PJ Members Art Featured by the ForceFighters

Force Fighters' is a group of people which feels like a team who work together, to relax and have fun or to reach particular objectives. Force Fighters main interests include gaming, game development, modding, graphics, writing, music and creativity in general. Apart from games, various kinds of contests are held, often as part of bigger projects.

Not much pixelart but they do have online versions of Metal Slug 1 & 2

Recently they contacted us to feature pixelart to the Fighters and their mailing list.
Fool, zi-double, Gas13 and other PJ members are featured.



Posted by jalonso @ 8/28/2008 18:26  |    13


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ElaineG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/9/2008 16:40
It was a pleasure to collaborate with your community for this. Thanks to everybody who partecipated and congrats for your works.

to Metaru:
yes, it was about the artform in particular (focused on iso), as jalonso said.
I know there are a lot of good pixel artists around here that have not been featured into the article, but when I first wrote on PJ forum about the article that was going to be made, the topic and the collaboration request was addressed to everyone who wished to partecipate here. After that, of course, I couldn't use works made by people who had not given their permission for that, even though there were many many works that deserved being featured.

to tomic:
I'm not sure if you are referring to the website or the magazine (or both), in any case, I don't think that kind of comments, by themselves and without an argumentation, can give a positive contribution to your community.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/1/2008 02:44
pop art ftw.  

Gil (Level 6 Major) @ 9/1/2008 01:28
Yeah, metaru, the average person in the street thinks PA is only iso. Even on sprite boards, there's a tendency to call game graphics "sprites" (even if they're tiles or big portraits), while the words "pixel art" are reserved for iso stuff, as made popular by eboy.

I saw a book some time ago on pixel art, and all the works inside were things I could easily create. News flash, but I'm not one of the great pixel artists of all-time. What are mediocre works that wouldn't even get a weekly showcase here, doing in a book?

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/31/2008 06:57
to the average viewer PA = eboy ^^

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/30/2008 17:43
thought you said they reviewed the PJ gallery.

to the average viewer, PA = sprites. even the article describes it as "this kind of art recalls the graphic of old video games".

but well, guess when you want to ilustrate the artform you want to show the best examples that, indeed, break the common idea that PA is limited only to sprites.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/30/2008 13:21
It wasn't about the people or even PJ. I think it was the artform that was important.
Ackowledge that to the average viewer, PA=iso. It certainly is the most obvious.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/30/2008 12:20
but PJ =/= Fool Jal. we had mash, lar, helm, tomic, bisque, and a dozen more of awesome artist here also. it may sound a whine, but its quite... well, i wouldn't be PJ if the Logo wasn't on the first page of the article.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/30/2008 11:45

they desperately need some print design consulting. i always thought that kind of frontpage and background design was banned by the geneva design convention back in the days =)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/30/2008 11:00
When they reviewed the PJ gallery they focused on iso because its the most popular pixelart form, I think. Proof is going thru fool's gallery and choosing his only iso.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/29/2008 23:59
hey jal, as far as I readn the article, only you, zi and fool's work were featured, and gas13's was mentioned only due his iso tutorial.

not to mention why they only showed Iso works :S

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/29/2008 22:36
Congratulations to those featured!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/29/2008 20:06
I had problems too Sedge

anyhoo, the link is

It is now listed under 'featured pixel artists' :(

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 8/29/2008 20:02
Something got jacked with the links. I tried to fix it and made it worse. :P

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