Pixel2017 – On ice

While I’ve been in Portugal, I couldn’t find any time to continue doing my dailies. Ever since I’ve been back, it has been difficult to get back into the flow of things – as you know, a cold engine takes a while to start. Well, there’s that, as well as a little bit of burn-out.

As such, after 55 episodes, almost 8 full weeks, I’ll take the project and put it on ice.

Maybe this will be the 56th episode:



Pixel2017 – Episode 55 – Simpsons

The theme for the day is “Simpsons”. For all the many times Bart told people to “eat his shorts”, I don’t think I’ve ever really seen it happen. Maybe one time, but I can’t remember. Might have been a dream sequence for him.

Might as well have someone he does have control over do it.


Pixel2017 – Episode 54 – Attic

Our attic was a bit easier to get to than those American contraptions you’d see on TV (like the one in the picture below). I just had stairs that went from one room to the attic, which was a massive thing, since I lived in a really large house. It was never an interesting part of the house though – just lots of insulation, a boiler and some random knick-knacks stored there.

I can see why someone would be afraid to go there though if you had a trap door, especially when I’ve learned what a mimic was.


Pixel2017 – Episode 53 – Daily Planet

The theme for the day was “Planet”. My friend I’m staying at here in Portugal suggested I portray Pluto, and stir an internet debate, but I already thought of the Daily Planet spinning thing on top of the building Superman works in, so here it is. I’m not happy with it – the 64×64 constrain shows up much more here due to the crooked angle of the text, and animating that text going around the globe takes entirely too long for me to use my friend’s laptop. I’ll probably come back to it to touch it up eventually, but until then, here it is.


Also the globe looks more like a disco ball, but hey, live and learn. Might be that the entire globe turned in the show/films, but that would have been a hell of a lot more work that I can’t do while I’m here in Portugal.

Pixel2017 – Episode 52 – Jail

The word for the day was “Jail”. I know that technically what I portrayed is a prison cell, but most people use those terms interchangeably nowadays. Hopefully that will be the last of the really bleak pixels I’ll be pushing in a while, but hey, themes are themes and what I think of tended to go that way when I the cold made me feel… bad, if not fatalistic.


Pixel2017 – Episode 50 – Captain America

Today’s theme was “Captain America”. I’ve seen a few people animate the Cap throwing his shield, but I’ve thought it was interesting to see the camera fixed on the shield itself (without spinning the camera along with the shield, that would be puke-inducing).

Quad bonk pinball shield is the result: