You are trying to design some decent pixel graphics for your tile based game and all you have is a Photoshop document with some crap on it.
How many times did it happen in your life?
Here they are a couple of clues to help you in this task.
Once upon a time…
Look what I found on Wikipedia:
“RPG Maker (1st release: December 17, 1992) is a program that allows users to create their own role-playing games. Most versions include a tile set based map editor, (tilesets are called chipsets in pre-XP versions), a simple scripting language for scripting events, and a battle editor. All versions include initial premade tilesets, characters, and events which can be used in creating new games. An interesting feature of the PC Versions of RPG Maker programs is that a user can create new tilesets and characters, and add any new graphics he/she wants. Several sites have developed, dedicated to helping users share their creations.”
Now the question is: so what?
Well, read once again this: “An interesting feature of the PC Versions of RPG Maker programs is that a user can create new tilesets and characters, and add any new graphics he/she wants”.
As you can see from the picture, it’s very easy to have your character with a 4 way walking animation in a matter of seconds, with thousands of options to custom it.
I hope this hint will make you save some time when you are looking for pixel graphics and run out of creativity. It saved mine for sure.