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WeAre138
02-25-2012, 01:10 PM
Awesome Pixel Art – Due 5 May 2012
Due Date – 5 May 2012
Withdraw Date – Any time, just let me know
Number of Cards – 3 for 3
Number of participants – 30
Medium – Open (please see notes below for some helpful guidelines)

I'm sure most of us can recall a time when our favorite video game characters looked something like this -

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmFk_Y3CV7xutoWWC21KFgB7sBu7LT0 EuuDED9W3rki0DUYrFqPw http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/038/4/2/boo_sprite_tests_by_lythience-d391ajc.gif http://www.childofthe1980s.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mario-sprite.jpg http://www.defunctgames.com/pic/bonuslevelslogo74-spaceinvaders.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Jv9MtPkktYc/TaZadWCpHgI/AAAAAAAAAKo/n2HueC84MRk/s400/Giant_8_bit_Link_sprite_1_by_dragonpjb.gif

I'm sure we all have fond memories of these games from our youth, but I also think that pixels can be a really interesting way of creating art. For this swap, participants will make three cards where the images will be made up of individual 'pixels' or squares.


There are a couple of ways of doing this

Drawing directly on the squared paper
Collaging with small square pieces of paper
Using a 3D medium designed for creating pixel art (HAMA or Perler beads, ect.)
Squared paper to print can be found here - http://www.papersnake.com/squared_paper/ (http://www.papersnake.com/squared_paper/)
Pixel-ized characters can be stuck onto solid or collaged background, so long as the main focal point of the card is created in pixel style. Here are a couple of examples created by myself of pixel ATCs.

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/087/3/b/atcs___pixel_art_by_bonzo_1039-d3cozl9.jpg

Host cards are greatly appreciated but not required.

Postage

As I'm in the UK, I realize this can be a bit of a problem.

If you are based in the UK, please a self addressed envelope with the postage attached
If you are outwith the UK (I'm assuming the majority of players) please use one of the following options

Send UK postage if you have any available
Send UK currency, for regular thickness cards this usually comes to around 1.30, more if they are overly heavy
Send your own currency equal to this ammount (somehwere around $2 for those in the USA)
Have fun creating your cards, and please post pics to the thread so we can have a sneak preview. Thanks for looking :3

1. pixiecorpse
2. RoOskie
3. Mrs Ragbrutty
4. -Withdrawl-
5. Tilas
6. Donnacr
7.-Withdrawl-
8. Tiggerfan1973

pixiecorpse
03-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Me me me! I'm totally in! Just got my sister some awesome xmas decs in pixel! Woop!

WeAre138
03-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Awesome, I'll sign you up :)

pixiecorpse
03-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Thank you! Just a quick question...as long as its pixelated can the picture be of anything or should it be gamer specific? :D

WeAre138
03-01-2012, 05:32 PM
No, you can create whatever you want!

pixiecorpse
03-01-2012, 06:50 PM
Yippee! Well I didn't mind either way but this means I can do anything :D

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 03:54 PM
heres my first one hopefully will get more players soon :D

WeAre138
03-04-2012, 06:37 PM
Oooh, awesome, love those teeth!

Idolores
03-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Quick Question where exactly is Dracula's Fishtank?

RoOskie
03-05-2012, 02:16 AM
Ok....I'm totally in on this one! :) May I play please?

WeAre138
03-05-2012, 05:58 AM
RoOskie, great, I'll add you to the list.

Idolores, haha, I'm in Scotland, UK. Theres some info about postage at the bottom of the first post or feel free to drop me a PM if you have any questions :)

RoOskie
03-05-2012, 11:26 PM
Thanks babe! Cheers!

Mrs Ragbrutty
03-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Ha ha - I remember creating cartoons that way.
I'll have to join in.

WeAre138
03-06-2012, 03:32 PM
I'll add you to the list Mrs Ragbrutty :)

WeAre138
03-09-2012, 09:21 AM
If the postage information is a problem for people, I can accept paypal for anyone who would like to join but might struggle :)

WeAre138
03-14-2012, 05:44 PM
For inspiration, and also just because it's awesome, here's pixel art someone created with post-it notes - http://media.techeblog.com/images/sticky__.jpg

pixiecorpse
03-17-2012, 02:48 AM
Wow that is great! With post it notes too hehe I do love how some artists think!
I've done my second,just needs backing and then 2 more :D

WeAre138
03-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Sounds awesome, can't wait to see them :)

RoOskie
03-25-2012, 01:19 AM
Here are my cards. I'll also need an address...:)

97101

pixiecorpse
03-25-2012, 03:25 AM
They are fantastic rooksie!!!!

RoOskie
03-25-2012, 04:23 AM
Thanks pixie!!!

pixiecorpse
03-25-2012, 04:59 AM
Your very welcome! And thank you for reminding me I still have 1 more to do :D and then mine can be on their way too :D and when I've deleted some of my pictures I can post them in my gallery woop!

