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Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:52:35 am »
Great stuff Jun, on the right path.

Reacclimating myself with Dan's HD index painting tech:

Animator: If any of your work is done in collaboration with other artists, or you have received static graphics from the client to animate, it should be clearly stated for each work where this is the case. This will remove any confusion as to what your role in a given piece was. If you are able to credit the other artists involved, even better.

General Discussion / Re: Pixel-Gameart Appreciation Thread
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:48:16 am »
Nothing new, but my two main inspirations currently are Sword of Mana and Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics.

Game: Sword of Mana (action RPG)
Release Year: 2003
Platform: Gameboy Advance

There's a lot of genius going on in the floor tiles here, and the art in general seems to have a precursory knowledge of pixel clusters, so I look to it often as a way modern "good" pixel art games might could look like.

A small but clever trick, palette changes on the walls in this cave increase visual variety.

Game: Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics
Release Year: 2000
Platform: Gameboy Color

Mostly just enjoy this game for the gorgeous portrait work. Let me know if you find better 4 color per tile 32x32 portraits than these because I'd like to see them.

2D & 3D / Re: Official Anatomy Thread
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:44:41 am »
Of anatomical interest:

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: January 20, 2017, 11:18:25 am »
Dude I doodled before I decided to clothe him

General Discussion / Re: What Games Do You Think Have The Best Pixel Art?
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:58:01 am »
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere, Sword of Mana, Fire Emblem and lately owlboy of course. Anything Henk Neiborg.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2016
« on: December 25, 2016, 06:10:08 am »
DUUUUUDEEE, wOLF, she's perfecttt! So much so that I had to make an emote we didn't have to express my feelings:

Thanks so much man! Perfect amount of colors and going with such a huge canvas! The subtlety in her lips..., just... you rock, dude <3

Also, thanks to atnas for being  an awesome santa as always! Merry X-mas ya'll

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: December 09, 2016, 06:48:10 pm »
painted this old dude up. Finally starting to do digital painting stuff that isn't shit tier.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
« on: November 29, 2016, 02:04:29 am »
I've been summoned for the sake of even numbers.

- dark fantasy
- sexy witches ( black hair pale skin preference)
- low color work
- games: dark souls, bloodborne, ico/sotc/ last guardian, hearthstone, duelyst
- shows: gurren lagann, evangelion, little witch academia, kill la kill, OPM, mob psycho, dan machi
- there's a cool board game called kingdom death that strikes my aesthetic fancy
- dogs

- cats ( except lions)

General Discussion / Hidden Gem: Kakurenbo Monster Battle Tactics
« on: November 25, 2016, 12:53:27 pm »
Hey pix,
As some of you may know, I'm a little obsessed with GBC restriction stuff. Well in one of my random searches a while back, I stumbled upon a gem I had never seen before and would like to share with you guys: Kakurenbo Monster Battle Tactics. The Japan only nature of the game is probably the reason for this, but I'm still surprised at the lack of exposure this game has.

I was immediately captured by the extremely well done portraits, brought to mind Justin Cyr; not many games do low color, 32x32 portraits as well as this one. The variety of characters and powerful instant reads breath a lot of life into this game. Beyond that, the shadow based mechanic of the game is really impressive to be done on a GBC cartridge.

The environment work is more standard rpg, but is very servicable, and the bright colors and crisp shapes definitely lend to a highly polished look. This game being released near the end of the GBC lifespan makes sense, as it often feels more like an early GBA title.

I doubt anything will ever dethrone Star Ocean: Blue sphere in terms of superior GBC graphics, but it's nice to have a new title to oogle at! Below are some screenshots, and at the end, a collection of some of the portraits I put together. I don't have the time to go through the game with it being all japanese, but if some brave or knowledgeable soul wants to take a stab at getting some rips of the later characters, that would be awesome :D

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