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Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

on: August 27, 2008, 07:55:23 pm
Hello and welcome to Pixelation.

Please make sure you read the RULES. Reading the FAQ can not hurt either.

Have fun.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2008, 11:25:40 am by ptoing »

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 06:14:12 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to do it. But i'm guessing it is :)

Hey, How are things going? I'm EarthboundRK, Call me Rusty-Kun if you like.
I've been very interested in PixelArt for many years now, and it ties in with my major interest with Graphics Design. (Off to Uni in a week to study it)
So to sum up, Hey guys.
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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 05:13:12 am
So... um... hey?
I don't have a lot of experience in pixel art, but I figure that's why I should join a place like this! Hopefully I can get some great pointers here. I've admired a lot of the work I've seen in these forums, and after coming here for the tenth time, I figured I should sign up and post(though my job pulls me away from a lot of independent stuff I want to do). I look forward to hearing any and all opinions that can be thrown my way! I'm not looking to be a pro at pixel work- but there's a great amount of patience and trial and error that goes into this art-genre that allures me. You guys have a lot of patience(as well as skill) to do what you do, and I can only hope I can get halfway there!  :) <-- that shows you I'm excited to be here.  :P<-- okay. That's even more excited.
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Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 02:39:17 am
Yay first post here  :lol:

I'm xdjkittiex.  Feel free to call me kittie or by my real name : Kellie.
I'm 21 years old and I've been doing pixel art for the last 8 years.  About 3 of those years were strictly spent 'dolling' and then I started making my own bases and pixel artworks.
I'm currently attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division and I'm in the Media Arts & Animation program.
Although I've been working with pixels for a long time I still have more than enough room for improvement, especially in the shading and lighting department  :D
Anyways, thats me :)

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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 06:19:12 pm
Well hello, I've been told this is the place to introduce myself. So, here I go.
My name is xhunterko. I've been looking around here a couple days now. Plus I've looked at it the past month for advice you've given to others. I've never wanted to join because of the language (and slight perversion) on this site. So, after getting some help, but not enough, on another, I figured this would have to be the place to get Good pixel art advice. I'm on several other sites as well, Myspace, The Daily Click, Filefront, and yahoo.
Hope to learn some great stuff here. :)

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Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 06:07:00 pm
Well hello, I've been told this is the place to introduce myself. So, here I go.
My name is xhunterko. I've been looking around here a couple days now. Plus I've looked at it the past month for advice you've given to others. I've never wanted to join because of the language (and slight perversion) on this site. So, after getting some help, but not enough, on another, I figured this would have to be the place to get Good pixel art advice. I'm on several other sites as well, Myspace, The Daily Click, Filefront, and yahoo.
Hope to learn some great stuff here. :)

O: This is a viewpoint that i've never encountered before! Harsh language and perversion? That's awesome! Where is it?
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Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 03:06:21 am
Why hello.

Im new here and the topic said to introduce myself here. ive been pixeling for about 7 years technicly (started when i was ten making a few small rpgs). ive browsed this place a couple of times and decided to join. Im not that good but i think you all have alot that i can learn from. Ill submit a few things as soon as i make them and see you all on the forums!

   -Memo.

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Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 05:13:23 pm
Hey, my names Alex, im 20, and have been playing around with various forms of pixel art for about 7 years now. I was part of the microhero community, if anyone knows what that is, and found this site a couple of years back. i joined, figured my skills were pretty sub par for this place, and left. Now, ive gotten much better, but i think i still have a ways to go, and thats why im here.

Cheers

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Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 05:00:26 am
Greetings,

My name is Mike Poole & I joined here because I used to be a member of the OLD Pixelation years back.
And I admit to also scout out "talent".  As Im also a head of a small indy dev crew. But, I wont get into that
here as I have already seen a thread for such announcements.

When I was on the old Pixelation I used to do a tiny bit of pixeling myself. But, I have gotten horribly out of
practice. So, in between scouting out a few folks. I'll be reading and analyzing a few pieces here in hopes
of getting back into the groove.

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Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 07:31:35 am
Hey new/old/oldnew guys, welcome (:

I hope you all have fun and improve steadily :D
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Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 03:42:19 pm
Hi everybody.

I've just registered so I thought I'd introduce myself.
I actually used to be a member of the old pixelation forums years back when it was pixelation.cjb.net or something like that (if I remember right).

Anyways, here's some of my stuff - mostly very old, so I guess some people may even recognise it. It's mostly for games I've been (never getting around to) making.


I look forward to hopefully getting some useful feedback on future works.

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Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008, 05:52:19 pm
Hi guys, new here.

I used to frequent the forums GMPixel and Pixel but they both seem to have gone to pot. I took a long break from pixelling but am sort of getting back in to it and hopefully this will help spur me on. :)

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Reply #12 on: October 24, 2008, 08:19:06 pm
Hi, I'm Keep.

I'm here because I'm trying to get into freelance pixeling. I like making avatars, mostly the dress-up kind.

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Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 11:16:55 pm
Hi there,
just introducing myself, my names Sonistar and I'm new to pixel art.
Im studying 3d modelling in the UK and after testing out some low poly models with some pixel art textures I've been drawn to try some pixel art.
Currently I've read some tutorials and started some (rather crap) pixel art, and a friend linked me to this forum so I'm joining up to get some much needed advice and critisism. (and motivation!)

My website is here - www.sonistar.co.uk
Current pixel art is here ( I know, its very rubbish) - http://sonistar.co.uk/art/spriteart/index.php
and if anyones interested in my low poly, pixel arty 3d models, which shouldnt really be shown as its still work in progress then they're all in my demoreel (which is a 3d engine I coded myself, hence buggy and WIP) at - http://sonistar.co.uk/CV/LeeMcGuireDemoReel.zip

Look forward to hearing from anyone, and thanks for taking the time to look at this post :)
Sonistar makes random arty things in 2d and 3d.
Go have a look at http://www.sonistar.co.uk

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Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008, 03:07:48 pm
Oops, I posted elsewhere first. Sorry about that.
Hi, I'm Undefined. I'm here to see what I can do with pixels and sprites, hopefully looking for some major improvement in the area of character design and animation.

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Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 05:38:59 pm
I am the faceless, real name is ken but you can just call me whatever, I saw an article about this forum in play magazine and decided to check it out.
Anyhow nice to meet yall good to be here.

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Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008, 11:58:23 pm
I'm Chris2Balls, or C2B, I'm on PJ and have been spriting for...4-5 years. Not that long compared to some guys ;)
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Reply #17 on: November 08, 2008, 06:35:02 pm
Hi people, what's up? I am etcjunky. I'm pretty new with pixel-art, that's why I decided to join this forum that seems to have a lot of talented people.

About me, what could I say? Hum... I'm 15 years old, I love to program, play my guitar, watch TV, read divers stuff and of course pixel-art.

That's about it.
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Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 01:32:06 pm
Why halo thar.
The name's Meji. I'm an 18 year old male and live in Sweden. I pretty much ended up here on Pixelation because of Jad. (:
I have zero experience when it comes to pixeling, but after seeing all of Jad's (and other peoples) work(s), it got me all overexcited. And all because of that I now feel the urge to, at least, learn the basics of the pixel.

Pleased to meet you!
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Reply #19 on: November 19, 2008, 01:52:46 pm
Okey, umm, Hi. Im Chuu. O:
Im 17 years old and live in Sweden.
Just as Meji, I have no experience when it comes to pixeling, but I would love to learn so that's why I ended up here (and also because Meji and Jad is here).

Well that's about it. LOVE YOU WITH MOUTH, K THX, BYE. c:
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Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 03:50:34 pm
My name is Dock, and sometimes I create pixel-art, sprites and 2D game art.  I'm a professional games artist, specialising in 3D and character artwork.  In my free time, however, I like to create lots of comics and games.

You can see my artwork here at deadpanda.com
and also at my blog



Recently I released Tumbledrop, which is a browser based game. This was the first game I've made on my own, but hopefully it won't be the last!

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Reply #21 on: November 30, 2008, 04:05:17 pm
Hey, Just wanted to introduce myself, The names Andrew, im 20 from south wales, Hobbies include weight lifting and messing around with photoshop and Mspaint in my spare time. To be honest i have very little understanding when it comes to Pixel art but have been very fond of Isometric pixel art forms since i first joined habbo hotel when i was younger. I expect a lot of crit at the start but am very eager to learn and improve my skills so any pointers you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply #22 on: December 07, 2008, 10:42:29 pm
I've just subscribe but I've been around the board for a moment getting inspiration or training with challenges and activities...
I've never dare until now to subcribe and post... until now ^^

So here I am, Ashes, 37 from Belgium (so forgive me if my english is not perfect, french is my mother tongue)
I'm a pixeladdict trying to be pixel artist... As I came to drawing and pixel very late (32), I'm not really experienced.
But I'm willing so hard to improve myself in drawning and in pixel art...that I'm going on working (even if something I feel like I'll never reach the level I whish I had)

Huhu... talking to much again ^^...
See ya later
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Reply #23 on: December 16, 2008, 01:21:53 am
Greetings...

I'm an indie game designer from Pennsylvania. My first major project was Viking Bazooka Bloodbath, and currently I'm the project lead for Indie Brawl. I'm starting a new project soon, which I hope will bring my pixel art to new levels. That was my motivation to join these forums.

I've been pixeling for less than a year now, but the art style has really grown on me. I don't have a lot of work to show, and some of it is pretty old and in need of improvement, but here's a sample of what I've done so far:


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Reply #24 on: December 19, 2008, 04:47:06 am
Hey everyone,

I am new here to Pixelation (well... sort of, I've used to be a regular on the old blue forum, and for sometime after until it finally went down.)

Anyway, I like the new incarnation, and just wanted to introduce myself.

Don't let my name fool you, I'm not trying to hardcore spam advertise you guys, but pixel-joy.com is my new project (I will be doing the art and the coding).

Nothing is even online now anyway, just a dumb go daddy holding page :P

Well, see you all around!
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Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008, 04:17:08 pm
Howdy!

So, I do some indie game development stuff, which basically necessitates pixel art unless you have a little team going on, or have too much free time. Having neither of those, pixel art it is. I also just really like the style in general.

Anyways, came here to get a little better, and also to see everyone else's vastly superior stuff.

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Reply #26 on: December 22, 2008, 01:58:21 am
Hello.

I was shown this site by the user Pixel-Joy.com. I'll be the other person working on that project (see his introduction), mostly doing art and design work. I am completely new to pixel art, never done any of it before, and so I'm here to learn, find tutorials, see examples from others, and post my own work to hopefully get some help from other users of this site who are more experienced. Of course, I have to actually create something first. XD

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Reply #27 on: December 24, 2008, 04:31:51 pm
Hi.

I'm new to Pixelation [Duh..]. I came to this site because I have nowhere else to show my pixel art [Pixeljoint is fine, but I don't get any useful comments there]. I'm Dutch.

I don't know what else to tell here =P

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Reply #28 on: December 24, 2008, 06:26:05 pm
Hello... I posted some of my art in "Portfolio", here:http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=7675.msg87559#new

My name is "war name" is Nacho, but I will use my official name in this forums, IGNACIO, for reasons that I can' t reveal.  ;)

I am from Spain, and born in 1979... Glad to meet you all!  ;D
I come here humble, trying not to repeat the mistakes of the past, for improving my art and try to help the others improving their own when I can...

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Reply #29 on: December 24, 2008, 10:20:59 pm
Hello Pixelation,

I'm a new user. I hope I can learn a lot and improve my art here.

Merry Christmas

Victor

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Reply #30 on: December 28, 2008, 02:47:19 am
;) Hello Pixelation thanks for having me. I have been working with PSP and graphics for about 6 years now. In the last 2 years I have been working that much and had lots of personal stuff in my life happen so I spent less time with my graphics but now I have cut my work back and changed the direction of my career I have rediscovered my love of arts and pixels so rock!!! I hope to learn heaps and share with you all  PinkBloss.  :y:

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Reply #31 on: December 29, 2008, 02:46:03 am
I've been registered here for some time now but never properly introduced myself. I'm the senior programmer at Eponasoft, an independent developer of games, compilers, and utilities for the PC and Nintendo DS. Since I am a programmer, I do not pixel very well, though I am rather skilled with high-poly-count 3D scenes and dabble in animation in said format from time to time. A few of you may already know me, even if you don't know it yet...

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Reply #32 on: January 11, 2009, 06:27:43 pm
Hi there pixelators! I'm 13 years old and from Norway, and just got interest in pixelation. I'm still at a novice level but I'm hoping I'm getting better over time... I use Graphics Gale for pixel art and I have made games in The games Factory and Multimedia Fusion for about six years now, and my hobbies include: El-Guitar, Pixelart, Programming, Gaming (Indie and not).

Oh and btw, these smilies rock!  :D

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Reply #33 on: January 13, 2009, 09:32:26 pm
I know Pixelation since 2003 but I never took the time to register. I'm a professionnal pixel artist, I've worked on many mobile phone games, GBA games and one DS game, and I am now going indie (or at least trying). I must say that I'm really impressed by the general quality of the artwork submitted here. This is a great source of inspiration. Nice to meet you all!

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Reply #34 on: January 29, 2009, 09:42:59 pm
Hi All, CarbonX here,
     I'm an indie mac game developer (http://www.idevgames.com) but I have recently become interested in honing my skills as a pixel artist. I'm looking forward to critiquing and being critiqued by some of the great artist you have here.  ;D

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Reply #35 on: February 17, 2009, 04:49:42 am
Hi everyone!

Interesting to see the board isn't as old as I thought! Anyway I am a 21 year-old programmer of all sorts trying to get back into doing some pixel art. I never learned good techniques and never really advanced anywhere because of it. So today I was looking around for pixel art communities and came across Pixelation :).

See you around!

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Reply #36 on: February 18, 2009, 04:21:38 am
Jovan, maybe the board IS as old as you thought, this incarnation is one after a big swipe that ereased a lot of stuff. the old board was blue and purple, as far as I know goes back to around 2001. Now, if you were thinking amiga days...then yeah, the board isnt that old :p

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Reply #37 on: February 18, 2009, 05:27:17 am
Yeah. I spoke to a few people on IRC and figured that out :).

I love pixel art and even though I never really devoted myself to it, playing games like Metal Slug, Contra, and the rest always encourages me to do it myself, even if it's not exactly quality work.

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Reply #38 on: February 23, 2009, 04:50:36 am
Assuming this gets read, here is a quick introduction:

I've been playing games since the C64 and I've always been amazed by what people have been able to do with a few strategically placed dots. In the bits of time that aren't really spare but aren't entirely someone else's either, I've been known to throw some dots together with disasterous results. Over the past few weeks I've decided to buckle down and learn a thing or two about serious pixel drawing, and in that time I think I've made some small progress. Still, no way better to learn than to throw myself at the mercy of those with more experience! I'm  looking forward to learning from all y'all.

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Reply #39 on: February 24, 2009, 01:12:11 pm
Okay, I've read the rules, I've read the FAQs and I'm ready to get started.  I've always loved pixel art, from the days when it was cutting edge graphics to today.  I used to do a lot of icon art and ANSI graphics back in the BBS days and still love plopping down pixels, one-by-one, to get something.  I especially like to see how I can get an idea across with minimal colors and size.  Anyway, I've recently joined Pixel Joint and have migrated here as well in hopes of getting better.  I'm in no way a professional artist, I'm just your average Computer Systems Analyst but I love taking spare time to bang out pixel stuff.  I'm way older than the average here so all I'll say is my first computer was a Commodore Vic-20... when they were new. ;)

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Reply #40 on: March 02, 2009, 05:37:51 am
Hello everyone, I have tried before to get into pixel art with little success. The main reason is because I am designing a game on RMXP and want to create 100% of my graphics. I also am going to take an Adobe Flash course and want to learn pixeling skills for that as well.

Nice to meet everyone, hope to learn a lot and have fun here!

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Reply #41 on: March 08, 2009, 08:52:45 pm
'allo everyone, how do you do?

I'm Koi Kami Mauro. I've been spriting for some... 4 or 5 years now.

The reason I say spriting? I've been brought up on Sonic fan forums, and on the tradition of sprite editing. However, since much of my spriting is nowadays 90%custom (I suck at hands), I figure it's about time I take the big step and become a full-fledged pixeller.

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Reply #42 on: March 11, 2009, 03:23:16 pm
Hi everyone. I'm Antifarea, I've been spriting since january 2009. Now, I have seen this forum before, and even read the rules back then, but then I didn't had internet at the time at home... so I finally decided to join, so I can learn more and get constructive criticism. I'm still learning as it's only been two months... nice to meet you all. :)
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Reply #43 on: March 19, 2009, 02:04:27 am
Um, sup guys? I'm Mind-Freak. Wannabe spriter. Hope I don't cramp your style!

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Reply #44 on: March 30, 2009, 12:38:18 am
Hello, I'm Graciepoo. Im 15 and I like to pixel doll. I'm a member of a dressup site called DIVACHIX.com. On that sight I design and produce clothing for the divas (dolls).

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Reply #45 on: March 31, 2009, 02:05:15 am
Hey guys, been hanging around a while, but never joined. I'm Tim and I'm 15. I like pixel-art and I'm trying to learn anatomy.
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Reply #46 on: April 03, 2009, 05:36:42 pm
I'm The Mozack.

I've been involved in pixel art as a hobby since 2003, and had in most part submitted submissions in deviantART under "themozack" for at least three years. However, the neglect of dA's pixel art section over the years has prompted me to create an account in Pixeljoint, where I submitted a very limited number of submissions concurrently with dA, and had been engaged in Pixeljoint's forums more actively. Much of my work is focused on isometric depictions of scenes and objects, but I'm also interested in non-isometric works.

Until recently, the rate that I learn pixel art has been very slow, owing to the fact that I have not been able to invest time practicing or do not have much constructive comments on my work. As a result, much of my earlier works are now considered mediocre by pixel art standards (despite the fact that two of them ended up as DDs on dA). Hence my participation of Pixelation, where more professional input and resources are available to speed up the learning process. I certainly have lots of room for improvement.

