Hey there! I don't really post here that often, because while I love Zelda my interests are as varied as the Great Sea is vast, but today is a special occasion. For quite a while now, I've been trying to figure out, how do you make variation in Zoras and Kokiri? Okay, that's a little confusing, so let me back pedal and explain. I'm sure everyone reading this is at least vaguely familiar with character creation tools, such as in MMORPGs. I'm making a similar tool for.. well, it's Zelda-related, let's leave it at that. Nothing here is set in stone. There are a few problems I need help with, which I'll go over by race.Character Creation
Gorons - Does anyone have a full color palette for TMC? As you can see, the Gorons are really suffering from lack of skin tone choices. The second, third, and possibly fourth need to be replaced. The things above the eye sets are the beards, which change color with the hair. Some of them could stand to be replaced. A the bottom are a few put together, and next to them the total number of possible combinations. As you can see, those Gorons at the bottom aren't very distinctive. Have any ideas (other than clothing) for making them look different?
Gerudo - Though they only have four hundred and ninety possible combinations, I'm pretty happy with the Gerudo (Gerudo is the plural of Gerudo, right? Eh). The second hairstyle is temporary, holding a place until I figure out how to make short spiky hair viewed from the same angle as the rest. The sunglasses are also temporary, until I make a good-looking scarred face. I'm not a fan of the green outfit, but a pirate warrior wore that color in MM, so I think I'll keep it. Aside from that, any ideas? Do the fierce ones look fierce? Do the cute ones look cute?
Zoras - As with the Gorons, I need some Zora skin tones. Also, I really need ideas for making them look unique. All I've got are small things... fin colors, head...tails..things, that are in a different position or something, possibly differently shaped fins... and that's it. What do Zoras need? Accessories (but not clothing) like Queen Zora has? There are male and female Zoras, but that doesn't mean here should be less options. I really need ideas on this one.
Kokiri - I have no idea what to do with the Kokiri, which I currently only have one design for each gender of. Obviously, hair and eyes that work like the Goron's, and different tunics, but... that's not much. The Kokiri really should be wearing green, but aside from fairies, I can't think of anything to add to them. I've considered giving them the ability to change into Skull Kids, but I don't think that makes up for the Kokiri being so simple.
So, if you have any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated! If you have TMC's full color palette, that would also be appreciated!
If you're wondering about the leaders of the races.. yeah, I put them in the image just because. The Goron Elder is based on the one from Oracle of Ages (see reference image below), and King Zora is just a TMC-ified version of the Oracle of Ages sprite. Queen Zora is just a regular female Zora the king chose to marry, who apparently likes wearing human-style clothing, and beside her is their daughter Ruka. The Gerudo Elders, possibly named Koume and Kotake, are... well, I just looked at the Gerudo Elders from FSA, said "old and short. got it", and started tossing pixels about. The thuggish Goron is there because there was too big of a gap at the top of that area.
Oh, and if you're interested in where the Zora sprites came from (how much can I possibly digress?!), almost the entire process of their creation is shown in the image linked below. Anyway, again, any help on this would be.. well, a big help! Especially with the Kokiri! Thanks for taking the time to read all of this!How The Zoras came to be