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Hi there! My name is Tobias, and I'm a regular guy from Denmark. I like to draw, and make music, although I'm pretty much an amateur at both... Cheers! -Tobias

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Posted by Hellstick - June 20th, 2009

Aight people. Probably not alot of you guys will be reading this and even less of you will care. Anyway, I thought I'd clairify a few things about the art I currently have up on newgrounds not to mention the art that is to come in the future:
I have often been accused for using photoshop or gimp or some other fancy program for my pieces. I can assure you though, that this is not the case. I use simple and normal ms paint for ALL of my pieces unless otherwise stated.
That means, that my signatures take a shitload of time to make compared to alot of other stuff you'll find in the art portal. It also means that I don't have all the fancy tools from any of the good programs. I don't have any smudging tool, any layer options or any opacity possibilities. I have to handraw it all and carefully place each of (or most of) the pixels by hand. Although my signatures might look more simple then most other stuff, it also have a much more cleaner look, so hopefully they wont be boring.

Most of the stuff I will put up here will most likely be verry old, since I always loved drawing and making signatures and as such have a rather large library of old pictures I made back in the days.
Since I only have room for 20 drawings in my galery though you can be sure that I'll only put up the best of the best!
So look forward to it guys! Alot of awesome stuff is to come:)

Comments (6)

I believe you son, I hear ya' too. And I say, keep up the awesome work! :D

Thanks alot champ, and you too:D

I like my sugar with cookies and cream!Your awesome hellstick

if you don't mind me asking why don't you just use photoshop

Ofcause i dont mind:P
Well, i have multiple reasons actually... First of all i like the idea of actually making the whole drawing myself. I cant help but feel that people who use photoshup just pull some lewers and push some buttons where as people who use paint in the way i do almost place every single pixel carefully:) It feels like I made the drawing, rather then the program did.
Besides, I find it kinda entertaining when people dont beleave me when i say i use paint:P Although it's a bit anoying to have to hand them proof it's still somewhat of a compliment.

I might change program for good at some point or another, but for now ill stick to paint:)

"The Voice Experiment" was insanely good!

You have my serious respect, back then I was really amazed about your "Drop the Bombs picture" and I think I'll see great stuff from you, made in paint only, in future as well! xD
Mh, I like spriting very much, especially animating with pixels for video games and I thought it would be great if you took a look at my work, too. (I do not upload most of my pixel-stuff on NG, so here is a link to some of my work I've published in a forum: <a href="http://forum.rpg2000.4players.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&amp;t=82623&amp;start=630">http://forum.rpg2000.4players.de/phpB B3/viewtopic.php?f=25&amp;t=82623&amp ;start=630</a> (open the spoiler in the second post of that site)) Would be awesome if you took a look. :b

Keep up the nice work, Hellstick!

Yo, i checked out the stuff in your post and i must say that you def have a better grasp on spriting then i will ever get:P
I like your skill animations in particular! Only real critique would be the collour choice though. Try adding some brighter collours to your sprites in general:)

ANYWAY! I greatly appreciate the compliments and Im glad you took your time to sit down and write souch a long message for me. I think youll be pleased to hear that i have another piece that i want to upload once i have found someone who can help me add some transperancy:P

Oh well, keep up the good work!

cool, ms paint is pretty basic and i know how time consuming pixel art is. I don't do much pixel art but when i do i use GraphicsGale Free Edition, its pretty similar to paint but it allows for you to be zoomed in 2000% and have a smaller window showing it at normal distance which i find quite useful. anyway, congrats for being able to do what you do using only mc paint. also, would you mind checking out my artwork? it would be much appreciated...