A couple of years ago, I created a neat little web app as part of the HTML5 canvas learning process. That app is now make8bitart.com and I’ve received so much great art and feedback for it. “What’s next?” is what everyone asks me.
What’s next is an update with more frames and canvases. I want to add different size frames and different size “pixels.” Although I’m proud of my bronze Photoshop’d stock art frame, I thought it would be a cool idea to crowdsource some frames from my creative artist (and non-artist) friends and readers.
If you’ve never been to the site, here’s how it works: you can make art in the frame using a panel with set colors or an option to put in your own color hexadecimal value. You can save your art as a .png file – with the frame included. The same goes for artist frames. If you want a credit, just make it a part of your frame! Each frame will also have an “artist’s statement” next to it for a bio or whatever blurb you want in it. That won’t be saved as part of the .png, though.
If you are interested in showcasing a frame made in your own style – any shape, size, “bit,” style, medium (which can be digitized of course), content, whatevs – please let me know!