Well here it is, I spoke about this on my twitter recently and yeah I did most of the additional poses before actually finishing the walking animations.
I based this off (as you can see) the early Final Fantasy games, I find the smaller heads give a much better space for clothing without forcing the sprite over the 32×32 grid. I also referenced it in some of the down poses, as these tend to get requested quite a bit.
From working on this I actually found myself thinking back to my old XP ones and how similar they are, so I guess it’s also new work based off old work.
I had a quick little go at creating some familiar characters with it and well, I was quite pleased at how I was able to get the clothing to match.
Now that this is done it’s back to battlers, stay safe 🙂