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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: ptoing on August 27, 2008, 07:55:23 pm

Title: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: ptoing on August 27, 2008, 07:55:23 pm
Hello and welcome to Pixelation.

Please make sure you read the RULES (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=2002.0). Reading the FAQ (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=4265.0) can not hurt either.

Have fun.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: EarthboundRK on August 29, 2008, 06:14:12 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to do it. But i'm guessing it is :)

Hey, How are things going? I'm EarthboundRK, Call me Rusty-Kun if you like.
I've been very interested in PixelArt for many years now, and it ties in with my major interest with Graphics Design. (Off to Uni in a week to study it)
So to sum up, Hey guys.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: dyemooch on September 03, 2008, 05:13:12 am
So... um... hey?
I don't have a lot of experience in pixel art, but I figure that's why I should join a place like this! Hopefully I can get some great pointers here. I've admired a lot of the work I've seen in these forums, and after coming here for the tenth time, I figured I should sign up and post(though my job pulls me away from a lot of independent stuff I want to do). I look forward to hearing any and all opinions that can be thrown my way! I'm not looking to be a pro at pixel work- but there's a great amount of patience and trial and error that goes into this art-genre that allures me. You guys have a lot of patience(as well as skill) to do what you do, and I can only hope I can get halfway there!  :) <-- that shows you I'm excited to be here.  :P<-- okay. That's even more excited.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: xdjkittiex on September 15, 2008, 02:39:17 am
Yay first post here  :lol:

I'm xdjkittiex.  Feel free to call me kittie or by my real name : Kellie.
I'm 21 years old and I've been doing pixel art for the last 8 years.  About 3 of those years were strictly spent 'dolling' and then I started making my own bases and pixel artworks.
I'm currently attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division and I'm in the Media Arts & Animation program.
Although I've been working with pixels for a long time I still have more than enough room for improvement, especially in the shading and lighting department  :D
Anyways, thats me :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: xhunterko on September 28, 2008, 06:19:12 pm
Well hello, I've been told this is the place to introduce myself. So, here I go.
My name is xhunterko. I've been looking around here a couple days now. Plus I've looked at it the past month for advice you've given to others. I've never wanted to join because of the language (and slight perversion) on this site. So, after getting some help, but not enough, on another, I figured this would have to be the place to get Good pixel art advice. I'm on several other sites as well, Myspace, The Daily Click, Filefront, and yahoo.
Hope to learn some great stuff here. :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Jad on September 30, 2008, 06:07:00 pm
Well hello, I've been told this is the place to introduce myself. So, here I go.
My name is xhunterko. I've been looking around here a couple days now. Plus I've looked at it the past month for advice you've given to others. I've never wanted to join because of the language (and slight perversion) on this site. So, after getting some help, but not enough, on another, I figured this would have to be the place to get Good pixel art advice. I'm on several other sites as well, Myspace, The Daily Click, Filefront, and yahoo.
Hope to learn some great stuff here. :)

O: This is a viewpoint that i've never encountered before! Harsh language and perversion? That's awesome! Where is it?
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Memo on October 11, 2008, 03:06:21 am
Why hello.

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

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

Cheers
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: phyerboss on October 13, 2008, 05:00:26 am
Greetings,

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

When I was on the old Pixelation I used to do a tiny bit of pixeling myself. But, I have gotten horribly out of
practice. So, in between scouting out a few folks. I'll be reading and analyzing a few pieces here in hopes
of getting back into the groove.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Jad on October 13, 2008, 07:31:35 am
Hey new/old/oldnew guys, welcome (:

I hope you all have fun and improve steadily :D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Sketchy on October 18, 2008, 03:42:19 pm
Hi everybody.

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

Anyways, here's some of my stuff - mostly very old, so I guess some people may even recognise it. It's mostly for games I've been (never getting around to) making.
(http://usera.ImageCave.com/adamhawker/mypics.png)

I look forward to hopefully getting some useful feedback on future works.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: trolleybusses on October 21, 2008, 05:52:19 pm
Hi guys, new here.

I used to frequent the forums GMPixel and Pixel but they both seem to have gone to pot. I took a long break from pixelling but am sort of getting back in to it and hopefully this will help spur me on. :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Keep on October 24, 2008, 08:19:06 pm
Hi, I'm Keep.

I'm here because I'm trying to get into freelance pixeling. I like making avatars, mostly the dress-up kind.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Sonistar on October 25, 2008, 11:16:55 pm
Hi there,
just introducing myself, my names Sonistar and I'm new to pixel art.
Im studying 3d modelling in the UK and after testing out some low poly models with some pixel art textures I've been drawn to try some pixel art.
Currently I've read some tutorials and started some (rather crap) pixel art, and a friend linked me to this forum so I'm joining up to get some much needed advice and critisism. (and motivation!)

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

Look forward to hearing from anyone, and thanks for taking the time to look at this post :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Undefined on October 27, 2008, 03:07:48 pm
Oops, I posted elsewhere first. Sorry about that.
Hi, I'm Undefined. I'm here to see what I can do with pixels and sprites, hopefully looking for some major improvement in the area of character design and animation.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: faceless79 on October 31, 2008, 05:38:59 pm
I am the faceless, real name is ken but you can just call me whatever, I saw an article about this forum in play magazine and decided to check it out.
Anyhow nice to meet yall good to be here.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Chris2balls on November 04, 2008, 11:58:23 pm
I'm Chris2Balls, or C2B, I'm on PJ and have been spriting for...4-5 years. Not that long compared to some guys ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: etcjunky on November 08, 2008, 06:35:02 pm
Hi people, what's up? I am etcjunky. I'm pretty new with pixel-art, that's why I decided to join this forum that seems to have a lot of talented people.

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

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

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

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

You can see my artwork here at deadpanda.com (http://www.deadpanda.com)
and also at my blog (http://dock.livejournal.com)

(http://tumbledrop.com/screenshot01t.jpg)

Recently I released Tumbledrop (http://www.tumbledrop.com), which is a browser based game. This was the first game I've made on my own, but hopefully it won't be the last!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ayoma on November 30, 2008, 04:05:17 pm
Hey, Just wanted to introduce myself, The names Andrew, im 20 from south wales, Hobbies include weight lifting and messing around with photoshop and Mspaint in my spare time. To be honest i have very little understanding when it comes to Pixel art but have been very fond of Isometric pixel art forms since i first joined habbo hotel when i was younger. I expect a lot of crit at the start but am very eager to learn and improve my skills so any pointers you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ashes on December 07, 2008, 10:42:29 pm
I've just subscribe but I've been around the board for a moment getting inspiration or training with challenges and activities...
I've never dare until now to subcribe and post... until now ^^

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

Huhu... talking to much again ^^...
See ya later
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Nightshade on December 16, 2008, 01:21:53 am
Greetings...

I'm an indie game designer from Pennsylvania. My first major project was Viking Bazooka Bloodbath (http://db.tigsource.com/games/viking-bazooka-bloodbath), and currently I'm the project lead for Indie Brawl (http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=2314.0). I'm starting a new project soon, which I hope will bring my pixel art to new levels. That was my motivation to join these forums.

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

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/738/raptor9mu1.png)(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/5787/vikingfh9.gif)(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/736/carcoraxpe1.gif)
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7348/morpheus3cj1.gif)(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8471/vine2mk6.gif)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Pixel-Joy.com on December 19, 2008, 04:47:06 am
Hey everyone,

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

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

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

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

Well, see you all around!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: FishyBoy on December 21, 2008, 04:17:08 pm
Howdy!

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

Anyways, came here to get a little better, and also to see everyone else's vastly superior stuff.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Apricot on December 22, 2008, 01:58:21 am
Hello.

I was shown this site by the user Pixel-Joy.com. I'll be the other person working on that project (see his introduction), mostly doing art and design work. I am completely new to pixel art, never done any of it before, and so I'm here to learn, find tutorials, see examples from others, and post my own work to hopefully get some help from other users of this site who are more experienced. Of course, I have to actually create something first. XD
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Tiemen on December 24, 2008, 04:31:51 pm
Hi.

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

I don't know what else to tell here =P
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ignacio on December 24, 2008, 06:26:05 pm
Hello... I posted some of my art in "Portfolio", here:http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=7675.msg87559#new (http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=7675.msg87559#new)

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

I am from Spain, and born in 1979... Glad to meet you all!  ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: nvictor on December 24, 2008, 10:20:59 pm
Hello Pixelation,

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

Merry Christmas

Victor
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: PinkBloss on December 28, 2008, 02:47:19 am
;) Hello Pixelation thanks for having me. I have been working with PSP and graphics for about 6 years now. In the last 2 years I have been working that much and had lots of personal stuff in my life happen so I spent less time with my graphics but now I have cut my work back and changed the direction of my career I have rediscovered my love of arts and pixels so rock!!! I hope to learn heaps and share with you all  PinkBloss.  :y:
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Eponasoft on December 29, 2008, 02:46:03 am
I've been registered here for some time now but never properly introduced myself. I'm the senior programmer at Eponasoft, an independent developer of games, compilers, and utilities for the PC and Nintendo DS. Since I am a programmer, I do not pixel very well, though I am rather skilled with high-poly-count 3D scenes and dabble in animation in said format from time to time. A few of you may already know me, even if you don't know it yet...
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: c0n on January 11, 2009, 06:27:43 pm
Hi there pixelators! I'm 13 years old and from Norway, and just got interest in pixelation. I'm still at a novice level but I'm hoping I'm getting better over time... I use Graphics Gale for pixel art and I have made games in The games Factory and Multimedia Fusion for about six years now, and my hobbies include: El-Guitar, Pixelart, Programming, Gaming (Indie and not).

Oh and btw, these smilies rock!  :D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: pixeltao on January 13, 2009, 09:32:26 pm
I know Pixelation since 2003 but I never took the time to register. I'm a professionnal pixel artist, I've worked on many mobile phone games, GBA games and one DS game, and I am now going indie (or at least trying). I must say that I'm really impressed by the general quality of the artwork submitted here. This is a great source of inspiration. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: CarbonX on January 29, 2009, 09:42:59 pm
Hi All, CarbonX here,
     I'm an indie mac game developer (http://www.idevgames.com) but I have recently become interested in honing my skills as a pixel artist. I'm looking forward to critiquing and being critiqued by some of the great artist you have here.  ;D

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Jovan on February 17, 2009, 04:49:42 am
Hi everyone!

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

See you around!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Conzeit on February 18, 2009, 04:21:38 am
Jovan, maybe the board IS as old as you thought, this incarnation is one after a big swipe that ereased a lot of stuff. the old board was blue and purple, as far as I know goes back to around 2001. Now, if you were thinking amiga days...then yeah, the board isnt that old :p
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Jovan on February 18, 2009, 05:27:17 am
Yeah. I spoke to a few people on IRC and figured that out :).

I love pixel art and even though I never really devoted myself to it, playing games like Metal Slug, Contra, and the rest always encourages me to do it myself, even if it's not exactly quality work.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: madforthefiddle on February 23, 2009, 04:50:36 am
Assuming this gets read, here is a quick introduction:

I've been playing games since the C64 and I've always been amazed by what people have been able to do with a few strategically placed dots. In the bits of time that aren't really spare but aren't entirely someone else's either, I've been known to throw some dots together with disasterous results. Over the past few weeks I've decided to buckle down and learn a thing or two about serious pixel drawing, and in that time I think I've made some small progress. Still, no way better to learn than to throw myself at the mercy of those with more experience! I'm  looking forward to learning from all y'all.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Vampire Slug on February 24, 2009, 01:12:11 pm
Okay, I've read the rules, I've read the FAQs and I'm ready to get started.  I've always loved pixel art, from the days when it was cutting edge graphics to today.  I used to do a lot of icon art and ANSI graphics back in the BBS days and still love plopping down pixels, one-by-one, to get something.  I especially like to see how I can get an idea across with minimal colors and size.  Anyway, I've recently joined Pixel Joint and have migrated here as well in hopes of getting better.  I'm in no way a professional artist, I'm just your average Computer Systems Analyst but I love taking spare time to bang out pixel stuff.  I'm way older than the average here so all I'll say is my first computer was a Commodore Vic-20... when they were new. ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Chouru on March 02, 2009, 05:37:51 am
Hello everyone, I have tried before to get into pixel art with little success. The main reason is because I am designing a game on RMXP and want to create 100% of my graphics. I also am going to take an Adobe Flash course and want to learn pixeling skills for that as well.

Nice to meet everyone, hope to learn a lot and have fun here!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Koi Kami Mauro on March 08, 2009, 08:52:45 pm
'allo everyone, how do you do?

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

The reason I say spriting? I've been brought up on Sonic fan forums, and on the tradition of sprite editing. However, since much of my spriting is nowadays 90%custom (I suck at hands), I figure it's about time I take the big step and become a full-fledged pixeller.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: CharlesGabriel on March 11, 2009, 03:23:16 pm
Hi everyone. I'm Antifarea, I've been spriting since january 2009. Now, I have seen this forum before, and even read the rules back then, but then I didn't had internet at the time at home... so I finally decided to join, so I can learn more and get constructive criticism. I'm still learning as it's only been two months... nice to meet you all. :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Mind-Freak on March 19, 2009, 02:04:27 am
Um, sup guys? I'm Mind-Freak. Wannabe spriter. Hope I don't cramp your style!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Graciepoo on March 30, 2009, 12:38:18 am
Hello, I'm Graciepoo. Im 15 and I like to pixel doll. I'm a member of a dressup site called DIVACHIX.com. On that sight I design and produce clothing for the divas (dolls).
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: dead_pool on March 31, 2009, 02:05:15 am
Hey guys, been hanging around a while, but never joined. I'm Tim and I'm 15. I like pixel-art and I'm trying to learn anatomy.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: The Mozack on April 03, 2009, 05:36:42 pm
I'm The Mozack.

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

Until recently, the rate that I learn pixel art has been very slow, owing to the fact that I have not been able to invest time practicing or do not have much constructive comments on my work. As a result, much of my earlier works are now considered mediocre by pixel art standards (despite the fact that two of them ended up as DDs on dA). Hence my participation of Pixelation, where more professional input and resources are available to speed up the learning process. I certainly have lots of room for improvement.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: CJ on April 13, 2009, 11:23:43 pm
Hello hello peers, programmers, and lovers of the pixel art. The corny introduction is followed by a mini biography right? Ah, well then let us proceed;

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

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

And so here I am.

Oh, right - I live in Australia.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: MegaLeon on April 17, 2009, 04:54:21 pm
Hi, i'm Leonardo from Italy (No, i'm not eating spaghetti right now  :P)
Grew up loving those little pixel puppets from Alundra. Now Pixel Art is one of my hobbies, which includes: losing my time doing nothing epic for humanity, drawing comics, act (nothing better than a good laugh) and watching The Blues Brothers.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Sinistral Erim on April 21, 2009, 02:04:24 pm
Hey there.

I'm Erim from Venezuela. I've been an artist since forever and I've just recently started to do pixel art... so, um, yeah.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Rachae on April 25, 2009, 05:25:48 am
Hi! My name is Rachae, and I'm a southern girl from the United States.
I've always been interested in art, and dabbled in pixels when I started play the NES Sailormoon games when I was 10 or so.
It's recently after I've been taking art classes and developing myself that I've come back to pixel art.
I'm very nervous and will probably be lurking for awhile as I don't feel I'm good enough, but let's hope I get over that soon.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: politopo on April 25, 2009, 12:09:30 pm
I just notice that I never introduced myself in the proper way :-[ ... So:
Ciao, My name is Giorgio from Pisa, Italy, and I'm 28.
I've always started liking videogames and their art when I first saw a commodeore vic-20...
I spent a lot of my youth on a C=64 and that changed the way I perceive the world in 160 x 200 x 16 with wide pixels...  :)
I also like games ( not only video-g. ): playing them but among all creating them.
I finished up working on stuff not much related to games, but I keep designing games and pixelling as an hobby.
Nice to meet all of you  :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: TiagoJ7 on April 28, 2009, 02:09:26 pm
Hi, there, Pixelation members.

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

After reading this article/tutorial about pixel art (http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article2455.asp), I recently started doing some random pixel art works. Either nonsense stuff that would remind you of the Atari games, or more complex things. I started doing that because, even though I like to make sprites and other things in Photoshop and Illustrator, I felt I needed to do something more simple, but that I still loved. Sometimes, when working on Photoshop, I forgot to have fun. Atari style pixel art is so simple, I haven't noticed how I liked it even before I started making sprites.

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

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

Spriters-resource.com is my favorite sprite site.

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

I came to this place to learn more about pixel art, but also to be around people who like it as much as I do.
I'll see you around.
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Post by: hsn2555 on May 02, 2009, 01:24:42 am
hello peeps !
i'm hassan, i've been messing pixels since for almost a year and i totally enjoy it.
pixelart is fun more than it's a way to create functional stuff, to me .
anyway, (: i gotta learn some stuff and gain some experience along being with you.
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Post by: Locoluis on May 13, 2009, 07:47:43 pm
Hiya. Luis González reporting from Santiago, Chile.

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

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

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

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

I also hail from Rpg Rpg Revolution just in case anyone wants to know where I am known :P
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Post by: StealthBox on May 18, 2009, 03:08:36 am
Hi i am new here i do not have any experience with pixel art or drawing i have always liked both but have never been very good.
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Post by: Avocado on May 23, 2009, 04:05:22 am
Hey everybody, I'm Avocado.

I've been pixelling on and (mostly) off for around 7 years now, and discovered pixeljoint a year ago, which led me to this website. I've been lurking since then, but decided to put my shyness behind me and to doesn't afraid. My year of lurking has taught me more about pixelling than I've learned in the six years of scribbling and I'd be glad to be accepted as part of the community.
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Post by: HC_Bret_Measor on May 26, 2009, 12:16:23 pm
Hi, my name is Bret Measor I am new to pixelation, and pixel art. I currently run my own indie flash game company called hardcircle.
Anyways, I will be posting my work as I create them, and I am always looking for feedback.
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Post by: LODYblokady on May 26, 2009, 09:37:30 pm
I'm LODYblokady, I'm pretty new on the scene but I have been spriting for a while: just not releasing anything.
I also work in XSI, Hammer, and the basics (Photoshop, Flash, Notepad2).

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

:)
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Post by: Chilly on May 29, 2009, 12:05:22 am
Hiya! I've been to the old pixelation and was a mod there for a while. Then I moved around and got too busy to do anything useful here at the new one. But I think I'll stick around to just lurk again. Brings back good memories. :lol:
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Post by: Helm on May 29, 2009, 07:05:32 pm
Welcome back :D I remember you :D
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Post by: Conzeit on June 06, 2009, 09:53:39 pm
Hey girl! nice to have you back....see you where I like to meet people  :o  :ouch: or not  :lol:
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Post by: Don risotto on June 11, 2009, 02:13:15 am
Heya!

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

I come to learn from old ones.  :hehe:
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Post by: Helm on June 11, 2009, 03:03:42 pm
Erect a monument in the swampland. When the time is right, chant to the black star in the sky!
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Post by: Gazoinks on June 24, 2009, 12:29:41 pm
So, um, hey.  I'm Gazoinks.

I'm a major newbie at pixel art but I've decided that it looks fun and so far it is. :)
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Post by: interpim on July 11, 2009, 02:14:06 am
Hello everyone,

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

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

I look forward to pushing pixels around with you guys.

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Post by: Monzae on July 12, 2009, 04:33:12 am
Hi, I'm Luke.
Been drawing self-taught Pixel art for 2+ years now, and have decided to take it a step further.
I came here looking to do some work, Paid or Unpaid, if you need something done, I'd love to give it a go.
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Post by: snowsoft on July 13, 2009, 08:16:01 pm
Hi all, my name is Charles and I've been doing pixel art on and off for a year or two now, I think. Mostly just for fun things, and I recently have started working on a project with some friends and I frequent this site and PJ quite a bit, so I figured what better place for feedback?

Looking forward to getting awesome with your help. :hehe:
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Post by: jmatchead on July 17, 2009, 06:48:51 pm
Hello everyone, I'm jmatchead. I've been sorta doing pixel art in my spare time for 8 or 9 years, but this is the first time I've come to a place like this to share and learn. Nice to meet everyone!
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Post by: EkbatDeSebat on July 24, 2009, 07:38:47 pm
oops! Forgot to introduce myself  :-[

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

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

Cheers from rainy Holland!
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Post by: c00per on July 24, 2009, 09:33:50 pm
ok hello guys, i'm c00per and i come from a very different 'world'
while i work with pixels, they are mostly aimed at fighting games-size (i'm actually working in an original fighting game), and the latest ones are even in high-res, so uhmm, i wonder if i should show some of those
example (http://i39.tinypic.com/eqtfdc.png)

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

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

that's all for now i guess
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Post by: JosephSeraph on July 24, 2009, 10:46:49 pm
  p."Hello world."
Or better, hello people. My name is José Victon, i am 14 years old, and aspiring of pixel artist. I am an apprentice tattooist too, and a fan ov EVERY mahou shoujo manga and anime lol >.<
Generally kind, sometimes annoying, my personaklity is INFP~The dreamer/Healer. I have a DeviantArt account, and a PixelJoint account, both with the name of "JosephSeraph"
Well... That's me, i guess.
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Post by: ~*McMuffn*~ on July 29, 2009, 01:31:43 am
Hey my names ~*McMuffn*~ n 1 day i will pixel a John Deere Tractor No Joke!! but n e wayz my little brother iz CommanderD, i would like 2 c sumbody make Jason Aldean on here! thatd b awesome! but idk nthin else so Bi
<3  =)  [><] ~~`*
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Post by: Amorbis on July 31, 2009, 02:02:23 am
I am new to these forums, but not to pixel art. i have been making pixel art since i was about 8 using windows 95 and MS Paint.(i also used to have a Commador64) One of my life goals is to become a well known Game dev, and create great games that people will play and remember for years. I love the 8bit art style of the classic arcade games, and tend to make sprites in that style. I am currently working on a game called Techtonic Rush. I am the only one other than my brother working on this game. I'm doing the sprites, music, and code. My brother is doing concept art for it.

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

A little demo of my work.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/Bobman_06/PixelArt1.png)
this was done in about 10 minutes.