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Reply #47 on: April 13, 2009, 11:23:43 pm
Hello hello peers, programmers, and lovers of the pixel art. The corny introduction is followed by a mini biography right? Ah, well then let us proceed;

For fear of being hunted down one day by an internet stalker the name I've chosen to go by on the world wide web is CJ (Which is very close to my actual name, irony?). Joking aside, I've been a lurker on these forums for God knows how long now. Always thought to myself 'Ah well I can't fit in with these guys. They're too good, I'm lacking something essential to be apart of this community!' but I figured I should put an end to this train of thought immediately, four-three years of lurking and here I am; putting an end to that thought, funny when I think about it.

A big fan of art though. It's amazing to me how a gorgeous piece of art can be made with Sculpting, or how one pixel can go on to lead a beautiful outcome of a highly appreciated piece. Though I'm not lacking in the self-confidence department, my pixel art isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Of course I'm not that bad and I do have my days where I'm on my game, there has to be some way to improve myself so that these "some" days become practically everyday right? Joining this community I feel as though I can achieve that. Reading through numerous threads over the years you guys give top notch criticism whether it be harsh or kind it provides the artist great insight on what he/she could/should do with there piece or next one. There are plenty of artists whose work I admire and have, in a sense, motivated me to work harder in my own pixel 'level'. Hopefully this community can provide just that and I'm glad that I've finally decided to join and embrace Pixelation to it's fullest.
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Reply #48 on: April 17, 2009, 04:47:07 am
Hullo all. I've been lurking in the shadows for a few years and only recently grew a brain which informed me I'd grow even more if I actually reached out and asked for input, rather than stare at a piece presuming it'll somehow just tell me what it is that is mysteriously wrong with it.

And so here I am.

Oh, right - I live in Australia.
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Reply #49 on: April 17, 2009, 04:54:21 pm
Hi, i'm Leonardo from Italy (No, i'm not eating spaghetti right now  :P)
Grew up loving those little pixel puppets from Alundra. Now Pixel Art is one of my hobbies, which includes: losing my time doing nothing epic for humanity, drawing comics, act (nothing better than a good laugh) and watching The Blues Brothers.

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Reply #50 on: April 21, 2009, 02:04:24 pm
Hey there.

I'm Erim from Venezuela. I've been an artist since forever and I've just recently started to do pixel art... so, um, yeah.

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Reply #51 on: April 25, 2009, 05:25:48 am
Hi! My name is Rachae, and I'm a southern girl from the United States.
I've always been interested in art, and dabbled in pixels when I started play the NES Sailormoon games when I was 10 or so.
It's recently after I've been taking art classes and developing myself that I've come back to pixel art.
I'm very nervous and will probably be lurking for awhile as I don't feel I'm good enough, but let's hope I get over that soon.
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Reply #52 on: April 25, 2009, 12:09:30 pm
I just notice that I never introduced myself in the proper way :-[ ... So:
Ciao, My name is Giorgio from Pisa, Italy, and I'm 28.
I've always started liking videogames and their art when I first saw a commodeore vic-20...
I spent a lot of my youth on a C=64 and that changed the way I perceive the world in 160 x 200 x 16 with wide pixels...  :)
I also like games ( not only video-g. ): playing them but among all creating them.
I finished up working on stuff not much related to games, but I keep designing games and pixelling as an hobby.
Nice to meet all of you  :)

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Reply #53 on: April 28, 2009, 02:09:26 pm
Hi, there, Pixelation members.

My name is Tiago, I'm 21 and I'm Portuguese.
I've been fascinated for pixels, among other interests, ever since I was a kid.

After reading this article/tutorial about pixel art, I recently started doing some random pixel art works. Either nonsense stuff that would remind you of the Atari games, or more complex things. I started doing that because, even though I like to make sprites and other things in Photoshop and Illustrator, I felt I needed to do something more simple, but that I still loved. Sometimes, when working on Photoshop, I forgot to have fun. Atari style pixel art is so simple, I haven't noticed how I liked it even before I started making sprites.

I do my sprites on MS Paint, but I'm starting to consider Photoshop.

Videogame sprites are definitely my favorite form of pixel art. My favorite styles are, but not restricted to, the 8-bit and 16-bit. My favorite console is the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.
The sprites I like the most are Mega Drive Sonic, NES nas SNES Mario, Zelda and Megaman, GBA and DS Kirby, DS Mario & Luigi, and I think there are more, but these are the main ones.

Spriters-resource.com is my favorite sprite site.

The DS is a curious console. There are "A" games with 3D models all the way, "B" 2D platformers that used to have sprites and "C" games that are still treating the DS like a Gameboy Advance with a Touch Screen. On "A" the 3D models look awful when looked closely, because the pixels are huge. I'd like to see them cloudy like in the N64. Surprisingly, sprites do look good to me, but pixelated skins don't. When comparing the Sonic Rush titles to the Advance ones, the models don't look half as good as the sprites. Kirby, Mario & Luigi, etc., however, still have just sprites which I think it's great. New Super Mario Bros is fascinating because those 3D models instead of sprites look so good I don't know if I preferred the game to have sprites instead or not. Whatever it is, I like Mario's model and I would like to turn it into a sprite some day.

I came to this place to learn more about pixel art, but also to be around people who like it as much as I do.
I'll see you around.

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Reply #54 on: May 02, 2009, 01:24:42 am
hello peeps !
i'm hassan, i've been messing pixels since for almost a year and i totally enjoy it.
pixelart is fun more than it's a way to create functional stuff, to me .
anyway, (: i gotta learn some stuff and gain some experience along being with you.
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Reply #55 on: May 13, 2009, 07:47:43 pm
Hiya. Luis González reporting from Santiago, Chile.

I've done some sprite artwork ocassionally since at least 1994, although I never was any good at it. I once wanted to make a fighting game, but I never had much free time to work on it, and eventually I gave up after a bunch of very buggy releases.

I currently publish a webcomic, named Sueńos del Sur in Spanish, it's a story about four children of a chilean family. It's available at http://sds.lgm.cl/ ; a translation to English is at http://sds.lgm.cl/today.html

I found this site looking for color palettes, and I found the 16 color palette designed by Arne.
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Reply #56 on: May 17, 2009, 07:34:55 pm
Hey, I'm Ryan Huggins generally known as Ninjuit around the video game development world.

I'm amazingly new to spriting and I'm not very good yet so I came here to see if I could improve. I hope to upload a lot of stuff to this site and probably become an active member. You never know :D

I also hail from Rpg Rpg Revolution just in case anyone wants to know where I am known :P
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Reply #57 on: May 18, 2009, 03:08:36 am
Hi i am new here i do not have any experience with pixel art or drawing i have always liked both but have never been very good.

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Reply #58 on: May 23, 2009, 04:05:22 am
Hey everybody, I'm Avocado.

I've been pixelling on and (mostly) off for around 7 years now, and discovered pixeljoint a year ago, which led me to this website. I've been lurking since then, but decided to put my shyness behind me and to doesn't afraid. My year of lurking has taught me more about pixelling than I've learned in the six years of scribbling and I'd be glad to be accepted as part of the community.

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Reply #59 on: May 26, 2009, 12:16:23 pm
Hi, my name is Bret Measor I am new to pixelation, and pixel art. I currently run my own indie flash game company called hardcircle.
Anyways, I will be posting my work as I create them, and I am always looking for feedback.

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Reply #60 on: May 26, 2009, 09:37:30 pm
I'm LODYblokady, I'm pretty new on the scene but I have been spriting for a while: just not releasing anything.
I also work in XSI, Hammer, and the basics (Photoshop, Flash, Notepad2).

I love making my own games and mods, I have made some minor ones for Source and maps for its games and mods too.
I am learning C++ and my goal is to one day make an extreme pixel-tastic game that requires 15 monitors to play (or something like that.)

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Reply #61 on: May 29, 2009, 12:05:22 am
Hiya! I've been to the old pixelation and was a mod there for a while. Then I moved around and got too busy to do anything useful here at the new one. But I think I'll stick around to just lurk again. Brings back good memories. :lol:

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Reply #62 on: May 29, 2009, 07:05:32 pm
Welcome back :D I remember you :D

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Reply #63 on: June 06, 2009, 09:53:39 pm
Hey girl! nice to have you back....see you where I like to meet people  :o  :ouch: or not  :lol:

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Reply #64 on: June 11, 2009, 02:13:15 am
Heya!

Long time lurker, first time poster... ok sort of. Actually I made a couple of posts on the old (old) pixelation back in 2003-4 maybe.

I come to learn from old ones.  :hehe:

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Reply #65 on: June 11, 2009, 03:03:42 pm
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Reply #66 on: June 24, 2009, 12:29:41 pm
So, um, hey.  I'm Gazoinks.

I'm a major newbie at pixel art but I've decided that it looks fun and so far it is. :)
Check out my DeviantArt for more sprites and assorted other stuff!

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Reply #67 on: July 11, 2009, 02:14:06 am
Hello everyone,

I've been browsing these forums for a while, and have been quite a fan of pixel art as well... I am extremely interested in the iso-collaborations I have seen here, and I am very impressed with the quality of artists that post here.

Well, I thought I would try my hand at a bit of pixel art, and decided to register here, introduce myself, and wait for the next Iso collab project.  For a little practice I downloaded a few of the beginning ISO's and filled in some of the blank areas to see how I would do... although time consuming, I think I am hooked. 

I look forward to pushing pixels around with you guys.

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Reply #68 on: July 12, 2009, 04:33:12 am
Hi, I'm Luke.
Been drawing self-taught Pixel art for 2+ years now, and have decided to take it a step further.
I came here looking to do some work, Paid or Unpaid, if you need something done, I'd love to give it a go.

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Reply #69 on: July 13, 2009, 08:16:01 pm
Hi all, my name is Charles and I've been doing pixel art on and off for a year or two now, I think. Mostly just for fun things, and I recently have started working on a project with some friends and I frequent this site and PJ quite a bit, so I figured what better place for feedback?

Looking forward to getting awesome with your help. :hehe:
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Reply #70 on: July 17, 2009, 06:48:51 pm
Hello everyone, I'm jmatchead. I've been sorta doing pixel art in my spare time for 8 or 9 years, but this is the first time I've come to a place like this to share and learn. Nice to meet everyone!

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Reply #71 on: July 24, 2009, 07:38:47 pm
oops! Forgot to introduce myself  :-[

Anyway, my name is Erwin and I'm pretty new to serious pixeling. I did do some sprites & game graphics (for fun) many years back. But that wasen't exactly serious work. And since I'm a very serious person, I don't think that work counted much. So I'm hoping to learn the finer details of the craft here. I have some ideas for small games that, at this point, I want them to be more than just ideas.

Aside from this I do web/graphic/motion graphic design and my main passion is telling stories in the shape of comics!

Cheers from rainy Holland!

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Reply #72 on: July 24, 2009, 09:33:50 pm
ok hello guys, i'm c00per and i come from a very different 'world'
while i work with pixels, they are mostly aimed at fighting games-size (i'm actually working in an original fighting game), and the latest ones are even in high-res, so uhmm, i wonder if i should show some of those
example

i want to get better mostly at animation, since single frames are somewhat already 'learned'

BTW i use to post in all lowercase, if that bothers someone please tell me aaand ... english ain't my mother tongue

that's all for now i guess

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Reply #73 on: July 24, 2009, 10:46:49 pm
  p."Hello world."
Or better, hello people. My name is José Victon, i am 14 years old, and aspiring of pixel artist. I am an apprentice tattooist too, and a fan ov EVERY mahou shoujo manga and anime lol >.<
Generally kind, sometimes annoying, my personaklity is INFP~The dreamer/Healer. I have a DeviantArt account, and a PixelJoint account, both with the name of "JosephSeraph"
Well... That's me, i guess.

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Reply #74 on: July 29, 2009, 01:31:43 am
Hey my names ~*McMuffn*~ n 1 day i will pixel a John Deere Tractor No Joke!! but n e wayz my little brother iz CommanderD, i would like 2 c sumbody make Jason Aldean on here! thatd b awesome! but idk nthin else so Bi
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Reply #75 on: July 31, 2009, 02:02:23 am
I am new to these forums, but not to pixel art. i have been making pixel art since i was about 8 using windows 95 and MS Paint.(i also used to have a Commador64) One of my life goals is to become a well known Game dev, and create great games that people will play and remember for years. I love the 8bit art style of the classic arcade games, and tend to make sprites in that style. I am currently working on a game called Techtonic Rush. I am the only one other than my brother working on this game. I'm doing the sprites, music, and code. My brother is doing concept art for it.

Well anyway. Hello. I hope to have a great time, and pick up some new techniques here with other sprite artists like me.

A little demo of my work.

this was done in about 10 minutes.

EDIT:
hello. Doesn't anyone welcome people onto forums anymore? i don't mean to be rude but come on...

Mod Edit: Merged with the introductions thread. Oh and welcome.  - Panda
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Reply #76 on: July 31, 2009, 12:32:34 pm
I am sorry for not seeing the Introductions part of this thread... but it would have been nice too see at least one person  tell me that i had made an error in placing my post there.

Don't get me wrong i don't mind admitting my mistake. and i thank your for correcting it fore me...

Anyhow... on with business... i don't like to stay stuck on miss-haps and unpleasantries.
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Reply #77 on: July 31, 2009, 12:50:30 pm
Actually there was.
But since I merged both threads, it was removed to avoid confusion.

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Reply #78 on: July 31, 2009, 02:11:32 pm
Greets, long-time lurker and longer-time pixel-pusher. I mostly do work in the Commodore 64 under the same alias, and you can see some of my stuff here. I've also done some work for the VIC-20, C128, Amiga, and Fairchild Channel F. As soon as someone codes a decent editor for the A8 series, I might work with that too. ;-)

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Reply #79 on: August 02, 2009, 08:27:53 pm
Hi there - I'm Pandora.  Like the feel of this place and hope that my contributions will ...contribute...and I promise I won't run with scissora LOL;)

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Reply #80 on: August 12, 2009, 10:29:29 pm
hey, guys. I'm mawk. I decided a while back to do everything I do from scratch, but I'm fairly amateur with things at the moment. I'm also a little colourblind, and while this hasn't been an apparent problem yet, be extra sure to tell me if I'm using colours in a weird way because chances are I'm not aware. :x

I don't got much to show right now, but hopefully that'll change as I get better with things. so, yeah. hi.

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Reply #81 on: September 05, 2009, 01:00:03 am
Howdy, I'm Dave.  I joined recently because I've been getting more serious about doing art for my games, and I know my current work doesn't cut it.  I really look forward to your critiques of my newer stuff.  I've got a lot to learn.  You guys are incredible, and your understanding of color and light is something I really admire.  I've studied animation since my previous pixeling attempts and I feel I've learned a lot in that area.  I'm excited to put it to use in the pixeling realm.  Nice to meet all of you!
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Reply #82 on: September 09, 2009, 08:13:54 pm
Ivan here. I've never really done pixel art. I usually use the adobe suite to make concept art but recently I've been helping a friend make some graphics. He's asked me to do pixel art and so I'm here to learn and practice pixel art.
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Reply #83 on: September 13, 2009, 08:27:26 pm
Figured I'd do a bit of reacquainting.

Before I went back to using my college era username of Carnivac I was known on the old Pixelation forum as Wolverine.  I'm now 30 and for the meantime live in Cambridge in England.

I started 'pixelling' on my Amstrad CPC 464 (still by far and away my favorite 8 bit home computer in every way) originally back in the 80's by changing the ASCII characters into various graphics and then proceeded to properly pixel using the public domain graphics programs Smart and G-Paint.  Moved onto higher color when I got an Amiga 1200 for a birthday and spent a great deal of time using Deluxe Paint IV.  Even though I couldn't pixel on it, my NES also provided me with some inspiration mainly due to games such as Batman and Mega Man 2.  The only modern systems I enjoy gaming on these days are my PlayStations mainly the PS3 and the PSP, the latter of which I'd quite like to develop some small 2D games for if I knew how to code for it.

These days I don't really pixel for anything but my own game projects and see myself as more of an 'old school spriter' than a true pixel artist.  The two main games I've been making are the NES/SNES inspired 'Hero - Celestial Force' (which itself is a sort of fangame/sequel to the game 'Hero' by my friend Ultimortal who went on to achieve great indie gamer fame by creating the very popular game 'Iji') and my Amstrad CPC tribute 'Cosmic Prison Commando' (which is also inspired by the Turrican series, the Amiga Turrican II being my all time favorite platform shoot 'em up).

I'm still recovering from various health issues that I've had for many years now, the pixelling helping me have something to keep my mind busy.  Now the health problems aren't quite as severe I get out a bit more now and have been studying karate and also attend a freestyle martial arts class to also help with fitness issues and to get used to being around people more often again.

Typed too much maybe but I'm done now.  :)
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Reply #84 on: September 16, 2009, 02:54:36 pm
hi everybody
i'm Semmu  :)

i'm from Hungary so sorry for my bad English  :(
if you cant understand me, ask again :D

i'm a webdesigner and programmer (php+mysql) and i'm creating now my site and i want to create a pixel style browser based mmorpg.
i have many resources now, but im still looking for tilesets/chipsets/charas/item icons on the internet :)

i have not any complete pixel images, im just learning the magic of pixel art :D

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Reply #85 on: September 18, 2009, 11:00:19 pm
Hi all.

my name is Steve Day and i am the grand old age of 42 :)

I shall be lurking round here occasionally now that i found this place.

not new to pixelling but it's something i have not really done in a few years. (currently back involved with doing 8 bit for free :) )

used to be an 8 and 16 bit artist. this was my stuff 25 years ago on c64

http://www.c64.com/pictures/ste_86_art_gallery/lethal_weapon_2.html (click the small thumbs for other stuff)

Best of luck with all your efforts

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Reply #86 on: September 19, 2009, 03:29:00 pm
Ooh, I really like some of those splash screens.

Hullo! I'm Theo. I found out about your site through TIGSource, and after much lurking decided to finally join for reals. I'm still learning a lot about pixel art, especially animation. I do a lot of different kinds of art, including this little animation for a game I'm currently collaborating on:



Nice to meet you all!

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Reply #87 on: September 27, 2009, 02:24:55 am
I'm Kasumi. I joined, even though I mostly intend to lurk. My primary pixel art interest is making sprites and backgrounds that can be used in NES games, since I make NES games as a hobby. One of my long term goals is making at least one game for most of the famous older consoles (NES, Game Boy, SNES, Genesis, etc. Nothing planned for Atari, and the like. Maybe sometime.), though I'm focused on NES right now.

