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Live again soon. Had a bunch of updates n stuff. Not an exciting stream but will be doing a lot of work.
Livestreaming soon. More pixel art. This time tilemaps and atlases. Thinking about working on an overworld map and a few towns.

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A legit copy of the full (paid for) version of GraphicsGale and when you get it please do not loose the registration file. Upload it to your dropbox or something like that.

Bullet; Purple Bullet; Blue Bullet; Yellow I only have a few rules Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Blue Bullet; Purple 

Bullet; Orange This contest is aimed at pixel animation. You could enter non moving if you wanted too.
Bullet; Orange MUST BE PIXEL! I know this one should be obvious but people sometimes ignore and blur anyway.
Bullet; Orange No NSFW animation. This includes nudity, extreme gore, sexually explicit content.
Bullet; Orange Make sure you actually want and need this! It wouldn't be fair to the others if you don't actually want it and never use it.
Bullet; Orange Use either the free version or the trial version of GraphicsGale. But you don't have to.
Bullet; Orange Be respectful to other contestants
Bullet; Orange No fan art or fan OC's. MUST be original. I'm sorry but I don't want any legal issues.
Bullet; Orange You must own the rights and be the creator. No stolen, ripped, reuploaded work. No sprite makers or generators.
Bullet; Orange No old submissions, you have to work on something new. I will be checking the upload date.

Firelite-photo :Fire-orb: Theme :Fire-orb: Firelite-photo 

Fantasy RPG style 
Theme Rules:
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! No extreme gore
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Needs to be animated in some way. Still images may not perform as well but are accepted
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! You character may be human
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! You may submit non human characters as long as it fits the theme
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! No sexually explicit content. This includes visible genitalia, bare breasts and general nudity. This goes for non human as well.
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Keep your characters animations related to a Fantasy RPG
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Does not have the be any specific style of RPG, just as original as possible
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! JRPG styles are welcome but please don't rip
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! You can NOT use a sprite maker, you have to make it yourself!

Currently there is no due date only because I am not sure if anyone will enter so there is plenty of time to get ready.
The winner will be based on effort and skill. Frame rate can be whatever you like but try not to make the animation too long. Needs to be submitted as a GIF.
Must not be larger than 320x240 pixels landscape or portrait style and no smaller than 50x50 pixels.

Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! To EnterRainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! 

Simply add a comment saying so. Come back with a link to your entry. You can only enter once but you can revise your work up until the due date.

Star! If you submit, you agree to the following:

You own your art and rights to your submission and therefore will take care of your works licensing, copyrights and uses. You also acknowledge that your work will not be used for any other purpose.
Bu submitting you give permission to have your work added and displayed to the Entries Journal through the use of a DA Thumbnail code for display purposes only.
You will clearly add to the description your feelings and rights for your work like you would any other.
You acknowledge that during judging a thumbnail of your work may or may not be entered into a poll and judged by your peers.


Simple Sketch Animation
Elf Lady WIP by DraconianRain
Dragon Head Turn Test by DraconianRain
Anime girl by DraconianRain
Simple sketch animation. Only up to 3 seconds long. GIF ONLY.
Anime girl by DraconianRain
Animated Pony Head Shot
Pixel Commission by DraconianRain
Moon Dancer by DraconianRain
Spirit Night WIP by DraconianRain
Hilty by DraconianRain
Simple animation. Blinking or hair moving. Side view head shot only. Dimensions 150 x 150 pixels. Pixel art only. If you do not like my style, please do not buy. Must be your own OC design.

Currently closed however if you order a head shot you will be added to the waiting list. Please be aware that it might be a long wait. And I'm sorry for the raised price but how cheap they were before I couldn't keep up with the number of requests.
Pixel Icon
Azure Pixel Adopt by DraconianRain
Lavender Grey Dragon by DraconianRain
Carmel Swirl Animated by DraconianRain
Angel by DraconianRain
Preferably human. If you purchase one of these please give me a reference and a specific pose. If you only want a full body, head shot, bust or close up, please mention so. Comes as 150 x 150 pixels in size with an additional 50 x 50 for use as an icon on DA. Please mention if you wanted it animated or not.
Animated Vector Icon
Alaire Commission by DraconianRain
Elf Lady WIP 2 by DraconianRain
Dark Fank by DraconianRain
Vector head shot 150 x 150 animated icon. Can be resized to any size. Can be an animation of anything that fits DA rules and not infringe copyrights. These ones take longer than pixel animations so please be patient if you order one. I originally took these down but they've been requested again. I currently do not have any examples yet.

Thank You's

I never hate hearing thanks for fav's or thanks for the watch and I always try to reply to them. I may not thank as much myself because I know it annoys some DA artists to hear it.

I might not always give thanks for favourites but I do try too. I have read some artists don't like it so I sometimes won't just incase it's annoying.


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leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Back when I was going through a Linux phase, I did learn about a cross-over program called Wine. It can run programs for different operating systems on Linux. I know Wine works on Linux Mint, Zoran, and I think Ubuntu. It ranks the program's compatibility by gold, silver, and bronze. I do remember that Photoshop was ranked gold. In case you're interested. If I were to switch, I think Zoran appeals to me most since it really resembles Windows.

I don't blame you for disliking Inkscape. Using the eraser tool on an open path will automatically close it? It's slogan is "Drawing more freely" but I don't see it. Anyway, you know how I have an obvious love for software. Well I'm working on a concept for two graphic applications. After I'm done, I will show them to my cousin who use to do a lot with programming, and I think he made software. My concepts are called CoolPaint (snow themed) and QuickDraw (desert themed). One is for raster graphics, and the other is for vector graphics. However, I'm adding a twist. More and more people are wanting the opposite functions for the opposite program, so not by default, but I will add some cross-over features. CoolPaint will have vector flood fills, nested vector layers, vector line profiling, and a type on path feature. QuickDraw will have region selections, warp functions, tone adjustment, and brush enhancement. I'm balancing out what will actually be different, but I'm writing down what same tasks can be accomplished but in the preferred ways. These right now are just concepts, but I do have a strong desire to make them more than that.

Thank you.

I think that video was actually new. That was the first time I saw it. After seeing the example you mentioned about the heart, be aware that not all objects can be transformed that way. The shape presets have sliders in them which can manipulate its shape. Once you find the form you like, you click on the "Convert to Curves" button to turn them into editable objects. As for the texture, I think they pasted inside the shape. (Soon that will be with selections!) So I got you interested in the program, eh? I'll love to help in any way I can, so don't hesitate to ask.
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I currently hate that since win7 you can't uninstall IE. I understand, to many abuse the power. But with privacy laws always updating, I think no matter what we're screwed because ever since viruses, it's nothing new. I've found less danger from my privacy being compromised through an app than a virus that destroys my PC. It's a matter of which one is the least evil and then deal with it. I WISH all my apps were Linus compatible but even our regular software takes info. My two favourite things to use, Photoshop and CorelPainter, they're always monitoring. That's the sucky thing about this day and age, sacrifice one thing to gain another.

Yeah they are, I think sometimes too it's arrogance more than "it's a lot of work". I hear the way programmers talk to artists about certain features being irrelevant. Tools are not irrelevant and without US they would have NO market... like seriously... I mean come on Adobe, don't bite the hand that feeds you. And also I NEVER understood why they decided to do that I mean no artist is perfect, you should be able to edit anything and also... it's vector. Why can't a live paint be editable after it's done, it just doesn't make sense you know? I frequently need to change line width because I can never anticipate how it will fair once coloured. Yet another thing that puts me off about Illustrator. I hated vector art because of it. I use to try and use Inkscape instead but I hated it.

Hopefully they will and hopefully they will see it and good luck with your promotions.

Yeah it does, I am highly interested in that feature specifically. I watched the promo video on the Windows Beta section and I was sold instantly. I liked how you could live edit it in orthographic view while it appears to be applied in a perspective skew on a texture. If you watched the video, I'm talking about the heart design. More than anything I'm impressed with the gradients. Hopefully they make the windows price the same as Mac. I downloaded it today finally. I'm going to try it out for myself later.
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well yeah, because those apps would be third party extensions. I think there was actually a movie on that. "Terms and Conditions May Apply." Though in Windows 10, there are things that come with the operating system that can't be uninstalled easily like Cortana, the Xbox app, and other things that have tracking in them. Even though it feels awkward, I don't mind tracking much as long as everything stays confidential. I just don't like how third parties have the capabilities of changing the system of my computer, like with that automated Windows 10 update. Sure it's all in the Terms and Conditions, but who has the patience to read it all, and per app? And yes, I went through a Linux phase myself, and I feel the same. I can't give up other software.

Adobe is pretty slow in updating things like that. I would love if they had more compatibility with live paint objects in Illustrator. Brush strokes, width variations, and feathering will not work in live paint fills.

Yeah I guess, but you know how I was really looking hard for the right program previously? I feel like I've been waiting too long. I have plans now; I'm trying to promote my work with a website of children comics. I can still use Illustrator, but even you know how that program can be. I have created a post of the smoothing feature I want for Designer, but I didn't get any feedback. But hey, maybe Designer will come through and make those changes.

I too am happy to hear about those two features. The "Pixel selection to vector object" sounds just as good as flood fills. That shading video I showed you, it would almost be like pasting paths inside regions rather than shapes for a shading effect; sketches, feathers, whatever; inside its own boundaries.
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard the same rumour about windows 8. So far I'm not sure that's true. What I do know is a lot of this "tracking" is like the google play store and comes from the apps you download and not the operating system itself. To many people click agree without looking further into it. But Mac is no different. They frequently acquire user information though how they use it is usually for marketing. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you're connected to the internet we're all being watched and there is no perfect company. That use to be why I ran linux but to many programs aren't compaitible that I couldn't live without lol.

I do often. But there's times where I don't. I'm weird. I do a lot of stupid things with my artboards but it's all a part of learning I guess. Photoshop recently added the ability to have artboards and when I found out I was like well, it's about time guys.

Yeah, it would be very useful. Well to be fair, it is not that easy to implement. And adding coding to an already coded program isn't always as easy as it sounds. I wouldn't be surprised if they've tried but it keeps causing issues or lag. Keep faith and maybe submit a request? The more people ask for it, the more they might prioritise it.

Wow those two sound really awesome. I love mesh warp, especially on vector drawings.
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha it's no problem.

That is so pushy. And I heard there are about 13 different tracking systems on Windows 10. I bet that's why they're really trying to get people to get Windows 10.

Well probably because there is no need to use multiple artboards unless you want to export multiple documents.

I hope they do follow up on that end point feature as well. I have a strange feeling they actually might. A staff member said there were a lot of people wanting that, so it has been logged to the "Feature Request" section. As for smoothing, I fear that might not come any time soon. That was a topic created in the forum back in 2014, and it still hasn't come. Though, on the feature roadmap, there are two things they'll be adding that interests me. That is a mesh warp/distort tool, and a "Convert pixel selection to vector shape" feature.
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I already was XD 

XD yeah. It's past the "it's free" date and they're still trying to DL it to my laptop.

That's awesome. Thanks for the tip. I rarely used more than one artboard. Good to know.

That is really weird. And ahhh I see. That is annoying. Closing end points is pretty essential for me. But to be fair, they're fairly infant. Hopefully they will listen to the community and not take to long to address it
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey thank you for the watch!

Eh Microsoft is quite the enigma, are they not?

Sure thing.