WeAre138
03-25-2012, 05:45 AM
RoOskie, those are awesome!
I've PMed you my address :)

pixiecorpse
03-25-2012, 06:11 AM
Can I have it too please weare138 I have darth vader and a dragon done, just your hostie card to do then they can be on their way even though its not far :D

WeAre138
03-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Sure pixiecorpse, I've sent you a message. Those sound cool, can't wait to see them :3

pixiecorpse
03-25-2012, 07:32 AM
Thank you :D handy that hubby bought me some crazy gel pens last week! They are so much fun!

pixiecorpse
03-26-2012, 03:40 PM
just need to back my last one :D

Aidee
03-26-2012, 04:55 PM
I am so in on this one! I adore pixel art - on the computer - and the idea of translating it to paper seems really fun.

It made me miss some of the digital pixel art I used to do though... I might have to start up again!

pixiecorpse
03-26-2012, 05:19 PM
I had 2 more done, a dalek and a moth like the one from silence of the lambs, the dalek looks better so I'm sending him too :D need to scan him tomorrow and then they can be on their way :D

WeAre138
03-26-2012, 05:50 PM
pixiecorpse, love that dragon!

Welcome Aidee. If you want to submit digital work that's fine, I'm keeping the options pretty much open for this swap :)

RoOskie
03-26-2012, 06:27 PM
pixie...love your dragon too! Darth is also awesome!

pixiecorpse
03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Thank you both! They've been very fun to do :D

pixiecorpse
03-28-2012, 06:00 AM
Mine are on their way! :D

WeAre138
03-28-2012, 01:55 PM
Great, will be looking for them!

Tilas
03-28-2012, 05:10 PM
I'd like to join please!

WeAre138
03-29-2012, 05:35 AM
Welcome Tilas, I'll add you!

Donnacr
03-30-2012, 05:27 PM
I have hundreds of cross-stitch patterns (which are basically pixel art already) - now I just have to choose which ones to use. Please sign me up

WeAre138
04-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Added you Donnacr, thanks for playing!

Tilas
04-01-2012, 05:09 PM
Done! Pens bled a bit more then I'd like, but I think they're still ok. ^^;

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel6.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel5.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel4.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel1.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel2.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcpixel3.jpg

pixiecorpse
04-01-2012, 05:28 PM
aww they are so cute Tilas!!!

RoOskie
04-03-2012, 11:41 AM
you set the bar high Tilas! Awesome art babe!

pixiecorpse
04-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Have mine arrived yet? o_O

WeAre138
04-05-2012, 04:43 AM
Beautiful cards Tilas!

Sorry guys, been away for a few days (I out a note up on the away/returning board), but I'm back at home. pixiecorpse, yours were waiting for me when I got back

steampunk1234, I'll add you!

pixiecorpse
04-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Yippee! And I hope you had a nice few days away! I thought that might have been the case but was far tooo lazy to check :D

WeAre138
04-05-2012, 02:28 PM
I did thanks, was at a horror film festival, was awesome :)

RoOskie, yours are here. Thanks for playing, they're great!

pixiecorpse
04-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Ooh I bet! Have you thought about going to 2point8 the zombie run thing? Think they're doing one in glasgow or edinburgh, could be wrong though, my sis went to the one in leeds last halloween she said it was awesome! And for how little and round she is I was impressed she didn't get zombied!

WeAre138
04-05-2012, 03:58 PM
It's on tonight in Glasgow, a few of my friends are going but I couldn't make it. I'll definitely be going when it comes around net though, looked awesome!

pixiecorpse
04-05-2012, 05:06 PM
Awww that's a shame! And I've got amazing timing hehe

Donnacr
04-11-2012, 10:01 AM
My cards are finished and ready to mail - are you still in Busby?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0013.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0014.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0015.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0016.jpg

The 70's card is sort of a self portrait as my hair has regrown in that style after my chemo - that's why I drew it as a redhead:D

pixiecorpse
04-11-2012, 10:36 AM
They are very cool donnacr!!!
And I love the hair! :D

WeAre138
04-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Donnacr, I love your cards! Yes, I'm still at the same place

Tiggerfan1973
04-13-2012, 11:54 PM
I would love to join this swap!

WeAre138
04-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Tiggerfan1973, I'll add you. Welcome!

Tiggerfan1973
04-15-2012, 12:59 PM
I will PMing you for the address to send the ATCs.

The ones I made are attached.

WeAre138
04-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Tiggerfan1973, love them!

pixiecorpse
04-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Theyre fantastic Tiggerfan!!!

Tiggerfan1973
04-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Tiggerfan1973, love them!


Theyre fantastic Tiggerfan!!!


