Can I use your gifs as avatars on social media like lastfm and such? I'm using the Artorias one already but if I can't I'll remove it.

Sure thing! I don’t mind at all. In fact, thanks for liking it that much!

Just to clarify, my response to the “instigator” in the previous post was made because he was telling people that he made the work himself and three times removed my comments linking people to the proper source. It was just unjust belligerence on his part. So, while it’s kind of you to ask, I definitely don’t mind anyone using the images/animations for personal purposes or just for fun. Enjoy! :)

hey slut, banned my pic on steam, you happy now?
Anonymous

You bet I am, Slim Shady (your startlingly relevant Steam handle). I felt I was extraordinarily fair by allowing you to continue using my image despite not making any attempt to credit me—the original artist—in any way. I made a completely unobtrusive comment on the image at 3 different points thanking people (including you, initially) for their support and attempting to send people to the source. You made the disrespectful decision to delete each of them outright. In fact, you went so far as to claim credit for the image yourself within said comments. Class act. 

I am entirely supportive of people enjoying and sharing any of my work. I was unbothered by your post until you decided to forcibly remove me from the equation. I refuse to let your bullying contribute to the greater problem of art thievery too many artists have to put up with these days. 

You’re damn right I’m happy you got banned. I took back my claim over my own art. Cause I’m Slim Shady. Yes, I’m the real Slim Shady. And you, “Slim Shady”, are just imitating.

Go sit down.  

Here’s a little animated Mock Up GIF I did a while ago to illustrate a game concept I had for a game jam. Never panned out, but I thought it was a cool idea. Step on those tiles! :)

Here’s a little animated Mock Up GIF I did a while ago to illustrate a game concept I had for a game jam. Never panned out, but I thought it was a cool idea. Step on those tiles! :)

It's really nice to see your WIP gifs. quite interesting to see your work flow. Thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks, you bet! Glad to share. Might try a video at some point n the future. :)

Really freaking love your DS2 gifs brah, the one with the guy in the Hexer robes and hood is dope. I'm guessing you have played the game by now, how do you like it?
Anonymous

I have not and I’m in agony! Got both Des and DaS on day one for PS3, but made the switch to PC last year and opted to wait until April 25th this time around. N-n-n-no thpoilerrrrth!

Hey when creating a character like your dark soul character what resolution/magnification do you use? a first time user for GraphicGale.
Anonymous

Hmm, it’s really pretty situational, but I will often work at around 800% resolution with my Preview at 200% and zoom back and forth as needed. Hope that helps! :)

Top: Dark Souls 2 Warrior isolated animation on loop!

Bottom: Work in Progress GIF of the final character.

Top: Soldier isolated animation on loop!

Bottom: Work in Progress GIF of the final character.

Your pixelart gifs works are really cool! Will you be making more of it in the future?

Always! :)

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Top: Swordsman isolated animation on loop!

Bottom: Work in Progress GIF of the final character.

When you edit in Photoshop, do you have to edit each frame separately?
Anonymous

This really depends on what it is you’re looking to edit. If you’re affecting content to be adjusted within a single frame then, yes, you will work on that frame alone. If you’re editing something that will have a cross-frame impact, however, you’re able to select a group of frames + their respective layers and change them all at once! It’d be a nightmare within a nightmare if that option wasn’t available…

What program did you used to draw the pictures for the animation?
Anonymous

Graphics Gale was used to produce the individual pieces (characters/bonfire) and Photoshop was used in drawing up the shadows, effects and in piecing together the greater animation! :)

Top: Sorcerer isolated animation on loop!

Bottom: Work in Progress GIF of the final character.

bandygrass:

EDIT: Woo! Sorry for this reblog, but I found an incredible GIF optimizer and was finally able to put out a super low weight version of the bonfire animation at 300% resolution. I’ve edited my previous post (see below) as well which now displays the FULL version of this animation at much higher res as well.
Thanks everyone for the support! :)
And for those who asked about a 1920 x 1080 wallpaper, I have put one together! You can grab it right here!
Got a few requests for a wallpaper without the DS2 logo, too, so here it is.

bandygrass:

EDIT: Woo! Sorry for this reblog, but I found an incredible GIF optimizer and was finally able to put out a super low weight version of the bonfire animation at 300% resolution. I’ve edited my previous post (see below) as well which now displays the FULL version of this animation at much higher res as well.

Thanks everyone for the support! :)

And for those who asked about a 1920 x 1080 wallpaper, I have put one together! You can grab it right here!

Got a few requests for a wallpaper without the DS2 logo, too, so here it is.

Top: Hunter isolated animation on loop!

Bottom: Work in Progress GIF of the final character.