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Can YouThink Of A Simple Pixel Art Stylization?

on: May 10, 2009, 07:30:16 pm
I have a problem, and while its not as interesting as a flesh eating skin disease its come close to being just as annoying. I am a programmer, game designer, and web admin, but to my dismay, not an artist. As much as it wish I was, visual art is just not a talent of mine. I have found it difficult if not impossible to improve said skill to any great degree.

I am planning to bring to fruition a few small game concepts for commercial use. Obviously I need art for these projects, but the time frame and budget associated with such a small project do not lend themselves to me hiring an artist. This has forced me to do the art myself. While I have some experience in pixel art I have never been happy with what I produce.

My solution to my problem is to find a simple form of stylization for the art which would allow me to produce all the art needed for my projects myself. The style needs to be simple yet professional looking and usable in either top-down or side perspectives. While I am not a great artist I do have some skill. I will gladly lend an ear to anyone with an idea. Thank you.

[EDIT]: I should also note I am looking for something other than geometrical line art which is not professional (in this day and age) and been done to death anyhow.
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Re: Can YouThink Of A Simple Pixel Art Stylization?

Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 08:59:49 pm
Plain black and white can simplify it but keep it appealing to the eye if executed properly

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Re: Can YouThink Of A Simple Pixel Art Stylization?

Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 09:39:50 pm
Here's a couple games with simple graphical styles that you might get some ideas from:

N www.metanetsoftware.com/

Feist, Dyson and Night http://www.igf.com/02finalists.html#Feist

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Re: Can YouThink Of A Simple Pixel Art Stylization?

Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 09:48:15 am
I'm not sure if this would be useful, but here we go:

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

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Re: Can YouThink Of A Simple Pixel Art Stylization?

Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 03:45:53 pm
Whoa, the site is awesome. Thanks, Arne.