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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Indigo on July 19, 2005, 07:12:35 pm

Title: Introductions
Post by: Indigo on July 19, 2005, 07:12:35 pm
Alrighty - I thought it would be a good time for people to intoduce themselves.  This will help refresh our memories of our Pixelation buddies and get to know some new-comers as we come back to our long lost home.  I'll go first i guess.


About Me:

Hello. My name is Daniel Fessler.  I'm a moderator at this very forum :)  I currently work as a Pixel Artist for Glu Mobile in california


Pics of me:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/calypson/photos/daniel_in_the_lions_den_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: DarkSword on July 19, 2005, 08:10:42 pm
My name is Michael Nail. I've never been all that great with introductions, but what the hell.

I've been pixeling on and off since June '03. During those times when I wasn't pixeling, I was probably absorbed by Flash, animating. My most recent excuse for not pixeling is this job I got with a lawyer. I work as a legal clerk for $6.00 per hour. Not bad for a 16-year-old. :P. I spend about 1 hour per week watching television (certain programs on C-SPAN). I spend most of my time thinking about my thoughts, actually. Trying to figure out what it is that causes me to think of certain things. Then I start getting into the ideas of whether or not I'm actually thinking, and that's no fun, so I usually stop when I get to that point.

I'm not insane, actually.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: mysticaurora on July 21, 2005, 12:53:37 pm
I'm not great with introducing myself, or describing myself at all, so it will probably take some time before I figure out how to word everything. I also have to be somewhere in about an hour, so keep your eyes on this post. I'll edit it when I get everything done.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: G_Dragon on July 21, 2005, 06:45:19 pm
Doubt many people will remember me, except for those few crazy individuals at the irc.

Hello, my name is Scott Wilson, I'm 17 years old, and has pixeled for around 5ish years. I was born in British Columbia (in Canada, for those who don't know), and am currently living where I was born. Meaning I don't get out much :P

I am kinda like Indigo when he says he is a Renaissance man. I act, sing, dance (even though I suck at dancing), work backstage in some plays, volunteer, pixel, doodle, a bit of 3d, next to no cg, etc.

I had a job working at a place known as Art Knapp, but then was laid off because of lack of customers in summer time... I plan to start up a small thing where I do graphic work for people, but I still need to get off my ass and do that. In the end, I want to be a video game designer/ artist of some sort.

That's me in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: im9today on August 08, 2005, 03:55:36 am
Well, umm, here's my portfolio. There's lots of images in it, so shield your eyes.
http://www.gmpixel.com/viewtopic.php?t=1290

I used to post on Pixelation, but I was just starting out then, so I bet (hope) no one remembers me. :P Nice to see a lot of the names I remember coming out of the woodwork, this board looks promising. *slides back into the shadows*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on August 08, 2005, 09:57:25 am
Hello. I am Helm. I am 21. I am greek. I fuck goats.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rox on August 08, 2005, 07:23:34 pm
Call me Rox Swan. The two first letters of the first name matches my real one and the entire last name matches half my real one... in another language...

I'm from somewhere way up north. I've been into pixeling forever, but started seeing it as a real art when I found Pixelation a couple years ago.

And I share a major interest with Helm.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Alex on August 08, 2005, 09:09:25 pm
Alex Marsh...greek/canadian.

i dont fuck goats. especially not super ones.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on August 08, 2005, 09:35:49 pm
super ones are the best
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: BeL on August 08, 2005, 09:49:13 pm
Salutations (and some (very manly) greetings)

I am the he who was going to be I (but got lost in the way)

I also raise hybrid chikens and train them to be soldiers of (http://www.sm5sxl.net/~mats/graphics/images/xpm/doom/doom.png)!!!

I am from all over the place (especially from greece)

I am 10100 years old

I ...

i ...

*splats*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Darion on August 08, 2005, 10:03:55 pm
My name is Darion; I am 17 years old, and I am, again, black.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rox on August 08, 2005, 10:59:12 pm
Your avatar is also infinitely disturbing. Though that seems to be a reoccuring theme in pixel art forums, so I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Aleiav on August 08, 2005, 11:53:51 pm
Heeeelo. :)

I'm Aleiav. :P In real life however, my name is Amanda and I am 17, soon to be 18 and I've been doing graphics on the computer for a bout 3-4 years. I started off as a doller but now consider myself a pixel artist instead. Even though I've been doing it awhile I still consider myself a beginner at pixel art because I spent those 3-4 years in a rut not learning anything. :P But I'm trying my best to learn.

I co-own a pixel art/ dolling forum (WHICH NEEDS MORE PIXEL ARTISTS!!) called Pixel Inc. (http://pixelinc.gothiclola.net) dedicated to C+C and improvement.

aaand, here's a picture of me!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/aleiav/Pictures/aleiav.jpg)

Ta da!  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Alex on August 09, 2005, 02:03:21 am
My name is Darion; I am 17 years old, and I am, again, black.

My rebuttal states that i am currently and forever will be Bob Saget.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on August 09, 2005, 02:14:28 am
I am Nuyaisu, proud hunter of the Cherokee Nation, born from the Eastern houses, speaker of the dead dialects, runner of the Ani Kawi clan.



Also <Helm+goat3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: drbokchoi on August 09, 2005, 02:25:55 am
I'm Ray.
Started pixeling when I was 10(?) but mostly because I wanted to make games. And through some odd events, I got tired of that but I still pixeled. Pixeled some more and decided to actually study art and crap. I still do but I started pixeling again.

There. Fixed.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Silver on August 09, 2005, 09:23:55 am
Will update later!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Peppermint Pig on August 26, 2005, 01:51:06 am
Well, interesting introductions.. think I'll keep mine.. normal?

My name is John Arnst.

If it's on the computer and graphics related, I'm probably into it. I've been at digital art for about 11 years now, Photoshop being my strong suit, followed by Painter :) I started as a texture designer, illustrator, and photo manipulator, and developed in each area over time. I started to get more serious with pixels around 2000. Although I was doing pixely type works from time to time, it wasn't until I joined the Pixelation forum a few years ago that I seriously began to hone my pixeling skills , which has generally improved my talents in other areas. Currently, I'm slacking a bit, but still learning and working at it. With the forum back up, it's alot easier  :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on August 26, 2005, 02:08:34 am
My name is Irrelevant.
I live between yesterday and tomorrow.
I am 15, and seek to be either an author, game developer, or artist as a future career, but at the moment, I'm content with a 5 dollar bill. I have always been into computers and art, but only got into pixel art in 2003. Hobbies of mine include skating (Aggresive In-line), Playing video games, computer games, writing, drawing, thinking, running, and jumping.
Zombies rock.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sawtooth on August 26, 2005, 02:19:14 am
My name is Andrew.  I have been pixelling for nearly 8 years, starting with small-time sprite hacks on old mac games, with Resedit as my only tool.  However, I haven't really done much in the way of pixelling for nearly a year, so... yeah, whatever.  I recently have been working on a sprite hack of Alex Diener's (http://www.sacredsoftware.net/) Water Tower game.  It's one of my favorite games for the mac, just because it's simple, fun, and has a fully-functioning level editor.  I'm doing the hack because the graphics are terrible.  After I'm finished with this one, I might try it again with an uber-minimalist 3-color style, and replace the background music with some plastikman or something.

old version (http://sawtooth.batcave.net/images/watertowerold.png), new version (http://sawtooth.batcave.net/images/watertowernew.png).

Also, I am eighteen years old, I was born on April 7, 1987, I like long walks on the beach (I am not kidding), and my skills are rusty.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mercury Rising on August 26, 2005, 02:42:50 am
Hello I’m Morgan, I’ve been a alcoholic for 3 years... wait wrong type of intro.
I’m 14, built march 21, 1991. 
I'm the person you’d be if you could make cereal.
I like drunk girls, mostly blondes and redheads. 
My hobbies are, thinking about doing sports, video games, checking the forums, Runescape, drawing, reading bathroom books (Those ones you buy to leave by the toilet.  I love them!  Uncle John owns!), having LAN parties, and going on Xbox live at friends houses and owning noobs in Halo 2.  Hmmm I think I first got into pixel art because I stole someone’s sprites and I got flamed to make my own.  I still hate drawing human faces I avoid it like the plague.  PS: I live in New Jersey Atm but I want to move to Alaska!
Currently the sole owner of T.A.I.F.  A restaurant in Iran, a Middle Eastern version of the TGIF you Americans know and love.  Thank Allah It’s Friday.
I was built not born by a ravage clan of hippy camels.  They stored weed in their humps.  One day I hid in one of their humps and snuck over the boarder.  They formed a drum circle around an oasis.  I planted a bombchu in it and killed them all.  Now I live in a house made from their hides.  It keeps me too warm in New Jersey.  Someday I hope to trek north into Canada or Alaska.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: flaber on August 26, 2005, 03:50:46 am
like pep, ill keep mine simple.

Im from Calgary AB Canada. Im 15 and just entering highschool. My names Corey, and my birthday is Feb23. But nuff bout that crap.

Iv been pixeling for some 3-4 years. Not to long, but owell. Im not the greatest realistic drawer, so all my stuff is cartoony. Im just getting into CG stuff with my tablet. But pixeling has sure improved alot of my skills on just sketching. Funny how that happens.

I play soccer and am a performer.
Most importantly im ukrainian.
yep tis it mostly.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: pixelblink on August 26, 2005, 06:07:44 am
Steve-O here from Vancouver, BC, Canada. You may remember me from such forums as PixelJoint and other isometrics such as Castle Blinkenstein and PR-31 at PixelDam. Been pixelling for about 3 years now - mainly iso buildings but, lately, I've started delving more into the 2d/freeform style and learning lots from the greats. Never got into pixelation back in the days so I don't know most of you just yet.
As an admin and active member over at pixeljoint, you won't see too much form me but, I will pop in every now and then to post something up for critique and give back some of my knowledge wherever and whenever I can. I'm all about helping to build up the pixel communityand I'm pretty much always approachable as long as you got something rational to say to me.
Looking forward to getting to know you all better :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sedgemonkey on August 26, 2005, 06:52:37 pm
I think I just posted in a thread like this here yesterday. Am I losing it?  I hope not -- I like having "it".

Anywho, I'm the jerkass some of you know from the old Pixelation, Pixel Joint or DA. I'm nearly twice as old as a lot of you which sickens me. If you really want to know more about me (and really, who doesn't?) you can visit my evite profile which I just finished creating... 

http://www.evite.com/pages/gt/people/view.jsp?username=sedgemonkey

Careful, it might be considered mildly sexy/offensive.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: pixelblink on August 26, 2005, 07:47:29 pm
Sedge: there was a "welcome" thread that we posted in as well.
BTW... that's one damned sexy photo of you  ::)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Greenthorne on August 27, 2005, 05:33:27 pm

Hello everyone!

So this is where youre at now. Ive missed Pixelation  ;), Im the guy with the Cow-slaughter game, some might remember...

Anyway, nice to meet you. hopefully Ill be able to learn something from you since Im now studying Computer game developement - graphics at a University.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sedgemonkey on August 29, 2005, 07:44:20 pm
BTW... that's one damned sexy photo of you  ::)

Monkeys + cigarettes = sexy as hell

Note: Say no to smoking kids!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: xegnma on September 01, 2005, 09:03:59 pm
Let's see...The name's Damion Murray. I have been around some twenty plus years. I started pixeling on graph paper on a now long defunct machine called the Commodore 64 (C64 for us old timers), lost touch with the artform for a time, then picked it up again at the turn of the century. The end... (short, sweet and to the point)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Dogmeat on September 01, 2005, 09:19:00 pm
I'm Kevin, 25, living in san francisco right now, finishing up culinary school at the california culinary academy. Before school i was a professional in the industry, and before that I designed billboards and came up with ad campaigns. So this is just a hobby for me for now, don't think i'll go back into the industry unless it's a real tasty deal and I have the time. Anyway, if anyone wants to know the name dogmeat is from the game fallout, it was the name of this dog that followed you around and helped you out.

- Dog
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on September 01, 2005, 09:50:08 pm
long defunct machine called the Commodore 64

I don't think so. The C64 is alive and kicking, still a rather big scene going on. Some people here make C64 graphics, namely Helm, Phase1 and me :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: park on September 02, 2005, 03:29:03 pm
I'm John Sterling, 23 years old, from Stockholm, Sweden. I'm currently studying my fifth year of cs at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology).

First and foremost, I aspire to be a software designer & programmer, but pixelling is something I'd really like to be good at. Unfortunately, I'm not.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Evan on October 15, 2005, 12:50:28 am
Evan
15
Wisconsin
BITCHIN'!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zolthorg on October 15, 2005, 01:13:29 am
I am a 1337 ninja pirate from ontario
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/zolthorg/ninja21.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/zolthorg/ninja22.jpg)
My name is unknown but you just call me Kevin.

I also Revolve several ocelots when i'm not wasting time on pixel art.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/zolthorg/handgestured.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mercury Rising on October 15, 2005, 01:24:01 am
I also Revolve several ocelots when i'm not wasting time on pixel art.
!!!
(Pirates are better than ninjas!)
When we hoist Jolly Roger the landlubbers dodge 'er,
We fill 'em with loathing and fear,
We'll plunder and pillage each city and village,
Or at least clean out Wal-Mart of beer!
(All you bootleggers will download that song an burn it to a CD-Argh)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Alex on October 16, 2005, 05:39:52 pm
Ninjas and Pirates are no longer funny anymore.
I guess ill do a second introduction though.

My name is alex marsh, im 17 years old and live in canada. I am in love with blick, but he rejects my love. I dont know how long ive been into pixels for. I love art in general. My tools of choice are: Pens, Pencils, Prismacolour markers, spray paint, glue, paper, my tablet. I enjoy reading comic books as well.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: NyanNyanKoneko on October 17, 2005, 11:25:47 pm
My name is Kaitlyn.

I am more of a programmer than an artist.

Everyone knows that I'm better than anyone, ever.

I like making video games, flying, and being a role model for others to live up to.

I'm in college.

It's not easy being better than everyone else.   ::)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Machu on October 18, 2005, 09:07:27 am
Now, this is an relatively active community, right?  This might seem like it's coming out of nowhere, but the last places I went for some pixel help seemed to die really fast.

But yeah, I'm hoping to improve my pixel art skills here.  Now, if I already got, like, more than 10 sprites for one project that I want C&C'd, should I post them all at once, or post one image every now and then?  I was worried that with the earlier, people wouldn't feel like commenting because they would feel like they had to analyze each one, and I'd just get some generic "these look great!" responses.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Michael on October 18, 2005, 03:02:14 pm
Hi,

I am Michael, 20, from Austria. Future will show if I get into pixeling. I'll try if get the time, although it will take some time to catch up with my brother miascugh.
I always enjoy browsing this forum and looking at your nice artwork.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sawtooth on October 19, 2005, 02:51:46 am
sauerkraut and polka?

Two great tastes that taste great together!

Machu:  if you post all of your sprites together, at least one person will crit them all (I hope).  Even if someone won't look at them all, all of the standout problems will be noticed.

It probably would be best if you posted 'em 1-3 at a time, every week or so.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Machu on October 19, 2005, 03:00:32 am
So, if I do show them gradually, should I make a new thread each time?  On the last board I was at, I only used one thread, and got ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSES about the second sprite, as if people thought, "oh, this thread has 4 replies, he's probably okay and saying 'thanks for the help' and stuff".
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sawtooth on October 19, 2005, 06:51:29 am
You're over thinking things.  You might be fine if you post them all in one thread, who knows?  If you get a couple responses and no one critiques a certain piece, respond to the crits/make some changes, and ask for the rest to get some c&c.  Just post what you have, and go from there.

People here are generally pretty good at giving crits when they're needed, don't worry.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gingermuffins on November 25, 2005, 02:36:07 am
Hello. I'm 18, graduated High School in June.
I've been absorbed in making an adventure game since around the beginning of Summer, but it's not really working out.

I also give handjobs to dolphins.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d9/Gingermuffins/AAAAHHHH.gif)
AAAAHHHH
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tetsuya_shino on December 08, 2005, 07:01:43 am
Hello there, I am tetsuya_shino (although I have also been known as kaze neko in the past). I am 27 years old and I have been pixeling ever since Mario Paint came out on Super Nes. (Which I think was in '92)

Although I have PSP5, I only use it to edit my palettes; I do all my sprite are in MS Paint and always in 256 colors. Although I have been pixeling for many many years now, my range is honestly quite limited. The meat of my pixel art are my little super deformed rpg style characters. (Like the one on the left there.)

I have never edited or ripped pixel art, and moreover, I look down on anyone that does. I know it's wrong to think like that, but I can't help it. I might not be the best pixel artist out there, but I got where I am by myself, though years of trial and error. If I can do it, you can do too. No excuses.

Still, all in all, I think I'm a rather nice easy going guy,... just as long as you don't whip out any mega man edits.  ;)

tetsuya_shino

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: snader on December 14, 2005, 05:22:05 am
BOO!

heh.. you were scared.. i saw it.. via the tiny cameras that are installed in every pixel on your screen.. muhahah
anyways.

I'm Sander from holland (but i don't wear clogs or live in a mill) Started pixeling about 2 years ago when 2 friends of mine dragged me into the Pixelation forums
i feel like i've greatly improved since then but there's allways room for more knowledge and skill so i hope to learn more and more in this place =)

Been through reed pink green yellow silver and blue hair the past 1,5 year. Am currently blue, but i cant wait to get it green again (green is the best colour ever!)
This is me:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/pristonia/Photos/blauw.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/pristonia/Photos/avvy.jpg)
                                                                                                                        see green is the coolest =)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on December 20, 2005, 08:34:42 pm
I'm Josh, 17. I live in Illinois and I listen to metal.

(http://myspace-844.vo.llnwd.net/00357/44/87/357627844_l.jpg)

Guess which one I am.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 20, 2005, 08:44:55 pm
I'm just taking a stab in the dark here but, that looker to the right?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on December 20, 2005, 08:51:33 pm
thats my girl
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Skipper on December 20, 2005, 09:40:01 pm
You're such a faggot, Sticky.

15.76
Michigan
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2046/taylro1hp.jpg)
And I know your question, and the answer is yes.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atooi on December 20, 2005, 10:27:34 pm
Hello, I'm Atooi.

I have produced 2D pixel art professionally for over 13 years. I just love the pixel pushing.

Currently I am working full time as a Game Designer, while doing some pixel pushing on the side whenever I get the chance.

I have some examples of my work here:

www.atooi.com

Cheers,

Atooi
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 20, 2005, 10:40:47 pm
Hey, you worked on Sigma Star Saga? That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atooi on December 20, 2005, 10:45:40 pm
Yeah, working on Sigma Star Saga with Matt/Wayforward was a lot of fun.

I worked on the backgrounds for the shoot 'em up sections.

I think the game turned out pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on December 21, 2005, 02:10:25 am
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2046/taylro1hp.jpg)(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2002/10/23/ron3.jpg)

The hair is better short.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 21, 2005, 02:22:54 am
You poor poor man, you snapped your wand.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Skipper on December 21, 2005, 02:33:22 am
You..motherfuck...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on December 21, 2005, 04:22:09 am
I guess I should do a full introduction.

My real name is Charles Gregson, I am freakishly skinny and dorky, and I live on Cape Cod in the US.  I've been drawing all my life, but when it comes to pixel art, I'd say I'm a newcomer.  I've been pixeling stuff for my own enjoyment for a year now, and the things I've learned from the pixel art community have been invaluable.  I haven't really worked on any projects as of yet, but I'm quite eager to put my skills to the test in an application.  (Any application?  Anyone?  Please?)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Skipper on December 21, 2005, 04:27:11 am
I guess I should copy Faktablad.

I'm Taylor, 6'2", 180, enjoys long walks on the beach.  Been pixeling...a year?  Who knows.  More, actually.  A year and a half.  I...live in Michigan.  It's a really stupid state, it should just disappear.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: DRfeng on December 21, 2005, 07:48:10 pm
My name is Paul Weissi,

im 33 and i made my first sprite with a vc-20 compiler back in the 8ts.
After working for several years employed as graficdesigner i found my way back
into this.

 and thats it.

:-)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Psychotic_Carp on December 24, 2005, 02:43:38 pm
Who am I? Im spider-man....

Actually im just an angry man

this is a rarely seen picture of me

(http://www.foreverbroken.org/album/albums/userpics/10002/arrg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Tangerine on December 29, 2005, 09:19:04 pm
Not much to say, never good at these silly things, but hey .. Figured it might be a good way to start of and work my way into the community.

I'm Jen(nifer). I haven't accomplished much in pixel art field ... I just started at the beginning of December, go me! I have little history in art to start out with but I find it amusing to see what my mind can come up with once I get it to actually function and jot something down.

I'm 20 .. Go me! I live in the rural-ness of Good ole Pennsylvania ... It gets rather dull, I needed a hobby, this fits, right? I'm presently more or less being trained in this, more or less. Once my artwork gets up to par I hope to be donating some to a game I currently (attempt) to play. Though it's difficult to create some things due to the program I use (GG) and the way the palette is set up ... hard to get just the right color with it.

That's all for now I guess... Don't know what else to say. Hope to talk to you all soon. Feel free to give me some pointers, always looking for some good help! :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Crazy Asian Gamer on December 31, 2005, 11:39:23 pm
I'm Alan. I am a total of 13 ^ -78 * 47 - 0010110101b years old. The answer turns out to be negative, however, due to my presence in the digital world, if I make it an unsigned long, I would therefore be as old as the Earth. I know about the Boogeymen hiding in your closet, because I am part of their secret pancake-flipping society. I can flip out and kill everything at regular intervals pertaining to the tides. I live in a Calabi Yau space. Of 6 spacetime dimensions.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Crazy Asian Gamer on December 31, 2005, 11:45:28 pm
Oh, and Tangerine, once you get used to GraphicsGale, it's an awesome awesome program. Be sure to set up the hotkeys in the Preferences. I find that I would always "Remove all unused colors" in the palette, replacing them with a color one would probably not use, and go through adding new colors as I need them. Just a little thing I do in GraphicsGale.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Captain Blood on January 01, 2006, 01:44:01 pm
Hi,
I used to be known (and still am on some forums that I still haven't yet changed my nick) as Wolverine and used to be really into doing pixel art and all that.  I don't get the same buzz out of it anymore and will be mostly giving it up within 6 months as hopefully by then I'll have completed all contract work and all my own lil games that I thought would be a shame to abandon totally.

2005 was a really rough year for me with physical and mental health problems that had been around since childhood but resurfaced to great levels during last year.  Added to that problems with accommodation (got taken to court and threatened with homelessness again, over rent I should never have owed, but now it turns out they owe me money so thats cool), and other problems meant I felt the need to change my life around.  So I'm doing less of sitting around at the computer and more of getting out there and meeting new people and actually going places.  I've now restarted acting classes again which I hadn't done since my early teenage years and I will also be restarting archery lessons and taking up fencing in the next few months (if my bank account allows it)

Like I said, I haven't totally given up pixels yet and still use Paint Shop Pro 7 and Pro Motion V5.1 to make graphics and work with my buddies to make games using the underrated Game Maker software.  I decided to come back here to this site as I won't be spending too much time around but am keen on seeing what other people are doing.  My own gallery website disappeared a while back and I haven't felt the need to put up a new one.

By the way if anyone asks (like some have), my current nick is from the old book and the movie starring Errol Flynn, not the old video game.

Hope everyone had a good christmas and new years.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rawsushi on January 01, 2006, 03:56:01 pm
By the way if anyone asks (like some have), my current nick is from the old book and the movie starring Errol Flynn, not the old video game.

And a damn good movie, by the way. Most films starring Errol Flynn were quite entertaining. I've always enjoyed him as Robin Hood. Easily my favorite adaptation yet.

It's sad to hear that you won't being doing pixel art. I've always enjoyed your creations. Good luck with that "life" stuff, man.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Captain Blood on January 01, 2006, 06:16:13 pm
And a damn good movie, by the way. Most films starring Errol Flynn were quite entertaining. I've always enjoyed him as Robin Hood. Easily my favorite adaptation yet.

Yeah, I love old movies like that and Errol Flynn was always one of my favorite actors from that era.  I love Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk a lot and his Robin Hood is my joint favorite version of the tale with the Robin of Sherwood british TV series from the 1980's.

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It's sad to hear that you won't being doing pixel art. I've always enjoyed your creations. Good luck with that "life" stuff, man.

Thanks man.  Means a lot coming from an artist like yourself.  Had wished I was more skilled and imaginative like you and many others but I just think I'm at the end of that phase of my life.  Might still do the odd lil bit here and there just when I'm bored and have a minute or two free, but I plan to be very very busy this year.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mercury Rising on January 01, 2006, 08:10:09 pm
Yes sadly we all have our lives to live.  Being busy gets annoying and hectic but you do usually go to bed feeling like you accomplished something.  Give em heaven and god speed.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Tangerine on January 01, 2006, 08:17:09 pm
Yeah. Real Life is a royal pain, but hopefully a happy median can be met. I just started to pixel stuff ... I suck ... to say the least. Haha. But I'm hoping to be able to progress and keep drawing, though right now, I'm at a mental block. College is coming back strong next year ... I don't know if I'll have time for this, but I seem to love doing it even if my works are screw ups. :P Hopefully I'll make time! Mwhaha!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: flaber on January 01, 2006, 10:55:29 pm
best of luck to you captain blood. Hope everything turns into the better.

Tangerine, you keep saying how you would like to progress and get better, and it sounds like you have done some things, so post.
dont hold it back, because it will take you longer to get to the level you want to.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mickey on January 06, 2006, 04:32:13 am
Hey, use to post on the old pixelation as Murdoc - changed it to Mickey this time around (there's a story to it but uninteresting so i'll leave it)
Currently living around Montreal, Canada and slowly getting back into the pixelling groove.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: zilben on January 06, 2006, 11:02:31 pm
ight lets see, my name is Lorenzo Andres, im one badass colombian dude that loves chicken (as in eating, nuthin like the goat thing round here) i like to kick it with the homies and play ball, any kinda ball, bball, futBOL, football, but not baseball. I like to pump that iron and hit the miles to be n shape. Ill be bumpin some 2pac on the road, or ill be getin low wit the mamis as they play some reaggeaTON.. perreo perreo perreo.. ok.. umm...  ill be goin to ASU in about 6 months to study digital arts. In my free time, which i recently regained cuz i was busy with school and workin at Subway makin fresh subs, i like to draw, play a bit of videogames, and pixel (which i havent done forever). btw, i live in AZ, and i HATE iT.. nahh.. its ok, i rather be in NY tho.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: God Slayer on January 07, 2006, 12:03:56 am
Zilben...zilben...I think I know you. Where you the one with those runescape sprites at rv or something? Those blew the guys here away...lol.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Green Gnome on January 07, 2006, 05:59:48 am
Hey, I'm sure no-one really remembers me but I'm from the old Pixelation. I still have the site bookmarked as I've been waiting for it to come back. Heh.. I was never very active, only browsed the site daily, as I've been doing here now for a while. And my pixellings.. Well I haven't drawn anything for almost a year (last one was done 15th of January, 2005 and it was left unfinished). I just lost my inspiration.. Now I'm going to military service on Monday and.. Well.. We'll just have to wait and see what future brings.. :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on January 07, 2006, 06:11:36 am
Hmm...Green gnome...
That name is remarkably familiar...
What Branch of the military are you going to?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Green Gnome on January 07, 2006, 06:56:34 am
Hmm...Green gnome...
That name is remarkably familiar...
What Branch of the military are you going to?
You have no idea how often I've heard "Where have I met this guy before?" :)

But I don't know the branch yet.. It's only six months of service and they decide where they'll throw me after one month of basic training.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Razz on January 07, 2006, 07:23:08 am
Wurd up, DGG. Heh.

My name is Jace and I am also seven-teen years old and live in Canada. Hurrah for Saskatchewan; hard to spell, easy to draw :P.
I'm not really doing much with my life as of now, but I am in a band and we've been making some slight progress. We're pretty much classified as "screamo."
Music is pretty much my life. Some of my favourite bands are: Blindside, Underoath, Showbread, Emery, and Means (a local band).
I'm also pissed off at the Graduated Driver's Lisence program.

EDIT: I've been pixelling on and off for quite some time now. I started off by recolouring RPG Maker sprites and kinda grew from there, heh.
I used to visit pixelation under the screen name of Messenger RI.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Green Gnome on January 07, 2006, 07:36:34 am
Wurd up, DGG. Heh.
Ditto, Razz.

But I forgot to mention some other basic info about me..

Name's Janne and I live in Finland. Age is 19 at the moment but this will change in this summer. I got to university to study computing science last autumn. Well.. I'm not doing about anything with my life right now, just trying to live for tomorrow at the moment and see what will happen next. There are some personal matters right now that I won't talk about but I'll survive. :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: JWW on January 09, 2006, 02:06:00 am
Hi im JWW
i have been pixeling for about 1 1/2 years.  Im joined at Gmpixel as JWW and at Pixeljoint as Scruffs.
i am 14 and i live in the US and thats about it. :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Bacon and Eggs on January 09, 2006, 03:50:22 pm
Greetings all,

Long time fan small time participant.  The name is Shane and I hail from London Ontario Canada.  Way back when I tried to code up a derivitive of River City Ransom some way back which led me to a chap named Colin Sick (Brass Knuckles and Belt Buckles) which led me to the pixelation of old.  As it turns out, we went to school together but never met.  From what I see, many of the older names from that timeperiod are still around and have gathered here.

Been in an out of pixel arts, mostly out due to the having too many kids, but now the kids are old enough to be interested, so I'm back in a part time capacity of wanting to do something constructive again. 

I mostly do goofball stuff and will mostly just bask in the efforts that I've continually seen by many of the other amazing artists that have much more talent than I.  I'm a coder that would like to polish up his "programmer art".
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Panda on January 09, 2006, 04:03:27 pm
Greetings all,

Long time fan small time participant.  The name is Shane and I hail from London Ontario Canada.  Way back when I tried to code up a derivitive of River City Ransom some way back which led me to a chap named Colin Sick (Brass Knuckles and Belt Buckles) which led me to the pixelation of old.  As it turns out, we went to school together but never met.  From what I see, many of the older names from that timeperiod are still around and have gathered here.

Been in an out of pixel arts, mostly out due to the having too many kids, but now the kids are old enough to be interested, so I'm back in a part time capacity of wanting to do something constructive again. 

I mostly do goofball stuff and will mostly just bask in the efforts that I've continually seen by many of the other amazing artists that have much more talent than I.  I'm a coder that would like to polish up his "programmer art".


Hey, long time no see.
You were the one that showed me pixelation back in December 2003 and got me into pixel art (with those smiles and other pixel stuff as that cat juggling self etc), now wonder if you still remember me.
(btw Happy belated birthday, if my memory aint failing I remember it being on the 1st of january)

Either way welcome to pixelopolis.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Bacon and Eggs on January 09, 2006, 07:05:10 pm
It's good to be welcomed...

Yes it is I... and I do remember you too... like a can of FreshPaint.  Getting Dinged with extra Family took me down a notch in posting and pixelling and programming, but things have calmed down enough to get things started up again.

I don't have any new stuffs yet as I am ever so slowly building up my archaic pile of tools again.

As for juggling cats... I still have that.


(http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/4420/juggle9ga.gif)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 10, 2006, 02:02:30 am

My name is Jace and I am also seven-teen years old and live in Canada. Hurrah for Saskatchewan; hard to spell, easy to draw :P.
I'm not really doing much with my life as of now, but I am in a band and we've been making some slight progress. We're pretty much classified as "screamo."
Music is pretty much my life. Some of my favourite bands are: Blindside, Underoath, Showbread, Emery, and Means (a local band).
I'm also pissed off at the Graduated Driver's Lisence program.

I'm in a posthardcore, metal band. Sounding similar to as i lay dying, norma jean, everytime i die, and haste the day.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 11, 2006, 06:28:29 pm
if you sound like those you're not postcore at all. Metalcore.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: FireFly on January 13, 2006, 01:19:25 pm
I am me.. =) I live in Sweden, likes computers, coding (mostly Html..), making web graphics (both Photoshopped abstract art and pixel-arting in PS/Paint) and to design text and things in real life..
Thats it..? :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on January 14, 2006, 02:52:54 pm
Hey! I'm Linnéa, I live in northern Sweden. 19 years old (20 on the fifth of February). I'm interested in most areas concerning art, like illustrating (pencil, water colours, ink, CG), webdesign, pixel art, sculpting, designing and all that jazz. I haven't done that much pixel art, but I'm learning. Other interests include games (of course), music (I play cello and sing in a band), sports (thai- and kickboxing), reading, and hanging around with friends. I've been around some of the pixel forums (Pixelation, Pixelerate, Pixel Academy, Pixel Joint...) and you may recognize me from there, but I'm usually hanging around regular art forums, doing art like illustrations and stuff since that's what I'm best at. At the moment I'm not doing anything since I've finished my language courses at the university but I'll go to England to work in a couple of months.

I look like this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Mirre/photos/05112702.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Mirre/photos/05121716.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: 0xDB on May 18, 2006, 01:03:45 pm
Hi, my name is Dennis. I'm 25 years old and I "live" in germany. I haven't done that much (amenable) pixel art yet and what I have done(at least the pieces that I felt were not completely sucky) can be seen in my profile (http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/profile.asp?id=1287) at Pixeljoint.

I used to pixel lots of crappy animations and drew pictures with DPaintIII in the Amiga500 days but none of that is worthy of showing here or anywhere.
It was about August 2005 that I picked up pixelling again after almost ten years of abstinence, wasting time playing games and learning programming and trying to make games myself, first in Turbo Pascal7.0, later in C/C++ with the help of the wonderful Allegro library.

I managed to finish one very tiny game (see my homepage if you're interested) after countless attempts at making huge and epic games, always realizing that huge games are simply too much work for me.

The last thing I programmed was a just-for-fun-tool (which I have yet to finish someday, it's also on my homepage) and ever since I stopped working on that tool, I haven't touched any source code again.

I don't plan to never program again, but currently I just enjoy pixelling much more so that's what I'm currently concentrating and trying to improve on.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Darion on May 19, 2006, 10:41:12 pm
Egh .. I swear I introduced myself a while ago ... anyway

Bonjour, my name is Darion, and I am 18 years old. I live in the United States. I  guess I consider myself an artists, since thats all i do - create art. Usually I'm strictly traditional based, but lately i've gotten into more digital methods of creating art than pixel based. Anything I put my mind to, I usually have an artsy idea or way to go about doing it. When I'm not creating "visual art" i'm usually creating "audio art". I picked up music about ... two or three years ago. I really don't think i'm that great at it, but I love making music. Again, usually its digital, but I plan to buy a violin soon. Although I love music, I' plan to use my visual art as a career.

If I have enough funds to do so, I will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall for a degree in illustration.
Uhm, I've been a part of pixelation/pixelopolis for quite some time. I've probably been here longer than four years; i'm sure, actually.

(http://darion.ptoing.net./junk/eldarion.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on May 19, 2006, 10:44:20 pm
Hello Darion  :-*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on May 20, 2006, 02:56:14 pm
oh yeah, darion has sexay eyes :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Darion on May 20, 2006, 07:04:35 pm
How flamboyant.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Billeh on May 26, 2006, 03:16:32 am
Hey Yall
Im like flaber, a Cowgarian.
Im some skinny 13 year old kid that got himself into pixels a few months ago via *Gasp* runescape. Yes, ashamadly (sp?) i played the game and started making pixels for friends based on it.

