Pixel Art Tutorial

makegames:


Note:
This tutorial was created in 2007 for my personal website. Some small tweaks have been made since then, but nothing too significant.

In this 10-step tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a “sprite”, which is a stand-alone two-dimensional character or object. The term comes from video games, of course.

Creating pixel art is a skill I picked up because I needed graphics for my games. After a lot of practice, I became kinda handy with it, and started to see it more as actual art rather than just a tool. These days, pixel art is quite popular in game development and illustration.

This pixel tutorial was created many years ago to teach people the basic concepts behind pixel art, but I’ve streamlined it a lot since its first incarnation. There are other pixel tutorials around, but I find them to be overly-complicated and too wordy. Pixel art is not a science. You should never have to calculate a vector when doing pixel art.

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ctoons:

Perfume - Edge

wethatkindoforc:

barbalarga:

it started with me wondering which teeth troll and orc tusks were (according to the new models, both have elongated premolars! weird). I traced these onto screencaps and please please note that anything beyond the neck is extra haphazard, as i’m not terribly experienced drawing skeletal systems!!
i used humans, baboons, chimpanzees, gorillas, australopithecus, wathogs, cows, american bison, hippopotamuses, hyenas, and wolves as reference for this.

UM AWESOME

wethatkindoforc:

barbalarga:

it started with me wondering which teeth troll and orc tusks were (according to the new models, both have elongated premolars! weird). I traced these onto screencaps and please please note that anything beyond the neck is extra haphazard, as i’m not terribly experienced drawing skeletal systems!!

i used humans, baboons, chimpanzees, gorillas, australopithecus, wathogs, cows, american bison, hippopotamuses, hyenas, and wolves as reference for this.

UM AWESOME

My boyfriend had an easier time deciding that he wanted me to move in than he had on deciding a party in Labyrinth of Touhou.

I move in this week, he still hasn’t fought that boss.

I’m gonna interpret that as romance.

milkmanner:

Tiny drawings

vgjunk:

Dengeki Playstation magazine Final Fantasy VII cover.

vgjunk:

Dengeki Playstation magazine Final Fantasy VII cover.

crowwizard sent: completely unrelated to the public display of semi embarrassment that is my life atm, i checked out your artwork. its fantastic holy moly.

Thanks!  I’m actually super mega frustrated with it right now and I want to throw it all into a pit of fire, hahaha.  I just tried drawing on livestream and it was basically an hour-long embarrassment.  This compliment came right in time.

crowwizard sent: ok so holy shit i reblogged a picture of your amazing satsuki and said id pay you to call me pathetic irl and i was just going through my old notes and saw you replied with how much and i had an extreme fit of laughter god damn that cheered me up

crowwizard:

crowwizard:

peopleeveryday:

sarawizard:

crowwizard:

peopleeveryday:

No but seriously

how much

I will do the thing

name a price lets get fucking wierd 

I’d do this for 20/h for friends which is hella cheap but I also don’t look as good hahaha

I will Skype call you in full Satsuki gear, call you pathetic, and also send you a YouTube video for $20.

this is getting crazy serious im this close to gathering up 20 bucks holy shit hahaha

im laughing nervously to myself god dammit

Not even kidding.

You can provide a script.  Give me a name, hell, a photo, you pig in human clothing.

Satsuki does not joke about such matters.

tinycartridge:

New cat covers for your 3DS XL now on sale ⊟

I know Smash Bros. news is all anyone is talking about today, but this is important. Cyber Gadget’s new line of adorable “Nyan” 3DS XL covers are now available to purchase on Amazon.

The latest set includes new Tortoiseshell, Tabby, and Striped Tabby designs. The old colors — Sand Circle, Black, and Pink — are still available at Amazon too, as are Paw Pad Touch Pens. Stock is limited for all of them, though!

BUY Nintendo 2DS & 3DS/XL, upcoming games

SHIT I NEED

BUT DON’T NEED

crowwizard sent: ok so holy shit i reblogged a picture of your amazing satsuki and said id pay you to call me pathetic irl and i was just going through my old notes and saw you replied with how much and i had an extreme fit of laughter god damn that cheered me up

sarawizard:

crowwizard:

peopleeveryday:

No but seriously

how much

I will do the thing

name a price lets get fucking wierd 

I’d do this for 20/h for friends which is hella cheap but I also don’t look as good hahaha

I will Skype call you in full Satsuki gear, call you pathetic, and also send you a YouTube video for $20.