AuthorTopic: Pixelation has been DUGG!  (Read 29624 times)

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #10 on: October 18, 2006, 01:39:22 pm
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Since when do artists care about how quickly they can finish their art?

The time you spend reaching for the paintbrush like Pawige says, could be spent on working on the piece. The less the mouse pointer leaves the art view, the better you're using your time.

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needless and self-inflicted restraint

I'm all for restraints, but there's artistically charging restraints (like working around 2 colors for 8x8 in c64 hires mode) and there's artistically retardant restraints (like for example, pixel only with your pinky on the mouse). MSpaint comes closer to the second variety than the first. Almost everyone that comes to the defense of MSpaint should better try Pro Motion (the demo for example) for a couple of weeks before passing judgement. I can pass judgement because I used MSpaint for years, years ago. If I hadn't any MSpaint experience, my opinion wouldn't count for much.

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #11 on: October 18, 2006, 03:06:47 pm
I'm all for debating the fine points of various graphics applications, but can we at least appreciate that we're getting some nice publicity here? If people digg that article, it may very well end up on the front page... *nudge*

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #12 on: October 18, 2006, 03:10:00 pm
if this how this thing works?

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #13 on: October 18, 2006, 08:02:39 pm
The time you spend reaching for the paintbrush like Pawige says, could be spent on working on the piece. The less the mouse pointer leaves the art view, the better you're using your time.

I'm all for restraints, but there's artistically charging restraints (like working around 2 colors for 8x8 in c64 hires mode) and there's artistically retardant restraints (like for example, pixel only with your pinky on the mouse). MSpaint comes closer to the second variety than the first. Almost everyone that comes to the defense of MSpaint should better try Pro Motion (the demo for example) for a couple of weeks before passing judgement. I can pass judgement because I used MSpaint for years, years ago. If I hadn't any MSpaint experience, my opinion wouldn't count for much.

yeah, i was talking more the physical restraits, like having to change tools or click on the palette every time you wanted a new color, which is not extreme as matthew barney (google him if you dont know the kind of trash he does), but MS paint is still a hinderance.  I like restrictions like oldschool specs or even things like only use pencil or only red, black, white, and ochre, or only sepia ink.  Of course, mixed-media is fun as well :P

i cant officially digg it because im too lazy to get an account
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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #14 on: October 18, 2006, 10:45:17 pm
Paint for Windows Vista doesn't look too bad at all..

http://www.getpaint.net/screenshots.html


Err, that has nothing to do with Microsoft or Vista, that's a tool developed by independent people, no?

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #15 on: October 18, 2006, 11:07:03 pm
I use MS paint. im too lazy and poor to get anything else

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #16 on: October 19, 2006, 12:14:56 am
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i cant officially digg it because im too lazy to get an account

Apparently not too lazy to spiel on about graphics and tools.  :durr:

.. Sign-up is very simple. I'm not saying you have to, I'm just asking what have you done for your Pixelation lately?   ;)

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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #17 on: October 19, 2006, 06:06:04 am
But there is one thing mspaint can offer that no other graphics program can.

Its charm


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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #18 on: October 19, 2006, 08:40:26 pm
Apparently not too lazy to spiel on about graphics and tools.  :durr:

.. Sign-up is very simple. I'm not saying you have to, I'm just asking what have you done for your Pixelation lately?   ;)

its a matter of interest really, this whole digg thing seems dumb to me.  sorry for getting OT though
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Re: Pixelation has been DUGG!

Reply #19 on: October 19, 2006, 08:41:20 pm
It's more on-topic than most of the posts in here :P