Friday, February 21, 2014

Constellation, pg. 1 (animated pixel art comic)

Hi! Long time no see. After the year began, I lost all motivation to make new stuff for a long time. However, I am now making new stuff again.

Here's a comic done entirely in pixel art--I thought to myself, "I want to draw a story, but how can I make it 10 times more difficult and tedious for myself?" Here's page 1.



The comic is about Exie, a "gem witch" that I'm using in some other projects that I'll talk about here later. Mostly this comic is a way to practice with pixel art, varying image resolution (either having a larger canvas to work with such as the last frame here, or a very small work area like the first frame) and especially a way to pack in some fun video game references/sprite designs. Hope you like; the next page will be up in a few days!

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  1. I like this, hope to see the second page soon. Good job Bruce!

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    1. Thanks Logan! I'll have the next page ready to go in a few days.

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  2. SO HAPPY to see new stuff from you! I've been checking in now and then, and every time I visit and see nothing new it makes me sad :( Speaking of which, why'd you say this: "After the year began, I lost all motivation to make new stuff for a long time"? Hope all is OK with you...

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    1. Thank you Bryan, feels good to hear my absence was noted! And don't worry about me--sometimes, I ask "how could anyone else be interested in what I do?" The answer of course should be "if I'M interested in it that's all that matters", but you know how it goes. In any case, I just didn't feel like blogging/drawing/designing for a while but I have a recently renewed interest in pixel art! It's been good to expand the focus of my blog a bit, especially since I've been practicing with comics lately.

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  3. This is stunning! I am not generally a comic fan but this is a whole different beast!

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    1. Hey, thanks a lot! I wanted to make something that combined comics and videogames without actually being about video games, I guess.

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