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

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

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

Anyhow... on with business... i don't like to stay stuck on miss-haps and unpleasantries.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Panda on July 31, 2009, 12:50:30 pm
Actually there was.
But since I merged both threads, it was removed to avoid confusion.
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Post by: saehn on July 31, 2009, 02:11:32 pm
Greets, long-time lurker and longer-time pixel-pusher. I mostly do work in the Commodore 64 under the same alias, and you can see some of my stuff here (http://noname.c64.org/csdb/scener/?id=8078). I've also done some work for the VIC-20, C128, Amiga, and Fairchild Channel F. As soon as someone codes a decent editor for the A8 series, I might work with that too. ;-)
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Post by: Pandora on August 02, 2009, 08:27:53 pm
Hi there - I'm Pandora.  Like the feel of this place and hope that my contributions will ...contribute...and I promise I won't run with scissora LOL;)
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Post by: mawk on August 12, 2009, 10:29:29 pm
hey, guys. I'm mawk. I decided a while back to do everything I do from scratch, but I'm fairly amateur with things at the moment. I'm also a little colourblind, and while this hasn't been an apparent problem yet, be extra sure to tell me if I'm using colours in a weird way because chances are I'm not aware. :x

I don't got much to show right now, but hopefully that'll change as I get better with things. so, yeah. hi.
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Post by: Jellybit on September 05, 2009, 01:00:03 am
Howdy, I'm Dave.  I joined recently because I've been getting more serious about doing art for my games, and I know my current work doesn't cut it (http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3973.msg100563#msg100563).  I really look forward to your critiques of my newer stuff.  I've got a lot to learn.  You guys are incredible, and your understanding of color and light is something I really admire.  I've studied animation since my previous pixeling attempts and I feel I've learned a lot in that area.  I'm excited to put it to use in the pixeling realm.  Nice to meet all of you!
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Post by: ProblemOfficer? on September 09, 2009, 08:13:54 pm
Ivan here. I've never really done pixel art. I usually use the adobe suite to make concept art but recently I've been helping a friend make some graphics. He's asked me to do pixel art and so I'm here to learn and practice pixel art.
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Post by: Carnivac on September 13, 2009, 08:27:26 pm
Figured I'd do a bit of reacquainting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Semmu

ps: u can find me at pixeljoint (nickname semmu as well)
ps2: nice smilies  :P
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Post by: STE 86 on September 18, 2009, 11:00:19 pm
Hi all.

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

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

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

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

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

Best of luck with all your efforts

Steve
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Post by: Theo on September 19, 2009, 03:29:00 pm
Ooh, I really like some of those splash screens.

Hullo! I'm Theo. I found out about your site through TIGSource, and after much lurking decided to finally join for reals. I'm still learning a lot about pixel art, especially animation. I do a lot of different kinds of art, (http://otaku42.deviantart.com/) including this little animation for a game (http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6365.0) I'm currently collaborating on:

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb310/Otaku42/Move-Down.gif)

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

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

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

Many thanks
Rik
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Post by: Photocopier on October 07, 2009, 07:30:07 pm
Hi, this is photocopier, been a pixeljoint member for awhile now. been enjoying pixel art for longer.
I've known and read pixelation for ages now but nether bothered making an acount here before, so I thought I would now.
some of you may recognise my name.
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Post by: Maru on October 25, 2009, 11:42:57 pm
Hiya, I'm Maru from London ♥
I'm mainly a comic artist but from time to time I have fun with pixels so joined this site in the hopes that my pixelling will develop.
I used to play 2D sprite RPGs a lot so I've been admiring from afar until now.
Ragnarok Online still is one of my favourite inspirations.

Hope to meet some awesome people here! :D
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Post by: Conzeit on October 26, 2009, 04:40:54 am
Welcome Maru, you look like you'rea going with a good start on your avatar ;D
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Post by: Yuki on October 28, 2009, 09:09:33 pm
Hello everyone. I'm mainly a game developer, but I do pixel sometimes; I might put some on here for criticism at a later date.
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Post by: CodeGeorge on November 15, 2009, 06:07:43 pm
I bet you can't guess my name.   :P

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

 ;D
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Post by: squishylive on November 15, 2009, 10:17:12 pm
I'm Squishy! No really, I'm like a marshmmallow!

Anyway I just joined cuz i am new to pixel art and was hoping to get some critique!
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Post by: Ultimaodin on November 19, 2009, 02:01:21 pm
Hello everybody my name is Jak Gem aka Ultimaodin. You can call me Ulti if you like. (everyone does)
I've been gtting into using a programme known as RMXP and I am wanting to learn more about pixeling and give an attempt at making my own tileset.

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

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

Anyway it's Good to meet you all!


Ps I'm an Ozzie so if I type weird... yeah.
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Post by: Yuki on November 19, 2009, 08:52:41 pm
I bet you can't guess my name.   :P

Dave? John? Robert? Am I getting close?
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Post by: Gil on November 20, 2009, 02:02:10 am
I'm gonna guess George :D
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Post by: eldiabolito on November 20, 2009, 01:34:12 pm
hey y'all...

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

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

Not really into games.

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

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

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

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

Hope to have a use posting my work here.  ::)
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Post by: Pawsofthepanda on November 25, 2009, 09:15:59 pm
Shu!

My name is John and I'm all new to pixel pushing, been interested in the subject for a while but haven't found the time to really sit down and learn until now. Been trying to read up on it a little aswell but figured it couldn't hurt to join a community. I'm pretty experienced in other forms of art such as illustration, graffiti, photo manipulation and retouching and since I evolved so much within those thanks to the surronding community of (better) artists I just assumed pixelart wouldn't be an exception.
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Post by: Shoopzation on November 29, 2009, 11:29:40 am
Hi, I'm Guilherme, from Brazil, I'm 14 years old and i've been pixelating since, november 28th (yesterday lulz.) So, yesterday I made my first pixel art - isometric - and I lloved it, that's why I want to get serious on it.
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Post by: pedrohm on November 29, 2009, 11:23:23 pm
hey wazzup. I'm another brazilian making pixel art. Im new at it, and i have some goals: making games with my pixel stuff. Báah Yep i like sheeps (http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3002/bahfz.png)
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Post by: Shook on December 12, 2009, 04:13:52 pm
Salutations, Pixelation! ;D

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

So anyways, i've been doing pixel art (Spriting, to be accurate) for around 2 years, but i never really got into it before like half a year ago. I'm not exceptionally good at it, but that's why i'm here, where i can hopefully improve my works. I've always wanted to be able to make good art, and seeing that pixel art is the only thing i'm half-decent at, this is probably the right place to be.
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Post by: KRDerek20 on December 19, 2009, 05:36:50 pm
Alright! I'm KRDerek, and I'm gonna be a Beginner at doing Pixel art for a while.

I'm only doing Game Pixel art for fun, since I never find a good reason.
Also, random stuff FTW!
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Post by: micintexp on December 19, 2009, 07:20:15 pm
Hey peoples my name is Brian and im 15 years old who lives in Curacao wich is in caribean sea.

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

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


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Post by: Lizzrd on December 19, 2009, 07:36:17 pm
Hi there. I'm Arne. I come from norway and I didn't see this topic.
I also happen to be 14 years old. I started spriting when i was 5 years old by just zooming in in paint and making pixel clusters that i thought looked cool.
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Post by: TooManyToasters on December 23, 2009, 01:54:21 am
Ohai. I'm TooManyToasters, also known on some corners of the internuts as SpectralMudcrab. I've always loved the style of pixelart, but I've never been particularly talented at it myself. But every once in a while, I get the urge to practice, and I've made some not-too-horrible stuff. This place seems like it'd be great for getting honest C&C, so I think I'll post some stuff here to get some pointers and such.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do hope I am welcomed warmly.
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Post by: Smash on January 03, 2010, 05:53:47 pm
Whoa.. I never noticed this board before.

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

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

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

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


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

you can find info here:
http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2009/09/jables-adventure/
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Post by: Devlin on January 10, 2010, 05:10:43 pm
Hi.

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

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

Joined in the hopes i'd learn a few tricks and improve my skills some ;D
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Post by: Reaper on January 13, 2010, 03:56:37 am
Hi im new, and a spriter im hoping spending a little time among greats will help me improve. most of my sprites dont have faces i cant do them but im trying
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Post by: Anonymous6 on February 01, 2010, 09:29:52 pm
Hi guys, and gals. I am Anonymous6. I am 15, and I love to sprite, mostly because it is the least expensive hobby I have, but I am not the best nor' am I the worst. The reason I am here is tto get better. :D I am not here to be evil >:D I am here to learn and be nice :angel:. So basically like anyone else.
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Post by: Evelyn Elnith on February 08, 2010, 06:28:56 pm
Hi everyone, I am Evelyn and I am training in pixelart since my husband Clest already works with it.

I have yet a lot to learn but I am sure I can improve. Hope to find healthy criticism and make friends over here  ;D
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Post by: Chrispy on February 10, 2010, 10:38:05 pm
I'm Chrispy. I found out about this site from Pixel Joint, which I found out about through dA. Sup
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Post by: Bork on February 15, 2010, 03:56:15 am
Hello. I was a member here long ago but left after having some fights with people over stupid stuff. But since thats long behind me(years even) Im gonna make a new start. My old name was Bo_the_sucker(it was a joke name, but I stuck to it as my pixelartist username for 4-5 years :P )
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Post by: ArcherofLight on February 15, 2010, 05:05:24 am
  Hi. I'm ArcherofLight, also known as Kyre or Archer, and did not notice this topic.

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

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

  I am 14(well, 13 but its just a month or five now....) and about your average kid. I love to read and write. Thats all for now, I guess, so I'm off! Its nice finding places to talk, ya'know?
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Post by: rvzero on February 17, 2010, 08:08:57 pm
Well finally... took over 5 hours for the damn activation email. >_<

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

edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
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Post by: Photocopier on February 17, 2010, 08:26:18 pm
Anyway, hi. I go by few names, guess I'll use Reaver here.
edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
1) But you name isn't reaver O.O
2)images posted on this forum automatically come with a left click to zoom function. [nozoom] stops that
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Post by: rvzero on February 17, 2010, 09:22:07 pm
1. Yeah.. I hadn't taken a look at the modify profile page yet and thought there'd be an option to change the name displayed on posts.. But still, the rv is just shortened from Reaver, i usually use this as acc. name on games/forums.. and imo Reaver works better as a name than rvzero. :P
2. I see, thanks.
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Post by: Bork on February 18, 2010, 01:34:34 am
Anyway, hi. I go by few names, guess I'll use Reaver here.
edit: Oyea, whats that [nozoom] tag do?
1) But you name isn't reaver O.O
2)images posted on this forum automatically come with a left click to zoom function. [nozoom] stops that

But why wouldnt you want the zoom function?
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Post by: rjhw1 on February 25, 2010, 02:42:32 am
Hi, im Rj, ive been doing pixelart for a while, but dont consider myself very good. I want to improve here, "train" if you will. I hope we can all be friends. :)
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Post by: Durem on March 03, 2010, 01:32:19 am
Hi I'm Thomas, I log into this forum to get learn about this art form known as pixel art.
My knowledge is very basic, and I have little work, but I would like some advice and help to guide me and get to do something good with this art.
One question I had was this: I have my computer in Adobe Photoshop CS4, which I recommend you? What program do you recommend to work?
I leave this thread attached to my last drawing.
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1975/dibujoel.png)


Bye and thanks!

PS: I am Argentine, and use the google translator because my English skills are not that great, I hope you can understand me, because I really interested in your help  :)
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Post by: TheSilentRoomate on March 06, 2010, 02:17:03 pm
Hi I am Noah
I want to pixelart!
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Post by: az on March 08, 2010, 10:56:31 am
Sup guys, I'm Az. Sort of new to this whole pixelation thing, but since I'm studying game design at the moment I felt it would be good to brush up and improve on my skills. I've been lurking around a bit before posting, and you guys are really very good. Looking forward to getting some c&c from y'all!
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Post by: Mr_Dark on March 10, 2010, 06:18:13 pm
Hi there,

Well I'm Mr_Dark (yes I am ;)). I have to admit I'm not a pixel artist. So then why am I here? Well I'm a 2D game developer and Im looking for skilled pixel artists who are interested in joining our team.
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Post by: howlermiller on March 12, 2010, 01:14:53 am
Hey everybody-

I'm new here, and I guess this is where I should post first. I've been pixeling for a month or two, and I've found that it's an art form that I really enjoy. I've played mainly games like The Legend of Zelda, and at the moment I'm helping design, program, and draw an RPG game for the iphone that will be created for gameplay similar to The Legend of Zelda. I may post some sprites from it later that hopefully I can get some help with, and I'm sure that I'll learn much from perusing this forum. Thanks for all you guys do!
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Post by: Jad on March 15, 2010, 08:13:49 pm
Oh oh oh oh oooh! You naughty new people! Posting a little introduction here in this thread and then GONE WITH THE WIND!

Naughty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome!
'Pixelation: artists and laxatives'
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Post by: LordZorinthrox on March 18, 2010, 02:13:30 pm
Well, this is certainly a better solution than just having a whole sub-forum for introductions.

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

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

I'll be around, taking notes.  I'm working on a tile laying engine in Python/Pygame that should be friggin' gorgeous, or at least have the potential for it.  It compiles tiles from subtiles and will be configurable for tiles of any size and maximum slope.
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Post by: mauricio-fidalgo on March 19, 2010, 12:42:50 am
I was posting and i forgot to introduce myself  :-[
I'm called Mauricio Fidalgo (Yes thats my name) i dont say too much cuz i'm braziliam and i'm not sure about i'm writing in the moment,  i am 15 years old and i like do indie games this require learn pixel art. How do i learned pixel art? like i learned english, i dont known how but i do it  :D.   ::) My dream is one day be called professional on pixel art and programing. I love games, i play games, i do games , gamesgamesgames.
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Post by: Razoric480 on March 19, 2010, 03:45:06 am
Guess I should have tossed a line here earlier. Razoric or Razoric480 here. I have my website at http://www.iced-fire.com/ . I'm in the Game Development program over at Algonquin College in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). Coding, graphics, design and math all to become a one-man studio. Too bad we don't have pixel-art classes, that'd be neat :P So I'm trying my hand out here to get some crits and comments and improve.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am currently in high school, being forced to do all honours classes. I live in B.C., Canada.
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Post by: The 7th Sin on May 14, 2010, 09:25:29 pm
Hello everyone, I just figured I would drop by and introduce myself.

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,
The 7th Sin
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Post by: nube78 on May 20, 2010, 06:10:05 pm
Hi :-)
This is my first post here, i have just registered an account and i hope to post in the right section to introduce myself ;-)

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

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

Thanks in advance for the help :-)
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Post by: Lizzrd on May 24, 2010, 11:05:45 am
I would reccomend getting familiar with the program you plan to use first and then look up pixelart tuts.
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Post by: nube78 on May 24, 2010, 11:40:59 am
for the program no problem, but if you could suggest me a tutorial i would be gratefull :-) thanks :-)
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Post by: Lizzrd on May 27, 2010, 07:00:53 am
http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218
Here is a very basic one  :)
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Post by: nube78 on May 27, 2010, 08:53:03 am
Thanks :-)
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Post by: FreshBlood77 on June 13, 2010, 09:08:17 am
Wow, Pixelation's back, and I never even knew!

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

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

Great to be back, and I'm hugely excited to check out everyone's awesome pixel art :-)
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Post by: kamol on June 29, 2010, 09:14:26 am
Hello there.

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

Thanks for this place, I hope I will be able to learn a fewthings here.
K.
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Post by: alisha on June 30, 2010, 08:58:05 pm
Hi!
Well these are some cute emoticons, but I will try to restrain myself from using them too much!  ;D
My name is Alisha, I've been pixelling for a while now but to be honest my work isn't evolving like I would hope, I have gotten better in fact MUCH better but hey you can only get better right?
Anywho, so I am here to learn more and hopefully become at least almost as good as some of the artists I've seen out there   :)
Alisha
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Post by: Dr. Spankenstein on July 02, 2010, 11:54:45 am
Hello there.

I'm PhD student in music but I am a complete novice when it comes to pixel art.  I look forward to learning a lot from the rest of you guys.  :)
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Post by: FRAWG on July 04, 2010, 05:38:51 pm
Well hello to you all!
I'm FRAWG, a young pixel artist who hopes to get into a career in computer graphics.
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Post by: Sleepless on July 12, 2010, 12:23:45 am
Hello Everyone, my name is Rod or Sleepless. In my free time I enjoy making pixel art, but I am currently not very good at it right now I can admit, but I hope to get some critique so I can get better. I hope to get to know you all.
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Post by: gameproducer on July 12, 2010, 07:57:27 pm
Hello pixel world.

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

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Post by: Demon Lizardman on July 13, 2010, 05:54:44 pm
Hey people, this is Demon Lizardman. I mostly do digital art with Photoshop, but then I decided to get into spriting so I can make games and such. So yeah, I'm a beginner and I kinda suck. But I hope I do improve here.
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Post by: snade on July 24, 2010, 02:07:49 pm
Hello there! I'm new here and wanted to share my work with you:

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

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

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

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

I'm currently working on some small projects and I think there's still room for enhancement on my work.
So, what are your thoughts?
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Post by: ptoing on July 24, 2010, 04:40:34 pm
Welcome snade. Hope you have a nice stay.

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

Have a nice stay.
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Post by: Manjaman on July 25, 2010, 11:16:49 am
Hi folks,
Just to make you sure i'm the very manjaman from pixel joint in case you have still doubts about that.
You can find most of my works right there (http://iwantmanja.blogspot.com/), pixels or not.
Glad to join this excellent community  :-*
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Post by: flamesterart on July 29, 2010, 04:01:04 pm
I am FLamesterart ( just call me flamester) i am an ok pixel artist, though i am better with a pencil and paper, and another person recommended i come her eand show some things i have made, and about the removal of signatures, mine is too big, and i think it would be cool if instead of removing oversized sigs, you just replace them with a link. never mind about showing what ive made, the only reason i got here is because someone on another site sent me here to show it. and they only did it to screw with mejavascript:void(0); so ignore this post, ignore the thread i made for it, as i see it has already been closed. turthfully, i dont really care if you just ignore me altogether. flamester out. javascript:void(0);
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Post by: Cdaddr on July 30, 2010, 09:44:30 pm
Hello.  I'm a programmer and a fan of all things 8-bit, ever since playing Atari and NES games as a kid.

20 years later, I started working on my own game and discovered that not only were people still making pixel art, they were making absolutely amazing things with it.  I found this site via a recent article (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/05/8-bit-heroes-ars-explores-the-resurgence-of-pixel-art.ars) about pixel art as nostalgia vs. real art.  It's definitely both for me.

I feel like I've already learned a lot just lurking around here for a week.  I hope to learn more by posting a bit.
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Post by: paste on August 02, 2010, 09:41:24 pm
Hi there.

I'm a game programmer, trying to refine my pixel art skills.  I was advised to head over here by some folks at tigsource.  Hello!
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Post by: Zubodybop on August 03, 2010, 02:54:26 pm
Hi, I'm Zubodybop. I've been pixeling since like 2001, but haven't really taken it seriously until this past year. I started editing Megaman sprites, but I got past edits awhile ago, and I really hope to improve now. I'm not the greatest artist drawing-wise (don't really have the patience because there's no CTRL-Z in real life. xD), but I enjoy pixeling immensely.

I'm also interested in game programming, and would love to put my sprites into action in a game one day.
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Post by: Singularity on August 04, 2010, 02:22:20 am
Greetings!
My name is Derek and I have been creating pixel art since I got a Gateway computer (ewww)   in '97. My motivation back then was to make fake buttons and false icons on the desktop to confuse my parents.  ;)

Since then, I have been developing games in programs that require no scripting as I have yet to take a class in any programming languages.
My best success would probably be my remake of the elderly but amazing game "Chip's Challenge". A video walk-through of the first four levels is found here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTbp8myNV90), but unfortunately it is not yet available for download.

I have been intermittently visiting this site since late 2007 or early 2008, but I intend to start participating here more and doing much more pixel art.
In advance, it's a pleasure to meet everyone.  ;D
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Post by: Afr0Blu3 on August 04, 2010, 10:01:34 am
Hey there, I'm 21, just finished a BA (Hons) Games Art & Design, and I wanted to go back to spriting so I could try and make a short indie game to put on XBLA. Test the waters kinda deal. Been lurking here for a little while and decided to start actually posting.
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Post by: Jbrist on August 08, 2010, 08:35:41 pm
Hello,

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

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

Oh and PS. I have my own religion, Jbristianity, and I WILL push it upon you all! ... just a heads up.
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Post by: STRd6 on August 10, 2010, 12:57:01 am
Hi,

My name is Daniel and I'm only a dabbler in pixel art. My main pastime is programming and I'm currently working on a web based pixel editor: http://pixie.strd6.com
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Post by: AustinIvansmith on August 11, 2010, 06:26:45 am
Hey everyone,

My name is Austin Ivansmith and I am a Director at WayForward.  Some random internet searching brought me here and I thought I would join in on the community.  I am a huge fan of pixel art and really look forward to cruising the site and seeing everyone's work.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: FunTuff on August 11, 2010, 11:54:56 am
Hello there!
My name is FunTuff or Gee.
I've looking here for about a week now, so now i have register.
I'm hoping to become beter and have fun here!
btw, my English is sometimes not the best, because it isn't my own language
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Post by: Ambient on August 14, 2010, 04:18:12 am
Been working with pixel art for three years, but hardcore for one. Now looking into a game design/graphics design college.
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Post by: seanz5 on August 15, 2010, 12:07:21 am
Hi everyone my name is Sean/SeanZ (whichever you prefer).  I have 2 art degrees one being in video game design.  I have started fooling around with pixel art for the past 2 years and am looking to start taking it very seriously.  I am currently working on an unannounced XNA game project all done in 8-bit graphics to be released hopefully within the next few months.  I am trying my best to produce the best kind of pixel art for this game and thats what brings me here.  I want a good art community that can give me great tips, tricks, and critiques for the stuff I am working on.  I look forward to meeting everyone here.

Thanks

SeanZ
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Post by: Demon11777 on August 16, 2010, 01:20:59 am
 :D Hey you crazy kids! My Name is Tim , but most people around the interweb know me as demon11777( Or merlax from byond or EO) . I started out just drawing random things on paint. Then my friend got me into Byond where i got into animating sprites. Over the years i took a few graphics classes which focused on 3d studio max. Then I got into game maker and got prety good at GML.  I love making my own sprites and all i want to do is improve  ;D! Stumbled upon this site a few days ago while looking for an RPG tile set to model off of and registered after seeing the insane quality of work.
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Post by: Katzeus on August 17, 2010, 08:56:01 am
Hey guys, I'm new here and I'd never heard of this site till I stumbled upon it tonight.  My art background is in traditional animation, which I went to school for, and I live and breathe by movement theory, principle and physics.  I've long been a fan of game gifs, and have studied and collected quite a few classic Nintendo and newer Capcom sprites.  I just spent like 2 hours combing some of the tutorial links and want to throw my hat into the ring with some of the pros on this site.  I hope to work up some stuff soon and get feedback to ultimately be able to make a pixel portfolio.

