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October 7th, 2010, 6:37 PM
·•● Pixels by Kina ●•·

Hey all, I just thought it might be nice to go ahead and make a gallery here, too (though I have in fact made one once in the past, last year I think). I guess I'm gaining some sort of reputation for my pixels these days so it's about time I put them in a thread for the masses to see. :3

I'll start off with pieces from this year:

Base version of this month's MPC entry.
Actually last month's. Results please?

Winning entry from one of the WPCs

Winning entry from July's MPC

Now for a little history lesson on how I got to this level. Sort of. Here are some spoilers full of pixel art sorted approximately by year:

Here began what I call my Pixel Renaissance. I didn't make nearly as many pieces as in '06, but they were definitely of a higher caliber. I really think that, like this year, PC's contests are what fueled my motivation to pixel things more than anything else.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/leafeon.png http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/pixel-kina.png http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/kittyloaf-2.png http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/kina-icon-1.gif

Didn't do much that year. The pixel binge I was on petered out for some reason. I didn't pixel again until spring of '09.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/FallenFox1.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/Kinarii-walk-1.gif

2006 was easily the year I really discovered the joys of pixeling, and made tons and tons of little pieces. Notice how quickly it became obvious to me that Pokemon spriting was pretty boring, and that pixels have so much more potential than what many people here limit themselves to. Though, I suppose it wasn't till '09 that I really started reaching out to higher levels.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/ghostchar9jy.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/sprite.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/cecilia.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/shadow0ze.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/moon_dragon.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/sundragon.png http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/love_dragon.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/liljj5ls.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/pocketdragon2.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/fluffy.gif
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/critterfemale9vi.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/crittermale9mj.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/littlefoxies.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/moonywalks.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/tinyjj.gif

These aren't really quite pixel art (I used some bitmap texture fills and the type tool), but they're the earliest attempts to work on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/Kenshin.gif http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/SilverFoxie/Pixel%20Art/Pooka.gif

October 8th, 2010, 3:27 AM
Nice! You can really make nice looking pixel art. The sprites of 2003 and 2010 really show a difference in skill.

October 8th, 2010, 5:00 AM
Thanks! Yep, great things can be achieved by just paying attention to what you're doing and practicing. :3

October 8th, 2010, 6:50 AM
That's some really nice work! I can clearly see how your art evolved, which is amazing as you can see a sheer difference between 2007 and 2009.
My fave is the Leafeon, so smooth and beautiful - love the idea with the leaves coming out from the shadows. ^_^

October 11th, 2010, 7:42 AM
You know, it's a real shame that people bypass your thread. Your work is amazing, new and old. With your newest pieces, I love the color saturation and contrast. They're simply phenomenal. The anatomy is spot on, also. I would say my favorite is the dragon in the sky. The purple and tan hues compliment each other extremely well. It's also nice to see your old work and to see how your technique has evolved over the years. I would love to see how you would do Kittyloaf now.

October 11th, 2010, 9:05 AM
Oh, the bypassing of my threads is something I'm used to by now, I suppose. So nice to see you posting here, though. Didn't know you were even still active.

Anyway, yeah, I've been experimenting more with colors this year, I suppose, or at least trying to. Honestly, though, I don't think I'd do Kitty-loaf any differently now other than maybe restricting my palette more. I've taken quite a liking to using few colors. Hopefully I can find the drive to keep this up instead of going on yet another pixel hiatus until the MPC comes back again. Never lasts very long anymore. :<