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General Discussion / [REQ] Website Design Community
« on: July 02, 2009, 04:16:19 am »
I love the Pixelation community, but I don't have the underlying understating of form which is needed to make great (anatomically correct) sprites.
I do enjoy designing websites, and am trying to find a community to Pixelation for that and for general graphic design.
I was hoping that there might be a place which would offer as useful critique and also design exercises / contests.
So, for example, there would be a post providing particular colors that are required to be used in the design as well as some existing marketing material, and the task would be to build a website around that.

Does anyone know of such a place?


General Discussion / General Art Critique Forum?
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:51:57 pm »
Is there somewhere that is as friendly and helpful as pixelation that critiques drawings/paintings etc?

I would just make art here but I realize that I definitely do not have the base skills required. A lot of the critique on art submitted here seems to stem from this, so i'd like to find a forum to really get advice on drawings before I tackle the pixel. (where despite what I thought, having things smaller does not really help to hide issues)

If anyone has any suggestions of where to go, let me know.


Pixel Art / [WIP] Self Portrait
« on: May 06, 2007, 07:12:52 pm »
I'm not really experienced at all with spriting, but I've been roaming around these forums the past couple days and doing so has been making me want to try.
A lot of people have self portraits, so I thought I would try one myself.

I tried to do some of that magical dithering stuff...

So, here's what I have so far. If you have any tips, please do share. I think I'm going to try to determine my palette in full before continuing...
I don't know if that's how people normally do it or if they create it as they go along, but it's getting really annoying to make it as I go along.

The hand currently sucks. The only thing that looks at all decent is the neck.

A little more work done...
I don't think the hand looks so bad, I added basic shading to the face to give a better general idea of the whole picture.

Added dither stuff to the face, nose and eyes look better now I think... I need to lighten the colors of the lips.

General Discussion / Pixel Art Programming Project
« on: May 02, 2007, 01:54:37 am »
My summer has just begun and I'm looking for a project to work on.
I've been thinking of making a pixel art program for a while now. To this end though, I have a couple questions that I wanted to ask you guys, the spriting gurus:

What program(s) do you normally use for your spriting?
What features do you use?
What features can you not live without?
What additional functionality would you like/what would you change about your program of preference?
What operating system do you use?

Thanks for your time.
Maybe it'll pay off for you in the end.  ;)

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