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

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

http://wileywiggins.com
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Post by: DreamerVerX on August 26, 2010, 09:39:45 am
Greetings. You can call me DVX for short.

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

I hope, with this forum, I can improve my skills and engage more in this beautiful Art form which also known as Pixel art. So, see you on the forum.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: DoctorDRG on August 30, 2010, 02:48:00 pm
Hello everyone! I have loved pixel art from a very young age, though only recently decided to try and learn a bit more about how to make it! I hope you can all help me with my probably unsuccessful attempts, and help me obtain a better knowledge of this wonderful art form!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Keand64 on August 31, 2010, 08:18:20 pm
Hey everyone, I decided to try my hand a pixel art, so that's why I'm here, obviously ^^.  Hopefully I'll be able to make something decent soon.  (Maybe not too soon though, considering I'm very new at this..)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: SwapBrain on September 02, 2010, 03:14:15 pm
Hello, I'm Edwin, always enjoyed pixel art on its own terms nack in my NES/SNES days and want to experiment with it now as a medium.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: BigDamnHero on September 18, 2010, 05:00:44 am
Howdy,

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

I'll probably be rusty for a while.
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Post by: Ashkin on September 25, 2010, 05:59:55 am
Hello Pixelation!
I'm just here to give and get critique, and hopefully vastly improve on my skills (Which are kind of lacking at the moment :-[)
I first got into pixel work when I started making games, which was about a year ago, and I've improved a little bit since then. Hopefully you guys will help me improve even more, judging by all the excellent artists around here.
Looking forward to seeing all of you around! ^-^
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Krammy on October 07, 2010, 06:14:33 am
Hello all,

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

It's unfortunate but it doesn't seem to be too active here anymore, however I'll try and stick around as much as I can. I'm looking forward to learning quite a bit here, can't wait to meet some more pixel artists.
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Post by: Death on October 13, 2010, 10:28:25 pm
I'm Sam(antha). I'm somewhat experienced with pixeling, but was always too shy to actually show my work to other artists. I'm hoping to get the right critique to push me in the right direction though. I love seeing the things people make with pixels and I hate not being that good yet. :/

(These emoticons are cute, they look like slices of American cheese...)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: what on October 13, 2010, 10:46:13 pm
Yo.

im a really weak pixel artist, and i hope to get some c + c for my crap. i have been pixeling for a while but have not got much better.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: pandafox on October 22, 2010, 08:21:51 am
Hi everybody !

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

I started in 1989 with Atari ST with 16 colors. I was into a demogroup and I made a lot of pixel pics !
I gave up pixel art in 1998.
And some days ago, I just joined a "new" demogroup on this good old Atari ST, just for fun  ;D
Then, we plan to make a new demo and then I have to go back to roots with 16 colors pics ! 
Good challenge !
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Post by: Pandameisje on October 29, 2010, 07:30:46 pm
Hey there! I'm Pandameisje, a Dutch college student.

I discovered pixel art about two years ago and I'm really enjoying it. In my quest to improve I decided to join this place here. :) My favorite part of pixel art is recreating famous buildings (how weird is that?) sometimes isometric.
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Post by: evilDan on November 08, 2010, 03:22:01 pm
Hello folks!

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

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

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Post by: Clovvach on November 09, 2010, 04:07:33 am
Um... I guess I should have introduced myself before randomly posting. :P

Hi, I'm Clovvach. (real name is still hidden). I like art. In general, art. I've been drawing for as long as I remember, and I've been doing pixel art for several years now.
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Post by: evilchelu on November 21, 2010, 08:20:33 pm
Hey,

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

I joined because I saw the hexquisite corpse collabs and thought I could help people spend more time on drawing and less time on doing things computers can do :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Mega on November 24, 2010, 10:32:43 am
Hi,

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

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: g-c. on November 29, 2010, 07:46:25 pm
Hello all, I'm a French pixel-artist, I'm 20 and I'm studying in a game art school.
Please forgive my english, I'm still learning. ;D
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Post by: cactusanctuary on November 29, 2010, 09:13:39 pm
Hi all, I'm a student of games in Denmark, wanting to learn how to make pixel art, and referred here by a friend. I'm trying to learn so looking forward to hearing the comments and criticism! :D
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Post by: Gemini166 on December 01, 2010, 12:50:30 am
Yes. Hello. Greetings.
I am Gemini166. A lot of people on online games just shorten it down to Gem, which amuses me as my name is not Jim. I tweeted at Junkboy asking how to get more better at pixelly stuff. I've downloaded the program he recommended, and now am registering here as he said. I am a super beginner, so forgive extreme n00bishness if you can find it in your heart to do so. If you can't, just critique every little detail of every little mistake I make until I am no longer a n00b. Then everyone wins! :P Aaaanyways, I suppose I'll hang out here for a while and try to hone my skillz of teh pixel, until I have the power to use fairly few pixels but still get the point of what I am making across. And maybe even after that, so as to help those who are then like I am now. It has been fantastic meeting you, and I looking forward to hanging out on the forums.  ;)
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Post by: Desolate on December 04, 2010, 09:38:59 pm
Whats up everyone? I'm Desolate obviously :p. I've been aspiring to become a good pixel artist for some time now. I'm decent in some things, and not so decent in others. I thought it would be a good idea to join this forum. Maybe improve a little and meet some new people :D

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

While I used to love playing around with Saracen Paint on the C64 I am no pixel artist. I do however truly admire pixel art much like SID music so really enjoy what I have seen here.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Geti on December 06, 2010, 05:11:11 am
Hey, I'm Max Cahill, known everywhere I go on the internet under the alias "Geti".
Some of you might know me from around the internet but regardless, I was born 15th January 1993, I've just finished school and I've done a mixture of traditional and digital art. I'm looking to get more into pixelling over the next while mostly for the production of games, but also just to extend my artistic ability.
I really admire what you guys have been doing here, I've been lurking for a while. I look forward to having my work ripped apart by you soon ;)
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Post by: Lashloch on January 01, 2011, 10:53:35 pm
Hello, I am Lashloch.

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

I'll post some of my old work later on; I'm truthfully still quite fond of some of the things I made years ago.
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Post by: Celurean on January 02, 2011, 08:16:16 pm
Hello!  I'm Celurean, and I've been working with pixel art for about a year.  I've joined to see what some of the pixel art communities are like, so hopefully I can expand on what I already know.
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Post by: Knight-Pixel on January 03, 2011, 11:38:19 am
Hello,

My name is Richard, I'm 21, I'm currently studying Graphic Design at uni, and I pixel in my spare time. I started pixelling in the pixel car movement, and have been pixelling odd things here and there since then. I think the pixel work I'm most proud of is the still life stuff, like the Polycarbonate Macbook: (http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8pc6txWGh1qdfuavo1_500.png)
And the iPhone 4: (http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8pccrzaQb1qdfuavo1_250.png)

I also enjoy pixelling cars, although unlike the cars I used to do I've switched to Isometric style, which I feel is more dynamic than a front, side and rear.
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8pc9r63P41qdfuavo1_250.png)
Lotus Esprit Turbo

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

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

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

Thanks,
Keith aka Uhfgood
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Post by: miascugh on January 20, 2011, 11:40:47 am
welcome all and hey uhfgood. I'm wondering, why your handle sounds so familiar.Maybe from eatpoo back in the day?

Enjoy your stay, do come again  :-*
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Post by: Nmb910 on January 21, 2011, 05:05:22 am
Hello.  I am known as Nmb910.  I have been doing pixel art for about a year now.  I haven't gotten much better.  :P

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

I should probably post some art,

So, here is my most recent tile.

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3822/kronswordsmall.png)

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

Very early screenshot of my previous project

(http://i50.tinypic.com/29oke2u.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/1552w5l.gif)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2058olv.gif)
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Post by: Cybernetic on January 28, 2011, 05:12:31 pm
hi im cybernetic and i have a LOT to learn.
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Post by: Im King Louie on January 30, 2011, 02:24:39 am
Howdy, I'm King Louie and I've been on-and-off pixeling for about a year now.  I started seriously drawing a few years ago and painting a few years later.  But I gotta say, I'm not so good at either.

Sometimes I hit and miss with my pics.  Some days I got it, some days I don't.  Here's some of my bests:
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/coinanim.gif)(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/0x0001.png)
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/ferriswheel.png)
I usually go by RaptorFarmer, but I'm trying to switch over to Im King Louie whenever I'm allowed to use spaces in my name.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Artaserse on February 05, 2011, 10:35:15 am
Hi, I'm Artaserse, I'm italian and I'm trying to learn pixel art off course :)
I like isometric pixel art and the old "final fantasy" style.

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

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

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

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


*less than 50 colors, no automated tools, no cheap tricks.
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Post by: Âme on February 17, 2011, 11:46:16 pm
Soooooo Im 13 and have been doing some pixel art for a little more than a year now. Im not that great but Id like to get into the gameing career and this seems like a good place to start and to improve my work. ya so thats probly all..... :)
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Post by: Demian on February 18, 2011, 11:29:35 pm
Hi all, my name is Damian. I'm from Buenos Aires and used to be a lead programmer at Gameloft. Im starting some iPhone game project and i have been sniffing this website for the last two weeks, i have seen amazing graphics and excellent advices so i decided to join. The whole process of critics and comments works great and i want to be part of it as i want to learn to make some decent sprites for my games.
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Post by: MagnetiCat on February 27, 2011, 09:22:14 pm
Hello,

   Lorenzo here! We are developing some games for iPhone. I always wanted to learn doing pixel art, and I have been reading this forum for a while. I am not sure how much time I will be able to put into this due to contract jobs,  but I will try.
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Post by: yrizoud on February 28, 2011, 10:29:43 am
Hi I'm yrizoud;
I'm a software developer (for industries, nothing very fun), I had an Amstrad CPC and an Amiga when I was a kid, and I'm still very fond of games and graphics from the 80s-90s. I've always programmed rudimentary games, doing code and graphics. I spent two years drawing huge sprites for my own fighting game on the Amiga, the project failed and the sprites were mediocre, but at least I improved. The experience helped me program a successful remake of the arcade cabinet game "Vigilante", using the original's graphics. I tend to have good theoric knowledge of pixel art, but I really lack imagination and originality, which makes me more useful for final pixelling than concept art.
At the moment my graphic-related activity is mostly to maintain the painting program Grafx2, which is probably the best I can contribute to the pixel world  ;)
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Post by: Jewdozer on February 28, 2011, 05:08:31 pm
Hi guys, I'm Alex.
I've been drawing in MS Paint for a good while now and I've been involved with a couple of adult themed sites using paint which I won't spam you with. I'm here to learn and looking round the boards I see some very experienced artists.

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

This seems like a great community and I found some great resources from the resource thread! Also, the design, skin, whatever it's called is really cool. I read the rules and it all seemed fine until this line:
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
Magnified:
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
:lol:
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Post by: michelcote on March 02, 2011, 04:52:26 pm
Also, by registering an account you agree you are to log in at least twice per week for the next 5 years in fear of legal action by our crack team of lawyers.
Haha, what? Good eye trough!
I've posted on this board a few times already, but have so far neglected to introduce myself here. Let's fix that!
My name is Michel Cote, Mike is fine too. I'm 25 years old and live in Eastern Canada. I speak French but English is my first language. I've been drawing for a really long time in many different styles, and since I got a laptop and some internets some years ago I discovered MSPaint and Photoshop and fell in love with pixel art and digital art in general.
Before coming here I was completely unaware of the theory and technique of pixel art, and as it turns out, the "pixel art" I've been making is something more along the lines of oekaki. I've been lurking quite extensively here for maybe 6 months, I've been reading lots and learning lots!
I'm here to try to refine my pixel art skills and to learn more behind more technical aspects like hardware limitations. I'm also in love with 2D platformers.
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Post by: Shinobi on March 05, 2011, 06:43:33 pm
Hi dudes (and dudettes)

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

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

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

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

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

See you around!  ;)



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Post by: pixelghost on March 10, 2011, 11:16:30 am
Hey there!

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

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

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

~Pixel Ghost
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Post by: Basketcase on March 13, 2011, 11:59:52 pm
Hi Pixelation-people,

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

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

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

See you.
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Post by: Kastorr on March 15, 2011, 01:50:14 am
Hello there, ladies and gentlemen.

As you might have noticed, I'm new here.
Exploring about for the first time, I figured I really liked the way this place worked. I have no artistic skills, or even any intention of pixelling, so I'll mostly be about to admire the fine works others put out, and to compliment you guys on your skills.
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Post by: AllEvilLaughter on March 17, 2011, 01:54:37 am
Heelo all,
Figured I lurk here enough, I may as well register and post!
I dabble in pixel art every now and then when I need it for games.
Hopefully I'll be posting some art every now and then.
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Post by: Puppet on March 24, 2011, 08:31:52 pm
Hello Guys and Girls.

I'm Puppet, I use this alias on a fair few Morpg engine forums.
A little about myself:
I'm 17 and currently in college retaking my english gcse's so I can get a higher grade and 2d graphics design.
I started learning to pixel around 3 years ago now when I had decided I want to make a game, over the course of those 3 years I have created so many tilesets, character sets and even revisited them to make them even better.
I have been creating a game called Novella some of you may have seen a few wip's posted on a few forums regarding it but I don't think any one has from here anyway.
I really like cartoon styled pixel art, it's what I'm currently doing for Novella.
This is my most recent pixel art of which is a cobra:
(http://i54.tinypic.com/jrywp0.jpg)
For some reason even though my cobra is saved as .png tinypic insists on changing it to .jpg same with photobucket, maybe they just don't like me today. Happens I guess.
I've always wanted to use a Isometric Engine but have never been able to due to finding one that'll work for me is complex as I don't know how to program well.
Anyway I'll wrap this up. Nice to be here and hope to post around a bit more frequently.
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Post by: drunkenmappy on March 25, 2011, 10:51:04 pm
Hi, I'm drunkenmappy.

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

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

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Post by: steampunk on April 05, 2011, 08:20:59 pm
I am 31 years old, male, and from the USA.
I chose the handle "steampunk" because I am a fan of old-fashioned gadgets and games. For instance, I like pinball machines from around the 1960s, even though I haven't had the chance to play any lately.
Online, I mainly do gaming. I am not really a MMORPG fan; I prefer traditional games such as cribbage. Sometimes I like arcade-style games, though, but I'm a lousy player.
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Post by: wanna_be on April 15, 2011, 06:24:42 am
Hello people! My names Carl.

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

I read the rules and i'm kinda cautious about actually posting it. The main thing that stuck out was "don't bother"
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Post by: Sergiotron on April 15, 2011, 03:14:45 pm
Hi everybody!
My name is Sergio and I'm from Colombia (south america) :)
Like cybernetic said, I have a lot to learn
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Post by: Drascoll on April 15, 2011, 04:36:21 pm
Hey guy,

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

But if anyone has any suggestions on where to get started I'm all ears. Thanks
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Post by: Cassowary on April 15, 2011, 10:30:11 pm
Hello, Cassowary reporting in. I haven't read all the rules yet so I'll just be lurking. I've been spriting for... a year and a half, maybe, and am interested in learning how to improve. I've mostly sprited animals, starting with dragons and moving on to other things, and wish to expand further (isometric art, for one). Not aiming to become a professional, but I'd love to get better. I like bugs, birds, and dragons, among other things. My favorite color is green.
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Post by: Fawful on April 17, 2011, 06:15:38 pm
i didn't read the rules

whatcha gon do about it?
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Post by: Ruskian on April 18, 2011, 09:02:08 pm
Hi there everyone! I'm Ruskian and I have almost a years experience spriting. I am a Pixel War enthuisiast and frequently visit this site: http://picturewars.net/smf/index.php. I'm probably not going to be too active, but I should post one of the small gems I make sometimes. Looking forward to joining the community.
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Post by: Cesque on May 05, 2011, 10:37:10 pm
Hello! I'm Cesque, and I'm another one of those Game Maker people. I've been developing (or trying to develop) indie games for quite a while now, but only got interested in pixel art proper recently. Thanks a lot, Mush.
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Post by: Bic on May 18, 2011, 07:44:07 pm
Hey, My name is Dylan but over the web I like to go by the name of Bic.

I'm learning Actionscript 2 for Flash, and currently making progress on a 2D RPG, and I've come to this forum to look for skilled workers to make me some graphics! I will be paying them of course.
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Post by: Psiweapon on May 21, 2011, 09:15:43 pm
HAY GUISE  :D

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

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

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

That's it! KTHXBYE  :crazy:
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Post by: pikminboy111 on May 29, 2011, 02:27:27 am
I'm pikminboy111 (that it for everything so if theres a user with that its most likely me) and i'm new to pixel art but i'm fairly good.
Ill have stuff up soon enough from my current job from a friend to make the graphics for his calc game, and other stuff.
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Post by: Axerax on May 29, 2011, 04:09:31 am
Hello everyone,

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

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

-Axerax
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Post by: Candy Man Criminal on June 04, 2011, 08:23:46 pm
Hullo peoples

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

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

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

(http://i54.tinypic.com/ffc0n9.png)
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Post by: Vayliya on June 14, 2011, 05:48:37 am
I'm Vay. My real name is Sarah. I've been pixelling in some form or another for the better part of 13 years. I'm prone to procastination. Lol. I'm from Tuscaloosa, Al; yea the place that got hit by an EF4 tornado. Scariest minute of my life. Most of my pixelling will be done on a laptop until we find a new house and I have somewhere for a desktop. So if any of my colors look funky just let me know. Thanks. I hope to get to know you all soon.
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Post by: Nekron on June 16, 2011, 12:13:45 am
Hey guys,

I am Nekron and have been a pretty heavy gamer for a few years now. Programming is one of my best friends, along with the internet. I am looking to program games with one of my friends for Steam, at least take our chances, and we want to make a pixel styled game, sort of SNES like I guess. I suck at it though, I tried making a pig and it does not look good! haha, anyway I thought I would come here and hopefully be able to get some tips and maybe a mentor if anyone was willing. But in short, I am a super nerd gamer, love food and am fun to hang around if anyone wants to just talk. ^^
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Post by: Kazekai on June 17, 2011, 12:46:01 pm
Hi. I've been lurking here for a while but not extensively. I joined when I realized my pixel art skills are really lacking and I'd really like to be able to grasp how to draw things like grass and iso characters. I've followed several pixel art tutorials only to have my finished products come out all wrong and I've only ever managed to draw one half-decent tree.

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

I'll post some stuff in another thread, I'm hoping some good artists can fill in the blanks the tutorials all seemed to leave me with... I have no idea what I'm doing anymore. :blind:
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Post by: Yuri on June 21, 2011, 06:38:58 pm
Hi folks,

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

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

Will be posting sprite animations in comment/critique soon. Do anyone read this thread?
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Post by: Kasumi on June 21, 2011, 08:28:59 pm
Yes, people do read it! They just don't often reply.
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Post by: EyeCraft on June 23, 2011, 12:00:56 pm
I read it. :(

Welcome everyone, may your pixelling be prosperous and... plenty?
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Post by: Talvara on June 25, 2011, 05:22:04 pm
Fear not for I have returned,


yeah... well, I've been a member a long time ago, not very active. so Hello, or hello again. I'm a dutch (student) technical artist and am looking to pick up pixeling once more for some sweet indy development :)
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Post by: haowan on June 30, 2011, 09:19:43 am
Hello

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

Before Eufloria I made Cottage of Doom which does have some pixel art in it. Some of it is modified with the paintbrush tool in photoshop though, like I did the dirt on the bottom of the wall tiles with a brown translucent brush. ANYWAY
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x197/haowan/COD/Untitled-11.png)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnQ-vHOpJLg
And before that I made a dungeon crawler in about a day
(http://i.imgur.com/4ad2m.png)
Before that I was making a digging game that never happened, should have continued with it really this was before digging was the new game design thing that makes people lots of money
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9003/playerstrikeswnz4.gif)(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3200/playerrunff8.gif)(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9880/playerpushpf5.gif)

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

I don't have any art to contribute right now. I'm still trying to figure out how to pixel in a style that I'm absolutely in love with, but can't seem to grasp. It flies right over my head! I'm a programmer in C#, and hope to create my own games soon (Art, coding, music, etc).
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Post by: Yuri on July 02, 2011, 03:36:20 am
hey haowan, just wanted to say the voice acting in COD is incredible  :D
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Post by: haowan on July 02, 2011, 07:54:24 am
Thanks, that's my friend Brad, he is rock. I did the "Cottage of doom" title voice, but the rest is him. The zombies are an artist we know called Ray. Best zombie noises ever. My girlfriend at the time didn't want to do the female voice so we used a synth  :lol:
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Post by: Fickludd on July 03, 2011, 08:51:48 pm
Hi people,

I've been lurking pixel art for some time and finally decided to join the fun. Previously I've been doing vector-graphics flash games (programming, art and everything), but those projects take so frickin' much time so... yeah. Making one sprite takes a bunch shorter anyway.
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Post by: Yuri on July 03, 2011, 09:03:01 pm
Hi Fickludd, I've also been doing a flash game lately. I'm a bit surprised you mention making a sprite drawing is faster than a vector. So far, I've found it's quite time consuming, especially the backgrounds. What I found really great about the sprites is the efficiency of blitting, I'm blitting the whole scene every frame and it's rock solid. Not a single movie clip in the project, 100% as3 code.
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Post by: d00de on July 07, 2011, 01:18:34 pm
Hello Pixelation! i'm new to this forum, i found it googling for some tutorials or advices for pixel drawing...well i'm the dude, or d00de if you like it more. i'm 24 and come from italy. i like very much playing videogames since my parents gave me a SNES when i was a child :D since then, i loved the kind of retro graphics and now i'd like to do something similar, or at least try just for fun and hobby! i like the patience and hard work behind this kind of drawings require...the challenge is accepted!
i'm sure that here i can find useful info, criticisms, hints and suggestions :) i'm very eagerly to learn! pleased to meet you guys!  ;D
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Post by: Kragagam on July 13, 2011, 10:03:13 pm
Hi all, I'm Kragagam and I started doing pixel artwork just under five days ago. Made quite a few small pieces, experimenting, trying to learn and trying to read as much as I can. I might be involved in a game project soon with a friend and a friend of his, hope so think it'd help my progress (adding a bit of stress and some deadlines... right  :D)

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

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/983100/kragagam/dx7.png) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/983100/kragagam/TB303.png) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/983100/kragagam/clodymountnwgoat.png)
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Post by: lgcradish on July 17, 2011, 06:34:09 pm
Hello, I am lgcradish, I am relatively new to pixel art. I have only been doing it for about a year. My friends think I am good, but none of them pixel so I don't believe it when they say I am "the best". I'm mostly trying to learn new things and improve my technique, and it would be wonderful to learn from this place. So that's it
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Post by: Lunatic0 on July 20, 2011, 01:24:45 pm
I'm Lunatic0, I have been into pixel art for a short time, I'm more of a musician than anything else, but have some coding and graphic skills (quite low for sure).

