End of year artistic challenge.

Inspired by a number of artists whom follow my good buddy Radiant Dreamer on Facebook. I’ve also decided to test myself. To assess my artistic progress if you will.

This idea, which never occurred to me previously, was inspired by a very particular post by Leong Jin Jie (found [here]) where he tested his advancement for one year by redrawing a particular drawing he made at the start of 2011.

My challenge will be slightly different however. I’m aiming to increase my skill in pixel art. So what better way than to make a huge end of year pixel art? πŸ™‚

The theme is Christmas as that day is today (By the way, hope you all had/are having a great one!! :D). The character is none other than Radiant Dreamer’s AwesomeSauce Girl. The situation…well that’s a surprise like all gifts are ;).

My original pixel art of her I felt had some issues, but being that it was my first longer attempt at pixel art and using Graphics Gale, I figured it was good enough at the time.

As you can see, the image size is pretty small, well this time I’m increasing the difficulty by a large shot. As the size is increasing from 128×128 to a whopping 512×512 with a completely new drawing. That’s four times the size.

So until next time, hope everyone’s having/had a great Christmas day, and see you soon! All the best!! πŸ˜€


Awesomesauce thanks you kindly for the visit!~ :3
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A beast within has awoken.

After gauging where my free time was going I was able to determine that much of my time was being placed on social media. This isn’t entirely a bad thing, but it isn’t a good thing either. Staying in contact via 4-5 media sites at once was eating up my time bit by bit. I also noted that I sometimes would become lost in the related material.

Due to this discovery I was allowed to readjust my time to allow for much more art to be made and let me say, it’s already making a difference. πŸ™‚

An artistic beastΒ in me that was dormant for quite some time has re-awoken. I once used to spend hours and hours of my time delving deeper into art every single day. My technique and knowledge wasn’t at the level it is these days since they were still in infancy (and in many ways still are) but I used to be fueled by the arts.

It’s been–as sad as it is to say it–years since I’ve felt as filled with this much desire to draw. I’m reveling in it all. The tides are beginning to change and I can surely feel it!! 8)

It’s time for me to awaken and unleash my true potential πŸ™‚ .

That’s pretty much what’s been going on recently for me :).

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