Soooo I can't use the tileset I've been using for my side project plus a person I commissioned for said project fraudulent person who stole my money and gave me no product. It is not meant to happen I suppose
As far as the backgrounds are concerned, I've now decided after your comment to make them fully painted, rather than pixel-art based, and keep their size as 100%, instead of cutting their image sizes down in half to save space. The only reason I did that in the first place is that the game was having a hard time loading on phones with full size parallax graphics, but I figure I have to release a PC game before any other platform can be thought about.
Link me to anything you'd like me to follow and I'll keep up with you as well. Thanks. : )
Trying to draw a more detailed style (like noses instead of little dots). . . clearly my skill hasn't gotten there yet! But I'm going to keep trying so all my characters don't look the same just with different hair/eyes.
The right kind of creativity is adding your flavoring and layering on tested and proven tropes, not tearing them down and rebuild things in your image. Just like how you don't cook eggs with a brick or a chainsaw, but instead learning on how to make your eggs look good and different than the other eggs.