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Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 09 Jan 2015 03:19 am

Has anyone else noticed how...dated the art appears for some new items being released lately?

Today's two new weapons for example: Image Image

Other recent items: Image Image Image Image


Did they add Jumpstart artists to the team now or what? I can't be the only one noticing this.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Cranberry » 09 Jan 2015 07:22 am

Wow, that does look old-school. Maybe these are items they had kicking around for years?
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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Madge » 09 Jan 2015 09:24 am

It's gotta be jumpstart artists, surely? They wouldn't release such old things.

That said that ice chest looks really, really familiar. Like maybe a random event of yore?

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Color Wheel » 09 Jan 2015 08:42 pm

The chest looks familiar because it's the exact same chest used in one of the old winter REs, just opened instead of closed. Not sure what that's about.

http://www.jellyneo.net/?go=rewinter

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 09 Jan 2015 09:20 pm

Image - blurry shading, looks like the dodge tool was used.
Image Image - GOOD LORD WHAT. These did NOT compress very well.

Going back through last year's news now. It's...weird. It could be old items, and they were just like, "Hell with it! Just release it, AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME TO REDRAW THIS!"
But they've got to be new instead of old stuff just sitting on a server somewhere! Not all of their art has been bad, but there is definitely a dud in the group.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 10 Jun 2015 04:20 pm

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"Disco" and "Rainbow"

Just....wow. Disco really does not look disco-ish. No clothing items to fit with the theme either. They couldn't stick an afro on it? I thought it was rainbow but the news post states otherwise.
And I don't think I need to comment on the Rainbow Baby Blu. It simply is what it is.


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There's two problems with this:
One, the art is unreasonably hideous;
Two, there is no Zombie Jubjub.


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Please stop.


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No seriously. Just quit trying to be something you're not.


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Now you're startin' to piss me off with how bad this looks.


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wait didn't these exist already? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU JS?

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by thelonetiel » 10 Jun 2015 08:05 pm

Ugh, yes.

I'm keeping my eyes open for Altador Cup artwork that is new, so I can judge that too.

I suspect some of the old items like the chia plushie were ones that were unreleased for some reason and they are just working through some of that backstock art. Things like Altador Cup prizes and announcements will be fascinating because they probably won't have been made in advance (unless they use unapproved items from past years?), and will have to be topical (special images for the winning team!).

I'm guessing they have new artists who have to learn how to use the software and the style... I don't wish ill will on those artists, they are trying, but I disapprove. What a waste to get rid of a talented, hardworking team, in order to churn out a mediocre parody of their work.

What is that one mug anyway? Blood in a fancy gold leaf mug? Wha...?

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Madge » 11 Jun 2015 05:13 am

No that ALbat is clearly disco can't you see the asterixes on it???/????? geez guys...............

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Seerow » 29 Jul 2015 11:16 am

And the hits just keep on rolling. Behold this lovely book released this week:
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Guess they still haven't hired any new artists yet.
Wanna donate towards my drink gallery, the Golden Goblet.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 30 Jul 2015 01:26 pm

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The Vase of Illusion raises controversial questions - is it blue, green or blue-green?

Oh, piss off already, news writer. -_-

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Jazzy » 01 Aug 2015 02:23 pm

Clearly it's black and gold.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 03 Aug 2015 07:57 pm

I'd rather just smash it and call it a day.
Happy belated Merridell Day btw guys. ;)

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Not necessarily bad...just, they don't feel like they fit in with any preexisting Neopets items before TNT left.

I dunno, but I'd reckon that so far, the best item from JS artists would have to be this:
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Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for the Invisible colour now.
Seriously, we have taken this colour for granted all these years.

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OH GOD SHIELD YOUR EYES.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Jazzy » 06 Aug 2015 02:32 pm

Those slushies are just weird. If you haven't got the time to animate them properly, why not make a static image?

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Iggy » 08 Aug 2015 01:17 am

Runic wrote:
I dunno, but I'd reckon that so far, the best item from JS artists would have to be this:
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Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for the Invisible colour now.
Seriously, we have taken this colour for granted all these years.
My personal favorite is the Chill Pill

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Elderly Babaa is a close one, though

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But pretty much everything else was terrible and shameful. There have been strokes of genius, like the Pawt (I am still laughing at it), but otherwise, it blows.

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Re: Neo's item art quality...

Post by Runic » 10 Aug 2015 03:50 am

That Babaa is flippin' adorable.

And yes, the Pawt was a very clever item! Whoever came up with that one should seriously be hired for all things comedic.

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