Nash Posted May 2, 2011 Share Posted May 2, 2011 The Art of the Pixels: Pt IA Tutorial by Cowboy14 Note: PLEASE reply to this topic once you have read it. Its been too long for me to remember exactly whats hard about pixeling so in order to better help you I need to hear questions/input from people just starting out! Other Useful Tutorials to read through along with mine:Quer Skull's Pixel Tutorial Ceddo's Pixel Tutorial Im going to break this down into multiple parts, this being the first part of an entire tutorial. Breaking it down into three different threads will ensure you dont get too much information thrown at you all at once. Part I: The LandscapesPart II: The PeoplePart III: The Buildings/Rooms And so it begins... Part I: Landscapes. Step1: Make a Canvas; In this case mine is 300x150 Step 2: Make a horizon line dividing the sky from the ground. Step 3: Make your first layer of mountains. Step 4: Make your second layer of mountains. Step 5: Make your third layer of mountains. Step 6: Make a river in the foreground to fill in the space. Step 7: Draw some other things like trees to fill in the space. Step 8: Its important for the placement of things to make sense.In this case, the tree was cut down so theres a tree stump along with the rest of the tree behind it. Step 9: Continue filling in the foreground untilyour satisfied and it doesnt look empty. Step 10: Added a dragon hatchet. Step 11: Added a road. Its a cheap trick to fill in space. Step 12: Added more stumps. Step 13: Shading the mountains; start with the first row.(the first ones you drew) Step 14: Shade a darker part of the mountain closer to the ground. Step 15: Now shade a lighter part on the top edges of the mountain.This is where the sunlight would be shining on the most. Step 16: Shade darker spots some more. Step 17: Shade the other two rows of mountains.They should end up looking like this. Step 18: Time to shade the grass!-Start with the furthest back ground. (by the mountains)-Basically just scribble different shades of green around. Step 19: Make darker scribbles. Step 20: So now your grass behind the lake will look like this. Step 21: Now scribble the water like you did with the grass. Step 22: Darker scribbles. Step 23: More scribbles. Step 24: More scribbles! (more shades of blue) Step 25: More scribbles!! (still more shades of blue) Step 26: Now do the same scribbling technique for the grass in the foreground. Step 27: Tree stumps are fun.Step 28: Scribble vertically like tree bark.Step 29: Darker scribbles Step 30: Scribble like you did with the grass and water but on the road now! Step 31: Make a gradient for the sky going from light to dark as you go higher up.Using dithering shading techniques helps alot for this sort of thing (the checkered shading) Step 30: Add little details everywhere you see fit, add a border and your name and you have a sexy new pixel sig! And there you have it. Now this may not be the greatest way to pixel but it is in my opinion the easiest not to mention the way I learned how at first :thumbsup: . Feel free to post your work on this thread and ill help you with any problems you may have! Goodluck pixeling!Cowboy14 Pixel Signature Made By Me.Pixel Art Tutorial * Pixel Gallery * My Free Pixel Sigs Shop Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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