Volume 1: “Too much detail, too little fun”. How building your sprite with too much attention to detail strains the eye and the artist
The Grayscale Index method
Animating your clunky pixels smoothly and subtly
Imperfection is beauty, and other paradoxes
Vector artists who want to build sprites in their favorite programs. Impossible, right? Think again
It’s probably one of the first lessons you’d learn from most pixeling tutorials, so here’s some quick examples to get you thinking about this useful technique
I AM NOT PUNCHING THAT, JAPAN!
Imitate Capcom’s 50% dithering style to pixel a Street Fighter or Marvel stage
Frank Frazetta pixel art!
Got the basics down and want to start producing stuff faster? Try this Photoshop trick and save yourself tons of coloring work
Sometimes it’s hard getting back on the pixel wagon.
Turn your drawing into pixel art using simple Photoshop or GIMP tricks
An ode to narrative-less games
An amazing example of pixel comic book inking
Expand your horizons through ..more restrictions?
Here’s a few guidelines to help you spend time working with tiny dots while making sure your eyes don’t melt.
a free ThunderCats MUGEN stage made in classic Capcom style.
If you’re a pixel artist stuck on a bare-bones image editor because it’s all you know, read on to discover the options you have for speeding your work up, making the process more enjoyable, and getting better results.
2D Will Never Die is online