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Piffy's Pixels

Postby Pigcatapult » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:46 am

Here's my first attempt at mimicking the Slimepedia style. I usually work outline-first, but putting down color blobs and refining them seems to work better here. Not really taking requests at the moment, but I might work on suggestions when my wrist isn't angry at me. I'll add more pics to this post as they're made.

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Deep Slime: Look at this cute cannibal cuttlebug.

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Leafy Slime and Wilty Slime: Tall, thin Leafy Slimes turn into very squat, flat, unhappy Wilty Slimes in the dark.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Azreide » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:11 am

I'd say it looks really great other than the visable, slightly jagged lines. But that's probably just a resolution thing, and it's minor, either way.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Pigcatapult » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:38 am

Yeah, I'll be the first one to admit that I'm awful at anti-aliasing and usually don't try. And this is right about the scale where anti-aliasing starts becoming important, since you can have big stretches of line at an angle that pixels get awkward in.

Might try anti-aliasing it tomorrow. It'd be good practice. I just hope it doesn't end up too blurry from overdoing it.

... This will definitely mess up my low color count. XD I'm gonna need at least four between colors.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Azreide » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:50 am

If you have it, use Adobe Illustrator. It works in vector and can be resized to any size without it being blurry, jagged or whatever. Just export is as a JPEG at any size you want, easy to make alterations.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Pigcatapult » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:31 pm

I don't have Adobe Illustrator, and tbh I don't really like working with vectors. I strongly prefer doing pixel art, because it lets me have a level of control I can't normally get with my hands.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Elskah » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:03 pm

As far as I'm aware, pixel art doesn't usually involve anti-aliasing, though I've only worked with pixel art in much smaller forms (typically 60p x 60p). I think it's adorable! Would love to see more of these. :D
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby KitsuneRyo » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:06 pm

D'awwww, it's so durn cute, Pig!! I'd love to have a tank of these!!
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Pigcatapult » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:30 am

Updated the OP. Sometimes anti-aliasing is added to large pixel art pieces by hand to make it look smoother. It's really difficult to get right. >_<

Dithering is hard, too, but basic checkerboarding isn't too bad.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Biosaur » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:43 pm

I think it looks great, except that in the slimepedia, the slime portraits are made to fit in a square, so it would fit in the vac-pack box. The leafy and wilty slimes look cool, but it would be nice if you put them in poses that fit in a square better :D
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby Pigcatapult » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:50 pm

Biosaur wrote:I think it looks great, except that in the slimepedia, the slime portraits are made to fit in a square, so it would fit in the vac-pack box. The leafy and wilty slimes look cool, but it would be nice if you put them in poses that fit in a square better :D


Ah! I do make them in a 200x200 canvas, but then I crop the image when I'm done. I wanted to emphasise the posture difference between the two forms. Hmm. I guess if the leaves were bigger and placed differently?

Hmm. I'll have to work on that!

Edit: OH. A more dynamic pose! *smacks forehead* Yes I shall try that.
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Re: Piffy's Pixels

Postby OMGZombehs » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:57 am

Pigcatapult wrote:Updated the OP. Sometimes anti-aliasing is added to large pixel art pieces by hand to make it look smoother. It's really difficult to get right. >_<

Dithering is hard, too, but basic checkerboarding isn't too bad.


So true! I've always really admired pixel art, but daaaang. Have you checked out pixeljoint.com? It's a pixel-art gallery site/community. Some really serious stuff there. o.o
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