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avatar NobSwitch
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
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Hello fellow PMC'ers I am writing this blog to highlight the differences of Fake and Real Pixel art, it has recently come to my attention that this a problem in PMC that no one is really noticing. Here is an example of a fake Piece of Pixel art.
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At this moment you may be wondering, "NobSwitch I know you're extremely awesome and everything, but how can you tell that this is fake? I see absolutely nothing wrong with it."
"This is easily answered to," I say "The way the pixels are formed in the 'Fill' areas are a clear indication to a fake piece of pixel art."

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In this picture I have outlined where the pixels are formed incorrectly, as someone who used to do pixel art, I know that I never formed it in that way, sure it works, but when someone does pixel art, they don't change ANYTHING they do it exactly as it was made with no differences. (Or at least they try to.)

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This is just a zoomed up photo of Bowsers cheek, as you can see clearly now (the rain has gone) the pixels are formed abnormally.

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I can tell you straight away that this was done legitimately, just look at the pixels, they are correct, nothing is wrong with them, they are exact to how the real photo is. But because fake pictures like the Bowser are stealing the pop Reel, this picture will not get the love that it deserves.

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Back when I was obsessed with pixel art, I did a Moltres, if you look, the pixels are formed correctly, but also, In a big project like this, it can't really be perfect, the outline of the pokemon is correct, but the fire was extremely hard to do, so if you look at the original, while comparing with this, you will see that the fire is significantly different to the original photo, if a photo is not perfect, and has a few mistakes, you can bet it's been done legit, because if your like me, and after an hour of pixelling, you see one mistake, and to fix it, you gotta spend another 40 minutes on it... well I just say f*** that

At this point, if you really don't like me you would be thinking "Ok, he imported it, so what? There is no rule 'NO IMPORTED PIXEL ART'" and I reply with "Well, there is no specific rule, but it's hidden in there, in Rule NO.1 STOLEN CONTENT. and in this it sais "Only upload original content that you created." so therefore, anyone who uploads fake pixel art is breaking the rules.

I am sad to admit, that I have also uploaded FAKE pixel art, so I know exactly how it works, and even though I wasn't happy at the time, I thank charzhoopz for removing it. Here is further proof that it is against the rules.
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ugh, how do I delete this?

If you enjoyed reading the blog, then please drop a diamond, it makes me really really really happy!

A Hater, admitting the inevitable.
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We got the Bowser removed Solid effort Guys!

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I don't know if it was removed by A moderator, but the guy who "made" it was pretty adamant about the fact that he did make it.. so F**K YEA!

EDIT: Also, the Pixel art Program "SpriteCraft" Imports white background as Snow, not white wool, unless snow has been disabled on the menu. And, Blurring around the black, there is dark grey wool, and light grey wool, I have yet to see anyone actually do this legitimately.

If anyone wants me to check their pixel art, link it in a comment, and I will check it out.
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  • munchkin_T
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • November 20, 2017, 9:06 pm
Is CAD design allowed? (e.t.c TinkerCAD)
I love pixel art, the same as all of you guys, but can someone please tell me why you care about a "fake."  Pixel art is an art style.  Why should anyone care if it wasn't made in minecraft?  This was just a guy embracing pixel art and its culture.  I don't mean to hate at all, but the more people who like pixel art, the better.
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 16, 2015, 9:38 pm
please no
and the pixel art fairy fell to the ground a died this day :-(
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 19, 2015, 12:09 pm
D:
oh no
:-D
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 11:58 am
well he lived a good life
She, the pixel art fairy is a she
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:19 pm
oops my bad

who will pay for the funeral?
i'am curious on how far we can take this joke to...lol

oh and fairies dont have funerals they disintegrate into dust and float up to the heavens
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:31 pm
what joke? are you telling me there's no fairy?

this cant be....

