Pixton

Pixton is about to be reborn

by Pixton

Creative Commons Wednesday May 2, 2018

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Hey everyone, lemme introduce myself. I'm Louis -- the artist behind Pixton!

If you've never heard of me, that's okay. Nobody has! I've been hiding behind this rock over here.

But I have a secret to tell you. Come closer...

Closer...

Closer...

We're working on a brand spankin' NEW VERSION of Pixton. It's so exciting!

Wanna see some previews? Let me know in the comments.

Hey everyone, lemme introduce myself. I'm Louis -- the artist behind Pixton! If you've never heard of me, that's okay. Nobody has! I've been hiding behind this rock over here. But I have a secret to tell you. Come closer... Closer... Closer... We're working on a brand spankin' NEW VERSION of Pixton. It's so exciting! Wanna see some previews? Let me know in the comments.
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Joined January 18, 2008
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Pixton

Pixton 1 yr ago from Canada

OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST & FEEDBACK LINK
If you have a specific suggestion or feature request we have a special site you can submit it on. You can even vote up ideas from other Pixtoners.

https://pixton-fun.ideas.aha.io/?sort=recent

Jared

NightFury77

NightFury77 1 yr ago from United States

I sure hope so. It'd better be.

Sarathebeautiful

Sarathebeautiful 1 yr ago from Saudi Arabia

please i am trying to publish a FUNNY book here

Gospel Samurai

Gospel Samurai 1 yr ago from United States

Holy cow! I’m excited

Percy Epsilon

Percy Epsilon 1 yr ago from Canada

I’ve always looked forward to Pixtons updates, the new designs are great but I have a slight concern about the new designed characters’ faces. I prefer the old one, it really looks realistic compared to this new version. I hope there will be an option to choose between the new characters and old ones. And that the old ones will still be available :’(

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

^I agree

Kao

Kao 1 yr ago from Denmark

I think I was one of the few who expected this change. A few months ago I looked into Pixton for school (I was bored) and saw new characters on the preview (https://www.pixton.com/uk/schools/license/buy if anyone is interested to see them)

But I will be the first to say that I really don't like the new style. I'm sorry, because I can only imagine the work that is getting put into the new characters, the styling and coding, but it's simply the way I feel.

The change is 2010 was an elevation of the already existing characters, giving them real eyes and noses, which was something authors were missing. However, this is just a total change of style of what Pixton is and I think I speak for many when I say that we were not missing a new look. The new style is way too cartoon-ish, and as many people have already mentioned in the comments, the current style has the perfect line between realism and cartoon. And through purple mode, we're all able to make our characters more realistic and more cartoon-ish.

I think some people will like this style very much and enjoy it. I also think it will give more life to Pixton, as many will try out the new feature. But I, like many others, hope that this is simply an option and not something that will be forced upon us.

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

I can only agree with Kao. I've been on Pixton for almost 10 years and am quite particular about cartoon styles, I'm just hoping the community will be heard in saying we want to have a choice with the old style, as many of us have series and props we've spent hours of work on :(

Percy Epsilon

Percy Epsilon 1 yr ago from Canada

I must say I also agree with this Kao's comment. As much as change is great and refreshing to introduce every once in a while, this one seems to be redirecting Pixton's style into a completely new direction and, in my humble opinion, basically changing the unique vibe and look Pixton's always been known for.


As Kao mentioned, the addition of features is always a 'reasonable' change, as had been done throughout the years, whereas this -the altering of Pixton's graphic design- is legit a different ball game. It's changing the core of how our comics are being presented. Although some users may not mind working with the new design, for some of us who've been on here for a while, the way that Pixton's comics are -both figuratively and literally speaking- 'DRAWN' is what DEFINES this site and makes it different to any other comic-making platform experience. It's something I think we've grown to love and work with. In fact, we've learnt to incorporate our own ways to enhance the style definition, which is essentially the fun part of making comics! It'd be a shame for that excitement to be taken away. I also think it's fair to mention that it might be a bit detrimental to the flow of thousands of stories and projects that've been created on here and depend on the current style, especially for those of us that are particular with the balance between cartoon and realism styles.


For this reason, I kind of don't see why it should be changed. And if this option MUST be introduced, I really hope its not the only one we've got when it comes to creating comics.

