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Offline gondracorn

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So, I have lost my art, and I need new ones.

on: November 27, 2014, 06:16:36 pm
I was working on pixel art for a sidescrolling RPG fighting game. I was doing it on MMF2. Unfortionately, my hard drive gave me a fatal hard disk error, and now I lost all my pixels, 5 years worth. It would've been another 10 years until they all got completed, but now it will take double the time, and so far, my pixels are turning out worse than the originals. Tutorials have failed to help, since I already used them in the making of the first sprites. I was hoping that an advanced or expert graphics designer would make a sacrifice, step up, and help a person in need.

This could be a community collaboration project. The best benefit of completing this game is that it's going to be distributed to public FREE OF CHARGE.

It's a 3-in-one game that is a Sidescrolling Platformer game for ages 3-7, 7-10, and 10-17. There are 3 versions in one game: A collecting game, a hero against the villain game, and a villain against the hero game.

I live only for this game and nothing else. I have no family, or friends (I seem to have trouble keeping friends)

This game only really requires the characters. All the rest of the graphics can be found free on the internet I believe.

I wish I had a backup, but I didn't want anyone to accidentally discover my graphics and use them for his own project if I uploaded them, and I don't trust thumb drives or external hard drives since they seem to always go bad in a matter of weeks for me.

This is a creature-based game with a unique creature found only in this game.

All who wish to participate, please respond in this thread and I will send you images of the characters. Or perhaps, I will post the images when I get some participaters.

More details to be revealed below

Sorry if I posted in the wrong section. This is my first post and I am not sure where free collaboration requests go

P.S. All who participate will have their name in the credits of the game.
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Re: So, I have lost my art, and I need new ones.

Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 08:34:15 pm
Dear gondracorn.

Do not take anything said past this line offensively. Your post seemed pretty mysterious so I'll take some time to help you out.
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The thread you've opened today is one of those pretty weird threads that usually get no replies. You can't expect people to do something for you without giving them back a guaranteed succes, but one thing is sure. Noone in this world can 100% guarantee one thing. Now from here on, I'll connect the topic directly with your personality or your ''tricks''.

I clearly cannot count all the lies told in here, but I simply don't care. Once again, I'm only here to help you. You're praying on people's emotion right now. I've checked you out on DeviantArt. I do not know what are you trying to achieve but not much things make sense to me.

''Let's go in depth''
I've seen various posts about how you're going to commit a suicide because of art (and it seemed super literally), but I'll skip this as we are mostly here to help you out with the pixelart. First off to back myself up so I won't look like a guy that is just rude. You've created your profile account today, posted a thread how 5 years of work is gone, for that creature game but at the same time you've stated this in your signature: Free To Play for all young ages! Creature Feature! Coming Soon!

I do not have to be a psychologist to understand how innacurate this is. DeviantArt talks about how you only got few papers you draw on and here you're speaking of your hard drive fatal disk error. You're asking for sprites, you're saying you're making them but they're bad, but I can't see any examples and I don't understand why would someone else have to sacrifice their time, while you'd do nothing. I feel really sorry for you if you're really living on the streets, but however I'd rather just assume your in a depression. Depression caused by?

Now.. all I was able to obtain from the supreme internet is that you tried to make some sprites, but they haven't turned out great. People said that to you and you got super upset. Not everyone is talented for art, but I would not consider a decent pixel art to be something that you'd need to have a talent for. I'm super unskilled when it comes to pixelart but I've still managed to draw some of it and I still am doing it. I haven't gave up. But it won't just happen. Show the love you're stating all the time and give it some practice. Instead of this thread, have a thread where you'll post your samples and get some critique on. To make sure you will get this revision I will reply to every of your pixel art work at least in the first month of your work.

So right now, stop crying cause there's still tons of life towards you. Show some discipline, work hard, share your work, improve. If you were planning the release of this game in the next 10 years, you've got plenty of time to work this out.



I'm glad that I could help, good luck
M

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Re: So, I have lost my art, and I need new ones.

Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 08:50:11 pm
"Reservations" deleted. You can edit your first post if you want to add anything.
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Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 05:09:58 pm
However, maki... I do not lie... it's not in my nature.

