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Hey ^_^ It is nice to meet you. I am a 21 year old girl, and I am Canadian. I am a sprite artist, and also love games both old and new. Cheers ^o^

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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - September 13th, 2022


Hi everyone! Hope everyone is doing well ^.^ Some of you may recall, but a while ago I shut off my DMs here on newgrounds to kind of ease the amount of weird messages I was getting. (CONTEXT; when I say “weird” I mean from people who wanted to collab on things with me and got angry when I declined their offers)


I turned off DMs in general on here to make things more simple, i thought it was best to turn it off to everyone in general, since my friends list is generally long.


Considering it has been some time, and some people recently have sent me friend requests, I WILL be opening up my DMs here back again for anyone on my friends list ^.^


(I will be doing this within the next two days or so, so if you send anything and I do not reply, please assume the message did not go through and try again later on)


So, if you have sent me a friend request, and I have approved it, and just wanna chat, come say hi ^.^


UPDATE: I have just updated my message settings, so now people on my friends list should be able to message me! If you’re on the list, come say hi ^_^


if you are not on my friends list, and wanna chat with me sometime, send me a request ^_^


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - July 30th, 2022


Hey ^_^


as you might have noticed, I have been uploading a fair amount of simplified Guilty Gear chibis ^_^ I have ended up making a few simply because I find them both fun and very easy to make.


I actually wanted to ask if there were any other GG characters you might want to see in this style. I would prefer to keep it to strive for now, as I intend on making chibis for all of the cast (so far, we still got more DLC coming LOL)


if you have any requests for what characters you want to see, let me know and I will prioritize them ^0^ strive is one of those games where I actually absolutely adore every playable character in the main cast, so don’t be shy.


so far I have made one for;


May

Anji

Goldie

Zato


i have also made one for Leo as a request from a friend but I do not intend on releasing that one publicly cause it kind of sucks ^_^; gonna redo that one soon.


Believe it or not I do put a decent amount of time into each chibi, despite them being so simple looking and using a base I have made. I spend about 45ish minutes each on em to make sure the quality is okay :o


anyways, let me know who you want to see next if you have a request ^_^


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - June 21st, 2022


Hi there ^_^


its been a bit since I’ve wrote out my thoughts on the posts page. Hope everyone’s having a nice summer so far.


speaking of the change of season, it isn’t uncommon for me to be busy with many different kinds of jobs this time of year :0 Of course, I’m a young woman so I’m busy mostly all the time these days LOL


With that being said, this leads me to what I’ve been meaning to talk about. You’ve probably noticed I haven’t uploaded sprite work/pixel art in a little while. It certainly isn’t because I have lost motivation in it, not at all. I still love doing sprite work, however it does take a lot of effort to complete. A lot of time and effort I find myself not having these days as often as I used to ^_^;


With that in mind, I actually ended up getting back into traditional line work, and it’s a lot of fun! My sketches are simple and all, and hardly won’t compare to any of the other great bits of art you’ll see here on Newgrounds, but I actually enjoy drawing quite a lot. It’s a whole lot simpler compared to full on pixel art too, in my opinion.


I still have some left over sprite work laying around, and maybe I might upload a few later on soon. I’ll still work on sprite work for sure, it’s just going to be a lot less these days ^_^;


I hope you guys like my silly little sketches, for now I’m mainly going to be uploading those. I do draw a lot, it’s a great way to unwind at the end of the day.


if you followed me for my sprite work, you can unfollow if you like, I understand ^_^


anyways, that’s all I wanted to say! Have a great day!


-Iris


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - November 5th, 2021


Hi hi ^.^


Thanks for all the feed back and response from my last news update post. Honestly, it really sucks to hear some of you went through a similar situation, but its always nice to not be alone, right?


I've been doing some thinking, and when I can, I'll try and collect all the decent looking screenshots/downloads I had of the lost sprite sheet I was working on.


This whole thing got me thinking though; Character I was making a custom sprite sheet of is a platformer mascot I really like. In fact, 2D (And 3D) platformers have always been my favorite genre of games, and probably always will be LMAOOO I'm simple (Although Shooters and RPGs are a very close second fav.)


So, with that being said, for any who are interested, here is my list of top 10 favorite 2D platformers ^_^ My choices shift and change a lot, and have throughout the years, but here is what they are as of now.


(Im only putting one per series on here, and will be counting Mega Man and Mega Man X as the same series for this list, just so that I do not have 2 Mega Man games on here)


10: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)


1997 was a FANTASTIC year for platformers, this isnt the first game from that year you're gonna see on this list (LMAO you probably can guess one already) I really love SOTN and its honestly my fav game in the Castlevania series. I like Alucard a ton (one of my first fictional crushes LMAO), the sprites, music and gameplay are fantastic.


9: Metroid Fusion (2002)


Really great GBA game, again, with fantastic sprite work. I really loved the story in this game with the parasite Samus, and the fact they added in a decent map this time around was really great. I really wanted to put Super Metroid on here since it is a lot more iconic, but honest to god, I much prefer Fusion.


