How to draw items for visual novel?

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How to draw items for visual novel?

#1 Post by King-sama » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:57 am

Like an inventory thing? I wanna make some for visual novel commissions. :)

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#2 Post by morinoir » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 am

Your item (or should I say food?) drawing on your dA looks good already. What seem to be the problem?
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#3 Post by King-sama » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:51 am

I am not sure what size to draw them in, how many, and what to draw for example? :)

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#4 Post by morinoir » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:39 pm

Aren't those things depend on the game's needs? For picture size though, I suggest always start bigger than actual in-game size in case you need it later for promotional stuff or something else. For example, if the in-game size is 300 pixels, you might want to draw at 1000 pixels at least. Just make sure they still look good in small size, means don't put very small detail into your item drawing that won't be visible in the end anyway.

Any item you can think of can be made into 'item art', you just need to decide which one you're going to draw. Since you seem to like food drawing, why not start there? For alternative, rpg-kind of items also seem to be popular. Or if you have original character, you can try drawing their own unique items or stuff they carry in their bag.
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#5 Post by King-sama » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:53 am

300 pixels for an item seems so huge....
But thanks for the suggestions. It seems that I will draw anything.

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Re: How to draw items for visual novel?

#6 Post by Imperf3kt » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:24 am

It's not that large really.
For a screen 1920*1080, you can fit 6.4 columns across if each item is 300px.
It'd make sense to use that 0.4 left over space as padding, or make the images maybe 250px or so with more padding.
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#7 Post by King-sama » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:40 am

Alright, thanks for the info. :D

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#8 Post by trooper6 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:21 am

Really, if you are taking commissions, you should ask your client what size they want and what items. Some people might be making a 1920*1080 games , others might be making an 800*600 game. Ask your customers!
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Re: How to draw items for visual novel?

#9 Post by King-sama » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:08 pm

I was asking this just for reference anyway. Costumers need to see an example!

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#10 Post by Emma65 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:46 am

King-sama wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:08 pm
I was asking this just for reference anyway. Costumers need to see an example!

I don't want anymore answers to this post.
I suggest always start bigger than actual in-game size in case you need it later for promotional stuff or something else. For example, if the in-game size is 300 pixels, you might want to draw at 1000 pixels at least. Just make sure they still look good in small size, means don't put very small detail into your item drawing that won't be visible in the end anyway.

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