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Offline Tau

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My first pixel art work, for critique

on: November 22, 2017, 03:04:33 pm
Hey there!
I am Tau and I am new to pixelation, and pixel art as well.
I found this forum accidentally today, and I think people here are really nice! So I registered and even decided to practise pixel art from this week!
Thank you guys!

Hopefully, I should produce at least one work each week. If not, I will have to pay my husband $15 each time, to buy stuffs he like… I guess most likely that means games! ;)


Here’s what I’ve done today.


No. 001 Pixel Art: A cute link

This is my first pixel art, if not considering those simple attempts before. So I use a reference image, and did some improvements based on my understanding.

Here’s an enlarged version for more details:


And the following is the reference, from https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/584392-link-zelda-pixel-art :

Reference image.

I will update my work at Medium. You may follow https://medium.com/@xianzheme if you like. Currently I have no followers yet... :-[

Anyway, hope you like it! And looking forward for critique.
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Re: My first pixel art work, for critique

Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 04:37:26 pm
Here's the original sprite from Minish Cap:


(click to enlarge)

Just for reference.

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Re: My first pixel art work, for critique

Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 04:48:14 pm
You don't need to enlarge your stuff for Pixelation, the forum has a zoom feature (click to zoom, ctrl+click (or alt or shift) to unzoom).

What are you learning by making a nearly exact copy of an existing sprite? Do you feel your changes are warranted? For example, the shadow you added to Link's shirt doesn't read unless you zoom in a lot, so is it really needed? The shadow along the cap makes the fabric look thicker - is that your intent?
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