I consider myself a noob, with miles and miles to go. Hopefully I'll cover a few of em.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: jeiki on May 26, 2006, 02:30:27 pm
woohoo, i'm 16, im filipino, i left the philippines when i was ten then i moved to switzerland for 4 years and moved again to the U.S., and i'm currently living in New york. I'm a martial artist trickster, haha, i kick people's asses, they get taekwondOWNED. haha, some pretty old pics of me:
crappy flashkick
(http://images.jjakeo.multiply.com/image/4/photos/4/500x500/7/flashkick.jpg?et=npXTSufU2dSGo0wXM49Wtw) (http://photos.friendster.com/photos/11/95/10225911/22706237751466l.jpg)
and my face
(http://photos.friendster.com/photos/11/95/10225911/28921394664855l.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: flaber on May 26, 2006, 11:15:44 pm
interesting..
another from my area
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on May 27, 2006, 12:52:25 am
Haha helm, i'm suprised you knew that. But yeah, i said we sounded similar to those bands. We are 50/50 singing/screaming.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Aline on May 27, 2006, 05:19:44 am
Hi, my name is Aline, I'm 18 (19 in june), I'm from Brazil, and I do pixel arts since 2002/2003, I don't remember... I like to do Kisekae dolls and sprite edits too, and here's my site:

http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/correctoraline/

WARNING: Traced pictures and sprite edits inside! Ah, I always forget to put the reference sites for Kiss Doll bases, and the Sora from Kaleido Star (girl with pink hair, orang eyes and white shirt) image in Pixel Art is traced from a character sheet from the ADV Films Kaleido Star site ( http://www25.advfilms.com/titles/kaleidostar/ ), but for some strange reason, it's off. o_o'

Anyways, hello to everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Dave on May 31, 2006, 06:39:50 pm
Uhh, hi.  My name is Dave, and I make love to roadkill am turning 19 in July.  A few years ago, I was making games (Actually, I was starting projects and getting bored with them) using The Games Factory.  Recently I decided to start up again, and I found this place while looking for help on my graphics, 'cause they're, well, bleh.  I may post something soon enough, when I get over being jealous of you people.  >:U

But yeah, hey everyone. 
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on May 31, 2006, 07:53:42 pm
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Haha helm, i'm suprised you knew that

Jesus christ you music snob GO TO HELL.

also send links pls.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ayavaron on May 31, 2006, 09:15:55 pm
Hello, closely knit forum!

I'm Brian "Ayavaron" Jeffrey Ross II, and I've lurked your forum for about a month and a half now. You have an awesome community full of talented artists who make me incredibly jealous. I really honestly look forward to being a part of your community, taking part in heated discussions, getting my art critiqued to the point where I realize I'm useless, and attempting entries to your challenges. Mostly, I intend to be entering challenges.

Oh! The fun I hope we shall have! (Or something)

And I ask you that when I post things, you please be ruthless in your critique and elliminate sugar-coating because I understand that anyone who is better than me at something and has something to say about the thing that I'm doing, they're probably right.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Philip on June 01, 2006, 05:52:32 am
I'm Philip. I'm 15. I enjoy aerosol vandalism, going clothes shopping with my lady friends, and machinegun-paced death metal.

Oh, and I love milkshakes with freezepops in them.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on June 05, 2006, 12:32:12 am
I never introduced myself here, I think. I guess I should.

I'm 18, live in Alaska, high school graduate, part time laborer, full time socialite (haha). I make pixel art because it's what I know. I seriously suck at just about any other kind of art because I never practice it and don't really want to.

Oh, and the only picture of me that I've ever liked:
(http://members.johnholdun.com/blick/picture/ambiencePS.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: alkaline on June 05, 2006, 12:57:20 am
I see a threadless!  :)

I never introduced myself either. I'm austin. I live in new jersey. I'm striving to be adequate at pixel art. Hi.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Retro on June 14, 2006, 01:14:05 pm
Hey!

I'm Retro, you can call me Retro if you like  ;) I'm 16 and new to pixel art... I don't really know where to start. I got some good mates who pixel, I hope to get better hanging around here.
Nice meeting you guys :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stephen on June 23, 2006, 06:16:39 pm
Hey, I'm Stephen. I believe I was gcn_zelda on the Pixelation forums. I'm sure that nobody remembers me.

I suck at pixel pushing now -- even moreso than I did back then -- so I'm going to need a lot of help.

Picture:
(http://lga03.umicache.com/p/purevolume.com/full_size/Artist-98993379-1490395.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Skull on June 23, 2006, 07:24:26 pm
Hello.
My name's David.. I've been using the alias of Skull or skull-related names for about 7 years now.. And i've been pixeling for around one year.. started off a a little mess about then branched out and got quite into it.
I'm 15, 16 in a few weeks, just finsihed my exams.. so weeks of nothing but job searching and will continue education in the years to come. I live in England.. and love Street fighter  ;)

Enjoy me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on June 24, 2006, 04:45:06 am
Hey, I'm Stephen. I believe I was gcn_zelda on the Pixelation forums. I'm sure that nobody remembers me.
I remembah you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sohashu on October 06, 2006, 01:37:42 pm
 I hate pixelling of all descriptions. Though, I am pretty good at it.  On other forums I go by St0ven.  :P

OK seriously.  Im Daniel and I rock.  I am a guitar legend and I like to write.  I am +3|-| B3$+ P1x3113r 4|\|c| 1'm 1337.  I like to pixel (OMFG NO WAY!) and I think im getting better. 

Piccy!
no.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Lega on November 27, 2006, 04:17:12 am
Hey all. My name is Johnathan... Fisher, that is. I'm 17 and have been pixelling on and off since I was 13, I do believe.
I live in this desert state of New Mexico and love every sort of techno one might be able to conceive.
I'm currently working on an RPG called Knight for a 2 month competition.

Oh, and I love sushi.

Me:
(http://www.rpgmaker.net/~lega/8BitJonnay.jpg)
(It is a rather distorted picture, but I like the colors and the expression.)

Nice to meet you all.  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on November 27, 2006, 06:20:18 pm
Hey my name is Sebastian, and ive been pixelin since i was 7 or so.. well pixelin was the only thing i did, and i did't pixel all the time... I took like a huge break 2 years or such, but when i saw Pixeljoint i started pixelin again. I play guitar alot, played for 7-8 Years now, i pwnzor.. and i got 5 Guitars. Oh yea, i live in Sweden

Anyway, heres a pic.. Really really old.. Maybe a year old or more..  :yay:

(http://www.jamma.se/member/images/21000/21407_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on November 28, 2006, 09:33:47 am
name's pete... been into pixels since the mid 80's - professionally since '88 - don't pixel much these days as I'm busy with developing ideas and concepts, docs and what not for 360's, Ps3's and wii's... but when I can (generally first thing, lunch time and home time) I have a ganders round here and make some comments...

old picture from around 1992...

(http://pete.ptoing.net/1040944909-00.jpg)

I think ptioing will confirm... (aside from the wooly hat) I ain't changed that much... :)


Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on November 28, 2006, 02:12:52 pm
Yo sup.

I'm Jad or Mattis Grahm from Sweden and I've been a member and a lurker of pixelation since them old days.

I started out in Games Factory, but I never really got what the heck I was doing, but I was introduced to pixels as a natural medium of art.

Aside from a few attempts of pixel art that I made (on the depressing blue board) it's now that I see if my lurking has taught me anything.

If someone actually remembers me from a time ago, (like, rox, maybe? 0:) that'd be awesome. Still, I think my lurking has made me still unkown to virtually everybody.


But right now I'm trying to contribute :] Hey you all, let's have a great time O:!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on November 28, 2006, 02:56:17 pm
(http://pete.ptoing.net/1040944909-00.jpg)

Indeed not much different, a bit rougher round the edges now i'd say but else you are well preserved :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on November 28, 2006, 04:31:18 pm
aww shucks... you charmer... ;) :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Soup on November 29, 2006, 01:12:53 am
Hi I am Saif.
I am 12 years old and got into pixeling a few moths ago. I hope to become as great as you guy and work professionally one day.
That's just a dream though.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryumaru on November 29, 2006, 03:02:41 am
and this is the place to make that dream happen.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akzidenz on November 29, 2006, 09:31:01 am
Hey hey.

My name's Neil.

I live in Los Angeles.

I have three cats.

I'm 23.

I graduated from CalArts with a degree in graphic design.

I'm interested in pixel art for the hell of it.

I drink excessively.

I look like this:

(http://static.flickr.com/54/155270473_2e29d8e7d2.jpg?v=0)

And this, when in Japan, lacking sleep and flashing gang signs:

(http://static.flickr.com/56/157228242_fa60651d69.jpg?v=0)

Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on November 29, 2006, 09:56:53 am
welcome dood... love the avatar...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on December 01, 2006, 06:55:22 am
bloods represent!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on December 01, 2006, 04:41:02 pm
Hi, my name's Mason and... wait, I already did this.
Title: Hello
Post by: Jeff-Pixel on December 12, 2006, 01:07:53 am
Hello to all! I am new here and i wana to present/display the truth to me is that to liked much the pixel art and I like me to partisipar in several forums asi that I hope that they accept here.  :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 12, 2006, 02:34:45 am
Welcome. I recommend checking out our Tools and tuts thread here. Very good resource for the beginner here
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=222.0

I'm guessing english is not your primary language?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Jeff-Pixel on December 12, 2006, 10:06:20 pm

I'm guessing english is not your primary language?

I Speak spanish ;)  i speak inglish no much.
Title: Hey all.
Post by: halu on December 13, 2006, 12:06:12 pm
Bit late for me to make a welcome topic, but whatever.
I've been a pixelation lurker for a month, and I decided I wanna dedicate my time to getting better at pixel art, and you guys are the best place to get better.
I'm extremely sarcastic, a funny guy, and a people person, if you piss me off, I'll piss you off.
:DD
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Panda on December 13, 2006, 12:20:17 pm
I made the introductions thread a sticky and merged a few of the "Hello" topics into it.
Please use this thread instead of making your own.


Oh and welcome to pixelation.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gliding on December 14, 2006, 05:45:42 am
My name is Harryson
I'm 15- turning 16 in january
I live in florida
I'm into all kinds of art- visual, aural, traditional, and digital
I read spanish and french well but i can't speak a lik
I'm multiracial
and I love cake

other than that I've been pixeling since i was about 13 or 14 on and off. I sing lots and I'm in college.




Its a bit late for this since i've been lurking for years and I joined a while back.
But w/e



Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: .TakaM on December 14, 2006, 06:12:52 am
aha! I suspected you looked less ferret like (mainly coz of your avatar's very thin nose :P)
so after seeing your photo I edited your ava a little:
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5656/unmolert0.png)
hope you don't mind  :angel:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akzidenz on December 14, 2006, 06:14:01 am
Also - not that you asked for a critique of your av, but you don't have a widow's peak in that photo. :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gliding on December 14, 2006, 06:15:19 am
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


lol omg i look terrible like that hahaha.


edit~ I think the nose is a bit much combined with the furrowed brow look- kind of cave-manish. no worries, i see what you're trying to say. I won't change this one but i might address this in the next update- maybe in a more subtle way  :y:

BTW

I always have them cut the peak at the barbers.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 15, 2006, 03:50:07 pm
Quote
kind of cave-manish.

do not deny our proud shared ancestry! Your nose isn't as thin as it is in your avatar, and that edit is a good step towards a better likeness. If you want it to be accurate, I suggest you take it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gliding on December 15, 2006, 04:44:57 pm
I never denied anything about how the nose looks in the avatar helm. I simply don't like the way I was represented in that piece. Its my prerogative. My saying that it's cave-manish doesn't affect whether I understood the critique or not. As TakaM knows I sent him a Pm about how i understood his critique.

BTW- the edit in the previous post was made before helm's comment .
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eqko on December 15, 2006, 09:07:47 pm
Name's yves

just had my username changed from equinoxx to eqko (i tend to get bored of things after a while, although that previous one lasted a couple of years)

I'm a 3d designer, mostly doing archviz nowadays, altho I do know character modeling and animation
but yeah ....

living in the netherlands btw, damnest weather over here.

I look like this when on the slippery slopes. with shorter hair nowadays
(http://equinoxx.cgcommunity.com/temp/yves.jpg)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 15, 2006, 10:50:46 pm
Hello my name is Martin Bailey but most people call me just Bailey  :hehe:
Im 17 almost 18, come from a small town called Southport in England (Thats near Liverpool!).
I take Graphic Design at Southport college but its a real train-wreck of a course, hopefully I'll get out in one piece.. what I really want to do is animation for a living, Ive actually been offered a job making a music video for a single being released in Febuary.. which is kinda exciting since I've not been so public with my work before, Im really into pixel art too so hopefully what I've learnt here can go into making some sort of game, but I gotta say im much better at animating than I am at pixeling.  :-X
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Scotteh on December 18, 2006, 08:11:56 pm
Hi, i'm Scott and i'm 12 years old. I live in England(who suck at cricket !yus!) I support Chelsea F.C. and I play football alot.

I'm the sort of person who gets carried away easily :-[( see that topic I made recently) and I hate it when people insult me cuz that gets a bit annoying >:(

Thats about it :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cow on December 18, 2006, 08:16:16 pm
Quote
I hate it when people insult me cuz that gets a bit annoying  >:(
Then gtfo noob. >: (

A joke?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Scotteh on December 18, 2006, 08:17:28 pm
 :'( :'( :'( You bully  :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on December 18, 2006, 08:23:18 pm
I surely have no introduced myself.

My name is Derek.
I'm an 18 year old high school drop-out. :]
I've been pixeling for about a year now.

My nickname used to be Soulcop, then it changed to Souly, and now it's Punky.

I love penguins, and skateboarding.

Here is the most recent picture of me.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/soulcop/Braedon015.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/soulcop/Braedon006.jpg)
I no longer have my long black hair.  :(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 18, 2006, 09:05:22 pm
That... is not long hair.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on December 18, 2006, 09:43:02 pm
That was the longest I ever had Helm.
My dad was always strict about my hair growing up.

But as I got older I grew it out.
It got to about an inch past my shoulders.

May not be long to you, but it was long for me. :B
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 18, 2006, 11:53:16 pm
Relative longness and perception issues aside.

(http://www.locustleaves.com/hairs2006end.png)

This is long hair.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on December 19, 2006, 12:33:00 am
Jay-zeus Fux, man! That shit is LONG. You must be a true metal head. I can imagine you doing the finnish' head swing...seriiously though, that shit is LONG....LOONNGG...long..
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on December 19, 2006, 12:40:03 am
mine was that long in high school

yes, i miss it

yes, i was sexier than helm :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 19, 2006, 12:45:28 am
finnish what? Are you reffering to cyclical headbanging? It's not invented by the finns, or anyone in particular as far as I know.

Goat, high-school? When did you start wearing your head long, when you were 4? It took me 11 years to get this far.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akzidenz on December 19, 2006, 12:51:03 am
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7880/helmandgoatrv1.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on December 19, 2006, 12:57:12 am
finnish what? Are you reffering to cyclical headbanging? It's not invented by the finns, or anyone in particular as far as I know.

Goat, high-school? When did you start wearing your head long, when you were 4? It took me 11 years to get this far.

Twas a joke. And yes, that's exactly what I referring too. Also, I'm still sorta new to the metal scene, so I don't know every exact terminology that's used for it. All I know is that I SLIGHTLY enjoy metalcore, although most bands in it's genre become repetitive after too many listens, and enjoy death or black metal, sauntering towards the melodic side.(Not too much towards In Flames though. New stuff isn't that great to me. Nothing against them however...)...And as far as my hair is concerned, the longest it's ever been, was shoulder-length. Thats about it. However, I did feel a little bit empty inside when I cut it all off. Like Samson, my Power dwindled...

P.S. you ever consider cutting it in the near future? Or are they staying forever?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Claredeth on December 19, 2006, 12:59:32 am
Hello.
I am a spriter/pixel artist.  I am still developing, I have not done it for even a year yet and I grow much in knowlage.
My name is Nicholas named for my grandpapie's middle name.
I hope to become a official spriter, known far and wide.
A nice welcome to all!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on December 19, 2006, 12:59:58 am
it took me 3 years to get it that long from a length that terminated at my eyeballs, my hair grows fast.  except on my face, which is a bummer, because i'd totally wear mutton chops that long too :p
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 19, 2006, 01:06:10 am
You mean to tell me that you grew one meter of hair (perhaps the angle is confusing you because that's how long it is) in the matter of ~3 years? Either you're a liar, or you don't deserve the metaldom that nature has bestowed upon you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 19, 2006, 04:28:20 am
I probably want my hair a bit longer than souly/punky's but ive had short hair my whole life how exactly would you get it to grow that quick goat? is it your magical hair products??
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gunne on December 19, 2006, 08:12:48 am
haha, it took my hair a year to grow to some inches over my chin (in my neck over my shoulders), but I have curly hair when that long so I'd to cut it off :mean:

but yea since I am here, my name is Kai, 18 years old and live in the Netherlands
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on December 19, 2006, 10:19:49 am
nice hair, goatfukker! :)

Quote from: Helm
You mean to tell me that you grew one meter of hair (perhaps the angle is confusing you because that's how long it is) in the matter of ~3 years?

impossible. in 3+ years I`ve managed to grow my hair up to sixty cm only. and I was doing everything to make it grow faster.

but I tell you, nothing more practical than a baldhead.

Quote from: Helm
finnish what? Are you reffering to cyclical headbanging?

hehe, I know it under the name which we once gave it: airscrew. (at least in my language it does make sense).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rerg1 on December 19, 2006, 11:31:21 am
Helm, you remind me of the DJ for my parents anivversary.
Helm how long did it take to grow your hair?. I want it. And are those dreadlocks? :S
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on December 19, 2006, 12:39:38 pm
Hair grows approx. 2cm every month.
12 months in a year.

2 x 12 is 24cm a year.
24 x 3 = 72cm in a 3 year timespan.

I'm certainly not going to do any conversions here.
Way too tired for that. o.o;
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on December 19, 2006, 12:46:39 pm
but remember: the longer it is, the slower it grows.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on December 19, 2006, 12:53:27 pm
Ah yes, forgot about that. Dx
I know that the slowest growing hair style is dreads.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on December 19, 2006, 01:00:48 pm
Helm: probably not a meter, but it went from being pretty moppish to nearly touching my ass in that time.  I have really high metabolism, eat like a fat bastard, and in general everyone on my mother's side has really thick hair that grows in extremely fast (my grandfather wore hair about a foot shorter than yours his whole life :p)  I usually just go between getting it cut short and growing out a mop every 2 months.

Plus, and I can't confirm this since I haven't done any reading on it, but a friend of mine (whose hair also grows really, really fast, faster than mine; he goes from a shaved head to his trademark mohawk in about a month) that smoking a lot of pot (which is bad kids) contributes to hair growth, which would explain some of it in both of our cases.

Finally, two things to keep in mind.

1)  Even though my metal genes aren't physically expressed, my grunge chromosomes are raging.

2)  If I was going to lie about the growth of anything on my body, it wouldn't be my hair.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 19, 2006, 03:17:34 pm
What a wonderful thread full of information.

BTW, Goat. Grunge? Grunge <<<<<<<<<< Heavy Metal. Not 'metal'. Heavy Metal or no Metal at all.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Locrian on December 19, 2006, 07:49:10 pm
(http://www.locustleaves.com/hairs2006end.png)

Damn you.  Mine wont grow past my tits.  Though mine isnt so straight so looses some length to wavyness.

 :(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: goat on December 19, 2006, 09:06:37 pm
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Grunge <<<<<<<<<< Heavy Metal

I agree, I meant "grunge" more in terms of appearance than the musical genre.  I hate using "grunge" to describe music because it seems to be a notoriously tough genre for people to classify, and most bands that people call grunge can easily be put into another genre anyway.

My roots are in heavy metal*.  I enjoy several other types of music for different reasons, but nothing else, NOTHING, can match the feeling it gives me.  You, being metal, know of what I speak :p

*to make sure we're both on the same page here, gimme some bands you'd qualify as heavy metal :P

edit: OBLIGATORY ON-TOPICNESS: hi new people!

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 19, 2006, 09:15:41 pm
We are then, sailing in seas of agreement.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: erikl on December 20, 2006, 09:53:08 pm
Well, hello there!

My name is Fredrik and my middlename is Erik. So basicly there's were my name comes from (middlename + first letter from lastname).
I nearly forgot, I live in the north part of Sweden and I'm 15 years old and can't wait for all the money commin' at christmas! :D

piictuure of mii!:

(http://bitbucket.xieke.com/files/eliiiiiikl!.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on December 20, 2006, 11:46:19 pm
Welcome to Pixelation, Erikl. My first name is actually Erik also. :P

Some suggestions/tips for ya:
1)Don't worry about any heated debates around here
2)Have fun
3) Pixel, SLAVE, PIXEL NOWW!!!

Hope you enjoy your stay here.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Panda on December 22, 2006, 08:19:23 am

1)Don't worry about any heated debates around here

Unless you wanna lose a couple of fingers and extremities >:D


But nah, everything is cool now.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: lonlaz on December 25, 2006, 12:02:45 am
Hey, just want to introduce myself as a long-time lurker.  I've been scoping out pixelation in an almost stalker like fashion since it was over a swoo.net.  I'm one of those old guys (28) who wanted to do art back in the day, but was distracted by other things life had in store for me.

I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring, starting with my fad-av.  Sadly it took me most of the day to get this thing to look something like me.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/lonlaz/pixels/lonlazport2.png)

You all do awesome work here.  I'm esp. interested in the C64 stuff, I've been spending a bit of time digging my c64 stuff out of the closet, I may have try out a piece on that sometime.

LonLaz
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on January 01, 2007, 08:07:25 pm
..
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on January 01, 2007, 11:03:17 pm
might as well post here..names Colin..I am American :-\, and not to happy to be...anyways....I am 13...and I have been seriously pixelling for under a year...... eh should I post a picture? I think not.....anyways,  I am loving the community, and the art here is pretty insane.... so..thats it I guess :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xonic the Fox on January 04, 2007, 08:24:55 pm
Hi! I'm Xonic the Fox, and I make 8bit music, mainly for 8bit computer games or games that mimic 8bit games. Nice to meet you all!

I'm not exactly a pixel-artist but I love pixel-art.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shin on January 04, 2007, 11:49:09 pm
My name Ross-Shane Hyman... call me Ross or Shane... Ross-Shane? No just call me Shin. I'm 18 years old and highly interested in learning how to sprite. I'm already a good enough pencil artist, but pixel are is just as beautiful and inspiring. Can any one recommend any good tutorials and programs I could use to get started? I'll really appreciate it and I'll enjoy showing everyone what I'm capable of if given the oppurtuntity.

Edit: Nevermind my request for tuts and resourses. I found a topic concerning those about 3 threads down from this one. I should've browsed the forums better.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on January 05, 2007, 11:16:54 pm
I'm Jim from Holland, only a puny 15 years old.
I go to high school, and I don't do any jobs or anything, as I get enough allowence....
I've been spriting since I was 11 or something, I started creating my own sprites when I learned to use Gamemaker,
and I wanted my own original images.
I like to watch tv, play games..(WoW and Zelda Twilight Princess on the GC atm), draw a bit, pixel, work on games and some more.
I first had short hair(According to the Helm hair scale), till my shoulders. But now I look like this (Think this is considered bald on the Helm scale?):
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4777/dsc00082oa4.jpg)
Meh, I'm so sexy...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sharprm on January 06, 2007, 11:31:51 am
My name Ross-Shane Hyman... call me Ross or Shane... Ross-Shane? No just call me Shin. I'm 18 years old
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gliding on January 06, 2007, 04:29:59 pm
My name Ross-Shane Hyman... call me Ross or Shane... Ross-Shane? No just call me Shin. I'm 18 years old

XD clever!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on January 06, 2007, 06:08:25 pm
My name Ross-Shane Hyman... call me Ross or Shane... Ross-Shane? No just call me Shin. I'm 18 years old

You must have been really bored.. really really bored. Or you got some gift to see those kind of stuff, maybe you should work as some secret agent dude finding hidden messeges in texts.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 08, 2007, 01:10:28 am
I guess I should post something as well..

Here goes:  I'm 17, I'm from Ukraine (not the Ukraine, get it right or face certain doom).  I've been doing pixel art for a while, but only as a hobby, so I still have a lot to learn. I'll do my best not to act like a noob.  I just started getting serious about developing my art skills a few months ago, at the first opportunity to study art after high school.. I've been doing a lot of observational drawing (not enough though) and am trying to learn to paint.

I'm a giant nerd, and I read for fun.  I work at a thrift shop and observe creepy people all the time.  When I was 11 I did all the problems in my math book in the first two weeks of school, and for the rest of the year just copied down the assigned ones into my homework notebook.  I'm not really sure why.  My hopes and dreams include learning to the point of going insane and to become at least somewhat decent in writing in English.  I'm easily amused/impressed and have too many crushes on pixel artists I've never met irl.  A friend of mine *cough* told me I flirt too much, but don't believe that,  he's just jealous.

I think that's about all you need to know about me.

my secret weapon! =D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/leelcmw/fotku/shoe.jpg)
sorry for the suckyness, I took this with my phone under the table in some restaurant.. so it's pretty dark :p

That is all.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Indigo on January 08, 2007, 01:23:51 am
A friend of mine *cough* told me I flirt too much, but don't believe that,  he's just jealous.

*cough* tis true *cough*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 08, 2007, 01:28:51 am
true that I flirt to much, or that this "friend of mine" is jealous? :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 08, 2007, 12:04:05 pm
Oh no. More girls!


(welcome)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 08, 2007, 07:07:07 pm
Ba Hah! The He-Man women haters club is dying...Tis a glorious day, indeed

And welcome Leel, enjoyed some of your stuff from pixeljoint...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2007, 07:07:48 pm
My name Ross-Shane Hyman... call me Ross or Shane... Ross-Shane? No just call me Shin. I'm 18 years old

You must have been really bored.. really really bored. Or you got some gift to see those kind of stuff, maybe you should work as some secret agent dude finding hidden messeges in texts.
What!? No! lol. You guys give me way to much credit. That is my real name honestly; no tricks. He must be some sort of super genious to spot a code that I never even intended to make.



Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: snake on January 08, 2007, 07:50:11 pm
I'm easily amused/impressed and have too many crushes on pixel artists I've never met irl.

I never thought I'd live to see this sentence.  :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 08, 2007, 08:18:59 pm
What's so strange? Artists always have an appeal to women.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 08, 2007, 08:39:56 pm
oh yes.
=D

and.. 'women haters club'?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 08, 2007, 08:55:55 pm
You know, "The Little Rascals"...Alfalpha, Spanky..."Oootay"....You know, they formed their little boys only club, and named it the He-man, women haters cl....Never mind...ugh, just screw the humor all together...welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 08, 2007, 09:32:17 pm
I don't really hate women, I just feel a strong compulsion to murder them.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2007, 09:57:10 pm
I... I like women... a lot. :ouch: Maybe a bit too much.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: snake on January 08, 2007, 09:57:42 pm
What's so strange? Artists always have an appeal to women.

Artists, maybe. But people calling themselves 'Pixel artists'? I can hardly imagine one getting more than a dumb look if you try that at a bar. Explaining it's relation to tiny dots governed by screen resolution afterwords is probably going to ruin the mood a bit. But never mind. I guess I just never thought of it before.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on January 08, 2007, 11:07:59 pm
Artists, maybe. But people calling themselves 'Pixel artists'? I can hardly imagine one getting more than a dumb look if you try that at a bar. Explaining it's relation to tiny dots governed by screen resolution afterwords is probably going to ruin the mood a bit. But never mind. I guess I just never thought of it before.

listen to the man! I hate when that topic comes up XD
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 08, 2007, 11:27:43 pm
What's so strange? Artists always have an appeal to women.

Artists, maybe. But people calling themselves 'Pixel artists'? I can hardly imagine one getting more than a dumb look if you try that at a bar. Explaining it's relation to tiny dots governed by screen resolution afterwords is probably going to ruin the mood a bit. But never mind. I guess I just never thought of it before.

Well see, if the two of us were in a bar, you wouldn't have to explain it all ;-)

The B.O.B., sorry I missed that completely - I've never heard of "The Little Rascals".. being foreign and all.. >.>  (it's a very good excuse!)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2007, 11:39:36 pm
 :D Buckwheat and his little friend were just the cutest!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: hiro on January 09, 2007, 10:36:57 pm
Hey guys,
Started on the boards back in the days before the "Board Wars"... thought it was time to finally come  back and try to purge myself of two years of accrued bad pixel habits. It's nice to see so many familiar faces still kicking around here. So anyway... I remember the drill, less talking, more pixelling.

Peace!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 09, 2007, 10:51:27 pm
I don't know if i've ever properly introduced myself. I don't remember if i did or not. Don't really care.

I'm Josh, I'm 18, and I live in the great state of Illinois.

(http://a621.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_41a79251f68d1cea0fc51407554e127c.jpg)

I've been pixeling since the days of the pixelation. Some six or seven years now. And i'm still not that great.

I'm a metal head, like Helm, but i'm sure he'd disagree. I am one of the vocalists in the band Mars Needs Cheerleaders. We play a mixture of metal and hardcore.

I also design shirts for bands. K.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 10, 2007, 12:45:15 am
Quote
I'm a metal head

Quote
We play a mixture of metal and hardcore

does not compute

so yes,

Quote
but i'm sure he'd disagree

quite.

Let your hair grow long and listen to Manilla Road and then call yourself a metalhead! No more hipsters!

Also, one of the vocalists? Don't tell me you do good cop bad cop vocals. Are you the bad cop? Gosh, if the band does good, you're so out of there by the second album.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 10, 2007, 01:13:13 am
Why do you need long hair to be a metal head? I'm sure you could be just as much a metal head with no hair.

Just because i'm in a metalcore band it doesn't mean i don't listen to all types of metal. I listen to anything from DIO to Seven Angels Seven Plagues.

In MNC, we have two vocalists me and a chick. We both scream.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 10, 2007, 01:34:02 am
GOODNIGHTdestroyer, Deadrez...what ev. What ARE your fav' metal bands, and what bands do YOU personally think ring TRUE metal. Would be interesting just to know your opinion.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 10, 2007, 01:45:06 am
I don't know what my favorite metal bands are. And i don't know what to consider pure metal. Old bands that used to be considered heavy metal are now considered hard rock. And there are so many genres and subgenres nowadays that it's really hard to tell.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 10, 2007, 02:24:35 am
I'm just being a bit silly, don't worry.

There's a lot of improbable metalheads, sure. But the metalcore hipster styled hair look really has outstayed its welcome in my opinion. Heavy Metal people shouldn't be trying to look beautiful for a photoshoot.

'Old' Heavy Metal is not now Hard Rock in anyone's book if they know what they're talking about. But that's a bit of a boring discussion.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 10, 2007, 02:32:17 am
Well i never called myself the authority on metal. We all can't be as knowledgeable as the great helm.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on January 10, 2007, 02:53:33 am
Mars Needs Cheerleaders
That sounds...soo familiar...

Oh, and why can't people just like all kinds of muzak? I'm sure if everyone dug deep enough they'd find something likeable in every genre.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 10, 2007, 02:55:48 am
Well i never called myself the authority on metal. We all can't be as knowledgeable as the great helm.

That is true! Helm! Authority on all metaaal! Anyone using the word metal not in conjecture to the actual physical thing needs to report to me ASAP!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on January 10, 2007, 03:00:53 am
Oh, and why can't people just like all kinds of muzak? I'm sure if everyone dug deep enough they'd find something likeable in every genre.

Sorry, but no. I could not like Gabber and "untz-untz" techno even if I liked, just to name those two genres. There is more.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 10, 2007, 03:12:43 am
That is true! Helm! Authority on all metaaal! Anyone using the word metal not in conjecture to the actual physical thing needs to report to me ASAP!

Metal...bring it on, you Greek hussie...

Oh, and why can't people just like all kinds of muzak? I'm sure if everyone dug deep enough they'd find something likeable in every genre.

   I understand where you're coming from with this Xion. I also think all types of music should be embraced. However, somewhere in my hypocritical mind, I need some sort of organization. And through organization, I find it easier to find certain bands that I listen to with similiar sounds. After all, different cultures exhibit different tastes. That doesn't exactly mean that you are confined to one genre of music,(however me being mexican, it IS EXPECTED OF ME to enjoy Mariachi, but I can't f***ing stand it...and they don't exactly think too kindly of death metal neither. A fair trade, I presume...) however it is expected that you listen to what the majority listens to, as sad as that sounds. Humans are clan-ish by nature, so most find it hard to live alone. The solitary life is meant for few, not all...I'm making zero sense right now....
   Any who, I try not to knock on what other people like. I just know what I enjoy, and knowing which genres they are in, helps me classify them, and also provides a small(if not tiny) historical stint of where they gained their influence from.

I'm done...

B.O.B. out...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 10, 2007, 03:15:18 am
RAR RAR I HEARD METAL ARE YOU METAL ENOUGH TO USE THE WORD METAL STATE YOUR METAL CREDENTIALS
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on January 10, 2007, 03:18:56 am
mars needs cheerleaders is from ZAMN
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 10, 2007, 03:30:52 am
I don't know if i've ever properly introduced myself. I don't remember if i did or not. Don't really care.

I'm Josh, I'm 18, and I live in the great state of Illinois.

(http://a621.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_41a79251f68d1cea0fc51407554e127c.jpg)

wow you remind me so much of someone from my school, it's a little scary ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 10, 2007, 04:25:56 am
Sorry, but no. I could not like Gabber and "untz-untz" techno even if I liked, just to name those two genres. There is more.

@Ptoing: What exactly is "Gabber"?

Oh, and Helm: Iron Maiden, At the Gates, Kreator, Kataklysm, Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy Callenish Circle, Kalmah, Bolt Thrower, DISMEMBER(fav' metal band, don't care what you say), Dragonforce (a bit light, but the amazing guitarwork and keyboards make them fun for me), Amon Amarth, Devil Driver etc...many others I'm leaving out, but those are a few. I still consider myself new to the scene, but I basically lean towards melodic death. However, other genres are pretty fun to dive into when I bore of those previously mentioned...

Are there any bands that the mighty Helm imposes upon me?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on January 10, 2007, 04:43:50 am
Gabber is about the worst kind of "musik" ever imo. I can not imagine that anyone can enjoy it without being full with drugs to the level of virtual brainmalfunction. Some people also call it Hardcore.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jpvykBHClc4&mode=related&search=
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on January 10, 2007, 05:19:54 am
I'm not big on formalities, but whatever. My name's Stephen, I hail from the east coast of the United States. I spend most of my time couped up in my room fiddling away with various projects which will most likely never see the light of day. Instead of pixeling my own works I spend most of my time here editing other's work or just critiquing. I'm a cynic and a bastard (when not online, mostly) and am especially bitter towards my peers. Whatever you see on here is my 'good side.' I'm most sane when in front of a computer monitor.  I won't get into my musical preference because I have nothing to prove and I don't care how much more elite you are than me.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on January 10, 2007, 12:48:10 pm
Oh, and Helm: Iron Maiden, At the Gates, Kreator, Kataklysm, Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy Callenish Circle, Kalmah, Bolt Thrower, DISMEMBER

That's a good mix of the old and the new, all metal too. What about Dismember? Like an Ever-flowing Stream is one of the best swedish death metal albums of all time. SKIN HER FUCKIN' ALIVE and all. I personally find Kataklysm waaay too clicky for my tastes and I stopped listening to Dark Tranquility by Enter Suicidal Angels or aboutso, dunno how ridiculous they might have become today.

Be careful with too much of the burly death metal, it's pretty monochromatic really. For Heavy Metal to give you all it can you need juxtaposition from the harsh to the weird, and from the weird to the soothing (yes, such Heavy Metal exists) so on. Don't become a blastbeat fiend.

Quote
Dragonforce

Bubblegum bullshit. They look like a metal band. They play like a metal band. But they're soulless. Sadly such is the path of almost all latter-period power metal. The old stuff deserves your attention, though. More below.

