Pixel Art Tutorials

Zi Isometric Pixel Art Tutorial - Roof
Pixel artist zi provides a very thorough tutorial on how to build a pixel art roof.

Rodder - Creating Isometric Circles
Rodder steps us through how to create circles in any perspective. Neat.

Bisque - Building a pixel house
Bisque creates a mushroom house from simple lineart to full color glory. Once you've taken in the amazing process check out more of Bisque's work at Pixel Joint and her spiffy website.

Pixelblink - Transparent GIF Tutorial
Pixelblink describes how to make your GIF transparent with a free graphics application!

Pixelblink - Part 02 - Building a Building
Pixelblink steps us through how to make our own isometric building. No spackle needed!

Pixelblink - Part 03 - The Silent Face: A Progress
Pixelblink gives us an interesting and informative look at creating a face using good old fashioned pixel art.

Pixelblink - Part 01 - Making a Cube
Pixelblink describes how to make a handy building block of isometric pixel art -- the beloved cube.

Contact us if you want to post your tutorials here at Pixel Joint or if you have a link to a good tutorial.

Offsite Pixel Art Tutorials

Posted by Hulio-G at 10/2/2009 11:39:00 PM | 1 comments

Ever wondered how exactly people take advantage of photoshop? Pixel Artists can learn to use Photoshop for what they need in this straight-foward Pixel Art Photoshop Tutorial.


Posted by manxana at 1/10/2011 9:00:00 AM | 0 comments

Tutorial en español de como animar un Sprite de pelea.

Fighter sprite animation tutorial in Spanish but understandable.


Posted by avo at 9/11/2010 11:00:00 PM | 0 comments

 Very big and nice pixel art tutorial, by Fil Razorback. English translation.


Posted by piiichan at 9/15/2010 4:30:00 PM | 0 comments

Many games you can play directly in your browser without any plugin.

Your browser must support HTML 5. Most modern browser will work with the exception of Internet Explorer.

Great inspiration for pixel artists as well as game programmers.


Posted by sedgemonkey at 2/6/2006 11:40:00 AM | 4 comments

A very visual and thorough pixel art tutorial broken down into ten easy steps.


Posted by Zolaris at 1/13/2010 11:04:00 AM | 0 comments

Sitio de tutoriales basicos de pixelart en español

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Basic Tutorials in Spanish 


Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/15/2005 3:18:00 PM | 1 comments

Combining Flash and pixels.


Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/3/2006 1:52:00 PM | 2 comments

Craig Robinson of flipflopflyin has some pointers.


Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/30/2004 7:21:00 AM | 2 comments

A fantastic tutorial for any pixel artist available in English and Russian.


Posted by pixelblink at 8/10/2005 7:33:00 PM | 2 comments

Anti-Aliasing in pixelart... 'nuff said


Posted by Frost at 12/9/2009 11:03:00 PM | 0 comments

Pretty good oldschoolish pixelling turorial with some handy tips and trix.


Posted by jalonso at 6/25/2008 9:22:00 AM | 2 comments

A doller's realm. General tutorials for creating pixel dolls


Posted by Kiwinuptuo at 1/17/2011 1:47:00 AM | 2 comments

Site features some tutorial on several topics including tutorials on shading, choosing colors and animating sprites. Tutorial requests accepted.


Posted by ManningKrull at 8/29/2006 9:17:00 AM | 2 comments

Simple animation techniques for walking sprites using 2, 4, or 8 frames.


Posted by pixelblink at 8/10/2005 7:38:00 PM | 0 comments
A variety of pixel tutorials for your learning pleasure

Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/15/2005 3:18:00 PM | 0 comments

Posted by pixelblink at 8/10/2005 7:34:00 PM | 0 comments
Antialiasing Tutorial

Posted by robotriot at 6/20/2009 2:46:00 PM | 0 comments

This tutorial demonstrates how to generate optimized tilesheet-layouts.


Posted by vampy_09 at 10/13/2013 12:58:00 AM | 0 comments

On this web page your going to find a tutorial about rocks and stone textures. Simple and direct.

 


Posted by ceddo at 1/9/2007 11:12:00 AM | 1 comments
A little tutorial I made that covers the basics of pixel art. It's not much, but I think it can be very useful for beginners.

Posted by ChilliCheeseChicken at 10/23/2013 12:28:00 AM | 0 comments

 Great tutorial touching on most major problems with rookie art.


Posted by FrostedMayhem at 6/16/2009 8:37:00 AM | 0 comments

Covers a variety of tutorials to help you make your own pixel art/sprites of different inanimate objects.


