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#1 sparky

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:23 PM

I noticed that alot of you people seemed to be very creative in some way. Alot of you make music with random stuff like chiptunes and whatnot. Now, I'm wondering if any of you know anything about pixel art. I've seen some avatars and signatures with pixel art in them, but I'm not sure if some of you guys made them yourselves or just found them somewhere. But yeah, halp please?

And oh yeah, I've already started experimenting, but it kind of sucks. I think I just need alot more practice. Tell me what you think about my first piece of pixel art.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

Not pixely enough :(

32x32 pixels character s'da best !!
or 64x64

Sorry for no real comments I dropped off visual arts long time ago.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:34 PM

yeah, not pixel art, but still cool.

pixel art involves using very small blocks to almost build graphics into stuff like characters, landscapes, explosions etc.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:38 PM

I thought "pixel art" was just the process of creating and/or shading a drawing pixel by pixel, as it appears was done in that Pikachu drawing.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:42 PM

I did the Unicorn from Final Fantasy in cross-stitch. It was a gift for another Shizzie for the secret Shizzie Christmas gift exchange. It was awesome.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

well, it's pretty low dpi, so its hard to say if it were drawn pixel by pixel, which is mainly what 'pixel art' entails..it takes a long time to do it right. heres an example.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:46 PM

Yeah . . . I kind of made the Pikachu a little bit too big. Therefore it didn't really look too pixely. However, I have a second attempt at it. Here's another, I think this is less arguably pixel art.


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:26 PM

I found a tutorial on Pixel art (http://www.derekyu.c...as/pixel01.html) that is pretty cool. If you're just getting into it, check it out. I personally don't have the patience (and probably the talent) to get into this kind of stuff, but maybe someday I'll try. I love the look of pixel art, it just seems like a bitch to make.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:50 PM

I found a tutorial on Pixel art (http://www.derekyu.c...as/pixel01.html) that is pretty cool. If you're just getting into it, check it out. I personally don't have the patience (and probably the talent) to get into this kind of stuff, but maybe someday I'll try. I love the look of pixel art, it just seems like a bitch to make.


I actually did look through that exact tutorial from the exact website. It's a really good tutorial to inform me of all the basics. I just need more practice I guess. I think the piece of shizz looks pretty good.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:10 PM

I thought "pixel art" was just the process of creating and/or shading a drawing pixel by pixel, as it appears was done in that Pikachu drawing.



I liked your old avatar better.

The thing about pixel art is you want it to be instantly recognizeable as pixel art, which means using much bigger pixels than were used in that Pikachu drawing. The pikachu is really good by most standards, it's just not pixel-y enough. I recommend throwing some really gross Photoshop filters at it.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:22 PM

I made these.

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This is video of me making the megaman one
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:31 PM

I made these.

MAKE ONE FOR ME
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:33 PM

You used large colored post-it notes ?
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:13 PM

You used large colored post-it notes ?

I used colored cardstock taped to the wall because the variety of colors was easier to find. I had them industrially cut at kinkos.

I think megaman was with 2.5x2.5" and the others were 2x2. I cut enough squares to do a hardhat guy, protoman, and Wiley as well but I ran out of desire and wallspace. These actually took a ton of work, especially gutsman and airman because they are a lot of pixels.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:01 AM

Danimal, those are awesome. It reminds me a bit of something a friend of mine did a while back:

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It's actually made of little wax beads, as you can see here:

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