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General Discussion / Re: Slate Tablets & Pixel Art
« on: January 09, 2011, 09:05:00 pm »
I have an old Nokia n800, it doesn't have any decent pixel-level editors, but it has a few that make it great for doodling on the go, Maemopad+, and MyPaint are both good for that. Maemopad+ just has a doodle/sketch application with no real features, but MyPaint is a lot more of a painting application, it takes some work, but you can set up a pixel brush to use in it. Its got a fairly small screen compared to 10 inches, but it can fit in your pocket nicely :)

Its an older device, so you can probably find it affordable on e-bay and the like, runs Linux (which is a big plus for me, but not everyone). I wouldn't recommend it for serious pixel work, and i've found nothing but other uses for it since getting it, but its very fitting for getting some ideas down before you lose them while you're out.

Other uses: skypephone, irc/aim/msn/email, games/emulators, network storage, reminders, makes a good mp3 player with headphones too, though its got built-in speakers. You can probably find it for sub-$100 on e-bay, I'm pretty sure that's where mine was gotten.

Pixel Art / Re: Old-world map
« on: December 26, 2010, 10:33:01 pm »
I can't directly help any at the moment, I've never tried something like this, but pixeljoint had a challenge in the past few weeks, that I think could help you a lot

This one imparticular, by elk, wasnt finished, but I think could be of great use due to the rough nature:

General Discussion / Re: Animation Tips and Tricks?
« on: December 25, 2010, 04:35:01 am »
I tend to use a variety of methods when I'm animating things. Usually, I'll sketch the animation out, and adjust the timing then, then go back and touch up each frame so it looks good enough. Sometimes, I'll use cheap tricks, like turning a part into a brush and rotating it with each frame, then going back and cleaning it up. Other times I'll just move sections. Even cheap tricks don't always look bad when you clean them up, I'd almost never recommend not touching them up though.

In summary, don't be afraid to take shortcuts, but its always a good idea to come back the next day and see what can be improved, also, never be afraid to start over.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2010
« on: December 25, 2010, 04:29:48 am »
I didn't make the signups, but I wanted to say "Great Job!" to everyone who did, and finished. Everyone who didn't gets an "ehh". Its nice to see so much giving.

General Discussion / Re: Pro-Tip #1: Want a job? Make friends.
« on: December 23, 2010, 03:58:34 am »
I'm far from being a very successful artist here, I don't get nearly the amount of work I'd like, but I can definitely say that good manners and some jokes go a long way with some people. Also, getting a good job done ahead of schedule will probably earn you bonus points as well.

Oh, and hi dan~  :-*

General Discussion / Re: Best Pixeling Software
« on: December 23, 2010, 03:56:22 am »
Pro Motion is the best piece of software I've ever bought. It took me a bit of getting used to at first, but it just makes my workflow go so much faster. Much to my delight, I started some game design recently, and with the tilemap features, I didn't even need to create a level editor, I can do it all in one place.

Now if only it had a native Linux port  :crazy:

Challenges & Activities / Re: Tzigla Rocks!!!
« on: December 05, 2010, 06:22:54 am »
After seeing some of that abandonment I feel no remorse for hogging up a second tile, maybe a third down the line too

Challenges & Activities / Re: Tzigla Rocks!!!
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:29:46 pm »
Are there any restrictions on doing multiple tiles? I wouldn't mind doing a few more.

Although its pretty small and I'd hate to tear the opportunity away from other pixelers.

General Discussion / Re: Post your (real) desktop!
« on: December 01, 2010, 03:57:22 pm »
Took this a few days to chime in:

I've been meaning to get myself a good mouse for some time now :(

Challenges & Activities / Re: Tzigla Rocks!!!
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:45:39 pm »
I've been quietly following this in IRC (which more of you should come to), I'd be glad to help this out.

Edit: Finished up, I haven't used those colors in a long time, it was very fulfilling :)

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