I've made a small PSP game, but the spritework is very basic, and uses few colors. My avatar (provided it's still a girl in a blue shirt with a bleeding person next to her) is from the PSP game, which yes is heavily inspired by EarthBound. Though everything in it is original sprites and not edits. The sprites in it have eight directions and three frame walking animations. I'm not very good at detailed pixeling, but I think I work well enough under NES color restrictions. I joined as a programmer expecting to be wowed by everyone else's stuff, but I may post some things for critique as well. I draw and paint as well and when I want to create a piece of standalone art, I usually pick those up. Therefore most of my pixeling ventures will be made with a specific game in mind. I am deeply impressed by everything here, and will definitely stick around, if only just to look. My favorite kind of pixel art is sprites.
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Reply #88 on: October 07, 2009, 09:47:49 am
Hi all,

My name's Rik. Graphic designer by day, pixel artist by night. Have done a lot of mobile (cellphone) game work as freelance, but having stumbled upon this place I'm very much looking forward to growing as an artist here. I intend to post some works later and hope for helpful C+C. I've witnessed (via a short while lurking) some really quite amazing and indepth crits here, far and beyond anything I've seen in other medium art forums, so thought I'd drop an intro in ASAP so I can join in.

Many thanks
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Reply #89 on: October 07, 2009, 07:30:07 pm
Hi, this is photocopier, been a pixeljoint member for awhile now. been enjoying pixel art for longer.
I've known and read pixelation for ages now but nether bothered making an acount here before, so I thought I would now.
some of you may recognise my name.

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Reply #90 on: October 25, 2009, 11:42:57 pm
Hiya, I'm Maru from London ♥
I'm mainly a comic artist but from time to time I have fun with pixels so joined this site in the hopes that my pixelling will develop.
I used to play 2D sprite RPGs a lot so I've been admiring from afar until now.
Ragnarok Online still is one of my favourite inspirations.

Hope to meet some awesome people here! :D
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Reply #91 on: October 26, 2009, 04:40:54 am
Welcome Maru, you look like you'rea going with a good start on your avatar ;D

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Reply #92 on: October 28, 2009, 09:09:33 pm
Hello everyone. I'm mainly a game developer, but I do pixel sometimes; I might put some on here for criticism at a later date.

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Reply #93 on: November 15, 2009, 06:07:43 pm
I bet you can't guess my name.   :P

I'm a graphic designer (still in school) who wants to sprite more.  I've done it over the years a bit and worked on a few projects.  I seek to do more!  I'm pretty decent at it.

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Reply #94 on: November 15, 2009, 10:17:12 pm
I'm Squishy! No really, I'm like a marshmmallow!

Anyway I just joined cuz i am new to pixel art and was hoping to get some critique!

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Reply #95 on: November 19, 2009, 02:01:21 pm
Hello everybody my name is Jak Gem aka Ultimaodin. You can call me Ulti if you like. (everyone does)
I've been gtting into using a programme known as RMXP and I am wanting to learn more about pixeling and give an attempt at making my own tileset.

I've only just begun attempting pixel art and I have a horrible habit of not finishing things but hopefully I can go through with this.
I've noticed this place seems to be very helpful so I decided to register.

I am a straight out honest bloke and I often come off harsh but I always try to be helpful... though in this case I will be the one in help.
Once upon a time I wanted to be a graphic designer and animator but these days I'm just trying to get out of coles. ;D

Anyway it's Good to meet you all!


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Reply #96 on: November 19, 2009, 08:52:41 pm
I bet you can't guess my name.   :P

Dave? John? Robert? Am I getting close?

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Reply #97 on: November 20, 2009, 02:02:10 am
I'm gonna guess George :D

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Reply #98 on: November 20, 2009, 01:34:12 pm
hey y'all...

i'm el diabolito / chris, 29 from austria, i'm a graphic designer/illustrator and been following quietly here for a while... guess i just could say hi then...
well: hi ;D
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Reply #99 on: November 21, 2009, 06:17:53 pm
Oi!

I'm an 18 a 21 year-old brazilian dude who's always been fascinated by VG and Computer aesthetics.

Not really into games.

Here for being amazed and exchanging relevant information.
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Reply #100 on: November 22, 2009, 08:42:32 pm
Hey guys!  ;D

Im new here (duh) and imma introduce myself. As appropriate. Or something.

I'm Vampire Cake, and I have a lot of different nicknames, but currently I am using Vampire Cake. Im also Shiny Toad, and Ingus, but those are of no importance, really. Im 16 years old, still in high school. Hate it a lot -- takes away precious time.

Not very quick/advanced at pixel art, altough I am trying hard to improve. Also tried a bit 3D Modelling/animating with Blender, the modelling part went fine, but the animating went pretty bad. Also did some vector graphics, but I like pixel art better.

Hope to have a use posting my work here.  ::)
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Reply #101 on: November 25, 2009, 09:15:59 pm
Shu!

My name is John and I'm all new to pixel pushing, been interested in the subject for a while but haven't found the time to really sit down and learn until now. Been trying to read up on it a little aswell but figured it couldn't hurt to join a community. I'm pretty experienced in other forms of art such as illustration, graffiti, photo manipulation and retouching and since I evolved so much within those thanks to the surronding community of (better) artists I just assumed pixelart wouldn't be an exception.

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Reply #102 on: November 29, 2009, 11:29:40 am
Hi, I'm Guilherme, from Brazil, I'm 14 years old and i've been pixelating since, november 28th (yesterday lulz.) So, yesterday I made my first pixel art - isometric - and I lloved it, that's why I want to get serious on it.

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Reply #103 on: November 29, 2009, 11:23:23 pm
hey wazzup. I'm another brazilian making pixel art. Im new at it, and i have some goals: making games with my pixel stuff. Báah Yep i like sheeps

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Reply #104 on: December 12, 2009, 04:13:52 pm
Salutations, Pixelation! ;D

I'm Shook on the internet, and Sřren (Sören or Soeren, though the one before the parenthesis is the correct one) in real life. I'm a 17 year old student, who lives in Denmark, and i happen to have an interest in pixel art. If i didn't, i wouldn't be here. ;)

So anyways, i've been doing pixel art (Spriting, to be accurate) for around 2 years, but i never really got into it before like half a year ago. I'm not exceptionally good at it, but that's why i'm here, where i can hopefully improve my works. I've always wanted to be able to make good art, and seeing that pixel art is the only thing i'm half-decent at, this is probably the right place to be.
I'm not a painting.

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Reply #105 on: December 19, 2009, 05:36:50 pm
Alright! I'm KRDerek, and I'm gonna be a Beginner at doing Pixel art for a while.

I'm only doing Game Pixel art for fun, since I never find a good reason.
Also, random stuff FTW!

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Reply #106 on: December 19, 2009, 07:20:15 pm
Hey peoples my name is Brian and im 15 years old who lives in Curacao wich is in caribean sea.

I have been intrested in pixel art when I saw the awesome outlook of the effects and all.
I were wondering if thats all you can make with pixel art and so.

So far im a begginer and, I'm hoping to become a better pixel artist in the future from this forum.


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Reply #107 on: December 19, 2009, 07:36:17 pm
Hi there. I'm Arne. I come from norway and I didn't see this topic.
I also happen to be 14 years old. I started spriting when i was 5 years old by just zooming in in paint and making pixel clusters that i thought looked cool.
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Photocopier: the fact that arne can also code so well
Photocopier: is horrificly unfair

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Reply #108 on: December 23, 2009, 01:54:21 am
Ohai. I'm TooManyToasters, also known on some corners of the internuts as SpectralMudcrab. I've always loved the style of pixelart, but I've never been particularly talented at it myself. But every once in a while, I get the urge to practice, and I've made some not-too-horrible stuff. This place seems like it'd be great for getting honest C&C, so I think I'll post some stuff here to get some pointers and such.

Y'see, I've always had a fascination with making video games. I've become pretty well-versed in RPG Maker VX, and I'd even started making a custom battle system- but my data killed itself and I lost everything after about a week of work. Eventually I think I'm gonna take another stab at it... but the problem is, I want graphics. There are plenty of resources around for RMVX, but all of them have been used in about a hundred other games that not many people ever really play. I want to make something that stands out at first glance. Yes, I realize that making a good game plus graphics all myself is going to take a chunk of time- at LEAST a year, most likely more, and I won't even start for a good while. I was having plenty of fun back when I WAS working on a game, and I think I'd be able to stick it out.

Since everyone else is posting their age and location and I am a sheep, I'm 16 and Canadian. Here in Nova Scotia, it's pretty cold and there are a lot of drunken old people. Yeah.
Also, these smilies are awesome.
 :D :crazy:
So awesome.
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Reply #109 on: December 24, 2009, 02:21:00 pm
Hello all. I am Olothontor, commonly known as "Olly" to those who don't feel it necessary to spell out my entire internet handle. Bluntly I have com to assimilate your spriting techniques.

Not-so-bluntly, I'm glad to be here. This seems like an awesome community with a ton of critique to be dished out, and critique is more often than not a good thing for me.

Steal yourselves; you're going to see a lot of spaceships from me. I'm not sure why, I've nevere really been a Sci-Fi fanatic, but spriting ships is just too much fun for me. I have tons of fleet sprites from PW... which brings me to my other point.

I came from the Picture Wars forums, a place with which some of you may be familiar. It is for this reason that I believe my spriting skills are nothing compared to yours, even as my spritings skills are very good compared to the majority of the PW community. I wished to live among the professionals, as it were, and see if I could make it in a graphically based job.

I am merely 16 (about to be 17), and I still have no idea what I "want to be when I grow up"... so I am here to experiment.

I do hope I am welcomed warmly.
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Reply #110 on: January 03, 2010, 05:53:47 pm
Whoa.. I never noticed this board before.

Either way. Im Smash, and I've been spriting and drawing my whole life without instruction, mostly for the last 5 years.. I came here to learn how to properly make pixel art and any other art methods in general, since it's a passion of mine I want to develop.

So far, im an 18 year old guy who hails from the island of Borinquen, and is studying the art known as architecture. I've been going on the forums a while back, and planning to stay.
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Reply #111 on: January 07, 2010, 01:07:55 am
Hey,
My name is Jason Boyer.

been doing pixel art for about 3 years every since seeing Paul Robertson's work.

now im 18 and go to school at the Art Center in Pasadena


also I'm making a platform game called Jables' Adventure.

you can find info here:
http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2009/09/jables-adventure/

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Reply #112 on: January 10, 2010, 05:10:43 pm
Hi.

Name's Devlin. 23, recently quit coding to focus on my pixelart and general art skills.

been doing pixelart for my own games since about 2005, and doodling rubbish for much longer..

Joined in the hopes i'd learn a few tricks and improve my skills some ;D

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Reply #113 on: January 13, 2010, 03:56:37 am
Hi im new, and a spriter im hoping spending a little time among greats will help me improve. most of my sprites dont have faces i cant do them but im trying

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Reply #114 on: February 01, 2010, 09:29:52 pm
Hi guys, and gals. I am Anonymous6. I am 15, and I love to sprite, mostly because it is the least expensive hobby I have, but I am not the best nor' am I the worst. The reason I am here is tto get better. :D I am not here to be evil >:D I am here to learn and be nice :angel:. So basically like anyone else.
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Reply #115 on: February 08, 2010, 06:28:56 pm
Hi everyone, I am Evelyn and I am training in pixelart since my husband Clest already works with it.

I have yet a lot to learn but I am sure I can improve. Hope to find healthy criticism and make friends over here  ;D

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Reply #116 on: February 10, 2010, 10:38:05 pm
I'm Chrispy. I found out about this site from Pixel Joint, which I found out about through dA. Sup

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Reply #117 on: February 15, 2010, 03:56:15 am
Hello. I was a member here long ago but left after having some fights with people over stupid stuff. But since thats long behind me(years even) Im gonna make a new start. My old name was Bo_the_sucker(it was a joke name, but I stuck to it as my pixelartist username for 4-5 years :P )

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Reply #118 on: February 15, 2010, 05:05:24 am
  Hi. I'm ArcherofLight, also known as Kyre or Archer, and did not notice this topic.

  I started spriting a couple years ago, when I found the old PictureWars forums via Facepunch.com. After two years of lurking on PW, I decided to finally try my hand at spriting. It was terrible. After taking help from a few of the members that no longer seem to be there, I improved greatly in the span of about a month. I'm still not that good, but I'm slowing brining myself around.

  I'm also writing a book, albeit I'm stuck for ideas at the moment. The book is about a kid(around 20-years-old) who accidentally got pulled into one of the most advanced flight squadron in that country's(haven't come up with a name, the world is called Pandora at the moment) air force.

  I am 14(well, 13 but its just a month or five now....) and about your average kid. I love to read and write. Thats all for now, I guess, so I'm off! Its nice finding places to talk, ya'know?

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Reply #119 on: February 17, 2010, 08:08:57 pm
Well finally... took over 5 hours for the damn activation email. >_<

Anyway, hi. I go by few names, guess I'll use Reaver here.
What else... I'm 23. Not very talkative. Been spriting over the span of 10 years.
Found this site thanks to the good people of PJ(where i only post the most polished stuff).
Which I found out about through Sheezy(dump for everything else).. Which i found after dA started to piss me off...
Decided to join cause on the forums I usually lurk in ppl can't think of any criticism...
or atleast thats their excuse, I think their just lazy... <_<

edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
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Reply #120 on: February 17, 2010, 08:26:18 pm
Anyway, hi. I go by few names, guess I'll use Reaver here.
edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
1) But you name isn't reaver O.O
2)images posted on this forum automatically come with a left click to zoom function. [nozoom] stops that

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Reply #121 on: February 17, 2010, 09:22:07 pm
1. Yeah.. I hadn't taken a look at the modify profile page yet and thought there'd be an option to change the name displayed on posts.. But still, the rv is just shortened from Reaver, i usually use this as acc. name on games/forums.. and imo Reaver works better as a name than rvzero. :P
2. I see, thanks.
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Reply #122 on: February 18, 2010, 01:34:34 am
Anyway, hi. I go by few names, guess I'll use Reaver here.
edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
1) But you name isn't reaver O.O
2)images posted on this forum automatically come with a left click to zoom function. [nozoom] stops that

But why wouldnt you want the zoom function?

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Reply #123 on: February 25, 2010, 02:42:32 am
Hi, im Rj, ive been doing pixelart for a while, but dont consider myself very good. I want to improve here, "train" if you will. I hope we can all be friends. :)
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Reply #124 on: March 03, 2010, 01:32:19 am
Hi I'm Thomas, I log into this forum to get learn about this art form known as pixel art.
My knowledge is very basic, and I have little work, but I would like some advice and help to guide me and get to do something good with this art.
One question I had was this: I have my computer in Adobe Photoshop CS4, which I recommend you? What program do you recommend to work?
I leave this thread attached to my last drawing.



Bye and thanks!

PS: I am Argentine, and use the google translator because my English skills are not that great, I hope you can understand me, because I really interested in your help  :)

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Reply #125 on: March 06, 2010, 02:17:03 pm
Hi I am Noah
I want to pixelart!

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Reply #126 on: March 08, 2010, 10:56:31 am
Sup guys, I'm Az. Sort of new to this whole pixelation thing, but since I'm studying game design at the moment I felt it would be good to brush up and improve on my skills. I've been lurking around a bit before posting, and you guys are really very good. Looking forward to getting some c&c from y'all!

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Reply #127 on: March 10, 2010, 06:18:13 pm
Hi there,

Well I'm Mr_Dark (yes I am ;)). I have to admit I'm not a pixel artist. So then why am I here? Well I'm a 2D game developer and Im looking for skilled pixel artists who are interested in joining our team.

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Reply #128 on: March 12, 2010, 01:14:53 am
Hey everybody-

I'm new here, and I guess this is where I should post first. I've been pixeling for a month or two, and I've found that it's an art form that I really enjoy. I've played mainly games like The Legend of Zelda, and at the moment I'm helping design, program, and draw an RPG game for the iphone that will be created for gameplay similar to The Legend of Zelda. I may post some sprites from it later that hopefully I can get some help with, and I'm sure that I'll learn much from perusing this forum. Thanks for all you guys do!

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Reply #129 on: March 15, 2010, 08:13:49 pm
Oh oh oh oh oooh! You naughty new people! Posting a little introduction here in this thread and then GONE WITH THE WIND!

Naughty!

All of you! Start posting pixel art noooow ; u ;!! *cry*

You are all awesomesuper welcome, so please do post participate in this giant never ending pixel party *  A  * PM me if anything about the forum doesn't make sense or anything! I do the mod thing here after all, just use me!
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Reply #130 on: March 16, 2010, 06:28:51 pm
Hi I'm Deadlock (2nd nick name, my first is BoNuS but that was already taken :( )

I'm a partly GFX man and mostly programmer. Did a lot of 16 color work on the Atari's in the 80 / 90 and also
managed a disk magazine (very populair at that time). Really like(d) to pixel a lot using Degas Elite on the Atari ST.
And still do because I'm making a game on it :) This project has been down for many years now but retro is hot
and I would like to finish my game after al these years...

But GFX wish I could use some help because I have nice idea's for it, but can't seem to get it on screen as I
would like it. So found this site and hope you can help me with it in my (still to open) topic...

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Reply #131 on: March 16, 2010, 08:50:25 pm
Wow, deadlock, that sounds great! <3 Do start that topic, dude, we'll help the shit out of you.

Welcome!
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Reply #132 on: March 16, 2010, 11:12:41 pm
Wow, deadlock, that sounds great! <3 Do start that topic, dude, we'll help the shit out of you.

Welcome!
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Reply #133 on: March 18, 2010, 02:13:30 pm
Well, this is certainly a better solution than just having a whole sub-forum for introductions.

Anyway, I'm LZ.  I am the only person on the Internet with that name, save some jerkoff who got the Yahoo account back 5 years ago or so.  Wherever you see that name, it is me.

While I never got to experience all the classic stuff, I've played and still play many classics of pixel art.  Day of the Tentacle, Jedi Knight (though that has a full 256 color palette), my NES, and a large collection of no-names that I got in demo packs back in the early 90s.  I've also done a fair bit of idle modding, mostly for AoM.  Honestly, I never thought of it so much as its own thing, just more of a paletted form of digital art.  I ran into this forum looking for information on the problem of indexing into a tileset sheet for an isometric game with slopes greater than one elevation step.  Not exactly a fruitful search: the most relevant info was on GameDev...and it was 6 years old.

