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Pixel Art / Re: My first pixel art
« on: December 22, 2019, 11:50:53 pm »
Hey, I'm brand new as well to Pixel art, so this is by no means the critique of someone professional.

I like your shading. One of the things I've been focusing on as a beginner is making sure my light source is obvious, and yours definitely is.

There are two things that I think could really spice this up.
1) Make the ground more interesting. I've recently experimented with grass myself and a super common pattern I'm noticing is for a 64x64 or less resolution, simply two or three pixels coming up with one diagonal pixel offset to the right or left makes or easy grass. Also my personal style is to have bumpier ground, but yours still works, but for learning purposes see if you can experiment and get away from the straight line. Like I said, I think if you added some obvious vegetation coming up from the ground then you wouldn't even need to shake that straight line up.

2) You can do a whole lot of easy stuff with skies. Simply a lighter shade of of your background in the right pattern can make easy clouds. I've seen straight lines with another, smaller straight line of the same shade directly above it. Or for something more sophisticated, doing something more roundish also works. Also, adding in a middle ground creates quite a bit of spice. (Mountains, hills, more ground with a color that's closer to the background than the foreground, etc)

Take my critique with a grain of salt, as I'm in the same boat as you, but in my opinion you're doing great, keep practicing.

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