I was building a game
for a client. He had no experience with game development, but wanted to give
feedback while I was showing some character art assets. The sprite in question
was a smiling girl.
Client: That girl is supposed to be
happy, you know. She doesn’t look very happy. Make her more happy, but at the
same time thoughtful – like she is thinking about how happy she was back when
her dog was alive or something. That kind of thoughtful happiness.
This girl’s face was 5×7 pixels.