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Re: Pixels And Art Glossary

Reply #80 on: March 15, 2016, 11:43:25 am
Reminds me of thumbnailing, which is sort of proto-composition, proto-construction and proto-gesture all rolled together. Which makes me think of the fact that gesture typically refers to the posture of an animate creature, but can usefully be applied to any organic object (and arguably many non-organic ones, or even the picture as a whole.).. and wonder if you are going to point out in the gesture entry that gesture is not restricted to animate things.
Yeah, Gesture really works for anything organic or not. I think the specific term Gesture however came from figure drawing, living creatures and animation so it should refer to that even if it is related to the "other" use. Not sure what the other use is called though: Maybe Rhythm & Flow = Gesture for everything which is not a living being?

I thought Thumbnailing is the same as sketching/doodling but on a very small scale to figure out composition/partitioning/placement/etc. quickly and to make lots of iterations fast without having to worry about the details that go into creating a polished artwork from it.

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Re: Pixels And Art Glossary

Reply #81 on: March 15, 2016, 01:33:07 pm
I thought Thumbnailing is the same as sketching/doodling but on a very small scale to figure out composition/partitioning/placement/etc.
I guess so. My experience of thumbnailing is that you can put anything that reads and conveys a quick useful impression (in a 1"..2" picture size) in them. Gesture of the focal figure(s) might be included - IME it's usually central.
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Re: Pixels And Art Glossary

Reply #82 on: March 18, 2016, 06:59:17 pm
Value & Key

see also Brightness, Lightness & Value

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Reply #83 on: January 01, 2018, 06:06:31 pm
As someone who has just gotten into pixel art and doesn’t really know much of the terminology yet, this has been extremely helpful. Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Pixels And Art Glossary

Reply #84 on: August 12, 2018, 06:18:12 pm
I just wanted to say thanks for this amazing thread. Such a valuable resource.

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Re: Pixels And Art Glossary

Reply #85 on: November 09, 2018, 01:09:39 pm
Thank you both, Student of the Pixel and Helm. Just dropping in to report that I have starting porting this glossary to a proper wiki at http://paag.dennisbusch.de which will make maintenance and expansion much easier.

So the glossary in the first post of this thread will not be updated anymore. I will still watch this thread for suggestions on terms that should be included in the glossary.