Solarus: Open Source Re-Arting Without Pissing People Off

Open source software is great.  Well, great for programmers.  As a new artist (I volunteered to do art for my current FOSS project with my team), I’ve found the environment to be strange for artists.  Are patches really welcome?  Isn’t that like ambushing someone and giving their child a makeover?  Isn’t that insulting?

Well, I’m gonna give it a shot.  Meet Solarus.  It’s an open source Zelda game.  I’m gonna re-skin the thing, and more importantly, I’ll document the experience to help future open source artists.   There’s gotta be some methodology for creating “texture packs” or re-imagining a project in your own eyes..

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One thought on “Solarus: Open Source Re-Arting Without Pissing People Off

  1. You should totally follow Máirín Duffy’s blog – Open Design Forever – http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/

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