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on: November 09, 2005, 01:02:54 pm
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Re: Hey!

Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 01:08:06 pm
your art is so damn amazing. its really good to see your stuff again.
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Re: Hey!

Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 01:33:53 pm
Nice to be back, I missed you guys  :)

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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 01:50:47 pm
hey I remember you. not that nick though... I even had some of your stuff on my pc...

gunstar something? GunStar Red?

ah forget it. any ways, your stuff is too stylish for me to forget!!!

take care, nice to see you back!


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Re: Hey!

Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 01:52:41 pm
Whee, gunstar is back. Nice stuff.

Where have you been? Not seen you online in AGES. I am in England now btw. We should organise a meet sometime with other UK resident pixelers :)
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Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 02:17:51 pm
Whee, gunstar is back. Nice stuff.

Where have you been? Not seen you online in AGES. I am in England now btw. We should organise a meet sometime with other UK resident pixelers :)

Cool, where abouts are you living?

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Re: Hey!

Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 02:25:58 pm
welcome back gunstar.

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Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005, 02:33:23 pm
welcome back gunstar.

I knew I should of stuck to the old Usernam :P

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Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 03:45:16 pm
cool, welcome back!
How's it going?

Kiki looks interesting, I've always liked those types of games.

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Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 04:06:46 pm
Hehe, I know ganster red .
awesome art you post here . very cute and Colorfull
Btw I like your website very much  ;)

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Re: Hey!

Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 04:38:45 pm
I know your art is way past the crit stage yet one thing is really bothering me about your massive and beautiful ISO piece… the scale.  The people are too large and the vehicles are too small.  Those people would never be able to fit inside those cars.  Another example of scale issues that F1 care wouldn’t fit into that truck.  I mean I love it but the small things eat away at me.
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Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 05:07:08 pm
I know your art is way past the crit stage yet one thing is really bothering me about your massive and beautiful ISO piece… the scale.  The people are too large and the vehicles are too small.  Those people would never be able to fit inside those cars.  Another example of scale issues that F1 care wouldn’t fit into that truck.  I mean I love it but the small things eat away at me.

I do agree with the scale thing, it's doesnt bother me to much tho, afterall there are penguins with hammers in the pic. The thing with these big iso pieces I'd never do one for my own pleasure they are all comissions and I am normally working to some totally unreasonable deadline.

For example this job is from a 14 page Honda magazine, thats 14 pages of big pixel artwork, I think I had about 2 weeks to do it it, funnily enough 99% thru the job Honda decided to scrap the idea and re-design their whole magazine, they still paid me tho.

It doesnt help that I hate drawing cars, and trying to do the nice curvy new civic in pixel was a total nightmare, I think it took me all day to get it right, the ones in this pic are scaled down from the one that took me all day.

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Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 07:11:08 pm
You still have your touch. :)

Welcome back.
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Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 07:19:00 pm
Nice stuff (I've seen sexier from you though Gunstar, sorry, tinygiant :P). I don't like plastic iso (eboy, habbo), so I'm not too fond of the iso piece, though I can see the skills in there, good job. Great to have you back, we were talking about you on IRC yesterday or monday...


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Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 09:09:42 pm
Very nice. I'm also a fan of your style, I love the little trolls you have on your website.

The iso piece came out really well. I can't tell you how nice it is to see some iso that not only has no black outlines, but also has good colour choices.

One thing that's bugging me about the panda(Is that what the 2nd one is?) is the arms. They look like they're coming from the head, rather than the body. The flipped arm on our left could also use the shadows and midtones switched.

Other than that, I love this stuff.

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Reply #15 on: November 09, 2005, 10:06:16 pm
Welcome back, Gunstar. Back with style, as always.

Even more motivation for me to try to get not rusty again...

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Re: Hey!

Reply #16 on: November 09, 2005, 10:15:34 pm
when I saw that avatar in another topic I knew it could only be you

awesome, now gunstar is back too! just hope you dont leave again in a week like BluMunkee Tsu and Zogs  :'(
« Last Edit: November 09, 2005, 11:57:55 pm by Camus »

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Reply #17 on: November 10, 2005, 06:34:37 am
omfg.... that huge picture.. is INSANE!!! holy shit!!!

Do you have a photobucket? im dying to see more of your work man.
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Reply #18 on: November 10, 2005, 09:11:09 am
omfg.... that huge picture.. is INSANE!!! holy shit!!!

Do you have a photobucket? im dying to see more of your work man.

Check my website loads of stuff on there.

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Reply #19 on: November 10, 2005, 09:38:38 am
I love your work Gunstar, theres nothing i can add.

Praise.

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Reply #20 on: November 10, 2005, 10:40:05 am
 :o

This stuff is really good! I especially like the big iso pic. If only I had your skills :P
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Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 03:00:35 pm
i´ve always loved your art  ;D
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Reply #22 on: November 10, 2005, 06:41:41 pm
oh how ive missed you.
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Reply #23 on: November 10, 2005, 07:41:17 pm
Nice to see you back, Gunstar (deffo should have kept the old 'nick). Whatchoo been up to aside from drawing them lovelies?
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Reply #24 on: November 11, 2005, 09:12:41 am
Nice to see you back, Gunstar (deffo should have kept the old 'nick). Whatchoo been up to aside from drawing them lovelies?


Good question Graham, probably playing Warcraft :P Put my slackness down to that anyway.

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Re: Hey!

Reply #25 on: November 11, 2005, 09:31:38 am
Its Gunstar  ;D

Great that you are back
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Reply #26 on: November 12, 2005, 02:16:29 am
omg, that dream scene is amazing. How long did it take you?

