Fascinating and original topic title, I know!
Over the past couple of weeks I've been putting together a bunch of sprites for a fan game project of mine. Let's start off with some gym leaders I came up with, shall we? (oh yeah, for the record these are mostly just splices, though some parts needed some heavy customization just to fit.)
So here we are with ten gym leader concepts I came up with. From left to right: Foxworth (Grass/Water hybrid), Duskwillow (Dark/Bug hybrid), Jet Barrin and his daughter, Tiffany (Fire/Rock hybrid), Captain Ameena (Water-type), King Sarik and Prince Adonnis (Dragon-type), Alice Winterman (Ice-type), Colonel Jules (Electric-type), Bianca (Flying/Normal hybrid).
Duskwillow's design is not finalized. In fact, I've contemplated using the design featured lower in this post. The two pair gym leaders (Jet/Tiffany and Sarik/Adonnis) are not necessarily double battle material. Colonel Jules continues the military uniform tradition of Electric-type leaders. Bianca looks a lot like Whitney, I'm aware. It's intended. (Bianca = Blank, Whitney = White, Blank = White)
Here are some other trainers I'd worked on. From left to right, we've got Duskwillow's alternate design, a female sailor, a female bug catcher and an alternate Lass. The Lass is pretty ugly and is actually my first mash up ever, so that's why it's awful looking.
Here we have two members of Team Rocket, the two central figures in the Team Rocket arcs I have planned.
I've also got several designs for Elite 4 members. However, they'll be silhouetted until more details need to be released.
I also did some sprite work for my new character, Andrea Dennison. I still need to do some work on the portrait (mostly the hair, which I'm clueless about) and I need to create/edit some back sprites, but pretty much everything is there.
I also did some work on a large building, but I don't know what style its in. Victorian? Renaissance? *shrug*
So, thoughts? Comments, criticism and questions are welcome.
Note: I'm not open to requests, sorry. My skill level wouldn't be suitable for that, anyways.