Please don't cover up the middle block from this: http://i40.tinypic.com/ht9xes.png
, its awesome and would be a shame to hide it. Or make another ship with it!
I'll probably do several versions of the ship with varying degrees of armor over the internal portions. Never fear. I'm actually fairly pleased with how this ship turned out, since it was my very first attempt at anything in a few months.
Those side bits on the front? Thats just ugly, doesn't really fit i think - innards floating in space just like that while the rest of the ship is 'properly' covered with armor. What is it supposed to be?
The concept that I've taken with this ship is that it's basically a scrapped military warship that had all the useful stuff like guns and bits of the armor already taken off. it was then repurposed as a cargo-ship. The side bits at the front are basically for hauling cargo, and weren't part of the original craft's design, which is why they lack the same level of armoring as the rest of the ship.
As for color scheme, gray+yellow is boring. Dark gray+red is cliché, but at least looks better. And neon pink, seriously? My bet is on the original, purple+green. It looks decent, doesn't hide innards, and is... original.
Yeah, purple+green is my favourite of the four. The pink was mainly done as a joke option.
Man, im so envious of HorseMonster's sprites, but he won't share his technique
HorseMonster's spritecrafting Technique Guide:
[08:19:02] <SilverWingedSeraph> Share your technique with Kaelis so he can make delicious sections. D: Plz.
[08:20:28] <Latooni> let him STEW
[08:21:10] <PorscheMonster> My "technique" is I shade sections in the way that you are meant to shade a 3 dimensional objects and I use good contrast.
[08:21:44] <SilverWingedSeraph> AMAZING TECHNIQUE I WILL SHARE THIS IMMEDIATELY.
[08:25:44] <PorscheMonster> In all seriousness I have quite alot of experience making sprites that I got somewhere else, I can't really describe my "technique" because I gained said experience over an extended period of time.
[08:26:21] <PorscheMonster> It's not so much a specific way of doing something, it's just... what you do.
[08:29:48] <SilverWingedSeraph> I do know what you mean.
For the purple/green color scheme, I suggest you replace blue with orange because that will make a perfect triad.
I don't really care about that sort of thing, usually. But what the hell, I'll give it a shot. It can't hurt.