TF2M Pixel Art Collab

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  1. YM

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    Tarry posted some sweet pixel art stuff in chat earlier and it got me interested. It's an art form I've always loved and been super fascinated to try out. Pixel art is unique in that it's super easy to get into (everyone has MS Paint, right?) unlike other art mediums which require a lot more effort upfront.

    He posted this image which was a collaborative effort between members of a pixel art forum (www.wayofthepixel.net). It's super sweet and looks like it took a huge amount of effort, but it was built up of little tiles made by lots of different members. The lower image shows the starting point, members could pick three tiles to work on then the results were meshed into a single seamless and totally badass image. Sweet right?
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    So I'm here to gauge interest from you guys, who would be interested in a collaboration project of this style?
    If you could fill in this little questionnaire I'd be super happy:
    Have you tried pixel art before?
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make?
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?
     
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  2. stegarootbeer

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    Have you tried pixel art before? Does minecraft count?
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? I could 5 or 6
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? TF2, the free reign has been done, and we are a tf2 community, I think it could be cool.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? Sounds like a lot of fun. When can we start?
     
  3. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Have you tried pixel art before?
    No
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make?
    Sure, not sure how many..
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?
    No opinion
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?
    If there's something basic I need to know about pixel art, please post that.
     
  4. YM

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    Sure thing, if there's enough interest I'll definitely find some good tutorials for iso pixel stuff along with a colour palette for everyone to use and have that in the thread OP.
     
  5. Moose

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    Have you tried pixel art before? yes
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? 1-3
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? I'd prefer free-reign but it's not a big deal to me
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? we are coming up with a new shape, right? I don't have anything against the shape in your OP but it'd be cooler if we came up with a new shape. Also do you have any plans for what order we'll be going in or how we'll be assigned tiles?
     
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  6. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    Have you tried pixel art before? Yes, long, long ago. I contributed two tiles to the collab in the original post.
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? I did it before, I will do it again.
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? Free-reign would be preferred.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? Yes.

    If you want better results than MS Paint, download the free version of Gale. It has loads of helpful features for pixel art that MS Paint lacks (color count, 1px grid, layers, very high zoom levels, and a zoomed-out preview window).
     
  7. TMP

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    Have you tried pixel art before? YES YES YES YES YES I USED TO DO IT ALL THE TIME
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? INFINITYYYYYYY actually like 1 or 2
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? IDGAF
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? I dither like a mofooooo
     
  8. Mr. Wimples

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    Have you tried pixel art before?: Once before, also I made a Minecraft Skinpack
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make?: Sure, maybe 1-2
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?: I think a TF2 one would be awesome, but I don't care either way.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?: Would there be some sort of color restriction? I see in the OP the colors are 16-bit looking.
     
  9. YM

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    Yes there would be a restricted and enforced colour palette. One of the reasons the OP image looks so uniform is the uniform palette. Obviously the exact colours would more closely represent the TF2 palette if that's the chosen theme.
     
  10. Tarry H Sruman

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    The original was done with a set palette. A big part of pixel art (usually) is using as few colors as possible, so we will probably have a specific palette provided to us. 8-bit has a 256 color palette, smaller pieces of pixel art usually have <20, I can't remember how many colors were in the collab palette, but I'm fairly certain it was <32.
     
  11. Rexy

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    I'll try it. Sign me up. I have no experience with pixel art.
     
  12. Kiddnils

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    Same for me. Sounds really interesting and I would prefer only TF2 theme, too.
     
  13. Tom Hoen

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    Have you tried pixel art before? With paint and I used to do photoshop edits with pixels but not really any art.
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? Dunno how many as I don't know how hard it would be. Maybe 2-5 ?
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? TF2 of course.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? ...
     
  14. Bakscratch

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    Have you tried pixel art before?
    Yes iv done hundred of pixel art drawings
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make?
    I would love to, Depends what style isometric or something else?
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?
    Maybe a video game themed one? but TF2 one may be very fun.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?
    What pixel bit? (8,32,64 bit?)
     
  15. StickZer0

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    Have you tried pixel art before? Never
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? Yes, but only 1 or 2 tiles
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? Maybe not free reign, as long as there's some sort of guideline to work to I don't mind what it is though
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?
    Noep
     
  16. Micnax

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    Have you tried pixel art before? Yup!
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make? Maybe! I could do 1 or 2.
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign? I think we should keep it to TF2 themed.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions? I have a suggestion: Maybe we could make the pixel scene a TF2 map, it'd be pretty interesting to see what we could draw and include in it! (Not an actual map, just the theme for the pixel scene)
     
  17. Deodorant

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    Have you tried pixel art before?
    Slightly, sort of, a little.
    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration? How many tiles would you be willing to make?
    Yes, probably just one.
    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?
    Free-reign.
    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?
    There is blood everywhere and I think someone called the cops oh god what should I do?
     
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  18. YM

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    Post about it online. You did the right thing already
     
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  19. grazr

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    Have you tried pixel art before?

    I've dabbled, i also follow several pixel artists on DA and admired several pop-culture pixel pieces that resemble sim city and are infamous on the net, perhaps you've seen them if you're into pixel art too.

    Would you be willing to participate in such a collaboration?

    Absolutely, it'd be nice to be able to finish after the payload contest though.

    How many tiles would you be willing to make?

    4 or 5.

    Would you prefer the art be restricted to TF2-themed submissions or free-reign?

    Impartial, free reign would be more interesting but i think having a strict theme (such as TF2) would produce a more consistent resolution we could all admire.

    Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?

    I like the idea of a limited pallete, but hope it limits mostly the ugliest colours available, such as the highly saturated colours.
     
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  20. Deodorant

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    Yeah, some sort of limitation would be neat, for the sake of consistency and inspiration. I just don't like the idea of a TF2 theme, because I find the concept of fan art sort of.. Pathetic. Or something.