Quote
Are there any bands that the mighty Helm imposes upon me?

Let's see.

Fates Warning, Heir Apparent, Diamond Head, Omen, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Sanctuary, Slauter Xstroyes, Brocas Helm, early Angra, Lord Weird Slough Feg, Savage Grace, Heathen, Attacker, The Hammers of Misfortune, Andramelch (ITA, NOT the death metal Adramelech), Liege Lord, Crimson Glory, Savatage, early Nevermore (up to Politics of Ecstasy), Lordian Guard, Maudlin of the Well,  Warlord, Cloven Hoof, Virgin Steele, The Vision Bleak, Helloween, Syris, Vicious Rumours, Agent Steel, Judas Priest (up to Painkiller of course), Jag Panzer, Queensryche, Symphony X, Rainbow and of course, the Black Sabbath.

All this has a soul, no monkeys aping the form or anything of the type. These are HEAVY METAL. Now, moving on:

Doom Metal (including doomdeath):

Candlemass, Memory Garden, Trouble, Pentagram,  St. Vitus, Thergothon, Esoteric, dISEMBOWELMENT, Shape of Despair, early My Dying Bride, Unholy, Forsaken, The 3rd and the Mortal, While Heaven Wept, Abstract Algebra, early Anathema, early Paradise Lost, Orphaned Land, Asunder, The Gault, Morgion, early Cathedral (up to and including Forest of Equillibrium), Doomsword, Evoken, Skepticism, Veni Domine, Dusk, Krux, Saturnus, Winter, Worship

Thrash and technothrash:

Dark Angel, Sieges Even, Sepultura, Anthrax, Destruction, Watchtower, Exodus,  Deathrow, Megace, Forbidden, Depressive Age, Flaming Anger, Calhoun Conquer, Mekong Delta, Thought Industry, Cyclone Temple, Annihilator, Believer, Artillery, Forced Entry, The Haunted (first album), Civil Defiance, Aftermath, Coroner, Assorted Heap, Invocator, Kinetic Dissent, Municipal Waste, Paradox, Sacred Reich, Sore Plexus, Stone, Testament, Windham Hell

Progressive Metal:

Psychotic Waltz, Fates Warning (later), Aghora, Sieges Even (later), Watchtower (later), Coroner (later),  Atrox, Behold... The Arctopus, Blind Idiot God, Conception, Frantic Bleep, Garden Wall, Gordian Knot, Cynic (later), Kayo Dot, Confessor, Loincloth, OSI, Saviour Machine, Shadow Gallery, Spastic Ink, Spiral Architect, Thought Industry (later), Verse and Radiation, Voivod

Death Metal:

Death, Autopsy, Demilich, Demigod, Torchure, Suffocation, Gorguts, Atrocity (early, for heaven's sake!) Asphyx, Kaamos, Grave, Dismember, Ripping Corpse, Dim Mak, Cynic, Atheist, Monstrosity, Incantation, Immolation, Malevolent Creation, The Chasm, Acid Bath, Human Remains, Crimson Massacre, Crypt of Kerberos, Disharmonic Orchestra, Edge of Sanity, Godflesh, Macabre, Martyr, Negativa, Mithras, Morgoth, Necrophagist, Nocturnus, Obituary, SUP, Tiamat

Black Metal:

Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Bathory, Arcturus, Immortal, Averse Sefira, Blut Aus Nord, Taake, In the Woods..., Ulver, Weakling, Burzum (handle with care), Absu, Elend, Empyrium, Enslaved, Fleurety, Gehenna, Keep of Kalessin, Melechesh, Negative Plane, Rotting Christ (very early, demos and up to first album, PERHAPS), Dissection, Sacramentum, Samael, Sigh, Solefald, Ved Buens Ende

That's enough to keep you occupied to track down for a while. one band per genre is in bold. Start there. Even if that's all you check out from my list, you'll become a better person for it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryona on January 10, 2007, 01:15:53 pm
Hello. My name is Frank Davies, and I range from the deepest reaches of England. I write, and pixel, and draw manga. I now worship Ryona's 1337 manga skillz.

I just caught this. You worship my manga skills? Why, thank you. But what the hell is 1337? It's that weird nerd language, right? What does my art have to do with that?  :huh:


I don't really hate women, I just feel a strong compulsion to murder them.

Wow. My mouth pretty much dropped open. lol


Anyway, I guess since I now posted in this thread, I have to introduce myself. Even though I don't think there's any point now since I've been here for a while now.
But ehh, here goes...

*raises from her chair*

Hello. My name is Ryona and I'm a pixelholic.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Evil-Ville on January 10, 2007, 01:16:54 pm
1337 is a stupid abomination of the word elite.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryona on January 10, 2007, 01:22:34 pm
I never liked it myself either. It annoys me when people use it because I don't understand it. And they think they're so funny and clever, but that just further annoys me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on January 10, 2007, 01:59:45 pm
I now worship Ryona's 1337 manga skillz.

I just caught this. You worship my manga skills? Why, thank you. But what the hell is 1337? It's that weird nerd language, right? What does my art have to do with that?  :huh:

Anyway, I guess since I now posted in this thread, I have to introduce myself. Even though I don't think there's any point now since I've been here for a while now.
But ehh, here goes...

*raises from her chair*

Hello. My name is Ryona and I'm a pixelholic.

Greets in unison: Hello Ryona. We're here to help you.

By the way, I also hate Internet slang. I don't get the meaning of "1337", and I think "pwned" or any or version of it is the dumbest thing I've heard, yet. I guess I'm just not hip with the youngsters or something(even though I'm only 20...).

@Helm: Wow. Looks like I got some studying to do. Thanks for extra input, and time, I'll be sure to check some of these folks out.

@Ptoing:....what...the...hell...was that noise? It's official, I hate Gabber also.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gunne on January 10, 2007, 04:01:20 pm
O my :'( I grew up with Hardcore (heh, guess that's what you get when raised in Holland :-\) so I am used to the "noise", yes it's absolutely awful :(. But other than that I've no problem with it  :P

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on January 11, 2007, 02:10:57 am
+h3r3s n0th!n6 w20n6 w!+h 3e!n6 1337.
! 4/\/\ ub3|2-1337, p|-|34|2 /\/\3

Haha, anyway, I don't think anyone speaks leet seriously anymore, so I don't have a problem with it.
It's sort of like typing incorrectly on purpose, or with a dialect, as a break from the norm, for sarcasm, or just for fun.
Like ending -ing words with -in'. Or saying "ne'er."

I used to say "woot woot!" whenever something cool happened

...Gah, I feel so lame.

Uh, pwnd is a variation of owned, which probably came from people typing too fast.


Metal is cool and all, but I can't take too much straight metal for long. It gets buggy after about 10 minutes. (aka, 1 track)
I used to hate rap, but then I realized that it wasn't all that mainstream, overtelevised, stereotyipicality crap and started listening to Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Immortal Technique, and Saul Williams.
Sometimes, but rarely, I feel in the mood for some punk.
Ska is terrible.
I don't understand why they call alternative alternative. What is it an alternative to? What does it alternate between?
Orchestral is cool for studying.
I like most all techno. D&B, Happy Hardcore, Trance, whatever.
Blues and jazz are cool if they're done right.
So is industrial.
Wierd Al roxxorz.
So do TMBGiants.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conexion on January 11, 2007, 07:32:40 am
Hey there everyone. Alright, so I've been browsing this forum for awhile, but I've decided it is about time to make a first post.

My username is Conexion but usernames feel impersonal so just call me David. I started digital art as a little hobby somewhere around 5th grade; trying to imitate my favorite SNES games (then favorite N64 games soon after). Eventually it turned into something that took quite a bit of my time... well, that and music. After graduation I left art for a long while and was busy with life, work, etc... but recently have been trying to get back into it as I pursue a Business and Music major while at college. It doesn't leave a lot of time for long projects, but I try to make time for what I can.

As far as pixel work goes, I don't have a lot on the Internet, but I do have a deviantART account with plenty of work (including some pixel work) on it. You can visit that - If you are interested - at http://conexion.deviantart.com

Anyways, that's that. If there is anything I should know, just fill me in. Thanks! :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on January 12, 2007, 10:09:17 am
Whoops! I’m following the forums for about a year and I’ve forgotten about an introduction! Funny.

I don’t think that anyone will find it interesting to read, so I’m putting it short. ;)

Howdy! I’m Johnny, a 19. level human male. I started my very existence in MCMLXXXVII, that is, 7004 and a half days ago. I live and prosper in LBN, Poland, Middle Europe, EU, Earth, the Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, the Universe.

I feel there’s no need to put all the things I’m interested in down here. I like watching and creating computer graphics, as well as the arts in overall. I’m here to improve my pixel-pushing skills, as you can guess easily. PIXELATION is considered one of those places where you can pick up pretty much everything, so my choice was rather obvious.

I hope we’ll have a good chinwag about this and that down the road.

Cheers,
s k u r 3 y !

Oh, and I took up the English studies at an university this year - grammar nazis, you’re welcome! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rerg1 on January 12, 2007, 12:22:56 pm
I think I'll get flamed but here it goes.

System of a Down for the win.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ragnarok on January 12, 2007, 04:22:17 pm
No. Kaiser Chiefs.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: TehSilentOne on January 12, 2007, 04:38:06 pm
Kaiser Cheifs are good.. Assemblage 23 ftw, tho.   :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on January 12, 2007, 04:51:54 pm
O my :'( I grew up with Hardcore (heh, guess that's what you get when raised in Holland :-\) so I am used to the "noise", yes it's absolutely awful :(. But other than that I've no problem with it  :P


Not really, I'm from Holland and I absolutly hate any sort of hardcore or any music in that fasion.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on January 14, 2007, 09:16:07 pm
why has no one mentioned KoRn?

or sabaton?

or ateyu?

or aramazd?

avenged sevenfold?
flyleaf?
iron maden?
slipknot?
windham hell
dismebowelment
candlemass
Fates Warning
oemn
the vision bleak
anthrax
savage grace
hammers of misgortune
asphyx
black sabbath
doomsword
dark angel
forbiden
demilich
tiamat
kaamos
tiamat

all i can think of off the top of my head.

*am i as specal as helm yet??*

 :lol: :P :P



Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: crab2selout.png on January 14, 2007, 10:06:25 pm
I like nodding my heading in a gentle, rocking motion while I listen to the soothing sounds of Celine Dion. I dislike fast rocking because it messes up the single follice placement of my hair. My hair is beautifully permed; my favourite hobby is patting it next to a mirror so that I can observe its springiness. Also, Michael Bolton.







....Metal?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on January 14, 2007, 10:18:58 pm
Dethklok.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryan Cordel on January 14, 2007, 11:19:36 pm
Just joined, and I guess I could introduce myself.

Real name is Daniel Lazar, I'm a 14 year old boy who's currently practicing the art of spriting/pixeling, practicing for over 6 years, starting slow and slowly making my way up. Ofcourse, if you can guess by the name, I'm not an American, I come from Europe, am a Slovenian but I'm not exactly proud of it, and came onto this forum to get some advice, help, maybe learn too, and pretty much watch how you guys kick ass at making pixel works, hopefully try and criticise myself some pics too.

My interests ofcourse lie in trying to be a good pixel artist and being atleast a decent computer technitian, listen to music and hopefully will try and put more effort into art, taking more things into account. (Should listen more to that class in school. . .)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 14, 2007, 11:32:38 pm
Why aren't you proud of being Slovenian?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Willows on January 15, 2007, 01:10:58 am
I like nodding my heading in a gentle, rocking motion while I listen to the soothing sounds of Celine Dion. I dislike fast rocking because it messes up the single follice placement of my hair. My hair is beautifully permed; my favourite hobby is patting it next to a mirror so that I can observe its springiness. Also, Michael Bolton.







....Metal?

Bahahahahahahahaha! That's all too awesome.

Avenged Sevenfold sucks, in my oh-so-humble opinion, though Flyleaf is wicked.

M'name's James, I'm Canadian, I tend to like music. I've always wanted to make an animation based on "The Wizard" by Black Sabbath, but I've never had the stamina.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryan Cordel on January 15, 2007, 02:31:36 pm
Why aren't you proud of being Slovenian?

The music sucks, imo. =D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ben2theEdge on January 17, 2007, 07:52:27 pm
My names Ben, I just started posting here like a week ago. I'm 22 and finishing up my bachelor's in graphic design at a state university here in Connecticut USA. I've been pixeling since my mom bought a C64 back when C64s were the hot new thing. I have sucked at pixeling for about as long. I try to make games, too, but I haven't accomplished anything noteworth there... yet...

When I get sick of drawing and pixelling I play guitar. And I listen to indie rock and lots of bands with effeminate high-pitched singers. Sufjan Stevens owns you all. Eat me alive, metalheads. :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on January 17, 2007, 08:28:55 pm
kai.  *chomp*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 17, 2007, 10:26:14 pm
finishing up my bachelor's in graphic design at a state university here in Connecticut USA.
uconn?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ben2theEdge on January 17, 2007, 10:37:55 pm
finishing up my bachelor's in graphic design at a state university here in Connecticut USA.
uconn?

Nope... I'm actually at ECSU which is one town over from Uconn.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 18, 2007, 01:04:38 am
ah.  I have a few friends there too ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ben2theEdge on January 18, 2007, 08:46:50 pm
ah.  I have a few friends there too ^__^

No kidding... I think most people haven't even heard of Connecticut  :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 18, 2007, 11:17:08 pm
I haven't heard of it before I moved there... or erm here
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: huZba on January 20, 2007, 06:15:14 pm
Yay, introduction time. Name's huZba, duh, and I'm a game-graphics artist. I like uhh... turtles and transformers. I don't have very specific music taste, but the most recent album I've been listening is "Machinae Supremacy: Redeemer"

Located in Finland and I'm 23.

The main reason I'm here is the hot wome... i mean uhh.. actually I'm kind of looking for some good experience points to boost up pixelart skill-stats.
I've never really studied any pixelart related rules or tutorials, i just draw stuff based on what I've learned from other mediums.

From lurking around a while, i gathered that there's a lot of very skilled people here, so I'm looking forward to learning lots of new things.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on January 21, 2007, 11:36:25 pm
The main reason I'm here is the hot wome...

oohh hoho... where's the up-and-down-eyebrows emoticon when you need it, eh?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 22, 2007, 01:25:05 am
y hello thar (http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/winking/winking0075.gif)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on January 22, 2007, 01:52:30 am
 :o :o :o

....
 :-*

...

oh wait, you wanted women...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryona on January 22, 2007, 01:57:31 am
Now isn't that interesting?...




Welcome aboard, new humanoids.




y hello thar (http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/winking/winking0075.gif)

And Helm calls me a flirt. lol
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on January 22, 2007, 03:43:49 am
what no... >.>

I was presenting the SMILEY

yes.

That's exactly what I was doing.  That's what Stwelin asked for.  Obviously.

<.<
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: JJ Naas on January 23, 2007, 10:25:16 am
Hi! I'm new here and I've been fooling around with pixels since I had a DP2 on Amiga 500. Location: Helsinki, Finland.

I work in a mobile game company, occasionally working as a freelance illustrator/consept designer/storyboard artist for movies and TV commercials.

If I accidentally happen to have some free time, I spend that by drawing web comics: The Broken Mirror (http://www.the-broken-mirror.net/), Between two Worlds (http://between-two-worlds.net/), Desert Rocks (http://www.dr.ungroup.net), or doodle and post stuff on my Da page (http://jjnaas.deviantart.com/).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on January 23, 2007, 11:11:51 am
Hi! I'm new here and I've been fooling around with pixels since I had a DP2 on Amiga 500. Location: Helsinki, Finland.

I work in a mobile game company, occasionally working as a freelance illustrator/consept designer/storyboard artist for moves and TV commercial.

If I accidentally happen to have some free time, I spend that by drawing web comics: The Broken Mirror (http://www.the-broken-mirror.net/), Between two Worlds (http://between-two-worlds.net/), Desert Rocks (http://www.dr.ungroup.net), or doodle and post stuff on my Da page (http://jjnaas.deviantart.com/).

Welcome to the board, some really nice art you got there bud.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: crab2selout.png on January 26, 2007, 02:48:17 am
I like the style of your squirrel mockup. Looking forward to seeing you post some art.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sever on January 28, 2007, 11:57:37 pm
Hey everyone.
My names Alex, im an 18 year old russian from new york. Ive been playing around with pixel art for quite a while now, and im pretty well known in the microhero circles, but thats pretty amateur compared to the stuff here.
a few questions-
do we make a new thread for every piece we do, or make a gallery thread were we post all our work?
also, ive been using paint to draw micros, and photoshop and inageready to animate or add effects once in a while, but ive noticed people here dont use photoshop. what programs do you guys use, and what benefits do they have over photoshop?

Thanks
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on January 29, 2007, 01:37:34 am
Hello, Sever.
Generally, most pictures get their own thread, but a lot of us have 'dumps' where we just dump everything that we don't think is worthy of it's own thread.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sever on January 29, 2007, 01:43:54 am
ah i see...
thanks
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on January 29, 2007, 09:16:56 pm
ah.  I have a few friends there too ^__^

No kidding... I think most people haven't even heard of Connecticut  :P

=O

i live there too

 :-[
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on January 31, 2007, 02:37:21 pm
Hello!

The name is Cori and I'm quite new (as in just tutorialing in almost a month) to pixel art. I'm currently working on one piece to be critiqued but I'm going very slow at the moment.  :-[

I'm no onna bugeisha but...

That silly picture was taken for threadless.com after I had bought an awesome shirt from them.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ensellitis on January 31, 2007, 03:26:03 pm
i guess i should post here too  :hehe:

i am ensellitis, i am 23, i live in KC, MO, USA

um...  admin at pj...  well known @sshole/jerk...

er...  i guess that is it, im a nobody really...  i lurk here more often then not, i am not nearly up to par at pixeling than a majority here, so i just learn from others stuff being crited
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: That One Guy on February 01, 2007, 08:35:00 pm
Hiiii~ I'm That One Guy, and I'm one of those "Look before you join" kinda guys, I've been looking around here for quite a while, just waiting until I had gotten better at pixelling before joining.

Anyway,
Age : 14.
From : The US of A~
Grade : 9th (Freshman)
Fun fact about me:
I was homeschooled un until the fifth grade, and I'm already studying law to become a lawyer at a young age.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: madartiststan on February 01, 2007, 11:23:49 pm
Um, hello there. My name is Stan and I will have been pixeling for almost a year now (in April). I am in the 9th grade. 14 Years old and doing my best to become a Lawyer in the end. Not quite sure of the choice between business lawyer and criminal as I haven't decided the ups and downs of each. But what I really want to do is become some sort of videogame designer. Hey!  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on February 02, 2007, 05:16:24 am
Hi, stan. I read yor post way too fast. I thought it said "my name is Satan."
...
Well, yeah, welcome. You too, TOG. (I like your name)
You too, Ens. (are you a disease?)
You too, Khorin. (you're purty :hehe:)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ensellitis on February 02, 2007, 01:35:12 pm
You too, Ens. (are you a disease?)

yes  :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Froli on February 03, 2007, 03:40:58 am
Hello, I'm Jhun  from Philippines. Been pixeling on and off and was a lurker from the old pixelation.. but lately, I have been active and restarted learning back to basic. I consider this board as my home turf and I appreciate all the stuff that I've learned here so far.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on February 04, 2007, 01:21:32 am
You too, Khorin. (you're purty :hehe:)
Why thank you!  :-[ ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Def Sprite on February 04, 2007, 06:35:13 pm
Hello I'm Def Sprite

I joined pixelation after seeing the great pixelart here.
I'm not new to art since I'm an artist myself, I like drawing, and pixelating.
I came here to gain some more exp. on spriting techniques that I'm not completely mastered on yet.
I'll be glad to show you guys my works. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on February 04, 2007, 08:18:34 pm
Hello. My name is Frank Davies, and I range from the deepest reaches of England. I write, and pixel, and draw manga. I now worship Ryona's 1337 manga skillz.

I just caught this. You worship my manga skills? Why, thank you. But what the hell is 1337? It's that weird nerd language, right? What does my art have to do with that?  :huh:



y@ 1337z0r 1s t3h 0wnz0r k@y, 0n1y t3h 13373s7 p30p13 us3 17 k@y? yeah..."1337" is a pretty nerdy IM language thing.. It doesn't even qualify as english....I have no idea why people use it except in a mocking form, as I do at times. 1337 is the "13376" form of the abreiviation "leet" or "elite" which, in the deepest realms of the nerd occult mean good, or amazing. And I too worship your skills :-[
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 04, 2007, 08:50:37 pm
You forgot to add, 1337 is very annoying and nearly only used by noobs.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: TeenIce on February 05, 2007, 01:39:32 pm
If you're one of 'elite' you dont need to say your 'elite'. Everyone know you're 'elite'. :D

My name is Timothy (also know as Tymon or TeenIce..). I'm 17. And I'm searching for friends in the internet! :crazy:

... or just hi! :3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on February 06, 2007, 12:58:45 am
You forgot to add, 1337 is very annoying and nearly only used by noobs.


ah. Sorry, forgot that tid bit.


J00 @r3 t3h n33bz0r K@y? 1337 1s t3h 13373st 3v3r k@y? :-[
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on February 06, 2007, 03:12:31 am
'/¤|_| |-|4\/£ 7¤ 7|²'/ |-|4|²|)£|² 7¤ |3£ 7|²|_|£ |_££7!!11(one)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on February 06, 2007, 03:18:02 am
Guys, you have to try harder to be true leet, a bit like Ptoing thar.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on February 06, 2007, 03:37:00 am
WTF? That's the maddest 1337 I've ever seen. Is that a square? a Euro? And I don't even need to know what the little circle with four spikes is.
\/\/7|=??//?/? | (4|\|7 3\/3|\| 23@|) 7|-|47 5|-|!7!!!!111
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 06, 2007, 06:55:47 am
'/¤|_| |-|4\/£ 7¤ 7|²'/ |-|4|²|)£|² 7¤ |3£ 7|²|_|£ |_££7!!11(one)
:huh:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: TeenIce on February 06, 2007, 07:17:14 am
\x4c \x6f \x6c \x2c \x20 \x74 \x72 \x79 \x20 \x74 \x6f \x20 \x75 \x6e \x64 \x65 \x72 \x73 \x74 \x61 \x6e \x64 \x20 \x74 \x68 \x69 \x73 \x20 \x6f \x6e \x65 \x2e

Its not funny. :durr: Its introductions topic or not? xD
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on February 06, 2007, 01:38:29 pm
\/\/7|=??//?/? | (4|\|7 3\/3|\| 23@|) 7|-|47 5|-|!7!!!!111

Wtf Xion, i can't even read that s**t!
Man, you guys are bad at reading l33t.  :hehe:
TeenIce, i'm not even gunna try that, i'm guessing it's just random?

OH yeah, and i can't remember whether i've introduced myself yet or not.

I'm Larwick, i'm 16 and i live in England. I've been pixelling for just over a year. I'm a mod over at PJ. Um... I enjoy watching Anime and reading Manga, I like bands such as Tool, Incubus, Prize Fighter Inferno, Rise Against blah etc.. Also i'm diabetic and half Malaysian. Bzzt.  :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: TeenIce on February 06, 2007, 01:43:23 pm
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TeenIce, I'm not even gunna try that, i'm guessing it's just random?
No, it isn't! :P

BTW. http://www.dolcevie.com/js/converter.html or http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/ - sometimes its usefull :)

Did I mention I'm computer programmer? Ya know - C++, PHP, HTML and other stuff.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on February 06, 2007, 07:15:53 pm
\x49 \x20 \x75 \x6e \x64 \x65\x72 \x73 \x74 \x6f \x6f \x64 \x20 \x74 \x68 \x61 \x74 \x3b \x20 \x68 \x65 \x78 \x20 \x69 \x73 \x20 \x63 \x6f \x6f \x6c \x21
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: leel on February 06, 2007, 07:40:21 pm
OH yeah, and i can't remember whether i've introduced myself yet or not.

I'm Larwick, i'm 16 and i live in England. I've been pixelling for just over a year. I'm a mod over at PJ. Um... I enjoy watching Anime and reading Manga, I like bands such as Tool, Incubus, Prize Fighter Inferno, Rise Against blah etc.. Also i'm diabetic and half Malaysian. Bzzt.  :y:

Larrick!
I drew you yesterday when I was messing around with my tablet.  It's not really you, but they guy from my school who looks like you, if you wanna get technical..  but yeah, I'm glad you're back!  We missed you at pj <3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shoba on February 07, 2007, 02:38:12 pm
Well... Hi, I'm Shoba.

I like cats, big swords, anime, mangas and power metal, which tells pretty much everything about my personality.

Since I'm already 26, and I have to earn for my living, I only pixel, draw or Code interesting Games (since I work in a Company which create Digital Gambling Games, technically speaking, I do create Games during my job ... they are simply NOT interesting) in my Free time... which might be the major reason why I didn't get any better in the last years...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on February 07, 2007, 03:33:39 pm
That is the scariest avatar I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on February 09, 2007, 02:15:24 am
i cant see it :'( :'(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: spunos on February 09, 2007, 09:17:13 am
Hi! My name is Sonja, I'm 23 and I hail from Europe's flatlands (aka Holland). I've been trying my hand at pixel art for a while, so I decided, after a lot lurking, to finally join this forum in the hopes of becoming better.

Let's see, what else... I like videogames, books, arthouse movies, designer toys, experimental muffins, and this smiley --> :B

And I think I just saw Bruce Lee wink at me. Heh, I love this place already.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on February 09, 2007, 09:30:38 am
The Bruce protects this board and its users from all harm. Do not fear the Bruce.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Grindie on February 09, 2007, 01:21:38 pm
Hey, I'm new.

I started pixelling around 6 years ago when I discovered RPG Maker (every game made with it now makes me sick). Although, I take huge breaks every few months, so I haven't really advanced my skills as much as I would have liked. I'm colourblind too, which is an utter bitch when it comes to selecting palettes!

Anyway, I'm a total video game nerd and I'm in a indie games team called Perfect Run. And yes, we have actually completed and released games!

If you want, you can check out our games here: http://perfectrun.net/
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AwesomePossum on February 19, 2007, 03:02:27 am
Hello All, Im new to pixeling at started about 3 months ago. Im 16 and going to school in BC Canada. Im #7 on my Varsity XC team and, ya.


(http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/9106/apicturezn6.jpg)

^^Thats me on our right^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Squirrelborg on February 25, 2007, 12:56:33 am
Well, I suppose I'd better post here.

You can call me squirrel. I've only been pixeling for about two weeks, but I've been doing more traditional art since I was 17 (over half a decade... I feel old.).


But anyways, here's me (well, as close as I can get so far):
(http://kellybrake.com/images/portraitthingy.gif)


Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Decadent_Sympozium on February 25, 2007, 06:01:26 pm
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Fates Warning, Heir Apparent, Diamond Head, Omen, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Sanctuary, Slauter Xstroyes, Brocas Helm, early Angra, Lord Weird Slough Feg, Savage Grace, Heathen, Attacker, The Hammers of Misfortune, Andramelch (ITA, NOT the death metal Adramelech), Liege Lord, Crimson Glory, Savatage, early Nevermore (up to Politics of Ecstasy), Lordian Guard, Maudlin of the Well,  Warlord, Cloven Hoof, Virgin Steele, The Vision Bleak, Helloween, Syris, Vicious Rumours, Agent Steel, Judas Priest (up to Painkiller of course), Jag Panzer, Queensryche, Symphony X, Rainbow and of course, the Black Sabbath.

All this has a soul, no monkeys aping the form or anything of the type. These are HEAVY METAL. Now, moving on:

Doom Metal (including doomdeath):

Candlemass, Memory Garden, Trouble, Pentagram,  St. Vitus, Thergothon, Esoteric, dISEMBOWELMENT, Shape of Despair, early My Dying Bride, Unholy, Forsaken, The 3rd and the Mortal, While Heaven Wept, Abstract Algebra, early Anathema, early Paradise Lost, Orphaned Land, Asunder, The Gault, Morgion, early Cathedral (up to and including Forest of Equillibrium), Doomsword, Evoken, Skepticism, Veni Domine, Dusk, Krux, Saturnus, Winter, Worship

Thrash and technothrash:

Dark Angel, Sieges Even, Sepultura, Anthrax, Destruction, Watchtower, Exodus,  Deathrow, Megace, Forbidden, Depressive Age, Flaming Anger, Calhoun Conquer, Mekong Delta, Thought Industry, Cyclone Temple, Annihilator, Believer, Artillery, Forced Entry, The Haunted (first album), Civil Defiance, Aftermath, Coroner, Assorted Heap, Invocator, Kinetic Dissent, Municipal Waste, Paradox, Sacred Reich, Sore Plexus, Stone, Testament, Windham Hell

Progressive Metal:

Psychotic Waltz, Fates Warning (later), Aghora, Sieges Even (later), Watchtower (later), Coroner (later),  Atrox, Behold... The Arctopus, Blind Idiot God, Conception, Frantic Bleep, Garden Wall, Gordian Knot, Cynic (later), Kayo Dot, Confessor, Loincloth, OSI, Saviour Machine, Shadow Gallery, Spastic Ink, Spiral Architect, Thought Industry (later), Verse and Radiation, Voivod

Death Metal:

Death, Autopsy, Demilich, Demigod, Torchure, Suffocation, Gorguts, Atrocity (early, for heaven's sake!) Asphyx, Kaamos, Grave, Dismember, Ripping Corpse, Dim Mak, Cynic, Atheist, Monstrosity, Incantation, Immolation, Malevolent Creation, The Chasm, Acid Bath, Human Remains, Crimson Massacre, Crypt of Kerberos, Disharmonic Orchestra, Edge of Sanity, Godflesh, Macabre, Martyr, Negativa, Mithras, Morgoth, Necrophagist, Nocturnus, Obituary, SUP, Tiamat

Black Metal:

Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Bathory, Arcturus, Immortal, Averse Sefira, Blut Aus Nord, Taake, In the Woods..., Ulver, Weakling, Burzum (handle with care), Absu, Elend, Empyrium, Enslaved, Fleurety, Gehenna, Keep of Kalessin, Melechesh, Negative Plane, Rotting Christ (very early, demos and up to first album, PERHAPS), Dissection, Sacramentum, Samael, Sigh, Solefald, Ved Buens Ende

That's enough to keep you occupied to track down for a while. one band per genre is in bold. Start there. Even if that's all you check out from my list, you'll become a better person for it.

Oh my god you listed one hundred bands and completely avoid Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Vader, and Tristania/Sirenia. (Or Rammstein for metal culture matter...or Children of Bodom...at some tiny point...) That's, like...blasphemy.


Ah yes, I'm the new around. Not a spriter. Tried spriting several times every time got bored after few hours. I can handle the spriting, just don't have desire to. Sad. Just a sprite viewer and team member seeker, currently. Will make sure to exist here, though. Greetings from me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 25, 2007, 06:24:21 pm
Hmm, that's funny. I thought I initially read Dimmu Borgir in the text before this post. Strange.

   Vader, and Bodom, I like. However Black metal, I still have a hard time getting used to. I've heard "Demon Burger" for a while, but have barely started getting used to it. Their not bad, though. Now Cradle of Filth on the other hand...Blegh! Can't stand them. The vocals, the gimmick, and the goth-like light instrumentals(keyboards, not the slightly hard guitar, and drum work) really kill it for me...

   Also, I'd try and give PIXELING another shot. It's not just about spriting characters. Maybe you're good at background work, or tiling and iso. You never know, man. Don't give it up. If not, though, that's cool. You could always help critique us. Artists deserve critique from all forms of talent, and background, not just isolated minorities....
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on February 26, 2007, 07:21:08 am
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Oh my god you listed one hundred bands and completely avoid Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Vader, and Tristania/Sirenia. (Or Rammstein for metal culture matter...or Children of Bodom...at some tiny point...) That's, like...blasphemy.

No, that's like... having good taste in metal. Dimmu Borgir are awful. Cradle of Filth are overdone kitch without any reason to exist. Vader are okay I guess, I can listen to Morbid Angel though, so I don't need them. Tristania, uh. Rammstein? Children of Boredom? Come on. Talk to me about all these bands after you've been listening to metal for more than 5 years. Tell me if they still hold any appeal to you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on February 26, 2007, 09:39:40 am
Rammstein.... :-X Wheee, we can play approximately 3 riffs. One of the crappest bands ever to reach commercial success.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: .TakaM on February 26, 2007, 10:06:40 am
commercial success.
:n:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on February 26, 2007, 10:33:54 am
How is that to be understood Takam? Everything that reaches commercial success sucks? If so, grow up, OK.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on February 26, 2007, 10:36:25 am
Also from someone who keeps taking inspiration from established, very commercially successful IPs by Nintendo and such...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on February 26, 2007, 10:48:50 am
pwnd
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: .TakaM on February 26, 2007, 11:13:34 am
I was just portraying the standard angst-ridden teen perspective

we've already had this discussion, infact both of you quoted my thoughts on it, I would've expected you to remember.
Sorry if that stops you from getting ahead of yourselves with the insults.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on February 26, 2007, 11:24:45 am
My ancient brain vaguely remembers, I must be getting old.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on February 26, 2007, 12:17:32 pm
I wouldn't hold it above or below you to flip-flop on the subject, TakaM, that's all.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 26, 2007, 04:19:20 pm
Jeez. I'm sorry, but sometimes you guys tend to take "it" too far. Make your own assumptions, and conclusions as to what I mean by that.
...

Any hoo, welcome to Pixelation, Decadent_Sympozium!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: fil_razorback on February 26, 2007, 10:45:23 pm
I've never introduced myself at Pixelopolis and I'm sorta bored so let's go.


I'm called Fil Razorback, I'm 17 and I'm from Paris (France. Cheese. Baguette. Sex)
I'm quite bad at pixel-art and even worse at traditionnal art but I'm a coder so I don't care too much :P
I enjoy some manga and anime, mid-old-school gaming (SNES and PSX) and most of all...music.

I'm going to be torn apart by the metalheads down here but I love Symphonic Metal (Therion, Rhapsody, Bal-Sagoth, Nightwish...), Power Metal (Stratovarius, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Gamma Ray...) and Folk Metal (Ensiferum, Mägo De Oz, Elvenking, Moonsorrow...) and I've been into it for more than five years  (5 and a half actually) :P


Photo : http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3198/moi3wv2.png
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 26, 2007, 11:05:08 pm
Ain't nothing wrong with Power metal. Iron Maiden for craps sakes!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 26, 2007, 11:06:21 pm
I like Three days grace, Disturbed, and I like Rammstein. And you know what? I don't give a shit if you don't like that. People like what they like and that's it. No one's gonna change it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 26, 2007, 11:34:15 pm
Would you give me a piece of "shit" if I did like it? ;)

In all honesty, I agree. Like what YOU like. If it is mainstream, then fine. Just as long as you like it for your own reasons, rather than liking it cause someone else likes it. Jazz, classical, metal, rock, rap, country, and mariachi. What ev'. Just enjoy what you want, and have fun....
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on February 26, 2007, 11:41:34 pm
You had me in your corner until mariachi's were brought up, B.O.B. I guess if you knew what they did to my family, you'd understand why my sole purpose in life is to destroy all mariachis and mariachi sympathizers.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on February 26, 2007, 11:43:16 pm
On the subject of metal lets not forget DragonForce.

Most of you probably think there a bunch of cheesy fantasy guys, and yeah you'd be right, but i doubt anyone here can name 3 guitarists who can shred better than herman li.

