2018-05-21 - Dragon Cave's 12th Birthday! in News Posted May 21, 2018 3 hours ago, SamuelMaybird said: I sit and wait for the royal blue to get updated because I really want to like them but uh, anatomy is key for me Oh dear... If that ever happens I will sit in a corner and cry for weeks on end. And after that I'll probably still sob now and then. Because correct anatomy or not, if they get updated they'll loose those gorgeous colours (everything that gets updated ends up brighter and shinier for some reason), and they'll loose bulk (because it seems to be really hard to do more detailed antomy without loosing bulk). And then they'll not be my gorgeous, perfect, DC-favourite sprite anymore. Also, probably because I'm no expert, I can't even make out any anatomical errors in the sprites. (At least not when I see them normally sized on the view page.) If it has to be updated, then I'll have to accept that, but I sure hope it will take years until that's necessary ! And speaking of this... @Sprite Updates I think the update of the Reds was fantastic work, because the spriter managed to make a "3D" version of the "2D" sprite without changing any defining details. With the Seasonals I still think a lot of care went into keeping things like overall posture and lineage view - which is a great thing ! And the work of correcting the anatomy is fantastic, although I lament the loss of bulk that stems from it in most cases, but I guess that couldn't be helped. But some important details (like the dimensions/proportions of the head crowns, or the ratio between tail and tail-frills) were changed for no anatomical reasons that I can see, and that's a real pity, because it changes the dragons specific look more than seems necessary. Also - the colours. Why do the colours of re-sprited dragons always come out so much brighter than the original ? Silvers, Hollies, the Reds now, too, to a certain extent. All became more bright and shiny. And I first realized the sprite update when I came to my scroll this morning, looked at the lineage of my Spring egg, and thought my monitor colours were off, all the Springs being too bright. I guess it has to do with more different colour shades being necessary, so if you start at the old colour you end up being brighter through the many layers, but shouldn't it be possible to keep the overall hue the same ? (A muted light-blue instead of a bright one, and so on) ? Apart from the "slimmer, brighter, shiny" issue (which may not be avoidable) I'm really impressed by the careful and well done update our Reds and Seasonals got. The new sprites on their own are beaufiful !