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Black borders

on: September 04, 2007, 06:25:55 pm
So, I've seen many pixel arts in my day, and one things that is fairly inconsistent is the block border around the sprites.  Does it all boil down to artists choice?  Or is a black border a clear sign of a beginning pixel artist?

It might even be totally dependent on what look you're going for.  If you're doing sprite work for games, you might not want your character sprites to blend in with the background, so you add that black border to make sure you can always clearly see the characters.  And in a piece of pixel art, I'd assume that a black border wouldn't really be necessary.

Can anyone fill me in on the rule of the black border?

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Re: Black borders

Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 10:26:30 pm
to be overly cliche, if you need to set such definitive rules for art, you won't ever understand it.
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Re: Black borders

Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 10:33:38 pm
no rules.

black borders are more commonly used in game sprites to make them more clearer, they are not mandatory though.  The whole point of art is going with what looks right.

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Re: Black borders

Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007, 12:13:48 pm
Oh, heh, well that makes everything a lot easier then.  Thanks for the help!