!! loooooong thread incoming !! So! @GuardianInASuit made a "Meet the Bedrock Staff" Thread. This is... that. But with the staff artists instead. So, this thread is to showcase the artists on the staff team! Here's what I asked the Staff: - What is the oldest piece you've created within the past few years? - What is the newest piece you've made? - What are one or two of your favorite pieces? I also gave them the option to give me a little blurb explaining each piece So here we go! Welcome to the first Staff Artwork Showcase. Maybe I'll do this every year :eyes: Oldest piece: i think i made this back in early 2019 i think i had just gotten into digital art at this point i had only ever done like traditional mainly water color before this piece this is probs the best piece i made back in that time although looking back i don’t really like it Newest Piece: My new pfp ugh i just love this one so much it’s really simple but it’s so cute Favourites: this one just makes me happy bc i made it when i was HARDCORE grinding stardew. First time doing like pixel art anything if you don’t count skins def could improve a lot but i just have such good memories from this time i think this was from back in like march 2021 or something HOW COULD YOU RESIST STRAWBERRY FROG I LOVE HIM WITH MY WHOLE HEART (Yes 3rd favourite Admin Perms) I started this one a few days ago it's nowhere near done, but shes getting somewhere Oldest piece: Did this in like 6th grade LOL Newest piece: Made a thread on this one Favourites: Oldest Piece: Newest Piece: Favourites: Oldest Piece: 3ish years ago. This was just a still life painting exercising color matching. This was created using acrylic paints Newest Piece: this was an illustration i did involving cats. this was created using photoshop Favourites: this was a bowling i modeled, lit, and textured using maya!! it’s all 3d work Oldest Piece: 2017 Newest Piece: Jan. 2021 Favourites: June 2019 May 2019 Oldest Piece: An older piece from back in 2020 for a school project, it’s completely done in graphite and took about a week or two to finish. It was extremely hard with all the shading of the rocks and the face and flowers but overall it turned out fine! Newest Piece: One of my newer pieces, it features the Pokémon Swirlix with some clouds and sparkles. I’ve been working on my digital art recently and I’ve been trying to manipulate color the best I can as I’m not the most confident with my blending/coloring skills Favourites: A little more recent for these two, but I’ve been working with color and trying my best to learn to manipulate it! I’m trying to get good with digital art since I’m a traditional artist and all I know is just pencil and paper! But these two are my favorite pieces that I’ve created. They took awhile to finish but I think they came out really well :) Oldest Piece: Jan. 19th 2021this is of @Islendingurinn because he's an icon who deserves to be recognized. it took me about an hour, and it was probably when i decided that yes, i really need to get better at art Newest Piece: Jan 8th 2022 a redraw of @AhhElliot 's profile picture that i drew a few months ago (art commissions are open, by the humble way). i really didn't like how i drew his old profile picture and because he is a very active staff member in the staff discord, i was faced with it every time i looked at discord. therefore, i drew it for free in my newest style. very cartoony and very chic. i have been using this style a lot for an animation which i'm doing for school at the moment, so it seemed only right Favourites: gendo (some time in late september/october 2021) i actually drew this because i was applying for something, which i would have maybe got if something else didn't happen at this time, but i also drew it because i just love gendo. halloween havoc is my second favourite game on the plex (the first of course being christmas chaos ii) but gendo is my favourite character from any of these games. i just love him. i stan gendo. i wanted to draw him where you find him by the clock tower and i felt like giving him some pzazz and adding magic coming out of his hands. he is the angel of death, after all. can't have him floating there doing nothing. skyward sword 10 year anniversary (november 18th 2021) my favourite game of all time. i fell in love with skyward sword at a young age when my mum let me do nothing but wander around skyloft on her save file completing mini side quests to get gratitude crystals, because she wasn't interested in anything other than the main story play. but alas 7 year old me never played the game properly, so when i heard in july of 2021 that skyward sword hd was coming out on the switch i hopped on that immediately. i got it, got home, and played the whole 50-ish hour game in 4 days. i fell in love with demon lord ghirahim (seen above the blue loftwing on the bottom left), and i cried when the game was over. so, i love this game. i wanted to say happy 10th birthday to it, so i drew the main cast. there is a speed paint video on my youtube channel for this, if you are at all interested in how i drew it Oldest piece: Newest piece: Favourite: Oldest Piece: Newest/ Favourite Piece: Oldest Piece: Newest Piece: Favourites: Oldest Piece: This is by far one of the oldest pieces I've done but not exactly due to a few reasons I'm not fond of, but regardless of this it by far continues being something I rather like, after all, it's still my old art and I have to embrace it. Looking back it's just part of my journey, it makes you remember practice makes perfect. Newest Piece: Not too sure if this counts as a recent piece but this was a giveaway sketch I did for someone here on Mineplex. Originally it was only supposed to be over the shoulders but uhhhh I got a bit carried away and forgot... Whoops :P Regardless a friend suggested I making them facing slightly sideways which I slightly tried here but it didn't exactly work out in my opinion, but hey it still looks okay, right? Favourites: This was actually my first charcoal sketch I did a while ago and everyone was praising it, I do remember doing it was something that became really interesting to me and though the shapes were interesting to work with it really taught me a bit, I kinda wanna post more of my art now :/ gasp another black and white?!?! You're a madman Kindness! An absolute madmad- Okay fine, it's my favorite thing to work with you're right, I love doing black and white. Regardless you may realize well, I didn't do anything else, which is because I explicitly remember having done this digital art whilst being bored in math class one day, in which I decided to draw an eye. Once I recovered from my trance-like artist state I decided to post it after saving it, and I really wasn't bothering trying to do anything else, which is why exactly I didn't do much more except for another small doodle right next to it. So yeah that's about all my art, it's a complete rollercoaster but it's mine and I guess this comes to show no one starts off as the best, or perfect, an artist grows with time and practice. Oldest piece, from Feb. 2018 Newest piece, from June 2021 Favourite pieces: This actually a piece for my friend. He didn’t ask for it but me and him used to play games and dress as like the same characters and act like twins. Basically decided to incorporate that into art. This is my OC and I still user her as my online alias. Oh hi its me, OP :D Oldest piece: This was for @Mystic 0440 back in 2018- one of the oldest pieces in my files Newest Piece: I can't actually show my newest for trigger warning reasons but this is pretty new: I don't actually know if he checks the forums but hi @NotYoursTru1y Favourites: This is EASILY one of my favourite drawings ever No, still not ranboo *bonk* I also like this one Hi @Sunkeiss @GuardianInASuit @Islendingurinn @rosmeme @Amg @joshuart @maevestarbaby @Mitsoko @neotheater ◈ @Bob16077777 @CloudyDay1234 @FernOfVoid ♡ @Kindnessaj @ShadowWolfZoe @AhhElliot @LostShrimp13 @Mystic 0440 @NotYoursTru1y @RavenPaw9 @Sunkeiss DM me on Discord if you don't see your artistic self on this list and would like to be featured.