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Offline Caergrim

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Making Pixel Line Art

on: May 10, 2009, 09:57:51 pm
What process do you follow when making pixel line art? Do you just use lines or do you begin with shapes and sculpt them into the figure you want?  ???

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Re: Making Pixel Line Art

Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 11:57:26 pm
I do blobs and shapes

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Re: Making Pixel Line Art

Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 09:52:52 am
I rarely pixel large enough to need pixel line art. I mostly do place the pixels one by one when I do smaller (8-24 px) sprites. Excessive internal lines at that size can be harmful. you need to work more with contrast between color fields to suggest borders.

If I do larger stuff (hundreds of px) or stuff with many colors, I just paint big, scale down and clean up.

I'm not sure, but if I were to do medium sized stuff (24-96 px?) , I'd probably wouldn't do line art. I'd make masses of solid colors, then add clean outlines later. I think pixel line sketches at a medium size would probably be too jittery and noisy. It's difficult to get a feel of the masses if there's too much black and white noise.
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Re: Making Pixel Line Art

Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 01:37:12 pm
Thanks for the replies, guys. :)