How do you do pixil art?!

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How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:57 am

How do you do pixil art? :?
I've been wishing to add new land to The Mana World but how to draw them?
what do you use??

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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Crush » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:14 am

You can find some tutorials at the end of the article http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Guidelines on the wiki. But note that you will have to practice a lot before you can do useable map tiles. Especially considering that Len and Saphy set the standard a lot higher with their latest contributions.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:55 am

Cool, thanks :D
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:18 am

One problem.. :(
I don't have graphics gale and it is a EXE file,
which is bad for my computer
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Crush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:49 pm

Then what kind of computer are you using?

Regardless of the system I can suggest you GIMP as a general purpose graphic manipulation program. Although it is not easy to learn for a beginner.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:08 am

I have Fedora,
I also have GNU Image Manipulation Program,
Is that GIMP? :?
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by mangamaniac » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:09 am

Dawn300387 wrote:I have Fedora,
I also have GNU Image Manipulation Program,
Is that GIMP? :?
Yes, it is ^^
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:05 am

Good :)
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dimond » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:55 pm

Um, I have GIMP, but I want to use something a bit simple.
I would have tried Tile Studio, but I don't have Windows.
So, if you know any pixal art program then please post. :mrgreen:
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by i » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:19 pm

GIMP is really simple :)

and one more tutorial: http://mruk.wordpress.com/2008/04/06/th ... sert-well/
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dimond » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:37 am

Thanks! :o
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:42 am

Do you draw the picture on paper then scan it onto the computer and edit it on GIMP?
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by i » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:47 am

Dawn300387 wrote:Do you draw the picture on paper then scan it onto the computer and edit it on GIMP?
It depends, sometimes I draw concept arts in bus, train or in work when I'm bored.
But usually I pixel without it - especially small pieces like icons. In more complicated cases I also use Inkscape (As you saw in well tutorial). But remember - Every artist have to find his own path to most effective work and the best results. And you will reach all this by practice.
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Re: How do you do pixel art?!

Post by littlepinksprite » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:00 pm

I guess this is the best thread to post this... I just started recently too, and I'm unsure how to do the shading and basic style. I've been working in paint and looking at others' art as references. I would like it if anyone can tell me how to improve.
I started with Bmp and had to save to Jpg to attatch it, which resulted in a loss of color. Could someone please tell me the best file extension to use?
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