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Reply #27 on: November 12, 2005, 02:39:31 am
heh, glad to see ya back.
you were one of the reasons / inspirations for me to follow the cartoony path.

nice stuff you gots goin on.
i like the smooth animation of the first, and the grass at the edge. im not fond of the dirt though. the rocks also look like they are floating -> no shadow.

the second one, im not overly fond of. The ears have too strong of a glare/ highlight making them look plastic. Cant say im fond of the perfect circle head. Im fine with a circle being a base shape, but not in a full 360, add in a few curves or flow into body or ears better. The shadow you put on his face, is only shading the sphere part, and not taking into account eye indents, chin, or cheek. thats probably the biggest thing that bothers me about it.. his arms look really awkward. if you were to have them in that shape, the hands should be pointed more down because at the angle you have them, looks like hes forcing them up rather than being relaxed

the kiki picutre is nice. good jobs on that :)

there are several things that i see in the big iso that could be worked on. but since you mentioned tht you only had very limited time, and then it wasnt used after all i wont go into to it.

nice to have you back.
everythings looking good.

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Reply #28 on: November 12, 2005, 04:23:08 am
the second one, im not overly fond of. The ears have too strong of a glare/ highlight making them look plastic. Cant say im fond of the perfect circle head. Im fine with a circle being a base shape, but not in a full 360, add in a few curves or flow into body or ears better. The shadow you put on his face, is only shading the sphere part, and not taking into account eye indents, chin, or cheek. thats probably the biggest thing that bothers me about it.. his arms look really awkward. if you were to have them in that shape, the hands should be pointed more down because at the angle you have them, looks like hes forcing them up rather than being relaxed

come on flaber...you really think gunstar doesnt know all of that already? if you make BIG SQUARED 255 255 255 speculars, you are not going for subtlety, a plasticy look would be an understatement, squared fully white speculars are nothing but unrealistically bright. not everything has to look relaxed natural or logical, sometimes the elements of a pic are just there for their sheer visual effect, Gunstar specially has been one to focus on odd techniques like that, including this specifical pic obviously.

Sorry, I know you are just giving a really thought out nicely put and honest crit, but one has to keep in mind the practical aspect when making a crit, one needs to focus on something the topic starter will actually find useful/enlightning, it's just a big waste of time for everyone otherwise. I was one to give huge crits about whatever the hell I felt like left and right, but in the end you realize it's only gonna get everyone frustrated, and just skipping a big irelevant crit avoids lots of useless formalities and fake gratitudes.
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Reply #29 on: November 12, 2005, 05:10:41 am
thanks...

1. crits are suggestions toward a piece that could help make it better.
2. they are suggestions from the perspective of a certain viewer. they do not represent everyone, they only represent one person and their views on how to improve a piece.
3. not all crits are to be used. they are meerly suggestions, that the artist can consider fixing or keep in mind for further reference.
4. there is no one that is above a crit.
5. the person giving a crit gains alittle themselves because breaking down anothers picture helps them to gain a few tricks and new knowledge.

I know perfectly well he knows what hes doing. Im no idiot, but thanks for taking me as one. I was being practical with my crit. I wasnt telling him it didnt resemble a real life panda, or that his legs are too damn skinny. i was voicing my opinion on what I thought may make a better piece, if i was to make an edit. that does not necessarsarily mean i wanted him to take me up on it word for word, but perhaps to think about it. edits on a picture are inpired by comments, not lead by them.

if gunstar looked at my post and found it completly useless and irrelavant to the whole topic (sorry for  mentioning you, im just using you as an example since its your thread) then he would be too high on himself, and all posts except glorifcations would be useless.

lastly, i cant believe you feel you have the right over others to critisize others for their replys to others. I had fully intended it on being a positive useful post for him, but then you come and distort everything. thanks..
but seriously what the hell do you want me to do? make useless one liner posts?
oh wait didnt we have a problem with that at old pixelation??
but if thats what you want:

 "Sorry, I know you are just giving a really thought out nicely put and honest crit, but one has to keep in mind the practical aspect when making a crit, one needs to focus on something the topic starter will actually find useful/enlightning, it's just a big waste of time for everyone otherwise. I was one to give huge crits about whatever the hell I felt like left and right, but in the end you realize it's only gonna get everyone frustrated, and just skipping a big irelevant crit avoids lots of useless formalities and fake gratitudes."

ill be glad to be the leader of it.
wowzers thats totally awsome, i worship you forever

..but thanks.. thanks for enlightning me...

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Re: Hey!

Reply #30 on: November 12, 2005, 05:27:55 am
Hey gunstar, would you want to collab with me?

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Reply #31 on: November 12, 2005, 11:29:22 am
Heh, heh, hay! Welcome back dude. ;) Loving the work and the outstanding style ;) See you around.

Thank you,

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Reply #32 on: November 13, 2005, 01:00:46 pm
Good question Graham, probably playing Warcraft :P Put my slackness down to that anyway.

Ah, your achilles everything. :)
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Reply #33 on: November 13, 2005, 05:39:23 pm
Hey gunstar, would you want to collab with me?

I'd be in favor of that collab :)

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Reply #34 on: November 13, 2005, 07:00:33 pm
Hey gunstar, would you want to collab with me?

Cool, what you wanna do.

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Reply #35 on: November 13, 2005, 08:56:11 pm
Wow, the bottom Isometric pixel art is amazing, I like the space ship flying up the top. Very cool!

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Reply #36 on: November 14, 2005, 02:19:42 am
Hey gunstar, would you want to collab with me?

Cool, what you wanna do.

lets share some linearts, its cool; whatever you wanna do :)

ill send you my lineart as soon as i finish it via pm :)