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Getting Started

Jun 26 2023 11:09 AM
When I first started doing pixel art in 2006, or thereabouts, I exclusively used Microsoft Paint. In this guide, I'll be going through some pointers and things to keep in mind if you want to try it out for yourself.

Pillow Shading

Jul 10 2023 11:09 AM
"Pillow shading" is a very common mistake beginners make when they start trying to shade their pixel art. It does occur in other digital mediums, and probably in physical art, but it seems to be more prevalent in pixel art. So, what exactly is pillow shading?

Textures 1 - Fur

Jul 24 2023 11:09 AM
Creating textures in pixel art is very difficult, especially as a newer artist. It's something I had difficulty with until surprisingly recently. In this first entry of a series of guides, we're going to look at creating a fur texture in pixel art.

Textures 2 - Stone

Aug 7 2023 11:22 AM
Creating a rocky or cobbled texture is incredibly difficult at first, so don't feel discouraged if it doesn't quite click at first. Keep trying and, when you get it, you'll also know how to do a scaly texture, too!

Textures 3 - Clouds

Aug 21 2023 9:29 AM
Can we all agree that clouds are kinda weird? Especially in art, it's hard to think of how much opacity to give them, what shape they actually are, and so on. So, let's look at clouds in pixel art.

Colours And Palettes

Sep 18 2023 11:56 AM
Today, we're going to work on something I've alluded to here and there but never explained properly: how to pick colours for your pixelart. This one's important, so listen up.

Token Gating

Feb 1 2024 2:30 PM
One of the selling points of many NFT projects is exclusive access to online content. The question is, how do you make such content require a certain token to be seen? Let's dive in.

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