I'll be around, taking notes.  I'm working on a tile laying engine in Python/Pygame that should be friggin' gorgeous, or at least have the potential for it.  It compiles tiles from subtiles and will be configurable for tiles of any size and maximum slope.

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Reply #134 on: March 19, 2010, 12:42:50 am
I was posting and i forgot to introduce myself  :-[
I'm called Mauricio Fidalgo (Yes thats my name) i dont say too much cuz i'm braziliam and i'm not sure about i'm writing in the moment,  i am 15 years old and i like do indie games this require learn pixel art. How do i learned pixel art? like i learned english, i dont known how but i do it  :D.   ::) My dream is one day be called professional on pixel art and programing. I love games, i play games, i do games , gamesgamesgames.

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Reply #135 on: March 19, 2010, 03:45:06 am
Guess I should have tossed a line here earlier. Razoric or Razoric480 here. I have my website at http://www.iced-fire.com/ . I'm in the Game Development program over at Algonquin College in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). Coding, graphics, design and math all to become a one-man studio. Too bad we don't have pixel-art classes, that'd be neat :P So I'm trying my hand out here to get some crits and comments and improve.

Cheers,

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Reply #136 on: March 19, 2010, 05:04:18 am
Konnichi wa and hello, and several other greetings in assorted dialects, only the greetings of which I know but whatever. What was I talking about? OHYEAH. HI.

I'm One Smart Chicken. but you can call me K or OSC. Or Maccy if you want. Or hey-chicken-lady-who's-actually-really-stupid-but-calls-herself-smart-for-that-extra-boost-of-self-esteem. I prefer the last one, but it's sorta long.

I have been pixelating for almost two years now, though you probably couldn't tell by looking at my art. I've been drawing all my life and I'm an avid roleplayer, as well as a generally active person. Except I'm sorta a schizo and have random "moments" of being really busy IRL, but whatever. I fail at chatspeak and sticky caps, and trust me; I've tried. I have five cats which I talk about often, and my dad is Satan incarnate.

Oh yeah, and I'm from USA--Florida to be specific. We're pretty much the awesomest place on earth. Worship us.

Aaannnd...Now I'm gonna go get some pixeling help. =) Yay for finding an awesome site when I got stuck on one stupid little pixel!

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Reply #137 on: March 19, 2010, 05:15:15 am
Greetings, all! Nystre here! I'm an assistant admin of PixelxCore independent gaming, which is a small up and coming indie game development community. Hasn't quite got off the ground yet, though I'm part of the main team working on the official projects for the site. Currently, we're working on a game called Fate's Mirror (You may have heard of it!) which will be releasing on the Xbox 360, PC, and iPhone. I'm doing level design, and general assistance with sprite animations. Ah, but I won't drag that out. I don't want to sound like an advertisement bot or anything.

I consider myself a pretty amateur Pixel Artist, though I've been spriting on and off for 5 or so years now. I've never exactly had a time where I've been really in with it, so I think I have a lack of skill a lot of areas, but I'm pretty serious about it, motivated to improve, and open to critique (so long as it isn't harsh and gets straight to the point while explaining things clearly.)

As far as my own skill goes, I love animating and I try to make them as fluid as possible. I'm no expert, but I definitely think I've got some potential as far as animation goes!
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Reply #138 on: May 13, 2010, 05:40:18 pm
Hi hello I'm Moribund. Trying a new handle, I think it sounds a little too ominous. I sprite exclusively for mods for the game Cortex Command, although very few of my sprites have made it into actual usable mods.

I am relatively new to spriting, everything I've done could probably fit on to one piece of paper. I think the major obstacle I need to overcome is that I'm not a very good artist. I think I sort of understand sprite shading, but everything I draw on pen and paper looks like crap.

I love my PS3 and PS3 games, especially Soul Calibur which I obsess about, memorizing frame data and playing it whenever my connection stops sucking (not that frequently as of late).

I am currently in high school, being forced to do all honours classes. I live in B.C., Canada.

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Reply #139 on: May 14, 2010, 09:25:29 pm
Hello everyone, I just figured I would drop by and introduce myself.

My name is The 7th Sin, I am a noob level pixel artist, meaning I have relatively little experience with pixel art. :)

Previous to pixel art, I worked extensively with signatures, and digital art with The GIMP.
My previous artwork is all showcased here, http://mac.clanhalo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19863.

Other than pixel art, I am an avid film fan, music junkie and pretty much everything else a good artsy kid is supposed to be.

I guess that pretty much wraps things up, I am very happy to have arrived at such a friendly, inspiring and altogether awesome forum!

Sincerely,
The 7th Sin

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Reply #140 on: May 20, 2010, 06:10:05 pm
Hi :-)
This is my first post here, i have just registered an account and i hope to post in the right section to introduce myself ;-)

My name is Davide, i am from Italy and i am 32 years old, i always loved the 2d graphic and finally i decided to jump in :-)

I have also seen that there are a lot of tutorials about pixel art, so my first question, as a newbie into this kind of graphic, is: from which tutorial start?

Thanks in advance for the help :-)

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Reply #141 on: May 24, 2010, 11:05:45 am
I would reccomend getting familiar with the program you plan to use first and then look up pixelart tuts.
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Reply #142 on: May 24, 2010, 11:40:59 am
for the program no problem, but if you could suggest me a tutorial i would be gratefull :-) thanks :-)

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Reply #143 on: May 27, 2010, 07:00:53 am
http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218
Here is a very basic one  :)
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Reply #144 on: May 27, 2010, 08:53:03 am
Thanks :-)

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Reply #145 on: June 13, 2010, 09:08:17 am
Wow, Pixelation's back, and I never even knew!

Hi folks, I used to post regularly on the old Pixelation site years ago. I called myself "LePensky" in those days. It's great to see familiar names like Ptoing and Helm (who was always my fiercest critic!) - sadly I've not actually done any pixelling for many years, but I might dig out my old pixel art stuff and see if there's anything worth resurrecting.

I'm happy to see the forum also caters for stuff that falls outside of the realms of pixel art in the purest sense; I'll definitely be tempted to post some work there.

Great to be back, and I'm hugely excited to check out everyone's awesome pixel art :-)

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Reply #146 on: June 29, 2010, 09:14:26 am
Hello there.

By taking a look around on this I realized I am probably one of your elder guys here. I am Kamol from Germany, female and almost 35 years old, haha. :crazy: I work as a Graphic Designer for quite a couple of years now and have always been interested in pixel arts. I am a newbe at it though. All I could show you is a bunch of pixeled emoticons I did so far and some very small pixeled experiments. The reason why I registered here is: I want to improve my pixel skills for a little non commercial project I am supposed to do for a friend who is about to build a discussion plattform about games and needs some decent new emoticons and graphics there.

Thanks for this place, I hope I will be able to learn a fewthings here.
K.

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Reply #147 on: June 30, 2010, 08:58:05 pm
Hi!
Well these are some cute emoticons, but I will try to restrain myself from using them too much!  ;D
My name is Alisha, I've been pixelling for a while now but to be honest my work isn't evolving like I would hope, I have gotten better in fact MUCH better but hey you can only get better right?
Anywho, so I am here to learn more and hopefully become at least almost as good as some of the artists I've seen out there   :)
Alisha

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Reply #148 on: July 02, 2010, 11:54:45 am
Hello there.

I'm PhD student in music but I am a complete novice when it comes to pixel art.  I look forward to learning a lot from the rest of you guys.  :)

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Reply #149 on: July 04, 2010, 05:38:51 pm
Well hello to you all!
I'm FRAWG, a young pixel artist who hopes to get into a career in computer graphics.

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Reply #150 on: July 12, 2010, 12:23:45 am
Hello Everyone, my name is Rod or Sleepless. In my free time I enjoy making pixel art, but I am currently not very good at it right now I can admit, but I hope to get some critique so I can get better. I hope to get to know you all.
You know what would make life easier? Real-life CTRL+Z

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Reply #151 on: July 12, 2010, 07:57:27 pm
Hello pixel world.

I'm a game dev... learning a bit of pixel art for my 2D game.  ;D

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Reply #152 on: July 13, 2010, 05:54:44 pm
Hey people, this is Demon Lizardman. I mostly do digital art with Photoshop, but then I decided to get into spriting so I can make games and such. So yeah, I'm a beginner and I kinda suck. But I hope I do improve here.

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Reply #153 on: July 24, 2010, 02:07:49 pm
Hello there! I'm new here and wanted to share my work with you:

As university is over and I'm into the well deserved holidays, I thought i'd give pixeling some time again. Pixelarts and me share an on/off relationship, I've been doing it for a couple of years, but never really seriously. Now that I've found this seemingly active community there's some new spirit.

A year ago I was making some kind of portfolio-website: http://sascha_naderer.public1.linz.at/1.html
I looked into the portfolio forum, but most of the people there are looking for work (which I don't...yet) so I thought this is the right place. If not, feel free to move the thread and slap me hard :) .

My thought was to give some impressions about my current style. There's really not too much to see, but like I said, it's only an impression.
As you can see I don't really use shades, some people do, some people don't when it comes down to create isometric scenes.
For transparency (for windows), I used photoshop. I hope this does not disqualify me as a pixel artist (does it  ??? )

More of my work can be seen here:
http://snade.deviantart.com/art/The-Suburbs-164893374?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Asnade&qo=0
http://snade.deviantart.com/art/Twin-Dragon-Apartments-159318527?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Asnade&qo=2
http://snade.deviantart.com/art/Choca-Headquarters-159317896?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Asnade&qo=3

I'm currently working on some small projects and I think there's still room for enhancement on my work.
So, what are your thoughts?

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Reply #154 on: July 24, 2010, 04:40:34 pm
Welcome snade. Hope you have a nice stay.

This is mainly a critique forum, so in the pixel art section goes unfinished work which you want to get comments on as far as helping to make it better goes.
Which is why I merged your thread with the introduction thread :)

Have a nice stay.

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Reply #155 on: July 25, 2010, 11:16:49 am
Hi folks,
Just to make you sure i'm the very manjaman from pixel joint in case you have still doubts about that.
You can find most of my works right there, pixels or not.
Glad to join this excellent community  :-*

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Reply #156 on: July 29, 2010, 04:01:04 pm
I am FLamesterart ( just call me flamester) i am an ok pixel artist, though i am better with a pencil and paper, and another person recommended i come her eand show some things i have made, and about the removal of signatures, mine is too big, and i think it would be cool if instead of removing oversized sigs, you just replace them with a link. never mind about showing what ive made, the only reason i got here is because someone on another site sent me here to show it. and they only did it to screw with mejavascript:void(0); so ignore this post, ignore the thread i made for it, as i see it has already been closed. turthfully, i dont really care if you just ignore me altogether. flamester out. javascript:void(0);
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Reply #157 on: July 30, 2010, 09:44:30 pm
Hello.  I'm a programmer and a fan of all things 8-bit, ever since playing Atari and NES games as a kid.

20 years later, I started working on my own game and discovered that not only were people still making pixel art, they were making absolutely amazing things with it.  I found this site via a recent article about pixel art as nostalgia vs. real art.  It's definitely both for me.

I feel like I've already learned a lot just lurking around here for a week.  I hope to learn more by posting a bit.

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Reply #158 on: August 02, 2010, 09:41:24 pm
Hi there.

I'm a game programmer, trying to refine my pixel art skills.  I was advised to head over here by some folks at tigsource.  Hello!

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Reply #159 on: August 03, 2010, 02:54:26 pm
Hi, I'm Zubodybop. I've been pixeling since like 2001, but haven't really taken it seriously until this past year. I started editing Megaman sprites, but I got past edits awhile ago, and I really hope to improve now. I'm not the greatest artist drawing-wise (don't really have the patience because there's no CTRL-Z in real life. xD), but I enjoy pixeling immensely.

I'm also interested in game programming, and would love to put my sprites into action in a game one day.

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Reply #160 on: August 04, 2010, 02:22:20 am
Greetings!
My name is Derek and I have been creating pixel art since I got a Gateway computer (ewww)   in '97. My motivation back then was to make fake buttons and false icons on the desktop to confuse my parents.  ;)

Since then, I have been developing games in programs that require no scripting as I have yet to take a class in any programming languages.
My best success would probably be my remake of the elderly but amazing game "Chip's Challenge". A video walk-through of the first four levels is found here, but unfortunately it is not yet available for download.

I have been intermittently visiting this site since late 2007 or early 2008, but I intend to start participating here more and doing much more pixel art.
In advance, it's a pleasure to meet everyone.  ;D
CRITIQUES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.  :]

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Reply #161 on: August 04, 2010, 10:01:34 am
Hey there, I'm 21, just finished a BA (Hons) Games Art & Design, and I wanted to go back to spriting so I could try and make a short indie game to put on XBLA. Test the waters kinda deal. Been lurking here for a little while and decided to start actually posting.

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Reply #162 on: August 08, 2010, 08:35:41 pm
Hello,

So basically, I've been pixelling for a while now, although I wouldn't say I'm amazing, when I put effort into things, I recieve pretty good outcomes. I've come from a forum called HBGames, it's basically a forum based around the RPG Maker, Game Maker, and any other game making tool and programming tools, and as you'll know, making your own game look good will require custom materials, sprites included.

I've registered here to recieve C&C on my pixels and hopefully improve...

Oh and PS. I have my own religion, Jbristianity, and I WILL push it upon you all! ... just a heads up.

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Reply #163 on: August 10, 2010, 12:57:01 am
Hi,

My name is Daniel and I'm only a dabbler in pixel art. My main pastime is programming and I'm currently working on a web based pixel editor: http://pixie.strd6.com

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Reply #164 on: August 11, 2010, 06:26:45 am
Hey everyone,

My name is Austin Ivansmith and I am a Director at WayForward.  Some random internet searching brought me here and I thought I would join in on the community.  I am a huge fan of pixel art and really look forward to cruising the site and seeing everyone's work.

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Reply #165 on: August 11, 2010, 11:54:56 am
Hello there!
My name is FunTuff or Gee.
I've looking here for about a week now, so now i have register.
I'm hoping to become beter and have fun here!
btw, my English is sometimes not the best, because it isn't my own language

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Reply #166 on: August 14, 2010, 04:18:12 am
Been working with pixel art for three years, but hardcore for one. Now looking into a game design/graphics design college.
Art gives me a joy that nothing else can.

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Reply #167 on: August 15, 2010, 12:07:21 am
Hi everyone my name is Sean/SeanZ (whichever you prefer).  I have 2 art degrees one being in video game design.  I have started fooling around with pixel art for the past 2 years and am looking to start taking it very seriously.  I am currently working on an unannounced XNA game project all done in 8-bit graphics to be released hopefully within the next few months.  I am trying my best to produce the best kind of pixel art for this game and thats what brings me here.  I want a good art community that can give me great tips, tricks, and critiques for the stuff I am working on.  I look forward to meeting everyone here.

Thanks

SeanZ

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Reply #168 on: August 16, 2010, 01:20:59 am
 :D Hey you crazy kids! My Name is Tim , but most people around the interweb know me as demon11777( Or merlax from byond or EO) . I started out just drawing random things on paint. Then my friend got me into Byond where i got into animating sprites. Over the years i took a few graphics classes which focused on 3d studio max. Then I got into game maker and got prety good at GML.  I love making my own sprites and all i want to do is improve  ;D! Stumbled upon this site a few days ago while looking for an RPG tile set to model off of and registered after seeing the insane quality of work.
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Reply #169 on: August 17, 2010, 08:56:01 am
Hey guys, I'm new here and I'd never heard of this site till I stumbled upon it tonight.  My art background is in traditional animation, which I went to school for, and I live and breathe by movement theory, principle and physics.  I've long been a fan of game gifs, and have studied and collected quite a few classic Nintendo and newer Capcom sprites.  I just spent like 2 hours combing some of the tutorial links and want to throw my hat into the ring with some of the pros on this site.  I hope to work up some stuff soon and get feedback to ultimately be able to make a pixel portfolio.

Look forward to some feedback about my yet-to-be-designed work, and in the meantime I'll do my best to preemptively return the favor and try to be a helpful, productive member of the community here!

- Katz

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Reply #170 on: August 17, 2010, 03:10:19 pm
My name is Wiley, I'm preparing to go into production on a 2d adventure game for the iPad next year, and I've been lurking here for a few months checking out portfolios, looking for a production artist to hire. I'm specifically looking for someone with really expressive animation skills, and also someone who can adapt their style to meet halfway with finished concept art.

http://wileywiggins.com

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Reply #171 on: August 26, 2010, 09:39:45 am
Greetings. You can call me DVX for short.

I am a new member(DUH!) to both to this site and to the Pixel art form. Well, I have tried Pixel art before, and I wasn't really much into it, but there is a change of heart now.

I hope, with this forum, I can improve my skills and engage more in this beautiful Art form which also known as Pixel art. So, see you on the forum.
"Aid me, and I will make you proud"
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Reply #172 on: August 30, 2010, 02:48:00 pm
Hello everyone! I have loved pixel art from a very young age, though only recently decided to try and learn a bit more about how to make it! I hope you can all help me with my probably unsuccessful attempts, and help me obtain a better knowledge of this wonderful art form!

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Reply #173 on: August 31, 2010, 08:18:20 pm
Hey everyone, I decided to try my hand a pixel art, so that's why I'm here, obviously ^^.  Hopefully I'll be able to make something decent soon.  (Maybe not too soon though, considering I'm very new at this..)
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Reply #174 on: September 02, 2010, 03:14:15 pm
Hello, I'm Edwin, always enjoyed pixel art on its own terms nack in my NES/SNES days and want to experiment with it now as a medium.

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Reply #175 on: September 18, 2010, 05:00:44 am
Howdy,

Back in the day I was part of a few Spriting communities. I went on hiatus for a long period of time. I recently got the urge to get back into that medium once more, we'll see how that turns out. For me it's a hobby and a way of bringing a picture from my mind into some form of image that others can see. Being a writer (I do that too) I know everyone has a different image in their minds when they read. I want to be able to get that picture out in another medium as well.

I'll probably be rusty for a while.

