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Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: March 05, 2015, 07:29:31 pm »

Some more practice.

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:28:42 pm »

Put the image into IndexColor mode and pump out some variations.

No idea how to do that, I'll look it up.
What drawing software are you using?

It's meant to be difficult.
That's why it's a good exercise.
Don't forget to warm up with loose but decisive scribbling.
And don't worry about "not being good".

Good to know that it's meant to be difficult. I'll keep it in mind.

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 24, 2014, 04:58:20 am »
Hey, thanks for the feedback. I'm currently checking out the changes you made and comparing it to my take, to see what I did wrong.

I'm currently following Decroded's advice and working from references. Pictures, mostly. I don't feel I'm doing that good of a job, but I'm trying to.

Tried to do something with a picture my gf posted on instagram.
(silly, but i'm doing that as a little learning project, making pixel art from her pictures)

It's off, but yeah, I think I kind of made the "fog" work? Not sure. I don't know how to keep the "foggy" effect *and* add some contrast like there is in the picture. I tried some stuff, but it didn't work so this is what I could come up with.

Here's a portrait I tried to do, and that I'm still working on (some lines don't make sense and stuff, also can't post reference, she doesn't want me to)
I guess this is more relevant to the "work from references" idea than pixel art, as it doesn't respect many of its rules.

Also did this one

from this one

But I couldn,t really get the curtains and reflections right so I just took the cat's shape and went with it.

If I may self critic myself, the cat one has "bad colours" (they're too much alike and you can't really read the image well). I know that now, but it's hard to notice those things when I'm working on it.

Also, I think one of my main problem is that I just don't know how to draw. I used to draw as a kid and people told me I was good, but really, I wasn't. I would always draw the same thing and that's making it hard for me to get forms and shapes down correctly. I'm doodling here and there, when I can, but yeah, it's going to take a while.

Honestly, the more I try to draw from reference, the more I feel I'm not good at this. I'm going backwards, lol.

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 20, 2014, 08:38:42 pm »
What are your recommendations, Fizzick?

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:23:26 pm »

Keepin' it simple. A couple of slimes. I don't know how to do the outline / shading yet.... Trying out stuff. Gonna try to animate these guys eventually. Basically it's the same slimes as in the first post, but with twice as much pixels.

I've read a few tutorials on lighting and shading but it never comes out like I'd want it to. I guess that's because I'm no artist and I need practice. I think I'm going to try and do simple shapes : cubes, spheres, etc. and light them differently to try and understand how this works. Is this a good idea?

edit : Here's a guy I'm doing for the pixeljoint weekly challenge. I have no idea what I'm doing  ??? ??? ???

trying stuff out

Looks even worse with transparency?

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:12:37 pm »
Hey guys, I did not give up on pixel art! I'm practicing a little every day whenever I can. I will study those examples you sent my way Maki, I really like how they look and I hope one day I'll be able to do something like that. I'm currently working on a piece for pixeljoint's weekly challenge, I'll post it soon :)

And while I may have gotten intimidated ("I'll never be able to do that!"), I actually got motivated to see what I might be able to do one day, so no worries about that. I'm reading more and practicing so I'm understanding some things better. I can't quite get what I have on my mind in pixel form, but I've improved. Again, I'll post an example later.(I'll edit this)

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:18:31 pm »
I actually was but I should try to go for something more complex to learn some more. I'll try to improve my tileset and post another version later on.

Pixel Art / Re: [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:06:03 pm »
WHAAAT!?  :wah:
Save all your work, even "crappy" stuff.
It's good for comparative progression along your pixel journey.
You can even dust off old files and improve them later if you want.

That's a good idea and I think I'll start doing that from now on. Thanks!

Tried making a little slime-guy. Can't figure out how to shade him / make his body look any good.

At least my lines are not that terrible? Not sure...

Also tried to make some 32x32 px tiles.

Pixel Art / [C+C] [Newbie] Help me get on the right track!
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:17:26 pm »
Hello everybody,

I'm pretty new to pixel art and I was wondering if you guys could give me some tips and feedback to get better and not get into bad habits.
Here's what I've done for now. General tips are also welcome.

Mockups for a reverse metroidvania I'm making

I'm aware this one might look weird to you because it has two pixel sizes. My mistake, I mixed two images together without realizing this was a bad thing.


Alright so, don't be shy and hold no punches. I want to get better and I'm making at least one piece a day (I don't always save them because they suck)

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