For the 2004 breakpoint gfx compo.
Works in progress:
Where can I possibly find a working version of Amiga Brilliance?
Not exactly from top left corner to bottom right, the image evolved through many stages, and I redrew parts of it many times. But at some point every pixel has been placed by a 1 pixel size brush put down by a click of the mouse.
Thanks a lot for you comment man, it warms an old pixel heart.
I think I will just leave the pictures here, even if they aren't accepted. This approval thing isn't really that much of a big deal I think. To me it's more important that I can actually show them to people, and hopefully that they like what they see.
I used paintbrush and dpaint a bit as a kid, but I only used brilliance since 95, my fav prog ever. I've been trying some promotion, but I'm not really into it yet, looks nice (brilliance in uae is a bit of a hassle). But these days I haven't really got the time for serious pixeling anyway.
outside the bib bru
well, it feels more like the end than the beginning of my pixel art career though. but hopefully I will make some more stuff when I find the time and motivation for it. (more offtopic)
cool. are you from sa? did you have anything to do with the pixeled recycle bin?
Hehe, well, actually I think slayer's picture is pixeled. You can even see how he forgot to aa a couple of places. My point is that it's just not that special, I think the use of colours is a bit flat. But it's not really difficult to pixel something like that.
Again, I'm infinitely grateful when people like my pictures and give good comments. Being a student now, I don't have that much time to do pixelstuff (and living in africa I prefer travelling when I have some time off). The pictures I posted so far, except my little avatar, were all done a while ago. I made them primarily for demoscene compos or to be used in ephidrena demos. So I'm not particularly trying to satisfy the pixeljoint audience. I basically thought it could be a good opportunity to share my work with like-minded people (and mind you I don't meet that many people into pixel gfx anymore). So bear with me if my style is a bit off the pixeljoint mainstream, but that's just what I like (and I have posted some low-colour stuff aswell).
Oh, and if you want you could always ask cyclone if he thinks my stuff is pixeled :)
c'mon guys.. it's about time to accept it!!
i mean, this here made it to the all of fame frontpage, why so now so picky?
i remember having seen working stages for a piece of him not listed here yet (ungen something) and i remember that it looked quite plausible to me (..and blow me out of the water btw =)
It's not a certain style that they have to be. To be honest a lot of Demoscene folks have a hard time transitioning their pieces to the Pixel Joint gallery, as most of our members have a slightly different view or take on what Pixel art is: Creating digital art using simple pixel programs as long as each pixel placed is with complete control. Here's a better definition from pixelation.wayofthepixel.net's FAQ's list: " Pixel Art is a discipline by which images are created with pixel-level intent or precision. It is more than an end product - It is a methodology focusing on techniques such as hand drawn dithering, anti-aliasing, shading, animation, geometry, and some color theory." (by the way I'm not trying to belittle your knowledge of pixel art, as I'm sure you could blow me and many others out of the water with your talent.)
Demoscene pixel art is very hard to judge as some users tend to use automatic controls like Auto-AA, Auto-Dither, Indexing, and what not. Basically we frown on the use of machines taking over CONTROL of the piece, rather than the hand taking of the piece itself. Also, a lot of people here come from the background that pixel art restrictions are key, and help develop technicality in this digital art form, where as most demoscene works seem to feel more free in their limit to color count, and other things as well. Though, that's not to say that the less colors there are, or more restrictions, the greater the piece will be! That would be utter non-sense.
Sadly, you're not the first to have his art questioned. I did recieve your pm, though, but the links didn't work after I compressed the zip files. Must be my firewall at the work place. I'll see when I get home if I could take a look at them, and see the wips to determine it's complete integrity.(Though it's best and easier to just post the links of the wips in the description, I'll still go ahead and pass them along to the mods and admins for second opinions, if you don't mind...)
In either case, I hope this doesn't hinder you in submitting more pixel art to Pixeljoint.com in the near future, as I'm sure you'll get the gist of what our general perspective of pixel art is(if still confused, just check out the "Pixel Art: Hall of Fame" section on the main page to see what folks around here generally accept, and find most pleasing to the eyes.), and what madness we speak of. : )
Sorry, I don't really understand what the criteria for "qualifying" can be. But my pictures are hand-pixeled and they use a maximum of 256 colours and low resolution. What other criteria are there? Do they have to be a certain style or something?
Anyway, it makes me very happy you like them.