Chase Hunter

Chase Hunter 1 yr ago from Canada

Like Kao and Perce mentioned above as well as others in a few comments here, I'm really concerned 'bout having the old version still available. This new version looks great, and change is always a good sign but personally, I think it limits us users to the one thing we love 'bout Pixton...creativity.

The current style encourages authors to use their imaginations and experiment with different props and come up with their unique comic styles. I love how we can distinguish authors' works from how they use props and shapes creating unique artworks. I feel with the new version, we will no longer have that same opportunity to build ourselves as artists and learn from experimenting. The style we have now is the perfect base for us to build on and create personalized characters and scenes.

The new version is a ready-made characters that simply needs to be placed in a panel and published...Again, this is taking away the one thing that made Pixton unique from any other comic making platform. We don't exactly learn and develop from being spoon-fed (which is basically almost what the new version is offering) We hope for at least an option of having our current version as well, just so that our hours and hard work we put into prop making and learning from trying over the years doesn't all go to nothing.

MI55ING_NUMBER5

MI55ING_NUMBER5 1 yr ago from United States

I have to agree with all these comments.. I feel bad saying I don't really like it since, there is a lot of work being put into the new version. But, it will make us loose the current charm and appeal of our pixton right now.
With the current version, we can make ours look more cartoonish like the new one, or we can leave them realistic. With the new version, it looks like we'll only have the cartoony option.. And there are authors, like myself, that like the nonshaded affect in some places, while liking to do their OWN shading in other places. Making them pre-shaded will make it harder for certain users to pull off their style. I've liked when we get some new hair+clothing options, but I've never wanted a whole new style. And I want it even less now. If this style is optional, it will also let authors have more diverse types of comics. From the current without shading, the current with shading, and the new. It also looks like with this new style, it will basically take away a lot of our creativity, it will be harder to use props and our own effects in our comics. I'd suggest making the new style an option, and adding some new hair and clothing options for the current one. #Makeitoptional

Fawning Girl

Fawning Girl 1 yr ago from United States

You all know me as a controversial, realistic author, and some of you know me to despise this idea of being "cute", and I also agree that this will drastically throw many of my ideas out the window, should they go ahead with this new change, all while making it mandatory. New ideas are fun, but not when they trample on ideas that can still be used.

"If it's not broken, don't fix it!"

MI55ING_NUMBER5

MI55ING_NUMBER5 1 yr ago from United States

Exactly

Moggie

Moggie 1 yr ago from Canada

I look forward to it! :D

Sarah27195

Sarah27195 1 yr ago from United States

I really like the new design but I agree with the others in that I hope the old versions are still available because they allow for a lot of creativity when it comes to creating clothing, hair, and just regular props. Also the faces have always been a nice middle between reality and cartoon and I hope those stay the same.

keira cank

keira cank 1 yr ago from United Kingdom

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:):):):):):):):):)

GoldRose

GoldRose 1 yr ago from Madagascar

Yes! I want to see a preview!

RedRose2K

RedRose2K 1 yr ago from United States

Yes! I've been waiting for ages! 8D Hopefully it's gonna be great. I'm so excited.

Andrijana

Andrijana 1 yr ago from Serbia

I can't wait. ☺

mzazngirl

mzazngirl 1 yr ago from Location Unknown

!!! IM so excited!!! Thank you so much Pixton team, can't wait to see Pixton 2.0 :D

ella mackay

ella mackay 1 yr ago from United Kingdom

funny :0000

Moggie

Moggie 1 yr ago from Canada

I wonder if this includes a larger variation of eyes, ears, noses, hairstyles, clothing, accessories? :)

Pixton

Pixton 1 yr ago from Canada

We just published another comic showing a variety of faces... this gives you an idea of the range of facial expressions we're trying to achieve this time around, as well as hairstyles.

https://www.pixton.com/comic/7an0ox1z

tester412017

tester412017 1 yr ago from Canada

I can't wait to see some new updates! I haven't used pixton for so long, but ever since I've been interested in writing stories, I've been ubsessed with pixton. I can't wait to see the new stuff!

Sincerely,
Keerthana

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

https://www.pixton.com/comic/q2oxexum

Drawingunivere06

Drawingunivere06 1 yr ago from United States

Can't wait!

