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General Discussion / Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)
« Last post by Joshua on May 23, 2017, 08:55:30 pm »

So, for those of you who aren't aware of my history, I've been battling opiate/drug addiction since I was homeless at the age of 17. That's when I started making the mistake of taking money, and not doing the work. I never set out to "rip off" anyone. I always took on the work with the best intentions- always ready to do the work. Unfortunately, the nature of my addiction kept me in a state to where I often felt I "needed" an advance payment so I could purchase the drugs so I could not be sick and actually do the work. Instead what would happen is I'd get the money, get the drugs, start the work (sometimes I wouldn't even get that far) then I'd be sick again, and couldn't sit still or focus to actually get anything done due to the withdrawal (Serious opiate withdrawal is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy). This may sound like an excuse, but it's not. I take full responsibility for what I've done. What I'm doing here is telling the truth. Powerful opiate addiction is a very serious, deadly, and nearly irreversible affliction and it makes otherwise good people, do things they would absolutely never do.

So over the years, this behavior only got worse. Unfortunately, from the time the original post was made in this thread, to when I stopped doing this, no one actually saw any of the art I did complete for which I was paid. For instance, I worked on Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (DS), Hotel Transylvania (DS), etc. for Wayforward, as well as the work I completed for indie developers from about 2009 to 2016. Again, I'm not excusing my behavior, only explaining the other side of the situation.

Also, there have been several claims in this thread (more recently) where people were saying that I "almost" ripped them off, then they saw this post, then decided not to work with me. I can't guarantee that I necessarily would have done the work for these folks because I've only been in recovery for a couple of years, but that doesn't mean that I would've ripped them off.

My addiction, being homeless, along with other environmental factors in my life contributed to this behavior. So. I've been in a place in my life for the past couple of years where I've been doing art, refraining from large advances, which has resulted in many happy clients. I'm not going to go looking for these people to testify to this because I don't think I'm really going to change any minds with this post anyhow. My point here is that I'm clean and I'm trying to live a virtuous life.

As part of my recovery, it is absolutely essential that I make amends with those who I've hurt while in active addiction. There are a lot of people. I don't intend to put the burden upon them to contact me, but if you see this, and I owe you money/work, please contact me so I can begin to make amends. To those who don't get a chance to see this, I'll do my best to contact them as soon as possible and start some kind of payment plan, possibly provide the graphics they originally wanted- whatever I can do within my current means.

Look, the bottom line here is that, yes, I took advantage of people. The addiction thing is no excuse but is damn sure a reason. Whether I intended to rip anyone off or not, really is irrelevant. It happened. I am willing to right these wrongs. I don't have much money, but I can work something out with the people who have been affected by my unprofessional work ethic.

Also, I started going by Robinson (I was born "Joshua Robinson". I was then adopted by the guy who abused me with the surname "Astorian" when I was 8. He ended up leaving and I was stuck with his name) for the most part, to evade this negative feedback I'd brought upon myself. I didn't make up a name so I could "rip off" more people. Again, it was never my intention to do that. I was born Robinson and would've changed my name back anyhow. So that's that.

I don't really expect anyone to understand how being homeless and addicted to heroin/opiates could make a good person do this, but I at least had to ATTEMPT to explain the reality of the situation.

To "janedoe": You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Almost everything you wrote in your post you made up aside from me having a criminal history. A criminal history tends to go hand-in-hand with serious drug addiction. I'm sure you were angry when you posted that but there's no need to make stuff up. I'd say all the LEGITIMATE negative attention I've brought upon myself is good enough to make it so I cannot find work anymore.


Again, Please PM me if I owe you or someone you know money/work.
Animation / Re: Quadruped Robot Walking Cycle C+C
« Last post by MysteryMeat on May 23, 2017, 08:42:40 pm »
Back leg is going the wrong way, it'd be pulling the bot backwards like that! Remember that the point on the floor should be grounded and moving away from the destination to propel it forward!

The other two are fine though!
Portfolios / 2D Pixel Animation Artist (Looking for work)
« Last post by Cyan on May 23, 2017, 08:24:32 pm »
Hello! My name is Artyom, but you can also call me Cyan. I used to draw hi-res digital art mostly for fun, but recently discovered pixel art and instantly fell in love with it. At this point I successfully participated in one big project and did a slew of smaller one-time commissions.

As a non-native speaker with little experience in English, i frequently ask my colleague and friend Berg to do the talking for me, but he is also a pixel and voxel artist so you can hire both of us if you so desire. If you are interested only in my services, however, he will fill the role of our interpreter and middleman when required.

If you want to contact me, PM me here, reply in this thread or (preferably) hit me up at

My works:

Also you can check out some of Berg's works:

Animation / Quadruped Robot Walking Cycle C+C
« Last post by Solace on May 23, 2017, 08:13:20 pm »
I've been working on an enemy for a platformer, and I have created this walking cycle:

Any feedback is appreciated!
General Discussion / Re: Posting a gif question
« Last post by yaomon17 on May 23, 2017, 08:09:14 pm »
with single images, if you right click and try to get the image address, there is sometimes an element on the page that hovers over the image, it is best just to get the image from any embed link or add i. and an extension
General Discussion / Re: Posting a gif question
« Last post by MysteryMeat on May 23, 2017, 07:42:13 pm »
Aye. If you want it faster, you can manually type .gif at the end of the url.
Pixel Art / Problem with top-down orthographic elliptical objects
« Last post by Deidara on May 23, 2017, 07:38:53 pm »

This must be a really newbie question but I cannot find any good rules of thumb or resources on how to draw elliptical objects in a top-down orthographic projection. All that comes to me is that the "back" part of the circle needs to be flatter than the "front" part, but I cannot envision this even after looking at existing artwork.  ???
The object in question I am trying to make is a yurt. It looks well enough on its own but when applied to the rest of the image it looks really off because of the difference in perspective. Would appreciate some pointers on this.

Pixel Art / Re: Capta1n_Henry Art
« Last post by Capta1n_Henry on May 23, 2017, 05:51:23 pm »

Making Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's Daft Punk helmet. Obviously WIP, just getting a feel for colors and shape right now. Any issues with the general shape of it right now? I'm not sure if I did the top rim of the helmet right, because there are some double pixels there. All in all, how is it so far?
Pixel Art / What shoud i do?
« Last post by DieMango on May 23, 2017, 05:33:45 pm »

What shoud i finish/follow through?
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