How do you do pixil art?!

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Re: How do you do pixel art?!

Post by Jaxad0127 » 16 Apr 2008, 17:08

littlepinksprite wrote: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?
The best format is png, which MS Paint doesn't do as well as it could. GIMP is always an option.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dr Wahl » 16 Apr 2008, 17:08

PNG is generally excepted around here as the default format. It offers decent compression with little loss.

While I am not anything of a great pixel artist, I can see that your sample image there might need some more shading (to make things looks rounder, instead of flat) and should take the lighting source into consideration (I believe it is from the North West, but I could be wrong).

It is a good start though. There is no black border and the color pallet is fairly consistent.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » 17 Apr 2008, 11:05

:?: Well you know gimp, do you have to draw it on gimp or do it on another and then edit it?
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by littlepinksprite » 21 Apr 2008, 23:52

What would an accurate tail swish animation look like for a nekomimi (werecat)?
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Strump » 23 Apr 2008, 13:07

I use the Gimp for diteils, and for pxle art

And Blender for 3D grathiks. For my brother ;).

But i'm low in 3D ;)
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Jetryl » 29 Apr 2008, 03:50

littlepinksprite wrote:What would an accurate tail swish animation look like for a nekomimi (werecat)?
Art lesson:
"Oh noes, I need to animate a certain thing and I have no idea how it actually moves!"

Well, you need to look at it.

"But nekomimi aren't real - I can't look at one."

Look at a plain old cat - the motion would basically be the same.

"Okay ... but it moves too fast, and I can't remember how it moves when I try to draw it."

Ah, the bane of all animators. But you're in luck, kid - you live in the golden age of modern technology. We can now actually record video of things making a certain motion, and play it back slowly enough for us to comprehend how it moves. Yes, you should exercise and pump up your visual memory by trying to draw something like that without any aids, BUT technology can help you! Grab some video of a cat swishing its tail - there are tons on youtube, and play it back in slowmo, using some program (there are plenty of sites out there that can download youtube videos, and plenty of programs that can play back video in slow motion, or even step through the frames one by one (I think VLC is one).

This isn't going to magick away your problem, you still have to practice, but it'll transform a frustrating, error-prone recipe for failure into a recipe for success.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » 06 Jun 2008, 10:25

I'd like to ask something...
How do you do those "Invisible" thing on GIMP? I would like to know.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Crush » 06 Jun 2008, 11:31

What do you mean with "invisible thing"? When something is invisible you needn't draw it :)

Do you mean alpha transparency?
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Dawn » 07 Jun 2008, 00:05

Yeah that one.
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Re: How do you do pixil art?!

Post by Superkoop » 07 Jun 2008, 01:12

You just erase part of the layer.
Sometimes a layer won't have an alpha channel (the transparency), to remedy that, you just right click on the layer in the layer manager, and select "Add Alpha channel".
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