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How do game designers create graphics for their games?


Question

Lets say a game designer is going to create a new character for his game and now needs to draw the character using an art style that is a smooth (not pixel art) style. What would be the best way for the game designer to draw his character and get it into the game?

Im asking this because I really have been wanting to create some flash games but I really am no good at creating graphics for them because I myself tend to focus more on programming the game since thats what I like doing and focus a lot on.

Would the game designer use one of the following processes to create the graphics for his game? And if so which one is the most efficient way for that smooth art style?

  1. Drawing them on paper, scanning it, color and fix up in Photoshop

  2. Drawing them and coloring them in Photoshop/Illustrator.

  3. Drawing them onto an actual computer screen using a stylus pen.

Thanks for your time!

2011/10/15
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10/15/2011 10:30:00 PM

"but I really am no good at creating graphics for them because I myself tend to focus more on programming"

Your best solution in that case is to find a graphic designer or illustrator to work with you.

If your games are Flash based, you likely want to stick with vector image formats...so files drawn in AI or Flash directly.

As for which method is more efficient, there's no answer to that. Each artist has their own process and that is the most efficient method for them.

2011/10/16
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10/16/2011 12:16:00 AM