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

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

If anybody needs music or loops, maybe I can help a little bit!
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Post by: RedKnight91 on September 01, 2011, 10:25:19 am
Hello everyone, I'm Michael, I'm in love with videogames, music and art, and I'm from Italy.
I like running (sprinting particularly) and I play electric guitar.
I'm working as a programmer and web designer, but my dream is to be a pixel artist in some videogame-making team.
I'm looking forward to learn as much as I can and give feedback to others, I hope this forum is what I need ^^

If you want to see some of my drawings, head here http://redknight91.deviantart.com/
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Post by: gmanandy on September 01, 2011, 02:21:32 pm
Greetings All!

I am Andrew, 18 years old and from Australia!

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

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

As I continue to make more art I will share what I have created and will search for some C&C. Thank-you for having me!
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Post by: NightCabbage on September 01, 2011, 11:53:38 pm
Hi everyone :)

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

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

<3
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Post by: GeoffBorchers on September 07, 2011, 01:53:16 am
Hi there! My name is Geoff, and I'm from California in the USA. My hobbies include reading, drawing, lots of music, and playing music.

I'm a programmer/pixel artist, but I'm unfortunately not very good at the latter. I hope to improve over time, and I hope you'll come with me on this brilliant journey!
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Post by: Charlieton on September 23, 2011, 04:55:43 pm
Hi people!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of my works:
The Tetris Machine (http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/65233.htm)
Yahourt (http://yahourt.lapin.org/index.php), an old comic-strip (only in french, sorry :( )
My portfolio (http://www.marocchino.fr/)
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Post by: Facet on November 30, 2011, 05:06:48 pm
First post here but I've been a habitual lurker for a while.

Thanks to all the mods & regulars, past and present who've made this such an awesome forum. :D 
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Post by: G-Flash on December 15, 2011, 01:13:31 pm
Hi my name is Tony i'm canadian/columbian and i'm make games on psp/vita and Nintendo DS which is basically what i do for a living, i used to be a games tester and artist for SEGA which was for 10 years. I also hold my small Team named G-Flash which is a specified animation team which i trained, for the moment i'm just looking around...
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Post by: janiczek on December 30, 2011, 12:13:43 am
Hi guys,

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

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/63674918/HotDog___pixelart_by_janiczek.png)

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

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

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

-RB

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

Most recently I worked on the game Stealth Bastard for Curve studios:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5649369/SB_02092011_2.png) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5649369/SB_14102011_2.png)

Here is a shot from Rockboshers game which I made a few years back:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5649369/RB_pic_lev1.png)

And AquaKitty is a game I am currently working on:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5649369/controls_panel.png) (controls panel)

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

Here's the best example of what I do, probably:
http://myrobotisfight.com/ (http://myrobotisfight.com/) (currently in development hell).
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Post by: malec2b on February 10, 2012, 10:42:37 pm
Hey, I'm Alec, and I'm an indie game developer.  I joined here to work on improving my pixel art.

I made a bunch of games that are on my site (http://renegadesector.com/) as well as some that aren't.
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Post by: demago on February 19, 2012, 04:40:58 pm
Hi!

I'm pretty new to drawing on the computer, so I came here to learn what I can, and build a portfolio to help me start out as a pixel artist.
I'm hoping my self thought drawing skills will translate in a good way to pixels, though I can see already I'll have some trouble with colors. I've been lurking here for about a month while reading the tutorials and learning color theory...there's so much to learn!
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Post by: Ellian on March 02, 2012, 03:36:45 pm
Hi!

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

You can find me on PJ (http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/35157.htm), Deviantart  (http://thisisellian.deviantart.com/)or tumblr (http://thisisellian.tumblr.com/).

I'm probably not going to post regularly, but if I can help, I'll try! And hopefully I'll get to learn alot. :)
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Post by: Peltast on March 02, 2012, 10:14:06 pm
Hey guys,

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

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

Grateful for any help I can get.  Maybe eventually I'll be able to help with critique, but I don't think I'm there yet.
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Post by: jixxer on March 12, 2012, 05:53:34 pm
Hi all,

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

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

I'm currently working on a fan-game in delicious, pixeled 2-d. Currently it's in the graphics/get someone to buy RPGmaker for me phase, and obviously a very young project! So much so that I don't even usually say what it's about (and omit sprites due to spoilers). I hope I can make some friends and improvements here! c:
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: artisticdude on March 15, 2012, 03:04:24 pm
Hi there!

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

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

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

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

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

Anyways, nice to be here :)
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Post by: Blyde on April 29, 2012, 09:58:56 pm
Hi everyone.

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

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

BOOM!
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Post by: cheatsguy on June 03, 2012, 02:23:06 am
Hi guys! I've been browsing pixelation recently and decided to set up an account! Hopefully I will be able to improve my rather poor-to-average art. I am primarily interested in game development using standards of older equipment with some new twists, so i hope I will be able to learn and maybe one day teach!  :D
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Post by: BladeJunker on June 03, 2012, 08:47:22 am
Howdy, yeah me too on improving my skills. :)
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Post by: cheatsguy on June 03, 2012, 03:08:36 pm
Hi! Glad to be able to start here!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: JonasO on June 09, 2012, 02:37:26 am
Hi everyone! I'm Jonas, a computer scientist student.
You can visit my computer science homepage (http://www.ps.uni-saarland.de/~jonas/).
I spent some time programming and designing games, but were never too good at any viewable art.
I've recently decided to try and change that... So I'm currently working on some neat pixel art! I sure hope to keep this "experiment" up and running for a while.

Kind regards, Jonas
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Post by: alessandroLino on June 14, 2012, 09:05:14 am
So uh, hi there!

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

I've been working on games for a few years, but since it's only for fun and learning, i never actually released anything. Which i hope to do someday! :crazy:
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Post by: Probo on September 17, 2012, 07:08:04 pm
Hi!

Im trying to get good at pixel art, and im really enjoying it. if i can get good enough id love to be able to do it professionally, but i get a lot of personal satisfaction out of it anyway so ill just have fun with it! a site like this with critiques and activities looks like a godsend! i might pop over to the pixel forum and post a WIP!
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Post by: Ymedron on October 03, 2012, 10:03:09 am
Built up the bravery to finally post...

Hello, and I am Ymedron.
I've been interested in pixelart for years, but I've only slightly dabbled in the field (mainly pokemon sprite-edits but hardly anything freehand). Hopefully this will change.
Im more of a painter/drawer, so compressing all the information into a sprite or a tile will probably be my biggest challenge. Hm hm!
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Post by: Crow on October 03, 2012, 10:30:27 am
Im more of a painter/drawer, so compressing all the information into a sprite or a tile will probably be my biggest challenge. Hm hm!

But you can paint/draw! That's a very important skill for pixel art, too. You should be off to a good start :)
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Post by: JillandJack on October 05, 2012, 02:26:25 am
Hello,
I am totally new to pixel art, i just started a month ago. I got into pixel art b/c i am starting to make a platform game. I pretty much finished the design document and just begining to get concept art. I am trying hard to find all that there is on this subject and will be on here to help anyone in any way possible. Looking forward to being a long time member :)

thanks,

Chris,
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Facet on October 06, 2012, 12:22:15 am
Ah welcome, Chris

Sorry if I jumped down your throat earlier, glad to have you :y:.
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Post by: ptoing on October 06, 2012, 03:26:12 am
Heya Chris, can we edit your forum name into something a bit shorter? It kinda breaks into the postarea and it annoys the hell out of me. And hello  :)
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Post by: MagiMaster on October 09, 2012, 11:14:59 pm
Hello everyone. I'm a game programmer (and designer, researcher and player) but I lack the artistic skills to make all the assets I need for my games, so I'm here to get some practice and advice.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Lanarky on October 21, 2012, 12:50:51 am
Hello everyone! I have been reading this forum for over a year now, and I have to say that I wouldn't have the skill that I have today without all the helpful topics you've had! Even though I have been pixeling since 2004 (roughly), I hope to learn even more! Thanks!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Sollers on October 30, 2012, 10:08:19 am
Hello All,

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

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

Sollers~
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Post by: MeteorBear on October 31, 2012, 02:09:21 am
Hello, I am fairly new to pixel art. Hope to have some stuff to share with everyone at some point. I am trying out the demo of Pro Motion right now. I like it quite a bit, though my wacom tablet pen wants to right click half the time, or gives me the loading icon for a few seconds when I hold the pen down to color something...
Anyhow, I like the boards here. I like the help I read about and everyones sprites of course, I can see I have alot to lear. Hi, and see you around.
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Post by: HardcoreBadger on November 04, 2012, 06:11:51 pm
hi i'm new, i just post here before someone ask me to present myself

i know how to draw, but in every others aspects i sux, like colouring/shading/animating but this forum is not about ripping mario sprites and it caught my attention :)
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Post by: Britton0014 on November 06, 2012, 12:49:06 am
Hello, I'm Britton!
I don't have a whole lot of experience with pixel art, but I've done a little. I've worked on a couple of projects, one abandoned one on some sort of hiatus for an unknown period of time. I did some tile work and a few sprites, and I had a really good time doing it. I came here because pixel art is just all sorts of fun and this looks like a good community to help with people's projects and just have some fun! :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: WorldWithoutWords on November 12, 2012, 12:39:40 am
Hi I'm a 23 year artist and game dev. Got into pixel art last year coming from a concept art background. Hope to have some fun, learn a bunch and talk to people with similar interests. If you've got a DA account let's be friends too : ).
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Worldwithoutwords/idleright.gif)
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Post by: wishie on November 19, 2012, 06:03:59 am
Hello  :)
I'm Wishie, others may know me as wish04. I was introduced to pixel art 9 years ago by looking at and making pixel dolls, so I do have a bit of a dolling background to me. I do hope to try out new things with my pixels, maybe more background stuff. We'll see how that goes.

Nice to meet you all! ;D
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Post by: Yngar on December 12, 2012, 10:12:27 pm
Hi there everybody! I'm Yngar from Denton Texas. I like to make games.
Recently through working on projects I realized that I can actually seem to make pixels into art so I thought I would come here to get some advice on my art and help out others. Community is fun!
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Post by: Ashbad on December 14, 2012, 01:44:33 am
I never introduced myself!  I feel so deprived of an enriched newbiehood :(

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

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

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Post by: rodrigolira on December 15, 2012, 04:28:35 am
Hi all!

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

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

And... that's all about me (for now  :lol:).
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Post by: Teka123 on December 29, 2012, 05:37:44 pm
I thought i'de do the traditional thing and mention my name besides this being unlikely to be replied to. :)

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

I'm probably at least amateur in line art, but everything else need Hell of a Lot of work so i plan to do that while i'm here :)
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Post by: unclechristmas on December 31, 2012, 01:47:49 pm
Hi guys, I've been lurking on the forum for a week or so, reading everything I can, and practicing when I get time, so thought it's about time I registered.

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

Cheers.  :)
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Post by: yaomon17 on January 02, 2013, 07:03:46 am
I am Yaomon.
Some kid in highschool looking to be an Indie Dev someday. Started with pixels, trying to get into code. Found out I did that in the wrong order (for me at least). Cannot learn code for my life.
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Post by: Cage on January 06, 2013, 11:49:05 am
Hello!

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

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

While I'm not doing any pixel art at the moment, it's something that has a very warm place in my heart ;) I plan to get back into regular pixelling once I work a bit more on the general art principles though!
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Post by: rafal345 on January 06, 2013, 02:41:21 pm
Hi!
My name is Rafał and I'm from Poland. I've got an about two year experience in pixelcars/mangacars, small branch of pixelart specified in creating cars in three views, but I'm completely new in classic pixelart.
I think I'm learning pretty fast, so expect something from me soon ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: AquaXranoX on January 07, 2013, 11:33:07 pm
Hello everyone  ;D

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

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

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

Anyway, I went and signed up here, because there are a lot of very talented artists, others that really want to improve, a nice community in general, and the best forum emoticons I´ve ever seen. ::)
I hope to improve, and help others improve as well!  :D
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Post by: Facet on January 10, 2013, 10:50:24 pm
Welcome YellowLime :) Lotsa smart critique already! you'll fit right in.
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Post by: YellowLime on January 11, 2013, 03:27:09 pm
Thanks a lot!  ;D
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Post by: Helm on January 24, 2013, 12:42:44 pm
And I love that avatar!
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Post by: YellowLime on January 24, 2013, 01:52:57 pm
Thank you very much, I'm flattered that you like it ;D

I'd never spent so much time in a piece before, and it went sort of unnoticed over at PixelJoint when I posted it. Thanks again  ;)
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Post by: Steneslore on February 01, 2013, 12:07:57 pm
Hi guys,

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

Cheers,

Steneslore

[edit] Didn't see this thread. Thanks for moving it for me, mods
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Post by: wregular on March 10, 2013, 04:26:59 pm
Hi there! I started pixelating as a hobby in late 2012 and I'm looking to improve. Looking forward to getting involved!
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Post by: Quady14 on March 18, 2013, 08:42:53 pm
Hey everyone! My name's Chris and I'm currently majoring in Game Design at Becker College in Massachusetts. I haven't started on anything super fancy or serious yet, but I've taken a couple of stabs at pixel art over the past year or two and thought I would share some of my more recent stuff here to get feedback and tips for improvement (I find I'm pretty hard on myself, but having some external critique would help articulate exactly what and how to improve my work). I was actually recommended to sign up here by Pixelscopic, the guys currently working on Delver's Drop, as a good resource to get critique on my stuff, so I'd just like to quickly thank them for directing me here. I'm kind of bad with forum prowling so I apologize in advance if I'm not extremely active, but I'll do my best to contribute and be a part of the community!
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Post by: razorshark on April 13, 2013, 04:32:14 pm
Hi everyone,

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

   With kind regards, Daniël
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Post by: juggerninja0611 on April 14, 2013, 02:24:15 pm
Hey all,

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

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

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

Anyway, I will post updates and designs as I go along and I look forward to your critiques and feedback!
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Post by: hiropyro on April 14, 2013, 05:45:31 pm
:D! Hey! I am not exactly 'new' to pixel art but I haven't really done any pixel work in a few years...But I felt a hobby was needed!
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Post by: zaua on April 15, 2013, 10:58:47 pm
Hi I'm Jeandeve I make music, traditional art, and pixels...
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Post by: AteOneZero on April 19, 2013, 12:01:58 pm
Hi, I used to make some Sonic edits a long time ago, but then I realised my skill level never really went anywhere. Picked up interest in pixel art again and hoping to make a fresh start.

Have seen many great works here by the members, and I am quite amazed. Hoping to one day reach a level where I can do work for games.
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Post by: vitodipinto on April 27, 2013, 05:22:39 am
I am Vito, a video game translator. I love pixels!! I am here to get in contact with pixel designers!
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Post by: Sheph on April 30, 2013, 12:54:53 am
Hello, everyone! I am a new pixel artist and programmer for hobby. I like to work with Java, and am fairly good with programming concepts and practices, but I'm not as familiar with other languages. Currently, I'm working on a small Java game mainly for experience points so that I can level up. Where on this forum would it be appropriate to ask questions about terrain blending and making well blended tile sets?
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Post by: Crow on April 30, 2013, 07:55:45 am
Where on this forum would it be appropriate to ask questions about terrain blending and making well blended tile sets?

Welcome to Pixelation! General questions on how to approach certain things should be asked in the General Discussion forum. You can get feedback on existing pieces/work in the Pixel Art forum.
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Post by: Facet on April 30, 2013, 06:54:39 pm
Try using the search bar first though, there's a ton of useful stuff and common questions answered in depth that might have been buried a bit :y:. 
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Post by: Iancu on May 03, 2013, 06:06:54 pm
Hello,

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

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

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

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

<3 Wayne/Wanyo
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Post by: SketcyH on May 31, 2013, 07:14:56 pm
Hello everyone.  It's nice to meet you.

Unfortunately, I am not a pixel artist.  My strengths are in directing and writing.  I have been working with a small team for a little over a year in the development of an indie game.  However, I have always valued the skill and quality that goes into pixel artwork and have chosen this medium for our project.  In truth, I have joined this forum in order to find artists who are more professional and who specialize specifically in pixel artwork.  I look forward to seeing you around the community, and hope to contribute as much as I can as a new member.
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Post by: jsl on June 24, 2013, 04:22:57 pm
hey there,

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

Greets,
Johan aka JSL/role/tropyx/creators/swo magazine/sos
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Post by: Altourus on June 24, 2013, 08:18:36 pm
Hi,

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

Thanks,
Altourus
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Post by: saimo on June 27, 2013, 03:46:05 pm
hey there,

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

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

Welcome, jsl!
That someone was me and I'm glad you joined! Although I rarely have time to visit this wonderful place, here it's full of much more knowledgeable and skilled people who can give you tons of precious advices.
How about posting the picture you're working on at the moment and let it go through the "pixelation process" before releasing it? ;)
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Post by: jsl on June 28, 2013, 09:27:49 am
hey Saimo and others,

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

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

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

I am finished for my introduction, ask me if you want to know something !
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Post by: CytricAcid on July 28, 2013, 04:43:55 pm
Hello hello! I'm Cy and I'm a 17 year old girl whose going to college for game art and design stuff.
pixel art has always been an interest for me. My friends often herald me as a master, but I believe that's only because I've been doing it a long time :P
I've stalked this forum for years every so often, and I love searching through on the theories of pixel art and banding and whatnot. the idea of Pixel Clusters is of interest to myself, as I feel that I can apply that theory to other digital art I do as well as pixel art!
I'm an artist too, of course. I've been drawing as long as I can remember and I'm well acquainted with many different mediums. my deviantart is http://cytric-acid.deviantart.com, but I don't post much art because I'm a perfectionist :U
Interest wise, I'd like to say that my 3 main interests right now are the video game series Monster Hunter, and I feel like it's probably my favorite video game series ever :P So many cool wyverns!!!
I also really love classic rock from the 60's-80's, but specifically 70's prog rock. I love bands like Supertramp, Yes, ELO, the Beatles of course, and many others. It's a rather shallow music taste, but hey, it's what I like!
Finally, I've been playing a lot of Animal Crossing. :P It's really addicting and has gotten me into practicing my pixel skills for 32x32 terrain and whatnot.
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Post by: Helm on July 29, 2013, 05:36:21 am
Hi, welcome!

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

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

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

1. Draw like Google image search for "single ligt source" (https://www.google.ee/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1051&bih=775&q=flat+shadow&oq=flat+shadow&gs_l=img.3..0l5j0i5j0i24l4.1463.7247.0.7578.15.13.2.0.0.0.362.1780.7j3j0j3.13.0....0...1ac.1.44.img..4.11.1111.XaHnbgimOfU#hl=en&q=single+light+source&tbm=isch). Highlights seem enough if done right, and if not done right it will look wrong with no matter how detailed shadows. Maybe I will need to make a compromise here and use a very dark (but still flat) version of the material color for full shadows, rather than making all full shadows the same dark color (my current intention). So that would be about 1/4 less pixels to shade. Also, with same color brightest highlights, it leaves just the midtones to worry about as far as material color is concerned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

tl;dr: nice to meet you guys!
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Post by: bibek on September 05, 2013, 02:48:51 am
hello friends.. my name is bibek and i am from kathmandu (nepal). i am very much interested in arts and crafts. i hope this forum helps in generating more ideas about it.
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Post by: Spin on September 10, 2013, 04:03:11 pm
Hi! My name's Spin. I'm a beginner pixel artist that has made two games in the last few years. I'm currently working an internship for my programming degree, and my game making has a little to do with it.

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

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

Thanks guys! Hope I enjoy ya'lls' company.
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Post by: NeithR on September 13, 2013, 03:36:25 am
Hi all :D. Nice to meet you all! :D
My name is Vsio Stitched :D.
I am basically a programmer, but I want to learn pixel art more too so I can improve my own game better :D.
I have pixel art experience in the past but I didn't have enough the basic to draw my pixel art optimally XD.
So, I want to learn pixel art more xD.
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Post by: PixyKat on September 14, 2013, 10:01:35 am
Hi everyone! I couldn't find an introduction section, so I guess this is the best place to do this. I found this website earlier today and I feel this will be a great place for a budding pixel artist like myself to grow. Hopefully I can get some examples of my work up shortly, and I welcome any and all constructive criticism (I can't improve if I don't know what's wrong)
I've already poked at one of the tutorials on here pointing out some of the do's and don'ts for pixel art btw.

~PixyKat

EDIT: just saw the "rules and introduce yourself" thread -_-... oh well
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Post by: Polioliolio on September 14, 2013, 03:29:34 pm
Hey guys,

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

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


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

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

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

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

A friend, Siapran, is here. He made me discover this place. A huge load of inspiration, labor and beautiful works. Let's enjoy pixelling!
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Post by: Drixxel on October 21, 2013, 08:46:45 pm
Hello people of Pixelation,

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

Anyhow, it's good to be here!
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Post by: Thanewdude07 on October 27, 2013, 01:56:44 am
Well Hello!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://thanewdude07.deviantart.com/
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Post by: Lexou Duck on November 13, 2013, 06:55:50 pm
welp i guess i shouldve done this before my other posts heh


so yeah im lexou, i live in paris and im in my last year of highschool before hopefully joining art school


i dont really sprite that often but i dunno i guess i consider myself somewhat decent at it

also i hang around TSR quite a bit and i recognize some old members from there ;)



and is it just me or dayum are these emotes cute as fuq  :)
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Post by: Iviren-lexibel on November 16, 2013, 06:59:38 pm
Hello!

