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8Bit Lily by shadow999999 8Bit Lily :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 8Bit Shadow by shadow999999 8Bit Shadow :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Akagami no shirayuki hime AST WIP by shadow999999 Akagami no shirayuki hime AST WIP :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Project: Kin by shadow999999 Project: Kin :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Akagami no shirayuki hime AST (paper) by shadow999999 Akagami no shirayuki hime AST (paper) :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 1 0 I'm not dead...yet. by shadow999999 I'm not dead...yet. :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 video audio player - Glitz at the ritz 1 by shadow999999 video audio player - Glitz at the ritz 1 :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Crystalline - unfinished by shadow999999 Crystalline - unfinished :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Reassembly freighter by shadow999999 Reassembly freighter :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Reassembly art style transform (AST) by shadow999999 Reassembly art style transform (AST) :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Ribbon and blade reference sheet by shadow999999 Ribbon and blade reference sheet :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 1 0 Help Select cursor design by shadow999999 Help Select cursor design :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Busy Cursor Animated by shadow999999 Busy Cursor Animated :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 3 Cursor by shadow999999 Cursor :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 4 2 Crystal Wrench Cursor by shadow999999 Crystal Wrench Cursor :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 0 0 Cursor design by shadow999999 Cursor design :iconshadow999999:shadow999999 2 4

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8Bit Lily
Yep, even smaller.

This one I actually made today, unlike the other one I just posted, and was actually an experiment that turned out so much better than I thought it would. I actually had a muuuch larger version (1000x1000) as I was seeing if my style would still work on not-so pixel art focused works, needless to say it didn't - but that might be because of what I was trying to work with.
My object/symbol to work with this time? A lily, for lilyPichu. It's missing the stems, but everyone doesn't do them anyway and I didn't want to spend another 3 hours figuring out how I'd fit them in without just outright destroying the image. Not much room to work with, so some things gotta get chopped.

Anyway. My last one didn't have to deal with the details being inside a thing instead of mostly as it's silhouette, posing a massive question I've been trying to figure out while I was doing my studies. How in the world am I going to keep the details inside objects while retaining the style? The answer was a lot simpler than I thought it would be, such is life.
Using the fact that these are on a single coloured background (i.e. black), I could use that to 'cut' the details into the object much like you do in...well I can't remember what it's called but I'm sure you get where I was going with that. Or at least I hope you do.

I'm actually pretty proud of myself for getting, most, of the shading down correctly and actually getting it to look, mostly, 3D.
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8Bit Shadow
Oof, been a loong time since I was last active hasn't it? What a year or maybe 2? I can't even remember, but that's what happens why you find what you both enjoy and can make a job out of. And when you've been studying for that both at TAFE and now uni.
It's programming if you where wondering.

Anyway, the picture. Yes that. I'm using it as my new pfp, but besides that...
I actually made this more than a month ago (according to windows at least) and I was just doing as you do, messing around in GIMP while trying out a new style - or well half a style at least - and seeing how I could evolve it to something more original. I took a liking to the Erase every row (a.k.a VCR), half, style, I found it interesting yet far to simple. I felt that I needed to add more to it to see if it could be any good, but I knew I couldn't exactly just change the style - rather add onto it. So I did.
After a few days just messing with an old symbol i made like 2-3 years prior to this one I finally was content with the style.

Pixel-art + VCR + 3 colour (limit) + 'hard' colours + outline (using the shaders colour) + no aliasing

I love the style as it's exactly what I've been looking for, minimalistic yet detailed/complex. It allows for a fair amount of detail to remain present whilst remaining minimalstic looking and I can't get enough of putting far to much detail into my artworks (as is evident with my last one, which I never finished Sweating a little... ).
The limit of 3 colours actually makes it way harder to work with than, I'd imagine, most art styles, it helps enforce the minimalstic side of the style so - although a pain - it is still very important and the work usually pays off (much like monochromatic styles). I also really like neon and other 'shiny' sort of things, the 'hard' colours actually give it a dull neon like glow due to the contrast of hard bright and dark colours - i.e. black and white. Adding no aliasing (because it's pixel art), doesn't exactly make life much easier - but it does make the image feel very 'sharp' and... 'techy' i guess.
This style doesn't work all to well with 'softer' colours as they don't really come through strong enough, likely due to the 'vcr' nature. A shame, but I might prove myself wrong with this statement later on in further experiments.
As for the outline? Well, although you probably didn't notice it at fist, let alone at all - the outline adds some aesthetic to it. Believe it or not, but it actually feels 'incomplete' - as the best way I can describe it - without the outlining.

I can't say that I'll be able to stay any more active than I am given more uni coming up, even with my discovery and building of a style I like so don't be surprised if I'm not on within the next 1-2 years again lol.
The words spell out "vokun", which stands for shadow, if you where wondering.
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thedescendants100 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi
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shadow999999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :D (Big Grin)  my room went under renovations so that's my reason for the looong response. Sweating a little... 
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thedescendants100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Do u roleplay?
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shadow999999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not much in chats e.c.t, depends on if I'm playing a game with someone or things like that.
The most I roleplay with is etherium or magic (bearing I'm an admin of the Ars Magica 2 wikia community and my general interest in most forms of magics)
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
I would like to welcome you to the group. :) :iconartworldtoday:Sorry I'm late. ^^;
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shadow999999 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem, I seem to be a little late as well. So thanks for welcoming me.
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No problem :)
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shadow999999 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to be a little late on this Sweating a little...  but thanks for welcoming me.
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shadow999999 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a little late on this but thanks for welcoming me anyway.
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