One of the best bands i've ever seen live.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 26, 2007, 11:44:44 pm
Would you give me a piece of "shit" if I did like it? ;)

In all honesty, I agree. Like what YOU like. If it is mainstream, then fine. Just as long as you like it for your own reasons, rather than liking it cause someone else likes it. Jazz, classical, metal, rock, rap, country, and mariachi. What ev'. Just enjoy what you want, and have fun....
If you want, I guess it can be arranged. :B
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cow on February 26, 2007, 11:49:32 pm
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I don't give a shit if you don't like that.
Then why did you post it?
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Mägo De Oz
They're fairly neat, although everything that I heard from them sounds the same. It's actually kind of eerie, I perfectly predicted what one of their songs would sound like, before I'd even heard it. XD

I'm not even kidding.
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Stratovarius
I think we need an emoticon with the devil horns.
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DragonForce
Sure they're fast, but...

...nevermind.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 26, 2007, 11:56:56 pm
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I don't give a shit if you don't like that.
Then why did you post it?
Quote
Mägo De Oz
They're fairly neat, although everything that I heard from them sounds the same. It's actually kind of eerie, I perfectly predicted what one of their songs would sound like, before I'd even heard it. XD

I'm not even kidding.
Quote
Stratovarius
I think we need an emoticon with the devil horns.
Quote
DragonForce
Sure they're fast, but...

...nevermind.
To make a point, did you even read the whole post?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 27, 2007, 12:27:05 am
You had me in your corner until mariachi's were brought up, B.O.B. I guess if you knew what they did to my family, you'd understand why my sole purpose in life is to destroy all mariachis and mariachi sympathizers.

Mi Amigo, por que!!? Trust me, being raised near the border, I HAD to get used to mariachi music. I can't name all bands, but I can stomach it. I'm guessing while you dined at a Mexican restaurant, an evil Mexican, Voo doo, Mariachi put an evil curse on your family, consisting of long term illnesses, that would run rampant as long as your seed spreads... Those mariachis are much evil than the eye allows them to be...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sharm on February 27, 2007, 12:47:39 am
Not sure how to start this introduction thing.  I've been pixelating for years, but it's been mostly fluff work.  I'd like to do it for a living though.  Most of the communities I found before now were altered sprites, so  I'm excited to find a comunity like this where you see some really hardcore original work.  It'll be nice to have people around who can help me improve, and hopefully I can contribute a little too.  At the moment I'm really intimidated, the stuff here rocks.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on February 27, 2007, 01:56:43 am
I love your music choices, Fil. :-)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cow on February 27, 2007, 04:36:46 am
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To make a point, did you even read the whole post?
Yeah. But quoting whole posts is redundant. :-\
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on February 27, 2007, 08:47:41 am
Am I the only indie rock loving emo hoebag shoegazer on this entire forum? :\

Everyone likes metal.

And I don't understand it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cure on February 27, 2007, 09:01:15 am
Logan, 17, US- Alabama.  I like rainbows and happiness and long walks on the beach.  And pixelart, and drawing and painting and poetry and stuff.

I like music.

Brand New, Finch, Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Senses Fail, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bright Eyes, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Silverstein, Spitalfield, etc.

No metal for me, thanks.  But if that floats your boat, that's cool.  Hell, listen to Enya if you like.  Actually, no.  Don't do that.  Fag.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 27, 2007, 09:40:13 am
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To make a point, did you even read the whole post?
Yeah. But quoting whole posts is redundant. :-\
That has nothing to do with the subject.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on February 27, 2007, 02:57:17 pm
I have a pretty large music range that doesn't include mainstream music in America but there are very few exceptions. I like indie rock as well as "metalcore" or hardcore...whatever you can call that shit. But then there's the power and symphonic metal that I so love. OF course, there's some anime/j-pop music and then, I get worse (some of you may think so) by listening to musicals. :-D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on February 28, 2007, 01:34:49 am
Mi Amigo, por que!!? Trust me, being raised near the border, I HAD to get used to mariachi music. I can't name all bands, but I can stomach it.
Mariachi bands have names?

I like Rammstein and Thursday and DragonForce. I also like Sigur Ros and Guitar Vader and...another Japanese band that does some Naruto music...Gah, I forgot the name. Oh yeah that's it; Orange Range. Hideki Naganuma.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on February 28, 2007, 01:44:18 am
i listen to REM, natalie merchant, the cranberries, colin hay, fleetwood mac, pete townshend, coldplay, the decembrists, the postal service, and for some reason, NOT death cab for cutie, despite the fact that theyhave a ton in common with the last two in the list
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on February 28, 2007, 02:22:42 am
Adarias, I'm the same way except I listen to Death Cab and not The Postal Service.

I guess a person can only handle so much Ben Gibbard, no matter how clever his lyrics are.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cure on February 28, 2007, 04:02:07 am
Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service

I'm not a person.  Ouch, man.  Ouch.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on February 28, 2007, 04:25:01 am
Daedelus. Go for the album "Invention"
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on February 28, 2007, 07:54:13 am
Am I the only indie rock loving emo hoebag shoegazer on this entire forum? :\

Everyone likes metal.

And I don't understand it.

i do like metal, but my music tastes lie more with the "emo" category.  I like bands like Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Vlentine, From first to last.  I also love Blink-182, +44 and other punkpop.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 28, 2007, 11:04:42 am
Yeah, I also like Bullet. I'm now constantly listening to Lilium from the anime Elfen Lied :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: SolidIdea on March 01, 2007, 04:47:28 am
I go from "soft and slow", to "hard and fast", in terms of music.

soft and slow
jeniferever
band of horses
anathallo
immoor
klimt 1918

[semi-hard semi-fast]
joshua fit for battle
toru okada
on the might of princes
raein
et tu brute

hard and fast
shai hulud
deadlock
caliban
darkest hour
heaven shall burn


And the bands that fall in between the categories like Thursday, Fall Of Troy, Cursive, Fear Before, Every Time I Die
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: JWW on March 01, 2007, 05:16:17 am
I can't stand "emo" or punk rock whatsoever and am not into metal.  I'm into jurassic 5, liquid soul, global funk council, galactic, sound tribe sector 9, and any '80s dance music.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on March 01, 2007, 06:36:33 am
Fall of Troy is great especially the guitarist.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Decadent_Sympozium on March 01, 2007, 11:29:08 am

No, that's like... having good taste in metal. Dimmu Borgir are awful.

Dimmu Borgir is a revolutionary band without any fear of experimentation which brought most to harmonisation, symphonic black metal and self-image craftmenship. Once they passed from For All Tid to their own style, where they also changed the performers, the guitarist became a vocalist, and a vocalist became the guitarist, they were simply destined to become legendary with very promising Spiritual Black Dimension. Enthrone Darkness Triumphant and Godless Savage Garden collect a variety of original and sensational tracks displaying impressive feeling for "the right note in the right place" ( and even negating the idea of repetativeness being boring, just like Rammstein) and natural gift for creativity. To only mention some, they kicked the hell out of composing with In Death's Embrace, Stormblist, Raabjorn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde, Entrance, Moonchild Domain and The Night Masquarade, so far only having a bit of sound similarities with Dissection with which, because of Dissection's own biography, they can be compared to in old albums. They inspired with every song presenting, although similar, yet another new approach to how can you actually compose and develop your own style, and they are one of very few of billion bands out there who actally knows how to implement an orchestration and electronics, visible on Death Cult Armageddon and Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, and, probably on their new ablum In Sorte Diaboli, which isn't out yet. Dimmu Borgir also, although satanic, presented interesting and unique lyrics with very cold, scientific but at the same time metaphoric and poetic verses describing and pointing at the obvious truth and eloquent ideology manifesting through years of human progress. They are both destructive and benevolent and are known for not forcing their satanic believs into people, although their lyrics obviously show the real side of life, church and satanism, what I warmly greet.

Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia is the legendary album with several impressive compositions that do not sounds like anything else ever heard. It's their most experimental album, combining electronics, classical instruments, different approach to composition and metal, and Puritania is probably the most awe-inspiring manifestation of evil I've ever encountered. It is also a common thing where Puritania is being the most popular track of any core Borgir fan, including Dimmu Borgir band itself, to whom Puritania is a favorite track. Apart from that, there are also award-winning and composition-perfected tracks Kings of the Carnival Creation, Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny and specially Hybrid Stigmata - The Apostary which is claimed to be one of the most originally composed tracks in metal history. Personally, I also enjoy in Perfection or Vanity, and we've seen Dimmu Borgir has a very, very good sense of humor with Burn in Hell.

To stop the majesty of PEM, they made a creative impact with Death Cult Armaggedon which they recorded with Prague Filharmonic Orchestral resulting in several impresive tracks, among many with the representing perfection called Progenies of the Great Apocalypse and the mood-inspiring, utterly dark and agressive Allegiance with that particular moment "The cult of armageddon..dm dm BRWWRRRAAAAAAAUUUGGGH" which is the deepest and sickest growl ever in metal, performed entirely by Shaggrath, who is also one of rare growlers that in reality sounds close to what is displayed studio records. Mentioning Vredesbyrd, Eradiction Instincts Defined, Blood Human Doctrine, or perhaps Cataclysm Children, where any of four can be called a perfection composition-wise, is sufficient. On top, they are about to release a new album, In Sorte Diaboli, with own concept and a new approach to composing, what is yet another argument to their defense. If nothing, definitely not a boring band.

You may not like them, but you should certainly respect them as they are far more than 97% of the bands written up there.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on March 01, 2007, 11:51:31 am
I think Dimmu Borgir are overproduced soulless shit worth of absolutely no respect. Thank you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Meta|Fox on March 01, 2007, 12:01:15 pm
i listen to REM, natalie merchant, the cranberries, colin hay, fleetwood mac, pete townshend, coldplay, the decembrists, the postal service, and for some reason, NOT death cab for cutie, despite the fact that theyhave a ton in common with the last two in the list

Remove fleetwood mac, natalie merchant and petetownshed (only cause i havnt heard them yet) and add Radiohead, Augie March and Sufjan Stevens and you got about half my CD collection (the rest is crap though...)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on March 01, 2007, 02:55:31 pm
I think Dimmu Borgir are overproduced soulless shit worth of absolutely no respect. Thank you.
Well said. I really don't like it either.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: philipptr on March 01, 2007, 04:19:02 pm
well, I think I should leave a post here too,

I'm philipp, 17, from germany. Besides pixelling I draw a bit, take photos (some can be found at http://philipptr.deviantart.com/gallery/ including some stuff that im not too proud of) and started playing guitar some weeks ago (e-guitar).
I listen to pretty diverse music:
Rage against the machine
Dredg
Tool
a bit harder stuff like very few songs by machine head or some stuff from soilwork but also some hiphop like soul position, jurassic 5, rjd2, the streets and so on. I guess its too much to list all bands/artists I like here but I think that's enough to get an idea ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on March 01, 2007, 05:11:30 pm
How did this get turned into a metal discussion thread?  To put my two cents in, my musical tastes are as eclectic as they come.  I'll listen to just about anything, from show tunes to baroque/classical/romantic music to jazz to jpop to classic rock to folk to a cappella to metal and anything in between.

Also, I've apparently managed to not introduce myself in this thread yet.
My name's Allan, and I'm a 20 year old college student at RPI here in NY.  I've been semi-lurking on pixelation for...3 years now, I guess.  To join the old trend, here's a picture of me:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/robalan/Sidepicshrunken.jpg)
Yup, that's me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: halffish on March 01, 2007, 06:24:56 pm
Hello
I'm Riko, went by Halffish a couple years ago... haven't been back since what -- 1 or 2 year hiatus  ;D
Anyhow coming back now, nice to meet you all
Don't really have anything new, so perhaps in the near future...

-Halffish
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on March 01, 2007, 08:39:28 pm
I think Dimmu Borgir are overproduced soulless shit worth of absolutely no respect. Thank you.

No need to hide your true feelings behind a veneer of politics and etiquette!  Tell us, what do you really think?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on March 01, 2007, 08:45:23 pm
I think you shouldn't use flesh tones on the eyeball as a method to AA the contours of the eyelids. It doesn't work.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on March 01, 2007, 09:31:13 pm
I was wondering when someone was going to mention that about his avatar. It's been irking me for a while now.

Any hoo, Black metal tends to turn me off, to be quite honest. Most seems to be people in gimmicky, black goth suits, and what not. It's just not my genre. But yes, I believe this metal argument needs to end right about now, as this is turning into "who's metal enough, and who's not", or some type of musical thread.

To stay on topic: Hello, and welcome Halffish! And wow Robalan, I pictured you completely different based on your avatar. You need to update it with pony tail, and stubble/beard...and a thicker neck. Currently, it makes you look young. Like, 12 years old. It's all about the beard though. Would look snazzy, it would...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on March 01, 2007, 10:03:23 pm
Well, I didn't have the beard when I made the avatar, but I should probably fix that.  Actually, I should do any art at all, now that you mention it :-\  School and laziness have kept me away from doing anything art-related other than music for some time now.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on March 02, 2007, 12:20:57 am
Quote
petetownshed (only cause i havnt heard them yet)
Trust me, you have heard Pete Townshend, it's just that you don't know who he is.

Robalan: You look like an executive type. It's the suit, mainly. Funny how "poor college kid living on Top Ramen" goes to "executive" with a suit.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akira on March 02, 2007, 04:42:30 am
Hello
I'm Riko, went by Halffish a couple years ago... haven't been back since what -- 1 or 2 year hiatus  ;D
Anyhow coming back now, nice to meet you all
Don't really have anything new, so perhaps in the near future...

-Halffish

I know you.... you did the sprites for project rhapsody right? i still have a couple of them in my reference folder.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on March 02, 2007, 05:13:51 am
I think you shouldn't use flesh tones on the eyeball as a method to AA the contours of the eyelids. It doesn't work.

it was intended more as blood vessels or reflected light...clearly it has failed!  my ramp for the eye color is bland and boring anyways...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on March 02, 2007, 11:16:24 am
Robalan: You look like an executive type. It's the suit, mainly. Funny how "poor college kid living on Top Ramen" goes to "executive" with a suit.

Oh, yeah.  I likes me a good suit :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on March 02, 2007, 01:39:26 pm
I think you shouldn't use flesh tones on the eyeball as a method to AA the contours of the eyelids. It doesn't work.

it was intended more as blood vessels or reflected light...clearly it has failed!  my ramp for the eye color is bland and boring anyways...

A clear case of minute detail that you'd do zoomed in with an opacity brush very finely, if it were a CG piece, but in pixel art the single pixel is too huge and opaque to convey the semiotic information you're going for.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on March 02, 2007, 05:07:37 pm
I fixed the shading problem...with dinos
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on March 02, 2007, 05:09:21 pm
haha that's wonderful. I think you should zoom it in at 2x, it's within avatar restriction

edit: weee! I MUST RETALIATE WITH DANCING ROBOT
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Bugguy on March 06, 2007, 12:15:01 am
 :)
Hello guys, my name is Eric, but call me Bugguy or Buggy =P
I found this forum by talking about pixel art with SolidIdea( I know him from another forum that I frequent ), and here I am... This forum is a sort of inspiring muse for me... My pixel art have improved a lot just by lurking around here... I shall post some of my work around here in the future.  :lol:
My english isn't very polished so please be patient  :-X
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zenobia on March 10, 2007, 09:14:04 pm
Hello!
My name is Zenobia... often shortened to just Zen ^_^

I've been pixeling for... 4 years maybe? But up till last year nothing serious. I am trying more isometric things and pixels that could actually be used in games now.
As you can see at my deviantART I've been dolling a lot. http://queenzenobia.deviantart.com
I found that I could express more of my imagination into those... Because I am definitely a fantasy artist... not realism, not anatomy.
But I'll learn! I never thought I could make my hobby into a job, but it seems it is indeed possible.
My actual pixel art portfolio isn't online yet. http://www.zententia.net

I'm... 16 and I live in the Netherlands.
Extremely enthusiastic, optimistic, creative and ambitious.
This is me: click (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/QueenZenobia/My%20pictures/foto-memalta1.png)

This place looks like it will teach me a lot.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on March 10, 2007, 10:13:53 pm
Hello, Bugguy and Zenobia, welcome to Pixelation!
No worries about english, Bugman, lingual barriers here are often overcome. Plus, seems like you've got good english to me.

You've got some real nice things on your site, Zenobia. I'm sure you'll learn stuff here and get better real quick. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on March 10, 2007, 10:17:39 pm
Welcome Zen! That picture you have there looks like it just came out of clothing catalogue. The designs in your site are pretty interesting. Keep up the great work!

I'm definitely learning a lot, so if you stick with this place you won't regret it!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on March 10, 2007, 11:56:57 pm
Hello!
My name is Zenobia... often shortened to just Zen ^_^

I've been pixeling for... 4 years maybe? But up till last year nothing serious. I am trying more isometric things and pixels that could actually be used in games now.
As you can see at my deviantART I've been dolling a lot. http://queenzenobia.deviantart.com
I found that I could express more of my imagination into those... Because I am definitely a fantasy artist... not realism, not anatomy.
But I'll learn! I never thought I could make my hobby into a job, but it seems it is indeed possible.
My actual pixel art portfolio isn't online yet. http://www.zententia.net

I'm... 16 and I live in the Netherlands.
Extremely enthusiastic, optimistic, creative and ambitious.
This is me: click (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/QueenZenobia/My%20pictures/foto-memalta1.png)

This place looks like it will teach me a lot.

Well, well, well. Looks like you finally came along. I'm blanco-pantera at deviant art, by the way. I was wondering when you would join one of these forums. I've seen your pieces before, and I'm sure this place will help intensify your unique style.

Any who, welcome, and have fun!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on March 11, 2007, 12:07:39 am
Welcome Zen! That picture you have there looks like it just came out of clothing catalogue.
That is so true.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zenobia on March 11, 2007, 10:11:59 am

Well, well, well. Looks like you finally came along. I'm blanco-pantera at deviant art, by the way. I was wondering when you would join one of these forums. I've seen your pieces before, and I'm sure this place will help intensify your unique style.

Any who, welcome, and have fun!

Thanks!
I already noticed you were a member here ^_^

And thanks so much for the welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Lifern on March 11, 2007, 04:05:40 pm
Hi guys,
Though I'm not a new member, you can't find lots of my posts or comments here as I'm a mysterious spectator 8)

(http://www.lifern.ru/lifern.jpg)

Just wanted to say hello to all of you and thank for being here ;D

And yeah, feel free to visit my on-line portfolio: www.lifern.ru
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Bugguy on March 12, 2007, 12:01:59 am
@Xion:  That's becouse I spend eternities writing posts...  :'(

 :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: abzdragon on March 13, 2007, 07:18:41 am
Hello! My names Abzdragon... Abby... Abz... whatever.
I'm 20, college student majoring in English, minoring in Education and live in Texas (Yeehaw and all that mess)
I have been pixeling as a hobby since 2002 but until 2006 nothing too serious... plus I sucked pretty bad... but I'm improving! For the most part I "doll" which started as a way to procrastinate homework but has become a way to pay my cellphone bill hehe... however, I really really want to get better at spriting, iso and game-type graphics. I know I can do it! :D I usually lurk around forums like this where I feel intimidated, but this time I shall try and be active!! So yeah, I am here to Learn!

My website: http://abzdragon.roas.net
And this is me:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/abzdragon/Random%20Pics/me.jpg)

Nice to meet you all! ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on March 13, 2007, 01:49:10 pm
haha, welcome (and i have yet to say "yeehaw", though I am a transplant) - it looks like you have a pretty good grasp of texturing and basic lighting, you just need to get more comfortable using a more diverse palette and fewer colors.  This community will serve you well!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on March 13, 2007, 02:19:02 pm
   Yay! Another fellow Texan! Welcome to pixelation, where all your dreams come true. If you're looking for serious critique, then this place is for you. Also, "we needz more of demz women folk round' these parts."
   Just remember when someone is critiquing you here, to not take it as a personal attack, and learn from what they are suggesting. Growth is a fundamental part of an artist's world. You can never know too much in this field. And don't be shy to give some of us critiques also.

Good luck, and have a nice stay!...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: abzdragon on March 13, 2007, 05:23:43 pm
Quote
Just remember when someone is critiquing you here, to not take it as a personal attack
Hey now, just cuz Im a girl doesn't mean I am gonna take it as a personal attack!! Haha!  ;)

Thanks for the welcomes and the tips ya'll... I look forward to growing and becoming a creative part of the community!
(And yay Texans!!)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zolthorg on March 13, 2007, 07:27:56 pm
Quote
Just remember when someone is critiquing you here, to not take it as a personal attack
Hey now, just cuz Im a girl doesn't mean I am gonna take it as a personal attack!! Haha!  ;)

Thanks for the welcomes and the tips ya'll... I look forward to growing and becoming a creative part of the community!
(And yay Texans!!)

It's not because of your gender, we've had problems with new people before :P
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1429/sprite3da9.gif)
This reminds me of the world map sprites for chrono trigger, i like.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zenobia on March 13, 2007, 08:39:51 pm
*giggles* Hey abz
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on March 13, 2007, 09:11:38 pm
My state is bigger than your state!

Where are the Alaskans? Where did EnderAK go?

I guess I'll just have to welcome the new people, state pride aside.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on March 13, 2007, 10:14:22 pm
Lotta grrls coming this way lately.::);D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Hawk on March 13, 2007, 10:51:36 pm
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We might end up with more site drama.

Anyway Blick what happened to country pride?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on March 13, 2007, 11:25:10 pm
What's to be proud of?  :hehe:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Lawrence on March 14, 2007, 12:25:50 am
Pride is a sin!

 And hello to the new people  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: abzdragon on March 14, 2007, 12:42:30 am
Quote
*giggles* Hey abz
Zen!! Hey!

Quote
It's not because of your gender, we've had problems with new people before

This reminds me of the world map sprites for chrono trigger, i like.
Only teasing ;) Thanks for the compliments

And yes the girls shall take over... and Texas would pwn Alaska ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on March 14, 2007, 12:24:22 pm
Because a girl joined right after Lifern introduced himself, he didn't get any attention, but REALLY, check out his site!
He has some awesome very St0ven-ish stuff, and it looks really good!
So welcome Lifern!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on March 14, 2007, 01:57:17 pm
I love the header of the website, especially.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on March 14, 2007, 06:24:42 pm
Because a girl joined right after Lifern introduced himself, he didn't get any attention, but REALLY, check out his site!
He has some awesome very St0ven-ish stuff, and it looks really good!
So welcome Lifern!

hahaha, i was more scared by the photo TBH but I agree, great stuff on your site lifern!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zolthorg on March 14, 2007, 06:41:33 pm
I didn't even notice he posted his site :|
I see he's also quite accomplished commercially
http://www.lifern.ru/Games/Strip_Mjd/index.htm
 :mean: :D :hehe:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: abzdragon on March 14, 2007, 07:02:53 pm
Wow anything can be "strip" now... I will have to let my grandma know... she loves MahJong >_>
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Hawk on March 14, 2007, 07:14:02 pm
I didn't even notice he posted his site :|
I see he's also quite accomplished commercially
http://www.lifern.ru/Games/Strip_Mjd/index.htm
 :mean: :D :hehe:


I'm seriously afraid....Just one more step until skin mesh AI...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Fry on March 15, 2007, 06:32:11 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/west_nile/messyroom.jpg)

Whoa, I really need to start paying more attention.  I didn't even realize there was a general discussion forum.

Nice to meet everyone, i'm Fry... currently residing in the Capital of Canada (Ottawa, not Toronto. :P).  Studying animation at the moment, and I have always really loved pixel art. (I guess that's fairly obvious or I wouldn't be here).

Anyhow, just thought i'd introduce myself considering i'm likely going to be stalking this board quite often from now on.

-Fry 
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Generic on March 17, 2007, 12:01:45 am
My state is bigger than your state!

Where are the Alaskans? Where did EnderAK go?

I guess I'll just have to welcome the new people, state pride aside.

Wow do you really live in Alaska? I just joined the forums but I'm from Anchorage. I think you're the only one I've ever met from Alaska on a forum  :).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on March 17, 2007, 07:13:59 am
Wow. Kind of sad that clicking on the newest unread post thing (The three dots aligned, ya know) brought me to page 5.
So, welcome to Pixelation, everybody that's joined in the last 3 months or so.

And further, I must state my displeasure at Hawks stereotyping of the female gender >:(.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sohashu on March 17, 2007, 11:16:06 am
Realised that I never properly introduced myself here.  It's too late, but I'll do it all the same. 

My name is Daniel Hake.  I live in the Hunter Valley region of NSW, Australia.  I am 14 years old, and am in Year 9 at school.  My electives at school are Music, Visual Design, and Drama.  My birthday is the 14th of March. 

My interests are playing guitar, drawing and art in general, drama, as it is a major bludge as well as being fun, movies that aren't crap, TV that isn't based on stereotypes or isn't a bad rip off of a more successful show, and much much more. 

When it comes to my music tastes, I don't really know how to describe it.  Songs I like just appeal to me because of reasons I don't understand.  Meh. 

I also got taken to the 5th page.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robotriot on March 17, 2007, 12:21:37 pm
Hello, I'm new. Well, no, not really. Just felt like posting here :)

I'm Hannes, 24 years old, from Germany. I currently live in Austria, studying MultimediaArt in Salzburg. Started out on Pixelation in March of 2003, been pixeling since 2002. Trying to get into 3D at the moment, but it just doesn't feel right. 2D is my world. Musical tastes include hip hop/funk/jazz/blues/reggae/idm/dnb/classic rock. No metal though.

And this is what I look like:

(http://robotriot.hokuten.net/trash/hannes_foto.jpg)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on March 17, 2007, 04:57:22 pm
I currently live in Austria, studying MultimediaArt in Salzburg.

Oh really, I never knew. I had a look at it yesterday, and am currently working on my project for the application. Is there anybody else, besides Jaster and Donschi, that I might know who's doing mma?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on March 17, 2007, 05:14:25 pm
You know what robotriot, i only just realised how to say you username properly. For some odd reason, i've been saying 'robo-triot' in my head till now...  ??? Hehe, owels.

Welcome to Pixelation everyone.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robotriot on March 17, 2007, 05:15:33 pm
mia: Heh, that would be awesome if you'd study there as well! Were you here yesterday? As far as I know there's nobody else from the DA forum here.

Larwick: You're not the first one actually, lot of people make that mistake for some reason :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on March 17, 2007, 06:29:30 pm
Yes, I was there, it was really cool. Loved Sagmeister's talk.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robotriot on March 17, 2007, 07:35:35 pm
Heh, it was mandatory for us to attend, and we had to sit on the stairs because of guys like you :P Anyway, hope to meet you next semester, good to have more pixelers on board!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on March 18, 2007, 02:10:19 pm
I should get my butt over there to meet you guys, that'd be cool, not too far away :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Soup on March 18, 2007, 10:46:01 pm
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r257/SoupyEyeballs/l_c40641916e1903f18b9acd1124ab2925.jpg)
I'm fat.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on March 18, 2007, 10:51:48 pm
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r257/SoupyEyeballs/l_c40641916e1903f18b9acd1124ab2925.jpg)
I'm fat.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: poingo on March 19, 2007, 05:04:03 pm
I'm not really the best at introductions, but here it goes.   ;D 

Hey pixelers, my name is Paul, and I live in Minnesota. I play bass guitar in my school's Pep Band and Jazz Band. I <3 video games, although I usually only buy Nintendo systems... I have a Wii, but I wish I had a 360. I love art, and it's probably one of my favorite things (although I'm not very good at creating it :(). I am a complete newb to pixel art, and I'm really interested in it, so I thought I would sign up here, which is weird for me because I get easily intimidated on forums and the like. You guys seem pretty nice though, so perhaps this will be an exception.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on March 19, 2007, 05:35:28 pm
Hey there, Stealth.  Welcome to Pixelation!  The folks here are a bit blunt at times, but in general are quite friendly and helpful.  Good luck with your first ventures into pixel art; I look forward to seeing some stuff from you soon.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Saokymo on March 19, 2007, 06:36:57 pm
Ahh, well, that's enough lurking for now. Hello, everyone! My name is Sam, and I, too live in Texas. I'm a 22-year-old artist/massage therapist who's been snooping around for about a week or so. Let me just say that you guys are awesome! It's easy to get inspired here with so many talented artists in one spot; should be fun adding my stuff to the mix. I'm not too keen on needless chatter, so I'll just post an image of myself and be done with it.

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9031/guitarheroel3.jpg)
Guitar Hero rocks.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zenobia on March 19, 2007, 07:14:09 pm
Welcome Stealth and Saokymo!!
I'm very new to this forum as well but I love the atmosphere. The members are honest and easy going.
I hope you guys will enjoy it here as well ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on March 19, 2007, 08:23:26 pm
Larwick: You're not the first one actually, lot of people make that mistake for some reason :D

Awesome! (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=triot)  :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Soup on March 20, 2007, 12:59:21 am
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r257/SoupyEyeballs/l_c40641916e1903f18b9acd1124ab2925.jpg)
I'm fat.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: abzdragon on March 20, 2007, 01:13:27 am
Dayum there are a lot of Texans!! XD Northern Texas eh? I'm from near Houston I got to Sam Houston State University in case anyone else does? no? lol

Anyway, welcome new people! :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: justinmypants on March 20, 2007, 06:28:25 am
Hey everyone, my name is Justin and I live in Florida.  I'm a programmer working on a video game, but that's a story for another day.  I've never pixelled before but I love the style and would certainly love to learn.  I guess you could call me a pixel enthusiast.    Looking foward to posting.    :)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c94/justinmypants/grrr.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: rougewisp on March 20, 2007, 10:47:27 am
Larwick: You're not the first one actually, lot of people make that mistake for some reason :D

Awesome! (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=triot)  :y:

Is that 'tree-oh' or 'try-it'?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: BDZ on March 24, 2007, 03:35:40 pm
Hello everybody! My name is Ben, I live in Wisconsin, and I am a highschool student. I'm a man of many interests...retro videogaming, programming, web design, music (guitar and piano in many styles), church, etc...

I'm currently programming my first RPG, and I have been working on the engine little by little over the past year or so. However, I've kicked it into gear over the past couple of months, and it's gotten to the point now where I need to start making lots of pixel art. So expect some questions from me...you guys do awesome art and I could really use your advice.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Howling on April 08, 2007, 11:07:10 am
Sebas' my name. Howling is my nick. Something to do with how insane I was during puberty and H.M. (Howling Mad) Murdock of the A-Team.

Long forgotten days.

I pixel for fun, really. I love doing huge projects that take months and months to finish. But I work as a graphic designer and do not incorporate much pixel art in that.

Though my PC monitor is... bad, to say the least. So i've shelved my projects for now. However I don't want to lose touch :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on April 08, 2007, 05:35:11 pm
Welcome to Pixelation, gentlemen.  Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to get badass at pixel art.  This notice will self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Except its on the interwebs.  So.  Yeah.

Anyways, I've learned a ton here over the last year or so, I hope that you guys have a similar experience!  Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on April 08, 2007, 05:51:45 pm
just realized i never intoduced myself proper......

   age : 17
   5' 5", 117 lbs

occupation : student, wendy's crew, student teacher, private tutor
active projects : Partisan
ethnicity : Scottish-American

currently im wrapping up highschool, in the fall i will be attending Parsons and Eugene Lang, studying for a BFA in painting from the first, and a BA in writing from the second.

I cut my hair short once every year, usually in jan-feb.  Personally, i like it long, but it gets hard to manage.  I just cut it a few months ago, and my ears are cold.

(http://photos.pe.facebook.com/v62/61/118/1487820329/n1487820329_30039988_8398.jpg)


Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 08, 2007, 06:14:54 pm
Hello Adarias. I'm soon 23, I've decided goats are bad for my health. I'm 1.80 cm tall and somewhat thin. I draw comics and play guitars. My name is Telemachus. I like pixel art.

(http://www.locustleaves.com/home.png)

This is home, explosion of bright, open-shutter photography. Hold still!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 08, 2007, 06:38:56 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/stwelin/obu992.jpg)

Ahoy. I recently got a haircut as well. Also, the strategic shot hides how unkempt my room is.

(+Helm: do you have a shorter name that you go by in the world outside of the pixel?)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 08, 2007, 08:20:28 pm
Your name is Telemachus?.. Cool name O_o.

By the way what kind of guitar(s) do you have?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on April 08, 2007, 08:36:24 pm
Wow, Adarias, you look very different from how I imagined (judging by your avatars).

Nice hair, Stwelin! And you're not the only one to have a messy room *cough*



I got a new haircut too:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Mirre/photos/07032305s.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on April 08, 2007, 09:14:45 pm
Wow, Adarias, you look very different from how I imagined (judging by your avatars).

Nice hair, Stwelin! And you're not the only one to have a messy room *cough*



I got a new haircut too:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Mirre/photos/07032305s.jpg)
Cool haircut!
But now you need to update your Fad ^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 08, 2007, 09:31:48 pm
Your name is Telemachus?.. Cool name O_o.

By the way what kind of guitar(s) do you have?

Thanks.

No Stwelin, no shorter names. Some people call me Helm, and I don't mind.

I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 08, 2007, 09:46:37 pm
I don't think I properly introduced myself.
my name is Zachary Allan Schultz, I live in
a small ass town located in Iowa.

I'm a confused 17 year old artist that
dreams of becoming an amazing painter
or something like that.

(http://a622.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/56/l_817338594b0e43ef7016891ae7c16c0d.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on April 08, 2007, 10:54:51 pm
   age : 17
   5' 5", 117 lbs

occupation : student, wendy's crew, student teacher, private tutor
active projects : Partisan
ethnicity : Scottish-American
You're serious? Man, man, man, I thought you were like a 26 year old college graduate with a degree in fine arts working with a game company or something. Way to make someone feel inadequate. Strange how I tend to judge age by artistic skill/talent/badassness.

Helm: you're only almost 2 cm tall?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on April 09, 2007, 12:56:15 am
yup, that photo he posted is enlarged to 200%

helm - out of curiosity, what sort of digital camera do you have that lets you put it on full manual?  the most i can set on the cameras i used is filmspeed and f-stop





abzdragon and darion - looked through the old posts in this thread, and not to be sketchy but you're both pretty good-looking.

justin - i want to shave you, and not in the kinky way.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 01:09:17 am
Your name is Telemachus?.. Cool name O_o.

By the way what kind of guitar(s) do you have?

Thanks.

No Stwelin, no shorter names. Some people call me Helm, and I don't mind.

I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio.

Same here :D. I got a wine red :D. Whats you color?
I got 4 more guitars, less good ones.

(http://www.jamma.se/members/gallery/6ddeeff784c00425c090970528a617b3.jpg)
Some fun i like to have :P.. I know some different stuff to do with an guitar.
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3655/guitarbowpicyeyehy5.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: khorin on April 09, 2007, 04:26:20 am
Awesome place you have Helm. If only my apartment contained that many books. :-D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 09, 2007, 10:07:04 am
That specific picture isn't taken with a digital camera, but with my dad's Cannon, on which I learned a bit of photography, and as such know how to mess with shutterspeed.

I think 1.80 cm is a very respectable height and I'd appreciate it if you didn't make fun of it.

My guitar is red. I detest people copying idiosynchratic guitarists like Jimmy Page, so your bowing of your guitar doesn't win you any points here. Also I dislike people who have many guitars. I guess it's because I'm not rich and I had to beg my dad for years and years to buy me a good guitar and I don't want any more. While I was waiting for the Les Paul I learned to play well enough to deserve a Les Paul. Do you play well enough to deserve 4 guitars and a violin bow?

