Pixel art is a technique that appeared when the early 2d computer games first appeared, the technique then seemed to disappear when 3d games became popular. Now with mobile gaming and a thirst for retro-cool, pixels are coming back. In this article we will take a look at some examples of great pixel art and then learn some of the techniques involved – all you need is any graphics program from MS Paint to Photoshop and lots of patience. Lets get cracking …
Examples of Pixel Art
Eboy – The masters of Pixel Art, browse their portfolio and buy some posters!
Love Pixel – The portfolio of Jason Huang
Pixel Joint – Community for Pixel Artists with forums, galleries etc
Derek Yu – Ten part in-depth pixel tutorial using photoshop
Mark’s Pixel Art Tutorial – This guide is intended for those new to working with pixels – if you already know what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be here!
Matriax Pixel Art Tutorials – A collection of different tutorials
The complete guide to Isometric Pixel Art – Excelent tutorial on isometric pixel art
Flip Flop Flying – Pixel head tutorial
Pixel Freak – This tutorial will try to help you create pixel art, Isometric Pixel Art – the word isometric means “of equal measure”
Sprite Art – A collection of tutorials from various artists
Pixel Patterns – Create tilable patterns
Drububu – Pixel Art Tutorial
GJ Designs – A number of pixel art tutorials
Zoggles – A number of pixel art tutorials