View Full Version : I need pixel art tips.

03-24-2016, 10:34 AM
Trying to make pixel art, having some trouble in making the outlines, shadings, and AA. For the outlines the results is often crappy. No, I never did any pillow shades, but how do you make the shading looks proportional and blends in (NO BLURs, they look unprofessional.), I'd love it if you can give me detailed tips (pls no dithering, it's for a 30 x 30). And AA, everytime I tried making AA I ended up making shadows.

My current, crappy pixel art.

03-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Step 1: draw on Ms Paint

03-24-2016, 10:39 AM
Step 1: draw on Ms Paint

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03-24-2016, 10:57 AM
Sounds silly, but I used grid paper to replicate it. From there it was a lot easier to just count the blocks that I needed to paint. So if you're patient, get yourself some grid paper, and colour it in accordingly.

03-24-2016, 03:35 PM
The reason your AA looks more like a shadow is because you're making it directional (to the left) and much too long for a 30x30 piece. AA is usually done with tools and not drawn pixel by pixel.