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Need Ideas To Improve My Pixel Art

A topic by Snipper Joey created 68 days ago Views: 147 Replies: 10
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I'm a pixel artist and an animator. However, I don't consider myself to be that good. In order to improve, I thought I should practice more, but unfortunately I can't think of anything to draw or animate. Does anyone have any ideas about what I should draw or animate? If you want, I could make something for a project or something. Pls halp.

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I used to love watching animated stick figures fight. Perhaps you could animate a miniature pixel guy battle on a 256x256 square or smaller.

2) Try creating an underwater coral reef scene. The colors and animations are more difficult to create, great practice.

3) Remake ANY 70/80/90's music video in pixel animation! Tiny music videos would be rediculously adorable and unique. Maybe display maybe local talent, animate them as pixel dudes jamming perhaps.

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Those are some pretty good ideas. I'll tell you if I get around to doing one of them.

You could always try animating more indepth art such as closeups of flowers blooming during sunrise. Alot of potential for creative lighting.

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I dunno about that. I find lighting to be basically impossible for me unless it's basically like one part of the object being lighter and one being darker.

Take a photo, use a mosaic / tile filter, then recreate image as pixel art and animate from there. I also like gradually reducing image sizes in sequence to break them down to more or less pixelized versions which can help make it less overwhelming.

Maybe fireworks would be a better example than flowers, shading the clouds above & below. :)

I'm old school, started with MS Paint back in 94, everything was pretty much pixel art. animated gifs were all the rage. Good luck with your projects! Hit me up anytime!

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I'll try. Thanks for all of your ideas and support.

Make your own retro video game cartoon. Animate a scene from Galaga, duck hunter or maybe ninja gaiden from scratch.

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So like Dorkly? That sounds pretty cool. Thanks for all of your suggestions. If there's anything I could assist you with (or try to, at least), I'd love to.

Yea! To be honest, I have a pixel hearts tattoo from old nes zelda on my chest. Pixel art tattoos are actually becoming a trend due to the cool factor of retro gaming and the nostalgia old school gamers have for the "classics".

Enjoy it was fun! Hit me up anytime!

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Oh really? I didn't know about that trend. It sounds awesome! Much better than regular tattoos. I'll be sure to contact you if I'm having trouble with something. :P