When I was 11 or 12 I decided I wanted to be able to draw, like my dad. He went to an art academy and he's awesome at that stuff. Besides, school was boring.
So I was browsing the internet for tutorials one day, and I ran into this website (this must be the first time in 4 years I have visited it...): http://www.kao-ani.com/
It's really only coincidentally by a Dutch girl. I should probably send her an e-mail some day telling her I am a professional pixel artist now...
Anyway, this is what I did: http://www.kao-ani.com/tutorials/kao-ani/
I was absolutely determined not to trace the tutorial and spent hours
trying to get the squishy shape and the shadow right.
I also have to thank this website for starting to use Paint Shop Pro 7, which I still do.
I don't even have art saved any more from so long back, but I do have my first ever piece from phase #2. Oh this is embarrassing. I made dolls for about 4 years.
This is the last image I have saved from that time. Of course this is also not my best work, but I am trying to stick to the harsh truth of my timeline.
Honestly they quite appreciated my art in the doll community by then. I sold these things for forum currency and such.
Thankfully. I finally found Pixelation and Pixeljoint and I started to try some tiles. I always liked those, right from the start. Then at one point people just started to offer
I soon figured out how unreliable working online could be however, so I took matter into my own hand. I think I was 16 then. This is a screenshot of my first properly paying job:
And look, there it is! http://www.tacticstudios.com/empire/
I would love to make a chronology of the last 4 years because I have done lots of different things which I am quite proud of. However, that would take up too much space and I doubt anyone else cares much.
So I am 20 now, and here is my latest work. My latest isometric work that is, for comparison.http://tribalhero.com/
(awesome employer by the way - credit to him)
Phase #4: a job at Nintendo? Who knows.