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How to start making pixel art #1

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Pixel art is an art medium, like gouache, oil painting, pencil, sculpture or its close cousin mosaic. 

To make good pixel art you need to be able to make good drawings. In general, this means studying anatomy, perspective, light and shadow, colour theory and even art history.

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Here’s a list of software commonly used for pixel art: 

  • Aseprite: Great professional editor with many time-saving features 
  • GraphicsGale: A classic, used in many games. It’s a little complex, but full of great features 
  • Piskel

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Using Aseprite, one of the better applications(with a free downloadable trial version) that let us create pixel art, we can create a new file and start drawing pixel art.

Just click the “New File…” link on the home screen or go to File > New File.

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In the trial version of Aseprite, saving is disabled, so we need to purchase the full software before saving our pixel art.

  • You will see that Aseprite can save in a variety of formats, but I always recommend keeping a .ase version of every file you make. 
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