Hello everyone! I want to make a short game on RPG maker VX ACE, but I don't want to use the defaults; I wish to create my own. I want to ask about few other things on the topic as well... What can I use to make character pictures like this? Same for monsters? (doesn't have to be high quality, just something I can use or do to make these) Can I get any tips on sprite creation? like a layout or is there a program for it? How can I make battle effect such as what is bellow? Is it too difficult for a beginner? How do I make sound effects and music? Is there a free way to go about it? Do I have to know an instrument? Any other advice? As I said I'm a beginner to RPG Maker, so I will accept any advice from those with more experience! Thank you to all that replied!