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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON by ikemike111 CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON by ikemike111

This is one of my entries for the 8-bit Challenge! As I know there are amazing pixel artists out there, I didn't try to beat them at their own game; instead, I tried to come up with the best idea I could think of for the design. I took to heart the contest's purpose to make a design that "a gamer would be proud to wear". So I came up with a design touting the ever-present decision for the everyday game player— Magic, Melee, or Archery?

I used a true 8-bit style (not 16-bit and such) for the front side, to try and evoke nostalgia for the NES age of gaming. =)

Please click the "I'd wear this" button! I want to try and prove to my family that my art is not a waste of time, and that I can actually get recognition out of it!
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andi23rosca Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, one of the hardest decisions of my childhood
Adample Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd so wear this.
I choose magic btw.
TahaJawaid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
wow i like it!! got my vote!!
and please vote for me if you like it...............

[link] & [link] & [link]
ArtInFlux Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is great, too bad we cant vote anymore! I'd def wear it, check out mine if you have a moment [link]
DHunterAtom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome one! id wear that so ~ voted!
hmm wanna return my vote? :*
appreciated >u<
OfGamingAndManga Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I GO FOR DA SWORD. Just thought I'd say that.
jiji82 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Je choisis l arc
tjhiphop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great take on a recurring 8-bit theme. The sprites look neat and the text is readable, maybe the weapons could be a little bigger but it all works.

Could you please check out my design and if you like it, vote for it? [link]
ikemike111 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thanks for the serious critique! I tried to make the sprites a comfortable size so the text would still be in the general chest area, instead of lower down, but I see your point about them being bigger. =)

As for your design— critiqued and voted for! ;)
tjhiphop Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do see where you're coming from there, but I'm sure there could've been a healthy compromise. No matter though.

Thanks for the comment and vote also! I try and be as constructive as I possibly can when it comes to comments, I think it's unfair to simply say 'I like it' and expect someone to go and look at what you want them to.
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