I'm somewhat of an aspiring game developer who's had an interest in pixel art for a long time. I've been lurking these forums for awhile, decided I might as well try joining here now.
I don't currently have any art I could try to get critique on due to some writers block, but I definitely would like to try to offer what critique I feel I can as well.
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Post by: jazzatt on November 20, 2013, 07:01:11 pm
Hello everyone,

I started doing pixel art when I was playing Habbo (seems like agers ago now), as I used to create 'alterations'. Since then I have enjoyed creating various pixel art, and I prefer isometric. I'd like to become better at non-isometric art and so i've taken a peak at some work on here and it is all very inspiring. Hope to get to know some of you lot!
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Post by: 64Mega on November 20, 2013, 07:14:54 pm
Hello everybody,
I've been drawing pixel art for my games for some time, and have read a lot of the interesting guidelines and tips on this site over that time; so I decided to join up, so I can receive critique directly on my work!
I tend to prefer working with pixel art that uses a limited palette, and many of my games use restrictions on the art that resemble those of the NES/Famicom; I feel that this allows me to discipline myself and come up with creative uses for the few colors I have.

My avatar was, for the most part, pixel art. The keen eye will notice the cotton-wool. I added that via GIMP later, and regret it now (Clouds and fog aren't that difficult to draw). Lost the source project a long time ago.
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Post by: Amorphous on November 23, 2013, 10:11:46 pm
Just popping in quickly to introduce myself -- I'm an amateur when it comes to art in general, I've lurked for a while, the usual.  :) I also have accounts on PJ (http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/43158.htm) and Wesnoth (http://wesnoth.org); the latter being the main reason I started messing around with pixel art in the first place. See you around!
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Post by: Hoj on December 18, 2013, 10:25:56 am
Hello. I am Hoj and I've just read the rules.

I'm an indie game developer (somewhat, I haven't finished a project in years). I've started working on a new game and I'm enjoying the spriting element of it, but it's difficult to do so much. I'm here for advise really, I've got stuck on a few things (ie. water, explosions). The quality of pixel art here is impressive so I'm hoping to tap into some talent.

I'll post up what I've been doing <3
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Post by: GuitareLove on January 05, 2014, 04:04:23 pm
Hello pixel art community,

I'm GuitareLove from Québec and I just want learn how to make pixel art / sprite for small amateur game. Sorry for my english because in Québec, we speak french.

I work has a web developper but I learn how to use gamemaker studio in my free time. I also make (try) pixel art because i'm not good in art but pixel art seem the only thing I can draw correctly (but not sure).


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Post by: TheEgyptian on January 06, 2014, 04:41:11 pm
Hello, I'm TheEgyptian. I am trying to create an 8/16-bit style indie Zelda-type adventure game set in Egypt using a an actual Egyptian indie pro-wrestler as the main character. As you probably guessed, the game is set in Ancient Egypt but there is a sci-fi aspect to the storyline so there will be plenty of hybrid (half-human/half-animal) enemies, ancient aliens, etc.

I found this site while researching pixel art. As a child, I used to do pixel art for simple video games on an Apple//e and Commodore 64 where you had to actually plot each pixel, use binary to draw shape tables, each color only worked on odd or even columns, etc, to get your actors and what not.

I am looking forward to learning from master pixel artists and hopefully getting feedback on my actors, animations, tilesets, etc, while offering any insights I have that will help constructively.

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this community. :y:
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Post by: felicitousArtisan on January 23, 2014, 02:38:52 pm
Hi guys, thought I may as well make an account since I regularly trawl these forums for ideas and inspiration to improve my pixel art!

I'm felicitousArtisan, sometimes known as Darth Mongoose, but just Kate is fine. I'm an indie games dev making largely visual assets for Project BC (http://www.projectbc.net/) but I have an MA in Games Design too, so I do things like 3D and mechanic design as well when the situation calls for it.

I've been interested in pixel art for years and dabbled a little, usually modifying existing bits for RPG maker games, but only seriously started trying to learn and make things from scratch recently. I'm amazed by the depth of what on the surface seems like such a simple style! I came across these forums when trying to learn everything I could about pixel art palette construction. I'm hoping to keep improving my work and maybe make a cute little side game with pixel art sometime in the future.

Nice to meet you all!  ;D
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Post by: Deejay on February 07, 2014, 01:24:22 pm
Hi all,

I'm Deejay, and ex-full-time indie developer who mades games under the name Binary Tweed.

I've been working on a project alongside having a full-time job as an IT Consultant and have come tot he point where I need some pretty graphics! A friend (Baccaman21) suggested that I come here to look for artists I can pay to help me out. So soon, I'll hopefully be putting a brief online and posting in the Work section :)
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Post by: PypeBros on February 26, 2014, 09:26:11 am
Welcome, Deejay :)
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Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 09, 2014, 01:11:00 pm
I don't know where to introduce myself here, so feel free to move this topic elsewhere if this is not the correct section.

So, here I am: I'm Alex Sinigaglia (I'm known as G.o.D. in other forums, especially M.U.G.E.N. forums), I'm italian (so if someone is italian here we can talk!) but english, as a language, is not a problem (I like this language a lot!), I'm 19 years old and I'm very interested in Pixel art.

This is my DeviantArt profile: http://god-of-death-alex.deviantart.com/
Some stuff (if you don't want to check my dA):
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/065/1/a/dudley_sfiii_3rd_strike_portrait__pixel_art__by_god_of_death_alex-d783jyo.png) From Dudley's SFIII 3rd Strike portrait. Credits to Capcom.
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/280/9/b/q_hi_res_by_god_of_death_alex-d6ou48x.png) Credits to Capcom.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/269/c/e/tenkaichi_3__goku_is_eating__by_g_o_d___animated__by_god_of_death_alex-d6nyoeb.gif)Credits to Bandai Namco.

I want to become better at animating stuff and in general create original stuff, so with your feedback I'll get better. :y:

I heard (read) of this forum from a guy called thanewdude07 a long time ago (he is a user here), so since then I lurked in topics to see the amazing pixel works you did, and I hope to reach your level.

Thanks for moving my post in this thread! :)
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Post by: quervo on March 14, 2014, 10:27:17 pm
Saludes people
Recently read this post, I assumed that there would be some place where to introduce myself in the forum, so I look and found x)
Quervo my mote, since my human name does not sound humanly, not even in my country (Argentina), but if you are curious, is Lautaro. I am an artist from several sides, but I recently started to do pixel art, although always love it. I am dedicated to making art for video games, and traditional art for the wall. That's it, I hope I can contribute to this specialized community as I can :)
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Post by: Ryumaru on March 14, 2014, 11:55:10 pm
Welcome Alex and quervo! Enjoy the forums   :)
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Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 15, 2014, 12:17:38 am
Thanks! ;D
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Post by: nachoslave on March 25, 2014, 04:35:43 pm
Hello, my name is NACHOSLAVE and I'm from Caracas, Venezuela. Im a graphic designer and illustrator and most recently a Pixel Art enthusiast, hope I can share some of my work with you guys, get a lot of C+C and get a lot better at this. I've been doing pixel art since December 2013, there's some of my work, hope you like it  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/mFv9euW.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/CsoNz8Y.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Tev5jqE.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/n7g7eqM.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/nvmuwSK.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Vyi01mc.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/wyLKEmB.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/0jThDYe.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/CYeyuFg.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/52aKTKg.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/iDlFDFP.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/TyMyuZl.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/HR591Gv.gif)
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Post by: DerZocker on March 31, 2014, 11:12:54 pm
Hi, I'm DerZocker from Germany.
I've been lurking around for several years, created an account few months ago and finally thought why not start posting?^^
Anyway, I'm spriting for quite a few years. (started editing RM2k graphics around 2001) Usually I hang around the HG101, Multimediaxis and Sonic-United boards and my main interests are drawing, spriting, anime and cartoons of the 80's and 90's (especially those done by TMS) as well as collecting old games.
I'm also involved in the creation of Sonic Time Twisted, where I help out with tiles, cutscenes and other varous other graphics.
Here's my dA page http://derzocker.deviantart.com/
besides my pixelstuff there are also drawings, GunPla and other random stuff I made.
Dunno what else to tell, so well... Hiho, guys!^^
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Post by: MAVW on April 22, 2014, 03:38:29 am
Hello, I'm MAVW (the internet version of my real name, Matheus)
I am a Game Designer and I've been making pixel art for some time here & there. Now I'm more into improving my sweet skills in the art of the pixel and looking forward to meet new awesome pixel artists here o/
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Post by: barch on April 25, 2014, 06:31:50 am
Hey I'm barch

I've been lurking around for a few years and learning off you guys, I like nature and alternative games.
I've released a game and I'm hoping to learn how to get better

this is a screenshot of some work I've done
(http://img.itch.io/aW1hZ2UvNzI0LzQ0NTYucG5n/original/wmDB2p.png)
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Post by: Pyrovisionary on May 04, 2014, 10:00:58 pm
I am Pyrovisionary, I am from the Great British empire and I am using this forum to gain criticism for some work that I am doing for a videogame project. I love reading the other topics and seeing different artstyles and have gained some inspiration, although I haven't yet got much criticism. So I thank you Manupix for being the one person of 274 to give me any advice:  :y: 
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Post by: DeariePrince on May 18, 2014, 12:02:24 am
Hello! I am DeariePrince, and I have just started trying to do my own pixel art. I joined because I figure that the best way to improve and learn what to do is to hang out with people who do know what they're doing. I hope that I improve, and hope that I don't bother you all with my newbie-ness.
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Post by: Mizuho on June 01, 2014, 04:21:13 pm
hi to all.

i've followed links and ended here. somehow this may look that here I could learn what I really want: real pixel art.

I must say that I'm somehow a real noob at this. I'm some kind of manga wannabe artist, and I wanted to dive onto pixeling.

so, here I am.

I will post some works on the specific thread.

thanks and see ya
 
(as you can see, english is not my primary language, be patiente, please?)
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Post by: Yuushia on June 12, 2014, 12:34:30 pm
Hi everyone !

I always did little things in pixel art, and now I have some game projects, I really need to improve myself. That's the reason I am here :) (like many others I see hehe).

I draw occasionally, japanese/manga style, pen & paper or tablet !

Thank you in advance for help this community could provide me :)
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Post by: LarkoftheRiver on June 30, 2014, 04:17:51 pm

Um hi I'm LarkoftheRiver. Call me River, Riv, or Lark. I draw and write things, and I own a boring Tumblr blog and a Deviantart account. I also like to rp, and I have my own site for that too. I like fantasy and science fiction things, and I want to be either a biomedical engineer, computer programmer/scientist, movie editor/animator or game designer. I also like food.

My favorite show, hands down, is Star Trek. I've watched a bit of all the series, and Voyager is my favorite. I also watch Doctor Who, Sherlock, Once Upon a Time, and I'm currently catching up on all the Marvel movies. My favorite book currently is Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (more people should read it) (in fact after you read this go buy the book), but I love almost all books I've read, including the Divergent series, Warriors (the first series only), Harry Potter, LotR, Hunger Games, etc. I used to read a lot of books about animals.

The most important thing to me now is marching band. I play flute, and will be the uniform master next year! I love marching more than playing, and I'm not the best player but oh well. I like to play jazz, and I do a ton of extended tech on my flute such as singing while I play and other weird things.

Um yeah that's me. Basically.

Pixel art isn't my first (or best) art style; I mainly do digital painting and such, but I want to get better at my pixels too! I look forward to being here!
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Post by: FuriousGamer87 on July 19, 2014, 08:20:07 am
Hi everyone,

I am FuriousGamer87, and to be frankly honest, I registered here to find a pixel artist to work with me on a my new game project.
Nonetheless, I have been developing pixel art video games without the help of an actual pixel artist for quite some time now.
It's tough going so I decided to see if I can change my game development workflow by partnering with an actual artist.

And to be honest again, I mainly drawn to pixel art due to it's one of the few art-style that can be done acceptably by people who never art before (namely, me).
That aside, feel free to crit on my works, which I may been posting in the future if the partnership didn't materialized and I have to continue on the art by myself. Just be gentle  ;)

In case you are curious, here's a link to my most recent finished work: Super Nuclear Riders - Short SRPG (http://contest.rpgmakerweb.com/game/view/id/460#.U8omr_mSx8E)
And here's a link to my previous project that I recently archived, Gangster Tactics devlog:  Devlog (https://www.scirra.com/forum/gangster-tactics-pile-them-in_t99895) and the indiedb page Gangster Tactics Indiedb Page (http://www.indiedb.com/games/gangster-tactics)

From the links, you can see how my pixel art is like.
Hope we get along!
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Post by: cplusplus on July 28, 2014, 08:32:26 pm
Hi @all,

I'm no pixel artist, at least not a good one.
My job is software developer, which I do for 10 years now. Currently I mainly create and extend apps for my companys clients in iOS, Android and Windows Phone/Store.
I found this forum while searching for artists, as I'm currently creating a 2D game with unity. It will be not a small project, I hope I can create a good kickstarter-campaign in 1-2 month, so I can create JUST games in the future.
So long!
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Post by: sonicspin on August 14, 2014, 05:44:56 am
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Post by: Hamenopi on August 28, 2014, 04:12:04 am
Oh Hai! I'm Hamenopi.
I make games and draw arts.
I also play games and make videos.

I'm branching out into the pixel art graphic design community for inspiration, entertainment, and camaraderie.
I mainly do sprites, animations, and tile sets.
Follow me down the rabbit hole?

(https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-5L54LECtJKg%2FU_qbryFkUrI%2FAAAAAAAAA4s%2FqCgjXIzuTAo%2Fs1600%2FUntitled.gif&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*)
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Post by: computertrash on September 29, 2014, 02:15:26 pm
highly doubt anybody is going to read this, but anyways:
although i'm still in high school (class of 2017!), i've been interested in pixel art for a few years now. i'm really liking isometric and game dev things and i actually use rpg maker (VX Ace and XP at home, 2003 here on my netbook). i'm hoping to get better here and get more into detailed pixel art (and possibly animation).
i'm also a digital artist of sorts, kinda want to go to college to be an illustrator. i also play games, right now mainly pokemon and animal crossing.
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Post by: michelcote on September 29, 2014, 02:51:49 pm
highly doubt anybody is going to read this

People totally read this  :)
Welcome to the community!
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Post by: winkatawink on October 05, 2014, 07:43:54 pm
Hey guys I'm winkatawink! I'm kinda a newbie when it comes to pixel art but I hope to learn stuff from you guys  :hehe:
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Post by: yaomon17 on October 05, 2014, 08:56:22 pm
Hi ;)
I hope you have a good stay.
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Post by: vorphalyx on October 06, 2014, 01:06:21 pm
Hi there,
I seem to be posting in pixelart forum without a proper introduction :)
So I am called Vorph, I have just begun the journey to pixel heaven.
I have always dreamt about doing video games, and now the retro pixel hype got me going
for it again. So I began to create pixel art for my future games. Hope to learn a lot from You guys!
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Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on October 11, 2014, 12:23:24 am
Welcome everybody, enjoy your stay here.  :)
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Post by: lolzolaura on October 27, 2014, 12:00:02 am
Heya!
Laura from the Netherlands here.
Been doing on and off pixel art since 2008 or so. Still not really good at it, but I'm getting there.
Got introduced by it by mixing pokémon sprites, and now I'm trying to make my own sprites and tiles for games.
I hope to learn a lot here.

See ya later!
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Post by: MoonKit on January 15, 2015, 04:03:26 pm
Hi.

I'm Moonkit. I did some pixeling ages ago but nothing too fancy. I just recently got back into it but have only made icons (Like the one I'm using). I was watching Cyangmou's stream and was given the suggestion to come to this site to learn more. I'm attempting to work on larger projects as a set for each OC I have (gypsy wagon, bottle-makers shop, and cat golem). I didn't grow up with many game systems so I kind of missed that boat, but I do love seeing pixel art and hope to improve.
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Post by: TheEpicBurrito on January 15, 2015, 08:07:24 pm
I joined back in mid/late November and participated in the Secret Santa but I forgot to introduce myself here.

I am not really a hardcore pixel artist, I just do it because it's fun to make certain things and because I really like seeing all the awesome things y'all make. I especially liked working on the scarab I made as the Santa for Satsume. I also enjoy playing MechWarrior Online and other games with friends.
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Post by: stachada on January 17, 2015, 08:40:33 pm
oh woops... I guess there's an intro page over here.

I just joined.... should I delete the intro thing I posted? can I even delete it, or is that a mod thing? oh geez. ._.
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Post by: Ransom.00 on January 29, 2015, 04:00:07 am
Hi! :)

My name is Alexander. I love pixel art, isometric pixel art, especially when setting is something like post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk or fantasy. I love to play games from my early childhood.
I work as an 2d artist in gamedev many years. I made graphics for many of flash, browser MMO and mobile games, more than half of them are made in pixel art.
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Post by: doomiest on January 31, 2015, 10:38:17 pm
Hello,

My name is Erico, I did hobby games illustration when I was very young, and also made some games when I was very young on Klik & Play, and later between 14 and 17 (IIRC) using RPG Maker and RM2k, and participated in some small game making forums at the time, mainly contributing with pixel art - from game UIs to charas, tiles and such. I finished highschool, got my engineer diploma and started to work on completely unrelated field. Some years ago, I participated with some friends in a Global Game Jam, some of them which I had made games together on RM2k before, but now we did a 48h 2d Unity game. That experience was something that I could not forget, and recently my gf motivated me to do a game again, in my free time,  and finish it. So that's what I'm doing, and when deciding the art form, I couldn't think of anything other than pixel art - I did low poly in wings3d for a small game years ago, but pixel brings my childhood back. I'm 27yo. I, found this forum linked in a site I found through Google - I can't remember the website. Hello!
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Post by: SamTaylor on February 01, 2015, 02:03:41 am
Greetings

Hopefully I'm not too out of place. I'm a programmer and not an artist.  I was interested in art when I was younger, but didn't have the patience to become better at it.  I was always more interested in math subjects.

I've played video games for nearly 30 years and I appreciate the skill of the artists involved in them. I found this site from Pixel Prospector.  I had a primary project fall through and I decided to accelerate my side project.

I'm looking to build contacts with people that are interested in creating art for video games. I know I could just post in the Job offers section, but I thought it would be rude to not say hello.  I'm looking for longer term friendships and not just contract work.

I've been very introverted most of my life, so please forgive me if I come off as a little awkward. I decided I needed to be more social and look for more friendships to be able to achieve what I want.
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Post by: Alícia F. R. on February 13, 2015, 10:07:34 am
Hello, everyone!

Name's Alícia. I'm from Catalonia and currently working on the graphics for a 8-bit GBC-style ARPG game.

I've been visiting this forum for a while, reading the discussions and critiques, and I thought that it would be a good idea to register so I could post some of the things I'm doing and get some feedback in order to improve them.

The place is great, by the way — it makes me happy to see that good old-fashioned forum boards do, in fact, still exist. Most of the ones I used to visit have either gone a little crazy or are almost dead, but this place is clean and professional and to-the-point and doesn't seem to have changed that much in the last decade, which I appreciate. There's a lot of talent here and I'm sure I'm going to learn a lot.

Nice to meet you all! My regards,

A.
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Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on February 13, 2015, 12:39:41 pm
Welcome!  ;D
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Post by: Bloodocean7 on February 14, 2015, 07:59:48 am
Hello! My name is Greg and I am the lead developer of the Game Immortal Dream!
www.ImmortalDreamGame.com

I am the founder of Hat and Glasses Studios, I am 21 and I am NOT an artist! lol I am looking forward to working with you folks
and perhaps kicking a few bucks here and there for an icon or two. Email me to see what projects I currently need work for.

I always pay and I am not too picky either :)

Email:Gregorym29@gmail.com

See ya around!
Greg.
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Post by: Glitcherkid on March 27, 2015, 05:14:03 pm
Hey everyone!

I just recently found this forum and thought it was a great idea! I've been doing pixel art for a while, mostly just for fun, and I hope to become better! I personally am better with smaller pieces of pixel art, but every once in a while I'll do a larger piece for fun!

I'm looking forward to using this forum to help me improve, and also to possibly start a career in pixel art / graphic design as I get older!  :)
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Post by: Flappy on April 05, 2015, 01:00:02 am
Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all.

The name's Flappy. I posted my first forum post ever last night on this forum, went to sleep, woke up and became vaguely terrified when I remembered I posted my first forum post ever. I considered simply never, ever coming back, but that seemed like overkill. Basically I learnt it's possible to be shy in real life and even more shy on the internet.

Anyhow I'm not sure how active I'll be but I am looking forward to contributing even a tiny bit instead of just lurking forever.
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Post by: SageHarpuiaJDJ on April 05, 2015, 03:33:54 pm
Hello.

My name is SageHarpuiaJDJ, Sage for short.

I'm mainly here to get feedback on sprites, but I can contribute too, if I can. I've been spriting on and off for about 3-4 years, but there's still some stuff that I don't understand yet. I look forward to learning new things here! ^^
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Post by: bboykrillin on May 27, 2015, 01:43:23 pm
Hi guys,

I am bboykrillin, otherwise known as Paul. I found this forum through a link by an amazing pixel artist on Twitter. Just had to sign up.

I'll be posting up my WIPs shortly and look forward to contributing, learning and (hopefully) improving from all the talented people I see here.

Cheers!
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Post by: jilika on June 09, 2015, 10:08:41 am
 :) ;D :( lolz
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Post by: NathanielA on June 20, 2015, 04:31:05 pm
Hi everyone!  I'm Nathaniel.  I'm the lead developer, programmer, and pretty much everything else, working on Himeko Sutori.  http://himekosutori.com/ (http://himekosutori.com/)

I have a lot of screenshots that I would love to show off here.  I hope I don't get thrown out for putting my pixelly characters into a 3D world.  I guess I'll share and see how things go.

I've looked around a little bit so far and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the quality of art all of you bring here.  I'm glad to join your community.
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Post by: Lisac Pisac on July 17, 2015, 09:59:49 am
Hey everyone, I'm Lisac Pisac. I've been interested in spriting and pixel art for years, but never vested myself deeply into it. My signing into this forums is not necessarily proof of a change of winds, but I'll certainly be asking for help with any WIP's I'll be doing, as I would like to improve.
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Post by: Anzoni on August 02, 2015, 01:09:07 pm
Hello! This is Anzoni  ;D
I didn't find any forum about pixel art in my mother tongue, so i had to enter here for improving my skill in pixel art stuff.
I'm from Spain, but i hope we can understand each other despite my bad english lol

Thanks and see ya later!!  :)
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Post by: Joe on August 03, 2015, 05:43:55 am
Hey, welcome everyone.  ;D

Start posting your WIPs >:(
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Post by: Shackhal on September 05, 2015, 06:55:31 pm
Hello! I'm Diego. I'm living in Peru.

