MAKE PIXEL ART YOU FOOLS
pixel art. dying artform? possibly. indie dev aesthetic crutch? debatable. fascinating look into the past’s limitations? yep. fun to make your own? definitely!
How do I make pixel art?
Use whatever program you’re comfortable with. anything with a 1 pixel brush will do. MS Paint, photoshop, GIMP, et cetera. some people still make pixel art on their commodore 64s. Start small! Try making a circle, or some fruit, or a gift wrapped box.
GraphicsGale is freeware as of mid last year.
Aseprite is $15 but has a free trial that doesn’t let you save stuff (but you can, like, screenshot it and paste it into photoshop. really if you like it please buy it, it’s what I use, great program)
Piskel is a free online editor for pixel art, no downloadin’ needed
You can also post pixel art that isn’t yours, but as pixel art has a chronic problem with people Not sourcing it, I would please request that you provide a source, preferably in the form of a link back to the creator.
this doesn’t matter if you’re just posting something from a video game you like (e.g. showing off some choice fighting game backgrounds), but please indicate it’s from a game and preferably which game it’s from.
But you should definitely be encouraged to make your own pixel art and post it, no matter how bad you think it is!! and feel free to ask for sick tips in this thread!
anyways here’s some of my pixel art to start us off. I have been doing it for like a decade because i guess this is my life now.