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And where might we find this thread, oh anxious one?

Project members only. Even if you did have the address, all you would get is a few sections of the boards with no real content.

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Yo, me track will be done by next weekend. You read it here first.

DONE. I wasn't even lying or anything. Check the forums for final version doods.

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Trying to get artwork sorted out now. Depending upon how things go the next couple of days, it will be taken care of sooner or later.

Vague enough?

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DONE. I wasn't even lying or anything. Check the forums for final version doods.

When I saw your avatar, I thought you were BGC.

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Trying to get artwork sorted out now. Depending upon how things go the next couple of days, it will be taken care of sooner or later.

Vague enough?

Too vague.

I swear I'm fixin to send in my own mockups for promo art.

One idea I had was that the promotional artwork would be based around the five different forms MissingNo is represented as.

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I figure that would be fitting.

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OK, the first thing I'm going to say about any artwork is no pixel art, especially using game elements. No thanks, not happening. It's using far too much of the original game material, and it looks plain and derivative. There might even be some legal issues about it, but ignoring that, it just reeks of lack of imagination.

This is a chance for some really good original artwork to appear, and instead of slightly editing the old sprites, how about we get something that stands out and doesn't crib from GameFreak?

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OK, the first thing I'm going to say about any artwork is no pixel art, especially using game elements. No thanks, not happening. It's using far too much of the original game material, and it looks plain and derivative. There might even be some legal issues about it, but ignoring that, it just reeks of lack of imagination.

This is a chance for some really good original artwork to appear, and instead of slightly editing the old sprites, how about we get something that stands out and doesn't crib from GameFreak?

That sounds like a challenge.

I accept. :)

though something I feel I should ask is this: what is the overall feel of the album? I don't want to go the mysterious route if it's bright and cheery music. So if I could have a lead on the albums overall demeanour that would be great.

Judging by the preview I would assume that the genre of music is all over the place, so I'll keep that in mind and try to make it ambiguous in the cover.

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That sounds like a challenge.

I accept. :)

though something I feel I should ask is this: what is the overall feel of the album? I don't want to go the mysterious route if it's bright and cheery music. So if I could have a lead on the albums overall demeanour that would be great.

Judging by the preview I would assume that the genre of music is all over the place, so I'll keep that in mind and try to make it ambiguous in the cover.

There is no real style of music, yes. The idea is to take the various songs and just have fun with them, like you would in the game. Play it your way, if you will.

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Here's a quick concept I came up with.

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I can make it look a lot better given time, but I want to know what you think about the setup. I may change the sillouettes into full art pieces. I was also thinking of making it look like an actual Pokemon game boxart featuring the two boney pokemon (which are apparently rarer than the other MissingNo forms) on the two different versions/disks.

Also, how big should I make the final cover? I don't know if it'll get printed ever, or how OCRemix works when it comes to extra material.

Also, besides the cover, is there any other pieces of art you'll need? (promotional, etc...)

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The only thing throwing me off about that is all the pixel stuff in the middle.. wtf is that.. I've never played the old pokemon games though. :-)

It's the original MissigNo Sprite in the original game

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It's the original MissigNo Sprite in the original game

If you want I could meticulously draw every pixel of the MissingNo sprite in a hand drawn blocky style, I just figured I wouldn't need to since that's just a concept drawing.

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The only thing throwing me off about that is all the pixel stuff in the middle.. wtf is that.. I've never played the old pokemon games though. :-)

hey, why is there an egg at the top of the mountain? that's really weird...(BS's comment on the artwork for the Link's Awakening project)

you've gotta think before you type, man :<

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Maybe the MissingNO shape can be used in one of the title characters...

that might be a tad difficult, but I do think it should be included. I could easily include it in a pokemon logo if I were to make it a parody of the real Pokemon boxart.

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hey, why is there an egg at the top of the mountain? that's really weird...(BS's comment on the artwork for the Link's Awakening project)

you've gotta think before you type, man :<

I don't have to think before I type. My actual comment was "That is incredibly impressive, great work. The.. mountain tip looks a little weird though.. and has spots on it.."

I was referring to your artwork looking like a spotted penis.

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It's the original MissigNo Sprite in the original game

Thanks for clarifying that. Never played any of the pokemon's, so as an outside observer which many who listen to this album may be, I thought it was a little strange. :-P

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Thanks for clarifying that. Never played any of the pokemon's, so as an outside observer which many who listen to this album may be, I thought it was a little strange. :-P

Well artistically speaking it definitely clashes, so without that background information I understand your confusion.

Anywho, I guess I should compile a list of questions I need answered in this post. This is my first contribution to OCRemix and I'm not sure how this is supposed to work, so yeah.

1: How big does the picture need to be?

2: Will I need to make multiple pieces of promotional artwork including the cover art?

3: Will any of this artwork ever be printed anywhere? such as on CD's? This will give me a better idea as to how I should go about preparing the final piece.

4: I know pixel art is being discouraged, but in the case of the MissingNo sprite, it's kinda hard to avoid. After all, it's just a jumbled mess of pixels. So can I use the MissingNo sprite itself or will I need to re-create it somehow?

5: Is this album connected to any one version or generation of Pokemon games or is it just an overall Pokemon album?

6: I know this question is a little odd considering my sudden involvement with this project, but is it possible for me to join the project's forum in order to more directly communicate with others working on this project? Though I also wonder if it would matter, since I can talk to you guys on this forum just fine. Just a though.

In addition, any and all comments and criticism on any and all of my submissions would be greatly appreciated. The more feedback I get, the better chances I have of bringing you guys a more refined cover piece. ;)

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I was referring to your artwork looking like a spotted penis.

O_O

I don't see it myself which makes me wonder what you were thinking about at the time of viewing that. Off the point of this thread but yeah...

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We have another person working on another version of the cover. Maybe we'll end up with two versions... like some sort of game series that did that as well. Can't place the name. Oh yeah, now I remember!

Digimon! Man, someone should totally do a album for that.

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