Khorin, thanks. That's the 'history and military history' bookcase in the house, it's my dads. There's another for 'old books' and one for 'new books'. The place is swamped in books. I feel kinda bad for not being much of the reading type. But then again I'm only about 2 cm tall so my dad hides me in his pocket when there's visitors and he feels ashamed.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on April 09, 2007, 10:23:22 am
Ok, I'm just going to follow the trend then. I faintly remember Skurwy's bio to be strikingly similar to mine, only that Poland would be Austria. My name is Martin, I am almost 20, currently studying English at the University of Vienna, but do not intend to finish that. I hopefully will be doing "MultiMediaArt" in Salzburg next semester. I will have a new haircut as of tomorrow and I really like Helm's place from what I can see on his photo. I, too, have only one eyebrow, although barely visible. The photo is from yesterday, I do not like it.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n149/miascugh/miascugh15.jpg)

Helm: Nobody's making fun of your height, it's your height that IS fun. You can travel in thimble-balloons, live on one single cookie for 3 weeks and arm wrestle with spiders.

edit: Also, Mirre does not have pointy ears, and I too would love to learn photography with a cannon.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 09, 2007, 10:33:46 am
The only problem with learning photography with a Canon is that you kinda can take only one shot, then you've demolished whatever you were taking the shot of. But it does teach you economy!

oh my, what a bad pun

Mirre's very pretty, and I can say this without it sounding like a come-on because a) I really dislike internet flirting, b) I have a girlfriend and am not looking for more (women are so much work) so there you have it. Adarias is very handsome too. Zach looks lots like the face he keeps drawing, which suggests something of an irrational crypto-narcissistic streak coloring his artistic endeavours, though that's no fatal thing, really. Miascugh looks like an awesome, if down on his luck, fellow. I'd give you a smoke, but I don't want you smoking.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on April 09, 2007, 10:58:51 am
You destroyed all the fun I had with that typo :(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: .TakaM on April 09, 2007, 10:59:51 am
I think 1.80 cm is a very respectable height and I'd appreciate it if you didn't make fun of it.
people make fun of height these days?
coz I'm closing in on 195cm and never been made fun of, unless you mean to say 1.8m is considered short?
anyways, I shall follow suit..
although I warn, the digital camera I used is 6 or 7 years old, and its a pretty "myspace, bathroom mirror - stereotype" photo
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/605/dsc07329um8.png) (shouldve given a :y:)
my hoods up coz Im dreading my hair (the lazy way) and Im pouting my chin
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 11:13:20 am
That specific picture isn't taken with a digital camera, but with my dad's Cannon, on which I learned a bit of photography, and as such know how to mess with shutterspeed.

I think 1.80 cm is a very respectable height and I'd appreciate it if you didn't make fun of it.

My guitar is red. I detest people copying idiosynchratic guitarists like Jimmy Page, so your bowing of your guitar doesn't win you any points here. Also I dislike people who have many guitars. I guess it's because I'm not rich and I had to beg my dad for years and years to buy me a good guitar and I don't want any more. While I was waiting for the Les Paul I learned to play well enough to deserve a Les Paul. Do you play well enough to deserve 4 guitars and a violin bow?

Khorin, thanks. That's the 'history and military history' bookcase in the house, it's my dads. There's another for 'old books' and one for 'new books'. The place is swamped in books. I feel kinda bad for not being much of the reading type. But then again I'm only about 2 cm tall so my dad hides me in his pocket when there's visitors and he feels ashamed.

Yes, don't think I'm rich lol. That guitar isn't even fully mine, thats my fathers. Ill get my Gibson when i work for him. The other 4 guitars is mine. And yes i would deserve my guitar, i played classical guitar 4-5 years before i changed to rock.. since the classic didn't really give me much, the teacher didn't learn my something new... just new songs, which didn't give me anything. So i started learning on my own, and that gave me much. You dont really believe im good at guitar :D?.. There is a reason i "copy" Jimmy Page,

I don't see why you would detest people who like Jimmy Page.. he's far one of the best guitarists in the world.. The violin bow pic, my drummer took that pic, he took it because he saw it .. "special". I don't really play much with a violin bow, i just played that one time, thats why he took the pic... lol.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on April 09, 2007, 01:07:41 pm
guitar with a violin bow sounds like shit unless you jack the action and even then you can only play the g string, e string, or all 5 unless you recraft the bridge to mimick an actual violin, and if you are going to go through all that rouble, you might as well just buy an electric violin.

I usually shoot on a Canon FT, and i love it even though im no photographer by any means.  It's my dad's too, and so old i dont have to turn it on unless i can't guess the lighting (and the matchstick is broken anyway, it always reads one or two stops low, so i dont like using it)

I really like shooting in black and white, and thats what the darkroom at my school is set up for, but it's getting harder and harder to find any black and white film.  the stuff i do find is professional grade and it's about $5 a roll >.<
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 01:29:37 pm
guitar with a violin bow sounds like shit unless you jack the action and even then you can only play the g string, e string, or all 5 unless you recraft the bridge to mimick an actual violin, and if you are going to go through all that rouble, you might as well just buy an electric violin.

I usually shoot on a Canon FT, and i love it even though im no photographer by any means.  It's my dad's too, and so old i dont have to turn it on unless i can't guess the lighting (and the matchstick is broken anyway, it always reads one or two stops low, so i dont like using it)

I really like shooting in black and white, and thats what the darkroom at my school is set up for, but it's getting harder and harder to find any black and white film.  the stuff i do find is professional grade and it's about $5 a roll >.<

It doesnt really sound like shit.. You mute whatever strings you dont want to play, with your hand. The cool thing with playing guitar with a violin bow, is that you can make really cool scary sounds :D.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 09, 2007, 01:36:45 pm
I have an acoustic. Very cheap one, bought it myself so i could learn... and i am... slowly. I'm not too musically inclined, but it's fun.

I never got into photography either, truely. My brother is a very good photographer, and he has quite a few cameras, digital and film, as well as his own developing materials. I, however, have a battery-eating Canon Powershot that only works when it wants to.

I guess it's a good thing that I am more inclined (and better at) an artistic area that is pretty cheap. Don't have to spend loads (or ask parents to) on a camera. Though, if i am going to pursue an art degree, I'm sure they'll expect some photography from me. :\



yeah, fuck it. I'll just be an engineer too. \o/
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on April 09, 2007, 06:29:13 pm
It doesnt really sound like shit.. You mute whatever strings you dont want to play, with your hand. The cool thing with playing guitar with a violin bow, is that you can make really cool scary sounds :D.

sorry, IMO the opposite of music is shit, so if it isnt music (and playing with a bow seldom is anywhere close), it must be shit.  you can make all the scary sounds you want, i just wont like it
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 07:01:56 pm
It doesnt really sound like shit.. You mute whatever strings you dont want to play, with your hand. The cool thing with playing guitar with a violin bow, is that you can make really cool scary sounds :D.

sorry, IMO the opposite of music is shit, so if it isnt music (and playing with a bow seldom is anywhere close), it must be shit.  you can make all the scary sounds you want, i just wont like it

Eh, why would't it be music? Just becouse YOU who thinks it sounds like shit ( not that you have heard me play ) Doesnt mean its not music.. I dont really undestand, do you dislike the whole violin sound? Or just playing guitar with a violin bow..?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on April 09, 2007, 07:04:44 pm
Let us hear a sample and we'll believe you, but I must admit that it seems highly implausible that you can get good music out of it...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 07:07:14 pm
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BG-aoRWjLdE&mode=related&search=

No sample from me, but from Jimmy Page. I dont see whats wron with that, sounds perfect to me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on April 09, 2007, 07:29:14 pm
Somehow I doubt you're as good as Jimmy Page... :huh:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on April 09, 2007, 07:32:15 pm
Somehow I doubt you're as good as Jimmy Page... :huh:

Lol.. Ofcourse im not, but i know how to make it sound okay with a violin bow. But im just proving you can get a good sound with playing a guitar with a violin bow..And thats its not shit, unless you totally don't like rock.

Anyway.. I guess this discussion ends here, this is the introduction topic.. So yea, sorry about being off-topic :P.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on April 09, 2007, 11:34:33 pm
I can't remember  if i've ever posted here, but here goes..

My name is Richard, i am studying Maths, physics and chemistry at sixth form/college.  I joined this place to get less shit at pixel-art and i am now a lot less shit than i was.
I have designed a few websites - but  i would like to get into gaming art instead - perhaps to reduce my university bills next year.  i will be 17 next month this is a couple of photos of me taken a few months ago (dark hooded pics seem to be all the rage):

(http://pixelheart.net/feron.jpg)

i like lots of music, including metal(death, thrash, power), punk, alternative, emo, classical, rock, rap/hip-hop, electronica dance.

i like pixel-art and one day hope to be as good as those i admire.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 10, 2007, 12:24:26 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/stwelin/02emperor350.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2007, 12:37:54 am
lol thanks helm, that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on April 10, 2007, 12:48:50 am
Zach looks lots like the face he keeps drawing, which suggests something of an irrational crypto-narcissistic streak coloring his artistic endeavours, though that's no fatal thing, really.

It's not that irrational - even davinci warned against it as a natural compulsion: (and i may not get this exactly right but its close) "the artist must take care to never duplicate his own flaws of face or body in his work."  or something to that effect...obviously that doesn't excuse it as an artistic crutch or undercurrent, but I do think it is pretty natural.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2007, 01:10:16 am
what would be wrong about being narcissistic about your own drawings?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 10, 2007, 01:27:55 am
I don't think it's wrong or anything... I was half-joking. I've done a fair amount of self-protraits. Well, I don't fill sketchbooks with them, really, and I try not to put my face into other people I draw if you know what I mean. There's a fair amount of self-gratification involved, an almost masturbatory aspect to freeform drawing anyway. I just don't do much sketching anymore, it's either comics (stories to serve, can't draw my face 30 times in them) or pieces of art (I dare not call them paintings) in pixels which have a variety of stuff going on in them.

I do think there's a very eye-opening quality involved with attempting, and slowly learning to draw your own face, in that you kind of get aquainted with aspects of yourself you'd be suprised you have. But you also get aquainted with many honest and true things in life by drawing a telephone 30 times as well.

zach, I'd urge you to draw telephones more.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2007, 01:43:39 am
so in relation, I should draw everything I see more :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 10, 2007, 01:48:35 am
well yes, generally. As far as what I ment, do lots of in-depth studies of only a few things at a time, sure, that's how you 'learn' things, but have then not be your face or figures standing with pronounced leg muscles or whatever it seems you've been drawing over and over for as long as I remember
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2007, 03:44:28 am
have you looked at what I've been drawing recently?

I feel hurt by that comment about drawing overly burdened legs :|
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Fool on April 10, 2007, 07:02:44 am
Heh, my turn for introduction.=)

I'm 43 years old dude, natively russian, reside in us for some time  making violins, cellos and guitars for a food.
My name is Yuriy, or so I've been told.  I like pixels, and after many failures still planning to get another shot on oil and watercolor - somehow pixeling get me closer then never.=)
I have 1 year old grandson - very cool kid though still poop in diaper.=)
Hello, world.=)

Here man at work:
(http://www.foolstown.com/misc/005.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 10, 2007, 12:55:02 pm
have you looked at what I've been drawing recently?

I feel hurt by that comment about drawing overly burdened legs :|

Yeah I have. Face, deformed body, cloth pattern, anatomy study (these are good!), characters standing around on muscular legs.

You're 17 and you've got a very good eye/hand for drawing, I don't expect them to be infused with any meaning overnight. Besides it's kind of unfair, these are sketches. When you finish a painting, or a pixel art piece, it would be more pertinent to talk about meanings and stuff in those.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryumaru on April 11, 2007, 02:45:16 am
woo, properly introducing yourself at a very overdue time is fun.
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/4890/img0275yd3.jpg)
im chris pariano, 15 years old... and im an alcoholic. * hi chris*

ive been pixeling for about 2 years now, and ive been drawing ever since i can remember. i have a knack for completely hating all artwork i do, and not doing a thing about it.
other than art my interests include weight lifting, my girlfriend, and sleeping.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 11, 2007, 03:48:05 am
I have 1 year old grandson - very cool kid though still poop in diaper.=)

I had to chuckle at this. :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 11, 2007, 04:01:16 am
helm- thank you dude :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on April 11, 2007, 10:18:47 am
Jezus Ryu, you're 15? That pic looks like 17-19 to me...Damn I feel immature looking :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on April 11, 2007, 06:10:48 pm
http://search.ebay.com/shirts_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ3QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300QQsbrsrtZl

There's a lot of them and they're cheap!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 11, 2007, 06:16:35 pm
Hey... dude wants to go shirtless, he can go shirtless. The girls too. Don't make me start posting half-naked guitar whailing pictures (I have them) in defense!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on April 11, 2007, 06:52:51 pm
@Helm: Please...don't.

Man, after seeing everybody coming out of their shells and posting their pictures, I feel left out. It's too bad I never take pictures of myself. The only one that I know of, is in my brother's cpu. It's a picture of me puking after a lovely night of drinking...alcohol=bad, children. I'll see if I can find something better, or just take a picture of myself and send it in...or something.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryumaru on April 11, 2007, 07:13:29 pm
Jezus Ryu, you're 15? That pic looks like 17-19 to me...Damn I feel immature looking :P
haha, i get that alot. its really fun when the girls think youre older than you actually are :3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on April 11, 2007, 10:19:04 pm
Man, after seeing everybody coming out of their shells and posting their pictures, I feel left out. It's too bad I never take pictures of myself. The only one that I know of, is in my brother's cpu. It's a picture of me puking after a lovely night of drinking...alcohol=bad, children. I'll see if I can find something better, or just take a picture of myself and send it in...or something.

Tell me about it, I have been in bed the past three days with alcohol intoxication. I decided to quit alcohol yesterday. From now on I fly sober. At least for a couple of months. I just quit smoking and drugs too, so I'll try to be clean for a while...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on April 11, 2007, 10:25:38 pm
Hey... dude wants to go shirtless, he can go shirtless. The girls too. Don't make me start posting half-naked guitar whailing pictures (I have them) in defense!

PLEASE DO! :] I'd like some.

@Mirre if you ever come across this. Didn't you say you weren't ever going to cut your hair short? :] Hehehe, I SAID you'd look nice in short hair :3 And you do.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 11, 2007, 10:28:44 pm
(http://www.locustleaves.com/northenerlol.png)

here you go
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on April 11, 2007, 10:30:56 pm
edit: Also, Mirre does not have pointy ears
I... don't? Did I miss something here?

And thanks, Helm. ;D


OMG Fool! My dad used to do that for a living too. He had his own company (he still has the workshop, it's built into our house). So our house is filled with various string instruments. Since a few years he works as a crafts teacher though.

Jad: did I? Well... I had a little "accident" last year that made me seriously think about shaving it all off at one point, and then the idea of cutting it sort of grew with me. I had to test it to see if I had the courage. I do look quite alot like you from old photos I have though, lol.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on April 12, 2007, 10:41:55 am
Cat-ears.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Fool on April 12, 2007, 12:12:48 pm


OMG Fool! My dad used to do that for a living too. He had his own company (he still has the workshop, it's built into our house). So our house is filled with various string instruments. Since a few years he works as a crafts teacher though.

No kidding.=)
 I used to have a home shop as well when I lived in a house, now I had all that fun of a dozen partially finished instrument stocked in my appartment.=))
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: xZaffiro410x on April 12, 2007, 02:09:02 pm
Hey..  ;D
I'm Zaffiro4'10, but I go by the alias of ring0 also. My real name is Jack Watkins and I have been spriting / pixel-art-ing since I was about 9..
I won't go too deep into my life story but I'm a resident of England and I am currently looking at an A+ in GCSE Art over the next year..
I've come here to improve my technique, expand my artistic styles and [eventually] master Anti-Aliasing :lol:

See you around ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mixel on April 14, 2007, 10:07:10 am
I'm new! I'm Michael Dawes.. 27, doing a degree in Games Design in Leeds, England.. Been spriting (badly) since umm.. 1990ish, then using DPaint - making lame games in AMOS/STOS.

Interests: Games (Guilty Gear, Guitar hero, Silent Hill, Turrican, RE4, Soul Calibur, Castlevania series), 3d modelling, painting, posing/dressing up, Oekaki.
Pets: 3 cats and 3 rats.
Music: (eclectic). Fields Of The Nephilim, Artrosis, Pearl Jam, Children Of Bodom, Guns n' Roses, Nobuo Uematsu, Akira Yamaoka, ManOwaR.. (mmm cheese) etc.

Only found the board a few days ago (someone linked to it from an Amigaworld.net) - Came here as I'm always working on game stuff and have been meaning to improve my pixel-art forever, but didn't  know there were places like this! After reading peoples crits I've already learned a lot, I think! So I thought I should join in properly.

Helm.. I envy your hair.. Mine was that long but I cut it off.. (twice!) :( Pre hair cull (http://mixelmagic.com/gallery/d/2733-2/DSC00253.JPG) (with comedy sword!).. vs Recently (http://mixelmagic.com/gallery/d/4776-1/DSC01601.JPG).. But it'll grow back!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: selur on April 14, 2007, 12:42:50 pm
Hello everybody...

My name is Sergiusz... I'm 29,  I come from Poland and I'm noob  :crazy: . I was lurking around untill now because I've decided to improve my crappy art-pixel skill.. so I've register here. I'm fan of retrogames especially on Amiga so I've done a few things years ago... but I've decided to back to the roots ..so here I'm and ready to learn...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 14, 2007, 07:12:51 pm
Hey mixel, nice to have you. Shame about the hair, but there's more to a person that length of them... I think. Possibly.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on April 14, 2007, 07:19:59 pm
Psh, hair, long or short, is overrated. Everyone knows that power is derived from the almighty 'stache.
Any hoo, welcome Selur, Mixel, and xZaffiro410x!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on April 14, 2007, 07:32:59 pm
Psh, hair, long or short, is overrated. Everyone knows that power is derived from the almighty 'stache.
:(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 14, 2007, 07:38:08 pm
(http://www.locustleaves.com/stache.png)

the what?


okay, so that's fake, but it could be real! One day! One day... when I have a more forgiving girlfriend!...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on April 14, 2007, 07:43:11 pm
old, but stachetastic photo.

(http://ptoing.net/crap/me.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on April 14, 2007, 07:46:05 pm
(http://www.locustleaves.com/stache.png)

the what?


okay, so that's fake, but it could be real! One day! One day... when I have a more forgiving girlfriend!...
No at the mustache, doesn't look good on you IMO.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 14, 2007, 07:49:49 pm
I don't think the point of the 'stache is for it to look good on you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on April 14, 2007, 07:54:10 pm
(http://a981.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_a840d043893deed1f69111e075213f54.jpg)

my hairs gettin longer guys.. this is me at work, a shop called Spar.

(http://a178.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/43/l_778ddd4fcd92c1330444144a8614eee9.jpg)

Not pullin a funny face.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sharm on April 14, 2007, 07:55:10 pm
I don't think the point of the 'stache is for it to look good on you.

It isn't?  What's it for then?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on April 14, 2007, 07:56:05 pm
to make you more of a man than guys with smaller 'staches
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on April 14, 2007, 07:59:24 pm
actually, ive always been kinda 'skared of those french dudes with the swirlie things  :yell:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on April 14, 2007, 08:01:33 pm
keeps your upper lip warm.  :-X
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 14, 2007, 08:40:10 pm
(http://i16.tinypic.com/2zdrfkn.jpg)

Helm, in your previous photo (sitting in your house), at first glance, i thought you had a foo manchu. :yay:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on April 14, 2007, 09:21:02 pm
I don't think the point of the 'stache is for it to look good on you.
It makes you look like one of those circus presentor guys  :D. And what else would it be for other then looking good/bad?
(No offense of course, you're fine looking furthermore, from a non-gay perspective, I just don't like the mustache. Your long black metal hair is awesome for example!  :y:)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on April 14, 2007, 09:59:00 pm
You will understand the burning need to make aesthetic choices about your appearance that hurt the handsomeness factor only to reinforce the awesomeness factor when you grow up.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on April 14, 2007, 11:38:30 pm
Clear as mud, but I getcha.  ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 15, 2007, 12:07:25 am
mm either there is some sexual innuendo about felatio going here

or call me a monkey's great grandfather.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on April 15, 2007, 12:26:29 am
I'm Rydin.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on April 15, 2007, 12:45:11 am
What you ridin'?
Ridin' dirty!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on April 15, 2007, 01:05:37 am
What you ridin'?
Ridin' dirty!

How long have you been waiting for that one?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on April 15, 2007, 03:51:12 am
Spur of the moment. I'm just that bad.


(Bad as in good.)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on April 15, 2007, 08:21:50 am
You will understand the burning need to make aesthetic choices about your appearance that hurt the handsomeness factor only to reinforce the awesomeness factor when you grow up.
:huh:
Okay then.
And by the way, I just noticed you called me 13 in my Tank topic, I'm actually nearly 16 :\

Terley: <3 Spar, I have one in my village. :B
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: philipptr on April 15, 2007, 09:56:12 am
haha, had to think of dali immediately when reading ecks post (mostly because I was "reading" in a dali book until late in the morning ;) )


What you ridin'?
Ridin' dirty!

 ;D so predictabe and still so funny
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: philipptr on April 15, 2007, 04:39:31 pm
so since everybody seems to show a picture of him/her here, here's mine.
my way too messy desk and me:
(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/5959/desktopmeie7.jpg)
(2 monitors at the moment, until I have too much chaos and need the place that the crt takes at the moment ;) )
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on April 15, 2007, 10:38:47 pm
our work areas are much the same except that mine has more paper and more bowls to make up for the second monitor
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on April 16, 2007, 01:50:59 am
Ive barely got room for a keyboard with my computer desk, letalone another monitor. I think I need to find myself decent work area, for drawing and stuff..

(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/2953/wrkareamo1.jpg)

I barely do anythin here, cant even get too into any digital artwork, It just feels uncomfortable.

lol snes in the top left..  :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on April 16, 2007, 01:57:26 am
yeah dude, definitely invest in a new desk, just find something simple and cheap, because all you really need is space :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Serendor on April 16, 2007, 03:40:24 pm
My desktop... if someone intrested...

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4575/p4160149ia3.jpg

Guess I haven't really introduced myself...

Albin Svensson aka Serendor on most forums

lives in sweden, 16 and study IB in Skövde...

so, anything more you want to know about me, guess not... ^^;

Think your mustach is nice Helm  :)

//Albin



Edit: Next time, resize your photo before posting  (or put it as a link) - Panda
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Wildhoney on April 25, 2007, 01:52:49 pm
Hey all! I've just started a new thread, but it's never too late to introduce myself, is it? I'm a 21 year old male from the United Kingdom. I've done about 14 to 15 pieces of pixel art in the past, but it's never been my number one hobby. Hopefully looking to get back into it in a few months or so once I'm all settled.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on April 29, 2007, 12:28:39 pm
thought i had introdudced myself, but i guess not. 

MY NAME IZ DAN AND I LIEK FROOT.

um...

im 13.  i listen to metal and hard rock.

i like girls, art, and hanging out with frends.

my favorite hobbies, in order of priority, are skatebording, pixeling, and playing bass guitar.

i curently reside in connecticut, united states, but i have strong italian roots.

i would post a picture, but then helm would track me down and steel my goat.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on April 29, 2007, 01:10:09 pm
my favorite hobbies, in order of priority, are skatebording, pixeling, and playing bass guitar.

 :huh:

Music > Pixelling > Skateboarding.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Snippa on April 29, 2007, 03:33:09 pm
I suppose maybe I should introduce myself formally now that I've become more active on the forums, so here goes.

My name is Michael, I am 24 years old, I consider myself a hardcore gamer.
I have absolutely no formal education in any type of art (aside from grade school haha). The majority of my education in pixel art has come from Tsugumo's tutorial that I found a few years back as well as from various sources on these forums.

I consider myself a game designer (though I have pretty much no experience except from what I plan for my own game). I have toyed with some 3D modeling and a decent amount of programming, though nothing that involves games in any way and mostly just minor stuff.

a bit of my personalilty: brutally honest at times, huge critic, EXTREMLY picky, stubborn... ok so those tend to be the most negative things about me, so I guess I can be pretty offensive at times, please try not to be offended by any of my comments or criticism. :)

My personal music interests are basically mostly alternative rock and euro techno (or happy hardcore).

If any of my art looks exceptional, it can be credited to one of 3 things, or perhaps a mix of all 3 whichever you prefer: Genes (yeah, it runs in the family), Skill (yeah right), God (most likely source in my opinion) :)

Well, now you know a bit more about me... maybe a bit too much ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on April 29, 2007, 04:42:06 pm
 :y:

good stuff.  nice to meet you, snippa!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Presley on May 01, 2007, 12:19:48 pm
Hi, I'm Preston, I'm fourteen. I live in Sydney, Australia and I like to partake in the Rollerblading scene (freestyle rolling yo), do most things art related, save stupid modern art that takes no skill or creativity. Yus. I enjoy music, specifically most rock, rocky-pop, and jazzy-rock from the 65-85. :D

That just about sums me up. ;P

PICS PLZ.

Me, taken with my crappy camera and worse lighting \:D/ ATTACK OF TEH DIMPLES. Seriously when I smile, small coins can fit inside them. :)
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4426/meplzvr6.png)

Had to laugh at this. Photo got taken of me practicing handplant grabs and inverts. In the kitchen. @_@
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/710/kitchlympicsdt3.png)

Helm, I seriously dig your cleft.

Woo, Be-Mag. It deserves a spot in my post. :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on May 01, 2007, 01:11:13 pm
Holy shit, google-image-searching for 'cleft' gave me a shock.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Presley on May 01, 2007, 01:16:51 pm
Holy Shit is right D;

I meant this kind of cleft. Notice the chin.

(http://www.sweatpantserection.com/stories/img/86/john_travolta.jpg)

John Travolta ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on May 01, 2007, 01:20:40 pm
Okay. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on May 01, 2007, 09:19:45 pm
Holy shit, google-image-searching for 'cleft' gave me a shock.

Fuck, really shouldn't have googled that. That's seriously gross...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on May 01, 2007, 10:00:50 pm
the first result was quite nice, the others were not.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tacky on May 01, 2007, 11:44:47 pm
just to let anyone know who hasnt already googled it,  its a wierd lip disorder thing.  prety disgusting.  cept for the first picture, of the girls... err... 

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on May 02, 2007, 12:52:07 am
just to let anyone know who hasnt already googled it,  its a wierd lip disorder thing.  prety disgusting.  cept for the first picture, of the girls... err... 

Vagina, you can say vagina. And yes, forking disgusting...

Any hoo, welcome every one and all!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on May 02, 2007, 01:30:38 am
i believe 'vulva' would be a little more accurate for that particular image.  the vagina is an internal organ  ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on May 02, 2007, 01:49:20 am
 :-\
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on May 02, 2007, 02:15:27 am
I am glad the internet is showing the same first result for all of us on the issue of 'cleft'. Sweet and wonderful venus mound.

(http://www.worth1000.com/web/media/120318/venus.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on May 02, 2007, 11:35:08 am
With small name tags, so we know what goes where.

Of course it's not at all helpful when your face is close to hers, it's dark and you have to find those parts with the tip of your penis...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on May 02, 2007, 06:38:09 pm
(http://www.orssnowshoesdirect.com/ors-ss-images/other_products/black-diamond-gemini-headlamp-lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on May 13, 2007, 11:25:04 am
Ahhhh Ter, you keep on changing!!! What happened to the long..semi curly hair? Now its all...staight :'( Anyways..I am starting to feel very young...

     Again..mah names Colin.....I have taught myself how to draw, and I have been drawing for a little over one year. I have recently started seriously pixeling  (I used to do runescape "signetures" which, I did not do very well..) I am learning slowly, but Pixelation is helping me lots. I am just getting to the point where I can begin to develope my own style, which is fun. Oh, and I am 13..probably one of the youngest here. I play soccer and the saxophone, but my real two passions are soccer and art, as I am not very good at playing my sax. Lessee..... I live in North Carolina..but I hope to move to Quebec, Canada when I am older. I know a little french, and I am slowly learning in school. Alight thats it..Not sure why I decided another more in depth introduction was nesscecary, but it was.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on May 13, 2007, 12:45:37 pm
Yo, i hail from NC as well. what city are you in? if you don't mind me asking o'course.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on May 13, 2007, 01:32:40 pm
Yo, i hail from NC as well. what city are you in? if you don't mind me asking o'course.

Durham, I don't really mind people asking :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on May 13, 2007, 06:03:50 pm
name, age, city, country, state, street, house number, telephone number, and anything else i would need to know to track you down and rape you? :D :D :D :crazy: :crazy:

 








:P joking of course

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: slambamamy on May 15, 2007, 02:07:26 am
Quote
What's so strange? Artists always have an appeal to women.

I agree greatly on that.

'names Amy. HEY. I'm a masshole, a girl, and I like art but am an extremely lazy, no good, lacking determination kind've person so I doubt anyone will see more than 2 things of mine. I tend to start something and when it starts looking like crap I stop and start something new. In fact thats more the reason nobody will see my work. I lurk alot. I've been pixelling/lurking for about 2 years or about 5 months before pixelation shut down. Dont know when that is.

In regards to the music thing, not a big fan of metal but these are my fav bands

TMBG
The Specials
Dick Dale
311
Aphex Twin
Batmobile
the cars
the clash
Dead Kennedys
The Exploding Hearts
The English Beat
The White Stripes
Queen
Pink Floyd
Proclaimers

and a billion others

PICTURES

(http://www.jafsitedesign.com/collegeartstore/uploads/41.jpg)

http://www.jafsitedesign.com/collegeartstore/uploads/42.jpg

^^haha my eye looks funny

those are old pictures, I cut my hair and dyed it and shit when I came out of the hospital.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on May 15, 2007, 02:09:39 am
soooo when did pretty girls start comming here? :-0
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on May 15, 2007, 03:26:41 am
soooo when did pretty girls start comming here? :-0

Omgz0rz, some people could take that not-so-well.  :-\

Hello everyone!  ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zach on May 15, 2007, 04:38:53 am
it's complementing :\

how could that be slightly offensive... unless the person is totally stuck up
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Snippa on May 15, 2007, 06:09:23 am
it's complementing :\

how could that be slightly offensive... unless the person is totally stuck up
...maybe if there were already pretty girls here? ...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: slambamamy on May 16, 2007, 01:10:51 am
soooo when did pretty girls start comming here? :-0

Never. I just know how to take flattering pictures of myself. Most girls do. I HOPE A TV FALLS ON YOU!!! IM SO OFFENDED!!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on May 17, 2007, 09:16:14 pm
ey, welcome to pixelation  :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on May 21, 2007, 04:03:54 pm
Hellos, for those who do not know, I am your friendly zombie administrator.
(http://ptoing.net/crap/brains.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: slambamamy on May 22, 2007, 01:21:50 am
speaking of zombies, if any of you live in the Boston area, which i highly doubt most of you do, theres a zombie march on July 13 where people dress up as zombies and walk around the city making fools of themselves, all the while looking pretty sweet! www.myspace.com/zombie_march_on_boston

and... uh.. nobody posted since me but welcome to those who post in the future
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on May 22, 2007, 11:34:57 am
So a zombie is nobody?? I feel hurt now ;3;
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on May 23, 2007, 12:03:39 am
Wicked photomanip Ptoing.....unless it isen't a photomanip, then I will be forced to slay you. Sorry.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on May 23, 2007, 12:11:40 am
JESUS HAS COME TO SLAY YOU PTOING!

(http://game-designer.org/tin/site/images/webmaster.jpg)

Old picture, I'm 18 in this one
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zee on May 24, 2007, 08:16:13 pm
I'm Zee, I work on games and I am STILL wondering how to get to change my profile.

I seriously think I need a graphical step-by-step thing to find it T_T I feel so dumb.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Panda on May 24, 2007, 08:28:14 pm
I'm Zee, I work on games and I am STILL wondering how to get to change my profile.

I seriously think I need a graphical step-by-step thing to find it T_T I feel so dumb.

Your profile is accessible by either clicking the "Profile" button under the search bar, or by simply clicking your name.
If adding an avatar is what you want, that option doesn't work right now after a forum update with some incompatible templates (which somehow made it dissapear).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Draco9898 on May 24, 2007, 08:31:09 pm
Gil, you look way too much like one of my friends, that's kinda creppy.  :-X

I'm draco, I'm 21.
I like to design, program, create music for, and create pixel art for games.
I've been pixeling for 8+ years, but I probably still seem like a complete newbie.  :'(

I'd like to take pictures of me and my house, but my crappy free web camera can't do jack. The best representation of me is my avatar right now, but I'm totally dissatisfied with it completely.

I'd also like to change my avatar, but that option doesn't seem to exist...Oh, I see now (below)

I prefer to talk inside AIM to people rather then play the back and forth post-it game, so AIM ME!

Quote
If adding an avatar is what you want, that option doesn't work right now after a forum update with some incompatible templates (which somehow made it dissapear).

Oh good one, you broke it! ...Just kidding.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zee on May 25, 2007, 12:13:31 am
I'm Zee, I work on games and I am STILL wondering how to get to change my profile.

I seriously think I need a graphical step-by-step thing to find it T_T I feel so dumb.

Your profile is accessible by either clicking the "Profile" button under the search bar, or by simply clicking your name.
If adding an avatar is what you want, that option doesn't work right now after a forum update with some incompatible templates (which somehow made it dissapear).


Bummer, I hope that's getting fixed soon.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: EyeCraft on May 30, 2007, 09:00:52 am
Hello everyone! I don't know how many people remember me, I have a habit of appearing and disappearing all the time. I go through cycles, I guess. I don't know if I'm back to the pixelling stage of the cycle just yet, but it can't hurt to be more active in the forum. So I'm reintroducing myself...for the...2nd? 3rd time?

*Outreaches arms for group hug*  :crazy:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Panda on May 30, 2007, 09:37:48 am
Quote
If adding an avatar is what you want, that option doesn't work right now after a forum update with some incompatible templates (which somehow made it dissapear).

Oh good one, you broke it! ...Just kidding.

Well, it might not be the only thing I'll break... if you know what I mean  ;)  :mean:


I'm Zee, I work on games and I am STILL wondering how to get to change my profile.

I seriously think I need a graphical step-by-step thing to find it T_T I feel so dumb.

Your profile is accessible by either clicking the "Profile" button under the search bar, or by simply clicking your name.
If adding an avatar is what you want, that option doesn't work right now after a forum update with some incompatible templates (which somehow made it dissapear).


Bummer, I hope that's getting fixed soon.

Goat was working on it, but he has been gone for a month, so maybe we will reinstall the whole forum software from scratch instead of having him patching and fixing the old thing.
But yeah will be fixed eventually.


Hello everyone! I don't know how many people remember me, I have a habit of appearing and disappearing all the time. I go through cycles, I guess. I don't know if I'm back to the pixelling stage of the cycle just yet, but it can't hurt to be more active in the forum. So I'm reintroducing myself...for the...2nd? 3rd time?

*Outreaches arms for group hug*  :crazy:

Welcome back, and show us some pixels then.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: EyeCraft on May 30, 2007, 03:56:35 pm
Welcome back, and show us some pixels then.

Very well  :), here's some screenshots from a game of mine I've been working on;

(http://imagehost.ensellitis.com/imagesv2/8703457214TE2_shot1.PNG) (http://imagehost.ensellitis.com/imagesv2/4286653610TE2_shot4.PNG) (http://imagehost.ensellitis.com/imagesv2/7772033123TE2_shot7.PNG)

I'll be working on more pixels for it soon, it's actually been on hiatus for most of this semester and I'm itching to get back to it...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on May 30, 2007, 04:00:47 pm
oh-em-gee
That is awsome Eye.
But planes and enemies need more contrast! They get lost in the oh-so-beatiful background!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 07, 2007, 09:10:07 pm
[Returns when he has some work]
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on June 08, 2007, 04:37:45 am
COME BACK, EINDER!
WHY DID YOU EDIT??
WHAT DID YOU SAY???
COME BACK, BACK, BAAACCCCKKK!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on June 08, 2007, 05:47:46 pm
did you make a funny?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: philipptr on June 09, 2007, 09:22:19 am
[Returns when he has some work]

this post makes me very curious for some reason ::)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 09, 2007, 07:17:26 pm
I apologize for my edit I couldn't make a direct honest intro like that I haven't done anything major in like long long time. I will as I said return when I do something then post it so I can be measured weighed then taken seriously.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 09, 2007, 08:40:26 pm
huh?

