Totally Castlevania inspired, learning a lot from looking at their sprites.
Heres what I started out with -
Then from this quick concept I worked up the standing sprite -
After I got a good idea of what I wanted for the sprite I moved on to animation, still learning a lot of frames and what the hell im doin haha - (Click to Enlarge)
Heres the Slash animation and small walking sketch animation I've done so far -(Click to Enlarge)
But yea! If you're ever bored painting the same thing over and over... Take a break and do somethin else thats fun :). Really enjoying this stuff and I'll probably end up doing a lot more.
Quick Side Note -
I've got a bunch of Magic: The Gathering cards w/White Backs(instead of the usual magic logo) that were given to me by Wizards of the Coast. Theres only 50 of each card I've done - Barrage Ogre, Skinrender,Ogre Geargrabber, Razor Hippogriff, and Heavy Arbalest. I posted up on my Deviant Art about it but figured I'd drop it here.
If you'd like, I'm offering the card + sketch on the back for $10(plus extra shipping if outside US). If you're interested please send me an email - rapozaster @ gmail.com
Also, if you have cards you'd like signed, drop me an email and I'll give you my address. Just send along a self addressed envelope with necessary postage to return the card to you.
Metal - Evil Army - Realm of Death