Posted by PyroFrosty at 2/19/2014 10:52:00 PM | 0 comments

A page that includes 30 different pixel art and related guides.


Posted by pixelblink at 8/10/2005 7:23:00 PM | 2 comments

6 tutorials to get you started.


Posted by pixelblink at 8/10/2005 7:39:00 PM | 0 comments
variety of tutorials

Posted by pixelblink at 9/29/2006 12:42:00 AM | 0 comments
The gang over at Pixelation discuss their views on choosing the right colours/pallettes. A definite must read for anyone confused over choosing their own.

Posted by cirras at 4/3/2013 8:02:00 PM | 0 comments

 Learn to pixel isometric Endless-Online style art.


Posted by Ayame MysTe at 1/3/2012 4:56:00 PM | 0 comments

This little website was a great help to me when I first began creating pixel art. It describes particular details and styles of shading when an object is facing a light source. Enjoy!


Posted by jalonso at 10/1/2010 6:17:00 AM | 1 comments

Jon Purdy (evincarofautumn) & Kevin Chaloux (Kaiseto) of Purloux Studios have made one of the easiest and comprehensible pixelart basics tutorial to be found. It covers all the basics, from lineart, coloring, specific techniques, and opinions on creating pixelart.

"If you are new to pixelart and can ony read one tutorial, this is the one."

At the end of the Anti-Aliasing (AA) section is a link to their comprehensive Anti-Aliasing tutorial which is a must see/read. It is a detailed overview of the theory/process of AA. It is comprehensive enough for beginners who understand nothing or little about AA.


Posted by Morgengrauen at 8/4/2008 1:55:00 AM | 1 comments
This tutorial shows how to make a small set of rock tiles. The focus is not about painting the rocks, but to make seamless tiles. You will find the tutorial available in german, also.

Posted by mauricio-fidalgo at 9/1/2009 5:08:00 PM | 0 comments

Pixel art blog in portuguese.


Posted by avo at 6/26/2012 11:23:00 PM | 3 comments

 A lot of pixel art tutorials in PDF format, and 2 video tutorials.


General Art Tutorials

Posted by avo at 9/11/2010 11:00:00 PM | 0 comments

 Very big and nice pixel art tutorial, by Fil Razorback. English translation.


Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/15/2005 2:53:00 PM | 0 comments

Posted by Wu! at 5/3/2009 11:14:00 AM | 0 comments

This is less a tutorial on pixel art, but on how to create realistic explosions.

For that, this tutorial goes very detailed into the phsics of explosion, since it is a flash-based tutorial, you also get to learn a lot about animating a decent explosion, with a little humour.

highly recommendable


Posted by Nessiah at 4/14/2013 11:32:00 AM | 1 comments

 A set of pixel tutorials from Despain that explains how to create game making assets. It has the basics, building your own template and animation tutorials. 


Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/14/2004 12:39:00 PM | 2 comments
Learn how to draw faces, bodies, hair and more with this handy Manga tutorial site.

Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/14/2004 12:42:00 PM | 0 comments
A great way to learn some of the different merge tools in Illustrator.

Posted by Nessiah at 4/14/2013 11:25:00 AM | 0 comments

 One of the best tutorials I had ever seen. She has comprehensive guides on Human and Animal Anatomy, Emotion Charts, Color Theory and some unique ones like Arabesque. She's provides really nice references and worth the look.


Posted by jalonso at 12/14/2007 8:44:00 PM | 0 comments

Take Paint further with this gem.
Ever wondered how to scale, clone and make custom sized brushed?
These tips may help. Chapter 2 is useful for creating doublewide pixelart.


Posted by jalonso at 10/1/2010 6:17:00 AM | 1 comments

Jon Purdy (evincarofautumn) & Kevin Chaloux (Kaiseto) of Purloux Studios have made one of the easiest and comprehensible pixelart basics tutorial to be found. It covers all the basics, from lineart, coloring, specific techniques, and opinions on creating pixelart.

"If you are new to pixelart and can ony read one tutorial, this is the one."

At the end of the Anti-Aliasing (AA) section is a link to their comprehensive Anti-Aliasing tutorial which is a must see/read. It is a detailed overview of the theory/process of AA. It is comprehensive enough for beginners who understand nothing or little about AA.


Posted by sedgemonkey at 10/25/2004 7:45:00 AM | 0 comments
Lessons on using perspective, cutaways and pricing technical illustration.

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