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        10-05-2011, 01:21 PM
    New to pixel art !

    I've never done pixel art before, but one of the threads here inspired me to try it. Here is my result :

    Opinions ? Critiques ? Help ? I would like to continue this because I found it very fun .
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        10-05-2011, 01:53 PM
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's fun!

    What program are you using? I use Adobe Photoshop. If we "share" a program, I can hint you in on my process. (:

    I REALLY like how you did the mane! Making it look like "hair" is actually more difficult than some people may think.
        10-05-2011, 02:09 PM
    Thanks ! I used Adobe Photoshop also. I used to do manipulations, so I am really good at doing realistic hair . Making it look 'cartooney' (Is that a words ? Lol ) was difficult . I am working on my second one right now (: What I'm having trouble on right now is basic shading .. I'm not very good at it .
        10-05-2011, 02:14 PM
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    Very charming work! You can see mine, that Creampuff did for me, at the bottom of my signature on this page. I am over the moon tickled with it!
        10-05-2011, 02:21 PM
    I've never had any real eye for manipulating photos, haha. Most I do is make basic edits to bring out the color and such.

    There are oodles of tutorials on deviantART for tags and shading them. I always zoom in as much as possible (1600%) for my line art (which I use the pencil tool for). Then I zoom out to about 600% for my shading (after I have the base colored). I always shade grayscale... as you can see below.

    From there you basically re-color the base (the medium gray), and tinker with the shading and highlight layers' opacity and layer setting (multiply, overlay, etc.) to make it look more natural. I put one of the color-overs next to the grayscale so you can see. :)

    Most of the "tags" are kept at 150x150 pixels in size. Others go up to 600x600 pixels.
        10-05-2011, 03:05 PM

    Not as satisfied with these two .. critique ? Tips ?
        10-05-2011, 05:11 PM
    Friendly bump (:
        10-05-2011, 05:30 PM
    How are you doing your line art? It looks really bunched up. Below are a couple of pixel tutorials that helped me.

    I have to admit that I'm not as crazy about the new two as I was the first one. But, then again, there's always time to practice! Let me know how the tutorials go for you. :)
        10-05-2011, 06:02 PM
    Thanks (: I'm experimenting with different techniques right now .

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