So, you want custom characters in your trial, but you don't know how to sprite? Look no further.
The characters in this thread are free for anyone to use as they wish. Do what you want with them! You don't have to use the codenames they're given - they only have those so we have something to call them.
To see a sprite set, click on its profile picture.
If you see someone stealing any art from this thread (i.e. falsely claiming to be the creator), please inform the creator by PM or reply to their art thread.
RULES FOR USE:
1. DO NOT HOTLINK THESE SPRITES. If you want to use these sprites, download them, and reupload them somewhere else. I highly recommend http://imgur.com/ for uploading sprites.
For using sprites in games.
1. Include the name of the creator of the sprite in the in-game credits for your case, as well as in your trial thread.
2. When you're releasing your game, you must notify the creator of the sprite (either by PM or a reply to their art thread).
Rule 2 does not apply to sprites by Greeny or Ceres, as they made their sprite sets free-use on other websites.
For using sprites on another website.
1. You are free to use these sprites on another website, but you must add credit to the creator of the sprite.
2. You must also link their art thread, if they have one.
For using these sprites as an avatar:
1. Same rules as for websites, but you must add credit in your signature.
RULES/GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTION:
Your sprites must have all of the following:
2. Transparency (save for effects that interact with benches, like this).
3. A profile icon.
4. Mini courtroom sprites.
5. At least two poses.
6. Both scratch-sprites and frankensprites are accepted. However...
-We will not accept crudely-drawn scratch-sprites. We're not expecting masterpieces, but it has to be something someone might actually want to use.
-Frankensprites have to be at least slightly convincing that they are a new character. Straight-up headswaps are not permissible.
Some old sprites do not folow the above rules because they were added before these rules were in place.
Also, if you wish to add an extra pose for somebody else's character, please ask them first.
2. To convert filetypes, add transparency, or animate images, you can use http://www.iaza.com/. However, it is usually easier to use a program.
3. For creating sprites, we recommend the programs Paint.NET and GIMP.
4. Please remember that you are submitting these sprites so that people might actually use them. In other words, try to submit things people might actually want to use.
5. We accept both frankensprites and scratch-sprites, however we have some guidelines on what constitutes a frankensprite.
Well, this is a canon character.
Oh, you recoloured him? WELL THAT'S STILL A GODDAMNED CANON CHARACTER. Only now, he looks like playdough.
Hmm, so you replaced a couple of parts with other characters' parts? That's not a true frankensprite! You just decapitated Godot and Phoenix, put Phoenix's head on Godot's body, and sewed Edgey's hair in. You monster.
A recolour and a headswap? Well, you're close, but doing both things at once isn't much of an improvement.
You swapped out parts of his body and face? Well. While this sprite is unoriginal, it's clearly its own character.
Congratulations, you're adequate. If you want to make your frankensprite even better, I've written a guide.
While I do appreciate that not all of the sprites in this thread meet the criteria, these criteria were introduced LONG after the thread was first made.