke in the cockpit btw, just a gameDev joke which unfortunately went wayyyyy over my head when I was translating concept art into sprites
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-09-18
Mech Idle by *xSheepi has an awesome idle animation and shiny metallic shading. Visit the deviation to hear about the game it's designed for. ( Suggested by chubird and Featured by ClefairyKid )
:iconbithalo:
BitHalo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Crazy detail! I love it!
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:iconvegi-kun:
Vegi-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so amazing.

Very motivating to us new pixel artists
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:iconxsheepi:
xSheepi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Ahh, it's cool that people are still getting into pixelart; I hope it's something you keep up with!~
Thanks so much~ 
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:iconultrachicken:
ultrachicken Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow amazing mecha!!! it looks breathing! :iconomg--plz:
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:iconzombiesprofssor:
ZombiesProfssor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Whoa. Amazing mech.
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:iconxsheepi:
xSheepi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks
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:icononionelli:
Onionelli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY PEAPODS
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:iconjlyvers:
jlyvers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A great piece! Would you suggest any current web tutorials or software for sprite work? All the web tut's I have found are extreamly old, with outdated software and concept art. Thank you for sharing your artwork, great stuff.
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Well haha, the reality of pixel art is that a lot of the software that you used 10 years ago is the same software that you still use today; I used msPaint up until I got windows7, when they changed a lot of the dynamics to have it mimic more advanced photoediting programs. So for my recent stuff I've reinstalled PhtosohopCS2 and turned off all the options that give anti-aliasing.
People will suggest all sorts of different programs; I'm familiar with the layout and hotkeys of Photoshop, and it offers tools for animation and so forth, so I've customized it to fit my needs, (even though it's not strictly the "purest" software to do pixelart in). The Software part is honestly completely up to you.

PixelJoint (+tutorials) is a great place to find active and talented pixelartists, and they've got a forums with plenty of discussions about techniques which are really helpful. Pixels/Sprites are a combination of a lot of different rules and elements, and googling them one by one gives you the best results in terms of getting the best/right tutorials. Pixels are a relatively obscure medium nowadays, and no one tutorial really covers everything (a bit the same as any kind of art though). I guess if you're serious about wanting to learn it, you're gonna have to look at a decent variety of stuff to get a good overall impression of what work you need to do to reach a certain level. PixelJoint is probably the best place to start, and from there you'll begin to find what you need.
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jlyvers Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thank you so much for your reply. I will study PixelJoint and the different artist. I didn't realize the difference in sprite and pixel. It looks like I have much to learn, lol. But I'm not on any schedule so I'm going to try. Thank you again, for such a comprehensive answer.
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really cool. :)
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:iconblackinkbarbarian:
Blackinkbarbarian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Ohhh. Me likes this :-)
I love small mechs such as these more than the big 30 meter ones. They are ideal for a fight in a city.

Gratz on the Daily Deviation ;-)

PS: I did not notice Isaac Clake was in the cockpit untill now. Good one LOL :-)
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:iconmillenniumfalsehood:
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the good old days when adventure games were good and we bought games on floppy disk. :D
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:icondrignacious:
DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!
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:iconlazarusstokeri:
LazarusStokeri Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is friggin ridonk!
There's definitely a reason you got a DD. Congrats.
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how beautiful this looks <3 Not too shiny and the shading's quite smooth!
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:iconsnowskeeper:
snowskeeper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
August of next year, I'm assuming?

Uh, but, uh, is there anywhere I can subscribe to so that I know when it's released?
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
It was supposed to be this year, though I think that was a bit optimistic given that the game had only been in development a few months when that call was made. I think the new goal is sometime end of October;

Here's a link to the main EoS Website, where they often drop updates on what's being patched in Beta and stuff. There are side links there to Forums/DevBlogs etc, which should be useful if you check them every once in a while.
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PabloFiorentino Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congratz on the game being successfully funded.
It wasn't really a surprise seeing how good it looks, and with art like yours!

I wonder how many comments about Isaac Clarke have been made so far.
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:iconcolorwonders:
colorwonders Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
As a pixel artist, I could NEVER put in the effort to make something this amazingly detailed and amazeballs.
You have my respect, sir/madam. You're awesome.
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:iconxxde-jixx:
XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow that's cool. I'll have to give the game a look.
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:iconsteeljoe:
SteelJoe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
finaly got yours :D
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool
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:iconficticiousanimation:
FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW FREAKING AWESOME!!! Super awesome!! :D

Why were you not developing for the GameBoy Advance? You're a freaking pixel genius!!!
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
awesome!
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:iconveangence383:
veangence383 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Is that Issac from Dead Space in the cock pit?
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:iconcaptain-supreme:
Captain-Supreme Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw that's awesome!
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:iconkisekinokami:
kisekinokami Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Please be a game designer.
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks almost like something right out of Metal Slug. I LOVE IT! :D
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ReluctantZombie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is freakin' sick, man!

I'm gonna have to watch you, 'cuz I want to hear more about this game.
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:iconiammaddiiee:
Iammaddiiee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Total badassium :meow:
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:iconmobianlord:
mobianlord Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic animation!
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:iconminniewesk:
minniewesk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconisaacclarkeplz:
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:iconnavid-navesto:
Navid-Navesto Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Why is Isaac Clarke piloting it? :iconisaacclarkeplz:
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:iconxxrevolutionaryxx:
XxRevolutionaryxX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite good!
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:iconyoufailatfailing:
YouFailAtFailing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Those arms can NOT hold those guns
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:iconmajokodomo:
Majokodomo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks like something out of Metal Slug.

Nice work!
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:iconkaykao:
Kaykao Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have permanently damaged my brain. The detail on this sprite is simply fantastic! I say, job VERY well done! Truly a masterpiece and a wonder to view. :)
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:icondrnightshade:
drnightshade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
sweet < big mech fan ! to the point, i have a 14ft tall one
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:iconfirestars-hunter:
firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC!
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:icongaztv-inc:
GazTV-inc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Why is it breathing? o.0
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:iconneuralhacker:
neuralhacker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Totally agree :confused:
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GazTV-inc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Maybe it's hard wired into the movements of the pilot so when the pilot exhales and inhales the body of the robot suit moves, like if the pilot where to belch and start wafting away the taco breath the mech' suit would react the same despite being unable to produce breath at all... I dunno.
It's just kinda wierd without context.
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I dunno, it's not really meant to read as "breathing", just sort of idle bouncing; which (I think anyway) is a lot more visually appealing than something which just stops and remains completely static when it's not in use.
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GazTV-inc Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Ah, well yeah, but roots don't usually bounce or breathe... unless there's someone inside it wired into the movement matrix like I said. Kinda like how when Coop (from Megas XLR) dusts his hands the robot does too (there's no movement matrix between Coop and Megas, but maybe they're so psychologically synched Megas reacts to every little brain impulse Coop has.
So it's easy to explain if anyone asks.
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:iconbrutalafro16:
BrutalAfro16 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
THIS IS SO MUTHA FU**IN BADA*S
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:icona-memoir:
a-memoir Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
thats so good! awesome to see they got the kickstarter backing
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:iconzarozaestoth:
ZarozAestoth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is that Isaac Clarke, i see? :iconwantplz:
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:iconernesin149:
ernesin149 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
this... is... AWESOME!!
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:iconfighterttt:
FIGHTERTTT Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man,if you created this urself...ure just awesome! xD
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