This is just an introduction topic, dude. Take it easy.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on June 09, 2007, 09:51:06 pm
"Measured and weighed?"
Wild guess but...5'7", 162lb?
But yeah, man, really, it'd've been cool for you to just say "Hi, I'm Einder, nice to meet you all!"
'S not like this place is some sort of...serious...thing...filled with serious...people who only...serious...things.
(I think "serious" should be a verb.)

Uh...

Welcome to everyone I have not yet welcomed!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on June 09, 2007, 10:42:17 pm
Hmm..just for grins..I calculated the BMI of a 6'7 162 lb person...25.5...just a hair over weight :crazy:...anyways welcome all ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 09, 2007, 11:50:45 pm
Maybe this forum isn't for me then I'll come back next year. Later.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Snippa on June 09, 2007, 11:52:27 pm
Maybe this forum isn't for me then I'll come back next year. Later.
What did I miss? o.O
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on June 09, 2007, 11:53:11 pm
Hey, wait, no, come back! We can be serious! >:( < see!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 09, 2007, 11:58:26 pm
I just got a email linking back cause of the reply I made, I don't wanna post in the introduction cause it's wasting space.

I'm just a not a happy go lucky person like you guys so I don't have any work and to the person above nothing happen I just don't have any work.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on June 10, 2007, 01:24:34 am
I just got a email linking back cause of the reply I made, I don't wanna post in the introduction cause it's wasting space.

I'm just a not a happy go lucky person like you guys so I don't have any work and to the person above nothing happen I just don't have any work.


Don't worry about not having any work..... sure this group isen't the most serious of groups, but it is still a very good community to grow in your artistic ability, and in a fun way to boot. Hopefully you'll hang around for a while :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 10, 2007, 02:27:35 am
I tend to get nervous whenever I try to make some good pixel work, thank for all for the warm kindness expecially you xion and helm. I'll treat this place is it if was my own home.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on June 10, 2007, 02:33:19 am
...Nay, you'll treat as if it were your castle!

. . .

Welcome, anyhow...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Einder on June 10, 2007, 02:37:49 am
...Nay, you'll treat as if it were you're castle!

. . .

Welcome, anyhow...

Very well then mr.bob.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 10, 2007, 10:38:58 am
Welcome to the forums, take it easy. It can be  D: and it can be  !yus! and it most definately is a bit  :hehe: sometimes, but don't let it get to you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: chigsam on June 10, 2007, 10:47:14 am
Helm really has a way with smilies  :noob:

Anyhow great we have new people :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on June 10, 2007, 03:11:07 pm
Welcome to the forums, take it easy. It can be  D: and it can be  !yus! and it most definately is a bit  :hehe: sometimes, but don't let it get to you.

 he he that reminds me of those books where words are replaced with pictures randomly throughout the selection...

You will also most deffinitly have times of  :wah:, and we'll  :lol: we'll  :'( but it usually pretty fun  :D sorry jsut had to do a little smiley word replace of my own :-[
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: chigsam on June 10, 2007, 03:17:17 pm
but mostly we'll  :lol: when you  :'( and then you will  :'( some more and we will  :D.

Nah we wont have a nice time  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on June 10, 2007, 08:26:50 pm
new piccy of me  :crazy: Man, I have changed in a year.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/iceman509/megoodreference.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on June 10, 2007, 10:02:57 pm
Yeah, you look grumpy now ;D

Why can't we see you smile?

Also; me and the boys:

(http://art.game-designer.org/us.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on June 10, 2007, 10:05:55 pm
Yeah, you look grumpy now ;D

Why can't we see you smile?

Also; me and the boys:



A 13 year old kid who jsut woke up, is not the happiest person in the world...and I'll show you a smile.....eventually, I assure I am not grumpy 24/7 though, just in pictures, and when I wake up. ;)
edit- my bad
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on June 10, 2007, 10:08:22 pm
Don't quote images, it's a bit annoying. Edit- thanks :)

Smiling will be your number 1 weapon to get laid, work on it from early on :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: aegis on June 11, 2007, 10:39:29 am
hi

i registered here when i heard pixelation was up again (thanks ptoing). i was registered in the old pixelation (can't remember what name i used back then though)
but i wasn't very good at making pixels back then (nor am i now). i also like using brackets (not square brackets.)

so yeah i'm from finland and i make mostly music but i push pixels too. not much though. greetings to ptoing for showing that pixelation is alive again
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gil on June 11, 2007, 04:13:10 pm
You can always post some music in the OT-creativity thread to lets us warm up to you :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirz on June 14, 2007, 03:25:34 am
Reposting this here, since I was told this was the appropriate forum:

Just wanted to say I'm happy I found this site. I am a long-time pixel artist.  I've recently started a webcomic using smilies.  Right off the bat, I want to tell everyone, the artwork is *intentionally* minimalistic.  Too much detail in such a confined space makes it hard to read.  And, personally, I like the cartoony style type of art.

The actual smilies used are a combination of our original work, or work of other artists which we have permission to modify.  Most of the backgrounds, buildings, props and stuff are mousedrawn by us.

We find it really challenging working in such confined space. I think we do an okay job of it! So, just looking for some feedback.  Would appreciate if you checked it out.

http://www.bitmapworld.com (http://www.bitmapworld.com)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: philipptr on June 14, 2007, 12:14:40 pm
Welcome Mirz, hope you have a nice stay here ;)
A few thoughts I had when browsing your website:
Even though its minimalistic I don't think these imho ugly colours are needed (for example the neon-green in the top mid pannel of the most recent comic, wich btw also includes non pixel-art). Also the black outlines make this look a bit amateurish ms-paint style. And personally I found the most annoying thing was the kerning of the font ;)
All these things could be avoided even when keeping it minimalistic.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirz on June 14, 2007, 02:20:22 pm
Thank you. Your comments are much appreciated.


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wich btw also includes non pixel-art

Really? Are you referring to the house? That actually is a smaller pixel house that was re-sized to fit the characters.  That may seem like a lazy technique, but we tried remastering it, but ended up liking the "chunkier" look better, and therefore just cleaned it up a bit.  As for the color, duly noted.  Again, we are going for the "old computer" look for the strip.  But, colors have been mentioned more than once, so it is something we really do have to take into consideration.


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Also the black outlines make this look a bit amateurish ms-paint style.

This is deliberate, since many smilies are drawn in that style (not like the ones on this board, but on other forums). That said, I will admit *my* skill at pixel art far exceeds my partners'.  So, in order to allow everyone to work on the strip, at least for the meantime, it's probably best that we stick with this.  Though, again, your comments are duly noted and something I will keep in mind for the future as our strip grows.


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And personally I found the most annoying thing was the kerning of the font

Yes, I will admit this needs work.  Because it is a custom pixel font, it does not work perfectly in most graphics programs. The kerning is off pretty much at any setting.  Usually, a strip is completed, and then the kerning is cleaned up by hand.  It's a 2-step process, since I usually do most of the artwork, and my partner does the kerning after the fact.  Looking at the most recent strip (which just went up yesterday), it appears he hasn't gotten around to fixing the kerning yet.  I will make it a point to him that the bad kerning is noticeable...and irritating...to the readers, so he should get it done immediately. In all honesty, the kerning bugs HIM considerably, and he is usually good at getting it fixed up. Though, laziness, or pure busy-ness, gets the best of us all sometimes.

Again, I appreciate your taking the time to look and comment.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: poingo on June 18, 2007, 06:58:29 pm
Haroo!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: chris-mcc on June 20, 2007, 05:05:16 pm
I'm Chris :)

Twenty Two years old, from the backwoods of Ontario Canada.

I've been fiddling with pixel art for fun since I got my first PC in 1996, and I haven't improved any since. I've been aware of these forums for a number of years and even had an account and posted for a while but just couldn't commit myself to it. But here I am back again. Hopefully I stick around a bit more and maybe post something too. (I have a horrible habit of lurking)

I'm friendly and cool but I often get banned from online communities because I love to make suggestions to make things better and this seems to be a "no-no". Looking forward to having that not happen here. (maybe I'll post some pixel art too!)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robalan on June 20, 2007, 07:30:00 pm
Hey Chris, welcome to Pixelation.  I've had that "banned for suggesting improvements" thing happen to me as well, but you don't have to worry about that here.  So long as you don't act like an ass or rip art, you should be fine.  The moderators are very friendly (despite what some may think) and will hear any suggestions you may have.  They may not do anything about them, but they'll listen.  Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on June 21, 2007, 05:05:58 am
The moderators are very friendly (despite what some may think) and will hear any suggestions you may have.  They may not do anything about them, but they'll listen.  Enjoy your stay!

LIAR! Don't listen to them Chris! The mods are heartless beasts who'd rather suck your soul out of your living flesh, rather than have you make critical suggestions. Run away! Run away as quickly as possible, before they destroy what dignity you have left!!!(exclamation)!!

. . .

(j/k) Ok, so they're not that bad. In fact, there's nothing wrong with them ( or most people here, for that matter) at all. I hope you find everything to your liking here. And it'd be wise to heed Rob(ocop)alan's word, as he's a good fella, and an intellectual...I mean, come on; The guy wears glasses!!

Have fun...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on June 21, 2007, 11:25:45 am
I'm friendly and cool but I often get banned from online communities because I love to make suggestions to make things better and this seems to be a "no-no". Looking forward to having that not happen here. (maybe I'll post some pixel art too!)

You _will_ post some pixel art too :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: JonathanOfDrain on June 27, 2007, 02:47:40 pm
Hi I'm Jonathan Drain, I live in a small apartment in MAssachusetts and work three jobs to pay for said apartment. I started pixeling because I wanted to make a game and nobody else want to do the art. I've never really been around pixel artists of such talent until I started visiting here so the bar has been set and I'll try to take whatever advice I can from whoever I can in hopes of improving.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: rezz on June 30, 2007, 11:00:10 pm
Hello there, I'm rezz, aka Ben Silverman. For probably 4-5 years now I've been trying to get into pixel art, viewing thousands of other artists' work, but feeling too intimidated to try anything. I've been lurking this site for probably a year now and I just joined because I want to start somewhere and I think with the critiques and help of others I can get that start I've always wanted. I've tried pixeling various things in the past but nothing ever really turned out even slightly how I wanted them to, so I'm hoping to really get a fresh start. This site has always been great and I think I'll be around quite a lot!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mayor Pirkle on July 02, 2007, 09:04:05 pm
Hey all!  I've been a big fan of pixel art for years now.  I just recently started creating my own pixely stuff, but it's all pretty bad since I just started  :-\.

I found out about these forums yesterday, and seeing the work that's been done is simply astounding.  I was browsing through the Assembly Line thread, and it was very inspiring to see that one person could create something so amazing.  Every ship that I saw was extremely well made.  I was unsure of myself and my abilities to create great pixel works when I started, but after seeing what regular people are capable of given the time and the desire to create, it really gave me a moral boost!  So hopefully, in time, my pixel work will become something to talk about.  Right now it's pretty shoddy, but I suppose I can post my current works in a showcase thread.  At the very least it'll be a nice change up.  Instead of people needing serious C&C on the work, we could all just poke fun at my poor style!

Anyways, I hope my stay here will be a long one.  I don't really have a good track record with staying faithful to forums.  Typically I run out of interest on all forums within a few months, but this forum is relevant to a goal of mine, so that should keep me hooked for a while at least.  I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ray Frenden on July 03, 2007, 04:39:07 pm
Howdy. New here. I work in the games industry and freelance as an illustrator. UI, editorial, tees, comics, etc. Most of my work, even my illustration stuff, is limited color. I tend to use 5-6 spots in all my work and "dither" with volumetric halftones ala the following image:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/159/420061347_275e013aee.jpg)

As a result, I find I like to tinker with pixelart and hope to come here to share and improve, mostly for the fun of it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rosse on July 03, 2007, 06:11:26 pm
Welcome Ray. Saw your images on flicker ( http://flickr.com/photos/rayfrenden ), great stuff. Cool to have you here. I'm looking forward to your pixel stuff.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ray Frenden on July 03, 2007, 06:12:58 pm
Thanks - looking forward to make more pixelstuff!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: alkaline on July 03, 2007, 07:22:38 pm
heh, i knew your style was familiar - saw it on threadless.


welcome everyone.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Medri Fogmatio on July 07, 2007, 12:21:03 am
Hello, I am Medri Fogmatio.

I recently left Pixeltendo to pursue a better spriting and artistic path instead of one that lingers of 4chan, n00bs, and unoriginality. 

I have only delt with Sprites in my past, Pixelart isn't what I am very good at, however.  I am not one to merely give up due to just that.

I hope that I can become an active member of Pixelation.

~Medri
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on July 07, 2007, 05:16:59 am
welcome medri :D  get your practice on, and i look forward to seeing your work :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: halu on July 11, 2007, 02:12:18 pm
Hey everyone, if you remember me, :D, if not, that's fine.
I decided I wanted to try and get back in the pixel scene, and I remembered pixelation, so, yeah.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tocky on July 11, 2007, 11:43:56 pm
I'm Matt Rundle. I'm 18. I've been pixeling the past few years, but not a lot. I'm trying to pick it up.

Some of my stuff:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/tocky/cobbler.png)
halfdone adventure game art, from last year.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/tocky/legacychars-1.png)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/tocky/legacytiles-a.png)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/tocky/legacytiles-b.png)
and the game I'm ostensibly working on at the moment.

I'm a student programmer. I don't really know how to make games yet, but it's what I'd like to do.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on July 12, 2007, 02:45:14 pm
welcome, halu and matt!  matt your pixels look great, fun colors and good style, like cave story married knytt :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tocky on July 12, 2007, 03:04:59 pm
Quote
cave story... knytt
Easily my two favourite indie games.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: robotacon on July 12, 2007, 06:38:42 pm
tocky, those are great designs!
Otherworldly in the best possible way.
I crave more! :0'
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: lilwing on July 14, 2007, 12:03:32 am
hallo, my name is Näthan.

i am 18 years old, just graduated out of high school. i am a professional web designer (through a publishing business that has a printing press, and owns 4 news paper publications) i am going to college to study German and Graphic art.

i like to draw. here is something i drew recently. it's a war artifact of mine from WWII. it is a swedish mauser bayonet. (edit: i don't have a scanner, this was captured with a shitty digital camera at a really bad angle)

(http://www.anachronismus.com/images/drawings/wwiibayonet.jpg)

i just got into computer art. i do photo manipulations, and i just got into pixel art. i was happy to come on here today and receive critiques, links to tutorials, and help from other members.

i found this website through http://www.verge-rpg.com which is a C based rpg engine.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: inkspot on July 15, 2007, 02:15:37 pm
Hello lilwig, nice to see some LF members here, hehe ;D
And you can post non pixelart pictures in this thread, feel free to do so.

Anyways, I don't remember if I have introduced myself here, but oh well, might as well do it.

I am inkspot, 19 years old, currently living in Estonia. I used to hang out in the old Pixelation a lot, but it was closed down so... I came back here via Pixeljoint half a year a go or so...

So...yeah.., Hi everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: lilwing on July 15, 2007, 05:22:13 pm
hey dude! i thoguht you might be on here. that website you sent has some pixel arts.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kcilc on July 16, 2007, 03:46:53 am
I guess I've never fully introduced myself. Here go's...

Hello I'm David, I'm 14 years minus one month of age.
My fondness of pixel art comes from the fact that most of the time smaller is better(note the most).
Other things that I enjoy are making a complete fool of myself, pogo sticking, and being different in almost every way.     

Something that annoys me quite a lot is when people use 1337 or intrnt slng all the time for no apparent reason.

And welcome to the forums everyone! ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Aelyrin on July 30, 2007, 05:43:37 am
Hi. =D
I just got here. I found my way here through gas13.ru, which I had just (re-)found recently when I was looking for a certain tutorial. Heh, turned out it wasn't as informative as I remembered. :\ But there was a link to here, and omg *o* there's so much awesome pixelart here! I joined in the hopes of getting better at my own.

So, um. =D
A little about me, I guess...
I'm 19, and live on the outskirts of the small town of Espanola, Ontario.
I just graduated from high school (I hope ~A~;; ). I don't really know what to do with the rest of my life, though. I really need to get a good paying job. :\ And then maybe try to go to school or something. But I dunno, because I'll probably just drop out, anyways. ^^;;;
My hobbies are drawing, singing, and spriting, none of which I'm any good at. Oh, mostly all I sprite is.. Pokemon. >3> I mix Pokemon. But I would really like to be able to do scenery and stuff.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ornust on August 02, 2007, 03:38:55 am
I've been watching you guys on the forums for a long time, but to no avail.

Halo thar?


 :mean:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tandemar on August 03, 2007, 07:29:05 am
Probably the oldest guy here; I'm 50 and I've been working in the games industry for 24 years now. The last six months is the only period I've not been continually working with 2D graphics as I am currently employed in Hamburg, Germany as a game designer.
I've had a few small freelance pixel jobs and hopefully some more will come along soon because I like to keep at it.

I've worked on lots of stuff over the years and I'm aiming to reach at least 300 titles on my cv before I hang up my mouse; I've recently reached the 270 mark. I enjoy pixelling otherwise I wouldn't keep doing it, apart from the fact that I have no intention to move into 3D; too old and not interested.

It does get a bit repetitive, clients asking for the same old things time and time again, but that's the games industry for you. You just try to enjoy each job as much as the last and try to put something of yourself into everything you do and have fun. If it's not fun, don't do it.

 
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: bengo on August 03, 2007, 07:55:29 am
Hah, 50 eh? Got a portfolio?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on August 03, 2007, 12:11:25 pm
bengoshia: Just google for Simon Butler.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on August 03, 2007, 12:59:24 pm
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1710/

jesus christ - a lot of seriously good games there...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on August 03, 2007, 10:17:07 pm
wow an honor to have you here simon :)  good luck hitting 300!  that's incredible!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: crab2selout.png on August 04, 2007, 02:08:03 am
I seem to remember Tandemar's from Pixelation back in its deep purple days. Welcome back, I've enjoyed your many posts(if I am remembering the correct person  :-[).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blick on August 04, 2007, 03:32:27 am
Yes, Tandemar has been around these parts in the past. Welcome back.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kain Mikado on August 13, 2007, 06:32:47 am
Well, huzzah for coming in under the shadow of such an awesome developer. xD

I am completely new to these parts. To be quite honest I've never even heard of the place. *gasp* Yeah, well I am  a game designer/programmer in the making. I wanted to be able to make my games a little nicer looking with some cool sprites. So I've been wondering about the web looking for 'sprite tutorials' and communities. I am a frequent visitor of gamedev.org and decided to ask the group if anyone had any pointers on getting started in creating sprites, I wanted to pull off more of an anime style. Ravuya pointed me in this direction.

I'm a forum troll and complete newb to pixel-anything. Though I am going to try my hand at it. Ah, I am 18 and currently attending school for game and simulation programming. I'm also working on two recently started lead/design/programming projects for my portfolio, and experience.

I guess that's about it really. I look forward to browsing around, learning some new stuff, and hopefully getting to know some of you. ^^

Oh! One last thing actually. I couldn't seem to find any avatar settings in my profile. Are new members able to have them? If so how would I go about setting one? Thanks!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on August 13, 2007, 06:56:39 am
welcome!  avatar controls are currently disabled for all users because of some weird upgrade problems; any login issues you might have are due to the same problem.  We're working on it, but don't have a deadline for fixing these things yet.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kain Mikado on August 13, 2007, 07:13:30 am
Oh well right on. Thanks for the heads up. Best wishes getting things fixed by the way. ^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Alonso on August 14, 2007, 01:52:09 pm
Hey =)
I've never been an active member here, so I expect nobody to remember me. I've been doing games for like 11 years, now. I'm currently developing this (http://www.hfalicia.com) one. I'm a member--if it still exists--of Natomic. (What else?)
I do computer games for a hobby--I'm a scriptwriter and a director in cinematography. So, I'll leave it at that x)
(http://www.alonso-martin.com/Stuff/pic27-2.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Fingerfoods on August 15, 2007, 01:44:33 am
Hey. I'm James and I'm 15 years old. Art and game design are my primary passions, but I also love storytelling. And cheese. Cheeeese.

I would do a bit of shameless plugging on my game but there's not enough to show yet, which is, I guess, why I'm here.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Xion on August 15, 2007, 03:04:07 am
cheese.
:D :y:
Welcome, Rave and Alonso.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: BlueCheer on August 19, 2007, 05:20:19 am
Hello newbie to just about everything pixel. My username is BlueCheer Old School band, I’m huge fan of most metals sept like nuu metal. I’m brutaler then you don’t forget that. And yea umm I’m super sexy I like eating my foot and I’m like super awsomeful :D.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Tarenken on August 22, 2007, 02:07:17 am
hey, I'm Tarenken aka Masquerain, Rashoumon, Medical Meccanica and Seika. I'm 14 years old, female, and I've been pursuing pixelart for 3 years, and my main subject is fake Pokemon and custom Pokemon mixes.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: OzBlueShoes on August 27, 2007, 05:27:09 pm
Hello, I am Oz. No pixels yet... but I'll get working.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: reecki on August 30, 2007, 10:09:53 pm
Hi I am also a newbie. My name's Rebecca. I' m 20 years old.

I graduated from Video game art and Design in Vancouver. This is my first year pixeling. I have been into Pixel art since I rented SNK v.s. Capcom and loved the Boss Ai, that is..up to a point. :) I lurked around various sites until I found this one. Which I must say is awesome. I look forward to posting in this community.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on September 02, 2007, 08:21:52 pm
Hello all!  We can never be too short of pixelers, developers, or Canadian women.  I hope all of you enjoy it here and look forward to seeing plenty of your work :D

Enough has happened in the last few months I suppose I might want to reintroduce myself. 


I am nearly 18 and living in NYC (the village, down on 12th between 3rd and 4th and a stone throw away from union square) attending Parsons and Eugene Lang for a BFA and BA respectively.

I no longer have any private students (it's not as though they could follow me 200 miles :P) nor am I a student teacher (though opportunities may present themselves.)

I am currently unemployed but looking for work in my school or just generally in lower Manhattan.

I have been pixeling as a hobbyist for nearly 6 years now with a few payed jobs thrown into the mix in my spare time and am still working on Partisan : Tactics Battles.  Mostly though I am interested in traditional art and most of my critique will be from that end of things, though I like to think that I have plenty to say about pixel technique as well (and of course just as much to learn :P)

I dabble in writing short stories, poetry, religious pieces, and drama, but the only way any of that would shoow up here would be as dialogue for partisan :P

I also finally have a new, good camera, so i won't be shy about my postings in the OT creativity thread any longer!

(http://xs319.xs.to/xs319/07350/Me01.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on September 02, 2007, 10:06:52 pm
Welcome again, born-again, bald-Adar-dar!!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 02, 2007, 10:25:04 pm
Joined a certain german electro group have you?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on September 03, 2007, 01:13:13 pm
Adarias, I want your tie.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mastervlad on September 05, 2007, 02:32:29 pm
Hi everybody !
I'm Mastervlad, I'm 15 years old and I'm french. I have been making pixel art for two years, huhu.Thanks to Fil_Razorback I discovered this forum, thanks Fil ;). I hope I will improve in PA with your help :3. Hi =) !
 
Salut tout le monde !
Je suis Mastervlad, j'ai 15 an et je suis français. Je fais du pixel art depuis deux ans, huhu. Merci à Fil_Razorback pour m'avoir fait découvert le forum, merci Fil ;). J'espère que je m'améliorerai en Pixel Art avec votre aide :3. Salut =) !
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Inlagd sill on September 05, 2007, 04:36:57 pm
Hello.

I've been watching Pixelation for some time and finally decided to be more active. However not too active, because I pixel only from time to time (because of not having it enough). I hope to have some critics and tips with my works.

I didn't notice this topic before, so I already posted one WIP and I wonder why there are no comments at all, is something wrong. ???
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ArdusKane on September 08, 2007, 07:24:01 am
Hello friends!

I have recently rekindled my affair with pixel art. Many related links I saved from years ago have gone bad, but it seems I have found new forums! All is not lost! :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: KittiKatt on September 08, 2007, 02:54:42 pm
Hey!
I'm a bit of a noob myself, but welcome anyways! :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kosmatushi on September 09, 2007, 09:08:43 pm
I'm not so good at online introductions, but whatever.

Hi, my name is Bob, and I am currently trying to get better at drawing before I even consider posting any type of pixel art. I am 17, and I enjoy chatting with people online, listening to music, reading, and drawing.

the end...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on September 13, 2007, 11:37:30 pm
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/2263/photo14ha1.jpg)

Just to refresh your memories, I'm still Rydin  ;).

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 14, 2007, 12:05:30 am
Shave neckbeard. Now.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on September 14, 2007, 12:35:48 am
You really think so  ???    We should make a poll..... :lol:



 :-X
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on September 14, 2007, 01:08:03 am
At least shave the neck part.   :crazy:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on September 14, 2007, 01:34:57 am
would probably look better with a more neat shave, but i wouldn't lose the beard entirely.

my friend josh shaved his beard for the first time in years and he looks like such a little boy now.  it's funny.  he's pissed.  good times.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 14, 2007, 01:51:56 am
You really think so  ???    We should make a poll..... :lol:

 :-X

I really really think so. Either do it like a man and have a full beard that says 'fuck you, I hunt wales!' or scale it down. The only thing neckbeard says is 'I am from the internet and have never seen a girl'.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on September 14, 2007, 01:49:09 pm
Only having a neckbeard is ugh. There is this old man which I sometimes see at the busstop and he has ONLY a neckbeard, no sideburns nothing, just a horrible grey neckbeard that looks extremely fugly.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on September 14, 2007, 02:56:20 pm
I call your jealously of that old man's neck sweater...

Also, Nice to finally see another hidden pixelation member's actual photo. Maybe I'll decided to send mine in one of these days.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on September 14, 2007, 03:15:45 pm
Har, No really, neckbeards have got to die, they are fugly on their own.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on September 14, 2007, 03:27:16 pm
Yea, kind of like mullets.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 14, 2007, 03:33:15 pm
I call your jealously of that old man's neck sweater...

Also, Nice to finally see another hidden pixelation member's actual photo. Maybe I'll decided to send mine in one of these days.

(http://www.locustleaves.com/hairs.png)

I used to roam the land like that, so there's no jealousy involved.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: am_pm on September 14, 2007, 09:29:10 pm
Yea, kind of like mullets.

This makes me think of what someone would look like with a neck-beard and a mullet.

*shudder*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on September 14, 2007, 10:15:35 pm
solid snake? :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: dfcastelao on September 15, 2007, 12:53:27 am
Hello there!

My name is David. I was born in Spain several decades ago. I love pixel art since I first saw an arcade machine. But I never tried to do my own stuff 'till some months ago, so I suppose that I'm a newbie :P.

If you want to see some of my... err... work, you can see most of it in The Goonies 20th aniversary (http://goonies.jorito.net/ (http://goonies.jorito.net/)). I provided the sprites and some background/item graphics.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on September 15, 2007, 02:21:47 am
solid snake? :P

Snake has no neckbeard, but a full beard. No massive one but NO neckbeard. Neckbeard required not having much or anything on the chin.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on September 15, 2007, 02:56:43 am
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9661/photo18ti3.jpg)
Okay, here's the latest version.  Additional C+C is welcome.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 15, 2007, 08:37:30 am
That is better groomed, but it's still a neckbeard for me! Ask yourself, how does it enhance your life?!  :mean:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on September 15, 2007, 09:06:27 am
It keeps him the slightest bit warmer in the winter.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on September 15, 2007, 01:39:35 pm
why are you eating in all your photos?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on September 15, 2007, 03:20:56 pm
I donno, Feron...coincidence?   :P

But Helm, Sherman is right, you wouldn't believe how warm this keeps me when the earth coughs up a cool breeze and blows it in my face--hunting whales in the Arctic is a whole new frigid you cannot begin to comprehend!   :yell:

I'm wondering, why do you consider it a neckbeard still when there is no hair on the neck anymore? ???
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 15, 2007, 03:43:09 pm
It's a social phenomenon much more than it is an exact type of facial hair. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=neckbeard)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: am_pm on September 15, 2007, 05:20:40 pm
So, the question is, does a neckbeard actually qualify as a beard?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on September 15, 2007, 07:19:37 pm
(http://photos-750.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v58/45/109/197806750/n197806750_32663382_1820.jpg)

I feel so ITCHY when I look at this...

P.S. This is not me (thank God).  This is a photo meant to illustrate the horrors of the neckbeard.

P.P.S. This is me:
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_709.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on September 15, 2007, 08:05:56 pm
Awesome pose Faktabalad.. looks like you're leaning into the photo or something  :crazy: Also, my cousin has a neckbeard.. I suppose he has it because he is a swimmer, and rarley get's to have facial hair.. so he goes overboard when he can...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: mattness on September 15, 2007, 10:19:28 pm
Damn.. WHAT is a man without his beard???

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1411/mattnessbeardlp5.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: seankulbeth on September 16, 2007, 03:17:28 am
Hey guys, just thought Id say hi, started to learn how to program, thought Id learn how to pixel too.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on September 16, 2007, 12:49:57 pm
hi.  im back..


...

and for Christmas, im going to send you all razors.  enjoy.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on September 16, 2007, 02:51:53 pm

P.P.S. This is me:
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_709.jpg)

I now hate you for looking good :(

If I had been gay, I'd be totally gay for you, but now that you're straight I'll just hate you instead.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on September 16, 2007, 11:49:35 pm
Rofl....funny thing is, I used to look rather similar:
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/5308/me20ka.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on September 17, 2007, 12:13:57 am
(http://i8.tinypic.com/4mke5uo.jpg)
Bam mohawk.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 17, 2007, 12:15:04 am
Does that take a lot of time to maintain?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on September 17, 2007, 12:22:59 am
Like 8 minutes with hairspray and a blow dryer.
I only do it up on special occasions, cause I'm running out of hairspray and patience.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on September 17, 2007, 12:25:55 am

P.P.S. This is me:
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_709.jpg)

I now hate you for looking good :(

If I had been gay, I'd be totally gay for you, but now that you're straight I'll just hate you instead.

I meant to say 'now that I'm straight', but any misunderstandings are welcome since that'll enhance my AURA OF MYSTERY
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Souly on September 17, 2007, 12:32:17 am
I'm so confused.  :'(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eck on September 17, 2007, 12:42:39 am
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2391/photo7iv9.jpg)

no need for applause.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 17, 2007, 01:43:49 am
Quote
I meant to say 'now that I'm straight'

what it just came and went?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: So-lou on September 17, 2007, 04:41:05 am

Harro!

I'm Sophie-Louise, I used to pixel heaps back in the day but haven't in ages but I'd love to start up again. I made a Jessica Rabbit aaages ago and that's when people in the community started to notice me, hehe. I work at a hospital typing shit up all day. I have a myspace, wanna fight about it? I like stuff. Here's me modeling and shit:

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/So-lou2/grapessquish.jpg)

I like to do photo manips these days:

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/So-lou2/freedomyo.jpg)

aaand I'll post some of my stuff when I make it...don't think I'll post much old stuff.  ::)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: mattness on September 17, 2007, 09:24:06 am
Few months ago I joined this Forum.. I didn't think to attend it very much because I'm not exactly a pixel artist, just a "pixel art lover"  :)..
however, although I didn't post much, I visited the Forum frequently and I found your art and your words very pleasing.

So, I think now it's good education to introducing me:

My name is Matteo, I'm near to 24 and I live in Sardinia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinia);
I study engineering; I play drums, and do swimming and boxe.
I like girls, beer, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror.

So, Hello to the Admins and all old members and Welcome to the new ones.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on September 17, 2007, 09:35:56 pm
Quote
I meant to say 'now that I'm straight'

what it just came and went?

Yup. No, my english sucks and I meant so say 'since I'm straight' but japanese studies fucks up my language.

Or that's what I'd like to pretend but HUSH

weird language just enhances my AURA OF MÜSLIRY
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on September 18, 2007, 03:47:44 am
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_2730.jpg)

I think anyone looks good when juxtaposed with that neckbeard picture.  Yeesh.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on September 18, 2007, 06:22:57 am
Nah, you're just good-looking.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on September 18, 2007, 07:49:58 am
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_2730.jpg)

I think anyone looks good when juxtaposed with that neckbeard picture.  Yeesh.

Why do I think of LOST IN TRANSLATION?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on September 18, 2007, 05:54:04 pm
Cuz' that's what Bill Murray wishes he looks like? :huh:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on September 18, 2007, 09:50:14 pm
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_2730.jpg)
Aw, cute! :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on September 18, 2007, 09:50:34 pm


I think anyone looks good when juxtaposed with that neckbeard picture.  Yeesh.

Why do I think of LOST IN TRANSLATION?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/jadmadeyes/lulz2copy.jpg) (http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_2730.jpg)

I dunno..

EDIT: By the way, why is it that you look totally swedish, have a name that carries a swedish meaning AND know the word 'tomten'? The stork dropped you in the wrong country?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on September 18, 2007, 10:13:43 pm
Oh balls, i'll never look at Scarlett Johanson in the same way ever again.   :blind:

Oh yeah hi i'm Larwick, my friends call me Oli. Since it's my name. My last name is Lee, since my dad is Malaysian. He lives in Australia now though, with his new family. Lol. I'm 5'10" and have pitch black hair that has grown down passed my shoulders. It's horribly knotted. I'm diabetic, and my wisdom teeth are growing, yaayy! It's special, really. My favourite bands are Incubus, Tool, APC, Coheed & Cambria and trillions more... Also i'm 17, my birthday's in June. I'm obsessed with the Gantz manga, i also like Death Note, Bleach, Berserk, Samurai Champloo, Ghost In The Shell, FMA and loads of the Studio Ghibli films. I'm also obsessed with Nintendo and Zelda... etc. Can't wait for SSBB. I don't post on Pixelation too much these days but i do like to hang around alot. I get very inspired here.  :y:

Here's a picture of me:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/Larwick/jumplar.jpg)

Lol. I dunno how many times i've introduced myself here. Just thought i should again.  :noob:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Merick on September 18, 2007, 10:23:47 pm
Hello, I've got another name but please call me Merick. I've been lurking around for a few months and finally decided to register because I like the stuff I've seen you guys post here. I have no talent for art myself, but I have begun to do a little programming lately, mostly with FreeBasic and Lua. I haven't really done much yet beyond the basics, but eventually I will probably be asking you guys for help with some graphics.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Cow on September 18, 2007, 10:42:21 pm
Quote
I'm obsessed with the Gantz manga
Gantz is awesome.

And hi, I don't think I posted an intro yet. I like video games and attempt to make my own. I like pixeling. I like this forum.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: So-lou on September 19, 2007, 12:38:47 am

That's a raaad picture, Larwick.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on September 19, 2007, 02:34:35 am
EDIT: By the way, why is it that you look totally swedish, have a name that carries a swedish meaning AND know the word 'tomten'? The stork dropped you in the wrong country?
I have Swedish ancestry.   :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Stwelin on September 19, 2007, 02:38:38 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/jadmadeyes/lulz2copy.jpg) (http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile6/459/39/n1246320087_2730.jpg)
I dunno..