Thank you.:cute:

Tiggerfan1973
04-17-2012, 03:48 PM
Mine went in the mail today.

WeAre138
04-18-2012, 08:02 AM
Great, I'll look out for them :)

Mrs Ragbrutty
04-18-2012, 12:10 PM
Donnacr - your cards look very much like xstitch. :cool:

I have made 3 cards, one of which I am very pleased with. It has given me an idea for others so I may do some more.

WeAre138
04-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Sounds cool Mrs Ragbrutty :)

WeAre138
04-19-2012, 11:28 AM
Donnacr, I have yours. They're awesome :)

Aidee
04-28-2012, 04:48 PM
Sorry, I'm going to withdraw from this one. I don't think cards I make this weekend or Monday would get to the UK in time.

WeAre138
04-29-2012, 06:27 AM
I can hold off for a few days, I believe I can take up to two weeks to wait for any cards that might have been delayed. I'll take you off the list though, but if you do want to get back in, just drop me a PM :3

Mrs Ragbrutty
04-29-2012, 12:25 PM
My cards have put themselves in the postbox today. Knowing Royal Mail, they'll go on vacation or a world cruise. Hopefully be back in time for Christsmas. :yes:

pixiecorpse
04-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Mrs Ragbrutty they've probably been taken on a road trip with some of mine hehe

WeAre138
05-01-2012, 08:48 AM
Mrs Ragbrutty and Tilas, I have yours. Love them :)

Gerry
05-02-2012, 03:11 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3155/medium/1_pixel_cactus.jpg
My cards are finished and will be in the post today, I decided on cactus as my theme,
they should be with you before the 5th.
Could I have your address please.
Ohh and can I join please..hehehee

pixiecorpse
05-02-2012, 04:00 AM
Those are great Gerry!!!!

Donnacr
05-03-2012, 10:05 AM
gerry - I will have to 'borrow' some of those cactus patterns to keep in reserve for the next time xstitcher wants a cactus card :D they are great!

WeAre138
05-03-2012, 10:16 PM
So, quick update. I have Gerrys cards, which means I have everyone's I was waiting for. They'll be posted out tomorrow, so UK participants should have theirs in the next few days, and a little longer for my internationals. Thanks for playing everyone, I'll get everyone's itrader out over the weekend too :)

pixiecorpse
05-04-2012, 03:43 AM
Yippee!!!! Swap day!!! :D

Gerry
05-04-2012, 04:46 PM
gerry - I will have to 'borrow' some of those cactus patterns to keep in reserve for the next time xstitcher wants a cactus card :D they are great!

I will send you a copy of them next time I send you something Donna. :) I am always on the lookout for small cactus for Xstitcher.:)

Gerry
05-04-2012, 04:47 PM
yayyy happy they arrived on time, looking forward to seeing my returns :)

WeAre138
05-05-2012, 05:44 AM
Everyone should now have their itrader, and the returns are in the post. Massive thanks everyone, it's been a pretty small swap but a lot of fun to host and see all the great artwork in person!
Hope some of you will join me for future swaps, you've been great!

pixiecorpse
05-05-2012, 08:06 AM
Yay thank you for hosting! And I can't wait for my returns! I don't know what I'm going to do with myslef with 2days no post! I don't like bank holidays :dull:

Tiggerfan1973
05-05-2012, 09:18 AM
Woohoo! I can't wait for my returns to get here.

WeAre138
05-05-2012, 02:33 PM
I totally forgot about the bank holidays, I work them all anyways!

pixiecorpse
05-09-2012, 05:47 AM
Yay! I got mail! Woop! Thank you so much for hosting an awesome swap weare138 :D
And thank you donnacr for poincetta! Tiggerfan1973 for the hairbow! And to Tilas for the purple pony!
They are all fantastic! Thank you!!!!
To rep and itraders :D

Mrs Ragbrutty
05-09-2012, 01:07 PM
My cards arrived today as well. Thank you to Rooksie, Tigerfan and tilas for your cards and thank you to WeAre138 for hosting this swap.

Gerry
05-11-2012, 07:40 AM
My cards arrived, thanks to Pixiecorpse, Tiggerfan1973 & Donnacr for great cards.
Also thanks to Cara for Hosting

Tiggerfan1973
05-13-2012, 01:02 AM
I received my cards in today's mail. Thank you WeAre138 for hosting. Thank you mrs_ragbrutty for the cupcake, Gerry for Cactus 2, and donnacr for the 70's card. They are all awesome. I will post iTrader and You Rocks in the morning. it is late right now.

Donnacr
06-06-2012, 08:31 AM
My wonderful cards were waiting for me when I returned from holidays from: mrs Ragbrutty, tilas and roOskie

thanks to weAre138 for a fantastic idea for a fun swap