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Ultraman by Taiko554
Ultraman
Here's something new and iconic, the original Ultraman.  A one-and-done piece, I'm not bothering with the rest.

The Ultraman series/franchise is something I've always been aware of but never interested in.  I can barely tell them apart because for the most part, it's silver and red suit with yellow eyes, sometimes with blue pieces/stripes.  They really run together for me, but then again, I've got no interest in the franchise. 

Basically I made this just because it's something I haven't done before and it's an iconic design which predates both the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series.  I have zero interest in making any of the other Ultras, this is it.  It's a pretty simple design, the most difficult bit was his almond-y shaped eyes with the black slits in them.  The red shorts are pretty ridiculous to me and his lips look hella weird in any picture of the helmet/face.


Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
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Shuriken Sentai Ninninger by Taiko554
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger
**Updated 8/23/15 with Starninger Chouzetsu**

Whoo!  May I introduce our newest Super Sentai series, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger!

"A Splendid Rampage!  Akaninger!"
"The Roaring Clouds!  Aoninger!"
"The Shimmering Calm!  Kininger!"
"Petals Blowing in the Wind!  Shironinger!"
"The Wavering Mist!  Momoninger!"
"The Colorful Star!  Starninger!"

"We are shinobi but we will not hide! I may be a shinobi, but let's have a party night (Starninger's phrase incorporated)!  Shuriken Sentai!  Ninninger!" 

Lots and lots to say about these designs.  First and foremost, male yellow, woot woot!  And a core white..again, woot woot!  I've been wanting these core two on a core for a while now, ever since I made my own version of Kyoryuger's designs a couple years ago.  More for the pro column: new color scheme we haven't had for a core team before; unique helmets, especially Aka Ninja's asymmetrical shuriken-in-motion; I really like the sash's design incorporating the team's logo; using the Japanese colors as their titles; I like the high boots/stockings on the girls; I like that the team will be extended family/cousins.

On the con side: I'm kinda tired of asymmetrical chests, despite liking the sash; I still don't like using pink accents for Shiro Ninja; I don't like the use of white boots here, especially since the gloves have plates and are black, it makes the limbs look mismatched; in that same vein, I don't like the gloves' cuffs and how they do not have a stripe to match, or that the boots have a stripe and don't match, either way; although I like the high boots/stockings, I don't like that Momo Ninja's are also white, nor do I like that their cuffs are on the ankles while the guys have the cuffs right below the knee; I don't like the single spot for silver (on the helmet) and gold (on the belt).  Those accent colors would've worked great elsewhere on the designs, but they're very underused here.

Like I said, I really like Aka Ninja's helmet with the asymmetrical shuriken-in-motion.  We haven't had that overtly of an asymmetrical red helmet design since the 70's with Battle Fever.  Sure, some reds have had symbols on their helmets, or numbers or gems, but Aka Ninja's shuriken is drastically different and it's cool.  And having pink and white both on a core hasn't happened since the 80's with Changeman...which also gave pink accents to its white.  And the three traditional primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) haven't all been male since Gaoranger, so that's pretty neat too.  I do like their chainmail-esque arms and 'undershirts' because it's much darker than Hurricaneger's silver.  But I do think it's odd that the black space between the girls' skirts and boots/stockings are just plain black and not textured.

Everything I have to say about Starninger's design and the Chouzetsu armor was said on their individual pieces.  Though maybe if I say it more, it'll happen: *I hope the others get a chance to use it as well* (gotta say it three times like Beetlejuice and that shit will happen, right?)  We now know Starninger will use the Chouzetsu armor, so I've updated the pic accordingly.  This helps to provide a pretty good guess for what the others would look like with it, but I'm not going to make it until we have visual confirmation of it.     


Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.   
 
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Starninger Chouzetsu by Taiko554
Starninger Chouzetsu
Here's one last pic to close out the weekend.  Eesh, it's been busy with all these recolors happening.  The next piece will be something new and iconic (maybe?/sorta?/TBD).