I wasn't really being observant, but i must have passed this about five times before realizing the glasses were drawn on.  :-X
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: D.W. on September 24, 2007, 04:47:11 am
Hello names D.W. nice to meet you all, I don't have a pic of myself yet but I will post it soon (don't count on it *laughs*) Uh um I dunno what else to say, Um care to be friends?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on September 24, 2007, 10:19:54 pm
D.W. as in Arther's little sister?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AndyP on September 26, 2007, 01:06:21 pm
Hello. Andy here.

Although I did a bit of sprite editing for Doom when I was a kid, my forte has always been 3d. However, the pixel art in many games (especially the Metal Slug series) and the work of pixel artists (Paul Robertson!) just blows me away and I have great respect for those who can create such amazing work.

Since I am trying to make my own 2d game for the Gamma 256 compo (probably won't make the deadline though...) I've decided to try and learn a bit about pixel art so that I can make some sprites for it. I found this forum from a link on TIGSource and after having a browse of some threads came to realise that this is one of those rare internet forums run and visited by smart, rational and helpful people, so that's why I joined*.

Anyway, I haven't got any pics to post yet, but when I do I'll be sure to seek the advice of you guys first.


*I'm not suggesting that I am smart, rational or helpful, but I'll try to be :)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Marshmellow on September 27, 2007, 01:27:43 am
Greetings, silly people! I am Marshmellow and, despite popular belief, I am not, in fact, a popular sugary snack commonly roasted over a campfire until it becomes toasty and brown and ooey and gooey and delicious in all sorts of ways. Recall, I'm Marshmellow, not Marshmallow.

Now that's out of the way, I also happen to be a somewhat talented spriter, especially when it comes to sprites below twenty pixels of height and width. In short, expect small sprites from me. Also expect many many many unfinished sheets; I have a tendency to leave them halfway done, or just do one sprite without a sheet at all. Unless they're tiled, backgrounds are also a no-no.

Oh, and you may call me Marshie, by the way. Pleased to meet you.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on September 27, 2007, 12:25:17 pm
Here's a picture of me:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/Larwick/jumplar.jpg)


OOOOOOOOOOOOH my god, what an incredible rush it must be to say that you ARE that picture.

who took that thing? it's monstrously awesome, please tell them to come all the way to bogota and take me a picture ? =(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on September 28, 2007, 12:27:03 am

OOOOOOOOOOOOH my god, what an incredible rush it must be to say that you ARE that picture.

who took that thing? it's monstrously awesome, please tell them to come all the way to bogota and take me a picture ? =(

Dude, you just absolutely HAVE to try it sometime. Go out to some high secluded place, perhaps a hill in a field or something (me and my mate went to a golf course in some random little town we'd never been to before) and take a camera. Make sure the sun's setting. Turn off your flash. Start jumping! We must've taken about 50 pics of us looking stupid in the air, it's actually surprisingly easy to capture (eg. 3, 2, 1...). Obviously there were a load of crappy ones but you're bound to get one that stands out. With the sun behind you you'll get a great silhouette like the one my mate got of me, but sometimes if it comes partially through you can get something like this (http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v133/0/45/623196333/n623196333_151717_7220.jpg), which is pretty cool in it's own right. Didn't focus very well though.

What i also like is how the grass has a glitteryness on it from the dew.
I guess we were just lucky it was a cloudless sky, i could jump that high and my friend had a quick finger. Everyone should try it!

And yeah it does feel good lol. :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ZoSo on September 28, 2007, 07:45:23 pm
Huhu.. Ive started going at Musical College.. And its fun how everybody calls me Lennon :P.

(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6505/untitledrj0.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on September 28, 2007, 08:14:25 pm
@ZoSo: Now "everybody" includes me: you are now officially "Lennon's bastard son"...

@Larwick: This has been bugging me for a while, but I just have to ask: How freakin' high off the ground are you in that picture? The angle doesn't look like you could possibly be jumping that high. Are..are you...Are you a superhero?

And quadruple welcomes to those I have yet to welcome already...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on September 28, 2007, 10:07:15 pm
@ ZoSo... I've often wondered the origins of your name... and now my suspicions have been confirmed judging by that poster in the background... (I had the exact same one when I was at college... come to think of it... I had the same hair too... and ear ring... but not the specs... but you don't have the acne that I had then... so think yourself lucky)

@ Bob... I get the distinct impression that Larwicks quite tall... I think he's probably an olympic high jumper with a penchant for pete townsend guitar hero poses against the setting sun... either that or it's some weird attempt at bruce forsyth meets bruce lee... (but you probably won't get that... if you weren't around BBC light entertainment broadcasting on saturdays after Dr Who and Jim'll fix it circa 1977 - which I doubt very much coming from texas and being 21... you didn't know what you missed... I feel sorry for you children of the 80' - honestly you were a decade out of time... missed all that fun stuff with those first computers... brings a tear to my eye...)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jigsaw on October 01, 2007, 10:33:26 am
Hey everyone... I believe I've been registered at an earlier incarnation of this site, but I've never really been very active so let's just say I'm new to Pixelation, but not to pixel art. :) I've been doing lots of random pixel art stuff on and off for well over 10 years, though a vast majority is probably the equivalent to the kind of scribbles you jot down while talking on the phone. I'm certainly nowhere near the calibre of some of the people here, but I enjoy pixel art all the same.

Being a big fan of fighting games, most of the stuff I do is somehow related to them, whether it's editing or redrawing fighting game sprites, creating hypothetical fighting game characters or creating mockup screenshots of fighting games. I do want to branch out into doing all kinds of other stuff, but it's a little daunting. Inspiration and motivation seems to come and go alot, but lurking a bit on this forum for a little while now definitely has me more inspired than I've been in a long time. :) Hopefully you'll see some of my work before too long.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on October 01, 2007, 10:37:43 am
Going out of your comfort zone is indeed daunting,
I recommend that if you fail on your own, to try the line-art thread :hehe:

We'll help you along, or try atleast.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: reverb on October 17, 2007, 12:54:23 am
Meh.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Azu on October 17, 2007, 08:46:57 pm
Hi, I'm Azu! :D I am a HUGE tales fans. Love them all. Now, I cam here to learn the way of the pixel art and help improve my skill. I can do pixel art, but only by looking at something 2D. So, I came in hopes that you kind people at Pixelation will guide me through. I want to learn how to sprite in the Tales of The World style art. So, if someone one wouldn't mind helping me, I'd be very grateful.

I did this a while back, but only by looking at a Miyako sprite:(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/Sodisna/Mi.png)
Reference: Cless (http://sdb.drshnaps.com/sheets/Misc/Misc/NarikiriDungeon/Cless.gif)
This is a what the tales of the world sprites look like. I want to sprite in this form.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Larwick on October 17, 2007, 09:09:48 pm
@Larwick: This has been bugging me for a while, but I just have to ask: How freakin' high off the ground are you in that picture? The angle doesn't look like you could possibly be jumping that high. Are..are you...Are you a superhero?
I get the distinct impression that Larwicks quite tall... I think he's probably an olympic high jumper with a penchant for pete townsend guitar hero poses against the setting sun... either that or it's some weird attempt at bruce forsyth meets bruce lee...

Haha, me and my friend were pondering it after we noticed how high it looked. Also it was weird cus i did it from standing. I can probs jump pretty high, and with the legs spread it must look higher. I'm not that tall really, average i guess, 5'10". Oh wait and maybe it's cus i was on a little hill! That's probs it...  ^-^ derr.
Noomore offtopic.  :-X

And welcome to everyone!  ;D
Enjoy your stay. And leeeearrn. LEAARRN.  :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on October 18, 2007, 01:20:43 am

Noomore offtopic.  :-X

Moore offtopic :D

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v133/0/45/623196333/n623196333_151717_7220.jpg)

People HAVE to see this one as well. It's like BAM I'M EXPLODING AT ONE WITH THE SUN HARMONY OUTBURST!
Wonderful :]
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on October 19, 2007, 02:29:36 am
[size=9]666th reply![/size]
I NOW OWN YOUR VERY SOULS

YOU HAVE ALL BEEN INTRODUCED...TO HELL!

(http://www.frenblog.com/illusion/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/devil-horns-illusion.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on October 22, 2007, 09:42:10 pm
UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE HORNS, BASKING IN SATANIC BLIGHT!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on October 22, 2007, 09:52:13 pm
UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE HORNS, BASKING IN SATANIC BLIGHT!

Now add dramatic guitars and make it a death metal song.
 !yus!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on October 22, 2007, 09:56:16 pm
 >:D Yeah, some sweeps and arpeggios would be quite suiting. 

That's an awesome picture by the way.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Bacteriophage on October 26, 2007, 05:34:20 pm
Phage here, saying hi and all.

I come from five or so different forums on the internet, and have some basic know-how on spritng/PAing. Hope I'll be able to find another home here.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Noveroth on October 26, 2007, 05:36:13 pm
Phage here, saying hi and all.

I come from five or so different forums on the internet, and have some basic know-how on spritng/PAing. Hope I'll be able to find another home here.

Welcome Phage! You of all people should recognize a bunch of names here.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ginseng on November 02, 2007, 02:28:34 am
Jonathan of Drain referred me to this forum, so now I'm here.
This place seems to be fun and full of people who can compare to me.

I guess I shall call this place home.
Hi.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kekskiller on November 04, 2007, 01:02:58 am
Hey there, I'm Kekskiller. I've also punished the old pixelation board, with a couple of REALLY bad pixel arts :D ...
I'm doing pixel art to mock up my blog, but in fact the game programming consumes most of my freetime...

Oh, and i love cookies...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Aelyrin on November 08, 2007, 09:10:06 am
I know I posted in here before but I figure it's the best place for a "Hello, I'm back :D" post.
lolllll so a couple months ago or w'ever, my computer crashed. ~A~ And it took me this long to find my way back here. @___@
But I still suck at spriting. xD I'd love to learn how to get better, but I'm not that great at learning, either. @__@;; But I'll tryyyy I guess.
Hmmmmm... now to try to sprite something that would test my "skills" in order for people to point out how it's supposed to be done.... lesse...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kiel Bryant on November 09, 2007, 06:03:47 pm
Ma salaam alekum, all.

Newest kid on the block.  One question the FAQ failed to satisfy: when do I earn posting privileges at "Challenges & Activities"?  Presently, no New Topics permitted.

A largish sample (I work mostly in black and white).

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/92/242823231_946ca33464_o.jpg)


Peace & Vitality,

Kiel
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kon on November 09, 2007, 06:14:53 pm
Hi peoplez :D
I'm a half english french young pixel artist and I wish I could do Comics when I will be older or work for games in pixel art or in 2D animation ^^

So I'm 16 years old, nearly 17 and I started pixelart like 2 years or 3 years ago, but I'm not pretty sure. Anyway, as I said I'm French, I live in Metz which is in the North-East of France. Half of my family is British and I love going in England.
I'm considered as a pretty good pixel artist in the french websites I go on but their not like pixel art communauties, their just art or game creation forums.

Anyway, Welcome me!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faceless on November 09, 2007, 06:30:34 pm
Newest kid on the block.  One question the FAQ failed to satisfy: when do I earn posting privileges at "Challenges & Activities"?  Presently, no New Topics permitted.

Never.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kiel Bryant on November 09, 2007, 06:38:15 pm
Thought you might say so.

Looks like General Discussion might suit me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on November 09, 2007, 06:51:20 pm
Where's a kosher place to make announcements about open collaborative projects?  I'm certain many here would be interested.

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?board=14.0
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kiel Bryant on November 09, 2007, 06:52:47 pm
Muchas gracias!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on November 10, 2007, 01:15:30 am
Actually we are planning to have open an Activities Section at some point. Either a subsection or just one section where stuff that people do not participate in will simply sink to the bottom and be forgotten, and perticularily good ones might be moved to something like the Activities Archive (which does not exist atm)

We planned this for some time now but need to write up some rules and we also have other stuff to do :D

So please stand by and proceed with your normal mode of function.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Malor on November 11, 2007, 11:09:18 pm
Actually we are planning to have open an Activities Section at some point. Either a subsection or just one section where stuff that people do not participate in will simply sink to the bottom and be forgotten, and perticularily good ones might be moved to something like the Activities Archive (which does not exist atm)

We planned this for some time now but need to write up some rules and we also have other stuff to do :D

So please stand by and proceed with your normal mode of function.

This new change is frightening. I CANNOT PROCEED WITH A NORMAL MODE OF FUNCTION!!! AHHHH!!! :crazy:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Pachief on November 19, 2007, 07:16:54 pm
Hello everyone! The name is Pachief and I've been lurking here for sometime until I said, "No more!". I wish to indulge in that graceful art of pixels. *Ahem* I'm 15 and am very interested in all forms of art, specifically 3d and pixels and love the old FF, Mana and Tales games.

I hope to learn here and one day become very skilled! :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jad on November 20, 2007, 08:11:52 am
Hello everyone! The name is Pachief and I've been lurking here for sometime until I said, "No more!". I wish to indulge in that graceful art of pixels. *Ahem* I'm 15 and am very interested in all forms of art, specifically 3d and pixels and love the old FF, Mana and Tales games.

I hope to learn here and one day become very skilled! :)

Your name makes me associate to the words "Pancake Chef" which is a very good thing :]

Welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 21, 2007, 03:28:59 am
Well since i didn't do this when i joined the forum i may aswell now...

Hi i'm heyy, The heyy, heyy13, or Kathleen. I'm a girl if you didn't notice from the real name, 17 in afew weeks and Australian. I love Magic the Gathering, 90s computer games, DnD, pixeling and music. I generally make big pixels (100x100 and bigger) but i'm trying to learn smaller is better. I mostly lurk in this forum and read the con-crit in the pixel art section. But i post on occasion.

Give me a computer with workstation, paint, some awsome beats on my suround sound, a pile of multi grain corn thins and a gorgious man tied to my bed and i'll be happy for hours. Wait... did i say hours? I meant weeks. ; )


Oh and Helm's love of goats makes me wonder if his parents were from New Zealand. ; )
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on November 21, 2007, 03:46:51 am
and a gorgious man tied to my bed
Wait, tied?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 21, 2007, 04:09:01 am
and a gorgious man tied to my bed
Wait, tied?

Indeed, preferable but not necessary. I'm up for most things. ;)

(rofl)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akira on November 21, 2007, 04:27:50 am
Oh and Helm's love of goats makes me wonder if his parents were from New Zealand. ; )
Bloody Australians...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 21, 2007, 04:41:59 am
Oh and Helm's love of goats makes me wonder if his parents were from New Zealand. ; )
Bloody Australians...

Bloody New Zealander...

*shakes fist*

Get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on November 21, 2007, 02:18:25 pm
What's all this about New Zealand? We have much, much prouder and ancient...er history on the practise. Observe: An ancient Greek sodomizing a goat, plate XVII from 'De Figuris Veneris' by F.K. Forberg, illustrated by Édouard-Henri Avril (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/%C3%89douard-Henri_Avril_%2828%29.jpg) from the wonderful wikipedia entry on Zoophilia.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 21, 2007, 11:13:36 pm
Arrrggg, traumatised. D:

The New Zealand thing is actually to do with sheep. It's a vicious cycle.

Australians think/make jokes about New Zealanders fucking sheep.
New Zealanders think/make jokes about Australians fucking sheep.
The English however seem to think we both fuck sheep. Also people in Whales.

xD

I've never heard of the Greek and the goat though. New fun fact.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on November 21, 2007, 11:24:57 pm
I think the old greeks liked to prod away at most things they could get their hands on.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sharprm on November 21, 2007, 11:31:33 pm

Australians think/make jokes about New Zealanders fucking sheep.
New Zealanders think/make jokes about Australians fucking sheep.
The English however seem to think we both fuck sheep. Also people in Whales.



You mean Wales? For a second there I was worried about Pinocchio being assualted by Australians.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on November 21, 2007, 11:37:17 pm
I think the old greeks liked to prod away at most things they could get their hands on.

more or less. But they were classy about it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on November 21, 2007, 11:44:39 pm
more or less. But they were classy about it.

most rich families had a servant (paidagogos - from memory) to stop the teachers raping the kids :s

the old greeks were more into homosexuality/paedophilia than beastiality.

on the up-side thought they were allowed wives and mistresses and plain old whores...   :P.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 21, 2007, 11:52:19 pm
I wouldn't call paedophilia and beastiality classy.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Akira on November 22, 2007, 12:21:26 am
New Zealanders know about Australians fucking sheep.
Fixed

... Ok, I'm done. I swear.

Err, hi heyy13, and welcome to Pixelation.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on November 22, 2007, 12:26:51 am
I wouldn't call paedophilia and beastiality classy.

Well that shows how much you know.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: heyy13 on November 22, 2007, 01:38:12 am
Australians know about New Zealanders fucking sheep.
Fixed

... Ok, I'm done. I swear.

Err, hi heyy13, and welcome to Pixelation.

Yo. xD

I wouldn't call paedophilia and beastiality classy.

Well that shows how much you know.

As not one who has partaken in either, i will trust your well informed judgement.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: am_pm on November 22, 2007, 01:41:22 am
I wouldn't call paedophilia and beastiality classy.

Well that shows how much you know.

...What?

Since when has defiling children and having sex with animals become classy!?
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Faktablad on November 22, 2007, 03:20:46 am
Joke.  ::)
(Though you never know with Helm and goats, do you?)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: am_pm on November 22, 2007, 04:36:35 am
Oh whew. I was thinking he was serious. Damn you internets!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on November 22, 2007, 05:31:24 am
you guys act like they're ugly goats
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: baccaman21 on November 22, 2007, 08:51:06 am
to quote Jane's Addiction - "ain't no wrong, ain't no right - only pleasure and pain"

Words to live by.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on November 22, 2007, 08:55:45 am
I wouldn't call paedophilia and beastiality classy.

Well that shows how much you know.

...What?

Since when has defiling children and having sex with animals become classy!?

Actually I'm more interested in at which point of the discussion bestiality started being talked about in the context of 'pedophilia and bestiality'. Two very different things, one infinitely more criminal than the other.

Unless we're talking baby goats. That's just wrong wrong wrong.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on November 22, 2007, 04:55:17 pm
I do wonder what Helm meant about being classy about beastiality....

My best guess is stuff like Zeus turning into all sorts of animals to fuck girls... :p
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on November 22, 2007, 04:58:21 pm
I was just joking, I have no idea how class applies to that sort of thing. Just carrying the joke forward, or should I say downward.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on November 22, 2007, 07:12:48 pm
Class and Helm are not even in the same universe. That poor goat...

. . .

But to keep this place ON TOPIC, welcome sprouting buds! Make with the arts, and stop feckin' talking already...
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shivesh on November 22, 2007, 08:33:55 pm
Greetings everyone  ;D

Well let`s see...
Male 27, from Croatia. Never tried pixelarting before so i`m a complete noob but will give my best.
Used to draw for hobby but my job took over my spare time. I work as a programmer.
Hobby: Parkour, Warhammer 40k, Pencil&Paper RPG-s, Parkour, Airsoft

Thats it about me cya soon  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mil on November 25, 2007, 01:22:36 pm
Hello  :)
I'm Mil, 28 years old french girl. I discovered pixel art in 2003 within the dolling community.
I was a member of pixelation something like 3 years ago, not very active though.
The secret santa's activity decided me to register here again (well not only this activity but the other ones too ;)) I have been part of the 2004 Pixelation Secret Santa.
I'm a Pixel Joint's member too.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jay Audio on November 25, 2007, 11:36:47 pm
'Allo

I'm Jake, 15 years old, somewhat of a novice pixel artist. It's been a dream- no, a goal of mine to at one point, create my own freeware game.

I've been pixelling since early '05, and I still need alot of work, I think. That's why I joined here, of course! Hopefully I'll fit in and get some help to become a better pixel artist. :>
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Seele07 on December 04, 2007, 05:10:23 pm
Ah, finally found this Thread...  :lol:

Hello,

as you may know, my real name is 'Ingo'. i'm from Germany and 30 Years old.
My main interests are (in that order) 'Computers', 'listening to good music' (mainly Trackerfiles - for me they belong to Pixelart, because of the same Origin *the good old homecomputers*), 'creating pixelart and watching to other ones pixelart', 'playing old videogames, like *Lost Vikings, Turrican, Rick Dangerous, Lemmings, and so on*' , 'drawing sometimes', 'trying to make music with an old keyboard and a soundtracker - or a midisequencer'  ;D

Yeh, i was born in 1977 and so i was some of the lucky guy's and girl's, that could play with and gaze at the first homecomputers  :)

Greetings,
Ingo

Btw. Mil: A (female) Friend of mine was in the dolling community for a while too. now her homepage/dollspage is on hiatus - maybe she creates a portfolio in a few months. Her name is MajinSamurai; maybe you know her?  ???
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on December 04, 2007, 06:05:12 pm
Hello Seele07, and welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay here.(and remember to KEEP AN OPEN MIND!)

and I think I know of a "MIL", as she frequents Pixeljoint.com, another pixel art community. ( Linky-poo (http://pixeljoint.com/p/9031.htm) )

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Seele07 on December 10, 2007, 11:41:37 am
Thank you, 'The B.O.B.'  :) and i'll try to keep an open mind
(i hope i understand, what you mean with the 'keep-an-open-mind')

Greetings,
Ingo
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Evil Yo-Yo on December 11, 2007, 01:14:58 pm
Hey! I just signed up for the forum... one minute ago  :P

My name is Nathan, i'm 15, soon to be 16, I just started pixel art. I enjoy playing older video games, such as Fallout and the Secret of Mana series. I was hoping someone could help me really get into pixel art (I really suck at it, but i'm interested).

So.... HI!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skaldicpoet9 on December 13, 2007, 08:11:56 am
Hi, my name is Stephen and I just came over here from the TIGS forums. I heard good things about the community here and thought that I would join so as to start learning the ins and outs of pixel art creation. As of now I am an aspiring programmer and pixel artist. I hope someday to make a game from the ground up using my own code and pixel art. I've tinkered around with various development tools and am starting to get a feel for how things are put together when it comes to game development. I hope to contribute as much as I can  and hopefully get a little help on the way  ;)   

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Corel on December 18, 2007, 02:29:07 am
hi

i lurk this place a bit and have learned a lot just from reading stuff here. i like the general attitude this community gives.
i love pixel art but honestly i do not like making pixel art! it feels extremely tedious and totally unorthodox for me and i don't really enjoy it at all. the only time i work with it is when i create game mockups and the like.

:7)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on December 20, 2007, 03:49:41 am
Late to say this, but Corel, do you have a tablet? Mucho useful for all digital art, but since I've got one my approach to pixel art has changed from one of methodical steps to a much looser and more enjoyable experience. :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Corel on December 20, 2007, 04:03:12 am
i am a lot more comfortable with using a mouse when it comes to pixel art actually
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Misao on December 21, 2007, 11:20:28 pm
Hello people  ;D

I'm extremly interested in this kind of art. I also have three request to fullfill wich the first needs to be done until tomorrow. I've learnt some os the basis but I stilll can't think of a good way to start.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jericho on December 22, 2007, 01:22:20 pm
Late to say this, but Corel, do you have a tablet? Mucho useful for all digital art, but since I've got one my approach to pixel art has changed from one of methodical steps to a much looser and more enjoyable experience. :y:

really? I own a tablet and i only ever use it to just sketch things out. Everything else is done with my mouse..i find the tablet doesnt have enough control.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on December 22, 2007, 06:27:55 pm
I use my wacom intuos3 for everything that allows for using a tablet. My mouse is getting really dusty from nonuse.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Pan on December 22, 2007, 07:27:14 pm
Hey, I'm Jack.  I lurk around here ALOT.  But I'm really active on PJ. 
I'm probably the one of the smallest freshman to date.  5'1'' and 70 lbs. 
I'm 14, and started to pixel in this past June. 
I live in Wisconsin, bout an hour from Chicago.

I've been labeled as "the most boring person I've met".  Lalws. 

Blurry pic! 
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sodaace/blur-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 22, 2007, 11:24:08 pm
Hi Jack!

oh I've got short hair now btw, I had is down past my shoulders at one point.

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/51/01gf8.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Pan on December 23, 2007, 05:55:52 am
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sodaace/hmm.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 23, 2007, 12:50:30 pm
hahaha love that pose. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 23, 2007, 01:28:26 pm
(http://www.locustleaves.com/terley.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Feron on December 23, 2007, 01:47:12 pm
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1377/45jm3.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on December 23, 2007, 02:46:32 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Mirre/photos/07122301.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on December 23, 2007, 03:17:39 pm
*breaks fad before it get's out of control*

Yay, Mirre's back to brunette, kinda' sorta'...welcome back to the dark side.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Pan on December 23, 2007, 04:46:03 pm
Jesus that's funny. 
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 23, 2007, 07:01:10 pm
hahaha, ah you guys   :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on December 24, 2007, 04:36:26 am
THE FAD STRIKES BACK

(http://adam.lastchancemedia.com/pics/fad.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on December 24, 2007, 11:24:23 am
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2196/dsc00473ob1.jpg)

Now turn it into a pixel portrait fad.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: shaheen on December 24, 2007, 11:32:49 am
Horizontal Flip! I realize now that I have never posted my face here.

Hello.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 24, 2007, 12:02:58 pm
Hello. You win thus far.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: shaheen on December 24, 2007, 12:30:08 pm
What do I win!?

Surely it is a war pony, and not some other sort of four-legged subordinate animal.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on December 24, 2007, 12:31:04 pm
War Goat.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jericho on December 24, 2007, 01:15:48 pm
War goat?

here you go

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/unknown__user/other/jamnaparigoat3.jpg)


scare off any foe!


Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: shaheen on December 24, 2007, 01:46:14 pm
This is an artist's (me) interpretation (doodle) of how such a mount may look:
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8293/wargoatay6.png)

Take note of the goat's strong will to stay planted even whilst battle occurs.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mirre on December 24, 2007, 05:10:38 pm
Yay, Mirre's back to brunette, kinda' sorta'...welcome back to the dark side.
Oh, you like me better as a brunette?

I didn't know people actually kept track of what I look like, haha.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on December 24, 2007, 05:40:37 pm
Yay, Mirre's back to brunette, kinda' sorta'...welcome back to the dark side.
Oh, you like me better as a brunette?

I didn't know people actually kept track of what I look like, haha.

I certainly like it more. Luv brunettes  :y:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gunbie on December 26, 2007, 09:54:38 pm
Hey, I'm Gunbie. I've just recently started doing pixel art and hope to improve a lot over time.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on December 26, 2007, 11:57:10 pm
Hey Gunbie welcome  ;D

haha Mirre your avatart changed to a brunette  :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Code_wizard on December 27, 2007, 09:10:45 pm
Hey, I'm code wizard. I am 20 years old and as you might of guessed I'm a programmer. For the most part I want to be able to pixel my own game graphics. I have tried before, but I failed pretty hard. So basically I am here to learn...

Oh pixel artists of the interwebs, lend me your pixelating knowledge!
Title: Hi tharr
Post by: Chris Oden on January 01, 2008, 01:29:11 am
Hello good folks, thought I would celebrate the new year by joining and making a few posts.
My name is Christofer and I'm 22 years old. I live in sweden and have a beard.

I've been lurking for a while which has resulted in me having to pick my jaw up from the floor a couple of times.
I'm absorbing all the knowledge there is here and soon I will become allmighty.

At the moment I'm learning to draw with pen and paper, like, the eye goes in the face and such. Then I will proceed in learning to open MSPaint.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skoby on January 01, 2008, 02:58:50 pm
Hey, I'm Josh, 21 years old from the south coast of England.  I've been pixelling on-and-off for about 3 years now altho most of my pixels from the first couple of years would make you cringe.  I first started making pixel signitures for friends on runescape.  I did some sprites for a basic game a mate was making a couple of years ago which eventually was scrapped, and I'd love to make my own game but lack the programming skills and unfortunately I would probably give up on the project as time went on.  A while back I saw a link to this community and so I signed up and posted a few of my pieces and forgot about it a bit.  A couple of weeks back I started pixeling again and came back to this site.

I've been trying to branch out of just doing Runescape based pixels, my main problem tho is getting inspiration and I usually spend too long on the linework/sketches that I get bored and give up :-[.  Im really looking forward to the next mock-up challenge as I've never attempted that before.  I know it's not really something that others can help with but if anyones got any advice on how to be find inspiration it would really be appreciated cause I feel that's the main thing holding me back at the moment, I just can't think what to do.

Outside of pixelling I am studying Maths and Physics at university, I am teaching myself bass guitar and used to be an avid rugby player (and once I've fully recovered from surgery I had last month I hope to get back into the game)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: FuzzballFox on January 01, 2008, 10:55:14 pm
HAIII!!!

I'm Matt, I'm 17 and from the UK...I've been pixelling for a few years now...

Oh and I like Kraftwerk! <3
I'll find a pic of me soon- can't be arsed right now! D:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Seele07 on January 03, 2008, 07:19:23 am
Oh and I like Kraftwerk! <3

You mean the Electronic Music from 'Kraftwerk'?  ??? If so, you may like 'Klaus Schulze' or 'Chris Huelsbeck' too  :)

For Chris Huelsbeck's Music Examples, please, visit http://www.garageband.com/artist/huelsbeck (http://www.garageband.com/artist/huelsbeck) or http://www.huelsbeck.com/ (http://www.huelsbeck.com/)

Greetings,
Ingo
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: FuzzballFox on January 06, 2008, 08:41:38 pm
Yeah that's good stuff- I'm into the electronic, IDM kinda stuff- Aphex Twin, Slagsmålsklubben..that kinda musuic! :3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shrike on January 08, 2008, 10:09:15 pm
I just joined here recently so i might as well make an introduction. I'm coran, and I've pixeled since i got my hands on a computer. i just recently got in the swing of doing it again so i thought i could use some help. and here i am. :crazy:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: elise on January 09, 2008, 02:56:58 pm
Welcome coran! :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gloom on January 09, 2008, 11:59:24 pm
Hey.

I've been drawing sprites since ACS on the Commodore 64.

I'm mostly a Photoshop/Tablet artist now, but I thought I'd get back into pixel work as I've always loved 2D gaming.
Title: Hi there.
Post by: Stezy on February 05, 2008, 08:56:05 am
Yo guys, I'm new here. I herd about this forum from Pixeltendo, but don't worry, I've read the rules so no RIPS from me lol. But yeah, I hope to show you some of my work. I warn thee, Im still just a novice at this so hopefully your critisism and comments can imporve my work as a whole. I look forward to posting soon  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Turbo on February 05, 2008, 02:31:50 pm
Hi guys, welcome. Pour yourselves a drink (beer, coke, whisky, water), pixel some and get postin'!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on February 05, 2008, 10:14:10 pm
Welcome :)

Hey.

I've been drawing sprites since ACS on the Commodore 64.

I'm mostly a Photoshop/Tablet artist now, but I thought I'd get back into pixel work as I've always loved 2D gaming.

Your e-mail is the truth of the universe.

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gomi on February 06, 2008, 02:41:38 am
Hello all, not new to pixels here, but rusty as hell (and frankly when I wasn't rusty I wasn't ever quite good, but anyway)... just got to missing it the other day so thought I'd try getting back on the horse.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rydin on February 06, 2008, 03:09:51 am
Welcome!    :) :y:

Love the avatar.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on February 06, 2008, 05:16:59 am
yes, indeed, welcome.
HOWEVER, I must state my dissatisfaction with one aspect of your avatar. The bottom of the carton's lid is pillow shaded! :'(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Gaspy Conana on February 06, 2008, 06:10:35 am
yes, indeed, welcome.
HOWEVER, I must state my dissatisfaction with one aspect of your avatar. The bottom of the carton's lid is pillow shaded! :'(

I think it kind of works in that context... it's just one pixel thick.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ixis on February 13, 2008, 10:52:04 pm
Hey yall,

I'm Ixis... Or, you can call me Kevin.

I'm not new to pixel art, but I'm not all that skilled yet. I recently graduated from art school and I do freelance illustration and web journalism for game magazines/strategy guides/etc.

I've kind of been lurking around here every now and then for a couple of years, and I've finally bitten the bullet and signed up for an account.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: The B.O.B. on February 14, 2008, 01:03:00 am
Welcome all! Have a great experience here. Time to get you learned' up on some good pixel info!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: brianskywalker on February 15, 2008, 01:36:35 am
Well I've actually  been on here a while, but I guess I should introduce myself.

Well I'm Brian, I basically started pixelling back in Paint on Windows 3.1, sometime in the early nineties. I really enjoyed making pictures mainly using dithering, although I didn't call it that back then. I just called it "cool patterns" (or something to that effect). Later on I attempted to make graphics similar to commander keen. Sometime in the late nineties or early 2000s I started actually calling it pixel art, at which point I started making sprites for games in an attempt to get my brother to code a game for me, although I never got enough for one game for him to do it.

Anyways, that's how it goes.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: mattpk on February 15, 2008, 03:34:15 am
I didn't see this topic until a few days after i joined, so

Hi, names matthew, my teachers in grade 1 called me matt, with that nickname my brother (13 at that time) made me a username as mattpk, and i have stuck with it. I have used another acc name as Edwining sometimes. That username started when i played the horribly rendered graphics dump runescape game. I have had almost a month of experience spriting, and you may think i haven't gone far for a month of work, by looking at my topics, check out my dob. :(
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Elwin on February 22, 2008, 06:40:28 pm
Hey, Elwin here! I've been on pixeljoint for quite some time, and decided to join here as well. So, expect to see me pretty active here :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Indigo on February 22, 2008, 06:48:53 pm
Welcome Brian, Matthew, and Elwin! :)

oh, and I also updated my first post since it was a number of years old now.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Elwin on February 22, 2008, 07:08:49 pm
Thanks Indigo!  ;D I guess I should write a little 'bout myself as all the others :)
I'm 13 years old, and have been pixelling for approx a year. You wouldn't want to see some of my first pixelart, hiding in the depths of my photobucket album. I live in Denmark, and my goal is to become a proffessional illustrator. Right now I'm just looking for some not too hard freelance works :) My name on pixeljoint is Elwin, and on conceptart.org my name's Nighthall :) Well, that was me.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Arise and Ruin on March 03, 2008, 09:17:53 pm
Hey... i have been looking at all the art on this forum for quite some time now and finally decided to create an account :P

My name is Heidi Mayer, i recide in Wasaga Beach Ontario Canada ;). For around four years ive been in to pixel art and have been trying to learn the basics. From grade 9-12 (im in grade 12 now, 17 years old) ive been producing some pretty crappy pixel art :P
I hope this forum can help me learn how to improve my skill level :P :y: :crazy:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on March 04, 2008, 01:07:24 am
I did a search for pixel art, and after sifting through the sites I already knew, I found this one.

I've been spriting since I was 12, mainly doing stuff for RPG projects. No... Only RPG sprites, until recently.

In the past year I've really been studying art extensively, and I love to pixel. I kind of fell out of the groove of spriting about half a year ago because I lost interest, as learning anatomy and studying composition, color theory, and all that good stuff seemed more important.

After a friend messaged me about doing the pixel art in his game, along with a growing urge to get back into game development, I started to sprite again.

I'm aiming for doing something art related when I'm older, and I'm very serious about improving myself all around. I'm trying to save up $4000 in 16 months to afford a pre-college program at RISD, but I'm too young to get a job so I'm trying to improve enough to be able to do some serious paid work within that time frame.

I'm 15, a freshman in high school, currently residing in Pennsylvania.

I see a lot of familiar faces here, a lot of the people I idolized because of the quality of their work.

Hi!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on March 04, 2008, 02:01:39 am
Welcome Arise and Ruin and Atnas  :D

Bin here for a while and the community is top notch. Just have faith, maintain your love for pixel art and im sure you'll both love it here  :y: .

But it's a two way street guys, if you have something useful to say by all means share your wisdom. We're all still learning..  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Metaru on March 04, 2008, 05:25:54 am
I believe its a good moment to move to second base.