I have some experience working in the local game industry for 1 year. But it's time to move on to higher grounds and this is a good place to start. Also 1 year is not enough time to be a pixel art master, but at least I have the basics...I guess xD

See you around! :)
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Post by: SeanNoonan on September 06, 2015, 01:39:16 am
Hello everyone, I'm Sean. I'm a AAA developer that's trying their hand at a bit of indie in whatever spare time is available.

So far I've released one game, "Jack B. Nimble (https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=918891211&mt=8)" on iOS and I am continuing to support it with free content updates. Thought I'd jump aboard this ship in order to get some some advice on how to improve.

Thanks!
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Post by: SilverExe on September 12, 2015, 02:16:06 pm
Hello there! I'm Silver.Exe.
I have 2-3 years of pixel art experience, but I still need some "training" so, searching for a pixel art forum, I found this one some days ago. I joined yesterday and I hope learning a lot. Also I'm a game artist.
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Post by: compchamp on October 20, 2015, 11:40:57 am
Hi,

My name is Sandeep Jaiswal. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.
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Post by: James Ball on October 21, 2015, 06:33:43 pm
Welcome to the forum :)

Hope you like it here!

My name's James and I have a company called Pixel Art Gallery :)
How are you with pixel art and game development?

Hope you enjoy it here and seeya around :)
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Post by: Boron on October 25, 2015, 05:00:52 am
Yo, new member here

You might ask how did I decide to end up here?
Well, three years back I gained an interest in pixel art on the recommendation of a friend, and later I found a community called Juniorgeneral (JG) that does this kind of things. And ever since I've drawn pixel art in my free time.

I would like to show the stuff that I made and see what you guys think. I think I might work differently as rather than making game-level sprites I am content with the style I have adopted at JG. I'd like to compare the kinds of new styles on the forum.

Currently I am working on a Museum Studies degree and I would like to open an online museum that's going to be the center of all things pixel. By the end of this year I would've written a paper on pixel art (!) for one of my courses and I would like to show it (once you get through the Chicago citations!)

Looking forward to my time here!
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Post by: sarvesh1 on October 28, 2015, 09:03:16 am
Hello All, sarvesh here. I am 25 years old. Nice to meet you all. Thanks.
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Post by: MikePixel on October 28, 2015, 11:09:23 pm
Hey I'm Conker/Michael. 20 year old pixel artist, somewhat active at Pixel Joint. I enjoy looking and learning about pixel art, and I offer pixel art services. I'm signing up here to set up shop and hopefully learn from the veteran pixel artists.
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Post by: Sandwich on October 30, 2015, 08:26:37 pm
Hey, everybody, my name is Sandwich and I'm pretty interested in pixel art and animation, so I thought I'd join here and see about getting critique.
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Post by: AstroFX on November 17, 2015, 06:31:42 am
Hi, My name is Hunter or Astro (My Online Alias) and I am a very new pixel artist, i just started learning a few days ago. Personally i am a loner, i hang out with my friends at school and stuff but i feel kinda left out most of the time, that's why i am usually at my room playing games and talking to my online friends because we all have the same interest.... games. And since i love video games and i always wanted to understand how a game is made and make my own i decided what better time then now (a few days ago) so i starting learning and i realized that i should learn some pixel art because I would like to make retro lookin platformers, and that's why i am here, to post my work for critique and to check out other peoples to learn. Anyways that really it for my introduction, see y'all around!  ;D
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Post by: alanxoc3 on November 22, 2015, 05:46:29 am
Yo, I'm Alan

I love pixel art, been trying to get better.

I have a little website that has some of the random stuff I have created, (along with a couple things my brother has created). http://awesometures.blogspot.com (http://awesometures.blogspot.com). What else... I am attending college right now, I'm a proud Mormon, and an avid open source/Linux advocate.
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Post by: gomi on December 10, 2015, 01:40:01 pm
Hey guys, I'm not exactly new, but I haven't been around in quite a while. I first joined the Pixelation forums back in 2004 or so, strictly for a fun hobby, then left to work for Sulake (Habbo Hotel) a couple years later. Left Sulake after a few years to work more on toy design. Lately I've been jonesing for some old school pixels, with an eye toward applying that style of art toward mosaics. Anyway, hi howdy and all that shiz. Looking forward to shaking off the rust with you guys.

I think I'll probably be working with Pixaki on an ipad, seems like a pretty nifty little app.
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Post by: RaveGrave on December 14, 2015, 06:01:12 am
Hello everybody!! I am RaveGrave, and I have just recently gotten into pixel art. Normally I traditionally draw but currently I am working on a webcomic the uses pixel art. I was. Honestly I just so happened to stumble upon this forum and couldn't help but join in on the fun and see what I could do to get my skills looked at.
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Post by: 128K on December 27, 2015, 09:46:10 am
Hello! My name is Ian, and I'm pretty new to making pixel art, though I've been a fan since childhood. I'm working on a Star Trek pixel art webcomic, and definitely could use some advice—which is why I'm here!
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Post by: washk on January 24, 2016, 02:50:36 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm not very keen on revealing myself, but in a nutshell, I'm about 30. I always thought about making a video game. I'm a "web developer" in the industry. I thought the birth of my son would be the best time to start making a video game and learn pixel art. So I did, mostly at night  :)

Started pixel art with my game, getting better at it, but the road is long and endless.

Have been lurking here for a long while, I took many indirect advises from responses here. Now it's time to participate.
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Post by: Mr_Hk_ on January 26, 2016, 08:44:36 pm
Hey Pixelation,

Nice to meet you =)
I should confess that I've been stalking you for year now and feel like it would be more polite to finally introduce my self.
I'm _Hk_ or Alexis as my mum call me (but she's not really into pixel stuff).
I'm a 33 French visual/game/cooking dev : I've been doing 30 or so games during those 10 past years and I'm a pixel addict since I've felt in love with my amiga 500.

I follow the pixel bushido and I hope i'll learn new kata around this holy land.

Best regards
Mr _Hk_
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Post by: Seefour on February 09, 2016, 12:54:32 am
I've been here for a little bit, but just noticed this section of the forum, and this thread.

It's nice to see a place devoted to pixel art :)

I am a intermediate programmer, music producer, and a fledgling artist, hoping to produce my own games in the near future.

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Post by: Eggy on February 24, 2016, 10:53:31 am
Hello peeps!  :)
I am Eggy, and I'm fascinated in pixel art and I do pixel art of my own (even though I'm not a very active artist at this moment but I'm trying to get back into it). I come from Pixeljoint; I've been there for a while, and I might as well hang out here during my free time as well!
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Post by: Link on February 24, 2016, 08:28:05 pm
Hello everyone,

I have been interested in pixel art for quite some time. I've tried learning before but never dedicated much time to it, now I want to try again.  I have nothing to show for now, just trying to get familiar with the program Grafx2 but soon I'll post my attempts. 
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Post by: Rayion on February 25, 2016, 11:41:19 am
Hello all!
I'm just a young artist, I'm very interested in pursuing animation. I came here because my best friend Mathias recommended I join. I've never been part of an art community before, so I'm looking forward to being active on here!
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Post by: Mathias on February 25, 2016, 11:51:35 am
Welcome, everyone.

And . . . Rayion . . . WELL WELL WELL WHAT HAVE WE HERE
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Post by: kilenc on February 26, 2016, 09:06:47 pm
guess I should make an introduction post, I'm an amateur pixel artist and I joined to improve myself cus I decided to dedicate myself more to pixelling :)
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Post by: PixGarc7a on February 27, 2016, 01:14:24 am
Hi ppl, Im PixGarc7a, a a newbie in pixelart, though i want to develope muself in this form of art from some time already. I have the objetive of developing games one day. A pleasure to join the site, i hope i can post some awesome pix as im learning. Peace.
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Post by: Darion on February 27, 2016, 11:57:57 pm
So, I used to be pretty active around here say .... 06? 08? Art school consumed my life and I kind of fell off the planet for some years. After school, I've just kind of been working as a UI/UX designer full-time – freelancing for a year now. Learned to code some years back, so I'm working on my first game/game framework. Art is still a huge focus, so balancing the two will always be a struggle for me.

Still see a lot of familiar faces from those days (Ptoing,Helm,Camus,etc) which is pretty awesome. I've reconnected with a few of you over Twitter. Hopefully I can re-connect with more, old friends.

Anyway, Dan lured me with the new design and I thought "Well shit, why not?". Good to see all of you, again.
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Post by: ptoing on February 28, 2016, 01:24:04 am
Hey D-Man, nice to have you back. Looking forward to seeing some tastilicious pixels from you :D
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Post by: Kadines on February 29, 2016, 02:01:39 am
I'm Kadines, and i'm from Brazil and i'm 18. My english is very bad, sorry for that. I'm a student and Design is my hobbie. All kind of digital art, since Manipulation until Digital Painting. Nothing amazing, but it is made from heart :). Now i'm aventuring in Pixel Art and have made few things. My problem here is made a Pixel Art from nothing, i can't do anything good without other Pixel Art of the same object or character as example. At least I try to change it. Well, I think I said all. Thanks for read and congratulations for understand me haha.
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Post by: MysteryMeat on March 03, 2016, 08:02:24 am
Hey sup, I'm Mysterymeat, also known by some as Riotmode.
I've been doing pixels for about four years now, and seriously trying to get GOOD at them for about a year and a half.

I'm looking forward to interacting with the community, as I can already see from http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=18842.0 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=18842.0) this is going to be quite an interesting ride.

 I draw with a mouse and use Aseprite for my pixelwork.

My hobbies are making really dumb internet jokes and having intense heated arguments over children's cartoon shows.
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Post by: Sombees on March 12, 2016, 09:45:26 pm
Hey Everyone, I somehow stumbled across this forum, I'm getting more into pixel art for my concept of an iOS app. I'm so in love with the UI Design of this website, I hope I can get more involved. Thanks!
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Post by: jjhaggar on March 14, 2016, 02:46:03 am
Hi everybody!

I'm Juan Jesus Ligero, aka JJHaggar, I love videogames & pixel art since I have memory ^_^

From time to time I've always been drawing some sprites here and there as a hobby, but it's been lately (a couple of years ago or so) when I gathered all my determination (or went crazy, you decide XD) and then put everything I've got to make games for a living, or die trying! Hopefully not the later option!

I'm still not very good at pixel art (or any kind of art), but I hope to continue practicing and learning from the amazing people here! :D
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Post by: aeveis on March 20, 2016, 04:29:44 am
Hi,

Been on PixelJoint for a while, but looks like this place is better for getting feedback and community.  :y:

Thanks!


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Post by: deeksha on March 26, 2016, 07:50:38 am
hi this deekshi people always call me jojo i always interest in pixa arts
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Post by: Retronator on March 27, 2016, 08:18:12 am
Hi everyone! I'm Matej, but if that's a mystery how to pronounce I also go by Retro. I run a tumblr blog called Retronator (http://www.retronator.com) and a medium publication Retronator Magazine (https://medium.com/retronator-magazine). I like featuring pixel art in image-heavy articles, mostly artist features, but I'm trying to do more community features in the future too. Seem like a good start to get to know Pixelation better is to come and say hi. I only know a few people from here like Cyangmou, Tim Soret and Dan Fessler, so I'm looking forward to meeting the rest.
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Post by: Cyangmou on March 27, 2016, 10:07:10 am
Heya Matej, really cool to welcome you here. I hope you have an inspired stay =D
Consider joining our Slack if you want to hang out with some of us.
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Post by: Teddy2lazy on March 29, 2016, 03:22:19 pm
Hello everyone, i'm Johan Regis aka Teddy2lazy. I'm a game programmer and i love pixel art from snes/gba jrpgs so i
decided to give my best to be a pixel artist. Have mercy, i'm a mere beginner  :P

And i thank Cyangmou for your tutorials on deviant art, very well explained and exactly what i was looking for  :y:
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Post by: Melaniipon on March 30, 2016, 06:15:01 pm
Hello, I'm new here. Signed up months ago, then forgot. XD

I'm working on a game with some friends and dabble in pixel art every once in awhile. I might post some pieces for feedback and ask pixel-related questions.

So, hai hai!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: DoomsdayBuccaneer on April 01, 2016, 06:41:29 pm
Hey guys, you can call me DB or Wynn.I'm 20 now, and I started doing pixel art when I was around 9-10? I mostly did small edits and recolours for a while but in the past few years I've been trying to switch to scratch art. I've also been learning game design and programming about the same amount of time, and plan to focus on tactics and/or RPG games. I would really like to hone my skills to the next level and hopefully you guys can help me get there!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: brutecold on April 04, 2016, 06:34:53 pm
Hello guys you can call me Brutecold (even those who know my name do it)
you can find me on slack!!

I'm a 3d artist with focus on concept art, very new to pixel art but always loved it.
I have some projects that I want to create so I'm learning!!

of course I'm a total noob, so I will ask a lot of noob questions all the time
and will do my best to get better at my pixelpoop  things  :0#


Cheers
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ryumaru on April 05, 2016, 12:55:48 am
Welcome Melaniipon, DB, and brutecold :D Enjoy your stay at pix and feel free to join us on slack!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Minty Chip on April 20, 2016, 07:05:12 pm
Oh.. um... Hi. I'm Minty Chip~ I've been an artist for a few years though I've only been doing traditional art and I wanted to expand my skills so I decided to do pixel art. I currently have done none of it and would love to learn from the ground up. (Avatar isn't my art but it was commissioned by me~)
So I hope we can get along and I will do my best to get better!

But uh... I would need help getting started and jumping right in on my own seems really overwhelming. ^^;
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: tsej on April 20, 2016, 07:56:53 pm
@Minty Chip
Welcome!
Well..I'd advice reading the Rules and FAQ first.
There are a lot of resources and references there that will help you with getting started.
Find the "The Pixelart tutorial" on the pixeljoint forums and that will go over the basics.
Read the PSG Art tutorial by AndroidArts/Arne for a refresher if you need one.

Keep in mind that no one will hold your hand and walk you through. Everyone is busy :( but they still take time to help us newbies. Put in the effort and you'll see people coming to help you. And you'll get better if you take their advice and work on it.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Minty Chip on April 20, 2016, 10:42:22 pm
@Minty Chip
Welcome!
Well..I'd advice reading the Rules and FAQ first.
There are a lot of resources and references there that will help you with getting started.
Find the "The Pixelart tutorial" on the pixeljoint forums and that will go over the basics.
Read the PSG Art tutorial by AndroidArts/Arne for a refresher if you need one.

Keep in mind that no one will hold your hand and walk you through. Everyone is busy :( but they still take time to help us newbies. Put in the effort and you'll see people coming to help you. And you'll get better if you take their advice and work on it.

Good luck!
Thank you!
I did in fact go through the rules, maybe not the FAQs... But I'll look that up and those recommended reading material.

I understand that no one will hold my hand and, as much as that is the best way I learn, I will try my best to do things on my own with the documentation I can find. :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: tsej on April 20, 2016, 11:42:25 pm
That's awesome! Critiques and Comments on your work, and iterating on it is one of the best ways of learning IMO.
Have a good day.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: nessx007 on May 28, 2016, 10:05:11 am
Hey guys, Gabe here, signed up a few days ago as a relatively new pixel-artist (if around 8 months still counts as new!)

I'm mostly self-taught, gaining inspiration from SNES games primarily. Last summer, I embarked on a personal project with my programming cousin Andrew with the goal of recapturing the spark and charm of Nintendo games from the 16 bit era. We were heavily influenced by retro puzzle games and competitive/strategy games, and with each passing day our game Super Plexis gets closer and closer to being complete! Still much art and animation to be done though, and I could always use a second pair of eyes (or a hundred) for opinions and advice.

Looking forward to lurking this awesome forum and seeing all your guys stuff! I hope you'll have me too.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Tipyx on May 30, 2016, 07:33:08 pm
Hi folks ! French guy here (so my apologise for the mistakes) :).
Sooo, I'm really new to Pixel-Art. To Art to be more specific ^^'.
In fact, I'm a coder who want to extend his skills.
I made some Ludum Dare (http://ludumdare.com/compo/), but each time, the design penalized me, so I want to take that in hand :).
Thank you !
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Probo on May 31, 2016, 01:10:05 pm
Welcome everyone! hope to see some of your art!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: PypeBros on June 01, 2016, 04:43:11 pm
Salut Typix, Hello Nessx.

Hope you'll find the boards as friendly helpful as I found them when I was fresh as well ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Tipyx on June 01, 2016, 06:12:04 pm
Thank you all for your welcome !

(And I know everybody make the mistake, but it's "Tipyx" :p)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: PypeBros on June 04, 2016, 09:13:33 am
(And I know everybody make the mistake, but it's "Tipyx" :p)
Oops. Sorry for that.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: anthonywoore on June 10, 2016, 05:44:34 am
Hello,

Im new here
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: SARS on June 13, 2016, 12:10:47 am
Hello everyone,

So I'm SARS or Sarah, whichever you prefer. I've been doing traditional art for awhile now but digital art, and specifically pixel art, is pretty new to me. I'd like to become comfortable enough to put together enough art assets for a small game, but I've found it very frustrating to try to switch mediums from physical to digital. Finding this community feels like a big break to me and I'm looking forward to learning with all of you!

I'm hoping to have my first piece uploaded tomorrow so keep an eye out ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Somar on June 14, 2016, 01:09:28 am
Greetings,

Strelok here... or should I say... Somar. I am here for two years lurking in the shadows, I am serious, check my profile... just kidding... I just created an account and then went to buy some cigarettes.

Now that I have my cigarettes I would love to have my nickname changed to Somar if possible in any way. Strelok got lost in the way back and I just can't seem to find him.

So... I am "developing" a 3D Space Shooter game and I really need to learn how to make pixelart for the ship textures. And I will work hard to do it, beucase I have spent too many years giving up on things that I though were difficult, and that is not me anymore. I will make it myself, even if I have to develop a way to do it myself.

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Crow on June 16, 2016, 05:47:19 am
Now that I have my cigarettes I would love to have my nickname changed to Somar if possible in any way.

Done :) It's just your display name that changed, though. You'll have to use your old one to log in still. Don't forget about that, and welcome to Pixelation~
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: CyanPrime on July 05, 2016, 07:46:04 pm
Hi, I'm CyanPrime - An indie dev, and now I'm also a amateur artist.

I've been programming and making games for 10 years.

I just started taking drawing extremely seriously about 6 months ago.

I hope we can be friends here.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: nessx007 on July 08, 2016, 01:14:01 am
Hi, I'm CyanPrime - An indie dev, and now I'm also a amateur artist.

I've been programming and making games for 10 years.

I just started taking drawing extremely seriously about 6 months ago.

I hope we can be friends here.

Welcome! Cool to see someone coming in with a seasoned background in the field. I'm sure you'll find everyone here very helpful and pleasant to interact with (as a somewhat recent pixel artist myself, that's been my experience). Be sure to share some of your stuff, old and new!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: LobaMattos on July 08, 2016, 01:16:30 am
hallo~

name's Mattos, and i'm kinda new to the scene - started doing a gamdev course which had me spriting, and i discovered i just love doing it~

complete beginner, eager apprentice, here's hoping for a neat experience here!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: avidanimefan on July 23, 2016, 12:10:01 am
Hi,
I'm Avid. My focus is to make indie games(5 years strong), I generally focus on action adventure titles but I have a wide variety of interests.  I mainly program/concept games(as a service on a few websites) and things of that nature.

I am interested in meeting other indies, networking, and if possible meeting new partners for endeavors current and future.

I have a Pinterest page where I stockpile interesting images of all types of indie games.

https://www.pinterest.com/AvidAnimeFan/interesting-indie-games/ (https://www.pinterest.com/AvidAnimeFan/interesting-indie-games/)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: ttk on July 27, 2016, 05:43:37 pm
Howdy there folks!

I've been designing and programming games in some capacity for going on 16 years now, at large studios and startups, and I'm looking to do something of my own.  My main problem is my art skills are firmly in the "programmer art" category.

I'm hoping I can learn a lot from everyone here and hopefully work with some of you.  I've been playing with some pixel art for a while but making palettes is making my head spin!  Anyway, I'll keep at it.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Quady14 on July 31, 2016, 09:24:52 am
Hey guys, I'm not a new member, but more a long-gone returning one so I wanted to come back with a proper hello! Back in 2013 I made a few (very few) posts here then went completely dark; I was focusing on school and though I didn't lose interest in pixel art I felt my skills weren't up to par, maybe a little intimidated by how incredibly others' work was, comparing quality of work is a mistake I know it but at the time it made me apprehensive to post and I needed some time to sort myself out.

Case in point, here's my old 2013 self's art: (http://i.imgur.com/51ZhFI4.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Cit34Vj.gif)

Messy! I definitely had a lot to learn, I still do for the most part but I've been dabbling in everything from painting to sketching and trying to learn to see things better, understand light and shadow a little more and at least try for more natural anatomy.

Now I've come back to pixel art a bit more since earlier this month and I'm taking some different approaches; less animation, larger pieces, more focus on making a single frame look good before running off to try and bring it into motion immediately. Animation is a whole can of worms I need to prepare for before I try tackling it again.

Made this past July: (http://i.imgur.com/iMzunJV.png) (http://i.imgur.com/Df2FiQ6.png)

Still a long way to go but I feel a little more confident that I'm looking at things more naturally and my workflow and perspective on this stuff has improved over time. I've been posting elsewhere but don't feel I'm getting the feedback I really need, and remembering back to this community I thought it would be good for me to grow as an artist to come back here and give it another go! Maybe this stuff is just a hobby for now, maybe it'll develop into something more, but I look forward to hopefully connecting with you guys more in the coming months!

So, properly reintroduced, I'll catch you guys around. ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: findnerd on August 05, 2016, 07:28:57 am
Hello All,

I am new to this forum and I am here to learn more and solve my problems. I am very happy to join this forum. Hope for the cooperation for everyone's side.

Thankyou
Rinki
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: MatrixGfx on August 05, 2016, 05:53:00 pm
Hello, I'm not really a pixel-artist though I have created a few sprites/animations. I'm developing a 2D pixel game and I am looking for various sprites/tiles etc. I got most of my resources from opengameart so far but their resources are very limited. Now I found this website and I noticed there are many talented artists here. I have read the FAQ and Rules but couldn't find any information about usage of the art posted in this forum. Am I allowed to to use art posted here by other people if I credit them? Or should I contact each person individually and ask for permission? Or is it forbidden to use any kind of art from this forum? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: PixelPiledriver on August 05, 2016, 06:54:41 pm
@MatrixGfx:

Welcome to Pixelation!  :)

This is a community site for active pixel artists to socialize,  share art, get critique, collaborate and find paid or unpaid work.
You need to get permission or do business with the artists here to use their pixels.

