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An amazing video, around 5 minutes, showing the speeded up construction of an accurate car, using some unique methods, and some impressive colours. - I was left in awe.

Posted by Skull @ 12/5/2006 09:14  |    53


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/13/2006 00:11
a carrot

Kenner-Boy (Level 1 Private) @ 12/12/2006 23:33
I see so many people in here complaining and moaning about how this guy is nothing special. Please cut the shit. Seeing stuff like this reinstated my "want" to keep on working on my digital art. If what this guy has done doesn't even spark any kind of positive emotion in your head then I believe that you sir(s) should shove a carrot in your ass. Now that I have vented that little bit, I think it would be awesome if more Pixel Artists did video projects like this guy has done. I would love to see the process all of you talented Artists go through. Thanks for the read.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/11/2006 13:56
Either way, to get something done, like that, in Paint, must take a fair bit of skill.

Das spiriter (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/11/2006 08:29
to much for... brain...

7even (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/10/2006 15:10

We must consider that he could be using a real picture as a reference...

That makes all of the light, shadows and even colors already resolved by the photo. He then just followed the right lines and voila =P

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/10/2006 15:01
Gimp, PSP, photoshop, Pixen, GraphicsGale and a whole bunch of original open source ones.

Das spiriter (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/10/2006 03:42
what else?

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/8/2006 04:35
Edit: Ofcourse I meant MSPaint

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/8/2006 04:34
I don't get it.. This is actually not that good! You can make far greater creations using paint!

=^D Guy (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/7/2006 20:24

Wow. See how people do their pieces to get high acclaim? Now that is what I call a gift from god to do damned good pieces.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/7/2006 07:00

You've got nothing to be sorry about das spiriter.

@silent: yeah, that's because he traced it i guess.

Lolololol this has been fun.. (+o+)

Das spiriter (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/7/2006 06:36
oops, sorry...

Blick (Level 6 Commander) @ 12/7/2006 00:15
Well ceddo, I hope you realize the video isn't realtime. He had time to place the fill tool over the pixels.

ceddo (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/6/2006 21:56
That is amazing, especially when he does things like fill up an area that's very thin and has contour lines around it, he just drives straight through, doesn't miss a pixel, and doesn't go over the contour lines either.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/6/2006 21:15
I don't really see where he gets off calling himself Pixelgod.

Khris (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/6/2006 20:43
"uhh, das spiriter, EVERYBODY here makes art on mspaint"
I use GraphicsGale, actually...

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/6/2006 20:37

Wow, I never would've expected an MS Paint video to stir up so many comments. You never can tell.

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/6/2006 19:31
i would love to aa the hell out of it though.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/6/2006 19:04
34 comment now, wtf

@skull, stylish indeed

@silent sniper, Not everyone uses mspaint since thats a PC thing, we mac users use other proggies. many PC users use photoshop too.

Aleiav (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/6/2006 17:12
And I am the master of CONTROVERSY, skull. Biotch. XD

Aleiav (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/6/2006 17:11
Yeah I went to his site... no pixels there... poseur. >_< :P

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/6/2006 17:05

*referring to larwick* wat im getting at is what that guy did with the car was nothing special, he just knows the lighting on a car.

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/6/2006 17:03
uhh, das spiriter, EVERYBODY here makes art on mspaint

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/6/2006 14:16
But I did it with such style.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/6/2006 14:06
Lol Skull, you just stole it from pixelation, a goddamn ripper i say!

And i thought silent was being sarcastic... but you never know. Also, the picture was made by the same person who drew the car, he calls himself the pixel god on his website but shows no pixelart whatsoever. It's like calling yourself the graphite god just because you can draw well.

zAk (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/6/2006 13:56
Silent Sniper - why the hell did you show us thaat angry mage thing... it is off-topic compeletly (not to mention that pixel artists see huge amounts of colors as a ba d thing than a good thing) Rofl :D:D:D

zAk (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/6/2006 13:54
Paint - you could do anything with primitive tools and huge amounts of time - but why? This clip to me is like digging a hole with bare hands when you could as well make a shovel and dig that hole 10x faster and end up with the job done better, faster and easier... zAk

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/6/2006 12:33
*sends skull a box of cookies

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/6/2006 12:31
I should get an award for creating a place of contriversy.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/6/2006 12:27
silent sniper, i don't quite understand what you're getting at there..

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/6/2006 12:22
omg, 22 comments on this.

9_6 (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/6/2006 12:14
Why do I see this video popping up... EVERYWHERE? It isn't even that great! I mean come on we have loads over loads of actually better artwork created with pain.t here in this archive so it's no real big deal.

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/6/2006 11:48
That mage shit is jpg'd

Das spiriter (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/6/2006 11:14
i also make art on ms paint, but this guy ( / girl ) is good.

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/6/2006 08:30

o yes i forgot to post this earlier... when drawing in Paint, it is just like normal drawing except when you are using dithering and AA, and crap like that. i would just call that a 'skilled' okekai (cant spell it)

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/6/2006 06:23
He traced using a tablet and pillow shades. Endof.
And LOL @ silent sniper.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 12/6/2006 04:49
The guy is obviously skilled, but he could do the same thing in less time in any other paint programs. Like all that time he spent erasing the grey pixels after making the black outline would have taken no time using the stencil feature in Promotion or even any decent paint program from the 90's. Not to mention the lack for keyboard shortcuts... well at least that's his time he's wasting :)

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/6/2006 04:15

He basically does the same things as used commonly in vector gfx and of course it isn't even true pixelart, but the dude gets respect for having the cojones to pull it all off in MS Paint :D even if he used a tablet.

I ain't going to switch from Photoshop anytime soon tho :D

fishmeester (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/6/2006 04:10
Wicked sick! 

vanSchmidt (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/6/2006 02:44
Dude, this guys is insanely good...   Ive never seen someone this good! He's definitly demi god..

Aleiav (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/6/2006 01:30
I don't think people have issue with the program Paint, it's just that this guy doesn't make anything THAT special with it so... there's really nothing fancy about it to attribute to Paint as a program.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/5/2006 23:26
That one I would think, Doesn't use Paint..

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/5/2006 21:00
wow... and this one: uses 71987 colors... WOW!

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/5/2006 18:23
This is good to use against people who complain that they only have MS Paint.

Aramax (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/5/2006 16:51
The wheels... flat.

Mowzr (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/5/2006 16:19
 Why is everyone so opposed to MSPaint?
 It looks pretty damn good to me. Everything I do is in MSPaint, infact I'm completely uncomfortable using any other application. But then again - As to whether or not my stuff is good or whatever is a matter of opinion.

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 12/5/2006 15:42
Haha, yes, the curve tool is very underrated, but yeah, Pixeljoint eats stuff like this for breakfast. Nothing utterly amazing.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/5/2006 14:10
Dumb dumb dumb.  No real skill involved, just time.

However, curve-tool skill noted.

Khris (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/5/2006 13:59
This was kind of cool, though I'm more interested in how long the guy took in reality. I think we're better off checking out The B.O.B.'s pixel gallery for impressive MS Paint works, though.

horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/5/2006 13:00

This only proves that you can make some decent art with MS Paint. If you are on a tight budget, this is nice to know.

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