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My Skinning Hiatus and Why.

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avatar Danori
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Senpai
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Hello everyone! This is Danori just checking in with all my subscribers and friends of PMC. First off, how has everyone been since I have stopped being as active as I once was?

Anyway, I should probably get to the point, that being the fact that I am not as active anymore. I have basically stopped skinning, and you'll see an update to my texture pack here and there, but other then that I have essentially disappeared from the surface of the Planet (Minecraft). Now before you rage and begin throwing rotten tomatoes at my feet, I have my reasons for my absence.

- I have gotten a job. Its part time, so note so much (only 4 hours a day) but it still takes away from alot of my free time.

- Skinning is great fun, but honestly its a tad bit "low level" for me. Its just too easy. The space in which you work is too small and I am not learning all that much about pixel art by doing these skins. I would usually do the things I find most enjoyable (which honestly right now is painting, but skinning is close behind) but I really need to take my artwork very seriously these next few years, and I need to start challenging myself to be able to reach my goal of becoming a talented concept artist.

- I have picked up digital painting as you could tell above. I was terrible at first, but I've been painting a lot over the last few weeks and right now I actually just finished a painting a few days ago that is the photo for the blog. Those of you in chat that saw my first painting, you'll know I have improved. I'm actually working on another that's even better then that, but I don't like posting WIP's all over the internet because people are thieves >:

- I'm taking pixel art more seriously. I'm spending s bunch of time on pixel art projects because I'm increasing the sizes that I work at (maybe a 32x32 pack will come one day? :D) so I may improve.

- I recently released a texture pack and have been working on that. So if your subscribed, you'll know I'm still alive :D

- I'm doing the artwork for a game. Cant tell much about it or share any details atm.

- I just don't have time.

So that's why everyone.I will probably update my texture pack frequently the more I finish, and maybe participate in contests. I will probably have to give up my position as a mentor. Sorry to those that I was mentoring, and sorry to those that looked forward to my skins. I will post blogs showing my progress with digital art, for those of you that are interested, but my activity will definitely subside compared to what it once was. So yeah! Your all filled in. I'm not leaving so don't think this post is negative! Hope to hear from you all soon.

-Danori
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  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 6, 2012, 1:15 am
I'm starting to get into art more seriously too :D good luck for the future bro!
  • y a n
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • August 15, 2012, 11:45 am
u culd try hd skins instead...
  • joshsouza
  • Level 29
  • Expert Warrior
  • August 12, 2012, 12:55 pm
I think that's pretty cool. Are you planning on uploading some of your new work somewhere? I would love to see them!
  • VanitusGamer
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • August 11, 2012, 9:48 pm
Bro, if you're doin' pixel art, you need to get a Tumblr or something to show that sh*t off.
  • Vrezh
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Nether Knight
  • August 10, 2012, 11:55 pm
Awesome art, Danori!
Nice to see you heading for broader waters. :)
  • G-Fiti
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 10, 2012, 4:53 pm
Copyright, Copyright everywhere. Nice painting though. :)
you've touched another fellow artist's heart.



"When they say it can't be done, its up to you to show them they're wrong. Show them the ropes."

-MemphisMayFire
  • Silverbeard
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 10, 2012, 10:25 am
Make a mod :D That would be epic
  • ChezPlz
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pirate
  • August 10, 2012, 7:38 am
Man, you were one of the few people who didn't just make a flat skin, and dodge/burn it until it looked reasonably shaded.... It's neat that your designing for a game though, that's what I wanna do, when I'm older.
  • ChezPlz
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pirate
  • August 10, 2012, 7:46 am
And I really like the painting, it's very surreal.
I kinda know that you made pixel art instead now when i saw you`r deviant art account. It Looks Awesome By the way
Awesome!
by that i mean the drawing not the blog, sorry to see you leave
  • SilentAero
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • August 10, 2012, 2:26 am
No offense, but I don't think it's necessary to add copyright over the painting you made. It makes it irritating for me to look at. A single one would suffice.
Though, the painting is pretty good. I'm not a painter, so I wouldn't know if it really is good to famous artists.
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 6:48 am
Yes, it is nessecary. Theres few places I trust without copyright watermarks. Its so easy to get rid of a single watermark, even if its massive. I could litterally do it in 2 minutes in photoshop. Its the small ones that are all iver the painting that are difficult to remove without ruining the painting.
  • SilentAero
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • August 10, 2012, 6:51 am
Is it actually easy..? I always thought it's almost impossible. :s
There is a good website for pixel artists, here is the link www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/new_icons.asp also, nice pixel art
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 6:43 am
Ive known about pixel joint for ages :p I already have an account on there
Yeah i just checked your submissions, i like the Guardian of the sun :)
  • Lepyro
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 9, 2012, 9:53 pm
Okay, good luck in future ventures.
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 9, 2012, 9:12 pm
What programs do you use to make these "concept art" drawings? they are pretty cool! I would like to be a concept artist someday too! Or just an artist.... I'm a pretty good drawer..
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 9, 2012, 9:41 pm
PaintoolSAI.
Sorry to ask, but i Really want to create something like this, is PaintoolSAI free or?
Your digital art is amazing,and i hope i may be good at it someday
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 11:46 am
No its not free.
How much does it cost then, just so im aware. :p

Is it worth it lol
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 12:37 pm
I don't actually remember, I bought it ages ago but never really used it until recently. And it depends. Some people hate it, some people love it.
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 10, 2012, 12:55 pm
.. What resolution is your artwork above?
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 1:08 pm
idk, lol. I made in a inches ratio
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 10, 2012, 1:13 pm
Uh, not pixels? Surely that would be easier..
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 1:31 pm
Why are you so curious anyway?
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 10, 2012, 6:07 pm
just wonderin'....
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 9, 2012, 10:17 pm
O.o awesome! How did you ACTUALLY get to work for game creators anyway?
  • Danori
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 10, 2012, 6:40 am
Yeah its just a couple friends that know how to program and me :p
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 10, 2012, 12:54 pm
ohhhh I can't wait to see this game! Need a beta tester? I'm here :D
  • Paddy
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 10, 2012, 2:33 am
I'm pretty sure it is some sort of Indie Game.
  • Tom
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 10, 2012, 3:24 am
O.o
  • JDMracer95
  • Level 26
  • Expert Robot
  • August 9, 2012, 9:01 pm
I respect that, *knuckles
  • GroonCz
  • Level 44
  • Master Gent
  • August 9, 2012, 8:52 pm
You and Leo are best skinners for me. :/
  • lewihs
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Miner
  • August 9, 2012, 8:48 pm
You will always be the best skinner. :)
  • Blockorz
  • Level 27
  • Expert Blockhead
  • August 9, 2012, 8:43 pm
I wanna be a concept artist too one day x3 Artist-Brofist!
  • BradyH
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 9, 2012, 8:40 pm
;D Will always be a fan!

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