My name is Raharabin and I am very new here.
I just started working on my first visual novel. While I have worked on a few games in the past this will be my first time using Renpy and working on visual novels, so I could really use some advice.
I think I need to hire some artists to make sure this game looks amazing, and I am not an artist, like at all. I’ve seen on this site lots of people do commissions and it looks really good, but I keep on hearing about giving references so that they know what I am envisioning.
That’s where I get a bit confused. Could someone explain to me what a reference is and what kind of references should I be looking for? If possible an example would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if this is a stupid question, when it comes to art I am a complete noob.
For the overall look and feel, screenshots or names of a few series/movie/game visually similar to what you're looking can be incredibly helpful. It doesn't have to be the same genre, and as long as the atmosphere and mood of the story is similar.
For characters, a 1-2 sentence summary of their personality, any important physical details (height, hair, skin tone, defining features like scars, props, any pertinent details for costumes) and/or previously commissioned works should be sufficient reference material for an artist.
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You can try it at https://picrew.me/ . The main site is in Japanese but it's pretty easy to figure out; just click a picture to load the editor that was used to make it.
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