Originally Posted by HUnewearl_Meira
Pixel art seems like a fading artform. With games moving away from using sprites, and into 3D modeling, I'm thinking that tile mosaics are really the only remaining application for it. Even web browsers don't offer the critical options for manipulating pixel art, that they once did.
This is good work you've done here. Keep it up.
Out of curiosity, how did you settle on the name, "Meira"?
I agree, we've definitely seen a decrease in the 'necessity' of pixel art in video games as people head towards 3D on many platforms. However, there's still some applications - mobile phones tend to not be able to support that kind of intensive 3D (I assume if they can it tends to look like butt) so many mobile phone games are pixelated, and there's several good Nintendo DS games that incorporate the artform. It's also used in many indie games.
Fortunately the artform has enough supporters on sites like Pixel Joint
that it won't die out anytime soon.
Haha, I bet I look like I stole your name now! It really is a coincidence - I hadn't even stepped on these forums when I chose it, I swear... I was playing around with M-sounding names in the name creator (I'd already chosen Mania for my FOnewearl), and came up with メイラ, or Meira. It sounded sort of like Moira to me with a prettier sound.
For people who want to see my non-PS pixel art, I've stuck a link to my deviantART in my signature.