3rd Strike Desktop Backgrounds with added Darkstalkers


I did a few desktop images a while ago but never got around to doing a set, I got sick of the style to be honest. Anyways, I wanted a new Makoto desktop and spent ages trying to come up with something decent. Eventually I did this really simple one, not exactly technically taxing but I thought it looked pretty cool and threw together the rest of the cast.


They don?t look particularly good at this small size but they work pretty well at full size so DL one and have a peep…
They?re all at 1680 x 1050 as that?s the res I have.

Edit: I added them to my old Deviant page in case Imageshack does it’s breakybreaky like usual.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1730/akumaz.th.jpg http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7842/alexdt.th.jpg http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7064/chunliu.th.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1207/dudley.th.jpg http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5752/elenaz.th.jpg http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7825/gillx.th.jpg
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/7867/hugog.th.jpg http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6528/ibukic.th.jpg http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9858/kenhi.th.jpg
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/387/makotob.th.jpg http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7783/necrofy.th.jpg http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7886/orohm.th.jpg
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5159/11133314.th.jpg http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9982/remyd.th.jpg http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8441/ryue.th.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2659/seant.th.jpg http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5500/twelvel.th.jpg http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/774/urien.th.jpg
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6105/yangk.th.jpg http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2067/yun.th.jpg http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1509/poisonv.th.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9631/16750131.th.jpg http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/8910/feliciacq.th.jpg http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1420/hsienko.th.jpg
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5935/morriganq.th.jpg http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8123/sasquatch.th.jpg http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2533/talbain.th.jpg
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3892/bishamon.th.jpg http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/7692/anakaris.th.jpg http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/2329/demitri.th.jpg
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2950/donovan.th.jpg http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3716/jedah.th.jpg http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7376/lilitha.th.jpg
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3318/phobos.th.jpg http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/12/pyron.th.jpg http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/3954/qbeeg.th.jpg
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9362/rikuo.th.jpg http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3049/victorq.th.jpg http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/5922/zabel.th.jpg



personally, the compositions aren’t bad but when you enlarge pixely sprites to a wallpaper size, it becomes quite hard to even tell what it is.

If you have time try converting that Makaoto into an HDR sprite or something. I think that’d turn out really great.


That was actually kind of the point.


i like the remy one the most


The girlfriend said the same thing, the colours work quite well. I sampled his pants for the red so the Capcom artists also did the colour matching work for me :slight_smile:


It’s a nice style, very abstract looking. I might throw the Necro one on, pretty nice looking.


Some of them work really well, some dont but the idea is still really nice and something unique.

I’ve got Ryu as my desktop now.


Yeah. As I’d committed to doing the whole cast I was kind of forced to find something for certain characters. I wanted to keep the pixel size pretty consistent throughout the whole set so some characters’ sprites and move sets just aren’t suited to the style.
There are some characters I could do whole sets of on their own and some where I struggled for just one. I also wanted to avoid idle stances and use moves, something kinetic. Makoto for example has a really dynamic move set and a lot of mass to her sprites so she works well. I had a lot of trouble with Ibuki, Q (especially) and Yun, and if Twelve hadn’t had the pose I used I would’ve really struggled with him too. Necro may be a little busy too.

I’d say I’d go back and look at the ones I’m not as happy with again but I know that unless someone specifically asks me to redo one I probably won’t bother to go back.

My personal favourites, the ones I’m most happy with are Mak, Oro, Remy and Urien.


very nice work, always love close up pixel art

Urien and Gill on dual screens… sick


liking the elena one


I’m reppin’ Makoto. Goodshit.

EDIT: Could we get a Poison only one?


Neat idea. Should try to make some for other games.

I might just give it a shot with some MOTW characters.


Gouki FTW! XD


Added to first post.

Do you know somewhere I could get the character dumps for MOTW?
The actual sprite sheets/separate frames, not animated gifs. I wouldn’t mind having a look through those and maybe giving it a go.
KOF would be cool but theres no way I’m working through 2 million characters :wgrin:


Added a couple of Darkstalkers too.

I also did Kula and K’ but KOF sprites are quite skinny so I dunno if they work too well.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/707/21523596.th.jpg http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7782/kulac.th.jpg


Great idea, but I’d rather use the wallpaper for a mobile instead of an HD PC monitor.


How about some Alpha 2/3 sprites?


I dunno if that would work. I’d think they’d be in that awkward size range where the pixels look badly enlarged rather than intentionally massive. Feel free to resize one and let me know how it turns out, my phone broke and I haven’t picked up a new one yet, it could work.

I might get onto that at some point, it depends how quickly I get bored of doing them to be honest.
Anyone specific?




how long did it take to make each one?