I had no intentions of taking as long a break as I had, but here I look and its been about 2 weeks since my last post. Disgraceful. I've really been meaning to jump back into my learning, but my motivation has been waning a bit. This usually happens to me in waves, but I feel myself bouncing back.
Since my last post, I tried to convert the News Anchor character into a sprite form, but didn't love the results. I think I need to find some more reference for his clothes so that the colors don't seem so out of place. If photoshop's natural conversion doesn't work, I may try to draw it in pixel form from the get go.
I'm definitely going to try and get back to work on the game this weekend. In the meantime, I saw that Konami is releasing "Hard Corps: Uprising" on XBL and PSN and it got me back in the mood to make a good sprite based, 2D game.
Also, I've never played "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night", but watching GameTrailer's retrospective on the entire Castlevania series really instilled me with a great appreciation of the artistry in that game. Definitely need to check it out.