Treasure Cave Background

Treasure Cave Background

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Title: Treasure Cave Background
Pixel Artist: 2DPIXX  (Level 2 Kukyu :: 340 points)
Posted: 2/23/2021 00:03
Statistics:  4 comments    0 faves    0 avatars



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2DPIXX (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/26/2021 07:46

Hey thats totally fine. You never know exactly how something will be interpreted after you have hit the send button. I have absolutly nothing against your critique and really meant the thanks since you obviously seem to know your stuff.

Also yes it's cool that you cared. Just the small fact of nothing positive being stated felt a bit unfair. To be honest with you I am happy the art is not the best and still visible on here and on youtube.

I hate the idea of everybody being perfect and shaming others for their portfolios or current status they are at in their development. The illusion of talent and not having to work for ones goals is promoted too much these days.

Showing failure to me feels like helping myself and others that you can have a voice even if you are not among the best. If I put something up and have it on here it is not to senseless bragging but to show off where I am to myself, fellow artists and potential employees.

Furthermore an online portfolio is a better motivaton to get down to work and improve, since it is public and explicitly tells you where you stand in comparison. An old dusty folder on my pc that I don't look at anymore is not and also can not be compared to anything.

Thanks again and also thanks for the invitation to discord. Sadly I am one of the old fashioned folks not using a lot of instant messaging ^^" however if you comment again on any of my works I will continue to take your critique thankfully.

Also really great pixel art on your page!

crazyfox (Level 3 Topaz) @ 2/26/2021 06:09

I'm sorry if it came out overly critical. I'm not a pixel master either, but felt it was better to give some advice instead of just ignoring the picture. It goes against my teacher instinct and I myself would prefer a bad comment over nothing, but that may be overly presumptuous of me.

I suppose I didn't try hard enough to mention the positives or it didn't came the way I intended. I like the chest. In your video, the beginning where you made the chest and started on the gold was the strongest part. It's well shaded and neither too noisy, nor too simple.

If you want any specifics or just help in general. I'm active-ish on the PJ discord channel. (or just message me here). Good luck with your future sprites, 2DPIXX. 

2DPIXX (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/26/2021 05:08

Haha ok ... wow! You really left nothing good here ^^ well I am not a pixel master. I never told anybody I was my dear friend. Also I never was specifically proud of this asset if you have to know ^^ but why should I hide what I do? Thanks for the advice and sorry for the obvious offence you seemed to get from this o.o

I am just trying my best at this art style and just upload stuff as I go. Yes it is true I have a hard time with colors and I am also not really a hardcore pixel enthusiast who only uses reduced color spaces exclusively. First person to admit this.

We can not all be perfect in everything :) I take your advice and thank you for taking the time to write this, however if I may give you a small advice in return: Try naming a positive point on your list of critques first before listing all the negative you see. Not the best style of communicating with people especially if you want them to improve.

Also commenting negatively is all fine, but why is it that people always seem to have a harder time to write on something they like instead of something they take offence with? The world would be a better place if this fact was somewhat balanced.

Also golden rule: if you really can't say anything good, leave it and say nothing. Ignoring a piece of work or an artist tells the person that it was not good enough for anybody to care very clearly.

Have a great day crazyfox :)

crazyfox (Level 3 Topaz) @ 2/25/2021 06:24

I frankly don't know where to start with this piece. I watched the Making Of video and half the time the WIP looked better than the finished piece.

1) Whole lot of colors are just a smidge different from others. You have 8 different shades of yellow where two or three would suffice and would, in fact, look better. 64 colors in total. That's crazy!

2) I have no idea what most things are. In the video it starts looking like a cave, then a cellar and in the end... I don't really know. Are those pillars physical? Are they rays of light?

Keep it up, practice makes perfect.

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