Thanks for asking.
Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: karma12gaming on August 11, 2016, 09:19:43 am
Hi. I'm an artist / gamer hoping to improve my pixel art skills. My goal is to take some of the characters I have drawn 2D concepts for and render sprite sheets for them. Sound cool? So far I don't have any real coding knowledge but i occasionally tinker with Game Maker Studio. I'm really interested in making assets for games but I need to work on my palettes, dithering and a bunch of other stuff. Hopefully you guys can help. Nice to meet you. ;)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: capt_eatbones on August 15, 2016, 10:01:33 am
Hi there, capt_eatbones here  :)

First of all, nice to meet you. My real name's Michele Bedendo and this my really first post in a pixel art community.
I'm a 3D artist with several years of experience in the industry. You can have a look at what I did and do here (http://www.todocreativo.com).
I'm a huge fan of the 8-16 bits era and I'm literally humbled of what today pixel artists are able to produce. For this reason, I'm here to learn how to pixel art. I want to test myself and see if I have the will and skills to be considered a pixel artist (and perhaps in the future work as one).

My nickname states that I'm a Captain but here I really am no more than a cabin boy. So, let's have some grog together from now on  ;D

Cheers.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Lightshaft on August 16, 2016, 01:07:55 pm
Hi, nice to meet you all.

My name is Lightshaft, but you may shorten it to Lite if you want to. I'm 16 years old.
I love oldschool games. I also dream of developing my own titles.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Arkenova on August 24, 2016, 05:14:55 pm
Hello all. My name is Arkenova (aka Arke), I'm 26 years old and as you all may notice, I'm the lead to an 16-32ish bit indie game project that has been running 3 years strong (despite of the 2nd year being the massive revamp process to lean it away from Freedom Planet's concept and sorta mold it into it's own thing), it's called DragonBlossom, which is essentially a mashup of the oldschool games and the hidden gems (well, since I DO love Klonoa, the Ape Escape series and such). I started pixelart around 2008 and 2010 but I didn't get serious until 2013 onwards and now, even though I'm still learning, I look forward with confidence.

As a kiddo in the 90s, I loved the 8, 16 and 32 bit games, with the most notable being Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic 2 was fun but I loved 3 & Knuckles!), Super Mario Bros. (the 3rd/World games were awesome) and even the Donkey Kong Country games (I love DKC2 to bits though the original and the 3rd game were fun as well).

Well, anyways, I came around here to make friendships with others and try to improve on my pixelart experiences as an individual, all in the meanwhile, as I continue with development for my passion project of an indie game.

Speak to you guys soon!~  ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Codimal on August 25, 2016, 08:34:48 pm
Hey everyone! I'm Phil.
I'm mainly a programmer but I do love pixel art. I'm fairly new to it all, but I dream that one day I will be able to make a good looking game all by myself! This forum looks great by the way
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: DigitalYerf on September 02, 2016, 02:51:29 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm a paper-pixel artist and a budding screen-pixel artist. I've completed a couple of fairly large pixellated acrylic-on-paper paintings (I don't think it would be technically correct to call them "pixel art") so I'll be posting pictures of those soon.

I've tried my hand at pixel art (trying to imitate the flying Bowser sprite from Super Mario World) and, yup, trickier than it looks. One day I'd like to create either a point-and-click adventure game or an action game (genre to be determined).

Aesthetics/influences/interests: SNES, computer graphics programming.


DY

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ponshu on September 05, 2016, 03:40:17 am
Hey my name is Ponshu and I am a complete beginner to pixel art.I have already made one post concerning some issues I had with my work and I look forward to getting sharing my works here and trying to gets some tips.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: C5 on September 29, 2016, 03:40:28 am
Hi ya'll!
I'm just a rookie in here :3c
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ozego on October 11, 2016, 08:03:00 am
Heya! I'm new!
I'm Esben from Denmark, currently living in Bangkok.
I'm the art-director of Playlab (http://www.playlab.com/) #dayjob, I've been in the game industry 4 years. Before I worked with games I was in the animation industry, I was a layout artist at Cartoon Network and I Art Directed the short The Backwater Gospel (https://www.google.co.th/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjSu8G7o9LPAhVGQSYKHQF0AaUQtwIIHDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvVkDrIacHJM&usg=AFQjCNFKNVX6xJWqvKXj09ViO6tigP0EQw&sig2=ycBl8gG58Vu2VSWZ5fzKlw). I have some oooold non-pixel art at esbensportfolio.blogspot.com (http://esbensportfolio.blogspot.com) .
I also make music (https://soundcloud.com/ozego/sets/weird-tales-ep).

Stuff I like includes: Computers, Games, Anime, Girls, Ganja, Renoise, Bass and Dub Music

I'm currently working on a small music video in demo/pixelart format as a personal freetime project... Gonna show that in another thread soon.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: 32 on October 11, 2016, 10:15:03 am
Hey Ozego, just wanted to say I loved The Backwater Gospel :D

Can't wait to see what you're working on, enjoy your stay :y:
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ozego on October 12, 2016, 07:49:50 am
Thank you 32! Glad you liked it, it was a crazy project.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Kwisarts on November 22, 2016, 10:48:36 am
Hello there! I am Kwis.  :)

Not much (interesting) to say, except I am an artist who has always been interested in pixel art, but only recently got into it. I also make digital art and I am looking for game development. (I am already the artist of a smartphone game, but no pixel art in there)
I have lots of projects and intend to create games myself! But I am not as experienced in game making as I am in art so... oh well. :D

Nice to meet you! (and when I say you, I mean whoever reads this, cause I doubt anyone would notice, heh)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: jams on November 23, 2016, 05:46:18 pm
Hello, folks!

I'm a programmer who always wants to be a little more creative. Pixel art has been a love of mine for a very long time, as well as concept art. I've hopped in and out of various artistic communities, tried many things, but never fully developed the skills I wanted.

I'm here to be inspired by you awesome people, develop my artistic abilities, and possibly find projects to get involved with.

Will talk more soon :) Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Landbanana on November 24, 2016, 05:51:30 pm
I guess this is where I introduce myself. I am a highschool junior (Grade 11 for you non-Americans) and I have very minimal background in art. The only art class I took was Drawing II, and the only reason I took it was to get the fine art credit I need to graduate. I have never drawn on my own time. I was hoping to try out pixel art, even though art never interested me I kind of wanted to challenge myself to learn something totally outside my comfort zone. This website is exactly what I was looking for to help me learn how to create pixel art, and I really want to be an active user. Anyway, I'll try and upload something I made soon so you guys can critique. Cheers!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Achrileg on December 13, 2016, 03:31:00 am
Hey there!

So, I guess it's time to get rid of the disconnect I have from any scene, forum or social interactions on the internet, so why not start here? While I post on twitter, it's not really personal at all.

I haven't been a part of any forums, or at least an active participant of one, for a long time, since I started animating, what... 8-10 years ago, or even more? Stick-page portal, the start of me loving animation.

Now I'm, I guess, a pixel artist. Was doing some freelance work for a while, until now, dedicating myself to a game I'm developing with a friend, and an art/ design higher education. You can call me a game developer, but I'm scolded at constantly that I can't call myself as such until I release my own game.

European, Latvian. 23 years old. I've a weird look at life.

Hopefully, I'll post here, at least now and then. I'm sure I won't be the most active member, but hey, can't hurt to socialize now and then.

So hello to everyone!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Artzie on December 28, 2016, 10:44:07 am
Hello  ;D

My name's Danika, but most people call my Dani.  :crazy:
I'm mainly an illustrator and just finished up studying Graphic Design. I want to work on a portfolio for game art and get my foot in to the door of the gaming industry.

I'm here to learn and improve my pixel art. I want to help out my BF who's a solo game dev doing a pixel art, top down puzzle game. But to make the most out of my time and skills I need to learn how to really make the most with the space given and some other theory I'm currently reading up on :lol:

I'll be floating around looking at tutorials and asking questions and I'm excited for critiques to help me improve.  :y:
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Marcus Aseth on January 09, 2017, 10:19:50 pm
Hi I'm Marcus, I jump from trying 3d to trying programming and now I was just looking for some new hobby and pixel art seemed interesting and I ended up in this forum, I suck at pixel art though xD
So I hope my noob presence won't annoy all the great artists around (opened some random topics, found only awesome stuff!)  :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Ominous_pumpkin on January 15, 2017, 05:23:18 pm
Hello!

Names pumpkin, ominous pumpkin. I luvs me some pixel arts.

Now, if anyone would be so kind...I cant seem to figure out how to add photos (does it matter the format) so that I can actually upload some of my works here for critique? I see the [img] brackets when I click on the add image but do I need to put a link inbetween them? I was just going to upload a jpg or gif but that was the only insert image button I found??? I'm dumb I know but I am also a pumpkin so you cant expect a lot.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: yaomon17 on January 16, 2017, 12:03:18 am
Hello!

Names pumpkin, ominous pumpkin. I luvs me some pixel arts.

Now, if anyone would be so kind...I cant seem to figure out how to add photos (does it matter the format) so that I can actually upload some of my works here for critique? I see the [img] brackets when I click on the add image but do I need to put a link inbetween them? I was just going to upload a jpg or gif but that was the only insert image button I found??? I'm dumb I know but I am also a pumpkin so you cant expect a lot.

http://pixelation.org/pixelation/index.php?topic=3466.0
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Nakuri on January 27, 2017, 10:23:09 pm
Good evening everyone!

I go by Nakuri and I'm coming from Germany. I'm an aspiring pixel-artist and also seek to find entrance into the games industry. I have been doing a little bit of pixelart for various projects, mainly games during the Global Game Jam. I'm coming to this forum mostly to seek critique and improve my skills. I'll post soonish in the respective Subforum.

Some of my work you can see on my profile on the Global Game Jam-Website: http://globalgamejam.org/users/nakurii (http://globalgamejam.org/users/nakurii)

I'm looking forward to some discussions and talks.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Zeurille on January 30, 2017, 02:05:35 pm
Hey! ;D
I'm Zeurille, you guys can call me Zeu or whichever nicknames you can create from that :)

I'm just getting into pixel art (less than a year in the medium) and after designing a bit of pixel art for our prototype game, I want to pursue the art style in depth. That's when I started searching for tutorials on how pixel art is created, the jargons that surround it, and how to tell whether it is pixel art or not.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot of stuff here, meet awesome artists and improve on my skills as time passes by.
And in the future, I hope I will be of help to other artists as well :>

I might post our prototype game assets here and ask for feedback on that ^_^

Nice to meet all of you!

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: jcongerkallas1 on February 01, 2017, 03:34:43 pm
Hi everyone.  I'm a freelance 3D animator and art enthusiast.  I also admin the WIP website http://www.animationpagoda.com/ (http://www.animationpagoda.com/).

I never really properly learned how to draw in any of the schools I went to.  In college I made the mistake of majoring in a multimedia/3D animation program where the emphasis was on very technical software rather than covering any fundamental art skills like color theory or life drawing.  Despite taking enough art classes on the side to understand the essential theory and concepts, all my sketches still end up looking like scribbles, and it is really holding me back from doing what I love. 

This place seems to have a lot of good resources, so I'm hoping to work on learning more about pixel art.  I'd love to meet other artists and design character sprites for a game someday.

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Vanilliyan on February 09, 2017, 12:26:35 pm
Hello everyone,

I like to make sprites. I have little to no self-esteem, and I seem to be unhire-able. Tired of looking for work, I thought I should just focus on trying to get better at making things I like to do, such as 2D art and my favourite: Pixel-art.

Problem is, I'm really slow, always been, and really need help improving. Both quality and especially speed-wise, I need to up my game if I ever want to make to be a part of a team where I can sprite all day without being as slow as I am.

I hope I can be of any use to you. I like the concept of this site and would like to see this being a place I can visit often.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: blaster on February 11, 2017, 11:33:04 am
Good evening!

My name is Pita. I've admired this community for what feels like over a decade. Actually, it might very well be over a decade. Thought it might be time to get my feet wet, my fingers in pies, and join in the fun.

Or get flash-backs of tortuous critique sessions during my art school days.

I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I'm currently teaching myself how to make games while continuing to practice pushing pixels in--I hope--a professional capacity.

Peace!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: AdjectiveAnimal on February 21, 2017, 05:14:01 am
Hello, I'm going by the alias AdjectiveAnimal here and I am excited to be joining this community of pixel artists. From what I've seen there is plenty of talent here and I would love to learn from you all.

Although I have played around with pixel art over the course of many years, I haven't gotten very serious about it until this year. My ultimate goal is to create 100% of the graphics for a game I'll be making with a few others. I will appreciate your honest opinions and advice so I can learn early in the process and then implement as I create more.

Thanks for reading!
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Post by: bobjiju on February 28, 2017, 10:28:44 am
Hello, I am bob and I heard about this forum from one of my friend. He is an active member of this forum ( sorry, can't disclose name :P ) and he recommended me to join it. Hence, I am here exploring the forum.
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Post by: Talhayousuf on February 28, 2017, 02:25:41 pm
Hi I am new here,,,
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Post by: konileyo on March 01, 2017, 11:13:13 am
 My ultimate goal is to create 100% of the graphics for a game I'll be making with a few others. I will appreciate your honest opinions and advice so I can learn early in the process and then implement as I create more.
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Post by: konileyo on March 01, 2017, 11:13:45 am
So... um... hey?
I don't have a lot of experience in pixel art, but I figure that's why I should join a place like this! Hopefully I can get some great pointers here. I've admired a lot of the work I've seen in these forums, and after coming here for the tenth time, I figured I should sign up and post(though my job pulls me away from a lot of independent stuff I want to do). I look forward to hearing any and all opinions that can be thrown my way! I'm not looking to be a pro at pixel work- but there's a great amount of patience and trial and error that goes into this art-genre that allures me. You guys have a lot of patience(as well as skill) to do what you do, and I can only hope I can get halfway there!  :) <-- that shows you I'm excited to be here.  :P<-- okay. That's even more excited.
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Post by: MercyMatt on March 05, 2017, 02:39:05 pm
Hi everyone!  I'm Matt.  I'm nearing the end of my first senior year at my University where I'm a computer science major in a systems specialization capacity.  Two of my electives this year have been very games/media ...centric and I'm dipping my toes in the possibility of employment in that realm when I finally do graduate.  I'm much more interested in the coding side of things, but I got the game dev humble bundle and have been tinkering with Pyxel Edit and thought this might be fun to do too.
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Post by: vashikaranhub on March 06, 2017, 04:53:05 am
Hi everyone...
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Post by: gulcasa on March 21, 2017, 04:34:52 am
Howdy, mates!

I'm Gulcasa (no relation to the Yggdra Union villain), an [as of now] unemployed computer scientist from Brazil, wannabe game designer and amateur pixel artist, and I'm here to join you fine folks because I'd like to hone the craft, and that sorely needs the company of good artists and proper criticism that doesn't come from friends, haha. I'll be sure to try and help as much as I'm helped.

Hope to see you elsewhere!
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Post by: floralfatigue on March 21, 2017, 11:07:08 am
Hi! I'm Floralfatigue - more of a traditional artist but trying to get into digital art. Excited to see how I can give some feedback and learn from you guys/girls :)
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Post by: stever44 on March 21, 2017, 05:51:32 pm
Is there any app available for Pixelation?
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Post by: Synel on March 24, 2017, 10:48:05 pm
Hello,

Name is Synel, looking into possibly having some work done and needed to learn more about pixel art in the process to give/get a fair deal from someone.

Just read the rules and here's my introduction. Thank you very much.
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Post by: TitanJack on March 30, 2017, 02:39:34 am
Good day everyone! I'm new to Pixelation(Well, that's a tad obvious, lets start again) Hello everyone! I HOPE I can become skilled here as fellow members of this community critique my art, NOTE: This is LITERALLY my first day doing pixel art WHAT SO EVER! So I hope I become skilled like a ton of artists here, and I really think I'll enjoy being here and YES I know practice is gold. But to cut to the chase! I'm ready to rock!
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Post by: shakaw on April 09, 2017, 03:02:07 pm
Hello, I'm Saka from Indonesia. I'm 23 years old and I'm interesting for everything related to Pixel Art.
Also you can check my profile below :)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/b8wosw.png)

Hope to get some deal, critique, or just helpful comment :)
Thanks !
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Post by: Lunate on April 10, 2017, 03:37:18 am
Hey there~!

I'm Lunate, a 19-year-old Game Design student. I'm not much of an artist, sometimes I draw as a hobby but in a really inconsistent pace. I've taken an interest in pixel art for the last couple of months and I'm trying to practice it in my free time.

I have two objectives regarding the direction I want to take with pixel art: One of them is to be able to produce high quality sprites for my personal projects, and the other is to produce personal art as a hobby. I'm in a mentality of improvement, and willing to accept cricticism so I can reach those objectives.

I'm not exactly a beginner to art, I understand some of the basic (and mostly theoric) concepts, but I lack practice, technique, and sometimes understanding of the things I try to draw. That being said, I still consider myself an almost beginner artist. Still, I think my current understanding of art is enough to give me at least a decent basis to being able to practice pixel art.

Anyway, it's been a while since I've wanted to start discussing pixel art in a specialized community and finally got the courage to register here. I usually have trouble getting myself engaging in forums and the like, so I hope this is a welcoming community and you guys can help me out! I'll try my best in my part.

Hope to get along with you all!
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Post by: CupOhJoe on April 13, 2017, 04:30:44 pm
Hello!

I'm Joe! I make lots of different art, 2D & 3D.  Turns out I've really come to love pixel art and wanted to learn more while getting active in the community.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's art!

If you'd like to see the stuff I do you can see it here:

Game-Art:
www.joeburak.com (http://www.joeburak.com)

Pixel-Art:
https://joeburakspixels.carbonmade.com/ (https://joeburakspixels.carbonmade.com/)

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Post by: antonio does stuff on April 18, 2017, 08:43:19 pm
Hello!
I'm new around here, been a pixel art fan for a long time but only recently I started to "make" my own sprites XD at least I try.
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Post by: TitanJack on April 19, 2017, 05:42:16 pm
Shakaw, you seriously just did that rpg style, and for that, I freaking love it, not to mention it looks like a classic character sheet from something like elder star I think it was called. But either way, good nostalgia factor on that. I love the picture. :crazy:
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Post by: Slynkieeknight on April 26, 2017, 11:52:09 pm
Hello there! I'm Slynkieeknight, but you can call me Sly if you want.

Recently I ran into a few games that inspired me to pick up pixel art as a hobby. The main one being Hyper Light Drifter. Reason why is because like Alex Preston I also have a heart condition, although not as severe as his, I still find it very inspiring.

I hope to learn a lot here it seems like a wonderful community. nice to meet you all!
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Post by: Tbone_Ty on May 03, 2017, 12:20:06 am
Hey everyone!

I've been lurking on Pixelation as a guest for a few days now, but I decided it was time to finally register and become a 'real' person!

Just in the last week, I have started dabbling in the realm of pixel art, and although I am still very new and unskilled, I have found it to be a very satisfying and enjoyable way of expressing my ideas. I registered on the forum because I have a desire to become a better pixel artist (actually just artist in general), so I figured the best way to improve was to just dive right in and start making and posting what I come up with!

I am looking forward to learning everything I can and to becoming a part of the community!  :)

~Tbone_Ty

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Post by: drax013 on May 04, 2017, 06:27:09 pm
Hello! I am drax013, and brand new to pixelation and hope to have many constructive conversations!
I am fairly new to pixel art ( about a year off and on now) but have become very fond of this style of art. I hope I can be as helpful to others in time as I learn more about pixel art and tile set making.  ;D
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Post by: Rikazu on May 18, 2017, 12:18:27 pm
Hello, I'm Rikazu. I'm new to the site and also new to pixel art, since I can't really say that I've been doing that professionally for a long time now (lol). I've always been creating my pixel art through instinct and without a proper guide on such stuff.
I've been making games on my past time (for 7 years now), and I can say that I'm not that satisfied with that art that I've been doing for years. I think it lacks something but I cannot totally describe it. Ever since I was a kid I really love pixel art although I'm not good at art at all, I can have ideas but the pen won't do the thing I'm thinking or imagining about.
Nice to meet you all~
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Post by: Raven Foxx on May 22, 2017, 05:19:50 am
Hi, I'm Raven Foxx. I'm new to the forums and new to pixel art, but I understand some things. I am 14 years old as of writing this, so please don't be too hard on me... well, that's my introduction! Ciao!
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Post by: immortalwombat on May 31, 2017, 05:11:22 am
Hi All, Immortal Wombat here. I'm relatively new here as we'll as being new to pixel art. I used to doodle characters a lot as a kid/early teen but other than that I don't really have any other background in art. Despite my short time here I've already received much help in the way of constructive criticism and positive feedback. Its always nice to find such a friendly community as this. I hope I can one day help others along with their projects on here as others have helped me.
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Post by: LarkoftheRiver on June 05, 2017, 01:39:31 pm
Its been FOREVER!

But, I'm back here again! My name is Sarah, I'm a college student of mostly undeclared major (I would like to go into veterinary medicine, wildlife management, or something similar). I do art and animation in my free time.

I'm also an apprentice falconer (hunting with birds of prey) and I volunteer at a bird of prey rehabilitation center (not related to falconry). I help there with caring for injured raptors who will hopefully be sent back into the wild, as well as doing education shows with the ambassador raptors.

I would like to start drawing again, as I've started to get discouraged with my art, and I look forward to drawing with you all!
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Post by: turbo lazer 68K on August 21, 2017, 07:33:37 pm
hi

i am the turbo lazer 68k hailing from unintentified piece of soil in eastern europe. :)

Though my childhood years was in the ps2 era, at the age of 8 i discovered that all of this emulator stuff existed thru which i could explore games from different times and spaces that i would otherwise have never heard of.

Whilst playing all tha retro crap i gained (platonic) fetish for pixel art when upon beholding vidyas like Lomax and Metal Slug, which made me realise that while hewg crunchy squares might be a manifestation of low-tekness, they never were a manifestation of fugliness like a lot of kids thought.

Eventually i tried my hand at pixelpushing and with time it became one of my favourite techniques for making grafix as well as paintings. I find it enchating bkuz it requires to work on very low-level, controlling every pixel by hand while at the same time being oddly simple - no multiple layers, 236342 brush settings, smudging - you just pop pixel into this colour or that colour, that's all the choice you have, and it is bootifully primitive.

ps. this site has the best built-in emoticons i have seen anywhere ever, who drew them?
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Post by: Shizuko on August 30, 2017, 12:59:55 pm
hi There Guys!