Second, why do you even care to look me up? Is the nature of a person based on his background history? If that is so, you would've found out that I am autistic asperger, and I do things at a round about way rather than most people would do. Why? Because I'm still LEARNING.

It is a very slow process for me to learn. Much slower than the average human. I am very sensitive, too, so I can't really take rumors or bad talk about me very well

Third, I don't know where your trying to get at, but for most people... or the average person, practice doesn't always make success. I've been doing this for 5 years in private due to not wanting my precious creature idea stolen and used by disney, or whatnot. That's why I haven't posted ANYTHING online yet, other than a few references. I will continue to NOT post anything online that pertains to my precious creatures in fear that the work gets stolen, misused, and abused. Those creatures are all I have left now, and I will cling onto them for dear life. If someone steals them and makes them something different, I will not have anything to live for anymore. I will be in infinite depression, and will 99% most likely commit suicide.

They are like my family. I know it sounds strange, but it's what my family left behind after they all died. They admired my idea and supported me the best they can with it... if still minutely. Now that they are all gone, it's all I have as a rememberal of them.

I hope you now understand why this game and these creatures are so important to me.

Now, finally, I did post one graphics on deviantart known as a feathered wing. I am having troubles getting it straight-on, flap, bend, fold, and that such because I don't really know the mechanism of those things and how they appear. Searching for images online doesn't really help because I don't know how to size it down to a tiny scale such as that.

I'm basically stuck. If I cannot see it for myself - the exact final product - I cannot learn. I have always been that way, and basically, I'm an old dog... and you cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
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Re: So, I have lost my art, and I need new ones.

Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 10:53:06 pm
Gondracorn I bothered cause your post seem a bit unrealistic and unusual most likely. Normally Unpaid works would just pass through without any replies, but you seemed like you're super depressed after I've read some things about you. If you're autistic, I'm sure you must be pretty talented for at least one thing and honestly I'd say that if you really love art so much it could be that but you might just have a weird approach to learning. That way can simply be compared to learning how to drive a car without driving it. You've done some art but you've never shared it. People aren't as insane or evil as you'd think they are. There's none from this site I'd know that would be posting to bully you. Don't be ashamed, post your art no matter how bad it is!

Always try to do as best as you can with every sample, take as much time as you need. Your project has no time limit if it's only important to you. Make this creatures as magnificent as possible so they will always stay your life companions.

If you're not lying at all I feel sorry for your loss and I apologize for the way of how I've judged you, however if I were you, if all that it was there left for me were magical creatures, I'd make my family proud by drawing them. And I would do all that I could to improve them. Pixel art is not something you'd need to learn, just feel it. Keep redrawing it until it reaches the point that you'll love your art, but be sure to keep posting what you've got so far so proffesionals will guide you on your path of improving.

Also, the little issue already stated I can comment on, you've mentioned something with the tiny scale. You do not have to do it that small. Nevertheless, if you will do it small keep the shapes simple so they are easy to recognize. Pixel art has some limits compared to pencil drawings, but it also has benefits.



Sorry that I've added some beard.

Good luck,
M
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Re: So, I have lost my art, and I need new ones.

Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 09:31:44 am
Many years ago I had my car broken into and a portable hard drive stolen.
Sadly I had recently installed to a new computer and that hard drive had literally EVERY piece of pixel art I had ever done from my school days when Sonic the Hedgehog was my latest inspiration (yes I'm old  :lol:).
I was crushed at the time but this has now motivated me to store important files redundantly.
Locally, all my working files (.PSD) are in Dropbox which gets synced regularly.
I feel Dropbox is a potential danger in itself so I back up the entire Dropbox folder to a zip file at least every month or so, or every few days if I'm working on a project.
And I output many flattened files and animated gifs onto imgur.

Anyway do NOT let your bad experience ruin you.
Think of it as an opportunity because look, you're HERE now and what better place to grow as a pixel artist??
My suggestion is to start by getting involved in the Pixel Art threads, read many of them and contribute by giving advice and doing edits for everyone you think you can help.
Keep it up and go back and compare how much you've grown each month :y: