This is a piece I have been working on, I think it might need a bit more color and work but I'm pretty happy with it! I think this ship might serve a useful purpose for storytelling, maybe.. one of the townsfolk tells of a legend of treasure or an item lost that can be found in this ship.
I've been having a ton of fun working on these deep sea plants and characters for the Kingdom of Pearl. Working in pixels on a small scale can be a challenge for certain things, one of those things can be trying to convey small leaves without the entire plant looking like a mess. I think the trick to pixel art is really sometimes sitting with the work and putting the time in until everything falls into place, there always seems to be more room for improvement even when a piece appears finished.
Lately I haven't exactly got a lot of work done on the game directly, I find myself trying to figure out the social networks I have started to branch out into. The other night I spent a great amout of time just setting up how my Twitch stream will appear to the viewer, I've been using a free program called OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software), noticing that a lot of Twitch streamers are using this. Besides Twitch I have been looking into other social media playforms trying to find a home for the content I want to get out into the world, it's tricky if you haven't used a lot of them for personal reasons because knowing how they function helps you better inderstand their uses, some platforms might be of no use to me at all, whereas I've been surprised to find communities of game developers in places like Twitch, thats why I've been spending a lot of time looking into this stuff as of late.
After searching the internet for quite a while for public domain music I finally came across some Celtic instrumentals that fit well with my project for Twitch. I figured I would start streaming some game development work after discovering a hand full of indie developers where doing this. A lot of the indie streams are pretty nice to watch for someone like me that's interested in learning about different types of games and how people make them. I feel way more comfortable steaming after watching them work, some are making advanced 3D games and others have smaller projects, there are people making all kinds of games and they don't feel the need to talk constantly or entertain, they just work on their projects mostly. I've started just streaming my screen with some music for now, once I get the hang of things and more adjusted maybe I will add a webcam and commentary, but I'm pretty happy with just streaming the screen and working, I had a few viewers tonight and that's good enough for me.