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Felicia HD standing animation by JKLind Felicia HD standing animation by JKLind
Now here's an old one - I did this back in 2002 or early 2003, as both an experiment and a break from my classwork. I loved the idea behind the open source fighting game engines that folks used to combine all their favorite fighters... but I wanted to take it up a few notches. I wanted to do one in HD.

Rather than designing and animating an original character, I decided to HD-ify Felicia from Capcom's Darkstalkers. This meant scaling up her sprites, printing them out on animation paper, and scribbling in a more detailed version on the back... My original plan was to do this with all of her sprites, but I'm surprised I made it this far. It's a lot of work for no real payoff. :shrug:

I like to think that if I were to make another attempt now, I'd do a much better job... But I'd much rather use an original character, or at least do something that isn't a glorified trace-job.


Felicia & original animation (c) Capcom
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Stargeiser Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Job =)
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Danieltiger13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My GOD! This is made of pure win!!!! Maybe you should go back to it, considering that Darkstakers might be coming back. Ohhhh, wouldn't it be cool if they made an HD version...or perhaps used the same engine they used with Street Fighter four with all the artsy-ness?
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Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Pretty awesome
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demonjester55 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
jesus thts so epic win awesome :D
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:iconkatwarlord:
katwarlord Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
seems sluggish could tweak the time for the frames
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Someguy1997 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Darkstalkers HD Remix anyone?
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KWAMBIX Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
woooooww..!!!!
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Nadugi Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
perfect ^^
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XLRZ6 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it faved!
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Joakaha Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... Felicia! Nice! :)
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felifan Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best Felica .Gif ever!
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:iconteamavalanchemember2:
I LOVE THIS :love:, I LOVE FELICIA :D
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faogwolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm just love it you made her looks awesome and you get that strength of her idk i'm just love how do you do her :3
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jangofett777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
no pay off unless your making an actual fighting game.
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It could be fun to make one with my own characters, if I didn't have at least a vague idea of just how much of a challenge the engine and mechanics would be. :shrug:
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jangofett777 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
you could always work for a development studio that makes fighting games.
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aside from the makers of Skull Girls, I think the only choices there are Capcom and Namco
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jangofett777 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
skull girls got really good reviews, they would be a good choice, but Capcom and Namco aren't your only choice, you could always go work for SNK on the king of fighters series.
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
SNK is still in business?
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:iconjangofett777:
jangofett777 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
of course they are, who do you think is making the king of fighters games?

oh! or you could work for NetherRealm.
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:iconjklind:
JKLind Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Realistically, Netherrealm is the only one I could work for. I'm not Japanese, nor do I speak the language, so Japan-based studios are out. Plus those studios wouldn't be willing to pay my salary... No way I'm working for what they pay their animators.

Want is also an issue, in that I don't want to work on such cookie-cutter games anymore. Maybe 10 years ago, when I was still obsessed with them, but not now.
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lemachi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work. I'm surprised you got it this far as well. Good choice of character to start with. ;)
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It goes without saying, I had a lot less distractions then... Except homework of course. :p
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AndersonicTH Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!
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:iconaf4e:
AF4E Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Once again, Darkstalker fans proving to the world we want a new game.
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:iconjklind:
JKLind Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think we're actually getting one... But in 3D, if I remember correctly. I don't know how they'll duplicate some of the crazier animations though...
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AF4E Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Capcom said its supposed to be a "modified" SfxT engine... oh god, its gonna SUCK!
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I could do a whole post about feeling abandoned as a gamer, with Capcom being a major culprit... As much as I want sequels to my favorite games, I want them done "right", with old-school (but hidef) 2D animation. :shrug:
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AF4E Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Apparently Hand-drawn HD Sprites are too expensive... right, and we see what happened to MvC3 because of add-ons and shiny crap.
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think it has more to do with them being out of ideas. The capcom I grew up with had several franchises to print money with - Mega Man, Bionic Commando, Ghosts & Goblins, Final Fight, Street Fighter, Disney games, just to name a few...
Now all they have is Resident Evil and Street Fighter, because they don't know what to do with their other properties. :shrug:
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AF4E Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You are kidding right?

What about the MASSIVE cliff hanger from Megaman X8 and the Elf wars?!
How about making Megaman Legends/Dash 3 and give Trigger access to his "Ancient Armor" and go full out bad-ass on the re-activating system?
Megaman Zero 5 anyone?

Its not being without ideas, they HATE their fans.

PS: I plan to do a full detailed review of MvC3 now that Crapcom dropped support for it. Because its too much work for a company to update an old game... oh wait a second, Valve's been doing that with TF2 for YEARS now.
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JKLind Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Getting closer to my abandonment rant, here...
Capcom's got a whole library of franchises they could exploit, stories they could continue, yet don't. If MM Legends 3 were going to happen, it would've/should've happened years ago. I don't care for the Zero series, I want the old-school Mega Man back, but at the very least with graphics & sound on par with MM8. 9 & 10 have come ten years too late, in my book, and seem like a desperate attempt at riding the nostalgia wave, while spending as litting on development as possible...

If they are actively developing other properties, they certainly aren't going out of the way to let people know about them, like they do with RE and SF. :shrug:
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katwarlord Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
this animation is beautiful an not pixelated like from the game
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AnimalBear Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Perfect!
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Seiyokuribo Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
IIIIIIIIIIIII like it! XD
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KenjiRyori Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Very impressive! Nice job!
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3Dogz Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! :aww:
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SLB-CreationS Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :clap:
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JaeDub003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
But this is so beautiful! I love what you did here!
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:iconjklind:
JKLind Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All I did was interpret what was already there. :)
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