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Re: Then and now

Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 04:13:21 am

Erm, not sure if this counts

More recent ones:



Still got a ways to go.  ;)

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Re: Then and now

Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 07:50:30 am
Phase 1#
When I was 11 or 12 I decided I wanted to be able to draw, like my dad. He went to an art academy and he's awesome at that stuff. Besides, school was boring.
So I was browsing the internet for tutorials one day, and I ran into this website (this must be the first time in 4 years I have visited it...): http://www.kao-ani.com/
It's really only coincidentally by a Dutch girl. I should probably send her an e-mail some day telling her I am a professional pixel artist now...
Anyway, this is what I did: http://www.kao-ani.com/tutorials/kao-ani/ I was absolutely determined not to trace the tutorial and spent hours trying to get the squishy shape and the shadow right.
I also have to thank this website for starting to use Paint Shop Pro 7, which I still do.

Phase 2#
I don't even have art saved any more from so long back, but I do have my first ever piece from phase #2. Oh this is embarrassing. I made dolls for about 4 years.

This is the last image I have saved from that time. Of course this is also not my best work, but I am trying to stick to the harsh truth of my timeline.
Honestly they quite appreciated my art in the doll community by then. I sold these things for forum currency and such.


Phase #3
Thankfully. I finally found Pixelation and Pixeljoint and I started to try some tiles. I always liked those, right from the start. Then at one point people just started to offer me jobs!
I soon figured out how unreliable working online could be however, so I took matter into my own hand. I think I was 16 then. This is a screenshot of my first properly paying job:

And look, there it is! http://www.tacticstudios.com/empire/

I would love to make a chronology of the last 4 years because I have done lots of different things which I am quite proud of. However, that would take up too much space and I doubt anyone else cares much.
So I am 20 now, and here is my latest work. My latest isometric work that is, for comparison.

http://tribalhero.com/ (awesome employer by the way - credit to him)

Phase #4: a job at Nintendo? Who knows.

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Re: Then and now

Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 02:56:44 am
I haven't toyed around with pixel art much lately, so none of this is really up to par with my current abilities, but the difference is still night and day:

Jan 2006:


March 2006:


2007:


2009: