I've added a few simple food pixels this week; toffee/candy apples, yoghurts and sandwiches.
I've made a few gifts for some people who have been incredibly supportive over the last year; even though I've not been around, and haven't been feeling very sociable you've still been leaving sweet tags and whatnot and I really appreciate it! You're all amazing people. These can be used as 88x31 buttons, nametags etc...please don't feel obligated to use them if they're not your cup of tea though! I know I'm really rusty when it comes to pixeling, but just wanted to make something to show my appreciation.
New pixels coming soon hopefully too!
I'm so sorry for completely disappearing! I completely lost the urge to pixel or be creative at all (depression sucks). I'm hoping I'll get the urge again soon as the site could do with a new layout. :/
I'm sorry for not being around much lately, and not being very sociable. I've not been in a good place mentally, and my physical health hasn't been great neither. I've been feeling a little better today though, so I pixeled a couple of hedgehogs.
I felt like pixeling something random today and so I ended up drawing some little bunny chocolate bar adoptables- nothing hugely original or impressive but I had fun making them:
Hope everyone is doing well!
I found some of my old pixels from back when I was hosted at wishable.net, on a site called Peachie's Collection, which is basically a giant toybox. Creativity and inspiration have completely and utterly eluded me lately, so I cheated and revamped said pixels to add to my site instead of coming up with new stuff. Here are the not quite new pixels:
I've always liked the mini nail polish pixels, they just looked a little flat before. And as for the pandas, I don't know why I deleted them, they're pretty cute. Thank you to Peachie and her collection for helping me find some of my old stuff!
After looking at my site in Internet Explorer, I noticed that some of the rollover images overlapped with the layout in weird places which just looked horrible. So I've deleted some things...if it's gone horribly wrong and you now can only see a plain layout with plain text reading "You", "Pixels, "Me" etc, let me know! Not that you'll be able to see the tagboard image...just keep clicking around the top left hand corner of the layout and you'll stumble across it eventually (or failing that click here lol).
I added a cake icon yesterday- it's nothing to write home about but you can check it out if you like, it's in the visitor section. I've also organised the pixels section a little better, and made a cute little sign to hopefully encourage people to credit Catch a Star when they use my pixels.
Edit: I didn't think these were worthy of a new post but I've added some new pixels- cans of pop:
Nothing too exciting or adventurous, they didn't turn out as nicely as I'd hoped they would but they took a stupidly long time to make so I can't bring myself to discard them. More pixels (and hopefully of a better quality) coming soon!
I've just added a new set of pixel adoptables; field mice! I think these are my favourites so far, I love the colours. There's one perching on a toadstool, one fishing (for bits of corn or whatever it is that field mice eat) and one feeding a snail:
The animations didn't go exactly how I wanted them to; I did want the fishing mouse to pull the rod up every now and then, and I wanted the toadstool mouse to bounce, but it just looked plain weird so I just went with some simple blinking as usual. Maybe I'll have another go at animating them properly at some point but for now, I hope you like them!
Just a quick update- I've organised the site section to make it look a little tidier rather than it all being shoved onto one page. I'll organise the rest of the sections as soon as I have more content up. I've also added some more links to my "Admired Sites" page. Thankfully there are more adorable pixel sites still out there than I initially thought! And lastly, I've added a new little pixeled icon/avatar for people to use in blogs and whatnot:
I'm going to be working on some more icons and other visitor content over the next few weeks (I really hate my site being so empty) so come back soon!
I apologise for not updating lately after I promised I would; it's been a really horrible, drama-filled week and I just haven't been feeling at all creative lately. I'm going to have to work on sorting some stuff out in my life as things just aren't working at the moment, I'm not happy so I'm gonna have to do something about it. Anyway, I have added one new pixel- a Snooker-playing bunny:
I know the animation and whatnot looks a little weird- I'll sort it out eventually. I got the idea whilst playing Space Pool on LBP2 with my boyfriend last night. Thanks again for the sweet tagboard messages and I'm sorry I haven't been very responsive lately.
Edit: Added a gloomy little bunny to the set *pokes above*.
Just a quick blog to say that I haven't abandoned my website again! I don't see that happening anytime soon unless my internet cuts out or something (wow that would be horrible). I've been pixeling, I just haven't added anything else new here yet, but I will soon. Thanks for the sweet tagboard messages! I offered these choco kitties at Teahouse MB:
They're all gone now but I'm gonna try to offer something else sometime in the near future. I've also been working on a layout for my Quilting Bee Quilt! Misty suggested I should join and I've always wanted to, I've just never been confident enough with my pixeling. So I thought I'd give it a try. I'm waiting for a response back from them- I hope I get accepted as it looks like a lot of fun.
The layout I've made isn't great as I'm terrible at layouts, but you can check it out here (it isn't finished and as of yet I'm not a member so I can't trade patches). I just have a really hard time drawing large pixels, they always turn out either small or crappy. When I was drawing that bunny I thought it was pretty big...until I zoomed out, lol. I also suck at coding so if the frame is all up over the image, or if it just looks weird, let me know!
Edit: I'm a member now!! *Goes to find a bee button to put on Catch a Star*
After spending the last day hunting for pixel websites, I've come to the sad realisation that there really aren't many around at all anymore. I first got into pixeling in 2005 and there were hundreds of pixel sites like this one around back then; I'd spend hours lost in peoples' little pixel worlds, and each one would take me to dozens more via their affiliates section. It was a lot of fun; pixel MBs like Sugar Melody BBS and Teahouse MB would be bursting with people, there'd always be someone offering cute signatures and avatars that you'd have to rush to grab before all of the spots filled up. And there was always a bit of pixel drama to read if you were bored/eating (hehe). I really hope someday the pixeling community becomes as active as it once was.
Anyway, on to the pixels. I've made a couple more mice; I can't believe in all of my years of pixeling I've never pixeled a mouse! Or at least not one that I can remember. So the little mouse set now looks like this:
I will probably add more to this set at some point, I'd like to try something else first though.
I've really gotten back into pixeling over the past few days; I've added two new pixels!
The first is supposed to be a baby penguin; he looks kinda weird with his head a different colour to the rest of his body, but I assure you that's what they look like!...kinda. My second effort is a mouse in a teacup. I was going to pixel a bunny in a teacup but then I realised that I have lots of bunny pixels already, so a mouse it is. That squiggly line coming out of the teacup is supposed to be his tail; I might edit that later as it does look a little strange. More coming soon! I'd forgotten just how addictive pixeling is.
Edit: I've updated the mouse a little as I thought he looked a little plain; I've made the outline darker and went for the cliche trick of making something look cuter by shoving a dollop of whipped cream on its' head:
Thanks to the lovely Joanna, my little pixel site is back online! I've really missed having all of my pixels in one place, and having somewhere to display any new pixels I make, so I can't thank her enough. There isn't very much here at the moment but I'll add some more soon; my pixeling has gotten a little rusty over my years of inactivity so I'm going to have to work on it.
Also my coding is and has always been terrible, so I apologise if the website looks messy- I'll keep working on it. And I'll get some sort of tagboard or commenting system up soon!
Edit: Tagboard is up- click here. I'll find a way to incorporate it into the layout soon.