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Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

on: January 03, 2007, 04:53:26 am
The title says it all... Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art pieces submitted in 2006.

Enjoy and congrats to all the magnificent artists!

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 05:19:13 am
Hellz yeah, I'm on there twice! In my opinion, I would have left Big Brothers orcs in #1, Buloght in #2, and a 3-way tie for Helm's Spartan, Cure's Vikings, and Miascugh's tribal monkey blergj stonerjerb...whatever, they just should be higher up...At the current level of competition, I'm pretty sure I'll fade into obscurity with time...but with a smile on my face...
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 05:22:03 am
Order makes no sense whatsoever. I see lots of stuff on pages teen-to-twenty-something that blows away all the page one stuff combined. Meh.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 07:42:09 am
Order makes no sense whatsoever. I see lots of stuff on pages teen-to-twenty-something that blows away all the page one stuff combined. Meh.

Different strokes for different folks I suppose... I think page #1 is pretty damn stacked as The B.O.O.B. (ooh burn) mentioned above... big brother, buloght, Helm, miascugh/Peppermint Pig and all the other fine pixel artists that were so callously left out like Tremulant (who had tons of top picks this year), Fool, jalonso, Ahruon, Orkimides, Adarias, Monsoon2D (love the palette), happip and my new favorite pixeller Snake (that new Katamari secret santa pic is delicious).  And that's just the artist lineup on page #1.  So much fun wading through this stuff.

Oh, and let's not forget Ze BOBber's contributions... he took it to the hoop in 2006.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 11:16:33 pm
I do think the voting system is flawed, in the same way pop influences music, people tend to vote because it looks cute, or because someone else voted (just following the general opinion). There are much better pieces that should be in the top 10. Its wonderful seeing the best of 2006 tho. congrats all, and BOB you should be up in the top 5.
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 12:24:26 am
I haven't been around this forum for very long so I haven't been able to see a lot of that art.  I have to say, Helm's spartan is stunning,  the colors are amazing.  Gets me pumped to see that movie adaption of 300.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 02:00:11 am
I actually think the system is set up just fine. The way the pieces are generated by rank, is by becoming a member and rating just how well the piece looks to YOU. Again, there are a lot of lurkers, so they rank accordingly to what they like, and may differ in artistic tastes.(mostly people that enjoy fan art) That's NOT saying their tastes are worse than people who do submit things. Also, you have to consider that just because their are a ton of favorites on a piece, that it will automatically receive top honors. Again, the ratings factor definitely comes into play.
   Not to mention, the reason why some are higher in the ranking than others, is the time they've been in the gallery. Of course the quicker or earlier you submit something in the year, the more ratings/favorites it will most likely accumulate on average, rather than submitting a stunning piece later in the year. You could say there is a flaw, but most is associated by taste, not by system...in my opinion, of course.

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@pkmays: could you be more specific? Not to be nosey, but which pieces did you think deserved higher ranking?(not to call out names or anything)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2007, 04:52:21 am by The B.O.B. »
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 04:42:08 am
   Not to mention, the reason why some are higher in the ranking than others, is the time they've been in the gallery. Of course the quicker or earlier you submit something in the year, the more ratings/favorites it will most likely accumulate on average, rather than submitting a stunning piece later in the year. You could say there is a flaw, but most is associated by taste, not by system...in my opinion, of course.

This is indeed an issue for yearly awards, but I didn't want to wait six months to post an item.  That's why we wait until the 15th of the month to post top monthly honors so everyone gets at least 15 days.  Maybe when May rolls around I'll post the link again so all the 2006 pieces get a fair shake.

I agree with what The B.O.B. says:  Ratings are not perfect by any means and everyone certainly has their own reasons for plunking down points. Honestly though, what's the alternative? 

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 06:25:32 am
I'm just a bitter artist, and seeing lots of high ranking tiny chibi anime sprites only makes it worse. I've even got a piece of trash anime piece on there I made well over 2 years ago. As I said, meh.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #9 on: January 04, 2007, 06:39:23 am
There are four or five in the top 25 that I don't think deserve to be there, but for the most part I think it's a solid list. I would've put some of Ahruon's animations in the top spots, as well, if only because small, well-animated sprites are what interest me the most right now. I feel like making more with less is a huge part of pixel art - and whether that means vibrant animation in a tiny sprite, or an extremely limited palette (Helm's spartan is incredible), that's what would get my vote.
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 01:15:31 pm
way too much crap, look at http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/11031.htm for example.
it should really just be the top 10, maybe 20 pieces of the year not over 40 pages :-\
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #11 on: January 04, 2007, 05:43:35 pm
It is really odd to me that the Spartan got so many votes and love (thank yous to you people who just said you liked it too, by the way) because usually Pixel Joint is very populist. That being said, I do believe Big Brother's piece is one of the best pixel art pieces posted there in 2006, regardless of the fact that it's black women with big asses as orks. Miascugh is one of the best pixellers I've ever seen and somehow I'm sure he'll outdo the pep collaboration in the future, but glad to see him there as well.

My ordering might have been different, but it's still a good lineup. I'd naturally add more c64 stuff, but there we go with explaining why the rule to people who like chibi anime and whatnot... definately Lackey's Fuck the Temple, They Plot by Ptoing, Miascugh's Vagina with Teeth. I guess that stuff went unnoticed for the most part. But why the hell the Spartan? I don't get it. Oh well.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007, 12:49:38 am
I never understood why about buloght's piece, it never really worked for me. too murky brown for my tastes I guess. There are a few others I would dispute over. I really like toby's piece. could have come better than 18th page. I don't know.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #13 on: January 05, 2007, 03:18:26 am
Why doesn't Pixelation do its own top 10 or w/e?
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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #14 on: January 05, 2007, 07:00:01 am
There's no question that popularity is a big part of ratings. As much as it'd be nice to have detachment and rate on artistic merit people will always bring their emotions into it. 

The 300 movie adaptation of the frank miller comic will be as awful as the comic. With my power of greekness I dissassociate him and his terpid fascist fever dreams from anything that has to do with actual Persian War history.

I haven't read the comic, but damn does that movie trailer look beautiful. From what I can tell it doesn't look like much of an historical reenactment... just a fantasy loosely based on an event -- like King Ralph.

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Re: Top Rated Pixel Art of 2006

Reply #15 on: January 05, 2007, 09:20:10 am
I'd say for any type of best of this year thing, do something completely different from the normal ratings.
The 1st of December, have little buttons on every picture. Let people nominate pictures for the 'best of' voting. Then, after the first 2 weeks of December, take the top 50, or 100, nominated(by nominations, which should remain hidden from others as to stop people from following suit) and put them into a seperate catagory for This Years Nominated Pieces. Then have everyone vote for them there, while keeping their ratings hidden. At the end of the year stop the voting and look at the results.