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Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] RPG Girl
« on: March 04, 2008, 01:24:55 am »
I like the proportions you had originally, as it maintains the feel that you intended as well as the style.

Try and vary the finger length, I know it's hard to pixel fingers, but it could work wonders for making them look less like spatulas.

I'm not sure why you decided to add a dither gradient to the skirt, shouldn't the highlight follow the form of her legs?

As Victor's stick legs point out, the kneecaps should be further out than the rest, making them resemble the shading on her breasts, rather than as a flat gradient.

It looks great so far, and with some tweaking it will look even better.  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Introductions
« on: March 04, 2008, 01:07:24 am »
I did a search for pixel art, and after sifting through the sites I already knew, I found this one.

I've been spriting since I was 12, mainly doing stuff for RPG projects. No... Only RPG sprites, until recently.

In the past year I've really been studying art extensively, and I love to pixel. I kind of fell out of the groove of spriting about half a year ago because I lost interest, as learning anatomy and studying composition, color theory, and all that good stuff seemed more important.

After a friend messaged me about doing the pixel art in his game, along with a growing urge to get back into game development, I started to sprite again.

I'm aiming for doing something art related when I'm older, and I'm very serious about improving myself all around. I'm trying to save up $4000 in 16 months to afford a pre-college program at RISD, but I'm too young to get a job so I'm trying to improve enough to be able to do some serious paid work within that time frame.

I'm 15, a freshman in high school, currently residing in Pennsylvania.

I see a lot of familiar faces here, a lot of the people I idolized because of the quality of their work.

Hi!

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General Discussion / Re: Another Pixel-Art hosting site?
« on: March 04, 2008, 12:03:50 am »
I have yet to see a site dedicated solely to hosting Pixel Art. This could be a big hit if it's done right, as I'm fed up with photobucket, it doesn't load half of the time.

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Some features that would be nice:
  • Easily remembered Album addresses. For instance, www.images.ibito.net/user. Many sites have hard to remember addresses due to multiple servers and so on.
  • Organization. The ability to organize your work into various folders is a plus. Perhaps you would be allowed to set an icon for each folder, making it more recognizable and efficient on the user-end?
  • Small filesize limitation. This isn't so much a user feature as it is helping you to not run out of hosting. It could possibly help a newbie realize he shouldn't have saved a file in a specific format, because another is smaller.
  • High dimensional limit. This would help people storing things such as tilesets, which often are extremely tall but not very wide, on your site. Note that the low filesize prohibits users from hosting their crazy-shiny-anime wallpaper.
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I wouldn't mind ads, personally, as I feel that they are necessary to make it worthwhile for you, and to also purchase things such as more server space.

I'm looking foreward to seeing where this goes, I'll definitely tell all of my spriting friends about the site if you get it off the ground.

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