I´m Shizuko, but I think you already know that huh? XD
I want to be better in Pixel Art, specially I want to make a World Map and design Characters ^^
And because Im on a a new School where I will learning programming for Games and Programs itselves ^.^
Maybe I can make some Sprites for a Game then huh :o

Have good Day :3 ^^
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Post by: EduardoPras on September 02, 2017, 12:46:17 am
Hello everyone! First post here.

My name is Eduardo and I've always loved games.
I've worked in advertisement for years and the work sucked so bad(And the sleep you get is so little) that I quit and started making games.
I've been making pixelart for about 3 years now and I am quite fond of it.
I am also the programmer of the team so unfortunately I can't put all my time in pixelart but i've been trying to improve. And i hope i can get some feedback here, i've found some amazing improvement from people in the foruns and i hope i can join the improvement club. Heheh!

Hope we can exchange some nice info. Never been part of a pixel art forum before.

Anyway that's my summary, hope to see you around.
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Post by: Bacrylic on September 07, 2017, 07:39:58 am
Hello everyone.

I forgot to post here first, since I've just been in the devlogs.

I am Bacrylic, cofounder and art director of Squaretale.
I intend to do a lot of different projects, but I'm here because of our first game endeavor is a pixel game.
Someone in the game developer's association recommended coming here for advice.
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Post by: aura kendama on September 10, 2017, 08:14:20 pm
Hello all

Fine artist with a painting background - interests include colour theory, line perspective
Like computer game animation especially from the like of nintendo, sega etc
animation in general is a delight to make and see it working after hours of drilling your craft
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Post by: 17fthigh on September 16, 2017, 02:38:07 pm
Hey!

Since I joined this forum I thought that it just would be polite to introduce myself before I'm on my way to discover everything you're providing!

So, if I'm going to introduce myself, I probably should say couple more things about myself than just one sentence.

Known as 17fthigh.

My name is Chris and I just turned 20 years old. I left school when I was 14 years old and learned english on my own, latvian is my native language so I apologize if I'm making some mistakes. After I left school I learned everything about graphic design on my own by giving libraries and internet tutorials a visit and I think that this way it's easier to learn everything since you don't have to deal with things that doesn't seem interesting to you. Oh, forgot to mention that I'm from Latvia but you could already think of that when I mentioned my native language. So yeah, in my free time I also read books and do some boxing, been doing that since I was very young.

About video games? Nah, I quit playing them quicker than I stopped smoking since I got more interested in finding ways how to earn money in internet. So one day ago 14.09.2017 I decided to create my own YOUTUBE channel and see where it goes. Even if it fails and I will not succeed, I'll grow because I tried, so it would be shame not to give it a try.

I'm not able to tell anything more because I'm high as fuck and this laptop screen makes me feel a bit bad, but I hope that it's enough!

I hope that I'll get to know you all, if not all then atleast some!

xx,
Chris.
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Post by: Robbie Harrison on October 10, 2017, 10:16:59 pm
Not quite an artist but really interested in pixel art. I seek to fight my social anxiety, and I found than finding confidence via creation is the best way to go on in life, thus I started drawing, pixel art , and music. My skills are still raw but it's always a pleasure to see improvement in my work.

Hope we get along !
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Post by: alessandromanno on October 11, 2017, 01:28:51 pm
Thank you. Hope to meet new friends here :) I'm from Italy and I'm a photographer. In my spare time I play boardgames, paint miniatures, play with my PC and I do coding. I'm here because I want to find someone to join my project :)
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Post by: nicolas on October 17, 2017, 12:46:07 pm
Hello,
I'm nicolas. I'm 36 now. I work as analyst developer on websites / applications / smartphone applications / SOA..., and at night-time I love to develop 2D games since my childhood.
but pixel art is really hard, and I hope I will find help and advices here.
( I've made a game using copyrighted sprites for dev speed up, the rules of this forum are really strict, and to avoid get banned, is there a section where I could post copyrighted work and WIP replacement ? because I want to use these as base to remake sprites from bitmap brothers and snk until get out of copyright and derivative work )

(little sample)
(https://i.imgur.com/3y2soNu.png)
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Post by: Cherry on October 25, 2017, 03:56:45 pm
Hi, I'm Cherry (usually I go by another "fruit" but this time I chose something more sweet) and I'm just hear to take in and try to learn a bit more about 2D spriting.  :-*
(https://i.imgur.com/bMGmdAM.gif)
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Post by: RoosMahBoi on November 03, 2017, 01:20:33 pm
Hiya. A Pixel artist/Game Dev from Sri Lanka here.
i have no idea how to do this :-[

I hope I may get accepted here. I love doing Pixel Art and I been longing for criticism from this place! (I hope this drops my darn ego about my art)
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Post by: miawtthias on November 03, 2017, 06:53:36 pm
Hi ! I'm miawtthias, I did some amateur pixel art when I was younger and recently fell back into it after trying dotpict on my phone. I do it mostly for fun on my spare time.
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Post by: growly on November 08, 2017, 04:18:42 pm
Hi everyone! I'm growly.

I've been designing/programming games for about 5 years, but I'm brand new to pixel art (and art in general). I've made a couple things in Photoshop, but I just bought Aseprite and I'm excited to start using it. What are everyone's favorite threads/resources for beginners?

Looking forward to learning new things and getting to know you all  ::)
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Post by: Based Kermit on December 12, 2017, 05:55:26 pm
Hello all! I'm known as Kermit online, but Emma irl.

I've been drawing consistently for about 8 years, but have only recently picked up pixel art (I dabbled waaay back in the day, horribly) to aid my friends in creating a small game. I've been consulting this website a lot when it comes to stylistic quirks and different resources, as well as a few other online sites in order to have a better grasp on what I'm doing.

I plan on posting my sprites and backgrounds to be critiqued at some point, and give out some critiques as well to try and expand my knowledge (feel free to adjust my replies if you see fit if you ever see me on the boards, I'm just entering this community and am still learning my way around).

Thanks for reading, and see you on the boards! :P
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Post by: SkyLion on December 13, 2017, 09:40:53 am
Hello! I'm both new here and new to pixel art. That is, new to drawing it; I'm 32 years old and pixel art has long been my favorite form of digital illustration. I grew up playing games done in this style, and it's stuck with me since.

I adore all kinds of art. I'm a writer and a web developer, and when I was a kid I drew like crazy. But one day, I stopped.

Well, I've decided to get back into it, and really develop this skill. And so, I'm excited to join a community--this community--that's focused on this specific art!

I'm using a mouse and an Intuos Draw tablet, and Krita. And as I've just begun, I've only so far drawn several portraits, which I did while using other artists' work as a reference.

But if I may, I'd like to show my latest portrait, and the first I've done without artistic reference:

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/stZBC.png)

Thanks for reading! I hope I'm able here both to learn and contribute, and I very much welcome all your advice.
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Post by: Asin on December 19, 2017, 07:17:43 am
Hello folks, I am new here and looking to spend some exciting time with you. I am doing my Management course and part time job too.
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Post by: Squire Grooktook on December 20, 2017, 08:14:10 am
Hello. I'm not a pixel artist, but I work with several on my game development project.

I figured I would join this forum, so that I could ask for reference pixel art on certain subjects (I try to provide the artists I pay with as much detailed art direction and feedback as I can), and also to possibly hire additional pixel artists in the future.

I hope that's alright. I read the rules, but I still wasn't sure if this was an artist only forum, or if requesting references for study would be considered tabboo or not.
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Post by: PypeBros on January 01, 2018, 10:21:06 am
welcome Squire,
Happy New Year everyone ;-)
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Post by: RetroInsight on January 03, 2018, 04:02:13 pm
hi guys,
my name's Veronica and im here looking for learn pixelart ^^
kisses from italy and sorry my bad english  :lol:
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Post by: Hoogo on February 03, 2018, 05:03:27 am
Hello people!

I'm new here so let me introduce myself. I'm Hugo from France. I'm new at pixel art, been doing it for a few weeks now.
As of now it is a hobby of mine. I'm also planning on making a game, so hopefully I can use pixel art for that as well!

Nice to meet you all, and see you around!
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Post by: NuType on February 19, 2018, 05:13:52 pm
Hello all! My name is Raul and I've been doing pixel art for quite some time, but never on a consistent basis. Mostly when the drive hits.

I do concept art, illustration, graphic design and game design, and I've always held a heavy interest in pixel art and 3D. I want to implement though more pixel art in my work and up my game in that arena. So I figured I'd join here since this seems like such a rad community!

Pleased to meet you all!
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Post by: Crow on February 19, 2018, 07:24:42 pm
Welcome, NuType :)
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Post by: Darkri on February 28, 2018, 09:48:19 pm
Heya there people!  :)
My name is Chris aka Darkri, i'm just a dude who recently started having a passion for pixel art.
Came here looking to improve myself in this medium and learn some new things, hopefully even make some friends along the way!

Can't wait to meet people!
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Post by: Railslave on March 01, 2018, 06:58:08 pm
Hi, I'm Dylan

I've mainly been taking baby steps via the C64 demo scene, with not much experience out side of those restrictions.

I'm looking to expand my self as a perceptive artist first and foremost, then concentrate on getting it all reading well in wide pixels.

I've recently been having all kinds of fun with dramatic lighting and shadow stuffs, picking up things here and there (with not much understanding of 'why' things work.

Be cool to get some closer critique and maybe some encouragement in the right directions.

Here's a few things.


(http://csdb.dk/gfx/releases/157000/157011.png)

(http://csdb.dk/gfx/releases/162000/162515.png) more recent, I don't consider it as polished but VERY me (down to not being polished as well)..



gallery of sorts http://csdb.dk/scener/?id=29222

looking forward to making new friends ultimately.
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Post by: elan on March 25, 2018, 09:05:32 pm
Hello my name is Matthew, I use "Elan" nickname.I am from Central European Union region.I do pixelart for Atari 800,ST,Falcon.Want to buy Atari 7800.I use Grafx2 (W10) & NeoPaint (DOS)... What else I do chipmusic too for Atari, Megadrive and OPL3 PC DOS...
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Post by: Oxnut on March 29, 2018, 05:08:38 pm
hi there

ya boy oxnut here

i dont make pixel art (i am inept at making art)
but i do make games (not very good ones tho)
specifically horror and platformers
but i have had my foray into rpgs

as a hobby, i use a version of google blockly called "scratch"
i would enjoy using the art from the people on this website in my future games

here is an example of one of my games (its a little glitchy)
maybe you guys would check it out?

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/211534387/ (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/211534387/)

thanks,

o x n u t
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Post by: GoodyPundit on April 09, 2018, 10:50:42 am
Hey pixel peoples  ;D
Let me introduce myself, I'm Bagus or you can call me Goody  :lol:
I'm the artist of GoodyGameworks game which focused on pixel retro game.
Stumbled into this forum and the art quality is superb  XD , looking to keep learning whatever I can, and also
share a thing or two if it's acceptable.

Last but not least, here's some pixel art I just worked on :D
Cheers!

(http://www.goodygameworks.com/images/gnoll1.png)
(http://www.goodygameworks.com/images/forest1.png)
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Post by: TRUEvector on May 14, 2018, 11:07:37 am
Hi!
My name is Ivan, I am from Belarus, a freelance artist.
Do pixels for a year.
How do you do? ::)
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Post by: Amonn on June 29, 2018, 10:51:28 am
Hello everyone!!
My name is Amon, i'm just a random dude who is interested in pixel art.
Hope to find some nice people who are willing to help a pleb such as my self.
Ty in advance.
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Post by: Ryumaru on June 29, 2018, 10:24:02 pm
Welcome Amonn, Truevector! As well as Goodypundit, Oxnut, Railslave, and Darkri! Sorry we didn't get to you sooner  :blind: Enjoy ^_^
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Post by: thewojnartist on July 02, 2018, 01:38:27 am
Hello! I am The Wojnartist. I've been making pixel art for about 6 years now, and even have a personal hame project coming out soon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HZKkxHWjo4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HZKkxHWjo4)

I'm trying to see if I can expand to making some pixel art for a little (needed) extra cash, as well as improve my craft, so here I am! If you want to see some of my work, you can see my portfolio here to get an idea of what style I have and stuff:
https://thewojnartist.wixsite.com/pixelportfolio (https://thewojnartist.wixsite.com/pixelportfolio)

I can't wait to see how I can become a good member of this community and learn from you guys! ;D
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Post by: BeautifulDudeMissle on July 04, 2018, 01:13:37 am
Hello, Names BeautifulDudeMissle, im a fledling artist with an interest in pixel art and creating sprite sheets, i have come here to learn.
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Post by: Kiana on August 02, 2018, 04:40:41 am
Hey, I'm Kiana! Some of you already know me, but for those that don't, I'll introduce myself.

I'm an artist, animator, and game developer majoring in Math of Computation. I grew up in the Gameboy era and was inspired to start pixeling back in 2003. My very first attempts were terrible recolors and splices of Pokemon sprites, which taught me some of the fundamentals of pixel art. I started taking my artwork more seriously around 5 or 6 years ago, seeking resources/mentors and focusing on learning the fundamentals. Although there's still a lot I need to learn, it drastically improved my pixel art, and I cannot emphasize how much learning art fundamentals will help anyone looking to learn how to pixel.

You can find my work on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/kianamosser) or check out my itch.io page (https://kianamosser.itch.io).
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: ProgramGamer on October 12, 2018, 01:02:48 am
Hey, I realized I never actually introduced myself here, so I think I'll do that now.

Hi, I'm ProgramGamer, although some people know me by Miguel. I'm an admin on the TIGSource forums and I'm working on a puzzle platformer called Space Punk Slam Dunk. I'm also working on a sprite editor focused on animation features, though I only started working on that this week as a way to help me make my game.

I hope to have a good time here!  ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: mgzmrtnz on October 23, 2018, 01:37:33 am
Hey guys, very new here and very new to pixel art. Growing in the 90s, I've been exposed to pixels at an early stage and grew up playing pixel games. I just recently decided that I wanted to learn the pixel art and gaming and I'm hoping I learn lots from you guys!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: SarahBoe on November 05, 2018, 01:37:31 pm
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Boeving, i'm an artist who kinda experiments with all kinds of stuff but I have a special fondness for pixel art. I got my start back in 2006-7ish with micro heroes, moved onto dolls and then moved onto my own content!

Its nice to meet everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: YellowRaven on November 26, 2018, 10:02:12 pm
Good evening,

my name is Sara and I'm from Italy, I'm always quite bad at the "introduce yourself" topics and end up saying always the same things...but after a very long art block I finally got out of it thanks to...pixels! Though I'm well into my thirties art, videogames and fantasy books/comics have always had a special place in my heart since I was a teen.

That being said I really hope to get to know the community well and to grow with and thanks to it. Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: vectorwing on November 28, 2018, 03:20:31 pm
Heyo. :y:

My name is Lucas Barcellos, and I range from São Paulo, Brazil. I've been doing pixel-art on and off for roughly 10 years, starting from a desire to make my own games when I was a teenager. Since then I've tinkered with music making and digital art, but have recently returned full force to the pixel-scale medium, inbetween long hiatuses.

For a very long time I have been mostly a lurker on various communities (including this one), rarely ever posting my works anywhere. Hopefully this will change in the near future. ;)

As of now most of my recent pieces reside on Twitter and PixelJoint, linked near my nickname. Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: rendaw on December 03, 2018, 05:07:24 pm
Hello, I'm rendaw :)

I love and have dabbled with pixel art, but I tell myself I'll do more once I've made some pixel art software.  But I am getting there!

I actually was looking for somewhere to ask a mod if it's okay to post about a small pixel art gamedev contest in one of the forums here.  And I guess once I complete the pixel art software I might post about that too?

Honored to be here in any case!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Shamugan on December 30, 2018, 12:10:16 pm
Hello, my name is Shamugan and I'm French  :)
I apologies here for my future mistakes, I can understand English easily but i'm not very good when it comes to write or speak  :( (lack of practice)

I'm interested in pixel art and game design for 3 (4?) years right now but I really began to take it seriously for 2 months (maybe to work in the industry later, i hope). I have the motivation at least :P (I'm currently making 2 sprites per days in 32*32 as and trying to improve the pace).

Nice to meet you all!  ;D
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Hershel Lousyton on January 10, 2019, 01:22:46 am
Hello. I go by the name Hershel Lousyton. Or Lousy, when someone wants to go for the low-hanging fruit. I recently took an interest in pixel art after getting Aseprite, and plan to share and (hopefully) improve. I'm liking a lot of the work I see from others already.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: aureotoshi on January 27, 2019, 11:27:36 am
Hi! my nick here is aureotoshi.

I'm mainly a digital painter with photoshop, I usually work in 250 Mpx resolution for printing my work at very large sizes. I started to paint in 1987 with Deluxe Paint, obviously pixel to pixel with 16 colors.

Later I started to work in 3D computer graphics, as a lighting artist in one animation film, later I was in the Art Department in another animation film. I have learned a lot about digital images, but now I'm "retired" and only do digital painting of the works I want to do as a painter.

I love pixel art, as I started very soon with computer graphics, and now I want to do some pixel art. I feel comfortable in the forum.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Kehlzun on April 25, 2019, 10:16:04 pm
Hi, I'm Kehlzun. I'm a fairly new pixel artist who wants to get involved in projects and hopefully start a career with pixel art. I like cartoon-y, fantasy things. I also like to mix cute and creepy. I'm always willing to meet people so feel free to say hi.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: cyberwizard on May 07, 2019, 02:35:37 am
Hi, new here. Looking to learn more about pixel art.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Necrosquelch on May 26, 2019, 12:11:32 am
Yo. The name's Necrosquelch. I'm a really tall internet gremlin who gets paid to draw sometimes and I'm dipping my toes back into the pixel art pool. Looking to improve so I can eventually start animating my own fighting game.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: CoolMm on May 28, 2019, 06:03:18 am
Hi! My username may be CoolMm, but call me Mon!

I've been interested of making some pixel art as of lately, and I'm hopefully willing to gain experience for making pixel art at a certain pace.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: daramon on May 31, 2019, 04:30:48 pm
Hi! I've recently taken up game development as a hobby. My day job is programming and I've been a bedroom music producer for years, so (apart from storytelling, level design, etc.) the other core skill I need to make this happen is art.

Pixel art is so nostalgic for me, it takes me straight back to my childhood days of Spectrums, Amigas and the like. It's also a lot more accessible than hand-drawn or 3D art. I already feel like I'm making progress, which is a great motivator.

I'm looking forward to sharing and learning...

Oh yes, as I'm not immortal (or indeed visually talented) I'll be looking for help with my projects from accomplished pixel artists like yourselves. :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Dogwatch on June 01, 2019, 04:06:23 am
Hey Guys,

Dogwatch here. (I went with the name because I tend to work overnights and love my doggers). I've been developing an increasing interest in pixel art and am moving towards a career in game development. A friend recommended this site so here I am.

I'm looking forward to chatting with you all.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Niarthgin on June 04, 2019, 01:52:27 pm
Hi there! My name is Niarthgin, I'm 29 years old and from The Netherlands. I really want to get into Pixelart and this community looks really nice. I'm a super beginner and hoping to increase my skills using the combined experience of the community. My hobbies are playing games, spending time with my wife and daughter and occasionally, watching a movie.

Nice to meet you all!

Kind regards,
Niarthgin
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: pistachio on June 05, 2019, 10:08:17 am
Welcome all and welcome devs ;)

It's slow and is probably not picking up anytime soon, but what critique is left is pretty useful. Hope you find it useful too.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: susanandagnes on June 05, 2019, 10:15:06 am
 ;D HI, This is Susan here, i am start from Zero to learn pixel art.
 Hope this is the right place to hoop in.

Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Songs4Killer on June 05, 2019, 07:56:58 pm
Heya. I'm Songs4Killer, I'm hoping to at least learn to be good enough at pixeling to make placeholder art. I'm more of a writer and a map maker.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: spacecraft4 on June 30, 2019, 07:56:02 pm
Hello everyone !

I am Dan from Romania, im a fledling artist with an interest in pixel art and i still have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Man-in-Tan on July 08, 2019, 08:38:21 pm
Hello everyone, my name is Man-in-Tan! Although I'm a woman, the name Man-in-Tan was inspired by a silly incident where a friend accidentally had the word "chibi" auto-corrected to "chino" when texting me some feedback and I spent a good minute looking through pictures of men in tan pants trying to understand their relation to pixel art before realizing what had happened...Yeah I can be slow sometimes, but had to laugh at myself for that one.

Though I've always admired pixel art, admittedly I hadn't seriously looked into it until I decided to set aside traditional art. I was never satisfied with my work, and it eventually became a source of stress rather than enjoyment. When it comes to pixel art I've found working with small color palettes and only one tool (the Pencil Tool) less overwhelming, and think it's fun figuring out how to make the most of those limitations.

Hope to improve my skills here and possibly make some friends :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: Chonky Pixel on August 09, 2019, 08:32:06 am
Hi! I thought I'd better introduce myself here. I joined recently as an old name I used to use for bulletin boards: "Daramon". I quickly found I was using the board a lot though, so I thought I'd re-join with a name that's more aligned with the rest of my social media presence. Such that it is.

You can see some of my faltering first steps in pixel art on my twitter: @Tequila_Ben or Instagram: chonkypixel. I'm concentrating on coding for the moment though, so I haven't posted for a while.

The Pixel Art board is absolutely vital to me now though, letting me keep my hand and my practice up.

See you there!
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: SnuggleFloofles on August 11, 2019, 10:37:35 am
Hi there! I'm SnuggleFloofles and I joined to find some helpful pointers for future pixel art and share some of the things I'm working on. I'm excited to get in contact with great pixel artists and other beginners alike and make the best of what I can do! :)
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: daimadoushi on September 28, 2019, 02:37:53 pm
Hey there.

My names nicolas, I studied concept art for a while and now Im making pixel art to use in my own video games. I am originally a computer scientist and wish to realize my dreams of making video games for a living.

Wish me luck and help me push my art to the next level :D

Looking forward to make friends and stuff  !
Thanks !
Title: Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
Post by: .Vibes on October 24, 2019, 05:48:03 pm
G'day, G'day!

My name's Scott, or Scotty if your not into the whole brevity thing :P
Australian currently in Texas, New to Pixel Art but have always had a passion for the style. Have recently begun my journey in Pixel Art creation, I have been practicing with an aim to make my own games using Unity and not relying on sprites/tile sets made by others.

Made my first tile set today (Well Grass and Dirt :P) will post for feedback soon - Aseprite for the WIN!