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Heyooooo, yall! Been a sprite artist for a while now. While I mostly do more colorful cartoony stuff, I have taken a stab at some AA style spriting. Like I love the art in all the games, but the spriting in the first games is just MAG NI FIQUE. So here are some stabs at some art I've done, and some explanations and crap. This won't be updated TOO much, but some interesting tidbits here and there.

 AA Style Character Sprites       
Spoiler: The Kind of Overextravegant Old Lady You See from Time to Time Totally Confident in her Style and Fluorescence
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Name: Aretha Flores
Pun: Aretha derives from 'wreath', Flores from both 'floral' and 'fluorescent'
Age: 62
Occupation: Retired doctor
DA Post:[X]

Spoiler: A Request I Got Nigh On 100 Years Ago for a Samurai Katana Dude that Doesn't Fit with the Modern Ace Attorney Universe
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Name: Seikah Kuya
Character Owner: DA User AkaneKyoko
Age: rll rll old
Occupation: Emperial guardian
DA Post:[X]

Spoiler: Super Snooty Snobby Old Ballerina with the Charm and Appeal of Fermented Tuna You Just Know is the Killer Immediately I Mean Come On
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Name: Odessa Swansong
Pun: Odessa derives from Odette, the heroine in Swan Lake; Swansong is a further reference to said ballet
Age: 55
Occupation: Primaballerina
DA Post:[X]

Spoiler: A Super Old OC I Used like Twenty Other Times I Finally Redrew in the Style of the Franchise She Was Initially Designed For
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Name: Brandy Alexander
Pun: Her name is shared with a kind of bar drink
Age: 27
Occupation: Bartender
DA Post:[X]


Spoiler: Fat Old Purple Dude Designed for CROCC 2018, Complete with Overly Detailed Backstory and Information No One Asked For Ever
Entrant's Name: Sugary Sweet Sprites
Entrant's Website: Tumblr, DA, CR Forums

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Character's Name: René Pozak
Age: 67
Occupation: Haute Couture Fashion Designer
Full Sprite Sheet: DA link

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Brief Physical Description: An overweight older man with a slightly unfortunate face, René focuses less on his physical body than on his clothes. In his mind, a designer is no designer if they can't make any body, any face, any anything look good. As such, his clothes and hair are very flamboyant. His white hair is styled into a strange curved mess punctuated with a curved quiff.

Brief Personality Description: René is a world renowned designer. His clothes and other artistic projects are known worldwide, and he is incredibly passionate about his work... not that anyone could tell. In fact, Mister Pozak is notoriously inexpressive. Unless he seems particularly inspired, he's most likely to be wearing the same bland face, speaking in the same bland monotone, even in dire situations. Combined with an intimidating resting face, most people assume he's a typical grouchy old man. He does care very much about other people and the lives around him - he's just horrible at expressing it, is all. An awkward man who wants to build his art and build the lives of those around him.

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Connection to canon characters: For a few months leading up to a fateful day, he hired Lotta Hart as a photographer, citing the "adolescent framing and lighting" as keys to her charm - "amateurism bringing a life to [his] work no amount of studying could give." She would go on to be arrested for the murder of René's protege, turning René into the latest witness for the Wright Anything Agency.

Brief Background:

When Pheonix heard that Lotta Hard had been arrested, he immediately came to her aid. The case seemed simple, as usual. Amateur designer Rex Gravenslash had been stabbed once in the chest and bled to death. At the time of the murder, René and cosmetician Kara Mess were busy preparing model Delilah Plasquet for a photo shoot, leaving Lotta as the only person with the opportunity to commit the crime. René expressed concerns for Lotta, but ultimately his testimony confirming their alibis and explaining Lotta's movements as he saw only seemed to finger Lotta further, as though he was setting her up.

It wasn't long before one piece of evidence turned the case around - an electric blanket René used to help with arthritis. According to Wright, Rex's body was draped in the blanket to make the body seem newly dead upon discovery, but the true crime was before anyone else arrived at the studio. This only left René as the true killer, and the case was set to close.

Just one problem; Lotta herself insisted that despite his arrest, René was innocent, and forced Wright to reexamine the case.

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As it turns out, René hated himself for being romantically interested in his own protege, based on a large age difference and the intrinsic unhealthy power dynamic. Not wanting to hurt Rex, he had used his connections to find a different internship for the designer to distance them. René maintained his innocence, and the agency took his case. The new angle was René and Rex had fought over these feelings of his, and after a heat-of-the-moment killing, René moved to shift the time of death to frame Lotta.

The only remaining witness for the early morning was Kara Mass, who had arrived early for unspecified reasons. Contradictions in the her testimony and the case against Mister Pozak revealed that Kara wasn't there to just do cosmetics, she was there as a thief, stealing valuable fabrics, bits of jewelry, anything she could sell to help raise money for her son's bail. Now hiding nothing, she told them what she saw as she was sneaking through the building. She reported a crate containing several studio lights that René already reported having moved to the crime scene beforehand.

