the forgotten pixels


So I’m playing Ib for the trillionth time, and each time I play, I notice something new that occurs if you backtrack quite often.

Not sure if a post has been done on this before, but I mean… Why not?

If you go back through the whole museum as soon as Garry is added to your party:

Added dialogue for Liars Room, hide and seek room, and you can now get sassed out by that friggen ant. He will also be slapped by the naked lady painting. It made me laugh, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s just the thought of Garry being like “lol bewbs.”

Also, read all of the artwork in case you get the black key during the second playthrough. (I highly recommend it. More Garry action!) Most paintings have extra Garry dialogue. Psst more Garry = win/win situation.

If you go back as far as possible as soon as Mary joins your party:

You now cannot look through the mirror.  As if Mary didn’t mess up enough, now she cuts you off from Garrys’ face. I was so pissedu. 

New conversation about the porno book. This also made me laugh. Probably because such similar situations have happened to me in the past. Cries.

If you also backtrack after the lights turn off on Mary and Ib right before “Separation”, you get new descriptions for what is inside the art boxes. It makes it all nice’n creepy. 

Yey well that’s just what I found tonight, and I felt the need to make a post about it. XD But really, the little details added here and there in games like this, are what makes them so enjoyable to play again and again. 

*Flashes Luigi death stare*

Peace outu.

snapsnap-mofo  asked:

hello, question, question! if you have the time only! i'm new to this whole digital art thing, so can you show me how to give your court of owls AU thing that screencap appeal?

Hi hi, I’m not sure if I’m doing it correctly so I’m going to show how I do mines :0

First of all, I used a 2560x1600 canvas (then I just adjust the size if it’s too big or too little). Most of the time, I choose the size of the bar with my eyes, I don’t really how I should do it. I look up real screenshots for reference too. Don’t forget to keep the black bars as the highest at all times

Then I just sketch it,

Imagine yourself as the director of a film. How would you film this scene if your character was an actor and you had all of the things needed for your scene? 

Here comes the lining part. I call it the torture session. 

The smoother it is, the better. Keep your line as simple as possible. You can cheat it a bit thanks to sai with the vector tools. (There’s a vector tool on photoshop but I never got the hang of it.) The thing that I like about Sai is that you can fix the edge of your vector line in post like that

Normally animation lines aren’t “slimmed out”(???) but I like to do that. It’s up to you if you want all the way through the screencap effect. 

 The I drew my ugly background

I’ve been taught to lay all the base colors first but I do it element by element, I don’t know why. 

I generally start with the skin

(Make sure that your lines are closed so you can select the zone to colour and don’t forget the little pixels forgotten by your selection tool. Check on the edges and corners)

Shading time, I generally don’t use more than two shades. You can limit the shade with your vector tool and then fill the gap. I think it gives a more authentic look, i don’t know why.

Important, it’s better to do each step on different layers and don’t be a lazy ass like me and name them. A clipping layer/group/mask(whatever) is always useful when you want to shade something. 


Add some simple effects now for example for the hair I added some highlight under the shadding layer and used the skin tone over it all to smoother it

Add some more effects, play with the layers settings

The last effects are done with photoshop. After I fixed the colors of the character so it doesn’t stand out too much compared to the background. I blur everything and add some light effects like some black around the canvas and the character. The background must be more blurry than the character. 

Try to see what could be fixed to add some drama (or not) to the picture. Last but not least add subtitles if needed. I used the Verdana font with a white subtitles and black contouring. Use Yellow if it’s not visible enough. I don’t really know what size to pick so meh just let see how it looks.


That should be enough. Last little check out to make sure that everything is alright and add some more effects and you’re done

I saved it as png but apparently jpeg can give an even more authentic look. I have absolutely nooo idea, and see how it looks for you. 

A LOOOONG time ago, when I used to do this more frequently with naruto oc’s, I did a little video showing how I did this kind of stuff, there’s not even any music, and since it was for a collab the background wasn’t even made by me. I’m not super proud of it but here you go 

Anyway, I hope it helped. you can still come to me if you have more questions. There are a lot of videos better than mine on youtube, maybe you’ll find better things than what I could offer you.And most of all, have fun! :D

The Forgotten Pixels

So I always told myself I would make a tumblr, but it never happened until now. So I guess I should make my first post about the thing that finally motivated me to do it. And that would be a project I am excited about:

It’s an animated series that follows the  hero of a 80’s video game cartridge that has never been played.
I think it’s a very cool concept full of potential (and I am not just saying that because I worked on the project as well :p), so head over to our kickstarter and check it out! It would make my day! :D


fullview these, please, tumblr resizes everything to be horrible and it adversely affects pixel art. (also, don’t mind the white background, the way it does transparency looks weird.)

ANYWAY cross-medium character consistency practice based some of on those doodles I did earlier. Will I ever pixel anything that is not just headshots? We just don’t know. I started this for Disc Wednesday but quickly realized it was going to take more than one day, alas.