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    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/27/2015 8:21:00 AM | 0 comments

    Fast tutorial about how you can easily replace different colors in MS Paint.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/27/2015 8:16:00 AM | 0 comments

    In this tutorial I will show you how to save pixel art. Saving is definitely one of the most important things and I have seen how someone messes up his work by just saving to wrong format a lot. So, I hope this tutorial will help you all.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/26/2015 9:58:00 AM | 0 comments

    "Hello and welcome back to my blog!

    This time something a little different – I commissioned a guest post about designing a tile-set from a studio who specialise in pixel-art. After searching long and hard to find exactly the right style I was after I settled on a company from Poland called Blackmoon design. Check out their site, its pretty cool looking. Anyway, here is their post:"


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/26/2015 9:44:00 AM | 0 comments

    For the generation that grew up on NES and SNES there's something endearing about the video game graphics of days since past. And with the rise of indie game development in recent years, 8-bit pixel art saw a resurgence in popularity. Call it the nostalgia factor, but I think it serves as a reminder that we don't need to use bleeding edge technology as long as games are fun and engage our imagination.

    I tend to make pixel art primarily because it's easier for me to animate and draw sprites pixel by pixel than it is to try and draw them out with a tablet consistently. I have to say making pixel art is one of those things you gradually get better at and so I've come up with helpful hint for anyone looking to make 8-bit pixel art.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/26/2015 9:40:00 AM | 0 comments

    Great site! You basically choose your desired sex, pose, level of nudity and length of time and it’s like having a life drawing class with a warm up and everything!
    They also have similar resources for hands and feet, facial expressions and animals.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/26/2015 8:58:00 AM | 0 comments

    This massive pixel art tutorial is written by Fil Razorback from LesForges.org. You can find the original tutorials here. A big thank you to Fil Razorback for allowing OpenGameArt.org to translate these tutorials and archive them here!


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/26/2015 8:54:00 AM | 0 comments

    Piskel, free online sprite editor. A simple web-based tool for Spriting and Pixel art. Create pixel art, game sprites and animated GIFs. Free and open-source.

    Pixel art and animated sprites

    Remember the good old 2D games and their beautiful sprites ? With Piskel you can create your own in a few clicks.

    Live preview

    Piskel gives you a live preview of your work.
    You no longer have to guess how it will look like when it's done : you see it !

    Your gallery

    Keep track of all the sprites you created.
    Everyone can see your public gallery, but you can keep any sprite you want private.

    Offline versions

    Offline builds are available for Windows and MacOS. Checkout the download page.

    Export to GIF

    Since we're animating images, might as well share them as animated GIFs.
    So yeah.

    Open Source

    If you want to contribute or check the code, everything is on Github.
    http://github.com/juliandescottes/piskel


    Posted by Lone Scout at 3/25/2015 10:23:00 PM | 0 comments

    A private (unlisted) image and file sharing service that creates links for your files to share with other people. It can also capture a portion of your screen or a full window, and be uploaded instantly.

    Especially good for sharing your work with a few people, though the URL can be posted publicly.


    Posted by Lone Scout at 3/25/2015 5:56:00 PM | 0 comments

    A series of tutorials for making (mostly) isometric pixel art. It covers the basics, to more complex structures. Good to practice already existing skills.


    Posted by TreebuildPR at 3/24/2015 8:44:00 PM | 0 comments

    Our Pixel Art enthusiast team was tinkering with a 3D printable pixel art creator app, and it will be a privilege to have you guys feedback on the user experience. 

    Here is the beta version for you guys all artwork made can be export and saved or sent to be 3D Print.

    Hope you guys like it :]  Let me know what you think!


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/24/2015 8:46:00 AM | 0 comments

    piq is a free online app for creating pixel art. It's fun, easy to use, and it's simple to get started - even if you've never made pixel art before! You'll also find:

    • an active, social community
    • a growing gallery with over 25000 free to use pictures
    • a friendly pixel art forum
    • weekly contests to win
    • over 50 achievements to earn

    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/24/2015 8:43:00 AM | 0 comments

    Web browser based sprite program.