8: Kirby Squeak Squad (2006)


Again, another REALLY good handheld platforming game. Easily my favorite game in the entire Kirby series, actually. Great music, and good powerups all around that are some of the best in the series compared to other titles. Also Daroach is such a great villain.


7: Cuphead (2017)


So glad Cuphead was released when it was, since the late part of the 2010s desperately needed more decent platformers. Cuphead is hard as hell, but not too challenging that you cannot beat it. It took me a while to complete all stages TBH ^.^; The character designs, the way the game looks and the music deserve all the praise it has been getting. I absolutely adore Cuphead and Mugman, they are ADORABLE


6: Super Mario World (1990)


Honest to god, it was insanely hard picking just ONE 2D Mario game for this list. God, there's so many good ones, and come on, Mario isn't exactly a series known for having many bad games. The way he controls is just right, while being mildly floaty, and its got some fantastic speedrun material (I cannot speedrun this game however LMAO)


5: Mad Rat Dead (2020)


Easily game of the year 2020 for me LOOOOL. I could go on and on about this game. You guys probably remember when I posted a lot about it ^.^; I love everything from the story, art, music, I love they combined a platformer concept with a rhythm game mechanic, it all works too well. I could go on and on about this game, but if I did, there would be an entire essay here ^.^; The character designs are FANTASTIC (Rat God for life ^o^)


4: Freedom Planet (2014)


Another really great indie game. Its like Classic Sonic but insanely more complex when it comes to how the characters move and interact with the stages. I know sprite work and visuals has been a huge thing from this list, and I'm sorry I am so biased ^.^; I LOVE the way the game looks. It also has REALLY cute voice acting and the entire game has voiced dialogue, which isn't something you see a lot in platformers. Milla is easily my favorite character in the game, and is atually one of my all time fav video game characters (Fun fact, I was making a sprite sheet of her a long time ago too, but similar to the one I lost recently, my computer had a melt down and got rid of it ^.^;)


3: Sonic 2 (1992)


Similar to Mario, it was REALLY hard to pick just ONE Sonic title for this list. I love the advance series a ton, and I often end up going back and forth between which I like better, Sonic 2 or 3, but at the end of it all, and for now, my current mood tells me I like Sonic 2 best. I've been playing it since I was just a little girl, and still have my physical copy of it for my Genesis. Sonic 2 is also one of those games I can speedrun. I put this title over 3 (and knuckles) simply due to the fact 3 has more zones I find insanely frustrating (I'm looking at you, Marble Garden Zone.)


2: Rayman Legends (2013)


This game is amazing. There isnt any other way I can describe it. Both 2D and 3D Rayman are great, similar to Mario, MOST games in the Rayman series are insanely good. Rayman Legends is one of those games I can sit and play for hours, and can even speedrun. The game LOOKS AMAZING, there are so many costumes you can choose from, the platforming is tight but very wide open, leaving the game feeling very atmospheric. There's so much to do in this game as well, so many different modes, multiplayer, etc. Not to mention the soundtrack is just super good, the music stages, similar to Mad Rat Dead, combine 2D platforming with rhythm based elements, and even do their own versions of iconic songs (They have their own version of Black Betty that sounds fucking kick ass) Again, I don't want to go into too too much detail here, cause I could go on and on about how much I love this game, and series in general.


1: Mega Man X4 (1997)


SURPRISED??? NO??

LMAO


Of course the person called "Iris Of The Repliforce" is going to have X4 as her favorite 2D platformer. I've loved this game as long as I can remember. It was the first game in the X series that let you FULLY play as Zero (X3 only did it half way) it has cheesy anime cutscenes with silly dialogue that are extremely entertaining, and the gameplay is killer, literally the best in the X series if you ask me. A ton of Mega Man fans hold X4 in high regards, and rightfully so. As a little girl, I always loved the idea of Zero having a love interest, and Zero and Iris were like robot Romeo and Juliet to me ^.^; as lame as that sounds. I still love them as a couple a lot, their so adorable. I may not be as interested in Mega Man these days, as there are so many other games and interests I have spent more time on throughout the years, but Mega Man X as a series will always have a special place in my heart. Of course, this is another game I can speedrun, and I actually remember my best time for X4, being 1 hour and 14 minutes. I'll stop rambling about X4 now before I write an essay LMAO


So, there we go. Those are my top picks as of right now for my fav 2D platformers ^.^ what did ya think? See any games on here you really love, do we share some favorites? Lets talk, what's your top 10 or 5? (or you can just tell me some you like if you don't wanna write a list HAHA I get it)


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - November 1st, 2021


Hey ^.^


So, some good news and bad news for myself.


The good news being I finally found some time in between school and work and friends and other normal IRL stuff to get back into spiriting. It was going pretty well actually. But, that leads us to the bad news here ^.^;


So, this happens sometimes, but one of the programs I use to sprite went haywire. It ended up refreshing and getting rid of 70 percent of a HUGE sprite sheet I was working on recently. This is actually not the first time this has happened, and it REALLY ate away at my motivation the first time it happened. Tech, eh? ^.^; LMFAO


Not only that but my computer itself kinda had a melt down which ultimately lead to the entire sprite sheet just disappearing.


