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Non-Pixel Art Thread

Dyprax

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Well another Concept work from us.
It is the hero without equipment and weapon.


MyChairHasALooIn

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Hey hypnohustla, have you seen the episode of Futurama where Fry and the Robot Devil trade arms?

I'd like to propose a trade.

And Dyprax, your art is awesome too.

Dyprax

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Thank you :)

Our Concept for the first level


Natrium

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The pixel art thread has quite a lot of activity these days, but not this one, so lets just post some drawings!

These are for a game initially planned for the Stencyl jam, but we didn't make it in time… The first one is the player, and the second is a friendly character, a brush lady.

What do you think?

Hectate

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Presumably these were pencil and crayon? Was that going to be the look for the game? I always love games that have a hand-drawn or "painterly" look to them. Crayon Physics was one of those that did it really well.
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Natrium

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Yeah, it's pencil and crayon, and yes, these are actually the in-game sprites of the characters (it will be a bit smaller in-game, though). My artist draws it and I scan and animate it.

I love hand drawn graphics too (I'm a bit tired of the "old school pixel art" style). One I love is Machinarium, but we don't pretend to make a game as beautiful.

Irock

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There's so much good stuff in this thread.

I was falling asleep while listening to a game dev lecture and I dreamed up a weird scene and I tried to quickly capture it in Photoshop in case I wanted to do something like it in a game. It was way more interesting in the dream. I thought the mountains turned out okay (at least compared to my other stuff) so I decided I'd post it.


vikingpotato

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An awesome thread! Cheers to Heavy metal Bots!
And i look forward to the pencil drawn game!!

Hectate

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This is what happens when I get bored...


Meet the Tanknight!


No, that's not animated pixel art; it's vector art made to look like animated pixel art (I did it the hard way, hah).
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twotimingpete

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This is what happens when I get bored...


Meet the Tanknight!


No, that's not animated pixel art; it's vector art made to look like animated pixel art (I did it the hard way, hah).

awesome, is that a boss or somethin?

Hectate

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Nothing to do with games at all. I made a sword, then a shield to go with it, then the knight to "hold" them. But I didn't feel like making legs so I gave him tank treads instead. Artistically, it's a style that I've not done in a long time but back in my teens I would do this frequently; "sketch" something out using layered polygons. It's fast, easy, and forces you to think of the components as their shapes and silhouettes.

The animated square actually is game art related, to a degree. I was thinking what it would look like to take pixel art and animate the pixels by moving them around rather than changing them. Imagine like Transformers (the old toys are particularly apt for this purpose - rather than the recent movies). You could have the pixels of a space-ship break apart, shifting and spinning around until reforming into a mech using only the same, original pixels. Obviously you have to work with higher resolutions than the apparent design consists of (this 5x5 "pixel" square is made of 8x8 per "pixel" for example, IIRC) and the movement would be better if you used squares in a vector art program like Inkscape; which I did.
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vikingpotato

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i'd buy rights for Tanknight :D !

fillergames

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A little GIF of a cat smiling I drew.



Drawn in MS paint.

Deathlock

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I like the smooth animation in the beginning, though the last few frames where his head gets a bit larger looks strange.
Hello.

fillergames

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I like the smooth animation in the beginning, though the last few frames where his head gets a bit larger looks strange.

I was lazy near the end...