The Username is Metaru, yet the name is Francisco. some of you might already saw me over PixelJoint a few times, and recently in the last Secret Santa(I'm the lucky bastard who got a present from MashPotato  ;D). I'm from Chile, SouthAmerica.
 I have been into arts and stuff since i was born, and after some experiences in diverse artforms that went from Oil Painting to Dancing, I stuck myself with PixelArt. Why? I was born in the grace of the 8bit era, and I grown up in the middle of the 16bit War between the Genesis and the SNES, and these 2D graphics were carved in my head for the rest of my life.

I have been into serious pixeling for almost one year, so I'm still learning a lot of stuff. and that's why I basically came here: to learn - and to drop one or two jokes from time to time-
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ninjascience on March 06, 2008, 07:14:04 pm
hi all,

I'm Ryan, otherwise known as ninjascience.  I'm a programmer with aspirations as a game developer and pixel artist.  I have zero illustration and pixeling experience but I'm here to learn from the best
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Hammer174 on March 08, 2008, 12:34:11 am
hello

i dont need to say that im new here, but i will, im new here!

im not new just here, but im also noob with pixels, but im trying to get better, because i do like works made by pixel art

and im not noob just with pixels im also noob with english, so, if anytime i write some nonsense thing... :-\

im already doing a simple animated robot, and i will post here if i finish it
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ken on March 21, 2008, 04:08:51 am
Hey all, I'm Ken. I'm a amateur pixeler from Missouri. Um....lets see...oh yeah! I also have a lot of typos with really simple words just to let you know!  ;D

Hi for those people who don't want to read and only look at teh awsome smileys.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Relic on March 31, 2008, 02:21:24 pm
Hey, I'm Relic.

I'm currently living in Newfoundland, Canada and attending high school.

Honestly, I'm a horrible pixel artist, but lately I've been finding I sometimes need to make my own graphics. I develop on a game called Graal Online and there's not ALWAYS a pixel artist or graphic artist around who can help me (I design levels/maps) so I'm hoping to pick up some experience here so I can help myself in those situations and do some decent work.

I guess that's it.  :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: StevenH on April 01, 2008, 12:28:04 am
Well I suppose I really should put my introduction in here after all I did do some CnC on an iso image yesterday...

I'm a total new guy / virgin when it comes to pixel pushing, I'm more of a programmer, which will be seen in my attempts at pixeling stuff.  My current pixeling level is programmer - i.e. nothing looks like anything, it's more of a blob of random colours thrown at the canvas in an effort to attempt to make something that works.  What I'm hoping from this walk into the world of the pixel pushing artists of the world is a higher ability to generate images, both 2D tiles / sprites and 3D texture maps.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: eXodus on April 03, 2008, 12:51:55 am
Hello all, my name is eXodus.. You can call me eX if you wish.

I have mainly only done some pixel work on Graal Online servers, keeping with that style. I wish to pick up a new style, the 'basic' style that I never got to learn to get where I am now. I love to listen to music, work with graphics, and build games and animations. I'm very capable of learning alot in pixel art, seeing as I can be dedicated at something I like to do, which makes me pick it up easier than most. I have somewhat of a back round in it, to where I should know how to do some amount of work, and not be completely terrible.

Expect to stat to see a good bit of me, and please try to help me as much as you can, I'm willing to try and improve a good deal.

Thanks, thats about all! ;D

-eX
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Terley on April 04, 2008, 04:39:48 am
Hi :yay:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: K_G on April 04, 2008, 08:06:42 am
Hi everyone! Im new here so heres my intro :) Im K_G(16) i live in Georgia U.S, i've been pixeling a little over a year on a small gaming site. Decided to try and kick my icons up a knotch so here i am lol Hope to learn alot while im here.^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: chriskot on April 04, 2008, 03:48:02 pm
Hello everybody! My name's Chris and I'm from Ontario.

I'm 18 and taking an extra year of high school while I improve my marks and try to amass some money for university tuition. I've been pixelling as a hobby for a few years and now I'm going to see if I can make a bit of extra money through freelancing work.

There's my intro.
Title: Hello
Post by: Wattsie1993 on April 05, 2008, 10:39:52 am
Hello, and welcome back to me.
Havent been on this site for a year, as my brother used my account to show his "Ripping" skills.
Well, i would like to inform you, my brother will not be using my account again
that I am back
and that no ripping will happen.
I love to pixel, just a shame i got held back a year.

So, Hi =]
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sherman Gill on April 05, 2008, 05:59:07 pm
Welcome to the site, K_G, Chriskot. And welcome back, Wattsie :).
Hope ya'll enjoy your stay. :-*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: bedelf on April 18, 2008, 11:54:53 pm
My name is Edward, and I lurk the crap out of this place. I dig your art guys and gals. =)

I used to post on pixelation.net a long time ago and made a few things here and there - in the end I (wisely) decided I had better stick to programming in life. So I've been doing alot of that lately. Mabey I'll try failing at some sprites again so you can all get a chuckle out of it. ;p

The biggest thing I've noticed about starting to read the forums again is the guys who had just started out the last time I was here, say 1-2+ years ago (I have no sense of time), are now amazing artists and making all this great stuff. I love it, It's awesome to see that kind of progression.

Also: Pixel art is civilization.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: balls01 on April 20, 2008, 01:20:07 pm
hey my names daniel, im 14 and ive been doen pixeling for ovr 4 years now i came here when the frikin cookines wouldnt work for the pixel joint forum,

im interested by very detailed pieces but when i try they turn out horribly wrong untill i give up and try random stuff and it works so i just do random suff from now

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1633/stepsgv5.gif)<good example

and i like caracatures like my avatar


Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Rainault on April 29, 2008, 07:53:58 pm
Hello, all. My name is Daniel, and I am about as close to a newbie at pixel art as you can get. I'm a Computer Science major about to receive my undergraduate degree, and I'll be doing grad school this fall studying artificial intelligence. I've always had video game development as a hobby, but I've never been able to do my own art. The extent of my experience with pixel art is doing minor pose edits for sprites back when I was using RPG Maker 2000.

Now I'm interested in doing my own art, and not "programmer art". I found RhysD's tutorials online, and I've started to follow them. This is what I've got so far:

(http://jadevault.net/images/isometry.png)

Nothing terribly impressive, but it's a start. The cube was the first shape that the tutorial had me draw. Then I moved onto the pyramid and decided to embellish a bit by adding the entrance. I'm not entirely happy with the dithering on the cylinder yet, but this is my first attempt. I plan on concentrating mostly on isometric sprites and tiles.

It's currently finals week for me, so it'll be a week or two before I have time to sit down and really push some pixels, but hopefully, you guys will be hearing back from me before too long. Pleasure to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: [High Templar] Tassadar on May 05, 2008, 08:13:51 pm
Hey every1, i'm Karl and i'm not an artist of any sort, do not even take it at school. i am however a good friend of a pixel artist who is at these forums and just wish to poke my nose around. although i dont know if i'll ever do any, i certainly enjoy viewing the stuff that other post up here and would perhaps like to provide some critique in "english"   :P
nothing special about me, i just think that maybe suggestions/critiques from a different perspective (a non-artist one) could be helpful.
thx

:ofc as probably most will see, i am a fan of starcraft (and blizzard for that matter) and greatly enjoy the storyline/art for that game too
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Blodyavenger on May 06, 2008, 04:14:36 pm
Hello everyone! <waves>

I'm Primož, 19 years old and my nickname doesn't contain any spelling mistakes   :lol:

I'm newbie at pixel art but I'm willing to learn it since I started on my game project and something like this forum is what I need. I saw many amazing project some of you done here and that's realy nice to see.

See 'ya in other posts  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: vierbit on May 06, 2008, 05:43:12 pm
Would not hurt if i make my introduction here.

My name is Fabian and was born in 1984.
I live in Saxony-Anhalt,Germany and was getting serious into pixeling in ~2002/03.

The fact i growed up in the 8/16 bit generation of videogames is surely a factor in doing pixelart for me.
I also started pixeling after i discovering that people doing this kind of graphics even the 2d era was gone at that point.
I used to know the old pixelation forum (that with the blue colours) but never registerd there cos i was not good enough :'( .

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Sevensheaven on May 08, 2008, 09:13:40 pm
Hi,

Great to have found this pixel-dedicated forum. My name is Metin, I am a former pixel artist for commercial Amiga games, such as Hoi (http://hol.abime.net/721) and Clockwiser (http://hol.abime.net/5069). I was happily married to the legendary Deluxe Paint (DPaint) in those good ol' days.

I'm also a first-hour beta-tester of the great Pro Motion (http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/) pixel editor (as you can see in the 'About' if you own it).

I've been into 3D graphics for the past 10 years, but I really started to miss the good old pixel pushing. So with a lot of motivation I'm going to return to my roots.

Here's an impression (http://www.sevensheaven.nl/images/illustraties/pixels/) of my pixel stuff (by the time I write this the image gallery mainly exists of my old game graphics from the early 1990s).

Cheers,

Metin
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: mir007 on May 11, 2008, 02:43:16 pm
Hey Ya'll,

I'm Miro from Finland, and recently I've been getting into pixel art. I have some background in art, and have studied game design for a few years. I guess that lead me here to this forum.

I'm looking forward to improving my skills and finding out more about pushing them pixels.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Dazurus Milestone on May 17, 2008, 10:39:35 pm
Hi people,

I'm very fortunate to have found this artistic forum. My name is Jeremiah and I'm from Canada. I'm newbie at pixel art but I'm willing to learn it because I want to become a great pixel artist and create sprites for commercial games. I like spriting and I hope you guys can help me become better at it ^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Pestilence on May 18, 2008, 03:36:22 pm
Hello, everyone. Mikael, or Pestilence, here greeting you from Sweden. I'm a 15 year old student planning to study IT. I've been fluffing around in Photoshop for a couple of years now, but just recently started with pixel art. As such, I have absolutely nothing of value for these boards yet, but I hope to learn a thing or two here.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: gamingjustin on June 11, 2008, 10:45:16 pm
Got a good crowd around these forums, so I'll pitch in.

Hello everyone, I'm Justin. I mostly stick to sculpting and drawing but try my hand at pixel art from time to time. I've been alive for almost 20 years and currently reside in the white-bred, picket-fence, rural area of New York. :blind: As such, not much exposure to the art world outside of my computer.

As far as my art style goes, it can be cartoony and abstract but I prefer to practice realism: An example (WARNING: drawn in photoshop with numerous filters randomly applied) http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3164/sittinguy2ft5.png

Anyway, I'll be giving advice, receiving pointers and bantering pointlessly where necessary. :) Good crew, here!

PS I'm infinitely fascinated with moais. Sadly, my avatar is my BEST example of pixel art thus far. Period.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 11, 2008, 11:29:42 pm
I am becoming beardy again, damn it

(http://www.locustleaves.com/beardman.png)

and also oh, hello I am Helm. I am 24 how, I enjoy being around here. I hope you all like Pixelation as much as I do.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ethan on June 14, 2008, 04:12:52 am
Hey guys a friend of mine told me to join here and get help with my sprites... so, yeah.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on June 14, 2008, 05:01:25 am
I am becoming beardy again, damn it

 :o

let's just make sure we keep it above the neck   ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 14, 2008, 08:43:33 am
heheh, Helm: and where's that Zappa imperial 'stache you were talking about? ;p

I became baldy again . . . wee!

(http://jspade.republika.pl/whigga_riddick.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on June 14, 2008, 09:31:42 am
Joins the ranks of the bearded! (and smokers.. again :/)

(http://miascugh.ptoing.net/Picture0009.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 14, 2008, 12:24:51 pm
Skurwy, soon! First I grow the whole thing out, then I do the MAGIC. You look like a 3d render.
And mia always looks distressed and living out of a bed!

Don't smoke!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: miascugh on June 14, 2008, 12:46:27 pm
Nice summary of my life right now ;) Distressed, but still amigo all the way.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on June 14, 2008, 03:40:47 pm
Damn Martin, you look way way older with facial hair. I guess that goes for everyone, but damn. And I concur, stop smoking!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Hyrule_SwordsMan on June 15, 2008, 12:19:33 am
yo
I'm Ramiro and im 17
in each pic i look diff so im posting 2 of them
(http://a710.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/71/l_1a60f2f4691c39969ad4b1694853f41d.jpg)
(http://a533.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/66/l_0624b181286631173e2a578047a734c4.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sharksweetheart on June 17, 2008, 12:54:46 am
Hi there! My name's Delia May Fly and I'm from Australia. I'm 18 and have been dabbling in pixel art since '03, though I only really got "into" it in '06. I love traditional art and other forms of digital art, too!

Here I am:

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg243/delia456/rainbow.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: poingo on June 17, 2008, 04:46:35 am
Welcome sharksweetheart!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Chungel on June 17, 2008, 04:54:38 am
Hey folks!  My name is Chungel, I'm almost 15 (July), and I am a complete nub to pixel art.  I seriously haven't pixeled a single thing in my life.  After my friend showed me an image made by eBoy, I did a little research and found out it was called pixel art, and that eBoy's art was something called isometric.  Wanting to learn how to make such awesome images, I ended up here, as well as Pixel Joint (same username). 

Er... A little about myself: I'm a Minnesotan, I'm a band geek, and... I enjoy watching movies.

Hopefully I'll learn a lot here, and maybe make a few friends too.  :)

EDIT: Just realized I'm member 3666.  Weird.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Hyrule_SwordsMan on June 17, 2008, 03:28:07 pm
Hi there! My name's Delia May Fly and I'm from Australia. I'm 18 and have been dabbling in pixel art since '03, though I only really got "into" it in '06. I love traditional art and other forms of digital art, too!

Here I am:
i love your sweater! :3
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on June 18, 2008, 01:18:35 am
You look like a 3d render.

LOL with a single point light too...how about a little rim lighting, huh?

Also, don't smoke.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 18, 2008, 04:28:02 pm
hahaha. damn, I *am* a 3D render!

(http://jspade.republika.pl/smoka2.jpg)(http://jspade.republika.pl/smoka.jpg)

yeah, don't smoke!

'ello newcomers! ;p
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 18, 2008, 07:02:39 pm
second picture, that is not smoke, that is sugar foam, what's it called, the thing you can buy and eat at fairs which is ridiculously bad for your teeth. That, is stuck on your face.

Also yes, 3d render, starring in the next hitman. What can I say.

I on the other and, am upping the hairy ante.

(http://www.locustleaves.com/mountandblade.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Drazzke on June 18, 2008, 10:40:55 pm
My name is Noel, I don't really pixel all that much, but am trying to get into it more.

I enjoy making games (my main reason for wanted to get better at pixel art), ski, bike, hang out with friends, whatever. Uhh... I live in Canada.
You can find some of my games on my website:
http://www.drazzke.co.nr
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 18, 2008, 10:43:19 pm
damn, you look pretty tr00 now! beware, virgin blood metallers!

heheh, now we're like opposites. we should then play in a movie; a couple of badass guys drinking hard liquor, doing chicks and getting involved into barroom fights all the time, you know, a brass knuckles, flying chairs, tables and crap sort of brawling. and we would be harassing, shooting and killing flake-ass cronies with shotguns, or better: taking them down with kung-fu techniques. they'd probably make a cliche trailer with a Ron Perlman-type of preview man voice saying cool things like *in the city. . . you must fight to survive*, or something. and certainly we'd have to drive a sixty-seven black Camaro, or you'd have one of that cool choppers, sleeveless jacket, leather and everything! ;p

edit: oh; hi, Drazzke and have a nice stay here! this place is all about improving your skills and getting into pixel art more so you couldn't find better! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 18, 2008, 10:55:08 pm
That... is en elaborate daydream, mr. Stuck in the 90's.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 18, 2008, 11:10:46 pm
heheh, straight up! seriously, I think I've got one hell of a catchy idea for an avant-garde-cartoon-style piece. . . if you're not copyrighted or something of course! ;)

but now I'm trying to catch up with some 3D rendering techniques of the 2000s. getting myself ready for a demoscene compo (and there's no bare ass in it! not even a woman in it!). :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ndchristie on June 18, 2008, 11:39:24 pm
nah, i'd say skurvy fits into "Convoluted Action Flick 2009 - this time we've got less guns and more disconnected dialogue"

helm belongs in "memoirs of a 38-year-old writer looking back on his "life", where somehow nothing is outdated except the plot"

Being that i've cut my hair again, I belong in the background of "Independent Romantic Comedy - spelled with capital letters because we're using the Victorian terms instead of modern adjectives"
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ben2theEdge on June 19, 2008, 02:11:39 pm
I think any picture of Helm should have the background of a bloodsoaked battlefield covered in a thousand crow-pecked barbarian corpses with twin moons (one of which is slowly collapsing) hanging in the bleak crimson sky. It just fits.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on June 19, 2008, 02:14:31 pm
In reality I am a very gently and kind person  :-*
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: ptoing on June 19, 2008, 02:52:32 pm
In reality I am a very gently and kind person  :-*

LIES!  :angel:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: AdamAtomic on June 19, 2008, 04:06:14 pm
(http://www.adamatomic.com/pics/sirius_helm.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zufub on June 22, 2008, 01:32:50 pm
Hello everybody!

I'm Zufub. In real life I'm using name Krzysztof (Christopher). I'm from this country that many Americans hate: Poland. I'm bit young, but Time don't wanna give me more time, for life. I'm 15 (in December). My English is bit suck, but I'm still learning. I'm sure I made some bugs in this text :P I really like to read books. My favourite author is Stephen King. I'm writing some too, but I am not skilled enough to translate it for you :/ In future I want to be a reporter. I want to write to a magazines. Not to flying to Iraq or other country in war for looking for news, but computer magazines. I'm also learning pixArt and C++. Yes, I want to know how to make games and programms! First game I want to do, is Sudoku for my parents. I want to make Sudoku, that will be generating next games, just by pressing the button "generate". So.. there will be as many as you want Sudoku's :). Next I want to make a simulator of Ant Empires. Many tipes of ants, super-realistic game :) But first, I need to learn C++ :P Thats all. Thank you for reading :P

PS. My sex is male (boy/man).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on June 22, 2008, 01:54:51 pm
I'm from this country that many Americans hate: Poland.

A lot of Americans don't even know Poland is a country, how could they hate it?  ;)

Welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zufub on June 22, 2008, 03:39:36 pm
Quote
A lot of Americans don't even know Poland is a country, how could they hate it?  Wink

I know only that: Stephen King know where and what is Poland and battles in Warsaw :P So i think, some Americans know it... I'm bit interested... they know what is capitol city of USA? :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on June 22, 2008, 04:47:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04f2UJOPJfQ  :-[
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 23, 2008, 05:13:40 pm
yeah, and pick a random Pole and ask him about, say, the American Civil War. . . or even of Polish Underground State during the WW2. one out of five will shrug their shoulders or make up an utterance full of complete nonsense, I bet.

there are dumb people *everywhere*, but come on, who believes in stereotypes? *that* is just being ignorant.

Polish PS @Zufub: Rodaku! witaj na Pixelation! mamy nadzieję, że czas spędzony tutaj nie będzie dla Ciebie stracony. . .
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zufub on June 23, 2008, 05:44:00 pm
PL: Skurwy, fajny nick :P

ENG: Skurwy, nice nick :P

You got some polish tutorials? I don't found anyone :P
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Opacus on June 23, 2008, 05:50:48 pm
(http://www.adamatomic.com/pics/sirius_helm.jpg)

OH SHI-
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 23, 2008, 06:18:21 pm
Quote from: Zufub
ENG: Skurwy, nice nick :P
You got some polish tutorials? I don't found anyone :P

meh, are you trying to hook me up? no way!

there are some Polish pixel art tutorials, but afaIr they ain't no good. at least those I had the doubtful pleasure to read, sadly.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Corsair on June 23, 2008, 07:05:13 pm
Hm. What's this i hear bout barbarian hordes?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/Greatmahoo/photos/PHTO0043.jpg?t=1214247707)
and one where you can actually see my face.
(http://a26.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/1/l_7d3c9a074511ed6b066d0305a2429d19.jpg)

I like swords and stuff :\
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 24, 2008, 01:54:37 am
heheh, hail, warrior! believe me or not, but I was playing with blood and iron! for some time as well (simulating a Varangian guard member; weapons of choice: one-handed spear reinforced by a kite shield), but didn't actually have a pleasure to fight in a real battle. you know, in my country we have that famous Jomsborg/Vineta annual festival you should really come to see if an opportunity strikes.

now please concentrate on pixels, though! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Corsair on June 24, 2008, 04:15:01 am
Closest i've ever come to such  a thing; i attended (though did not participate) in an SCA event a few years back.
T'was there i managed to get pretty toasty on mead :) underage drinking ftw. well I'm no underage *now* so i guess maybe not.

anyways, i'm a poor redneck from the southern US, so the odds of me even being able to afford a trip to europe are practically nil.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on June 24, 2008, 12:28:16 pm
mead's pretty tasty indeed. I thought you're from Scandinavia, sorry. . . but anyway, Southern Supremacy! welcome on board! :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Corsair on June 24, 2008, 02:49:01 pm
Heh, you wouldn't be the first person to make that assumption. I usually take it as a compliment. I'm not entirely sure of my parentage but i'm pretty sure i've got a good bit of northern european blood in me. And I listen to a lot of european metal, (power, Black, prog,  you name it, i've probably headbanged to it.) and if you ever heard me talk you'd never guess i was from hicksville  :crazy:

Which is to say i *do* feel a bit out of place where i'm currently living  :D

And i hate living here except for all the nice foresty places around where I live. It's not not being bothered untill you start geting funny looks for being some crazy long haired devil worshipper (Not that I am, just most folks are here are...well. ignorant. yeah. not terribly fond of the southern baptists. they tend to think in black and white; use the term 'agnostic' and they're pretty sure that you murder babies, kick puppies, eat kittens, ad nauseum.)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on June 24, 2008, 02:53:29 pm
It's not not being bothered untill you start geting funny looks for being some crazy long haired devil worshipper (Not that I am, just most folks are here are...well. ignorant. yeah. not terribly fond of the southern baptists. they tend to think in black and white; use the term 'agnostic' and they're pretty sure that you murder babies, kick puppies, eat kittens, ad nauseum.)

Up North it's fundamentalists. You're never safe. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Destiny on July 04, 2008, 03:20:11 am
Hello. My names Gabe, I am known as Cybershadow at pixletendo, and I recently turned 14 on june 8th of last month. Art is my hobby at the moment, and I really love it. I aspire to become a detective when I graduate colledge. Im currently in Canada, because my Dad is in the air force. Ill be moving after my first year of high school. My current talents are art, writing, that kinda stuff. Nothing unfamiliar to be said. Im anti socail outisde of the internet etc...

I joined because I want to improve :X. Kinda generic. Ive improved drastically everytime I join/stay a/t (a new) forum, im hoping this will do the same.

So, uh, hi
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Monk on July 04, 2008, 11:17:23 pm
Hi my name is Tom, I'm 23 yo, from Poland. I'm wannabie pussy and fan of pixelart since many years (demoscene, stuff like that). Respects to many heads around, here on forum! 

(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/5933/pijokvw3.jpg)

Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on July 04, 2008, 11:37:37 pm
word up!  hah, finally glad to see you posted here!  have a nice stay on board and wish you quick improvement!  BEER KVLT SUPREMACY! :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on July 06, 2008, 06:29:53 am
your'e a wannabe pussy???...ok
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Monk on July 08, 2008, 02:22:29 am
Well... I mean I want to try some pixel stuff too, you know.. My english sucks, but I'm trying!  :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: PypeBros on July 09, 2008, 08:09:20 am
(i certainly should have done this earlier, but well)

I'm Sylvain, which is hard to speak in anything else than French, so you can just call me "Pype". And the "Bros." is a reference to my fanship to SuperMario, Yoshi and Zelda games -- and to the fact that i'm currently working on games for the Nintendo DS system.

I'm more a coder than a pixel artist, and that since the age of 10 (roughly speaking) on the antic (but venerated) Commodore 64. I'm interested in drawing since even earlier, but i never really took painting course, unfortunately. I sometimes manage to put some nice pixels together, but i certainly still have much to learn in this area. Hue shifting ... saturation slider ... dynamic poses... All terms that i never heard of before signing up on this board. I'm somehow in quest for the "golden rules" of pixelation, but i'm nearly 30 years old, too, so i might give you the feeling of a lazy bastard not putting enough pride on his work while i'm simply too busy doing the washing up and gardening :P

I also suck at pixelating with a mouse on a regular painting program and stay away from Windows OS (so if you see fresh pixels of mine, it's likely meaning that it's been pixelated on the Nintendo DS itself ;) ), so i hope you'll stand my poor habbit of doing comments on gameplay, gaming hardware and the like, while i should maybe focus more on pure graphics aspects.

Quote
10 print "Hello, Board"
20 goto 10
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: cce on July 12, 2008, 05:16:00 pm
Hi all!

I'm not quite sure how did I discover this board, I just found myself lurking around in here  ;D

So, I'm a guy from Finland and I do programming and drawing on my spare time and I used to do pixel-art some time ago, and now I just got the feeling I need to start it again. And that's because of you in these forums, thank you.

It seems there are nice people and fantastic artists around here, I hope I'll learn a lot here.

-cce
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: GIAKEN on July 13, 2008, 12:35:03 am
I just found this community  :)

Anyways, I'm Giaken. Been working with gaming for about 4 years on various engines. I'm a Visual Basic programmer. I'm one of the owners of OGCore (Online Game Core), a game engine community and I own and program on my engine. I work with several different games. I'm not really good with pixeling at all...I'm 18 years old living with a room mate in Virginia Beach.

I plan on trying to improve my pixeling one day  :P

Anyways, hopefully I'll be around posting and practicing.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: pbcrazy on July 13, 2008, 01:14:08 am
Hello, Im Pbcrazy!  ;D

And i too am a visual basic programmer, and i already know GIAKEN. But i do little pixel art for games, but mainly i do programming. Ive made a chat program called QuadChat, and am currently working on making a Text-Based game from scratch in Visual Basic.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Zique on July 13, 2008, 02:39:27 am
I'm Adam (Zique). I'm 18 and I used to be on Pixelation many years ago when it was on cjb and swoo.net

... I hope this is the same community, otherwise I'mma feel a bit dumb, eh?

It's been years since I last made any kind of pixel art with effort, but I'm hoping to get back into it and you all were the community I've been searching for.

Other than that, I'm from Texas, USA, but I'm not the stereotypical Texan so don't worry about any rumors you may have heard... except about the number of insane people in straightjackets :D

Well, back to work!  :y: ;D


Edit: Since everybody was posting pictures, (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/DeathPuppet/memydadshouseresized.jpg)Resized

And my WIP sig- (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/DeathPuppet/Zique2.png)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Anbaraen on July 13, 2008, 01:06:02 pm
Hey, I'm Will(Anbaraen, although Anbar or An are acceptable.) I'm from Australia. I've been lurking these forums for a while, after I got briefly interested in pixel art. I was browsing my bookmarks about 3 weeks ago and saw Pixelation. I foolishedly clicked on it, and am now hopelessly in love with pixel art. I haven't gotten around to doing any of my own. (Although I will be soon...) I'm 15, but I hope you won't stereotype me like some internet users do into being an idiot. I'm afraid my age-group has made rather a bad impression on the wider community, but I know that you guys at Pixelation only care about the art.

Just a small question.. Does anyone know of a homebrew pixelling program for the DS? I've been looking around a bit, but all I could find was the game Drawn To Life, which quite frankly is mediocre. I found some painting apps, but I really would like a pixelling app for my DS. Thanks in advance for anyone who can hook me up.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on July 13, 2008, 01:32:10 pm
Someone here by the name of Pypebros is working on one, but from what he's said, it's not ready to be released.  ;)

Welcome to Pixelation!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: SINISTERSOUP on July 16, 2008, 10:34:10 pm
My name is Olias. I'm not much of a pixel artist. I'm here mostly to observe. My favorite pixel works are the monochromatic gameboy games (especially the early pokemon sprites) and the animations in gameboy camera. My deviantart page is http://penguinguy.deviantart.com
Here's a picture of me.
(http://a640.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/109/l_a3c7894dcc76bb9da9294acb1df6daa7.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: PypeBros on July 22, 2008, 11:35:06 am
Someone here by the name of Pypebros is working on one, but from what he's said, it's not ready to be released.  ;)

Quite true. It's not ready, but it's available anyway (http://dsgametools.sf.net/sedsbeta200807.nds)... if you feel like a brave beta-tester, you're welcome to give it a try ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Solitaire on July 23, 2008, 02:47:12 am
Haven't posted here since ... I sucked. Which I don't think I do any more, but who knows? Regardless, I'm here, and I'll probably post arts of some kind.

Probably. ::)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Conzeit on July 24, 2008, 05:50:59 am
cool, please do. I like the aproach of your avatar...all value and no time for Anti-aliasing BULLSHIT!  :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Shadee on July 26, 2008, 12:12:14 pm
Hi everyone, my name's Shadee. I used to be a member of pixelation a long time ago, before the move.
I don't know what happened, I guess I took a wrong turn somewhere and got lost or fell off the edge of the earth or something :)

I was never really any good at pixel art but I always enjoyed trying anyway, so I'm looking forward to seeing your new stuff and hopefully learning a bit :)

-Dee.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: rudydbooty on July 29, 2008, 12:31:52 am
HI.... I am RUDYDBOOTY DON'T CALL ME BOB...

i am not that great with pixel art but i am a good programmer so here is my blog...
http://rudydbooty.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Joey on July 29, 2008, 01:36:01 am
Hello, my name is Joey, and I just recently started pixeling.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Lurdiak on July 29, 2008, 03:51:50 am
Hi, I guess I should post here even though I already sort of introduced myself in my pixel art thread. I'm a "veteran" pixel artist in the sense that I've been screwing around with pixels a while, but it took a long time before I was doing anything but changing megaman's hair color. I'm not sure how seriously I want to be a pixel guy in my life, I certainly don't plan on making a living off it, but I'd rather be able to make my own graphics whenever I get a game idea, which is often. Plus, pixel art is an end unto itself: it's fun. :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Delkaes on August 01, 2008, 08:01:34 am
hello, i'am 30 and live in france. So you'll see lots of badspelling/gramma when reading my replys  :D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Kilorien on August 05, 2008, 02:26:06 am
Hello everyone!
I stumbled upon PixelJoint while browsing for some pixels, because I absolutely LOVE them! I'm more of a traditional artist, and I'm still trying to refine my skills as a pixel artist. I make most of my pixels with pre-made pixel doll bases, because I'm not so good at shading. ^^;;
Though, I want to try and change that, and hopefully become as good as the artists here! ^^
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: vagabondarts on August 08, 2008, 08:25:24 am
hello all!  my name is Carsten I am a long time artist but new to pixelling.  I dabbled in it a few years ago but unfortunately set it down... My interest is piqued once again on my being inspired to work on game concepts using pixel art to illustrate.
I think everyone here is great and I've been lurking for a couple months!

thanks  :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: skw on August 10, 2008, 09:58:15 pm
(http://jspade.republika.pl/bb.png)

'ello newcomers! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Krut on August 12, 2008, 05:04:01 am
Just saying hi...again
I used to be an user of old pixel, and the new, and then got kicked out due to some issues here (bad behaviour?), hopefully all is forgotten, and ill try to play real nice :)
I browse the galleries from time to time, fooling myself into thinking i could still wip out some good stuff, so im here seeing if i could learn again, and practice, seing as drawing still is one of my favourite things, even tho time doesnt allow me to do it.

Cheers to all :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Helm on August 12, 2008, 05:46:54 am
Welcome back, Krut :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: trebor777 on August 14, 2008, 05:50:04 pm
Hello, I'm trebor777, 23, Student in game design:p who loves drawing :p

Posting here to recruit some talented spriters (i'm not a spriter at all)
I saw some Amazing stuff here!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jakman4242 on August 16, 2008, 05:25:52 pm
Heyo!(That's pretty much my one-liner.)

I'm Jack Sanders. I'm a programmer and a pixelist. I love to draw pixel art, it gets my mind off of frustrating things, and it feels like I'm in my own little world when I'm doing it. My own little world where no one can bother me  :y:.

I'm pretty much an MS Paint junkie, but I use GIMP to save things in other formats, animate, and apply transparency.  :-X
I came here mostly looking to hire someone to work for me, but alas, I fear I don't have quite enough money at the moment to afford such things. I would pixel for myself in a game I'd like to make, but it'd be too much work on my part and I'd most likely half-ass the pixel work just so I could get by. So, yeah. I've been drawing since I was 3, bla, bla, bla. I plan on going to college to study CS and programming. Eventually to hopefully widdle waddle my way into Lionhead Studios.

Oh yes, and I'm 14 years old.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Krumbs on August 18, 2008, 03:39:44 pm
Hello. My name is Evan and I use Photoshop. I really like allot of the pictures here but I'm afraid to post anything I have done in case I've used the wrong tools or something. And from everything I have seen so far I'm rather intimidated by everyone's art as it is so good and I'm, not as good, or even close. I need some help too with something which I'll post a thread about in a minute.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Dokozai on August 18, 2008, 11:38:57 pm
Hola all, I've been here for a while now, and haven't introduced myself properly.

My name is Alec, I'm 13 and have been doing pixel art for almost 2 years now.

I'm into:
Drawing
Videogames
(and trying to get into) programming

That's about it.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on August 19, 2008, 06:27:13 pm
Hey Trebor, I remember seeing you on some RPG maker site a few years ago or something. Welcome! Greetings to Jakman, Krumbs, and Dokozai too.  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Emtch on August 21, 2008, 02:02:51 pm
I don't think I've introduced myself yet, so here goes.

My name is Emil, I am 16 years old and have wanted to do pixel art very long (started to do really simple stuff when I was 8) but haven't realy tried doing any real attempts until a few months ago.

I'm from Sweden, where polar bears roam the streets.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Mya on August 24, 2008, 10:55:14 am
Heyyylo !
I'm Mya, 20 yo from France.
I started pixel art in 2004 with dolls, and am absolutely addicted  :blind:
And gosh you all are absoluuuutely amazing !
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Ryona on August 24, 2008, 11:11:25 am
Hello and welcome!

I used to make pixel dolls too back in the day. Show us what you got, Mya. And be sure to try out the MegaMan Mockup Frenzy thingie. Lots of fun there.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sfried on August 24, 2008, 03:34:31 pm
Hello.

I've started recently trying to make my own spritework. I've been using tools such as a combination of Pixia and ImageReady, but apparently it doesn't make life easier for editing sprites, especially when you have to make entirely new frames without having to scan/redraw them.

That said, any advice for this fledgling spritemaker? Are there any novel and simple(r) programs out there where I can whip out a basic crude design other than MS Paint? In fact, I'm sort of confused as to the standards of sprite size (which I know seem to b dependent on the platform), but I wish someone could show me in the right direction.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on August 24, 2008, 04:55:03 pm
Hello Mya and sfried  :)

sfried, you might want to check out graphics gale, it's a great program for pixel art. http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

Be sure to check this thread out as well, you might find something you like better! http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3467.0
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sfried on August 24, 2008, 08:20:50 pm
Hello Mya and sfried  :)

sfried, you might want to check out graphics gale, it's a great program for pixel art. http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

Be sure to check this thread out as well, you might find something you like better! http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3467.0
Thanks for the links.

A question about GraphicsGale: Does the free version allow you to save all the frames in succession? (Since you can recompile them using ImageReady)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Atnas on August 24, 2008, 08:26:49 pm
Yes, there's a rather powerful export feature.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: sfried on August 24, 2008, 10:06:21 pm
Yes, there's a rather powerful export feature.
So I guess the free version isn't as gimped as I thought.