I see. Well even though I never really do it, you can save multiple files in Illustrator and Designer at once. In Illustrator, use the scale tool which is towards the bottom. You can resize the artboard and you can make multiple artboards. When saving, they will automatically save as individual files. As for files types, you can save them as others, or you can export an image file. If you export as a PNG, make sure you tick of the box that says "Use Artboard" and then set the transparency to white.

There is an auto-smoothing for the pencil in Designer, but there is no option to "adjust" the smoothing or fidelity. You would have to use the node tool and delete the unwanted points. That to me really stands in the way of my workflow. It's apparently something a lot of people didn't like for a while, but it hasn't changed. There is however a "Smooth Curve" option, but to me, it looks like it just creates extra nodes. After your raster sketches, you might be better off using the pen tool for your linework instead. I love the program, but the pencil tool can't even continue from endpoints. It pretty much forces people to use the pen. I really, really hope you change that. If they do that, and add a vector flood fill tool, my life will be all set.
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I made sure to decline the auto schedule. Even if you reset it will try to auto install so make sure to disagree. And good luck.

That's a good idea. I'll try that out thanks.

That but the other way around. Also I mean that Harmony can do what Illustrator does but Illustrator creates an image at a time and an AI file. Harmony created an entire project folder with timeline and scene information and doing character refs directly in Harmony takes up a lot of PC space. I'd rather concept Vector art in Illustrator and import it into Harmony than do everything solely in Harmony.

Oh sweet! I had no idea. That's true. I watched that video. It reminded me a lot of photoshop. It might just be what I am looking for. I do really prefer to sketch in raster first. And hmmm I see. So is there no smoothing option for the pencil tool? Because if not, that's kind of odd
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh man that's not good. Well I'm glad you're feeling better.

On the Mac subject, I might actually wait. I was furious with Windows 10, but I reset the factory settings fairly recently, so I'm back on Windows 8. I have the Windows updater set off, and I don't seem to be having problems. I guess I just have to go against what Microsoft recommends.

Yeah since you come from more of a sketching and painting background, the live paint bucket can be a problem. Though you can create lines with 0 stroke and 0 fill as your boundary marks, bring them into your live paint group and then fill in the extra regions to give a shading effect.

I'm not sure I understand you when you say you don't want to import. Do you mean finding each file done in Harmony to use as a reference in Illustrator?

Affinity is now out for Windows. That might be a better program for you since you can actually "sketch"your design. It also has raster layers and tools. If you're interested, here are a few tricks.… I love the program; I just hate the vector pencil tool. The lines appear too jaggedy, and that really creates a problem for me.
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I took so long. I've been sick then my family then me again. It's cold and flu season here and I got hit twice.

Oh awesome!! Thanks, that will really come in handy for me. I often need to change hues on multiple items. I looked but it was a long time ago.

Yeah they sure are, especially over here. I could buy 3 small cars or 1 new car with the price of one Mac. Insane. Yeah I think too how much care you take of your Mac matters. My school used Macs and it was absolutely horrendous to work with. The lag was phenomenal but the ancient Windows in the library were amazing. My friend however has been a Mac user for as long as I've known her and she has zero issues. I think she had hers on Laybuy (layaway) for 2years and though it was kinda old, she had it for years. I don't know if she's ever upgraded to be honest. She also got it because she knew it would be easier for her parents to use and it was.

I tried that but I'm to use to raster sketching and I really didn't want to import lol. I'll get use to it eventually. I need to figure something out though because Harmony, though I love it, it's not ideal for concept art because it saves animation projects and those project files on your PC... all those folders. I just want one image and one image save. Or a vector file and a png file you know? And I know it sounds dumb of me to say but I need my concept for vector to be done in vector. It changes to drastically if I don't.

Ah that's really good to hear. I hate in Illustrator the center point of an elliptical gradient and how it seems to have this almost pin prick dot of super thick colour. It's not totally smooth but I think that's me being fussy. I would be curious about their animation program if they make one.
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