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Apathetic pixel artist that likes birds and Slowdive.

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Posted by Carrion - June 2nd, 2018

Greetings Newgrounds :>


We now have a moving character for Sleepless Knights!


I'm currently building an animation pipeline with great help from a wizard named Ross.

We are experimenting with Unity 3D and Blender to quickly animate 8 directional characters while still maintaining a nice pixel aesthetic.

I create sprites using pixel art and Ross, our 3D animator, then takes the sprite into blender and creates a lowpoly model over it.


We then use a combination of shaders and other post processing effects to re-pixelate the character.
Or next step in this experiment is baking textures from the sprite onto the model and adjusting the shader to accommodate the details and such.


This allows me to create pixel concepts at whatever resolution I want and not have to worry about how much energy/time it would take to create an 8 directional character with lots of detail. Another effect we would like to add to the models is stepping, which would cut out frames of the 3D animation to give it a 2D animated appearance.

More technical updates from Ross:
Parry Collider fixed (now opens on a timer) *Open Parry flag enemy state added *parry attack animations (proxy) added. working for now (will need tailoring, values tweaked later). *fixed .blend presets and camera settings for Shomari *Backstab detection and action added (needs debugging). *updated left handed input (added deep copy function) *Backstab bugfix (thank fuck, one mistyped line of code eventually identified). *Code cleanup for backstab and interactions (cut down about 200 lines of code). *Built Icongenerator in unity *starting to integrate placeholder ui.


Support Sleepless Knights on Patreon!


Posted by Carrion - April 23rd, 2018

Hello Newgrounds!

I am now on Patreon!

As some of you may remember I mentioned that I was working on my own personal game project with the help of some very talented friends.


Sleepless Knights is a 2.5D  procedurally generated hack n slash dungeon crawler set in the mental world.


So far Ive been working on this project in my free time out of my own pocket. Ive caught a snag in the development process involving my slow/old computer not being able to run Unity or Blender.


Because of this and the long running financial issues ive faced while working on this project, ive set up a Patreon so I can focus my energy and time on its development.

By supporting Sleepless Knights you can gain access to pixel art tutorials and exclusive updates on my art.

In the future I would also like to do video tutorials and twitch streams, thought my current computer wont allow that.

Ive waited to ask for this sort of help until now, because ive never felt the need for it. I could manage on my own.

Now I'm asking for help because I desperately need it and would do a lot with it.

We are VERY close to FINALLY having a working moving game after all these years beating my head against a wall. What currently stands in my way is purely finacial issues. My poor health doesnt allow me to hold down a day job, so ive been overworking myself on underpaid freelance projects from home just to make ends meet.


Those of you familiar with my work here on Newgrounds may recognize some of the characters and worlds in Sleepless Knights. Nearly every character Ive uploaded to the Art Portal lives in the world of Sleepless Knights, and I'm very excited to show you how all of they all collide.

Thank you for reading this and please consider supporting the Patreon! If you cant afford to donate, every share is extremely helpful!





Posted by Carrion - September 27th, 2017

Hi all, as you may have already seen I'm the official artist for Squidly's new game Renaine! I came in to the project a bit late and while the demo on Newground does a great job at showcasing the gameplay, it doesnt even come close to the sort of exploration in pixel art we will be embarking on now that I'm on board. 


Keep a look out for a special update post tomorrow.

Thank you all for the astounding support so far and thank you to newgrounds for the support as well.

I'm going to get back to work now.

Caw Caw- Carrion 




Posted by Carrion - January 27th, 2017

That's right! I'm going for it! This is mostly to save my art show coming up but is also a way to purchase the prints, shirts, and my roast of coffee....yes my own roast of coffee that will be available at the art show.

Show me your support and I'll show you what I can do Newgrounds!






Posted by Carrion - January 26th, 2017



Carrion now ships world wide! 

I'll be updating the items in the store on a weekly basis. You can expect stickers, shirts, and brand new art in due time. Again, if there are any particular pieces you are interested in contact me and I'll see what I can do. Cheers!


Posted by Carrion - January 21st, 2017

Happy pixel day everyone! I'm glad you all survived 2016 so you could be here to celebrate with all the rest of us. 

Today we are completely taking over newgrounds with pixel art, games, chiptune and more. Its always such a pleasure to see everyone's creations, especially from those of you that dont often work with pixel art.

As you can see right now the site skin is the same as last year, but keep your eyes peeled later on today for some changes and maybe even a few announcements. 

The skin is based on a picture of mine, called Unrest. Posters have been in demand for a while, so I'm REALLY glad to let you all know that I an finally start shipping these out.

The prints are 11x17 on a nice thick cardstock paper, if you have a preference for another paper let me know and I can likely work with you. The normal price of the posters is usually $30 USD but to celebrate there will be a 50% sale until the very second the site skin is changes, after that there will be some more exciting news on Carrion related merch. That makes the posters 15 bucks!!! I think cigarettes cost that much now! Grab a print quick and kill off one of your nasty habits all at once!

vvvvvvvBUY HEREvvvvvvvv



Stay tuned for more news and announcements! I'm truly blessed to be able to start this year off strong with you all. 






Posted by Carrion - October 28th, 2016

Carrion is finally opening back up for commissions and prints!

If you would like your very own Carrion Critter, you can have one made for $15 USD Send a description of what kind of critter you would like, and I'll bring it to life with pixels! You can even give the critter you very own name and bio. : >




I am also currently doing pixel portraits for $15 USD. Contact me with a picture of your beautiful self at cutlaska@gmail.com if you are interested.


Lastly, if you would like any picture of mine as a print, I am currently offering 11x17 prints on cardstock paper for $25 USD.


Right now my shipping is limited to United States, but worldwide shipping will be available soon as well.

For any questions regarding commissions or prints, feel more than welcome to email me via cutlaska@gmail.com

<3 Carrion

Posted by Carrion - August 24th, 2016

Never stop being you Newgrounds we are all in this together and can do great things if we keep moving forward.

I love you guys.

<3 Carrion

Posted by Carrion - July 19th, 2016

Thank you so much to all the musicians who have been choosing my art as inpiration for the Art Inspired Music Contest!

My favorite so far is Whirlguy's track. Go give em' some love!

Hope youre all doing well and are staying caffinated. <3


Posted by Carrion - April 11th, 2016

Prints have been something I've flirted with off and on over the past couple years, and while getting them into the hands of my supporters is a great experience, the entire process has proven to be extremely tedious. Sending prints via redbubble or inprint leaves me with only a tiny fraction of the money made from the product with no guarantee of quality, and the prints i've sent by hand have seemingly vanished in transit on several occasions.

Ever since pixel day there has been an insane demand for Unrest prints. While I'd love to say "SURE!" and ship these things out, I have to first work out the pricing and method of shipping prints.

Thankfully now I can print and ship things directly from the shop right downstairs from the studio I work at, and the prints are professional quality as well! This means selling prints is a much much much greater possibility, though there are still some hurdles in my way.

The shipping averages at approximately 22 dollars here in the United States, and will average at a higher rate for those in outside the U.S. I'd hate to charge 30-40 dollars for a single print, so I'm trying to work out a way to add more value to the package by including additional goods.

Would any of you be interested in buying prints in the 30-40 dollar price range if they come in bundles of 3 with additional drawings or surprise items?

Let me know what you think and feel free to chime in and throw some recommendations my way.