Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Nolan CheckMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 11 Deviations 62 Comments 2,643 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

More Mammal Snakes by Nosedog2006 More Mammal Snakes :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 1 1 Mammal Snake by Nosedog2006 Mammal Snake :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 6 4 Nikitak Pile by Nosedog2006 Nikitak Pile :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 4 3 New Graphics Tablet by Nosedog2006 New Graphics Tablet :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 1 1 Ferret Dragon by Nosedog2006 Ferret Dragon :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 0 0 CrocoKing, Work-in-progress 2 by Nosedog2006 CrocoKing, Work-in-progress 2 :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 0 6 CrocoKing, Work-in-progress by Nosedog2006 CrocoKing, Work-in-progress :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 1 3 White and Fuzzy by Nosedog2006 White and Fuzzy :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 0 1 Stuff I Do For Fun by Nosedog2006 Stuff I Do For Fun :iconnosedog2006:Nosedog2006 0 4

Favourites

thomp! by not-fun thomp! :iconnot-fun:not-fun 8 16 MY TAIL EATS STUFF by phation MY TAIL EATS STUFF :iconphation:phation 147 21 Train Avenger by SuperTrainStationH Train Avenger :iconsupertrainstationh:SuperTrainStationH 4 1 30characters - day 23 - old st prick by not-fun 30characters - day 23 - old st prick :iconnot-fun:not-fun 5 3 Bye Bye Easter Bunny by KailSilvers Bye Bye Easter Bunny :iconkailsilvers:KailSilvers 1 0 The Scary Balloon by ursulav The Scary Balloon :iconursulav:ursulav 398 145 Loving Lamprey Bear by pseudo-manitou Loving Lamprey Bear :iconpseudo-manitou:pseudo-manitou 405 42

Activity


deviantID

Nosedog2006
Nolan Check
United States
"A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art"

www.dinofarmgames.com/a-pixel-…

Some thoughts...

The article talks about 3D modelled graphics and their 2D counterparts in games like the Street Fighter series. During the time when games were moving to 3D, it felt to me like a lot of developers were throwing away style and personality in favor of blobby plastic-looking models with stiff animations.

Some of my friends were fooled by console marketing and insisted that these new graphics were objectively better, look at all the colors and depth and realism! The article explains the problems with this point of view.

The best game art from that era came from those who were really good at working with their limitations. Insomniac Games, the makers of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, were experts at making the best of the PlayStation. Other developers truly attempted to make "realistic" graphics and, of course, with the hardware of that time, they failed pretty badly.

The people I follow who were sharing this article thinks it's sad. Perhaps, but consider that the average high-school student today grew up with the PS2 and GameCube, and it's not really shocking that "pixel art" is losing its appeal. I think it's good for developers to stop artificially limiting themselves to create "nostalgia" for old codger nerds like me. Nothing lasts forever; eventually, we need to outgrow these things.

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconfoxxbrush:
FoxxBrush Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me, mate! :D
Reply
:icondemiveemon:
demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch! It means a lot to me and I'm happy you like my art and crafts. :happycry:
Reply
:iconsaber-th:
saber-th Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
thanks for the watch ^^
Reply
:iconmonster-fate:
monster-fate Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
Reply
:iconfavselector:
FavSelector Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
did you look at my recentest journal?
Reply
Add a Comment: