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Help needed!

on: September 21, 2006, 05:19:57 pm
OK, I'm trying to master pixel art quite long now but i think i don't get better! :o So i need some help, cause it's like everyone in here makes his arts so easy. But my great problems are the things you need to master and they are:
1 - My first GREATEST problem is making shapes, i just can't so i would like to know how others do it
2 - Colouring. I can pick the colours but the result is rubbish. :P

Here's some more explaining picture from an banana which i screwed up very fast after i started(i made worser things btw):



Can anyone help me making me an better artist? :-*

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 05:24:02 pm
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1 - My first GREATEST problem is making shapes, i just can't so i would like to know how others do it

Learn fundamentals, draw with a pencil.

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2 - Colouring. I can pick the colours but the result is rubbish. :P

Don't think much about colour before you are decent with a pencil.

Don't try to better your artskills with pixelart if you traditional artskills are basic still.

There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 05:26:14 pm
Maybe an silly question but how do i improve my art skills the best. And do i have to scan in the piece than... that won't be an matter but i'd like to know  ;)

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 05:54:11 pm
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Maybe an silly question but how do i improve my art skills the best.

You practise.

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Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 06:35:05 pm
Yeah... but i guess i need to know about some basic technics? because i won't get far by just painting ducks and monsters without knowing anything about that. I'm not that good i just grab some paper and paint some thing, edit it a bit and get better with that... i've never tried it but i guess i don't

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 06:44:21 pm
Yeah... but i guess i need to know about some basic technics? because i won't get far by just painting ducks and monsters without knowing anything about that. I'm not that good i just grab some paper and paint some thing, edit it a bit and get better with that... i've never tried it but i guess i don't

ptoing already answered your question: just draw normally. that has nothing to do with scanning or computers, or anything other than a pen and paper. Draw things all around you, and never draw without a model until you get confident.

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Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006, 06:50:04 pm
So just sit anywere, and when I see an table, i draw an table, when i see an fridge i draw a fridge? That sounds quite good.... :lol:

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #7 on: September 21, 2006, 06:54:40 pm
Exactly just like that, and nature, people, animals.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #8 on: September 21, 2006, 07:19:34 pm
Heh, somehow this reminds me of a picture I made 6 years ago, not much better really :D

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Re: Help needed!

Reply #9 on: September 21, 2006, 08:57:17 pm
start out with people, thats what I did, it helped me understand alot of basic shading that you can do and anatomy..which is also really important and can help costruct even greater art.