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Pixel Art Tutorial

makegames:


Note:
This tutorial was created in 2007 for my personal website. Some small tweaks have been made since then, but nothing too significant.

In this 10-step tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a “sprite”, which is a stand-alone two-dimensional character or object. The term comes from video games, of course.

Creating pixel art is a skill I picked up because I needed graphics for my games. After a lot of practice, I became kinda handy with it, and started to see it more as actual art rather than just a tool. These days, pixel art is quite popular in game development and illustration.

This pixel tutorial was created many years ago to teach people the basic concepts behind pixel art, but I’ve streamlined it a lot since its first incarnation. There are other pixel tutorials around, but I find them to be overly-complicated and too wordy. Pixel art is not a science. You should never have to calculate a vector when doing pixel art.

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didyouknowgaming
didyouknowgaming:

Update: Despite what the evidence suggested, Jaleel has just gone on record saying he was not approached by SEGA to voice Sonic.
https://twitter.com/jaleelwhite/status/290321104411705345
Sonic Generations.
Video interview where SEGA employee Aaron Webber states it was “either Jaleel or no voice at all”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt6w7og5UMk&t=2m9s
Article where Stephen Totilo states (after talking to Webber about Sonic Generations) “Sega couldn’t get him [Jaleel White].”
http://kotaku.com/5846911/sonic-will-meet-sonic-in-sonic-generations-and-other-amusing-revelations

didyouknowgaming:

Update: Despite what the evidence suggested, Jaleel has just gone on record saying he was not approached by SEGA to voice Sonic.

https://twitter.com/jaleelwhite/status/290321104411705345

Sonic Generations.

Video interview where SEGA employee Aaron Webber states it was “either Jaleel or no voice at all”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt6w7og5UMk&t=2m9s

Article where Stephen Totilo states (after talking to Webber about Sonic Generations) “Sega couldn’t get him [Jaleel White].”

http://kotaku.com/5846911/sonic-will-meet-sonic-in-sonic-generations-and-other-amusing-revelations