I looked at that way of the pixel forum and there's like no "good job" or positive praise at all, they just go straight at picking out the flaws. I guess that's good if you want nothing but hard critisicm but it's nice to hear what you're doing right or feedback on the concept as well.
Well, you have to take it with the right attitude. It's the nature of professional communities to pick out what needs fixed-- they almost always don't mean it offensively. They're used to commenting and having their work commented on. It comes naturally to suggest what could make it better; they don't see it as finished until it's perfect. Think of it this way: If your friend is painting a car, and there is a relatively small ugly splotch that doesn't have enough paint, but they don't see it, you'll obviously point it out. The praise comes after it's done. "Wow that looks great!" I think that analogy works well for a lot of constructive criticism scenarios.
It's also hard to tell what their tone of voice is since it's over the internet.
And granted, there are some mean people who say useless stuff, but you can't avoid those people on the internet.
"And granted, there are some mean people who say useless stuff, but you can't avoid those people on the internet. "
However, you can ignore them. Mean people often just want attention. If you don't give it, they get annoyed. And annoying attention lovers by ignoring them can be fun. (Don't call my fun twisted, I have other ways, too. )
Originally Posted by Black Jaguar Well thank you lad! This is actually my first "Real" shot at pixelart (Seeing that I just made some crap in the in-built animator for my games) and my second shot is at my deviantart page.
(I know you cba when seeing a link of any sort so: )
REMEMBER! The lineart isn't mine!
Comments and critique encouraged.
EDIT: Deadman Dines: I read through your tutorial before making the sprite, thanks for making it!
I'm a little confused. How can this be your 'frist real try at pixel art' if you didn't do the line art? Trust me, if you really, truely want to improve you have to draw and color it all yourself. If you take shortcuts you're only cheating yourself.
I don't meant to sound too harsh. But becoming a better pixel artist is just like becoming a better transitional artist, or anything else for that matter; takes hard work and practice. Piggybacking off someone else's work isn't the way to go.