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Pixel Art Tutorial – HanClinto

HanClinto

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From: Indiana
Registered: 10-11-2004
This is an old link, but it's a classic. I recently stumbled over it, and was pleasantly surprised at how good of a read it was again.

So You Want To Be A Pixel Artist -- I particularly like the chapters about removing the grid, studying the greats, and creating idle/breathing animations.

So if you haven't read it before, it's a great look into what separates cheesy game art from the greats!

--clint

steveth45

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From: Eugene, OR, USA
Registered: 08-10-2005
* bookmarked *

Very nice.

Speaking of pixel art, I just picked up a used copy of Final Fantasy Origins, for the PSX. It's basically FF I and II, with upgraded 2D art, every pixel expertly hand-crafted for my viewing pleasure.

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buddboy

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From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
hey pretty cool Han.

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LegaianLight

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From: Colorado, United States
Registered: 04-04-2006
Theres a new site that the guy who made the tutorial updates, though the last update was in february of 07 (it has a little more content than the one currently linked). Here you are!

http://bigbluebubble.com/pixeltutorial/

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HanClinto

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From: Indiana
Registered: 10-11-2004
Thanks so much for the update notification! The new chapters are great -- this is really just an invaluable resource.
LegaianLight

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From: Colorado, United States
Registered: 04-04-2006
Agreed! ive been trying to figure out some simple 16x16 pixel art and between that and this other site i found - gamedesign.wikidot.com , i've learned quite a bit. Also experimenting helps, but i enjoy it

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samw3

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From: Toccoa, GA, USA
Registered: 08-15-2006
How about Derek Yu's stuff. I think its more along the lines of taking pen-n-paper artist into the world of pixels, but I think he has some good pointers.

God Bless!

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