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Reply #176 on: September 25, 2010, 05:59:55 am
Hello Pixelation!
I'm just here to give and get critique, and hopefully vastly improve on my skills (Which are kind of lacking at the moment :-[)
I first got into pixel work when I started making games, which was about a year ago, and I've improved a little bit since then. Hopefully you guys will help me improve even more, judging by all the excellent artists around here.
Looking forward to seeing all of you around! ^-^

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Reply #177 on: October 07, 2010, 06:14:33 am
Hello all,

Krammy here to offer critique and get critique. I'm sure I already know a few of you on other forums as well, but this seems to be the go to place for pixel artists to get hardcore advice. Loving the custom emotes here too, I'll try not to use/overuse them.

It's unfortunate but it doesn't seem to be too active here anymore, however I'll try and stick around as much as I can. I'm looking forward to learning quite a bit here, can't wait to meet some more pixel artists.

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Reply #178 on: October 13, 2010, 10:28:25 pm
I'm Sam(antha). I'm somewhat experienced with pixeling, but was always too shy to actually show my work to other artists. I'm hoping to get the right critique to push me in the right direction though. I love seeing the things people make with pixels and I hate not being that good yet. :/

(These emoticons are cute, they look like slices of American cheese...)

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Reply #179 on: October 13, 2010, 10:46:13 pm
Yo.

im a really weak pixel artist, and i hope to get some c + c for my crap. i have been pixeling for a while but have not got much better.

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Reply #180 on: October 22, 2010, 08:21:51 am
Hi everybody !

I'm Greg "Pandafox" and I'm French (sorry for my poor language sometimes) and I'm an old pixel-artist dinosaur !  :lol:

I started in 1989 with Atari ST with 16 colors. I was into a demogroup and I made a lot of pixel pics !
I gave up pixel art in 1998.
And some days ago, I just joined a "new" demogroup on this good old Atari ST, just for fun  ;D
Then, we plan to make a new demo and then I have to go back to roots with 16 colors pics ! 
Good challenge !

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Reply #181 on: October 29, 2010, 07:30:46 pm
Hey there! I'm Pandameisje, a Dutch college student.

I discovered pixel art about two years ago and I'm really enjoying it. In my quest to improve I decided to join this place here. :) My favorite part of pixel art is recreating famous buildings (how weird is that?) sometimes isometric.

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Reply #182 on: November 08, 2010, 03:22:01 pm
Hello folks!

I'm Dan.  I love pixel Art.  I got my degree in painting and became obsessed with video game development shortly after college - and eventually went back to school to learn game Art and Animation.  The program I was in focused only on 3D, but my first job in the game industry was doing low resolution pixel art for hand held game systems.  I instantly connected with it and still love pushing pixels. 

I like programming games, but I am still relatively inexperienced as coding goes.  I made a little game called Pixel Guy's Quest that you can play on Newgrounds. 
Now I have started my own company and I am still figuring out how to make that go - although I still have a day job.     

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Reply #183 on: November 09, 2010, 04:07:33 am
Um... I guess I should have introduced myself before randomly posting. :P

Hi, I'm Clovvach. (real name is still hidden). I like art. In general, art. I've been drawing for as long as I remember, and I've been doing pixel art for several years now.
- Clovvach

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Reply #184 on: November 21, 2010, 08:20:33 pm
Hey,

I'm Cristi Balan, a web application developer from Romania. I have 0 design/art/pixelart skills.

I joined because I saw the hexquisite corpse collabs and thought I could help people spend more time on drawing and less time on doing things computers can do :)
http://tzigla.com/ - collabs & exquisite corpses, y'all

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Reply #185 on: November 24, 2010, 10:32:43 am
Hi,

I'm Mega, an Indie game developer. I've been doing basic pixel art for a year or two now, but I only started getting serious about it recently.
I'm hoping to pick up some useful tips/critique here on my work.

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Reply #186 on: November 29, 2010, 07:46:25 pm
Hello all, I'm a French pixel-artist, I'm 20 and I'm studying in a game art school.
Please forgive my english, I'm still learning. ;D

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Reply #187 on: November 29, 2010, 09:13:39 pm
Hi all, I'm a student of games in Denmark, wanting to learn how to make pixel art, and referred here by a friend. I'm trying to learn so looking forward to hearing the comments and criticism! :D

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Reply #188 on: December 01, 2010, 12:50:30 am
Yes. Hello. Greetings.
I am Gemini166. A lot of people on online games just shorten it down to Gem, which amuses me as my name is not Jim. I tweeted at Junkboy asking how to get more better at pixelly stuff. I've downloaded the program he recommended, and now am registering here as he said. I am a super beginner, so forgive extreme n00bishness if you can find it in your heart to do so. If you can't, just critique every little detail of every little mistake I make until I am no longer a n00b. Then everyone wins! :P Aaaanyways, I suppose I'll hang out here for a while and try to hone my skillz of teh pixel, until I have the power to use fairly few pixels but still get the point of what I am making across. And maybe even after that, so as to help those who are then like I am now. It has been fantastic meeting you, and I looking forward to hanging out on the forums.  ;)

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Reply #189 on: December 04, 2010, 09:38:59 pm
Whats up everyone? I'm Desolate obviously :p. I've been aspiring to become a good pixel artist for some time now. I'm decent in some things, and not so decent in others. I thought it would be a good idea to join this forum. Maybe improve a little and meet some new people :D

Thanks everyone can't wait to meet you,
 Desolate.
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Reply #190 on: December 05, 2010, 01:45:56 am
Hello one and all,
my name is Cobra and I am a indie game developer.

While I used to love playing around with Saracen Paint on the C64 I am no pixel artist. I do however truly admire pixel art much like SID music so really enjoy what I have seen here.

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Reply #191 on: December 06, 2010, 05:11:11 am
Hey, I'm Max Cahill, known everywhere I go on the internet under the alias "Geti".
Some of you might know me from around the internet but regardless, I was born 15th January 1993, I've just finished school and I've done a mixture of traditional and digital art. I'm looking to get more into pixelling over the next while mostly for the production of games, but also just to extend my artistic ability.
I really admire what you guys have been doing here, I've been lurking for a while. I look forward to having my work ripped apart by you soon ;)

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Reply #192 on: January 01, 2011, 10:53:35 pm
Hello, I am Lashloch.

I've always had a love for pixel art, even when I didn't know what to call it. I mucked around on MS Paint as a kid for fun, drawing spaceships and stickmen. (Not much has changed!) Now, as a junior in high school, I still love Paint and pixel art. Recently, I've taken an interest in building up my knowledge of techniques and getting better as an artist. I hope this place will help me grow and improve!  ;D

I'll post some of my old work later on; I'm truthfully still quite fond of some of the things I made years ago.

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Reply #193 on: January 02, 2011, 08:16:16 pm
Hello!  I'm Celurean, and I've been working with pixel art for about a year.  I've joined to see what some of the pixel art communities are like, so hopefully I can expand on what I already know.

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Reply #194 on: January 03, 2011, 11:38:19 am
Hello,

My name is Richard, I'm 21, I'm currently studying Graphic Design at uni, and I pixel in my spare time. I started pixelling in the pixel car movement, and have been pixelling odd things here and there since then. I think the pixel work I'm most proud of is the still life stuff, like the Polycarbonate Macbook:
And the iPhone 4:

I also enjoy pixelling cars, although unlike the cars I used to do I've switched to Isometric style, which I feel is more dynamic than a front, side and rear.

Lotus Esprit Turbo

As a Mac user I currently use Photoshop CS3 in pencil mode, it's fiddly in places but the layers come in handy for keeping versions if I have to back up a few steps.

You can see more of my work over at http://www.knightpixel.tumblr.com.

I'm currently busy with uni work, but I hope to be adding some work in progress pieces very soon!
AKA. DorifutoRabbit, RKSavage

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Reply #195 on: January 14, 2011, 11:16:19 pm
Hello my name is Keith.  35 years old.  I'm an indie game developer.  I wanted to create a retro agi-styled adventure game, and as such am having to do my own pixel work with 160x200 (double wide pixels) and 16 colors.  I've sort of lurked around for years whenever I was looking up some tutorials on some art stuff.  Since I'll need to ask for C+C -- I decided to join the board.  I don't really have any plans on doing pixel art forever, although I like looking at it, I'm mostly doing it dictated by my needs.

Thanks,
Keith aka Uhfgood

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Reply #196 on: January 20, 2011, 11:40:47 am
welcome all and hey uhfgood. I'm wondering, why your handle sounds so familiar.Maybe from eatpoo back in the day?

Enjoy your stay, do come again  :-*

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Reply #197 on: January 21, 2011, 05:05:22 am
Hello.  I am known as Nmb910.  I have been doing pixel art for about a year now.  I haven't gotten much better.  :P

I usually do 32x32 tiles, and have made a pretty large amount of tiles so far.

I should probably post some art,

So, here is my most recent tile.



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Reply #198 on: January 22, 2011, 01:00:08 am
'Sup pals, another FNG. I'm not a hardcore sprite artist, but have some experience on pretty much every aspect of graphic design, a Jack of all trades if you wish. I'm currently trying to pull off another project since my last one somewhat sunk into oblivion (NES de-make with incredibly over-complicated AI designs and too high ambitions graphically). So yeah.

Very early screenshot of my previous project



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Reply #199 on: January 28, 2011, 05:12:31 pm
hi im cybernetic and i have a LOT to learn.

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Reply #200 on: January 30, 2011, 02:24:39 am
Howdy, I'm King Louie and I've been on-and-off pixeling for about a year now.  I started seriously drawing a few years ago and painting a few years later.  But I gotta say, I'm not so good at either.

Sometimes I hit and miss with my pics.  Some days I got it, some days I don't.  Here's some of my bests:


I usually go by RaptorFarmer, but I'm trying to switch over to Im King Louie whenever I'm allowed to use spaces in my name.

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Reply #201 on: February 05, 2011, 10:35:15 am
Hi, I'm Artaserse, I'm italian and I'm trying to learn pixel art off course :)
I like isometric pixel art and the old "final fantasy" style.

See you on the forum! ;)

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Reply #202 on: February 11, 2011, 12:59:14 pm
I would just like to introduce myself, Devin, and hope that I am welcomed into these forums.
Also, I am seeking help on getting into pixel art. As you can see my avatar is about the extent of my ability, right now. Most of my pixel art is fairly simplistic and minimal.
Soo, yea, Hi  ;D

By the way, I would like to apologize for posting in the wrong spot. Should've looked through the rules a bit better.  :-[
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Reply #203 on: February 15, 2011, 11:34:08 pm
Hello,
Another n00b in this pixel world, I will try to enjoy myself while practicing.

I borowed the name IvanM aka Ivan Morve to Mattt Konture, a great (but french) comics author.
Also, my avatar is the cover of Salt Marie Celeste, an album by Nurse With Wound. I like listening it while I'm drawing.
That have to be said.

Previous work: nothing I'm enough proud of...
And actually, the tile I'm working on for tzigla is my first "trve pixel art"* piece.


*less than 50 colors, no automated tools, no cheap tricks.

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Reply #204 on: February 17, 2011, 11:46:16 pm
Soooooo Im 13 and have been doing some pixel art for a little more than a year now. Im not that great but Id like to get into the gameing career and this seems like a good place to start and to improve my work. ya so thats probly all..... :)

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Reply #205 on: February 18, 2011, 11:29:35 pm
Hi all, my name is Damian. I'm from Buenos Aires and used to be a lead programmer at Gameloft. Im starting some iPhone game project and i have been sniffing this website for the last two weeks, i have seen amazing graphics and excellent advices so i decided to join. The whole process of critics and comments works great and i want to be part of it as i want to learn to make some decent sprites for my games.
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Reply #206 on: February 27, 2011, 09:22:14 pm
Hello,

   Lorenzo here! We are developing some games for iPhone. I always wanted to learn doing pixel art, and I have been reading this forum for a while. I am not sure how much time I will be able to put into this due to contract jobs,  but I will try.

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Reply #207 on: February 28, 2011, 10:29:43 am
Hi I'm yrizoud;
I'm a software developer (for industries, nothing very fun), I had an Amstrad CPC and an Amiga when I was a kid, and I'm still very fond of games and graphics from the 80s-90s. I've always programmed rudimentary games, doing code and graphics. I spent two years drawing huge sprites for my own fighting game on the Amiga, the project failed and the sprites were mediocre, but at least I improved. The experience helped me program a successful remake of the arcade cabinet game "Vigilante", using the original's graphics. I tend to have good theoric knowledge of pixel art, but I really lack imagination and originality, which makes me more useful for final pixelling than concept art.
At the moment my graphic-related activity is mostly to maintain the painting program Grafx2, which is probably the best I can contribute to the pixel world  ;)

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Reply #208 on: February 28, 2011, 05:08:31 pm
Hi guys, I'm Alex.
I've been drawing in MS Paint for a good while now and I've been involved with a couple of adult themed sites using paint which I won't spam you with. I'm here to learn and looking round the boards I see some very experienced artists.

I'm looking forward to my time here.

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Reply #209 on: March 02, 2011, 03:54:30 pm
Hi! My name's trough. My strength is really music but I love art and hope to become better at it. So I thought I'd just join this club of amazingly skilled artists and maybe some talent would rub off on me.

This seems like a great community and I found some great resources from the resource thread! Also, the design, skin, whatever it's called is really cool. I read the rules and it all seemed fine until this line:
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
Magnified:
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
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Reply #210 on: March 02, 2011, 04:52:26 pm
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
Haha, what? Good eye trough!
I've posted on this board a few times already, but have so far neglected to introduce myself here. Let's fix that!
My name is Michel Cote, Mike is fine too. I'm 25 years old and live in Eastern Canada. I speak French but English is my first language. I've been drawing for a really long time in many different styles, and since I got a laptop and some internets some years ago I discovered MSPaint and Photoshop and fell in love with pixel art and digital art in general.
Before coming here I was completely unaware of the theory and technique of pixel art, and as it turns out, the "pixel art" I've been making is something more along the lines of oekaki. I've been lurking quite extensively here for maybe 6 months, I've been reading lots and learning lots!
I'm here to try to refine my pixel art skills and to learn more behind more technical aspects like hardware limitations. I'm also in love with 2D platformers.

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Reply #211 on: March 05, 2011, 06:43:33 pm
Hi dudes (and dudettes)

I'm a brazilian graphic designer (working with interfaces for mobile apps), and besides it's quite obvious, i have to say...I love pixel art.

I've grown up playing 8-bits, 16-bits and later on 32-bit video-games. Even with the advent of games using 3d graphics. I'd still prefer 2d games. I don't know why...well love isn't something you can explain right?

I don't know if we can divide pixel art in categories...but sprite making is very appealing to me. I like do draw and create my own characters since I was a toddler, maybe it's because of that.  :P

Some of my most favorite works are the ones seen in Legend of Mana, Ragnarok Online, Seiken Densetsu 3, Final Fantasy 6 and Tales of Series. A indie game that inspired me a lot to start learning pixel art was the Card Sagas War, with that, Abyss Wolf's gallery in DeviantArt also gave me a lot of motivation.

Well, I've spoken too much, that's my introduction to the forum. Hope to learn a lot with you guys!

See you around!  ;)



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Reply #212 on: March 10, 2011, 11:16:30 am
Hey there!

My name is Pixel Ghost, i am 26 years old, and i have been doing pixel pushing on and off since i was like 13. i first started when graal online came out, developing tilesets, sprites, GUI's, and later working on some freelance projects. majority of my stuff is more fantasy based, and it seems to take me forever to complete anything to be honest haha.

take a leap into the future, and i have been working on graphic design and pixel prints for a merchandise company where i sell my work on iphone cases, t-shirts, even thongs for girls! haha and about a million other random things.

i am here actually to improve improve improve. as there is always something to learn, and would love to be better at my curves and shading. my dithering is medicore. but again that is why i am here. :) ill see you all on the forums, and i hope to meet up with some other project designers to possibly get an indie game going :) lots of love all, pixel art forever!

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Reply #213 on: March 13, 2011, 11:59:52 pm
Hi Pixelation-people,

My name is Jason and I'm a long time amateur pixel-pusher. I posted on an earlier iteration of the Pixelation forum, a purple one, aeons ago, when selout was cool.

I've just started to get myself back into the hobby, partly cause I want to make graphics for games (I used to dabble in amateur game development). Getting my pictures in magazines or whatever would be cool too.

The styles I like tend to be cartoony and old videogame-inspired. I'd like to improve my people-drawing and animation (so I can make nice platformer characters).

See you.
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Reply #214 on: March 15, 2011, 01:50:14 am
Hello there, ladies and gentlemen.

As you might have noticed, I'm new here.
Exploring about for the first time, I figured I really liked the way this place worked. I have no artistic skills, or even any intention of pixelling, so I'll mostly be about to admire the fine works others put out, and to compliment you guys on your skills.

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Reply #215 on: March 17, 2011, 01:54:37 am
Heelo all,
Figured I lurk here enough, I may as well register and post!
I dabble in pixel art every now and then when I need it for games.
Hopefully I'll be posting some art every now and then.

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Reply #216 on: March 24, 2011, 08:31:52 pm
Hello Guys and Girls.

I'm Puppet, I use this alias on a fair few Morpg engine forums.
A little about myself:
I'm 17 and currently in college retaking my english gcse's so I can get a higher grade and 2d graphics design.
I started learning to pixel around 3 years ago now when I had decided I want to make a game, over the course of those 3 years I have created so many tilesets, character sets and even revisited them to make them even better.
I have been creating a game called Novella some of you may have seen a few wip's posted on a few forums regarding it but I don't think any one has from here anyway.
I really like cartoon styled pixel art, it's what I'm currently doing for Novella.
This is my most recent pixel art of which is a cobra:

For some reason even though my cobra is saved as .png tinypic insists on changing it to .jpg same with photobucket, maybe they just don't like me today. Happens I guess.
I've always wanted to use a Isometric Engine but have never been able to due to finding one that'll work for me is complex as I don't know how to program well.
Anyway I'll wrap this up. Nice to be here and hope to post around a bit more frequently.
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Reply #217 on: March 25, 2011, 10:51:04 pm
Hi, I'm drunkenmappy.

I'm a game designer by trade, and a wannabe pixel artist. Long time lurker that has finally decided to start seriously working on my skills.

