Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

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Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby Jagmaster » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:55 pm

So, I found some really neat tutorials. I learned a boatload from them, so I just had to share.

So you want to be a pixel artist?

This is by far the most extensive tutorial I found. Starts with dissecting the sometimes infamous "grass tile" which can really kill your game if not done right, eliminating monotony, taking a deep look and figuring out what makes the beautiful graphics from Final Fantasy tic, as well as techniques for drawing 8-bit rpg sprites and Street fighter style character animations.

Read this whole thing, you won't regret it. The other stuff on the sidebar is all good too, so check it out.

About pushing pixels for 2d game sprites

A pretty good overview of the creation of medium sized sprites.

The Pixel Art Tutorial from Pixel Joint

Good info on anti-aliasing, dithering, palettes, hue-shifting, etc.

Ari Feldman's Book on Game Graphics

We all know who Ari is. (If you've at least used game editor, then you've seen his spritelib caveman sprites.) Read his book too. Excellent stuff.

Know another good pixelart tutorial? Post it here! :D

Edit: fixed some links.
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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby MrJolteon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:15 pm

Helpful indeed.
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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby Jagmaster » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks!

Really didn't know much about dithering or hue shifting prior to seeing these, I decided to play around with those concepts. Not perfect by any means but I had fun with it.

Used gimp 2.6, (since it has layer support, and I already had it installed :lol:)
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He's playing Action 52. :D

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Not the most efficient, but it works. I wanted a different shade for the couch and background, so that explains the redundant greens/blues. I'll work on optimizing that next time perhaps. :)
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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby phyzix5761 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:13 pm

Dude that animation look awesome! I love it. Dithering looks great and I love the little tongue sticking out.
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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby Jagmaster » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:41 am

Thank you so much! That means a lot to me, and is very motivating. I'll definitely keep on practicing! :D

Will also post more tutorials as I find them. :)
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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby RippeR7420 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:51 pm

Very helpful!

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Re: Some really helpful tutorials on pixel art!

Postby NightOfHorror » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:34 am

Thank you so much for this, it inspires me to not steal art from sites for my competition game! :D
You deserve more than this, but +1.
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