Continuing my development along the Castlevania lines, I was animating some random items… And, well… I don’t know what to do with the small heart:
This is what I did with the large heart:
I don’t want to just animate the small heart rotating as well. I’ve tried a glittering effect, glowing outlines, tracers along the edge, a shimmering effect rolling across it, rocking side to side, hovering slowly in a circle. I even tried to make it pulse like the left and right ventricle of a real heart… … …Llllleeeeet’s just say that’s an image I can’t get out of my head. I guess cartoon hearts aren’t supposed to beat realistically! Lol.
Anyway, if anyone has any ideas that could spark progress that would be great.
P.S. Here’s a couple other items I’ve done so far:
HP Max Up
Heart Max Up
They’re all 16 bit, use a 16 color limit, and are 16x16 pixels.
NOTE: All these pieces are scaled 3x to make them easier to view.
[EDIT]For clarity and updated Heart Max Up and HP Max Up animation.