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Reply #218 on: April 05, 2011, 09:16:29 am
Hi everyone
I'm DuskBard and I'm Italian.
The strong inspiration that drove me to join this forum(and pixel art as well, once and for all...) has risen just recently while enjoying my massive collection of old gen pc games, directly from the "Golden Era" :P I'm a hopeless lover of titles such as Lands of Lore, Ultima 7-8-ecc., Eye of the Beholder(all of them), Anvil of Dawn, Shadowcaster and ecc...
I'm just a beginner in pixel-art and ,honestly, I feel kinda shy to join this forum due to the amazing works that I've seen here around and I fear that, by posting some of the little things which I'm practicing with, I could get kicked out for wasting time of others.
I've much to learn so you'll have to be merciless when commenting my works XD
I hope to enjoy this experience :)

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Reply #219 on: April 05, 2011, 08:20:59 pm
I am 31 years old, male, and from the USA.
I chose the handle "steampunk" because I am a fan of old-fashioned gadgets and games. For instance, I like pinball machines from around the 1960s, even though I haven't had the chance to play any lately.
Online, I mainly do gaming. I am not really a MMORPG fan; I prefer traditional games such as cribbage. Sometimes I like arcade-style games, though, but I'm a lousy player.

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Reply #220 on: April 15, 2011, 06:24:42 am
Hello people! My names Carl.

I actually just got into the whole pixel thing since my game maker sprites look like crap  ;D. My art is beond horrid since, you know, I just started and all so I was hoping I could post my first pixel... non-art and get bashed while hopefully learning something helpful.

I read the rules and i'm kinda cautious about actually posting it. The main thing that stuck out was "don't bother"

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Reply #221 on: April 15, 2011, 03:14:45 pm
Hi everybody!
My name is Sergio and I'm from Colombia (south america) :)
Like cybernetic said, I have a lot to learn

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Reply #222 on: April 15, 2011, 04:36:21 pm
Hey guy,

Drascoll signing in to introduce myseld. I have a background in fine art and Graphic Design and recently have become interested in the minimalism that is involved with pixel art. I've been working with digital art programs since the day's of Deluxe Paint II and think my first attempts at this go back to editing doom.wad files and helping my brother work in VGA graphics for a home made adventure game. Still I fell that I very new to this and would love to learn more. An example or my naive mined is that I just realized that C64 was referring to a commodore 64's 16 color palet.

But if anyone has any suggestions on where to get started I'm all ears. Thanks
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Reply #223 on: April 15, 2011, 10:30:11 pm
Hello, Cassowary reporting in. I haven't read all the rules yet so I'll just be lurking. I've been spriting for... a year and a half, maybe, and am interested in learning how to improve. I've mostly sprited animals, starting with dragons and moving on to other things, and wish to expand further (isometric art, for one). Not aiming to become a professional, but I'd love to get better. I like bugs, birds, and dragons, among other things. My favorite color is green.

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Reply #224 on: April 17, 2011, 06:15:38 pm
i didn't read the rules

whatcha gon do about it?

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Reply #225 on: April 18, 2011, 09:02:08 pm
Hi there everyone! I'm Ruskian and I have almost a years experience spriting. I am a Pixel War enthuisiast and frequently visit this site: http://picturewars.net/smf/index.php. I'm probably not going to be too active, but I should post one of the small gems I make sometimes. Looking forward to joining the community.

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Reply #226 on: May 05, 2011, 10:37:10 pm
Hello! I'm Cesque, and I'm another one of those Game Maker people. I've been developing (or trying to develop) indie games for quite a while now, but only got interested in pixel art proper recently. Thanks a lot, Mush.

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Reply #227 on: May 18, 2011, 07:44:07 pm
Hey, My name is Dylan but over the web I like to go by the name of Bic.

I'm learning Actionscript 2 for Flash, and currently making progress on a 2D RPG, and I've come to this forum to look for skilled workers to make me some graphics! I will be paying them of course.

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Reply #228 on: May 21, 2011, 09:15:43 pm
HAY GUISE  :D

I've been pixeling on and off for some years now, seven or something like that I think. Once upon a time I had an extremely crappy computer (even though I've since had even worse) and the only drawing program that would work was GrafX2. And I absolutely fell in love with it. Some time after, I learned what pixel art was. My earlier pixel stuff were your typical RPG maker charasets, and I've made some other stuff, some for fun but most of them for backwater game projects, which give me the motivation to start pixelling. I'm currently making creature tiles for two roguelike projects, one of them animooted. Actually, my first animations.

I'm not very skilled or prolific but I always try to give my pixels some personality, you can also find me at PixelJoint and Temple of the Roguelike.

Truth be told, I lack a lot of pixeling skills and techniques and I tend to end up boxing myself in the same kind of work. I hope some influences from here help me with that.

That's it! KTHXBYE  :crazy:
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Reply #229 on: May 29, 2011, 02:27:27 am
I'm pikminboy111 (that it for everything so if theres a user with that its most likely me) and i'm new to pixel art but i'm fairly good.
Ill have stuff up soon enough from my current job from a friend to make the graphics for his calc game, and other stuff.

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Reply #230 on: May 29, 2011, 04:09:31 am
Hello everyone,

Some may know me from other websites, but since the age of 11 I've been in the RPG Making community utilizing programs like RM2K, RM2k3, RMXP, and RMVX and websites from the early days of RMXP.net. I am a graphic artist, but not so much a pixel artist. I tend to do things like logos, Heads-Up Displays, and more along those lines. I host an RPG Design website of my own which i will put shortly into my signature.

I prefer to make sure my games are well polished and look as good as they can with the best resources available. This website is filled to the brim with talented pixel artists and I look forward to being able to share that common goal with them.

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Reply #231 on: June 04, 2011, 08:23:46 pm
Hullo peoples

I'm Candy Man Criminal, Candy Man, or simply CMC
If you see the name anywhere, it's probably me
I've been making sprites for a few years, though i still have yet to really decide on a style
I'm also a programmer, in college
I like doing sprites for various projects
so uh, yeah, I'll probably mostly C+C and look at the job posts here, other then general, of course
see you in there ;D

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Reply #232 on: June 07, 2011, 06:52:27 pm
Hey all, my name is piffany (real name Tiffany). I'm a 2nd year PhD student in computer graphics. Originally I was doing some research in picture logic puzzles like nonograms/Paint by Numbers, but that led me to pixel art because being able to create nice pixel artworks is crucial to designing a nice looking puzzle. The stuff done by people in the forum is just amazing. I read through all the tutorials, but as soon as I tried to draw something myself, I realized how difficult it is. I'm interested in learning more about how pixel artists work, and maybe develop some tool that help facilitate some mundane tasks in pixelling. Right now, I'm looking into the most basic thing--how to turn a smooth curve (say, in vector format) into a pixelated line the way pixel artists do. If you are interested in providing any feedback (no commitment necessary) or even collaborate on something, please let me know. I would love all the help I can get, plus it's always better/less biased to have other knowledgeable people to evaluate my work.

Just to give you an idea what I'm working on, here are three curves shown in gray. I'm trying to rasterize them on the underlying grid, and the pink pixels are what I think represent the original curves best. I'm trying to come up with an algorithm for doing this automatically, but this requires data and feedback from real artists.


--Piffany
Disclaimer: I am still fairly new at pixel art, so please don't be offended by my negative critiques :)

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Reply #233 on: June 14, 2011, 05:48:37 am
I'm Vay. My real name is Sarah. I've been pixelling in some form or another for the better part of 13 years. I'm prone to procastination. Lol. I'm from Tuscaloosa, Al; yea the place that got hit by an EF4 tornado. Scariest minute of my life. Most of my pixelling will be done on a laptop until we find a new house and I have somewhere for a desktop. So if any of my colors look funky just let me know. Thanks. I hope to get to know you all soon.

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Reply #234 on: June 16, 2011, 12:13:45 am
Hey guys,

I am Nekron and have been a pretty heavy gamer for a few years now. Programming is one of my best friends, along with the internet. I am looking to program games with one of my friends for Steam, at least take our chances, and we want to make a pixel styled game, sort of SNES like I guess. I suck at it though, I tried making a pig and it does not look good! haha, anyway I thought I would come here and hopefully be able to get some tips and maybe a mentor if anyone was willing. But in short, I am a super nerd gamer, love food and am fun to hang around if anyone wants to just talk. ^^

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Reply #235 on: June 17, 2011, 12:46:01 pm
Hi. I've been lurking here for a while but not extensively. I joined when I realized my pixel art skills are really lacking and I'd really like to be able to grasp how to draw things like grass and iso characters. I've followed several pixel art tutorials only to have my finished products come out all wrong and I've only ever managed to draw one half-decent tree.

I need a project, I'm bored with my aimless months of free time until I start college so I'm taking on a huge pixel-art centered project to give me an incentive to do something. I like drawing but I'm hard to motivate, I have a predisposition to being lazy so giving myself a project with an end goal helps me to get up and actually draw something.

I'll post some stuff in another thread, I'm hoping some good artists can fill in the blanks the tutorials all seemed to leave me with... I have no idea what I'm doing anymore. :blind:

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Reply #236 on: June 21, 2011, 06:38:58 pm
Hi folks,

    I go by the handle Yuri on forums because it's somewhat close to my real name and I'm probably the biggest western fan of cheesy Russian dance music. Over the years I've been the programmer other aesthetically challenged programmers turn to when they need icons and UI. The funny thing is I completely suck at drawing on paper, can't even draw a straight line and my handwriting looks like a 8 years old at best.

    I kind of get away with digital art using various methods of obfuscating/improving reference materials and a lot of hardwork. I like doing detailed art at small resolution and I'd like to sharpen my skill to hopefully be able to create original artwork someday. Currently I'm doing sprites, tiles and backgrounds for a flash game as a hobby. Apart from graphics and programming I'm also a hardware synthesizer nerd.

Will be posting sprite animations in comment/critique soon. Do anyone read this thread?

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Reply #237 on: June 21, 2011, 08:28:59 pm
Yes, people do read it! They just don't often reply.
I program NES games. Thus, I'm the unofficial forum dealer of too much information about the NES.

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Reply #238 on: June 23, 2011, 12:00:56 pm
I read it. :(

Welcome everyone, may your pixelling be prosperous and... plenty?

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Reply #239 on: June 25, 2011, 05:22:04 pm
Fear not for I have returned,


yeah... well, I've been a member a long time ago, not very active. so Hello, or hello again. I'm a dutch (student) technical artist and am looking to pick up pixeling once more for some sweet indy development :)

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Reply #240 on: June 30, 2011, 09:19:43 am
Hello

I'm Alex, I co-made Eufloria which doesn't have any pixel art in it at all, but I've been pixelling since early home computer days, making graphic sets and levels for Repton Infinity, and I guess familiar with the process since before that when it was necessary to do it on squared paper before inputting the data into your Spectrum or BBC Micro, though nothing ever went on-screen from that AFAIR. Then I did lots of Deluxe Paint pixel art before I really got into programming. I'm really a programmer so I'm not that great at drawing, though probably a sight better than most programmers I would say.

Before Eufloria I made Cottage of Doom which does have some pixel art in it. Some of it is modified with the paintbrush tool in photoshop though, like I did the dirt on the bottom of the wall tiles with a brown translucent brush. ANYWAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnQ-vHOpJLg
And before that I made a dungeon crawler in about a day

Before that I was making a digging game that never happened, should have continued with it really this was before digging was the new game design thing that makes people lots of money


Well that's me, see you around.
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Reply #241 on: July 01, 2011, 01:22:56 am
Hello, everyone! My name is Wesley. I've been browsing this lovely forum for the past 6 months, and I must say I really love the community here. Everybody is really friendly and it's rare to see that on the internet (too many trolls...). I should have registered sooner, but here I am!

I don't have any art to contribute right now. I'm still trying to figure out how to pixel in a style that I'm absolutely in love with, but can't seem to grasp. It flies right over my head! I'm a programmer in C#, and hope to create my own games soon (Art, coding, music, etc).

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Reply #242 on: July 02, 2011, 03:36:20 am
hey haowan, just wanted to say the voice acting in COD is incredible  :D

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Reply #243 on: July 02, 2011, 07:54:24 am
Thanks, that's my friend Brad, he is rock. I did the "Cottage of doom" title voice, but the rest is him. The zombies are an artist we know called Ray. Best zombie noises ever. My girlfriend at the time didn't want to do the female voice so we used a synth  :lol:

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Reply #244 on: July 03, 2011, 08:51:48 pm
Hi people,

I've been lurking pixel art for some time and finally decided to join the fun. Previously I've been doing vector-graphics flash games (programming, art and everything), but those projects take so frickin' much time so... yeah. Making one sprite takes a bunch shorter anyway.

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Reply #245 on: July 03, 2011, 09:03:01 pm
Hi Fickludd, I've also been doing a flash game lately. I'm a bit surprised you mention making a sprite drawing is faster than a vector. So far, I've found it's quite time consuming, especially the backgrounds. What I found really great about the sprites is the efficiency of blitting, I'm blitting the whole scene every frame and it's rock solid. Not a single movie clip in the project, 100% as3 code.

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Reply #246 on: July 07, 2011, 01:18:34 pm
Hello Pixelation! i'm new to this forum, i found it googling for some tutorials or advices for pixel drawing...well i'm the dude, or d00de if you like it more. i'm 24 and come from italy. i like very much playing videogames since my parents gave me a SNES when i was a child :D since then, i loved the kind of retro graphics and now i'd like to do something similar, or at least try just for fun and hobby! i like the patience and hard work behind this kind of drawings require...the challenge is accepted!
i'm sure that here i can find useful info, criticisms, hints and suggestions :) i'm very eagerly to learn! pleased to meet you guys!  ;D

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Reply #247 on: July 13, 2011, 10:03:13 pm
Hi all, I'm Kragagam and I started doing pixel artwork just under five days ago. Made quite a few small pieces, experimenting, trying to learn and trying to read as much as I can. I might be involved in a game project soon with a friend and a friend of his, hope so think it'd help my progress (adding a bit of stress and some deadlines... right  :D)

edit: I'll add a few things I did today.


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Reply #248 on: July 17, 2011, 06:34:09 pm
Hello, I am lgcradish, I am relatively new to pixel art. I have only been doing it for about a year. My friends think I am good, but none of them pixel so I don't believe it when they say I am "the best". I'm mostly trying to learn new things and improve my technique, and it would be wonderful to learn from this place. So that's it

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Reply #249 on: July 20, 2011, 01:24:45 pm
I'm Lunatic0, I have been into pixel art for a short time, I'm more of a musician than anything else, but have some coding and graphic skills (quite low for sure).

I had bump Tsugumo tutorial a few times, besides a hell lot of tuts on the web, so I can make this game that is making me not sleep at night (I'm even dreaming about it...it's kinda odd).

Hope to get better as soon as someone give me some C+C.

If anybody needs music or loops, maybe I can help a little bit!

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Reply #250 on: September 01, 2011, 10:25:19 am
Hello everyone, I'm Michael, I'm in love with videogames, music and art, and I'm from Italy.
I like running (sprinting particularly) and I play electric guitar.
I'm working as a programmer and web designer, but my dream is to be a pixel artist in some videogame-making team.
I'm looking forward to learn as much as I can and give feedback to others, I hope this forum is what I need ^^

If you want to see some of my drawings, head here http://redknight91.deviantart.com/
« Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 02:43:11 pm by RedKnight91 »
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!

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Reply #251 on: September 01, 2011, 02:21:32 pm
Greetings All!

I am Andrew, 18 years old and from Australia!

As of quite recently actually, I have really enjoyed looking at Pixel Art and have had a great time trying to make my own. I really enjoy the Zelda Ocarina of Time and old Pokemon style pixel art. Though in all honesty I really don't have the greatest pixel skills myself, so I'm hoping this community will help me grow or even teach me a few tips and tricks. :lol:

Apart from designing and art, I am a guitarist, at the moment in a Thrash Metal band as a rhythm. Other than that I just like my games like many others do - particularly the medieval fantasy style of games; eg. The Elder Scrolls, Mount&Blade and Age of Empires (I, II and Mythology), I do also enjoy my share of FPS and MMORPG games as well of-course as the well-known Minecraft... [Addicted]

As I continue to make more art I will share what I have created and will search for some C&C. Thank-you for having me!
Currently attempting to make one!

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Reply #252 on: September 01, 2011, 11:53:38 pm
Hi everyone :)

I'm a game developer from Australia, and I love pixel art. But unfortunately, I'm not a good artist lol

So you'll probably see me around the forum giving C+C and asking to hire artists :)

<3

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Reply #253 on: September 07, 2011, 01:53:16 am
Hi there! My name is Geoff, and I'm from California in the USA. My hobbies include reading, drawing, lots of music, and playing music.

I'm a programmer/pixel artist, but I'm unfortunately not very good at the latter. I hope to improve over time, and I hope you'll come with me on this brilliant journey!
Feel free to throw some me some love via ICQ! I'm always happy to chat as long as I'm not super busy.

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Reply #254 on: September 23, 2011, 04:55:43 pm
Hi people!

I've been with this forum for a long time, as a lurker! :o  I created my account some years back, and have posted some art for critique. Regretfully, I did not follow up on all the pointers given on those, and the threads were eventually abondoned by me. :-[  Since then, my time on Pixelation has been spent reading theory, and not doing enough practical work (read: "none at all!").

I started coming back and checking the forum regularly since a couple of weeks ago. Bad timing, considering it recently went down in flames for a week! :'(

Anyway, it, and I, are back. And this time around, I'm going to make a sincere effort to stay with my projects and the forum.

As for more general information, I can mention that I live in Sweden, at the west coast (the BEST coast!). I was born in the very late 80s' (too late!), and have been growing up with video games being my main point of interest since I got a GameBoy, roughly around the same year that it was first released. I like most types of games, but I have a tough time keeping up with new (mainstream) releases. Latest released one I played was Mass Effect 2, I think. No matter, I spend enough time as it is on old fighting games and arcade action-type games such as shmups and platformers, anyway.

As far as art is concerned, I've taken every chance given during my standard school years to study it. Though I've never done any advanced art studies, and my grasp of real life drawing is very limited. Nevertheless, I'm still having a lot of fun with drawing/art, and spend a lot of time thinking about it.

Thanks for having me! ;D
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Reply #255 on: September 29, 2011, 11:56:20 am
Hi there !
First of all I apologize for my broken english, trying hard to learn it by myself :)
I'm Sylvain, a french webdesigner and illustrator who seeking work in the periphery of Lyon, one of the most beautiful city in France ;) I've always loved pixels (probably since my first NES) and drawing, so why not combine these two things ? I'm here to work on that :)

Some of my works:
The Tetris Machine
Yahourt, an old comic-strip (only in french, sorry :( )
My portfolio

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Reply #256 on: November 30, 2011, 05:06:48 pm
First post here but I've been a habitual lurker for a while.

