Awwww thank you! I was hoping eventually to make game backgrounds ... is that something you would be interested in? Helping a novice game background maker? I'll have some side projects ending in about a month, let me know if you'd be interested in a short trial collab to see if I can do something for you Do you have a small project in need of some background art?
I have been less and less interested in the nitty-gritty coding elements (realizing there's a lot of great developers already churning out great work) but that my artwork might be where I can really shine - I already have more than 25 years drawing experience.
Anyway if you're interested, send me a note or a PM here or on the Stencyl forums... your unique vision with your stencyl games is something I truly admire, and it would be an honor to learn from you!
That sounds like fun I have a few smallish projects in various stages of completion. I'll send you a PM on the Stencyl forums with some more info and ideas... probably in a day or two, when I have the opportunity to go through them and remember how far I got in each of them.
If there's anything in your to-do list that you've got that has magical, foresty, naturalistic, or surrealistic backgrounds, sign me up for that one and I will do my best to blow your mind. I'll give you free art you can use for your game, in exchange for pointers and help on how to prep the files... and in general what you look for when you want good background art. I'm guessing you already have art direction concepts, so I'll need those too.. any info about the game you have, to get me in your mindset.
I really enjoy animating too - but I realize now that is something I need to do a lot of practice on before I have a nice, polished product. The backgrounds I think are an easy starting point - I already draw a lot of backgrounds, and I already use parallax layers in frontend web development, so I think that'll be the best thing for me to expect quick success.
Also, browsing a lot of the developer forums, I realize that great art is also needed for games - and that rarely are games created by one person alone. Since I'm already a fairly busy person, I think I should do what I really enjoy - knowing that you and other great developers are doing what you enjoy too. Who knows, we might make a good team I really want to learn more about this subject I was thrown into for work It's scary I'm making my first game professionally - sort of backwards! But now I'm doing one, I want to do more.
Sorry I'm rambling - it's the end of a long workday!