In all, the cover-up was built to keep the other three under suspicion and detract form the true criminal; Delilah Plasquet, who had killed the victim the previous day over trying to steal this internship from him. Knowing she had no alibi that day, she hid the corpse in this crate overnight, using the heat from the studio lamps to keep the body warm overnight. But as he had to unplug the lamps in the crate to move it, the body was no longer heated, leading to further delays the coroner could use to accurately assess the time of death. With that update, the rest of her plan unfurled in front of them. It was only with the real killer being found and himself and Lotta being found innocent that he smiled for the first time in front of Wright.

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Name Meanings:
-René comes from famous contemporary artist René Magritte. Pozak is a play on both "pose," as he is a fashion designer, and "Pollock," famous pop artist.
-The case victim, Rex Gravenslash, is meant to have a deceptively evil sounding name for who is essentially a sweet and gentle person.
-Delilah derives from "the liar," plasquet from "plastic."
-Kara Mass's name is a play on the cosmetic product mascara.

Further Notes: I wanted to draw him more in the style of the original Ace Attorney than the later games. While the art does get nicer, I always think of the colors of the original game as the truest Ace Attorney art style, and wanted to emulate that. His design wasn't meant to be like the cute assistant or cute prosecutor or cute whatever that are usually made, he was meant to be a one-case sort of suspect. Someone slightly dumpy, slightly ugly. Somewhat inspired by Kane Bullard or Ernest Amano. For everything I was aiming for, I was happy to come out with a design like this that captured all the ideas I had for him.


 Other AA Related Things I've Done       
Spoiler: Real Bad Entry I Made for the 2012 CR Fan Character Sprite Contest that Got 1 Vote In Total
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Name: Kara Mass
Pun: Flipping her names gets "Mass Kara," which is a play on mascara
Age: 43
Occupation: Cosmetician
Lazy Sprite Sheet: [X]

Spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne Art I Did With a Really Bright Pink Color Palette
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DA Post: [X]

Spoiler: Draw It Again Challenge w/ Old OC I Last Drew like 5 Years Ago
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DA Post: [X]

~.* stop winking at me you oversexed frenchman *.~


Last edited by Zoo977 on Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Nice improvement!
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Ropfa wrote:
Nice improvement!

thank you i actually tried on the second one :^)
~.* stop winking at me you oversexed frenchman *.~
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Zoo977 wrote:
Ropfa wrote:
Nice improvement!

thank you i actually tried on the second one :^)

It shows. Definitely my favourite of these.
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You're improvement over 5 years is phenomenal!
And I love those spoiler tag descriptions for your OC's XD
I really like Brandy's design and pose!
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Seriously I'm super glad you guys are liking my work here so much aaaaaaaaaa
the fact the forum code wont let me use dozens of annoying heart emojis to express my love is homophobomia and iw ill have my vengeance

Right now I'm working on summat for the character design contest. If you know me on discord youve already seen five of the sprites but for now, here's a little preview. A very specific preview to leave out a very specific detail of this character :3c

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Oooh! Welcome to CR! :maya: I saw your works on dA and shame on me for not saying they're amazing earlier. >w>; I cannot wait to see your entry. CX
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Oh hey! I remember seeing your entry from the 2012 OC contest. It's really cool how you improved so much!
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Double KO wrote:
Oh hey! I remember seeing your entry from the 2012 OC contest. It's really cool how you improved so much!


I truly am flattered so many of you guys are enjoying seeing my progress and I am flattered you remember her but please, remember better things for my sake

Seriously though, thanks y'all, here's another more definite preview of my contest entry. Here's a little court record shot, and a tiny court sprite to give you guys an idea of what'll be happening in the fake case idea

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Well, it's all out in the open now. I posted my whole contest entry to the court records beta site, now all there is to do is wait. I didn't want to make the typical cutesy character that everyon e loves, I wanted to make the kind of dumpier witnesses that are just as important to the world. So now that he's been dumped into this whole CROCCpot, I introduce you all to

Spoiler: CROCC 2018 Entry
Entrant's Name: Sugary Sweet Sprites
Entrant's Website: Tumblr, DA, CR Forums

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Character's Name: René Pozak
Age: 67
Occupation: Haute Couture Fashion Designer
Full Sprite Sheet: DA link

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Brief Physical Description: An overweight older man with a slightly unfortunate face, René focuses less on his physical body than on his clothes. In his mind, a designer is no designer if they can't make any body, any face, any anything look good. As such, his clothes and hair are very flamboyant. His white hair is styled into a strange curved mess punctuated with a curved quiff.