Thanks to all the mods & regulars, past and present who've made this such an awesome forum. :D 

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Reply #257 on: December 15, 2011, 01:13:31 pm
Hi my name is Tony i'm canadian/columbian and i'm make games on psp/vita and Nintendo DS which is basically what i do for a living, i used to be a games tester and artist for SEGA which was for 10 years. I also hold my small Team named G-Flash which is a specified animation team which i trained, for the moment i'm just looking around...

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Reply #258 on: December 30, 2011, 12:13:43 am
Hi guys,

I'm glad I found a pixelart-oriented forum :) I like all kind of old-games stuff, absolutely love GBC/GBA/... graphics, 8bit music, etc. - and I have even tried to do some pixelart myself ... Like this one: (I still don't know how the hell did I do it, it happened so fast! :D )



I'm a sanguine type though, so my enthusiasm lasts only for weeks/months and then I move to some other hobby of mine. I hope I will manage to learn something here till then! :)

So, yeah, hi :)
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Reply #259 on: January 02, 2012, 04:39:56 pm
Hey everyone!
I'm an aspiring artist who's trying to dabble in pixel art and help out with a 2d morpg. I'm always wanting to improve and art has to be one of the greatest things I enjoy. I hope to learn a lot from the amazing pixellers here. :3 This year I hope to pixel, draw, paint, sketch like a madman.

I hope I don't come across as too odd, but I like to think my insanity keeps me from going stale.

-RB

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Reply #260 on: January 17, 2012, 12:20:51 pm
Hi,
I'm a 2d and 3d artist. I have been doing pixel art ever since I had Dpaint on an Amiga 500 and slowly getting better at it over the years :)
Am a huge fan of games like Turrican, R-type, The Chaos Engine etc from that era. I miss the old arcades of the late 80s :(

Most recently I worked on the game Stealth Bastard for Curve studios:


Here is a shot from Rockboshers game which I made a few years back:


And AquaKitty is a game I am currently working on:
(controls panel)

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Reply #261 on: January 18, 2012, 04:10:22 am
Hi all. My name's Matt. I've been working with AS3 and Flixel now for about 2-3 years and have started (but not finished) several games, where I've been doing all my own coding, music, sound and (most importantly here, I'm sure) pixel art. I have a penchant for side-scrollers and rogue-likes, especially from the SNES & Genesis Era.

Here's the best example of what I do, probably:
http://myrobotisfight.com/ (currently in development hell).

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Reply #262 on: February 10, 2012, 10:42:37 pm
Hey, I'm Alec, and I'm an indie game developer.  I joined here to work on improving my pixel art.

I made a bunch of games that are on my site as well as some that aren't.

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Reply #263 on: February 19, 2012, 04:40:58 pm
Hi!

I'm pretty new to drawing on the computer, so I came here to learn what I can, and build a portfolio to help me start out as a pixel artist.
I'm hoping my self thought drawing skills will translate in a good way to pixels, though I can see already I'll have some trouble with colors. I've been lurking here for about a month while reading the tutorials and learning color theory...there's so much to learn!

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Reply #264 on: March 02, 2012, 03:36:45 pm
Hi!

Long time lurker, been doing pixel art for... Eeep, more than 15 years now ? I feel old.
I've never been doing it seriously, but I'm trying my best recently.

You can find me on PJ, Deviantart or tumblr.

I'm probably not going to post regularly, but if I can help, I'll try! And hopefully I'll get to learn alot. :)

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Reply #265 on: March 02, 2012, 10:14:06 pm
Hey guys,

As with a lot of others I've been a long-time lurker here; I've found that just looking at and absorbing a lot of the critiques has helped me a bit over time.  Of course without actually putting my stuff up for critique I can't get very far, so I decided it was long past time I join up.

I'm currently finishing my college degree, but in all the spare time I can scrounge up, I like to work on games of mine in Actionscript/C#.  Of course, those games need art, and I wouldn't really call myself an artist per se...:huh:

Grateful for any help I can get.  Maybe eventually I'll be able to help with critique, but I don't think I'm there yet.

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Reply #266 on: March 12, 2012, 05:53:34 pm
Hi all,

My name is Kyle, I have worked in the game industry for about 6 years now. I've always loved pixel art, and im here just to look around and get inspiration.  I may not post much but figured i'd at least introduce myself.

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Reply #267 on: March 15, 2012, 08:09:39 am
Hey. I'm usually called Airigh, and I am an aspiring artist. My main work is in pixels, mostly because it's what I'm best at. I am not a professional yet, either, but I aspire to learn much here.

I'm currently working on a fan-game in delicious, pixeled 2-d. Currently it's in the graphics/get someone to buy RPGmaker for me phase, and obviously a very young project! So much so that I don't even usually say what it's about (and omit sprites due to spoilers). I hope I can make some friends and improvements here! c:

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Reply #268 on: March 15, 2012, 03:04:24 pm
Hi there!

I'm not technically new to Pixelation, but other than registering an account way back when, I've never done anything here but lurk. I'm hoping to become more active from here on out, however, so I though I'd introduce myself.

I've been playing with pixels off-and-on for about three years now. I was introduced to pixel art when I joined the Battle for Wesnoth project back in 2009. I immediately took an interest in the pixel-art sprites the game uses, and I decided I wanted to learn how to draw and animate them. Three years later I've gotten significantly better at pixel art (I've even managed to contribute some of my work to the mainline Wesnoth project), but I still have a very, very long way to go. :)

I've been registered on Pixel Joint (known there as Kravvon Nar'roth) for a year or two, and my time there has served to broaden my horizons beyond the scope of just sprites, although that is still my favorite subject and probably always will be.

So, yeah. I think I can promise you'll be seeing more of me around here in future. Whether that is a positive or negative prospect, only time will tell. :P
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Reply #269 on: March 26, 2012, 07:15:10 pm
Hello all! I am an Android developer and I feel that there are not enough retro games (that are good) in the Android Market. Therefore, I want some inspiration from you guys :)

I am definitely not a good artist although I have taken art in high school. I want to make awesome retro games and I want help!

Anyways, nice to be here :)

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Reply #270 on: April 29, 2012, 09:58:56 pm
Hi everyone.

I'm Blyde! I'm a motion graphics designer by trade, pixel artist by hobby. I've been on Pixelation for a while, grabbing tons of references and inspiration. Finally decided to bite the bullet and register...because I thought registering would bring the old skin back. HAHA. Hopefully I will be fairly active, I'm still kind of a novice at pixel art!

At the moment, I am working on a Sonic the Hedgehog fan game called Emerald Ties. Yes, har har, Sonic fandom, and also those games weren't exactly the pinnacle of pixel art, but so be it. Maybe I'll post stuff from it for critique.

BOOM!

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Reply #271 on: June 03, 2012, 02:23:06 am
Hi guys! I've been browsing pixelation recently and decided to set up an account! Hopefully I will be able to improve my rather poor-to-average art. I am primarily interested in game development using standards of older equipment with some new twists, so i hope I will be able to learn and maybe one day teach!  :D

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Reply #272 on: June 03, 2012, 08:47:22 am
Howdy, yeah me too on improving my skills. :)

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Reply #273 on: June 03, 2012, 03:08:36 pm
Hi! Glad to be able to start here!

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Reply #274 on: June 09, 2012, 02:37:26 am
Hi everyone! I'm Jonas, a computer scientist student.
You can visit my computer science homepage.
I spent some time programming and designing games, but were never too good at any viewable art.
I've recently decided to try and change that... So I'm currently working on some neat pixel art! I sure hope to keep this "experiment" up and running for a while.

Kind regards, Jonas
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Reply #275 on: June 14, 2012, 09:05:14 am
So uh, hi there!

I'm Alessandro and i've been lurking around this forum for a while to improve my pixel artings, so i just guessed it was time to show up and ask for some real feedback  :P

I've been working on games for a few years, but since it's only for fun and learning, i never actually released anything. Which i hope to do someday! :crazy:

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Reply #276 on: September 17, 2012, 07:08:04 pm
Hi!

Im trying to get good at pixel art, and im really enjoying it. if i can get good enough id love to be able to do it professionally, but i get a lot of personal satisfaction out of it anyway so ill just have fun with it! a site like this with critiques and activities looks like a godsend! i might pop over to the pixel forum and post a WIP!

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Reply #277 on: October 03, 2012, 10:03:09 am
Built up the bravery to finally post...

Hello, and I am Ymedron.
I've been interested in pixelart for years, but I've only slightly dabbled in the field (mainly pokemon sprite-edits but hardly anything freehand). Hopefully this will change.
Im more of a painter/drawer, so compressing all the information into a sprite or a tile will probably be my biggest challenge. Hm hm!
Also my art tumblr: ymedronart.tumblr.com

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Reply #278 on: October 03, 2012, 10:30:27 am
Im more of a painter/drawer, so compressing all the information into a sprite or a tile will probably be my biggest challenge. Hm hm!

But you can paint/draw! That's a very important skill for pixel art, too. You should be off to a good start :)
No pixel expert, just a coding monkey (´ω`)っ旦~~

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Reply #279 on: October 05, 2012, 02:26:25 am
Hello,
I am totally new to pixel art, i just started a month ago. I got into pixel art b/c i am starting to make a platform game. I pretty much finished the design document and just begining to get concept art. I am trying hard to find all that there is on this subject and will be on here to help anyone in any way possible. Looking forward to being a long time member :)

thanks,

Chris,
If your just starting out PixelPileDriver has a great blog to help you get started:
http://ppdaniatlas.blogspot.ca/
Hopefully you get as much as I have out of it :)

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Reply #280 on: October 06, 2012, 12:22:15 am
Ah welcome, Chris

Sorry if I jumped down your throat earlier, glad to have you :y:.

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Reply #281 on: October 06, 2012, 03:26:12 am
Heya Chris, can we edit your forum name into something a bit shorter? It kinda breaks into the postarea and it annoys the hell out of me. And hello  :)

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Reply #282 on: October 09, 2012, 11:14:59 pm
Hello everyone. I'm a game programmer (and designer, researcher and player) but I lack the artistic skills to make all the assets I need for my games, so I'm here to get some practice and advice.

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Reply #283 on: October 21, 2012, 12:50:51 am
Hello everyone! I have been reading this forum for over a year now, and I have to say that I wouldn't have the skill that I have today without all the helpful topics you've had! Even though I have been pixeling since 2004 (roughly), I hope to learn even more! Thanks!

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Reply #284 on: October 30, 2012, 10:08:19 am
Hello All,

I'm Sollers and I joined this forum so that I could learn some more about pixel art.
In the past I did a little bit of pixel art but not a great deal of it, it was mainly attempting to create pokemon sprites and sonic characters. I left that behind a while a go and got into programming in C. After getting past all the application programming and such I decided it was time for me to try my hand at game programming. It was then that I realised that the vast majority of what makes a 2D game great is its art. This realisation inspired me to get back into my old ways and attempt to learn things properly.

I look forward to talking to you all and improving on my skills, hopefully getting to at least a fraction of the skill of some of the fantastic work I've seen here already.

Sollers~

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Reply #285 on: October 31, 2012, 02:09:21 am
Hello, I am fairly new to pixel art. Hope to have some stuff to share with everyone at some point. I am trying out the demo of Pro Motion right now. I like it quite a bit, though my wacom tablet pen wants to right click half the time, or gives me the loading icon for a few seconds when I hold the pen down to color something...
Anyhow, I like the boards here. I like the help I read about and everyones sprites of course, I can see I have alot to lear. Hi, and see you around.

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Reply #286 on: November 04, 2012, 06:11:51 pm
hi i'm new, i just post here before someone ask me to present myself

i know how to draw, but in every others aspects i sux, like colouring/shading/animating but this forum is not about ripping mario sprites and it caught my attention :)

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Reply #287 on: November 06, 2012, 12:49:06 am
Hello, I'm Britton!
I don't have a whole lot of experience with pixel art, but I've done a little. I've worked on a couple of projects, one abandoned one on some sort of hiatus for an unknown period of time. I did some tile work and a few sprites, and I had a really good time doing it. I came here because pixel art is just all sorts of fun and this looks like a good community to help with people's projects and just have some fun! :)

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Reply #288 on: November 12, 2012, 12:39:40 am
Hi I'm a 23 year artist and game dev. Got into pixel art last year coming from a concept art background. Hope to have some fun, learn a bunch and talk to people with similar interests. If you've got a DA account let's be friends too : ).

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Reply #289 on: November 19, 2012, 06:03:59 am
Hello  :)
I'm Wishie, others may know me as wish04. I was introduced to pixel art 9 years ago by looking at and making pixel dolls, so I do have a bit of a dolling background to me. I do hope to try out new things with my pixels, maybe more background stuff. We'll see how that goes.

Nice to meet you all! ;D

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Reply #290 on: December 12, 2012, 10:12:27 pm
Hi there everybody! I'm Yngar from Denton Texas. I like to make games.
Recently through working on projects I realized that I can actually seem to make pixels into art so I thought I would come here to get some advice on my art and help out others. Community is fun!

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Reply #291 on: December 14, 2012, 01:44:33 am
I never introduced myself!  I feel so deprived of an enriched newbiehood :(

I'm Ashbad, and I've been making pixel art for 6 months or so, now, with a huge break over the summer and early autumn.  I've been a member here for about that long, and I've learned a great deal from the myriad of impressive artists here.  Pixel art was my first jump into being a practicing artist, and now I'm working on my general drawing skills as well.  I'm definitely not the best artist, nor the most advanced, nor the most seasoned by any means, but I'm willing to learn through much practice (when I have time and motivation -- hard classes and sleeping problems help make a deficit in that motivation component at times.)

I'm 16 (as of posting this, soon to be 17), and I have the goal of advancing in my general art skills enough in order to take an AP Art class next year in school, before I hit college.  When I get into college, I'll probably at least attempt some sort of art minor along with Electrical Engineering/Compiter Engineering -- might be a hard goal, but I'm determined.

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Reply #292 on: December 15, 2012, 04:28:35 am
Hi all!

I'm from Brazil and my english is not that good, please don't blame me. I'm new on pixel art and i am searching to improve (create is the right word  :blind:) my portfolio.

The shadeless-slime on the left (avatar) is the first piece of art that i show online, you all know i need to get better (fact). I'm well-versed in traditional drawing and most of my pixel art is made by pixel-over. This is the tecnique i chose to go the pixel way.

And... that's all about me (for now  :lol:).

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Reply #293 on: December 29, 2012, 05:37:44 pm
I thought i'de do the traditional thing and mention my name besides this being unlikely to be replied to. :)

I'm Tim, 23 from the UK, i have no real pixel art skills to speak of despite drawing in MS paint for a long time i am terrible hopefully i'll be able to get better with some critique here after i eventually have some art to show.

I'm probably at least amateur in line art, but everything else need Hell of a Lot of work so i plan to do that while i'm here :)

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Reply #294 on: December 31, 2012, 01:47:49 pm
Hi guys, I've been lurking on the forum for a week or so, reading everything I can, and practicing when I get time, so thought it's about time I registered.

I've been programming (mainly C++, some python and lua) for about 3 years, but I want to get more into pixel art so I can make some games that don't look like total crap.

Cheers.  :)

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Reply #295 on: January 02, 2013, 07:03:46 am
I am Yaomon.
Some kid in highschool looking to be an Indie Dev someday. Started with pixels, trying to get into code. Found out I did that in the wrong order (for me at least). Cannot learn code for my life.

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Reply #296 on: January 06, 2013, 11:49:05 am
Hello!

I've went posting without introducing myself, so here I am, better late than never ;)

I'm Cage, I'm 22 and I come from Poland. My first creative activity I've really got into was making games (The Games Factory at first), and well, every game needs art, right? ;) This way I've discovered pixel art (which turns out, up to that point, my gfx was mostly pixel art, but I didn't have a clue it is ;)). In general, that was my first art themed activity, so it was a rough start. What was great about it then, was the small size of the sprites - with some trial and error I could get at least acceptable results which was motivating and I kept doing more. :) Soon I've discovered that progress in pixel art made my traditional drawing a bit better, and I've started drawing a bit more. However, as far as quality goes, my expectations where way beyond my ability and I quickly got disheartened - I've sidetracked into design and motion graphics but I've got back into drawing soon. Few drawing classes I've had and some artbooks changed the way I've approached it and well, since then I'm seeing progress ;) I didn't regularly practice before 2012, though. Last year I've decided that I would like to be a illustrator and/or a full-time game artist - 2013 is another year of working my arse off towards this goal ;)

While I'm not doing any pixel art at the moment, it's something that has a very warm place in my heart ;) I plan to get back into regular pixelling once I work a bit more on the general art principles though!
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Reply #297 on: January 06, 2013, 02:41:21 pm
Hi!
My name is Rafał and I'm from Poland. I've got an about two year experience in pixelcars/mangacars, small branch of pixelart specified in creating cars in three views, but I'm completely new in classic pixelart.
I think I'm learning pretty fast, so expect something from me soon ;D

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Reply #298 on: January 07, 2013, 11:33:07 pm
Hello everyone  ;D

I'm AquaXranoX but people call me Aqua. I'm from New York. I've been pixel-arting for 8 years but I've been going in the wrong direction... Looked everywhere on deviant-art and other places to see where I go wrong and this is the first place where I saw banding, jaggies and other new terms that I've never heard of before.

I hope that I can finally learn how to pixel-art the right way because I'm always dissapointed with how i do. Hope to enjoy myself here and thank you.
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Reply #299 on: January 10, 2013, 09:45:17 am
Hello! I'm YellowLime.
I'm from Spain, more specifically the Canary Islands (remember that Simpsons episode where Burns' canary flies away? No?) but you don't have to dumb your English down for me to understand. ;) I'm currently in college, studying computer science.

My username harks back to when I was another young teenager on an RPG Maker forum, and decided to use "YellowSlime" (slime as in, the RPG enemy). Then as I grew up, I found it dumb, and in a twist of genius :crazy:, removed the S, ending up with "YellowLime". Food-related usernames are sort of a cliché, but I haven't thought up anything better yet. :P

Anyway, I went and signed up here, because there are a lot of very talented artists, others that really want to improve, a nice community in general, and the best forum emoticons I´ve ever seen. ::)
I hope to improve, and help others improve as well!  :D
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Reply #300 on: January 10, 2013, 10:50:24 pm
Welcome YellowLime :) Lotsa smart critique already! you'll fit right in.

