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Title: AAAAH!
Pixel Artist: Blackbeltdude  (Level 7 Ichikyu :: 7347 points)
Posted: 9/5/2009 10:50
Statistics:  15 comments    11 faves    0 avatars

These graphics were made for the purpose of getting hired by a development team. You know, those graphics developers will ask you to make as a test before they hire you. Apparently the game's direction changed, so I guess no one that applied got the job.

I tried to not spend too much time on these graphics though, since I was still job hunting at the time, so everything here took just 4 hours. But even then, I designed the background so that the rock tiles can effectilvey tile together and make walls. I think if I aimed to put more time in on the sample graphics, I would have made the backdrop a bit more interesting.

I also have no idea what is freaking out about. :P Could be anything... a dinosaur, or a butterfly. They asked to see some background work, and animation work, so this is the animation I went with. A good running animation seems to take longer for me to do, and I honestly think this one is just more interesting.

What do you guys think? C+C?


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MIERDINSKY (Level 8 Bokrug the Water Lizard (The Doom that Came to Sarnath)) @ 4/16/2012 10:15

excelente animación ;)

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/4/2010 01:59

Brings back memories... of Chuck Rock :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/11/2009 05:35

Wonderful animation, I really enjoy this, and so will your portfolio!

Cocazero1c (Level 2 Peon) @ 9/10/2009 09:07

 lol ! exellent !

Davioware (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/9/2009 06:07

 very donkey kong countrey esc

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/6/2009 16:25

Thanks (at everyone's comments!)!

If you really want to hire me, A.B. Lazer, feel free to. >.>

Also, I agree with you about running animations; but my portfolio had 2 (might have had 3), so I didn't think it was something I needed to spend the time on. Like, to do it properly, might take 6 hours or more (though, even that depends on HOW he's running), and I just didn't want to put THAT much time into- I guess you'd call them application graphics. Honeslty, this was the first time a potential client ever asked for that much work (most ask for just a sprite/sprite design as the application graphic). If they had agreed to compensate me for that time, I would have probably done more detailed and complex stuff; but at that time, I litterally couldn't really afford to pour a lot of time into something that wouldn't yeild any cash.

But now I'm just rambling. >.>

A.B. Lazer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/6/2009 14:05

I think that:

1. It looks great! I'd hire you just to see more!

2. Running/walking animation is the main thing that teams are wanting an animator for - because every game needs one and because even terrific background or splash-screen artist can't do it without proper learning. So showing GOOD walking or running must be a great advantage.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/6/2009 05:45

amazing work ^^, rly cartoonish....  maybe u could add highlights to the eyes, since they look a bit like holes now...

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/5/2009 15:14

spiffy. :)

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/5/2009 13:42

Good job! :D

KaLanGO (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/5/2009 13:41

looks pretty damm good.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/5/2009 11:47

Amazing !

Lordz (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/5/2009 11:39

 It's like Flinstones! Grat job! 

AtomicMushroom (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/5/2009 11:29

The animation is very lively - reminds me of those old looney toons cartoons.

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/5/2009 11:13

 Awesome. I think thay maybe the cloud could use some lighter colors on it as well, but this is pretty awesome anyway.

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