Actually a marching band would work incredibly well with want I'm doing
I have a basic idea of what I want the main "gimmick" to be, but I don't want to say it just yet because I'm still fiddling with how I can use it.
I have done about three or four big pages of concept art for this thus far, and these are my favourite pieces. The shirt design is just something I have to use somewhere; and as for the headphones, it's nice to go to FINAL FANTASY levels of impracticality and detail in character equipment sometimes. My favourite detail in a character is that the third guy has a zipper pull in his lip piercing. I have since come up with a name for the main character, but haven't written it in. I think I'm going to call him "Ray".
As for actual spritework:
I can't do a lot because I'm still downloading MMF2 (thanks, Kelso!), but I wanted to do this. Guess what they are before hitting the spoiler.
They're animations for "?" and "!" emoticons.
I just wna to make sure that they're interpreted easily enough despite their size and style. They might be easier to get in context, but I'd like to test anyway.
And incidentally:Remix of Ray's theme
(I like this version better than the original
)The next guy's theme
The third guy's theme is most likely going to be a Birthday Massacre song.