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Pixel Art / Help with my 8bit style game
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:58:35 pm »
EDIT: I'll be sharing more than just mock-ups from now on.
Hey guys. I've been trying to improve my pixel art skills and I'm learning how to program in C# recently, so I decided to make a mock-up. However, I feel that this mock-up needs a lot of work... If you can give me any advice, it would be much appreciated!

I'm trying to go for an evil, unsettling, yet tranquil feel with this mock-up. I realise that I'm not keeping within the NES restrictions well, but that's okay. I'm giving myself a little bit more freedom with this project.

Thanks in advance!

Pixel Art / [WIP] n00b - Pixelling environments. (screenshot of my game)
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:30:28 am »
I'm working on my own game right now and the project is still very much in its infancy. I've dabbled in pixel art a number of years ago (back in high school) and I'm not TERRIBLE (I think), but I do need to improve a loooooooooot more!

I would very much like help from you guys. Your critique would very much be appreciated.

What I'm aiming for:
I want to create a game with art that exudes an interesting and unique atmosphere. One where things look organic, natural and nearly alive. I want to use as little colours for each individual object as possible, while adding enough depth and (eventually) animating them.

My inspirations:
"Even the Ocean" from the guys behind "Anodyne" and "Hyper Light Drifter" are games (both still in development) that are inspiring me right now. That being said, I don't want to copy these games at all. If something looks to similar to either game (or any other game), please let me know.

I will take your critique to heart and post updated artwork here for your perusal (and additional critique). I probably don't need to say this, but feel free to edit the artwork to better prove your point, though of course, you don't have to if you don't want to.

I'm still a n00b, so if I'm making very obvious mistakes, please let me know. Thanks!

Here's a screenshot:

I want to keep the sky a different colour from the usual blue that we see in games all the time. If you have suggestions for better colours, please let me know.

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