KikiLover10

KikiLover10 1 yr ago from Canada

Cool

RedRose2K

RedRose2K 1 yr ago from United States

After seeing the comments below: I now agree to most of you. The old one we currently have is real looking and cartoon mixed together, perfectly made. Not only I made comics and artwork here, I’ve been making stop motion videos with the old one as I have some in progress here too. So I’d suggest to please make the new design optional for us.

DubStepPro

DubStepPro 1 yr ago from Canada

hi how are ya just kidding
cant wait

Ruth Kalonji

Ruth Kalonji 1 yr ago from United States

Is it going to be only for pixton+ or for everyone, but i can't wait to see the new features so excited:)

MagnificentRay

MagnificentRay 1 yr ago from United States

Looks great!

One thing though, Is this going to replace all of the old characters with the new style or is it going to be optional like with the red mode?
I have made a lot of characters with props like space helmets and things and I'm a little worried about if old props I've made will work with the new style of characters.
Or if I wanted to change an old comic without updating it.

Is this coming in with options in red mode?
If so then it looks great and I'm very exited to see where it will go!

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

I'd like to the answer to these questions also.

Georgy Girl

Georgy Girl 1 yr ago from Canada

Bring it on, guys and gals!

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

Will the old models still be available? :(

mr.Trouble

mr.Trouble 1 yr ago from Europe

I second MR and Fox the new characters look very cool but I still love the old versions I hope they won't disappear lol

Nemipiu83

Nemipiu83 1 yr ago from Spain

SUPER!!! I'll be waiting

Minercraft

Minercraft 1 yr ago from United States

WHOA!

stargirl119

stargirl119 1 yr ago from Canada

cool

Essention

Essention 1 yr ago from United States

HOLD UP-

NEW ART STYLE?!


THATS AWESOME

Essention

Essention 1 yr ago from United States

I'm noticing more details on the hands, more clothes/better clothes... Better hair... Better face... Better overall everything!

Great Frost Hawk

Great Frost Hawk 1 yr ago from United States

Cool news! :D
When might this come into e/affect?

Pixton

Pixton 1 yr ago from Canada

The beta version should be ready to test in about a month. There's still plenty of work to do though.

Great Frost Hawk

Great Frost Hawk 1 yr ago from United States

Understood! Thank you for answering! :)

Christmas Dragon

Christmas Dragon 1 yr ago from Antarctica

YES! I CAN'T WAIT!

Be_Kind

Be_Kind 1 yr ago from Canada

whoa bro

sitcomic_48

sitcomic_48 1 yr ago from United States

YES! YES! YES! I Know

snickerydoodle24

snickerydoodle24 1 yr ago from United States

YES! I can't wait!!!

Murosaki

Murosaki 1 yr ago from Malta

Oh im liking this new design!! I hope we get to seemore previews im really curious.

NinaFet

NinaFet 1 yr ago from France

I hope it's just an option ...the design is funny but ... I prefer the current one

Marleen Miepje

Marleen Miepje 1 yr ago from Netherlands

when does it drop??? I'm more curious about that

Marleen Miepje

Marleen Miepje 1 yr ago from Netherlands

I 100% agree with my fellow authors on the change. And I also would like to add that in my opinion this new style will be great for beginners, But for people like me who have been here for a longer time and rely heavily on using props and using our creativity on the new style, I think it will be quite a downfal.

siregalahad

siregalahad 1 yr ago from United States

I'm curious.

The Lone Wanderer

The Lone Wanderer 1 yr ago from United States

me too

Pickleking83

Pickleking83 1 yr ago from United States

I agree. I can't wait for what happens

The Lone Wanderer

The Lone Wanderer 1 yr ago from United States

bet it'll be awesome

Pickleking83

Pickleking83 1 yr ago from United States

I hope

The Lone Wanderer

The Lone Wanderer 1 yr ago from United States

same

ErikaBanuelos

ErikaBanuelos 1 yr ago from United States

Wow! This is giving me that Pixton 2.0 vibe from back 2009-2010. I'm definitely looking forward to it!

ErikaBanuelos

ErikaBanuelos 1 yr ago from United States

Also, I notice that the faces look more cartoonish. Will there be options to make them look a little bit more realistic? I feel like the current faces have a pretty good balance between both. Maybe, this is is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the rest that's coming. *shugs*

ImmortalDreams

ImmortalDreams 1 yr ago from United States

Definitely curious.

