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Pixel Art / Re: Three WIPs
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:54:59 am »

i think i'm calling it done

General Discussion / Re: Pixel Art Night Class?
« on: November 23, 2013, 02:38:23 am »
That's a cool idea. And it's not exploitative at all, universities and almost all education works that way, taking and grouping academic theories from researchers and adapting it to the audience.

I general I think pixel art is a bit of a hard sell because there's a lot of tedium involved. Obviously I think you'd need to focus on hooking them in the first couple classes. I think people are drawn to pixel art because they want to make games or make edits/pixels that fit in within a game world, and are gradually drawn in by seeing more potential with the medium, sharing their art, or wanting to improve their general art skills. These are just what I think I see, so take it with a grain of salt.

Adults probably will have a bit less patience in doing pixel art for its own sake unless they have high motivation coming in. Maybe I'm being nostalgic a bit, but I had WAY more time to do things that I found interesting for their own sake a few years ago. Actually this is just a generalization and may or may not actually be the case.

Pixel Art / Re: Three WIPs
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:24:06 pm »
That's a real nice edit, thanks. I was thinking that I would alter the colours a bit so it looks better on lighter backgrounds.

newish pixel doodles

Pixel Art / Re: Three WIPs
« on: July 29, 2013, 06:16:48 am »

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014
« on: May 30, 2013, 01:22:56 am »
I'm back, I missed this place. Haven't been doing a huge amount of pixel art, mostly drawing and painting these days, but I need to resharpen my eyes and brain.

General Discussion / Re: Pixel Art ~ Am I the only one?
« on: May 03, 2012, 03:33:44 am »
Pixel art gets away with a lot, by virtue of both limitations and expectations, which is one of the reasons it has become quite mundane for me. Of course I haven't mastered it, but the normal reaction to people at this stage is to either embrace the limitations to the extreme or to try to break out of its original purpose at the opposite end. Kind of like microcosmic videogame-inspired Schopenhauer.

I think it would probably be good for you to continue trying to emulate a few artists, find out what their workflows are like (hopefully they're different so you can figure out what works for you) and give them a shot. Like individual artworks, art skills are developed step-by-step, there's usually no divine influence, and you shouldn't get overwhelmed when you're staring at a blank canvas/screen/frontal lobe and comparing your work to the finished product of a master.

The only way I know of to get better at any work from imagination or works that require imaginative reinterpretation (from limitations or otherwise) is to do a lot of life drawing. You should be discovering things that you might not have thought about left and right if you're doing it correctly, which gives your art depth and insight. That and being really honest with your self-critique (because the key to fixing any problem is first identifying it), which can be improved through critiquing others, are basically my key takeaways from Pixelation at this point. Oh and that last sentence of the last paragraph.

Also this same discussion has been had here many times (not that it isn't a worthwhile one), it's basically this forum's Godwin's Law.

e: I also commend Conceit for his restraint in choosing which of Konjak's digital artworks to display.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:25:48 am »
I haven't talked to Atnas recently, but I would say just chill for a while. Chances are he's relatively busy, and a skin for the forum isn't a really huge issue. Last I checked he was waiting on Mia for some stuff.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:16:34 am »
Mhhh, is this better?

The first one was a lot better IMO.

Pixel Art / Re: Cartoon Calf for Cow
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:14:30 am »
Cute! I like it lots. I have 2 exams tomorrow and work but I'll try to finish yours tomorrow night. :-*

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