Brief Personality Description: René is a world renowned designer. His clothes and other artistic projects are known worldwide, and he is incredibly passionate about his work... not that anyone could tell. In fact, Mister Pozak is notoriously inexpressive. Unless he seems particularly inspired, he's most likely to be wearing the same bland face, speaking in the same bland monotone, even in dire situations. Combined with an intimidating resting face, most people assume he's a typical grouchy old man. He does care very much about other people and the lives around him - he's just horrible at expressing it, is all. An awkward man who wants to build his art and build the lives of those around him.

Image


Connection to canon characters: For a few months leading up to a fateful day, he hired Lotta Hart as a photographer, citing the "adolescent framing and lighting" as keys to her charm - "amateurism bringing a life to [his] work no amount of studying could give." She would go on to be arrested for the murder of René's protege, turning René into the latest witness for the Wright Anything Agency.

Brief Background:

When Pheonix heard that Lotta Hard had been arrested, he immediately came to her aid. The case seemed simple, as usual. Amateur designer Rex Gravenslash had been stabbed once in the chest and bled to death. At the time of the murder, René and cosmetician Kara Mess were busy preparing model Delilah Plasquet for a photo shoot, leaving Lotta as the only person with the opportunity to commit the crime. René expressed concerns for Lotta, but ultimately his testimony confirming their alibis and explaining Lotta's movements as he saw only seemed to finger Lotta further, as though he was setting her up.

It wasn't long before one piece of evidence turned the case around - an electric blanket René used to help with arthritis. According to Wright, Rex's body was draped in the blanket to make the body seem newly dead upon discovery, but the true crime was before anyone else arrived at the studio. This only left René as the true killer, and the case was set to close.

Just one problem; Lotta herself insisted that despite his arrest, René was innocent, and forced Wright to reexamine the case.

Image


As it turns out, René hated himself for being romantically interested in his own protege, based on a large age difference and the intrinsic unhealthy power dynamic. Not wanting to hurt Rex, he had used his connections to find a different internship for the designer to distance them. René maintained his innocence, and the agency took his case. The new angle was René and Rex had fought over these feelings of his, and after a heat-of-the-moment killing, René moved to shift the time of death to frame Lotta.

The only remaining witness for the early morning was Kara Mass, who had arrived early for unspecified reasons. Contradictions in the her testimony and the case against Mister Pozak revealed that Kara wasn't there to just do cosmetics, she was there as a thief, stealing valuable fabrics, bits of jewelry, anything she could sell to help raise money for her son's bail. Now hiding nothing, she told them what she saw as she was sneaking through the building. She reported a crate containing several studio lights that René already reported having moved to the crime scene beforehand.

In all, the cover-up was built to keep the other three under suspicion and detract form the true criminal; Delilah Plasquet, who had killed the victim the previous day over trying to steal this internship from him. Knowing she had no alibi that day, she hid the corpse in this crate overnight, using the heat from the studio lamps to keep the body warm overnight. But as he had to unplug the lamps in the crate to move it, the body was no longer heated, leading to further delays the coroner could use to accurately assess the time of death. With that update, the rest of her plan unfurled in front of them. It was only with the real killer being found and himself and Lotta being found innocent that he smiled for the first time in front of Wright.

ImageImage


Name Meanings:
-René comes from famous contemporary artist René Magritte. Pozak is a play on both "pose," as he is a fashion designer, and "Pollock," famous pop artist.
-The case victim, Rex Gravenslash, is meant to have a deceptively evil sounding name for who is essentially a sweet and gentle person.
-Delilah derives from "the liar," plasquet from "plastic."
-Kara Mass's name is a play on the cosmetic product mascara.

Further Notes: I wanted to draw him more in the style of the original Ace Attorney than the later games. While the art does get nicer, I always think of the colors of the original game as the truest Ace Attorney art style, and wanted to emulate that. His design wasn't meant to be like the cute assistant or cute prosecutor or cute whatever that are usually made, he was meant to be a one-case sort of suspect. Someone slightly dumpy, slightly ugly. Somewhat inspired by Kane Bullard or Ernest Amano. For everything I was aiming for, I was happy to come out with a design like this that captured all the ideas I had for him.

~.* stop winking at me you oversexed frenchman *.~
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Sorry to double post about my addition to the CROCCpot, but I forgot to add an animation to the sprites shown on his bio. Here they are again, without the billion chapter backstory no one wanted.

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As a side note, I've only started playing SOJ this past week. The idea of changing body temperature to set of the time of death was not inspired by that one specific case, it was simply unfortunate coincidence. IF any of you have any other criticisms of the character, I'd be more than happy to hear. Looking forward to seeing the rest of this year's entries too!
~.* stop winking at me you oversexed frenchman *.~
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