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Hello there all you wonderful sprite artists out there! Today I have a delightfully whimsical request for you all!

I am currently creating a small village that is populated entirely by mice. Imagine that you are walking through your home when you notice a small crack in your wall. If you place your ear against the wall you can hear the strangest sounds...it's almost like a tiny party happening inside your walls somewhere. Not one to miss out on some fun, you shrink yourself down to fit inside a small, inconspicuous crack and begin to crawl inside...you might begin to hear the sounds of music playing and people talking. There are excited squeaks that dance through the air along with the sound of small cups clinking together in cheer. You keep crawling, inching closer to a light the seems to bleed into the tunnel, every inch you move brings you closer to the wonderfully warm scents of cheeses and breads baking that waft through the air. And finally you make it! You emerge from that dark hole to find a hustling bustling little pub it would seem!

There are mice dancing in little clothes all around, tables are set up around the bar...but how quaint, they are made with what appear to be sewing spools! You can see their cups are made from various thimbles and bottle caps too. The bar stools legs are made with match sticks. What a strange little world! It would seem these mice have made little rooms out of opened tin cans and little boxes. It would seem that the mice who live in the crack in this wall have collected all kinds of small everyday items and used them to make their home!

I would love for a few pieces to decorate the insides of a "mouse house" or even the outside of a "mouse village" that follow along these themes! Imagine "Jerry's" house from the old cartoon "Tom and Jerry"

I would love to hear about some ideas to expand on this thought and if there is anyone out there who might be interested on bringing some of the things I described above to life, please let me know! I would really love you for it!

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Bumping with new idea!

Instead of asking people to invent new items to fill a little mouse village, what if instead someone might find it fun to edit a few sprites that already exist? I'll show some examples of sprites that would work well and then explain a little more!
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^ Imagine any of these items like the wicker basket or a bucket, but imagine them flipped upside down. Perhaps a mouse found a bucket and turned it upside down, cutting an entryway into the front so that he could get in and out of his new home?

This would mean that the size of these sprites would have to be scaled up considerably because I want these "mouse buildings" to be the size and scale of a regular house compared to the player's sprite. Of course, I know having to draw them from a different perspective would require more effort than a simple rotate command in photoshop, but would anyone be interested in helping me so something like this?
 

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How cute!

I know someone has made mushroom/toadstool houses. I just can't remember who, sorry :(
 

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How cute!

I know someone has made mushroom/toadstool houses. I just can't remember who, sorry :(
Isn't it?! I'm very excited for the idea~ I really hope I can find an artist or two that would be willing to help make it happen!
 

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I think it is either Avery or PandaMaru. I'm on my phone so can't do links. PandaMaru's images have been destroyed by Photoshop but there is a link in her thread which takes you to her home page and they might still be accessible there.
 

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Actually it is me, yeah.
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/avys-mv-stuff.53317/
I have also interior walls for my mushroom house here:
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/avys-mv-stuff.53317/page-28#post-759111
Maru has a carrot house here:
https://rpgmaker-mv.de/forum/thread/284-recollab-ostern-2017-frühlingsgefühle/
Maru has also a carrot and pumpkin house for VX/Ace, there are also pretty tiny mushroom houses there:
https://rpgmaker-mv.de/forum/thread/72-maru-s-vx-ace-ressourcen/
 

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Actually it is me, yeah.
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/avys-mv-stuff.53317/
I have also interior walls for my mushroom house here:
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/avys-mv-stuff.53317/page-28#post-759111
Maru has a carrot house here:
https://rpgmaker-mv.de/forum/thread/284-recollab-ostern-2017-frühlingsgefühle/
Maru has also a carrot and pumpkin house for VX/Ace, there are also pretty tiny mushroom houses there:
https://rpgmaker-mv.de/forum/thread/72-maru-s-vx-ace-ressourcen/
Oh my goodness! These are some really great resources! I do really like the mushroom house and carrot houses too~

While I think I could make use of them in my project at some point, it's still not quite what I'm looking for however...

I'm imagining more of a small town that exists entirely between the walls of someone's house. And so rather than objects being made out of natural things like mushrooms, I think better fits would be homes that are made with cardboard boxes and tin cans. Possibly straw messily strewn across the floors. A large feather used for shade, match sticks used for torch light or for the wooden legs of tables and chairs. This sort of thing.
 

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Bumping with new idea!

Instead of asking people to invent new items to fill a little mouse village, what if instead someone might find it fun to edit a few sprites that already exist? I'll show some examples of sprites that would work well and then explain a little more!
Mouse_Village_Examples.png

^ Imagine any of these items like the wicker basket or a bucket, but imagine them flipped upside down. Perhaps a mouse found a bucket and turned it upside down, cutting an entryway into the front so that he could get in and out of his new home?

This would mean that the size of these sprites would have to be scaled up considerably because I want these "mouse buildings" to be the size and scale of a regular house compared to the player's sprite. Of course, I know having to draw them from a different perspective would require more effort than a simple rotate command in photoshop, but would anyone be interested in helping me so something like this?
 

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