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I'm a bit frustrated today. I came to a realization last night that I didn't like, at all. I was sitting here, looking at my deviantart page, thinking about things that I hate to think about.
Ya see, I figured at least some people would be interested in having a highly detailed pixel art commission. And I actually settled on a five dollar price tag for a commission set (that's multiple micro heroes in one set for five bucks), even though I know the effort alone is worth considerably more. I've also been advertising all over the place. But still, no real takers. At most, I get people trying to get free things from me, as though my time and talent is worthless.
I've also toyed around with the idea that my artwork may be too detailed for the taste of some micro creators. After all, why would someone want to buy a micro set, if it's hard for them to chop it up and use it for their own ends? As that's largely what most micro creators do anyway(which is why most people's work looks very derivative of particular artists *cough* LoganWaynee  *cough*).
Realistically, I know I have talent enough to make money online with my artistic abilities. And I would like to become a full-time artist, as I've honestly spent my entire life obsessed with various artistic mediums. There is no question in my mind that it's what I want to do with my life. But now I know for certain that my love of this particular pixel art medium is not a valid avenue to achieve my goals. 
So, that being said, I've come to the decision that I'm largely going to lay it down. I'm mostly going to be spending my time in other artistic areas, that appear to be worth more to me.
After all, I'm not a child just killing time in-between school days, I do have bills that need to be paid, and a roof I need to keep over my head, as well as modest goals I would like to achieve before my inevitable and hopefully funny death.
Still, I'd like to take a moment to thank all of my watchers for following me. You folks are great, and often highly inspiring. 
Leonardo (IDW Comics) by AbelMicroHeroes
Leonardo (IDW Comics)
Here's Leonardo from the 2011 TMNT comic relaunch, from IDW Publishing. I like this series quite a bit. It's among the best relaunches I've come across. Though it frequently shares some of the art style of the Nickelodeon TV series, it's actually aimed at a much older audience. I highly recommend it, especially if you've followed TMNT before. They did an excellent job of incorporating various characters from other TMNT media into the new canon. I think I actually prefer this to the original Mirage series.
Andros (Red Space Ranger) by AbelMicroHeroes
Andros (Red Space Ranger)
Here's my micro heroes version of Andros from Saban's Power Rangers In Space (1998). 

Andros is the Red Ranger and leader of the Space Rangers, as well as the brother of primary antagonist, Astronema. He is a human from the remote space colony of KO-35, and he possesses telekinetic abilities. 
Andros is the first Ranger leader to assemble a team of other Rangers long after obtaining his own Ranger powers. 
Andros is also known for being the most skilled spy in Power Rangers history, having been able to infiltrate highly secure places not welcoming of a ranger, on at least three separate occasions.
Lastly, Andros is notable for killing Zordon, and thus ending the Zordon-era of Power Rangers.
AkibaYellow Yuko Yamada (Akibaranger) by AbelMicroHeroes
AkibaYellow Yuko Yamada (Akibaranger)
Here's Yuko Yamada from the Japanese Tokusatsu series, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger. Akibaranger is a satirical comedy centered around Super Sentai.

Yuko Yamada (later, Yuko Yokoyama) is a bouncy, happy-go-lucky office worker who is also a devoted cosplayer. She's twenty-four years old and has a deep knowledge of Super Sentai. She's also a yaoi fangirl.

Yuko was the last Akibaranger to be recruited. When they met her, she was handing out cosplay business cards. Unlike the other Akibarangers, Yuko questioned nothing and impulsively joined right away, simply because it sounded fun.
When doing their team roll call, Yuko always says random things, completely unrelated to Sentai or their team. Each time, she's eventually cut off by Akagi, because she goes on for too long. She only ever actually announced her designation (AkibaYellow) semi-properly on the first episode.

Also, if you pay attention to her roll call rants, they often tie together. On several occassions, she would continue her rant from where Akagi interrupted her on the previous episode.


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aualga Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
DAMN DUDE! Your Micro Heroes are incredible! They look so real! How did you do them? 
RakaiThwei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Hey thanks for the watch! Unfortunately, I don't update my DA page a lot, and with Windows 8.1-- it's really hard to make Microes since the pixel option doesn't really work well with the OS when it comes to making microes.
AbelMicroHeroes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That sucks man. I always liked your micro's. I know the Paint Program itself isn't nearly as good with Windows 8. It's very clumsy.

You can get alternative programs online, though. I'd recommend checking out if you get a chance. It's a freeware program that operates almost exactly like earlier MSPaint versions, but there's a lot more you can do with it. It's compatible with with Windows 8.1, as well. Could be just what you're looking for. Here's a link if you're interested. Hope it helps. :)
RakaiThwei Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Thanks for liking my Microes! A lot of hard work was put into them and most of the outfits which they are wearing were made pixel by pixel, so I know my skill level as far as making outfits for my microes are concerned. I am also over on MIB, but my gallery is somewhere deep in the thread archives-- it's been a couple years since I updated it. I wanted to give out some of the parts which I made over on the board but that's on my Mom's old Windows XP, which is currently in storage. Also, I have to say that I am honored that you like my Microes! I actually quite enjoy yours very much!
thanks for the watch,friend
AbelMicroHeroes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :)
MattyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:!
AbelMicroHeroes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
NP man anytime. :)
MattyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Sorry for the other comment :p
MattyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
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