NinaFet

NinaFet 1 yr ago from France

Oh no ! D: i like the actually design, i don't like this new design D: !! Please

agnosticGhoul

agnosticGhoul 1 yr ago from United States

when will this happen? and also, will this change the way our characters look? and will this mean a revamp of everything, or will the old style still be available to us?? and does this mean just new character customization like facial features, hair, and clothes, and poses, or will it also mean new props and backgrounds??

pietracupamjohn

pietracupamjohn 1 yr ago from Canada

Oh wow, this looks great! I can't wait to check it out.

Timetravelluna34

Timetravelluna34 1 yr ago from United States

OMG! SO EXCITED CAN'T WAIT! THANK YOU SO MUCH PIXTON! :D

Baldur is a sheep

Baldur is a sheep 1 yr ago from Denmark

oh, my GOD.

Virenium

Virenium 1 yr ago from Canada

holy! cant wait

Purnie

Purnie 1 yr ago from Canada

when will this awesome upgrade be ready?

where can we go to test it out?

Purnie has lots of questions!

writergirl24

writergirl24 1 yr ago from United States

Cool

selarda.ain

selarda.ain 1 yr ago from Philippines

great

Emu17

Emu17 1 yr ago from Switzerland

awesome!
well, it better be :)

sofiacreator

sofiacreator 1 yr ago from Canada

APPROUVED

SGB64

SGB64 1 yr ago from Australia

oh cool manga

savageDPcomics

savageDPcomics 1 yr ago from United States

yes i want to see previews

TheLitCanadian

TheLitCanadian 1 yr ago from Canada

um.......what is this?

HabboonHotel

HabboonHotel 1 yr ago from United Kingdom

I like it.

killjoytheone

killjoytheone 1 yr ago from United States

Can't wait

QUEEN ASHAKI

QUEEN ASHAKI 1 yr ago from United States

hello

acmecomics

acmecomics 1 yr ago from United States

YES!!! Previews please!

puggys4life

puggys4life 1 yr ago from United States

yes yay

MrCake233

MrCake233 1 yr ago from United Kingdom

Will you keep the old pixton charecters aswell?

stchsingleton

stchsingleton 6 mos ago from United States

I hope the learning curve isn't too steep. I have learned a lot about how to use the Classic Pixton, and it's scarey that changes are coming at my like a steamroller.

Britfiz

Britfiz 7 mos ago from United States

Hi Louis, I'm thrilled to hear you're launching a new version.
I recently took a class in drawing / writing graphic novels, and Pixton has enabled me to make a 4 page and a 6 page comic with little to no artistic training. My main source of frustration is a lack of costume choices, and colors. I recently wrote a "fairy tale" style comic, and had to use flared pants in place of a Victorian style skirt. A good place to start with clothing styles is Pinterest.
I'd also be happy to share my cartoons with you offline.
And yes, I would love to see previews od new stuff.

Fiona

cocacoldtime

cocacoldtime 6 mos ago from Canada

Really

Lucas X

Lucas X 5 mos ago from Canada

SOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!

Zvonkin Comics

Zvonkin Comics 2 mos ago from Canada

https://Pixton.com/ic:zxa6tf0i

AMJohnson

AMJohnson 4 mos ago from United States

Too be honest, I would prefer the old one, you literally have to pay just to get backgrounds and its a lot more money then pixton+ and although it's better graphics, it's hard to actually make the comic the way I would want it

Perrrrfact

Perrrrfact 10 mos ago from United States

OH! I am so exited!

snowwhitekk

snowwhitekk 1 yr ago from United States

this is cool

MrCake233

MrCake233 1 yr ago from United Kingdom

Will you keep the old charecters aswell?

littlebaby863

littlebaby863 1 yr ago from United States

cool!

aran the king

aran the king 1 yr ago from Canada

This is great!

ShadowForce87

ShadowForce87 10 mos ago from United States

So excited! Keep up the great work Pixton!

Bookworm116

Bookworm116 1 yr ago from United States

WOAH WHAT IS THIS

LukeDaDuke

LukeDaDuke 1 yr ago from United States

Ho, boy. well...

this will be the "Meet Your Match" of pixton.

