I have spent a while now coding and dreaming up a game with wg, pec growth and lust mechanics but over the weekend I tried to make the sprites and realised I have a lot more work ahead of me in this department.
To cut down on sprites needed I was hoping to divide the sprite into arms, head, legs, groin, belly and pecs. Each piece would be animated independently so I only need to make 3 sprites for each section and not a sprite sheet for each combination of stats. I have found some templates but getting what I want from them was hard as my skills are mostly in tracing and editing photos.
TLDR: if you have any advice or existing tutorials that would be great. Also is tracing references viable for sprites?