# RTP Editing - Make a Diagonally Facing Sprite

##### Modern Exteriors Posted!
How to make diagonally facing character sprites, an RTP graphic editing tutorial, translated by Slimmmeiske2

Original Tutorial: http://foryou.opal.ne.jp/sfog/dotcharaquart.html

Pixel Art: Creating a simple diagonal sprite

To make a diagonal sprite, we’ll be cut and pasting sprites from a 4 direction sheet.

Using the facing left sprite and the facing down sprite, we’ll make one who’ll face down to the left.

Arrangement:

• Reduce the facing down’s width to half and cut out that half.
• In case there’s no reduction fuction, it’s 2/5（12 or 13 pixels）from the right.
• Take 3/5 from the left facing’s right（max. 20 pixels）and combine it with the facing down part.
• Combine the facing down’s left hair part with the facing left’s right hair part.
• Now place this combined hair on the body we combined earlier.
• Shift the ears and eyes 2, 3 pixels.
• Shift the whole a bit to the right.
• Complete!
Points to look it more diagonal:
• The forehead in the facing down one is 5 pixels, diagonal it should be 4.
• The ear should be between the facing down and facing left a bit to the left.
• It’s easier if the left and right eye are at the same height.
• If you darken the inner part of the right arm, you’ll get depth.
• If you move the right arm and left arm 1 pixel up, it gives a depth of diagonal.
Conclusion:
And with this we end the tutorial. (Sorry for the abrupt end.) But you can do this in a short time period (around 3 minutes).

When you’re used to reducing and finding the right balance, you can exclude some other stuff and finish even in a shorter time period.

With such small scale pixel art, cut and pasting can help gaining time, which is a good thing.

Even if your game does not use 8 dimensional movement, the slanting sprites can create a stage like atmosphere.

#### ookami_lord

I'll use it!

##### Villager
Absolutely a great tutorial, it does take some time to get used to the process. This was my third and first successful try.

##### Modern Exteriors Posted!
@Masterofhearts - post some more of your goodies, so we can be impressed with you!

That one looks great! =]

lol, and know the tut works, too! =]

@Everyone, so glad it helps. OF course I did not write it, but as a budding GIMP image editor, I appreciate a good image editing tut, and couldn't resist sharing this with everyone.

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##### Villager
@GrandmaDeb I appreciate the feedback, I have have more poses for that character, and I started another one.

#### slimmmeiske2

##### Little Red Riding Hood
Nice to know it works indeed.

I never had the time to try it out, when I was translating this. ^^;

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#### nio kasgami

##### VampCat
I never know if this work well with the kaduki charset..because they are not build in the same way so I doubt a little if this will give a good effect...

#### FeliPereira97

##### Veteran
Is it possible to make a program apply this pattern?

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