Fawning Girl

Fawning Girl 1 yr ago from United States

I for one am NOT in favor of this new design, and I feel I have the right to be blunt about the issue, since I am pulling finances for a premium membership.
---
As a prime example for this argument...Everyone knows me as a controversial, down-to-earth author, and in order for my source material to work, I need a dose of realism in my comics. A break away from the cartoon, anime-style faces we're all aware of. I'm sure you will also remember me filing complaints with the team about my characters glitching. They were suddenly being reverted to a "cute" outline as I was trying to make my comics with the "regular" setting. Well, this new style will take "cute" to a whole other level, and many realistic artists are not in favor of sacrificing dramatic effects. A new version is all well and good, believe me when I say it is fine. But only as long as we're not all forced to go into this cookie cutter cuteness, of which you, and the rest of the community, know that I despise with a burning passion. Yet I am not the only one who feels this way, so if you are thinking of making this mandatory, PLEASE reconsider. I'll let you ponder on that, which is my soliloquy.
---
Yours Truly, ~Fawning Girl~

Fox

Fox 1 yr ago from New Zealand

Couldn't have put it better, I'm with you FG.

Fawning Girl

Fawning Girl 1 yr ago from United States

Thank you, I speak as I see the world. ^.^

Vincent 2

Vincent 2 1 yr ago from United States

Are y'all really working on a new VERISON of Pixton? If y'all are, just write to me and let me know how it's gonna be one day whenever you get a chance.

The Lone Wanderer

The Lone Wanderer 1 yr ago from United States

create your own characters without going premium!!!!! (I kind of cant pay because my parents wont let me...)

Mousystorm

Mousystorm 1 yr ago from United States

YESSSSSSSSS

Queen Universe-Sam

Queen Universe-Sam 1 yr ago from United States

I have mixed emotions but i think its important to see some previews first!!

Derpderpunicorn1

Derpderpunicorn1 1 yr ago from United States

OMG IM FREAKIN OUT!!!

Pandarule1052

Pandarule1052 1 yr ago from United States

The design looks like characters on my Wii, I like the old design.

loverofASL

loverofASL 1 yr ago from United States

preview pls.

Vincent 2

Vincent 2 1 yr ago from United States

I wanna see some previews but I just want my characters, props and backgrounds and all my comics and creations to stay the same because it means a lot to me and helps me breathe when I'm lonely and I'm thinking about doing comics about a church and actors doing plays books and comics to reach out to lonely people and people with low self esteem to help them breath from whatever life or people throw at them. So I just wanna make sure the new version is easy and still believe in any good thing you do but I just wish everything I created stays the same.

Pixton

Pixton 1 yr ago from Canada

Just to be clear, nothing will change with your current Pixton account. The new version and old version will be totally separate.

Vincent 2

Vincent 2 8 mos ago from United States

I saw that message last June and I just wanna make sure that I can still keep the old pixton and everything I created before remains the same.

Vampire_Queen

Vampire_Queen 1 yr ago from United States

oh em gee XD, thats cool, i would like to see this honestly

Abuela de Cake

Abuela de Cake 1 yr ago from Location Unknown

so this is what you were hinting when you changed the logo back in 2016... y'all shady af

Porsche911GT3RS

Porsche911GT3RS 1 yr ago from Canada

Nice!

Taco 33!!!!!

Taco 33!!!!! 1 yr ago from Canada

I WANT TO SEE A PREVIEW!!!!

AmericanRivers

AmericanRivers 1 yr ago from United States

Everyone's a critic.

I'm very intrigued.

Tsuhato

Tsuhato 1 yr ago from United States

I think it's a nice upgrade, just that it should be optional. Hey, some people might actually like the cartoony style. Just please don't force it upon all the members.~~

kali543210

kali543210 1 yr ago from Canada

I hope it gos SMOTH

Trevorateamouse

Trevorateamouse 1 yr ago from United States

Consider me intrigued!

Trevorateamouse

Trevorateamouse 1 yr ago from United States

Imo, the current pixton style is amazing, doesn't need any work, it's the perfect mix of cartoon, and realism. I think a new style would just ruin it. Not hating, it's a fun idea, it's just that pixton is perfect the way it is now.

flori564

flori564 27 days ago from Canada

Has this really happened yet?

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