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Pixel art online tutorials

Post by dale_coop » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:26 am

Hi guys,

Because I am not good at drawing, I'v started searching for examples of simple pixel arts, or tools or tutorials.
I found some interesting online ones :
https://lospec.com/pixel-art-tutorials
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by Kasumi » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:46 am

Tutorials:
It's linked in the above list, but just to have it standalone: http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11299 (I consider it THE intro pixel art.)
Post by FrankenGraphics and Myself about Pixel art: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16999 (My post starts out a bit ranty, I guess. But the end piece of it does analysis of NES background art.)

Tools:
I-Chr: https://kasumi.itch.io/ichr (Disclaimer: I wrote it. :D I genuinely believe it's actually one of the easier ways out there to see graphics you made in a ROM, tools-wise. It also has a forum topic here if you have questions.)
NES Screen Tool: https://shiru.untergrund.net/software.shtml (Simple art program that will force NES restrictions on you.)
NiGo-CHR: https://retrodaddy.itch.io/nigo-chr (Not the most user friendly program, but it's built from the ground up for NES and has some pretty advanced features.)

Misc:
VGMaps: http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm (Ripped maps of LOTS of NES games. Useful for study. I recommend checking out RoboCop3, Mighty Final Fight, and Star Trek as far as games on there that aren't super famous, but still have good graphics.)
Detailed post I wrote on NES graphical restrictions: https://pixelation.org/index.php?topic= ... #msg115062
Shorter infographic I made:
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FrankenGraphics' Blog: https://frankengraphics.com/ (Not quite tutorials, but some good thoughts on NES graphics design.)
M-Tee's Blog: http://www.mteegfx.com/ (Not quite tutorials, but some good thoughts on NES graphics design. Some of the meaty info is pretty far back in the blog.)

surt's Open Game Art Gallery: https://opengameart.org/users/surt (He allows some of his work to be used freely, so you can use his awesome art for your own games! Make sure to carefully read the terms of each set you use, though!)
surt's Gallery: http://pixeljoint.com/p/2254.htm (Does a lot of retro pixel art, some of which is NES restrictions.)
Ptoing's Gallery: http://pixeljoint.com/p/2191.htm (Does a lot of retro pixel art, some of which is NES restrictions.)
ryumaru's Gallery: http://pixeljoint.com/p/3304.htm (Does a lot of retro pixel art, though more Game Boy focused than NES.)
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by dale_coop » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:29 am

Thank you, Kasumi for all these links :)
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by opt2not » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:42 pm

This was my go-to tutorial back when I was starting out in pixel art. I still refer to it today:

http://www.petesqbsite.com/sections/tut ... s/tsugumo/
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by Tengen Games North » Thu May 03, 2018 4:16 pm

Is there a good tutorial for the NES Screen Tool? I found one video which didn't really show much. I've played with it and not having a ton of luck with it making sense yet.
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by Mihoshi20 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:33 pm

Tengen Games North wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Is there a good tutorial for the NES Screen Tool? I found one video which didn't really show much. I've played with it and not having a ton of luck with it making sense yet.
I found this one just the other day by accident, wasn't even looking for a tutorial on it or YY-CHR but here it was anyways. Just scroll down to about the middle of the page to where it starts specifically talking about NES Screen Tool or use the search for text on page and search for 3. Nes Screen Tool, but it might be helpful to simply read the entire page. It really helped me in understanding the metasprite portion of NESst which was a little confusing at first given the tools poor documentation.

https://www.atelier-betoux.com/2015/07/ ... hic-tools/
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by Tengen Games North » Thu May 03, 2018 4:46 pm

A big thanks, I will take a look and am sure it will be helpful.
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by digit2600 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 pm

www.2dwillneverdie.com

this site is amazing. lots of tutorials, tricks, tips as well as an excellent links section.

the first stop I'd recommend from the links section is to "so you want to be a pixel artist"...

there's enough content and links to keep anyone busy and productive for days.
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by NamelessSeeD » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:13 am

This has got to be the most obvious bone-headed question but am I understanding that the maximum height of a character sprite as it appears in a game should be no more than 32pixels by 16pixels?

I have a collection of (original) sprites from a webcomic I use to run that I'd like to re-purpose, but they're huge. Easily twice as tall.
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Re: Pixel art online tutorials

Post by UltraNarwhal » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:34 am

NamelessSeeD wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:13 am
This has got to be the most obvious bone-headed question but am I understanding that the maximum height of a character sprite as it appears in a game should be no more than 32pixels by 16pixels?

I have a collection of (original) sprites from a webcomic I use to run that I'd like to re-purpose, but they're huge. Easily twice as tall.
You can go bigger. Editor has dropdown for 8x8 tile max size (64x64 pixel), though it appears to glitch at that size (7x7 tile works). So you could have 64x16 pixel sprites (6x2 tiles), just have to remember not to exceed 64 tiles on screen (or tiles will vanish).
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