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New to Pixel Art, made a Cloud

on: June 09, 2017, 04:46:46 pm
Hello  ^-^, I'm quite new to this site and the art style in general, so here is my first pixel cloud that i made:



Some constructive feedback would be appreciated. :)

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Re: New to Pixel Art, made a Cloud

Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 05:14:07 pm
59, as a colour count is too large for a piece of this size, so my first advice is that you should use limited palettes (6 to 16 colours to start), that way you will further your knowledge in colours a lot (also you could search tutorials on creating palettes, theres one done in pixeljoint by the great sy0sa which is pure gold). A different way to improve in working with palettes is to work with predetermined ones, if you search palettes at google it shouldnt be difficult to find an interesting one (ex: pico8).

Another technique really helpful to start is to work with outline so you dont have to mess with backgrounds and similar shit at first.

P.D.: wich software are you using?



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Re: New to Pixel Art, made a Cloud

Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 03:00:22 pm
Thanks for the response!I did use a brush tool at first, which could be why there is a high color count, despite using only 6-7 colors in the color data. I guess i should use pencil tools more often. :-[

The software I was using is Paint.net (not the built in Microsoft software). It was already a software I have and decided to use it.

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Re: New to Pixel Art, made a Cloud

Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 03:22:09 pm
Yeah, dont use brushes because most of them will probably destroy your palette. As of Paint.net I didnt have idea that thing existed, for my pieces I use Graphics Gale, which is a pretty decent pixelart sofware. You can find it for free if you dont mind doing animations.
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