Luckily, however, since I'm so used to nonsense like this happening, I made sure to download frequently and take TONS of screenshots of my work and process, so not all is ultimately lost. I REALLY would have loved to finish what I was working on however, but such is life ^.^; when I regain my motivation again, maybe I will revisit the concept I was working on.


SO Heres what I wanna ask you guys;


  1. Would you like to see some of the sprites I had made before my computer got rid of them? It certainly would not be a proper sprite sheet format, but I would try and muster up everything I could to look neat enough to be presentable (the sprites are of a video game character I really love)
  2. When this sort of thing happens again, would you be okay with seeing messy/unorganized sprites? I have never uploaded the remainders of work that was unfinished, and Im not very used to it, but I would like to hear what you all think.

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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - October 6th, 2021


Heyo!! Sorry it's been a while ^_^ I hope you are all doing well.

I'm sorry I've been absent for a bit HAHA I just wanted to give a little bit of an update.


Some of my friends on here may have noticed, but I turned my DMs on Newgrounds off. I have had this setting on for a few months now, actually. So no one has been able to contact me here for a while.


I won't go into insane detail on why I chose to suddenly cut off my Newgrounds DMs, but I have had a lot of uncomfortable situations with people and just overall losers who cannot take "no" for an answer on just about anything. Its a mix of a lot of reasons, really ^.^; but its nothing drastic, so we're all good, kapish? LOL ;p


I am still going to continue to have my DMs off, and I deeply apologize to those of my friends who might have sent me something in the past few months as I was unable to see it.


Right now, I'm at a very busy point in time in my life. I've got a ton of work to do, and I feel like I'm almost always busy with something either related to school or work or otherwise at the moment ^.^; LMAO Kinda takes a toll, but again, its nothing out of the ordinary. This explains why I haven't really done much art lately. I probably won't upload for a good while again too, although I really would like to get more back into things. Every time I do sprite work now, its always just for fun and I have not really done anything that is post worthy.


Anyways, just a small update, nothing insane ^_^ I hope you all have had something fun to do, like hanging out with friends, or just having time to chillax or whatever along those lines.


See ya later!


-Iris <3



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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - April 30th, 2021


Hi ^_^ I'm sorry it's been so long since I have posted here HAHA.


I hope you all are doing well!!! :D


I have already uploaded the art, and explained this there, but for those of you who do not know, I ended up getting featured on Verbalase's community page on Youtube. He enjoyed a fanart I ended making for him, and wanted to share it there. I asked him if I could be left anonymous on the shout out on his Youtube page (I honestly do not want much attention LOL which is why I requested this)


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRyS4kYdsaGcuFczzCjFXag/community?lb=UgySvvz8mmKi1swAQf54AaABCQ


This is the community post he made with the art I did for him. Thank you Ase, I'm glad ya liked it ^.^

(Please keep in mind YouTube does not have a community page feature on their mobile versions, so you can only see the post with a computer)


The pose I used here is a reference to his cartoon beatbox mashup, which reminds me a lot of a boss battle! Hence why the art I made has him in the same pose in the video and has a bit of a video game-esc theme to it (I AM a sprite artist, after all LOOOOOL)


Anyways, I just thought I would let you guys know here how I preferred to be left anonymous on the post, and let you guys know I was featured ^_^ very flattering one of my favorite youtubers liked it.


Rock on, Ase! Looking forward to the new episode of Cartoon Beatbox Battles (new episode should be out soon for those of you who watch his videos)


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - December 19th, 2020


Hello guys ^_^ the situation seems to be fine now. I am able to access my profile. For context, before when my name changed back, it kept taking to the other name which didn’t exist which is why I couldn’t get into my profile page. It seems to be okay now. ^_^


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - December 18th, 2020


Hello everyone. There was a bit of a problem with my name chage, I asked asked Tom to change it back. My name was changed back to normal HOWEVER


As of right now when I log into my computer it doesn’t take me to my profile because it says it does not exist. I can only get to my profile when I sign in on my phone. I have told Tom about this and I am awaiting his response.


This is means I will no longer be able to access Newgrounds from my laptop and will no longer be able to post art. I will be waiting for Toms message later on. I hope this isn’t it.


Thank you


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Posted by IrisOfTheRepliforce - December 17th, 2020


SURPRISE!! :D Bye bye Iris ^.^


I've been meaning to change my Newgrounds name for a little while now, which is why I changed my overall profile up in the first place. Turns out, you need a Newgrounds membership to change your name, and one of my friends who knew I really wanted a change randomly gifted me a limited subscription. Thank you so much bro, you didn't have to do that ^.^


Theres a lot of reasons why I wanted to switch things up, the main reason being I simply am not as interested in Mega Man or the Iris character anymore LOL so toodles to that ^.^ Again, if you came to my profile for Mega Man related content, you may wanna unfollow me LOL since it is going to be very very limited.


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday this year, despite the world being flipped upside down ^.^; it's all up from here, don't worry, this 2020 thing is almost over and done with.


Cheers everyone ^.^ Gir rocks <3 (Zim rocks too LOL)


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