    This is an open source pixel art drawing tool by me, jennmoneydollars!


    Posted by Ego at 3/23/2015 2:28:00 AM | 0 comments

    A published ebook of pixel art tutorials available on Amazon. Costs $0.99 for 8 lessons (plus three appendices) over 207 pages. In-depth explanation of topics from "what is pixel art" to "clusters" to "color theory" and "style," with easy-to-follow language and an abundance of pictures. Great for the brand new pixel artist and the veteran alike!


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:12:00 AM | 0 comments
    Isoblox - an isometric pixel art tool project ("isoblox")

    This project is hosted by SourceForge.net.

    A cross-platform sprite-based pseudo-3D isometric pixel art modeling aid. Written in 100% BlitzMax. Uses precise building blocks and a minimalist interface. Blocks snap to a grid aiding with precise construction. Can also save and load creations.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:09:00 AM | 0 comments

    The intuitive 2D animation and object creation tool for video game makers.
    OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
    Price: Free Trial, Pro $25.00/USD


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:08:00 AM | 0 comments

    Currently in development. Mac DPAINT-like.
    OS: Mac, “eventually” Windows
    Price: Free (current state)


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:06:00 AM | 0 comments

    Pixen is a pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games.
    OS: Mac
    Price: $9.99


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:05:00 AM | 0 comments

    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET.
    OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
    Price: Free


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 8:03:00 AM | 0 comments

    MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters.
    OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
    Price: Free


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/18/2015 7:59:00 AM | 0 comments

    Pixel art, chiptunes, retro and science fiction things, game dev and related stuff.

    I’m probably stuck in the 90’s. Back in those days, I pushed some pixels for a demo group on Commodore Amiga. Since early 2013 I am playing with pixels again and share some of my works on tumblr. Beside this, I developed a jump’n’run game called “Baby Mummy’s Curse” and maybe I’ll develope the one or other game more in future.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 3/17/2015 1:38:00 PM | 0 comments

    Compixellated
    is three pixel artists who want to improve, inspire, and have fun with their art! this blog is for weekly challenges, theme pieces and more!

    What’s this blog all about?

    This blog is all about pushing our boundaries as pixel artists and developing, re-examining and polishing essential skills required of a pixel artist, via weekly/monthly challenges based on:

    • re-colouring/re-tiling example pieces
    • creating a piece based on a central theme or object
    • speed challenges
    • and challenges based on certain pixel techniques or styles, for example dithering, anti-aliasing, isometric, spriting, etc.

    Every Sunday, unless we all happen to be too busy to update the blog. All submissions will be published on the Sunday following the initial post.


    Posted by WE_ARE_ZERO at 2/26/2015 2:15:00 PM | 0 comments

    Trixel, is an alternate reality generator/drawing tool.

    You get a hexagon composed of 726 triangles and you paint those triangles into isometric pseudo-3D images, impossible, Escher-like thingamajigs, ponies…well, pretty much whatever.  It’s like pixel art, but with triangles (NPA).
    Check it out and let us know what you think!
    For best results, use Trixel with the latest version of Google Chrome.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 2/17/2015 7:27:00 AM | 0 comments

    Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design.

    The latest versions of Adobe® Flash® are moving away from designers. They are becoming more and more oriented towards coders. With the introduction of ActionScript 3, creating a simple action such as button click now requires ten times more coding than before.

    Giotto has full support for ActionScript 2, but we made built-in effect generators that will help you create outstanding effects without any scripting at all. This software is made for you, designers.


    Posted by Squ4re idi0t at 2/14/2015 1:20:00 AM | 0 comments

    ipad only app for making great pixel art.


    Posted by MIERDINSKY at 2/5/2015 12:18:00 PM | 0 comments

    Spanish pixel comic on good manners and treating others with respect. The type of guy any mother would be proud to date her daughter.

    Un ejemplo de buenas maneras. Trata a todos con respeto. El muchacho que cualquier señora quisiera que fecundara a su hija.


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