my life... ruined D:

xD
haha lol
:-D
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:35 pm
whats funny? laughing at me in the darkest of times? what a horrible human bean.
what response can i give that keeps everyone happy and puts an end to this completely.
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:42 pm
Idk lol
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:36 pm
im pretty sure whoever made this' comment notifications are getting spammed right now lol.
they are probably reading and think what the heck are you two on about. lol
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:48 pm
I don't even know lol
im gonna end it now anyway 
i wish you all the best
and thank you for the amusement
have a good day
  • that2guy
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Nerd
  • October 22, 2015, 12:53 pm
np i wish you the best too.
  • CoolMan001
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 1, 2014, 12:05 pm
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Hey check out my pixel art! I work hard for hours on this and crappy enderman skin still gets more views. http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/glados-1361996/
diamond 110 good job. people need to know what the fakes are
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • August 25, 2012, 5:17 pm
Thanks :D
  • Aeiou562
  • Level 27
  • Expert Artist
  • June 18, 2012, 12:04 am
So do you mean to tell us. If you see a good pixel art, you automatically MUST disrespect their efforts (being a pixel artist myself I know that my pixel arts can go for up to 5 and a half hours) and not giving them one iota of credit? You sir, are a horrible person.
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • June 18, 2012, 12:31 am
No you fool. Read the whole post.
  • Aeiou562
  • Level 27
  • Expert Artist
  • June 18, 2012, 12:35 am
I did, I meant that if you see one that has had assistance with a program, (say spritecraft) It is fake. This isn't always the case, some people may need to have the picture converted into minecraft blocks beforehand. Even though it may look "fake", It doesn't mean you can assume it's fake
i was diamond number 100
  • Tarka
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Architect
  • April 23, 2012, 2:47 pm
Here's a prime example of absolute FAKE:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/1malledo/
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 23, 2012, 8:40 pm
He is so fake, It hurts my eyes.
  • Hi_Peeps
  • Level 26
  • Expert Spleefer
  • April 22, 2012, 9:58 pm
Diamond number 107!
  • Zevox144
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • April 21, 2012, 4:13 pm
Diamond #105!
Diamond+
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
<3 +
  • xJackxFirex
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • April 21, 2012, 11:04 am
Fakers gonna fake, they get hate. you get a exception.

EDIT: he said he faked one time in the blog.
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
lolwut
  • mistermoomoo
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Narwhal
  • April 21, 2012, 9:12 am
Nice. Diamond to you my good sir.
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
thankss :)
  • kraju_xd
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 21, 2012, 9:11 am
Hah what would you say if i would change to simple texture pack ? ;P well im not even into pixel art so yano xD
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 3:32 pm
I have no idea what you're saying xD
  • lennon3
  • Level 1
  • New Dragonborn
  • April 21, 2012, 4:57 am
There's a girl that make's a lot of fake's I can't find her but she been doing it for year's.
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 3:32 pm
do your best to find! flag flag flag!
  • wizoid1
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • April 21, 2012, 4:35 am
You can also tell if it's fake, if it's more than 256 pixels high
  • Zevox144
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • April 21, 2012, 4:04 pm
Do you mean if it's standing up? 'Cause flat on the ground can be even taller...
  • WhiteFire_
  • Level 28
  • Expert Pixel Puncher
  • April 21, 2012, 9:52 am
You can make a pixel art on flat ground that is 256 pixels...
  • wizoid1
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • April 22, 2012, 2:58 am
I meant standing up
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 21, 2012, 7:20 am
it can't be more than 256 pixels high O.o
  • Xamboldore
  • Level 29
  • Expert Scribe
  • April 21, 2012, 9:29 am
Exactly. It's therefore obvious that it was not made
  • Ash
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Button Pusher
  • April 20, 2012, 10:37 pm
lol i do my blurring legitimately :P So you've seen mine :P
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 20, 2012, 10:43 pm
i'm preeeeeeeeeetty sure, yours is legit!
  • CraftedJerk
  • Level 43
  • Master Crafter
  • April 20, 2012, 8:55 pm
grammar fix: "i know you're extreamly awesome
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 20, 2012, 9:03 pm
haha wow. that makes about 15, thanks.
  • Po1ntBlank
  • Level 46
  • Master Hunter
  • April 20, 2012, 7:07 pm
I know a very dead giveaway. Look at pixel arts with an enormous white background. If you look closely, you will see things like gray wool, snow, etc. instead of just all white. Why would anyone spend the time to make the canvas multi-colored
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 20, 2012, 8:32 pm
also, a program like spritecraft Imports white background as SNOW not white wool.
O.o but what i do for my pixel art is use spritecraft, and GIMP. I Download my picture and then i put it on spritecraft, then i open GIMP and put the same picture on there, then use the grid effect to help me figure out wich pixel goes where. I think Spritecraft uses snow as a background so you can use white wool in your pixel art without getting confused.
  • Lorhig123
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Geek
  • April 20, 2012, 6:38 pm
Nice post man, I'll sure keep a look out for fakers lol
  • NobSwitch
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • April 20, 2012, 8:32 pm
yay :)

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