Read this first!
Go ahead and pop a request here, on a couple conditions. It has to be reasonably possible for it to be done in 15 minutes or less. I ain't slow, but don't go asking for twenty-five 64x64 tiles or a character design with a walk animation and a run animation and two different attacks in combo style etcetera etcetera.
Put as much work into your request as you can manage. Find pictures of what you want it to look like, tell me what style you want (and provide pictures). The clearer you are, the more likely it is that I actually do whatever you ask for.
I probably won't do fangame or copy work, and I detest anime, so that rules out your bleach fangame or naruto sprites or legend of zelda characters. You're allowed to ask for the STYLE of other games, not the characters. I won't make you a new mario, probably. Unless it sounds cool, like Mario after he's been subjected to near-lethal radiation.
One more condition. IF YOU LINK ME TO YOUR THREAD, I'LL IGNORE YOU COMPLETELY. If you're too lazy to even copy-paste the required information into a new post, I'm too lazy to click a link. Understood? Awesome.
No credit required, this is mostly to get back into pixelling, help out aspiring game-makers and stave off boredom.
FOR THE LAZY PEOPLE, A CHECKLIST:
DO - post as much information as possible. Give me 3000 words explaining your character's backstory, or the setting of a tileset if you want to. There's no such thing as too much.
DO - post reference pictures (PICTURES! plural!) of what you want. These can be taken by you with a camera, taken from the internet, taken from movies, taken from games. Anything, anywhere... just don't go asking me to watch whole movies as reference, please :D
DO - Be very specific. If you want your character to have a gun, tell me what kind of gun. Is it a laser gun combined with a flamethrower or a crossbow-thing that fires golf balls? If your setting is on an alien planet, throw an adjective on there, like OVERPOPULATED alien planet, or DYING alien planet. Find a picture if you can.
DO - Keep it to a 15 minute request. I know it's not all that useful to have one animation done, but one animation done is one animation further than you were before. After your one 15 minute request is done, you're welcome to post another, but posting 6 15-minute things in one post is likely to end up in me doing one and forgetting about the rest.
DON'T - link me to your thread. Unless your thread contains a 3,000 word essay explaining the story of your game, you should at least copy and paste any relevant information into a post in this thread. IF YOU POST A LINK TO YOUR THREAD, YOU WILL BE IGNORED.
DON'T - post something unreasonable, like a full spritesheet or something that I couldn't possibly do in 15 minutes. It is possible to get me to do a full sprite sheet, but it'd only work if I did one thing for you in 15 minutes, then get back up to date with other requests, then do another piece of yours, etcetera. The best way to get a full sprite sheet from me is to offer money. Hahaha, kidding. The REAL best way is to be patient and request it one piece at a time.
DON'T - try make me do anime character portraits or anything. There's a decent chance I won't work on anime stuff just 'cause I don't like it. That being said, I already edited an Avatar sprite for someone, so... Try. Don't expect much though.
DON'T - try make me remake a video game for you. Yes, everyone loves SNES zelda, but everyone and their dog wants to remake that game so they can be famous. If you haven't noticed, noone has succeeded, and it's been years. Graphics in that STYLE are okay (cough Ark_47 cough). What I'm saying is I ain't making you Legend of Zelda : 2. Or Super Duper Metroid. You get the picture.
IF YOU POST LINKS TO YOUR THREAD, YOU WILL BE IGNORED.
This is why. If you're too lazy to put at least 5 minutes into your specific request, what are the chances of your game actually
Don't be lazy.
All that being said, cheers, and good luck!
(POWERNECRO 2012 UPDATE)
I'm old. Really old. So old that I'm approaching the point where four of me would be a century.
...but I can draw, and do draw, and should draw more. Some people will know me from various places (assuming those faces that know me from places are still around) but one thing still rings true; I'm typically capable of whatever, but it is usually a matter of motivating myself to do things. I remember this thread fondly as something that inspired me to make not some of the most beautiful work I've ever done, but some of the most productive. I'm reaching a point in my life where a serious and feasible life goal within the next three years would be to step into design full-time, but one area I'm extremely weak in is exactly this: quickly fleshing out concepts or ideas based on someone else's idea to produce a result that isn't perfect, but is highly functional.
This is where you come in, but I must stress, ONLY A FEW OF YOU come in. I have less time now than ever, and there's a darn good chance that I won't be able to keep up with even the good requests... but I will do what I can, and that's all I can hope do to. Feel free to make a request, but if I haven't updated in 3 days and there's already 25 requests since my last update, it might be wise to save yourself the time and hold your request for a time I'd be more capable of helping with it.
In any case, Cheers! I'll check back on you shiny people tomorrow ^____________________^