Any pixel artists here?
where should I go with the bottom right drawing?
and whats wrong with the lizard guy's chest?
and/or what are some general things you would do differently when it comes to my pixel art?
>I drew this all with a mouse on microsoft paint btw
Take off your fedora and read this. Basically study how lighting actually works on simple forms.
thank you squire
and if i wanted to make a section of the pebbles sort of blue without looking out of place, would i need to use a transparency sort of thing, like on photoshop?
Or can I just do it another way on MS Paint?
dude, i can wholeheartedly recommend looking up paint.net.
basically paint with transparency, layers and brush patterns.
one way to colour the pebbles would be to dither them, but the yellow base might make it look a bit janky
Yes it applies to anything. don't pillowshade anywhere.
Also, try to use as limited color for now and don't do jagged pixels like on your image.
Pixel art is all about precision so please make sure you get each pixels in its position so it doesn't look jaggy.
I attached a quick touched up version of your work using limited palletes to give you an idea of what I mean.
Hope this helps. :)
No, the pillow shading here is just a poor imitation of ambient lighting. The cast lighting in that pic with none so it looks weird but really only mongoloids would actually choose to pillow shade.
No problem. hope that'll give you an idea on how to create a workflow.
Studying art foundation will help you immensely on making your pixel art pop out. so study dem forms and values, anon.
how do you know how to do these details?
If I tried it it would be happy accidents more than anything
Also to add to the list, it's just my aesthetic in play there as I really don't know what matterial the subject you made is composed of.
I just added a highlight which is similar to the crystal.
I think any software might work, I used photoshop, mspaint and graphics gale for that matter.
I think the best software is graphics gale since it's made specifically for pixel art creation. photoshop is okay but really a necessity. Ms paint can be pretty cool if you wanna do it for fun and is just making sketches.
If i'm not mistaken,I think there was but the only problem there is you can only save gif on the free version and lose all the layers you made until you buy the full.
If i'm mistaken I'm sorry I rarely do pixel art anymore and I use photoshop most of the time now.