This is the current state of the sprite-sheet that I made for the Ikt'iss. There is still unfinished stuff on here, but I’m pretty happy with how much I’ve completed so far. I may stop working on it soon, and finish more of it as the need arises.
I’ve been working on Avonii ships lately. Starting tomorrow I will be a lot busier for awhile, so this is probably as much as I’ll be able to create until things get better. On the left is what I started with in 2008, the middle was an edit made a few years back when I still played Picture Wars regularly, and then there’s the redesign that I just made of four of my ships. There’s still a lot more of them to do, but who knows when I’ll be able to do them all.
The battleship now has a second variant, replacing the rows of smaller guns with one big railgun.
Progress on this has been slow, but I’ve finished more of the Avonii sprites. I have additional stuff in partially finished states, but those are not shown here. I’ve also made some minor changes to the sprites that I had finished awhile back. Pictured here from top to bottom are the human guardsmen in varied uniforms, a human soldier, an avonii guardsman, a hound and korx hound, some guns on the right, a support hound below, an avonii soldier, an ikt'iss, a hestian, and finally wasp drones on the right in normal and sniper variants.
I’ve been working on another update for the Avonii Empire spritesheet. This will be their fourth major update, which is not counting the many times I updated them without overhauling everything. I still have a lot more sprites to upgrade, but these are the five that have been completed so far. I still might make slight changes on them, but for now I consider them to be finished. I’ve arranged these sprites to show how they’ve been upgraded over time, with the newer sprites obviously on the right. The bipedal robot was not a part of this army during the first few generations so I only have one older sprite to show of it. I’m pretty happy with my most recent upgrade. It’s now starting to resemble a realistic scale, and I’ve also applied what I now know about pallettes and color selection. It’s shameful how long it took me to get better at picking good colors.
I was writing out ideas for the update to my Avonii Empire page on the Picture Wars wiki, and I ended up writing something like a short story instead. It’s about the Avonii Empire from the perspective of somebody that fought against them. Click the link below to read it.