In the preview for next week's Shuriken Sentain Ninninger episode, Starninger gets his chance at the Chouzetsu powerup to presumably exact vengeance upon the monster who killed his family members.  We've known for a little while Starninger would get to use the power up, but now that we've actually seen some brief footage, I felt there was enough to make this.

Unfortunately, there's still no confirmation as to whether or not the other four core rangers will get to use it.  At this point, we know what it would look like, keeping the armor the same red color and only changing the center symbol's color.  So yea, I could guess-timate what it would look like for the others but I don't see the point if they're not gonna get it.  I'm still holding out for some future special circumstance where they all get to like the full-team Super Shinkenger in Shinken VS Gosei.  We'll see. 


Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
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Machine Chaser by Taiko554
Machine Chaser
Here's a design from Kamen Rider Drive I didn't expect/want to make until very recently.  With the reveal of the rider form Chou Deadheat using Machine/Mashin Chaser's design, I figured that basically stated this was a rider design without being classified as a Kamen Rider. 

Machine Chaser is Chase's second transformed form (1st being Proto Drive and 3rd being Kamen Rider Chaser) and his only evil/antagonistic form.  The Roimudes refer to Machine Chaser as the Grim Reaper and in the early part of Drive, Machine Chaser comes into conflict with our heroes multiple times.  His identity and redemption is easily the biggest plot point of the first half-ish of Drive.  The Break Gunner weapon is off to the right as well since I've already made it.  No, I do not have any plans nor desires whatsoever to make his "tune" weapons. 

The design is fantastic.  I've said it before, but I'll say it again: it's a beautiful design, but not a great rider design.  I think it's just too cluttered and hodged-podged to be a good rider design.  But a beautiful monster design.  I think the asymmetrical design is used to its best potential here and probably has never been done before so obviously and subtlety at the same time.  There are some bits that are blatantly asymmetrical but as you look closer even the arms and thighs are too.  The helmet is something I first took to be extremely off-putting but came to appreciate it as the episodes went on.  I think that's an amazing design...just not for a rider.


Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
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Kamen Rider Chaser by Taiko554
Kamen Rider Chaser
*Updated 8/22/15 with his weapons*

Here's a rider I'm fairly excited to show.  Kamen Rider Chaser is the second rider persona of Chase from Kamen Rider Drive, the first being Proto-Drive. 

Chaser's design is a tough one to make a judgment call on.  I like it, but compared to Drive and Mach, it seems lacking.  Which is kinda funny considering his evil form, Machine Chaser, is hella detailed and complex.  But this rider form is cool.  The few asymmetrical aspects of his design are a cool choice and makes good sense, seeing how Drive's riders/forms are all asymmetrical.  I also really like his helmet, it might be my favorite helmet from Drive.  I also like that his mechanical 'skull n bones' symbol was incorporated, albeit only on his shoulder.

Now about his color scheme.  Not too much a fan of that.  The violet lines are cool, but it would've been nice to have more in the design.  And the dark grayish-bronze accent color isn't too appealing to me.  The suit's main silverish-blue color is pretty unique and all, but I don't see what that brings to the design that regular ol' silver wouldn't have done.  The orange eyes are the best part though, those contrast very nicely.
And the belt still being blue is super lame.  Too many colors.  

His weapons are the Break Gunner, which he had as Machine Chaser, and the Shingou Axe.


Everything here is my hard work. Please don't touch anything without permission. Thanks.
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I am open for commission pixel artwork.  Please note I am only open for commission/compensated pixel work, not free requests, not art-trades.  Please also note that any requests I have done previously do not retroactively meet the criteria below as I was not compensated for that work.  Below you will find the general layout of terms for how I handle commissions regarding topic/idea, price, and timeframe.  I intend for this journal entry to be for general information about my commissions and general questions, not specifics for proposals.  If you are interested in commissioning me for a piece, I ask that you please send me a private note so we can discuss at length.  So let’s get right into it!

