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A Sprite/Sketch Digitalization Guide
As it's Halloween, it is only appropriate for me to do something scary and what can be any more scary than a guide on how to digitalize artwork, in case one is good at drawing, but not the greatest at bringing it to the computer screen?
Before I begin, you have to know that this isn't purely original, the original idea and part of the text come from the SFGHQ (Sonic Fan Game Head Quarters) Forums, where all hell has broken loose, but since this guide I wrote (in response to someone asking that very same question) isn't half bad, I'd like to preserve it here, for future generations to not care about. RKD, the original poster of the question and owner of the sketch, commented on this picture and said it was fine for me to use this picture and fine for you to use it, what you'd use it for, that is up to you. 
Now, I don't actually use this process myself, but I do know how (approximate, that is) the desired effect can be achieved, so I tried my best and made this and wi
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MrLevRocks

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So, SAGE came and went, which doesn't come as a suprise to some of you, as it does every year (apart from last year, but that was a likely exception), and here I am, evaluating my experiences just as I did last RAGE.

For those with a short attention span, it was mostly positive, there were some good games, some which everyone but me loved and some lesser good ones, additionally, the reception of my own games (at least those presented there) was pretty neat aswell, only a few stinkers here and there.

To start with my most "vocal" project, Sonic & Tails, it was recieved fairly good. As expected, nobody hailed it as a masterpiece, but nobody had serious issues with it either. Most commonly the generic name, the not particularly flashy (but not unpleasing looking) graphics, the short lenght of the demo and the small unoptimizations were criticised by the masses. Particularly well recieved were the level design, the generally decent presentaion and the overall averageness of the game. None of this really comes as a suprise, but we still will use the criticism and improve the game for the next release, making it possibly better (but I wouldn't bet on it).

As for Shadow Rising - Reinedgening, which grew onto SAGE-dom this time, it wasn't as well recieved. From a conceptional level, many people did not get the joke that I wanted to convey with the game in the first place or, even worse, expected it to be a meme-only (using the "common" definition of a meme, not the original Dawkins one from 1971) game, which it obviously isn't meant to be. Additionally many found the game to be too hard, no recording of Stage 2 to be found yet, not to meniton even anyone knowing it exists in the first place. I can somewhat agree with that, since I, even with the full knowledge of the making, sometimes struggled to get though the game myself, the run I recorded for the trailer being a particularly bad experience. I'm not even sure if I will continue the game (of course I will, but considering the questionable intents and dubious design of it, maybe I should stay clear of public presentations like this for the time being), but we'll see.

As for the games of the others, here's a run-down of what I remember most and what I think of it.
I quite liked Project: Spikepig for what it was, a simple, not too long, not to short, classic Sonic fangame, presentation was nice, ideas were neat, all around, it was good.
Project Sonic Survival wasn't too bad either, I didn't enjoy it as much as anyone else did, but they tried and it shows, with decent art, outstanding music and fairly stable programming.
I wouldn't call Sonic Utopia the second coming of Christ as everyone else seems to do now, but I do have to admit it isn't bad, it certainly hasn't killed me, that's for sure. The premise seems interesting and the engine seems to work, lets see what they'll do with it (and ignore it, once they're done).
My very own friend DVD's Haven Home World was pretty neat aswell, having, in my opinion, the greatest art of the SAGE games, however, it's held back by the underwhelming level design, with both the bare layout and object and enemy placement being quite poor, making the game unnecessarily difficult and outright frustrating, music was nice though.
Sonic Neo Genesis was nothing short of poetry, in an interactive sense, with really nice Chaotix' inspired art, fluid level design, somewhat questionable but still amazing music (it didn't feel very Sonic-y all the way though, though that may just be me) and a presentation that I couldn't have made better myself.

So, all in all, I had a bit of fun, with both making and enjoying the made games this year, let's see how much of that euphoria remains until next SAGE.
That'd be it from me for now, see you all next Journal or possible Blog Post on my own site.
~MrLevRocks

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Note to self:
Stop being a lazy bastard and do something new!
Sorry for the lack of uploads, pseudo-Christmas post will be done and up in a few days!
Not really contest-worthy, but I've got 5000 Pageviews anyways, congrats, me!
SAGE 2016 is coming, so celebrate it with this horrible trailer of my equally horrible game!
Something big is coming and it has something to do with SAGE 2016...
(It doesn't, however, have anything to do with Big the Cat)

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DanielMania123 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Helllo?
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MrLevRocks Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Daniel?
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DanielMania123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
I'm currently working on a new casino level sheet called "Pinball Stadium". But I dunno what to use for ground tiles if you know what I mean. think could give me a hand? I'll be sure to credit you!

If yes, we'll talk about it by note.

If no, i understand if you don't want to.
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MrLevRocks Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no, I'm up for it, maybe some of my older stuff I have lying around could be of help, so feel free to hit me with a note whenever you want to start. A good point to start would be just to show me what designs you already considered and why you think they wouldn't work, then I could see how I'd help you, don't you agree?
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DanielMania123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
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DanielMania123 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
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MrLevRocks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjcjLd…

I'm already working full force on my own project.
Considering I'm not too serious about, you could, if you want, drop me a line over PM (in this case, DA's Note system) and I could send you the current version of the demo I'm working on, I'm pretty much done anyways (both with the demo and mentally in general).
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supertailss Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ohai
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TheRaginLion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Woah, you've been watching me? sweet thx
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KSSPL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
YOU GOT
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