Not really new. He's been here since first half of 2015. Stopped working on him before i could even finish Neutral B or other specials. All i can really say is that animations are far above old animations of first attempt at Ridley in terms of quality.
Not really surprising for me. Image that won the strawpoll isn't same as render based on it. Others are closer to real thing, but lack expressions.Out of 51 Twitter voters:
--37% prefer Option #3
--33% prefer Option #2
--16% prefer something different
--14% prefer Option #1
It's interesting, the render that Option #1 is meant to emulate won that other strawpoll that someone made, but didn't perform as well here. Different strokes, I guess.
That would require making the image even smaller and then it looks either pixelated or blurry.I'm in love with the second one. As a CSP, it's a bit more simple, less over-the-top flashy. Though I think as a CSP, it should be cropped to include the arm.
That and shoulders are too wide.I'm thinking they performed so differently because the pose just doesn't really work with this model... The eyes and mouth aren't expressive enough and his legs are too short...