Not gonna happen! There are some ideas I will absolutely not do regardless of compensation.  These include: OCs for any canon/established series; cross-overs; cut-n-paste jobs; toy, stage show, or video game designs; weapons; any real/non-fiction people; or civilian appearances of canon/established characters in Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, or Power Rangers.  So long as your idea is either original or doesn’t fall into the groups just listed, I am open to discussing the commission.  Please understand however, that I still need to be interested in your proposal and will not take a commission if I am not interested.

Pricing! I charge based on design, meaning each new design is its own price.  In my mind, a core Sentai/Ranger team is one design, a sixth would be another design; one Rider/hero/character form is one design, any additional form or Rider/hero/character would be another.  Each design, as established by this rule is $5.  Examples: a Sentai/Ranger roster like Gorenger would be $5; like Zyuranger would be $10; like Go-Onger would be $10; like Hurricaneger would be $15; the $5/design for a Rider should be pretty easy to understand as each form/rider is independent from the last.  Any inclusion of civilian appearances would be an additional $5.  If you have questions about the pricing as established here, please address them in your note.  Please be specific in your note about what each design is to look like so I can try and get as close as possible to your vision; if you have a drawing or other previous work for me to base mine off of, please let me know. 

Timetable! General timeframe would be five weeks from my acceptance of your commission.  Meaning we may potentially discuss any questions either of us have in notes, but the clock will not start ticking once I tell you it’s a go and give you a due date for me to finish the work before/by.  If you want to discuss a more immediate product, that’s fine, but please understand that will come with a price increase, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Payment! I will only accept actual dollar amounts, not DA points or the like.  I prefer to use Paypal for payment.  Once I have finished the work, I will send you a note informing you of the completion and asking for your Paypal info so that I can send you a request.  After I’ve received payment, the work will be posted and/or sent to you.  If you do not have Paypal, we can discuss another type of electronic payment option.  This way, if I do not finish the commission by the due date provided, or change my mind about it, you’re not out any money.  If I finish the work even one day after the due date provided, I will not ask for payment but will still post the work.

Posting! Any finished work is something I would like to post in my gallery giving you, the customer, credit for the idea and commission.  As any commissioned work would be paid for, I am perfectly happy with the customer posting the work as well.  If slight changes need to be made, I am happy to accommodate within a week of posting; any drastic changes will need to be addressed in notes.  If the customer desires the work to be watermarked or not posted by me at all, I am happy to discuss this as well.


If you are interested in commissioning me for pixel work and have read all of these conditions, please send me a note describing your idea in full.  If your proposal is for an OC, the more long-winded and detail-oriented information you provide, the better I can create your idea.  If your proposal is for a canon/pre-established character not prohibited by the conditions above, please understand I may ask you to help me find decent sized/quality pictures of the character.  If you have any other questions/comments/concerns about commissions you can ask them below or in a note.  But please remember to send the actual commission proposals in notes only. 

Thanks,
Patrick 
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I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I went to college at James Madison University and graduated in 2012 with my Bachelor of Arts degree. I'm happy to say that I finally found work where I can put my degree to good use and I enjoy what I do.

I've been creating pixel art as a hobby for around five or six years and got into the medium while looking for pictures of Super Sentai when I learned that was the base footage for Power Rangers. From there, I became a fan of other tokusatsu programs as well.
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:iconmonkeyjb1988:
monkeyjb1988 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Awesome work :)
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:icontaiko554:
Taiko554 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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SparkTheShadowTiger Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey man love your art work ive got a question ive been wanting to ask ever since Ive discovered this page. Do you mind if I can have one of my characters wear your custom ranger or sentai suits? I promiss Ill give credit wear credit is due
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Taiko554 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what you mean.
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SparkTheShadowTiger Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I waswondering if I can draw my characters wearing one of your custom suits that you've made
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Taiko554 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose it might be OK so long as you're not using any of my actual pixel work.
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TokuFan0375 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man. I have something to confess. That person you got banned from PixelGrid some years ago? That was me. I would've given up on you. But I didn't because I felt you deserved a second chance. 
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Taiko554 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What?
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TokuFan0375 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. That Goranger Pony guy was me.
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Taiko554 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That rings no bells.  No idea who you are.  But uh, congrats on getting over it, I guess?
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