so at some point the fourth Smash Bros. game is going to come out this year, and I thought I’d make some fanart. the series is close to my heart, and as a fan it was great to see both last October’s documentary on the melee scene and the amazing community spirit on show at EVO 2013. I’m looking forward to the new installment. So far I think the art has been taken in all the right directions despite (in my own opinion) a few arguably wasted character slots in the roster.
Ness is pretty much my favourite character to play in Brawl right now, I picked him up occasionally in Melee but he never stuck. I think my favourite thing about him is his air game, although his weird jump arcs can work to his disadvantage as much as they can screw with an opponent. having a guaranteed kill throw at ~100% is a nice reassurance and juggling into a PK thunder 2 KO is pretty satisfying. He has a lot of strengths and a lot of weaknesses, I’d hold him up as a textbook example of a well-balanced character (although it would be cool if PK Flash wasn’t a joke move?).
I put in Marth as a nod to my flatmate Adam, who’s always used him a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever actually used Marth more than a handful of times, but someone picking him has traditionally been a sign that I’m about to get wrecked. I really like projectile-less characters in fighting games; there’s a pure, no-nonsense quality to them and I enjoy it when they can hold their own in tier lists. I’ve gone for Marth’s Smash 4 outfit here because I like it a lot - the pose is based on his down-B counter.
anyway, sort of pleased with this. I appreciate the rendering isn’t too dynamic lately, just lines and blocks of tone, but I guess I’m trying to improve my basics.