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Reply #301 on: January 11, 2013, 03:27:09 pm
Thanks a lot!  ;D

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Reply #302 on: January 24, 2013, 12:42:44 pm
And I love that avatar!

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Reply #303 on: January 24, 2013, 01:52:57 pm
Thank you very much, I'm flattered that you like it ;D

I'd never spent so much time in a piece before, and it went sort of unnoticed over at PixelJoint when I posted it. Thanks again  ;)

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Reply #304 on: February 01, 2013, 12:07:57 pm
Hi guys,

I used to do pixel art back in high school and recently became interested in it again due to the fantastic indie games that utilize it. I hope to use this forum to get better at pixel art, hopefully I can get good enough to do artwork for games one day. I drew up my avatar and sig especially for this forum. I'm not very good at pixel art yet but hopefully that will change once I get involved in some of the activities and tutorials on this site.

Cheers,

Steneslore

[edit] Didn't see this thread. Thanks for moving it for me, mods
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Reply #305 on: March 10, 2013, 04:26:59 pm
Hi there! I started pixelating as a hobby in late 2012 and I'm looking to improve. Looking forward to getting involved!

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Reply #306 on: March 18, 2013, 08:42:53 pm
Hey everyone! My name's Chris and I'm currently majoring in Game Design at Becker College in Massachusetts. I haven't started on anything super fancy or serious yet, but I've taken a couple of stabs at pixel art over the past year or two and thought I would share some of my more recent stuff here to get feedback and tips for improvement (I find I'm pretty hard on myself, but having some external critique would help articulate exactly what and how to improve my work). I was actually recommended to sign up here by Pixelscopic, the guys currently working on Delver's Drop, as a good resource to get critique on my stuff, so I'd just like to quickly thank them for directing me here. I'm kind of bad with forum prowling so I apologize in advance if I'm not extremely active, but I'll do my best to contribute and be a part of the community!
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Reply #307 on: April 13, 2013, 04:32:14 pm
Hi everyone,

I am a 35 year old 2d/3d freelancer/generalist from the Netherlands, decided to join here and see what dark secrets lies within the land of the pixels he he he...
My experience in art dates back from 3dstudio Max 4 and on... always loved 3d modeling, but somehow always had a weakspot for traditional frame by frame animation. That's why i decided to join here to boost my creativity as well as my current skillset.

   With kind regards, Daniël

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Reply #308 on: April 14, 2013, 02:24:15 pm
Hey all,

Great forum! I had a little peek and there is tones of stuff here that will come in useful. I decided the other day to give 2D game-design a serious try. I've worked with ink and pencil for over 15 years now, and I have always loved gaming. The idea of trying to make my own games has always appealed to me but I was always put off by how complex it all seemed...

Luckily, a buddy of mine invited me to join him in a little python programming course and now I feel much more competent to put something together! Of course, programming is only a tiny part of it, and its the creative design that really makes or brakes a game.

Pixel art seemed a great place to start. I love the old snes games (I still play EVO and Act Raiser regularly) and I just love getting stuck into the tiny little details of my drawings.

Anyway, I will post updates and designs as I go along and I look forward to your critiques and feedback!

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Reply #309 on: April 14, 2013, 05:45:31 pm
:D! Hey! I am not exactly 'new' to pixel art but I haven't really done any pixel work in a few years...But I felt a hobby was needed!

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Reply #310 on: April 15, 2013, 10:58:47 pm
Hi I'm Jeandeve I make music, traditional art, and pixels...

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Reply #311 on: April 19, 2013, 12:01:58 pm
Hi, I used to make some Sonic edits a long time ago, but then I realised my skill level never really went anywhere. Picked up interest in pixel art again and hoping to make a fresh start.

Have seen many great works here by the members, and I am quite amazed. Hoping to one day reach a level where I can do work for games.

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Reply #312 on: April 27, 2013, 05:22:39 am
I am Vito, a video game translator. I love pixels!! I am here to get in contact with pixel designers!

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Reply #313 on: April 30, 2013, 12:54:53 am
Hello, everyone! I am a new pixel artist and programmer for hobby. I like to work with Java, and am fairly good with programming concepts and practices, but I'm not as familiar with other languages. Currently, I'm working on a small Java game mainly for experience points so that I can level up. Where on this forum would it be appropriate to ask questions about terrain blending and making well blended tile sets?

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Reply #314 on: April 30, 2013, 07:55:45 am
Where on this forum would it be appropriate to ask questions about terrain blending and making well blended tile sets?

Welcome to Pixelation! General questions on how to approach certain things should be asked in the General Discussion forum. You can get feedback on existing pieces/work in the Pixel Art forum.
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Reply #315 on: April 30, 2013, 06:54:39 pm
Try using the search bar first though, there's a ton of useful stuff and common questions answered in depth that might have been buried a bit :y:

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Reply #316 on: May 03, 2013, 06:06:54 pm
Hello,

My story is probably already posted over a thousand times all over the place - I like to play games, I want to make games and for that I need to learn how to make pixel art.

Hopefully this place is as good as everyone advises and I will learn something and find a good community.

See you around!

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Reply #317 on: May 07, 2013, 06:46:10 pm
Hello everybody!
I discovered this wonderful little place over from /r/PixelArt after spending some time there and working on my pixel art and now here I am to work even harder and try to get better. I'm a graphic/web designer and I've always loved games slowly making my way to being part of gaming, writing about it, doing pixel art, and working on a couple games.

After reading some threads around here the last couple days I'm excited to get in and see what people think of my stuff, offer any suggestions that I can and hopefully grow my skills (especially in my lacking animation  :( ).

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Reply #318 on: May 31, 2013, 07:14:56 pm
Hello everyone.  It's nice to meet you.

Unfortunately, I am not a pixel artist.  My strengths are in directing and writing.  I have been working with a small team for a little over a year in the development of an indie game.  However, I have always valued the skill and quality that goes into pixel artwork and have chosen this medium for our project.  In truth, I have joined this forum in order to find artists who are more professional and who specialize specifically in pixel artwork.  I look forward to seeing you around the community, and hope to contribute as much as I can as a new member.

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Reply #319 on: June 24, 2013, 04:22:57 pm
hey there,

My name is Johan, also known under JSL in c64-scene. Someone from Italy gave me the link to Pixelation, and adds to it that I could get help with pixeling. Alltough I do pixel since a long time on the c64. For examples, on Commodore 64 pixelworks, or even drawings, visit my dA at www.jslptv.deviantart.com and checkout my Gallery. ;)

Greets,
Johan aka JSL/role/tropyx/creators/swo magazine/sos

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Reply #320 on: June 24, 2013, 08:18:36 pm
Hi,

I'm Altourus, a computer programmer from Canada that is interested in learning to do pixel art so I can create indie games without relying on CC art that tends to not mesh well with others.

Thanks,
Altourus

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Reply #321 on: June 27, 2013, 03:46:05 pm
hey there,

My name is Johan, also known under JSL in c64-scene. Someone from Italy gave me the link to Pixelation, and adds to it that I could get help with pixeling. Alltough I do pixel since a long time on the c64. For examples, on Commodore 64 pixelworks, or even drawings, visit my dA at www.jslptv.deviantart.com and checkout my Gallery. ;)

Greets,
Johan aka JSL/role/tropyx/creators/swo magazine/sos

Welcome, jsl!
That someone was me and I'm glad you joined! Although I rarely have time to visit this wonderful place, here it's full of much more knowledgeable and skilled people who can give you tons of precious advices.
How about posting the picture you're working on at the moment and let it go through the "pixelation process" before releasing it? ;)

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Reply #322 on: June 28, 2013, 09:27:49 am
hey Saimo and others,

Pictures which fail me, go directly on a D64 to safekeep. With these I could need help. Usually pixelweekend starts at Friday-and-Saturday, that is today.. I pixel about 4-5 new pictures, and transfer them with StarCommander, I don't like to startup this Pc for just showing a picture in progress, I pixel heaps and then is transfer. In order to get help here, I could show the failed pictures, and perhaps those get finished afterall. Currently I am working, and perhaps thats lame, on a photo from the web which I converted, from Bruce Lee. I did earlier some photo work on Marty Feldman and Laurel&Hardy on C64.

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Reply #323 on: July 15, 2013, 09:07:45 pm
Hi Everyone !
First, I apologize for any grammatical/orthographic/... mistakes i will certainly make, as english is not my country's language(I'm french)

So, if you want a quick IRL presentation, I'm a 15 years old, currently in holiday. I'd say i am an average boy, videogames, friends and all that stuff, I listen mostly to hip hop, but I also like hypster-ish music(Bondax for exemple). I don't know what I should add, ask me if you want to know more !
For my "virtual life", I am interested in pixel art for many years(I think it started when I was 12 or something, my brother was making a game with RPG maker) but I never really got into it, don't know why. But  like 2 weeks ago, I had a crush on a cartoonish pixel that I can't find, and I decided to learn pixel art. I am a "semi-beginner", I know the basics like colors choosing, linearts, the things to avoid like pillow shading ect... but I haven't practiced a lot. You might wonder why I choosed an english forum instead of a french one, well there aren't really big communities and this will surely be a great way to improve my writed english ! I choosed Pixelation because I wasn't really getting a good feeling with pixeljoint's forum, don't know why, and those are the 2 pixel art forums in english that I know.
Then I guess I should talk of the other things I do on my computer. Well, I have a great one, wich allows me to play recent games. Recently I've played TF2 a lot, even though I suck at it, but like for any other things, you have to work to be better !

I am finished for my introduction, ask me if you want to know something !

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Reply #324 on: July 28, 2013, 04:43:55 pm
Hello hello! I'm Cy and I'm a 17 year old girl whose going to college for game art and design stuff.
pixel art has always been an interest for me. My friends often herald me as a master, but I believe that's only because I've been doing it a long time :P
I've stalked this forum for years every so often, and I love searching through on the theories of pixel art and banding and whatnot. the idea of Pixel Clusters is of interest to myself, as I feel that I can apply that theory to other digital art I do as well as pixel art!
I'm an artist too, of course. I've been drawing as long as I can remember and I'm well acquainted with many different mediums. my deviantart is http://cytric-acid.deviantart.com, but I don't post much art because I'm a perfectionist :U
Interest wise, I'd like to say that my 3 main interests right now are the video game series Monster Hunter, and I feel like it's probably my favorite video game series ever :P So many cool wyverns!!!
I also really love classic rock from the 60's-80's, but specifically 70's prog rock. I love bands like Supertramp, Yes, ELO, the Beatles of course, and many others. It's a rather shallow music taste, but hey, it's what I like!
Finally, I've been playing a lot of Animal Crossing. :P It's really addicting and has gotten me into practicing my pixel skills for 32x32 terrain and whatnot.

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Reply #325 on: July 29, 2013, 05:36:21 am
Hi, welcome!

If you apply cluster theory to other forms of traditional painting you will find that what you're doing is just putting down good, strong and confident brush strokes. What I mean is that the theory in trad. painting exists before we ever picked up the pixel easel and that it is us that are retrofitting their technique to our ends, not the other way around :)

Happy pixelling.

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Reply #326 on: August 13, 2013, 09:31:29 pm
Hey boys, I'm Friends Ro$$, from the friends show!
I am currently programming a little platformer game with a friend. I'm in charge of learning how to, and making the graphics for the game so you're going to be hearing a lot from me!
It'd also be sweet to meet some new people!
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Reply #327 on: September 02, 2013, 10:12:54 am
Hello.

I am a pixel hobbyist with limited time to practice, and therefore I need to find ways to make my drawing faster. My current plan to achieve that is:

1. Draw like Google image search for "single ligt source". Highlights seem enough if done right, and if not done right it will look wrong with no matter how detailed shadows. Maybe I will need to make a compromise here and use a very dark (but still flat) version of the material color for full shadows, rather than making all full shadows the same dark color (my current intention). So that would be about 1/4 less pixels to shade. Also, with same color brightest highlights, it leaves just the midtones to worry about as far as material color is concerned.

2. Smaller sprites, like 32x32. I find those interesting, because of the challenge to simplify. More specifically, I tried to redraw, say, a Nethack ant sprite, and found that the old less detailed version was more pleasant than my new overly detailed version with fancy highlights and stuff. I mean, this version was more pleasant even when scaled to 32x32: http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/File:Giant_ant.png

In order to avoid confusion, I think it was better to have this explanation in one place which is here, rather than all over the drawing threads. Those two goals are open for discussion in the drawing threads, though.

My criticism tolerance is rather high, especially as criticism has resulted in progress in the past. I would prefer people getting their point across over trying to be polite. Real impressions is what matters.

In the past I have made a few sprites and animations for Battle for Wesnoth (http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=31323), as they often have dark full shadows there.
I am considering doing sprites for a randomly generated roguelike (I don't believe in the open world hype), and that would be a lot of small sprites for dark dungeons.
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Reply #328 on: September 04, 2013, 11:38:13 am
Hello everybody, I'm Ted and I'm a programmer from Greece.

I was always interested in pixel art as a hobby. I can't say I'm much of an artist, I just like to make pixel art here and there. I discovered this forum recently when I was searching for pixel art tutorials and I can say this place has EVERYTHING I'll ever need!

I started pixel art when I was still a kid, painting pixels on a graph paper. I moved on later making animated cursors in microangelo (Does anyone remember that? Yes it was a looong time ago). I still believe it had one of the best interfaces for animation ever. I'm still searching for something similar but modern and I guess I'll settle on Graphics Gale... or who knows, I'm a programmer so I'm tempted to make my own! :)

tl;dr: nice to meet you guys!

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Reply #329 on: September 05, 2013, 02:48:51 am
hello friends.. my name is bibek and i am from kathmandu (nepal). i am very much interested in arts and crafts. i hope this forum helps in generating more ideas about it.

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #330 on: September 10, 2013, 04:03:11 pm
Hi! My name's Spin. I'm a beginner pixel artist that has made two games in the last few years. I'm currently working an internship for my programming degree, and my game making has a little to do with it.

I have a Facebook page for my game, in case anyone is interested: https://www.facebook.com/Sirpo.Spin

As I am kind of a beginner to pixel art. I saw that this might be a good place to learn a bit, I appreciate anyone that puts up with me while I'm here. XD

Thanks guys! Hope I enjoy ya'lls' company.

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #331 on: September 13, 2013, 03:36:25 am
Hi all :D. Nice to meet you all! :D
My name is Vsio Stitched :D.
I am basically a programmer, but I want to learn pixel art more too so I can improve my own game better :D.
I have pixel art experience in the past but I didn't have enough the basic to draw my pixel art optimally XD.
So, I want to learn pixel art more xD.
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My Pixel Art Game Assets: itch, GDM

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #332 on: September 14, 2013, 10:01:35 am
Hi everyone! I couldn't find an introduction section, so I guess this is the best place to do this. I found this website earlier today and I feel this will be a great place for a budding pixel artist like myself to grow. Hopefully I can get some examples of my work up shortly, and I welcome any and all constructive criticism (I can't improve if I don't know what's wrong)
I've already poked at one of the tutorials on here pointing out some of the do's and don'ts for pixel art btw.

~PixyKat

EDIT: just saw the "rules and introduce yourself" thread -_-... oh well
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013, 10:03:51 am by PixyKat »

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #333 on: September 14, 2013, 03:29:34 pm
Hey guys,

I've been lurking for a bit, and decided it's about time I get busy on the game project I'd like to accomplish.
Looks like a great place to get inspiration and learn from a bunch of skilled artists!

Also,  "Welcome!" to all the other newbies.


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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #334 on: October 09, 2013, 06:34:23 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Eiyeron, and I'm now a IT student in France.
I started programming 4 years ago, on graphics calculators, and here, more than everywhere, pixel art is necessary to have great results : a calc screen like TI-83/84 is only 96*64 pixels wide. (i'm not counting Casio with their luxuous 128*64, nor the advanced models, like the TI-89, the nSpire with its 16-bit QVGA and the Prizmwith its 16-bit almost-QVGA).

I started years ago my love for retro-gaming. I got a little game collection that I'm proud. I love the NES-SNES-MD eras, specially on the graphics works, and how we can see that graphists used to take time on each pixel we can see... And the music... (for me the music is the most deepeset part of the videogame experience. YOu can forget how a Megadrive Sonic game is, but not the music).

I started pixellating with Paint for some calc projects (<insert obvious sokoban game here >) . It was... ugly.
Time passes, and I try to work more and more on monochrome 8*8 sprites, and I learned some things with the many tutorials here and there on the Interwebs. I learned how each pixel counts, and how just changing a pixel can totally change a work.

I doing more and more pixel (and less and less programming :S). I'm surpeised how my recent works are way better than expected and than what I was doing at the first times.

A friend, Siapran, is here. He made me discover this place. A huge load of inspiration, labor and beautiful works. Let's enjoy pixelling!

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #335 on: October 21, 2013, 08:46:45 pm
Hello people of Pixelation,

I've been lurking these parts off and on now for a good long while and felt it was high time to say a few words, things such as "Hi!" and "How goes it?". This has to be the most knowledgeable and passionate community of pixel artists I've run across, and as ours is a medium I've rarely found an opportunity to relate to people on in the workaday world, the prospect of getting involved in, and learning from, the sorts of cool discussions and critiques common to this place is enormously appealing.

Anyhow, it's good to be here!

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Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.

Reply #336 on: October 27, 2013, 01:56:44 am
Well Hello!

My name is Jeff I just turned 25 yesterday and I love pixel art! :y:

I very first got into pixel art well cause of the mugen community and I started from there. All That was like 7 years ago and i was doing pixel art on and off but now its a main stay in my life.

I started mostly editing existing sprites into something else. I have gotten a lot more serious towards increasing my skills.

I am a novice when it comes to drawing with pencil but I am focusing on becoming great at all of that! So I can become a pixel beast!

My favorite styles are mostly fighting games mainly capcom's but I have decided to work on getting to other genre.

So put me in the game Coach I'm ready to learn :crazy:

also you can check out my pixel art right here if your curious :-[

http://thanewdude07.deviantart.com/