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Re: A question to the pixel art veterans!

Reply #10 on: August 16, 2018, 07:56:17 pm
Lol, and back on topic --

Street, I definitely agree with everything said here so far about finances, etc.

As Kiana mentioned, professional pixel art is generally just one of many mediums of "art" many of the "veteran" pixel artists dabble in.

However, at the same time, I think it's important to mention that pixel art can also be a springboard into other forms of art that take you farther than the pixel medium can do alone. It was what got me more heavily into animation, digital painting and also into 3D modeling and design. I still use many of the concepts I learned in pixel art and animation when working in other mediums. It is a very robust and highly worthwhile skill to have when you take the time to get into the weeds of it and learn "the way of the pixel" -- Doing this will teach you how to "see" the process of making art in a way no other medium can offer, and in a way that will help you in some way with nearly any visual medium you'll ever pursue.

I hope this also helps you in some way and gives you some further insight on why pixel art is still meaningful to learn, even if it isn't very financially beneficial to you specifically.

Thank you very much for the response! I do see pixel art as something that really sprung me up into art. Throughout my entire life I believed that I'm really bad at art with no talent whatsoever and I thought that art was the coolest thing I could never do, but pixel art showed me otherwise and that it takes practice like everything.
I do want to get accepted to a college here where I live where they teach 3d modeling and animation and for that I want to get really good at pixel art, get a nice portfolio and hopefully get accepted with it (they search people with talent for arts and animation, so they ask for a portfolio with any form of art).
Maybe a bit of a cliche', but pixel art has kindled a very LARGE bonfire of passion in my heart for art and animation.

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Re: A question to the pixel art veterans!

Reply #11 on: August 16, 2018, 07:59:39 pm
Either way pixel art has opened up my mind and I know that art and animation is something I really want to do for a living(turning 21 this december, hoping it's not too late for me).

I don't have experience as a professional artist so I can't add much there, but here's my general two cents: I think it's almost never "too late" to do what you want - lots of people make complete career changes much later in their life.  As an artist even if you're not making a living with your craft, you can still be learning and improving, making the transition easier, not harder, over time.  So, make sure you pace yourself.  Life is a marathon - don't burn yourself out thinking that you're running out of time.

I think I exaggerated a bit by saying I hope it's not too late. I'm sure it's not, but thank you for clarifying that to me and I'll keep practicing like crazy!

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Re: A question to the pixel art veterans!

Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 11:44:40 pm
Thanks, MysteryMeat, you just made me barf in my mouth after that one.

Haha, yeah, I forgot about the anime one too. Didn't catch a whole lot of it but I heard it was pretty good.

But god, CN needs to re-assess their talent pools a bit.
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http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=19838.0 also go suggest on my quest, cmon
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