Artsy Pixels.

Posted by Charlie Carlo on March 13, 2013, 8:33 p.m.

I love it when bands do acoustic versions of things. Though, Sum 41 has a tendency to make them Japanese bonus tracks, so I just earlier discovered the existence of this.

To the point:

The other day I had a thought; how long has it been since I've made artwork for the sake of making artwork?

See, I usually do artwork for a reason; either art for a game or art to pass the time. The last time I actually put effort into making an image for the sake of making an image was that watercolor painting I posted a while back.

So I set out to make a composition for a pixel art drawing, which started by doodling ideas in my Nutrition class.

The composition originally had nudity planned.

I considered the implications of this, but then I realized something.

I keep forgetting that lately.

Anyways, I ended up making two variations, one with nudity and one without. Though, the clothes I added are quite obviously an afterthought, so I don't like that one nearly as much.

These are they:

Original (nudity)

SFW version

And yeah, that's the chick from my class-doodles.

So what do you think?

I'm actually proud of these, which I usually never say about anything I do.

Also, I made a new music track with the intention of it being not video-game music, and instead being music to listen to. I didn't quite achieve that intention, but I feel like I got at least half-way there.

Some of you already heard it, I wanted to reply to your comments but I couldn't figure out how to make an untimed, reply comment.

Part of the reason I made a second version of the drawing is that I was toying with the idea of using it as album artwork for some future musical compositions, and I figured that nudity would be unwarranted in that scenario because I'm not an 80's progressive-rock band.

That's all for now.

EDIT: WAIT NO I FORGOT.

I have a Bandcamp now, and you could buy Extraspiritual Transalienation if you were so inclined. It's like, 1 dollar for 16 tracks. That's ~6 cents per track. I don't know why I even made a Bandcamp… presumably just to have.

Comments

firestormx 11 years, 3 months ago

Nice art, nudity was well done, too.

That character was my favourite from your last blog (because of the hair).

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 3 months ago

:D Thanks. I've been trying out new things, such as different figure styles and drawing styles. Also the anti-aliasing in this image is my first attempt at it.

JuurianChi 11 years, 3 months ago

Quote:
Though, Sum 41 has a tendency to make them Japanese bonus tracks, so I just earlier discovered the existence of this.
That's why I "always" buy the Japanese version after doing a bit of research for most Albums.

Nice Artwork.

Cesque 11 years, 3 months ago

The guy's nose kind of looks like a removable drawer due to the browline, which kind of reminds me of the Nutcracker. And the woman reminds me of Ayn Rand.

That's really all criticism I could come up with. Damn you and your art skills (particularly the realistic lighting).

Scott_AW 11 years, 3 months ago

Nicely done, reminds me of a certain style back in the day of VGA

Castypher 11 years, 3 months ago

You and Rez should form a team. He believes in giving his characters empty eye sockets and you believe in not giving them pupils.

Surely you could come to an agreement.

By the way, your shading is wonderful. Remind me how much I'd have to bribe you to get you to ditch Taizen and work for me instead.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for all the replies. :D

@Kilin, You've said this before.

We would probably result in having empty eyes but with shading.

flashback 11 years, 3 months ago

Irises with no pupils or eyeballs?

JuurianChi 11 years, 3 months ago

Quote:
By the way, your shading is wonderful. Remind me how much I'd have to bribe you to get you to ditch Taizen and work for me instead.

I've been trying to think of ways to steal him from Taizen.

Somehow I don't think Blowjobs are appropriate.

Toast 11 years, 3 months ago

The pixel art is really cool, like SpectreNectar I prefer the non-nude version, not sure why. Perhaps our culture being desensitised to nudity in entertainment and artistic media has the consequent effect of us demanding justification whenever it's used, lest the perpertrator be considered distasteful.

Or, I'm overthinking thinking this. I think I just "realized something".

Kinda looks like a movie poster, because it seemingly has the protagonist, sidekick, antagonist and premise all in a single picture. It would be really cool as a game title screen or cover art or poster or something, it has that level of intrigue that makes you want more.

edit: In fact the similarites are remarkable: