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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 06:02

I don't like the monthly payment idea of Patreon, but I gladly will donate you some money over Paypal!

Really like this site and would like to see it keep going! :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 05:53

Sure, this is why I submitted it here. No need to credit me, but please give me a link to your game. I would like to check it out! :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 03:39

That is not possible. I generated the track using Autotracker as *.it (that's the audio format of Python) and then edited it using Audacity. I don't saved the Audacity project.

In other terms, I'm not aware of the properties of the it audio format, if it's losless, etc.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:10

Feng Zhu looks interesting, didn't know of it before!

So basically talent = creativity for you?

For me even creativity is a state of mind. It's openmindedly and actively consuming your enviroment and combining known things into new things. Take a look at that image I made for example:

It's been seen by a lot of people as a very creative idea - it's basically a combination of 2 well-known items - a candle and a snail shell.

Some people may find it easier to come up with ideas than other, but for me that's more a matter of how you experience your childhood, since the earliest experiences are proven to have greatest impact on a human. For me it were people believing in my artistic skills and supporting me, who helped me to become the artist I am. My taste is heavily influenced by my relatives (e.g. we're all are pretty close to nature, which is a central theme in my artwork).

The other thing coming with your opinion is, that people need to be able to distinguish good from bad ideas. That can be trained as well, by taking a look at artwork commonly seen as good. Like an object in nature, there are certain features "good" art does share. Sure, there are different tastes, but you can come up with ideas a certain group of people likes.

Maybe I'm a bit narrow-minded, since I never had an problem with creativity. I'm also unsure how the myth of right- and left-brained plays in here. I would like to hear your opinion.

 EDIT: I was browsing trough the Feng Zhu vids, when finding an opinion by a teacher supporting my thoughts:

"[...] We are asked to come up with ideas that never existed before, but the same time the audience, when the audience looks at it, they exactly understand what there are looking at.

[...] You can't do something so different that your audience is gonna be like 'what the heck?' and at the same time you can't do something so generic that the audience is gonna be like 'I've seen that before!' You kinda need to meet that sweet spot right in the middle. [...] Just change [something] slightly so that it's cool, it's new, it's different but you don't confuse anybody."

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:15

@fluffrabbit: No, I haven't, but I'll provide an ogg the next time ;)

Here is a simple hack in pseudocode you can use to make it loop properly, anyway:

do while game is running [
play "happyadventure.mp3";
wait (length_of_song - 100ms);

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 14:46

@Danimal: My opinion is, that an arts education can only show you some tricks others discovered, but how good you can express your ideas comes down to practising. There is no such thing as talent, one can just grow up under circumstances supporting his art skill.

I can't give you any tip where to start before knowing your interests and attitudes. Recognize what you like and mix it with your own view of the world! Good artists copy, great artists steal.

Surt is so good, because he's drawing a lot. And I'm respecting that, too.

Keep it up, Surt! You've sharing really inspiring stuff!

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 16:08

Epic stuff :D

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:55

This part is not stated in the license. I could not control it anyway (how to see if a work was created with a non-pirated brush?). If there is any loss in money, by piracy, I'll need to accept it.

To sum up: The problem you pointed out, does not apply to the brush. Therefore the shown brush is relevant to the community.

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 07:55

Depends on what plugins you are using to make textures seamless. In fact I have for example a seamless bark texture to go with acorn leaves, but my thoughts are currently too commercial to share it freely :P By the way, what's with the donation pools oga once had, where you needed to break a goal to unlock gameart? I would be interested in offering some of my work.

I commented on one of the branch textures, giving you the name ;)

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:35

I think this branch is from a robinia, but I'm not sure.