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Pixel Art Tips by ToySkunk Pixel Art Tips by ToySkunk
A few people asked me for a tutorial, but there's really very little point in providing one when there are already tonnes of good pixel art tutorials out there, for example at:

SpriteArt
Gas13

However, I can give you a few pointers. Hopefully the above thing (yes, sorry, the dimensions are fairly big) can be of some benefit to you.
Of course, it may not be interesting at all!

I may produce more of these at some point, but I'm still a learner too, so don't take my methods and madness as the only way to go about things. ;)
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:iconiso1979:
iso1979 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It is very helpful.
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:iconiridescentstardust:
IridescentStardust Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where have you been all my life
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:iconcrestles:
crestles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Very wonderful tutorial, I love the unique tips!
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:iconhypochondriacism:
Hypochondriacism Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This tutorial is perfect. :love:
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:iconherovictimvillain:
HeroVictimVillain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no tutorials on spriteart.com when I load the page I only see enterance p does not allow me to enter.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have nothing to do with that site?
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:iconkalorian:
Kalorian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! I quite like how you showed the irregular shading. I've been trying to work on my shading lately and I think that could help me a lot more than my usual random dithering =) Thanks!
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so very much for making this, now I have a good example for what not to do with pillow shading xD
It's also really helpful :D
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:iconshirawolfhaven:
ShiraWolfHaven Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Extremely userful. <3
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:icongo0b:
Go0b Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making a lovely tutorial.
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:iconmaximustinin:
MaximUstinin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I think I'm slightly short sighted too :(
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:iconlaimonas171:
laimonas171 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
cool +fav :)
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:iconkorin-fang:
Korin-Fang Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
God, you know how helpful this is? XD TY the the dev.
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:iconlifelessymbiotic:
lifelesSymbiotic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Great tips , thanks
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:iconlemon-hush:
lemon-hush Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thank you for making this tutorial :).
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:iconpracticallypink:
PracticallyPink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
This is awesome. I'm glad you added info about pillow shading, I'm new myself but the more people who put it out there that it is awful, hopefully the less people will do it. :P
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:iconannan94:
annan94 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Great advise! Thanks :)
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:iconnoname4you:
noname4you Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Featured: [link]
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:iconmandiocastudio:
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
I'm starting at pixelart and this is one of the best tutorials I found around here! great taste you have!
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:iconjoshuagarrett:
joshuagarrett Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
awesome tips, nice job mentioning the pillow shading... i hate pillow shading. D:
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:iconpyrokatt:
Pyrokatt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thank you! This was a huge help!
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:iconjeamih:
JeaMih Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
great tutorial =)
i might try pixel art one of these days
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:iconthe-fickle-wind:
the-fickle-wind Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
You rock!
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:iconyoshi17:
Yoshi17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
I know this is old and I've seen it a long time ago, but this is a very nice tutorial. It really explains a lot about Pixel Art. Good job! :)
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:icontails-155:
Tails-155 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful and agreeable information
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:iconmicahblacklock:
MicahBlacklock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tips. :heart: It's very helpful!
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:iconkunoi-chan:
Kunoi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Thankyou so, so much. You are a life savior. Those are incredible tips. :)
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:icondbestarchitect:
dbestarchitect Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Useful! ^^
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penguinofthetalon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   Writer
thanks love it
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:icontibodinjay:
TibodinJay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
You say your info is useless? I disagree. Very informative :d Thanks for sharing :)
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:iconterrasmus:
terrasmus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice tutorial!
:+fav:
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:iconsinjaaussiaangels:
SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intereesting texture, thank you for sharing you knowledge. :)
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:icontokyodragmire:
TokyoDragmire Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Really useful, thanks :D
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Glad you think so; I hope it's of help to you :D
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:iconhadad:
hadad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
very cool
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
:)
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:icondawnofminstrel:
dawnofminstrel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Great! I was looking for some stuff on improving my shading. Bit thanks!
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:iconsubdomain:
subdomain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Hey Nice!! This will be featured on my new pixel Mag!
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:icondhenim:
Dhenim Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007   Digital Artist
i love how you explained about pillow shading.

i've always pillow shaded and my pictures were ick. xD

awesomeawesomeawesome tutorial. :)
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:iconnologico:
nologico Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
this is awsome =D
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:iconingole:
ingole Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Student
These are awsome tips! Thanks so much!
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
No prob - pleased you thought so!
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:iconphantompanther:
phantompanther Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
This is awesome! :D Thanks for making and sharing this with us! :aww:
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
No problem. :) Pleased it's of use.
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:iconphantompanther:
phantompanther Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
:aww: Oh, it definitely is! :thumbsup:

:dance:
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:iconsailorvfan10:
SailorVFan10 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I understand why my shading looks bad. I think I'll use some of this advice.

I love the tutorial, though. Faving it.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you thought it to be useful. :)
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:icondragonsun1990:
DragonSun1990 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
maybe I should start trying to make pixelart now...
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Try it! :D It's great fun
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:icondarkfreakoid:
darkfreakoid Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
Awesome tips, especially the bit on the irregular shading, I don't see stuff like that on other tutorials. :)
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