Dennis (aka 0xDB since 2015) is an artist and coder from a small village in the middle of nowhere in Germany, well, if there's a bright center to the universe, it's in the spot that it's farthest from. 0xDB pretty much dabbled in pixels and code ever since he became consciously aware of the fact that computers existed.
When he played games on the C64 as a kid, his time allowed on the screen was often limited, so when he was done, he sometimes took out quadrille paper and started drawing sprites and inventing new levels for the games he played. On one of the many C64 disks which were floating around on the schoolyard, there were two programs Paint Magic and Hi-Eddi which are the first tools he can recall using.
Later, when he got an Amiga500, another disk that was swapped around had Deluxe Paint III on it and he fell in love with the animation features which lead to countless silly little animations and he always tried to make his own games but could not code back then(late 1980s and early 1990s), so he just created animations and dreamed about making games and at the same time playing way too many, wasting a lot of time during childhood and youth that could have been better spent training his art skills.
It was not until many years later, when the internet became widely available to the general population in ~1998 or so), that he started to pixel in a more serious, more controlled approach and where for the first time, the term “Pixel Art” became a thing to be consciously aware of. PixelJoint and Pixelation(formerly known as WayOfThePixel) both had a huge influence on that process for him.
In more recent years (about since 2011), 0xDB focuses primarily on drawing practice as time and energy allows while at the same time he seeks to live a more meaningful life centered around practicing and creating art, personal development and soul searching, away from the treadmills of the world. :]
- can tie his shoes without help
Notable Minor Projects
- tech contact for this wiki
- initiator and main writer/editor of the Pixels And Art Glossary
- co-founder/coder/artist of NOOP demo group est. 2015
- for more, mostly old and small coding projects, see personal website
-Pixelation - Isometric Collaboration IV, 2008 (it was a lot of fun for 0xDB to see everyone doing awesome variations of the little green alien creatures from his game F.S.a. after he made the first tile where they disembarked from their little UFO to claim ownership of the land)
-PixelJoint - ISO Underwater Collaboration, 2011 (0xDB also created the palette for that one which turned out to be quite a challenge to work with but everyone did a great job)
-PixelJoint - ISO Dead People Collaboration, 2013
-Pixelation - Hexquisite Corpse Collab III, 2016