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  1. > How do I learn pixel art ?
  2. 1. Learn to draw. Pixel art is only a medium, like paint or charcoal. It has his gimmicks but still relies on the same fundamentals as any other medium.
  3. 2. Learn about the "fundamentals of pixel art" :
  4. .. Line art
  5. .. Colour
  6. .. Anti-aliasing
  7. .. Dithering (advanced technique, optional)
  8. .. Animation (if you want to)
  9. .. Sub-Pixeling (advanced animation technique, optional)
  10. 3. Practice
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  12. > Where do I learn those things?
  13. You can easily find info about those topics by searching for them in search engines / youtube.
  14. Good learning resources include :
  15. # Pixel logic https://gumroad.com/l/pixel-logic ($9)
  16. - A great book on how to make and animate pixel art. Covers basically everything you need to know about the subject
  17. # Pixel Grimoire https://medium.com/pixel-grimoire/intro/home
  18. - A free online guide on pixel art. Covers the important stuff (not dithering or sub-pixeling)
  19. # Studying sprites you like https://www.spriters-resource.com/
  20. - Probably the best way to learn how the fundamentals are used to create appealing art. Spriters resource is a community website hosting a shit ton of ripped sprites from games, old and new.
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  22. > What software do I use ?
  23. Anything allowing you to put single pixels down and color pick is fine.
  24. Commonly used software include :
  25. # Aseprite https://www.aseprite.org/ (paid)
  26. # Graphicsgale https://graphicsgale.com/us/ (free)
  27. # Photoshop https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html (paid)
  28. # Pyxel Edit https://pyxeledit.com/ (paid)
  29. # Grafx2 https://pulkomandy.tk/projects/GrafX2 (free)
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  31. > Where can I share my work ?
  32. # PixelJoint https://pixeljoint.com/
  33. - Online gallery ala devianart but for pixel art
  34. # Pixel Dailies https://twitter.com/Pixel_Dailies
  35. - Twitter account sharing pixel art. Pretty active hashtag, can be useful for getting at least some amount of visibility on your work if you don't have a following
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