Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: Anonymous on September 22, 2005, 03:35:42 pm

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Post by: Anonymous on September 22, 2005, 03:35:42 pm
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Post by: Alex on September 22, 2005, 06:22:13 pm
im blind...BUT i really like the moons.
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Post by: Evan on September 22, 2005, 11:10:43 pm
Hi "anonomous"

:::stifles laughter:::

Yeah, its a pretty good piece. I mean, you showed me the "progress" of this, but beyond being a simple art piece, it's not a flagrant demonstration of pixel ability.

And why'd you create a new account?
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Post by: lief on September 23, 2005, 05:06:48 am

it is art, of the eyeball burning variety.  zoomrix, is this you?
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Post by: lief on September 23, 2005, 05:27:41 am
or 'neo'/neota/av3/ai

is it 'neg' or 'neo' in bottom left corner.
did you want c&c?
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Post by: Anonymous on September 23, 2005, 06:57:04 pm
No C&C, please.  This was only posted because I created it and there is no 'gallery' forum.
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Post by: PyroPiranha on September 23, 2005, 08:22:15 pm
Pixelation isnt a gallery type forum, when you post it goes without saying you're expecting c+c.
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Post by: Rydin on September 23, 2005, 08:49:44 pm
To answer the first two questions with one word: Yes.

I love it. I think it is very great that you have done a sort of colage of doodles. It is quite like when I draw during notes at school (and I have been planing on pixeling some of them, but you beat me to it :D). My first critique is that the colors are eye burning, and there seems to be no real pattern or compliments or anything (unless maybe you were going for an "off-air" look that tv's do, if which, you did well to achieve). It sucks that the grey section at the bottom (I'm guessing its supposed to be a product package or something because of the "new" label) blends in with the bg of the forum, but thats life I guess. I think that you could make the stream of air from the [bullet?] could use more variety, maybe some more colors being blended together or something. I think the black sector with the blue lines is kinda bad, and I would personally move it to the right about 2 or 3 boxes, because its a dead spot, and makes the viewer lose attention of the picture.

As for the question about death, I counter it with another question: Do we really die?
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Post by: Evan on September 24, 2005, 11:07:33 pm
Eh, the thread died, I figure I can expose the secret.

It's skipper.
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Post by: Anonymous on September 25, 2005, 01:40:33 am

Curses, foiled.
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Post by: Darion on September 25, 2005, 03:37:24 am
I think if you didn't force yourself to be so 'artistic', they would be more understandable. I just don't understand what are the focal points/what I'm supposed to be looking at.

If these shapes were more finished, I would think "Oh alright, hes just making random sprites around the canvas; its a page full of sprites".

I get that message when I look at Franks,


but not when I look at yours.

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Post by: Zolthorg on September 25, 2005, 05:06:14 am
I don't think he's trying to do what Frank is, what i perceieve this as, is an attempt at Pixel "painting". Following some sort of form to tie it all together, yet having individual elements.

My advice?
try using less negative space, and consider starting your canvas with a circle here or there and a square, a line, a triangle, a cone following some sort of flow or emotion, word or feeling (in the best way you can express it). And then using that to flesh out your "painting" or emoticon with colors, miniature forms, points of interest, cleverly used space and negative space, and perhaps a trick of the  mind or two.

Don't be scared by the big boys off of using saturated colors, just try to balance them anduse them where you feel they are needed.
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Post by: Sawtooth on September 25, 2005, 07:30:56 am
text on artwork: the former cheapens the latter.  Munch didn't write "this man is having a hard time coping with his inevitable death" above "the scream," did he?  Unless there's something I don't know about, that is.

If we're looking at it from a design perspective, then text is okay.  Then all of the artwork becomes extraneous.  So, yeah.

Listen to Pegwo dammit, Darion's advice.

It's 2:34 AM right now, so I'm probably sounding kind of tired and pissy:  because I am.
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Post by: lief on September 25, 2005, 11:00:30 pm
ahh skipper. that was my next guess... really, it was!
i much rather your usual work.  there is not enough focal pull in any one part of the image, no viewing track, no guiding forms.  the bullet should be used as a movement device, but seems to lose its impact from the second it enters the image, the contrast in the trail at the red is better though.  i like the detail up in the left quadrant of image, although there is not much available for the eye to climb back up to it.  some of the color pairings are weak, and downright wrong (the green and yellow on the left)... while others play off each other well (red, purple, yellow transition).
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Post by: Anonymous on September 26, 2005, 01:12:00 am
Yea, I thought I was forcing myself to be 'artistic', and miserably failed.  Some of you were right on, it was really just a doodle of sorts, I tire of pixeling 'things', it gets to be too much to make things look realistic.  So it felt good to just pixel nonsense.  Thanks all.
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Post by: Helm on September 26, 2005, 09:39:54 pm
pixelling nonsense is awesome. Just second-guess yourself less, and if you have to do it, do it off of the canvas. "is this art?". The answer to that question is another question: "do I need to have this question forced on myself as meta-commentary inside a piece of art?"
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Post by: Anonymous on September 26, 2005, 10:20:21 pm
Obviously I have embarassed myself.  So let us forget about this.  I am working on evan's birthday present, which is a bit nonsense, but contains MUCH less than this.  It is an actual scene, while still remaining nonsensical.  I think you'll all like it.
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Post by: Conzeit on September 28, 2005, 04:25:40 am
eh, embarassed yourself? no way. I would never go to say you did that much. hell, it's just another piece in another art forum :p

you just made a little experiment, call it embarassing yourself when you acuse someone of something he didnt do and make a big fucking deal out of it for no good reason.

I for one liked the change of pace, the deliberatedly ligthsource-less imagery. u should stick around that and play with it a bit
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Post by: Darion on September 29, 2005, 01:32:46 am
You really thought I would let you get away with that? Well, I am.

I didn't say thats what he was trying to do, I said that if he finished the shapes more I would've had the same interpritation as Franks. I was giving an example of what it could've become.

You may want to argue over the internet, but I don't. Just keep your comments to yourself, and respect my thought.