Though the technology for the display of graphics has greatly improved, the use of pixel art still thrives. The most important point to note when making a pixel is that it will not be easy to resize it. Once you make, any changes in size will make it appear messy.
Here is a procedure of making pixel art:
- Choose your software
There are various options about the software that you can use to make pixel art. Some of these are Aseprite, GraphicsGale, Piskel, and Photoshop.
- Get your tools ready
You need to have a mouse and a keyboard. Ensure that they are of the right quality so that the outcome will be great.
- Choose the right size for your pixel
It is not easy to change a pixel art once you create it. You need to think of how big you want your pixel to be based on your target screen, and your personal preference.
- Choose the single-pixel pencil
- In your software, choose the pencil you will be using to draw your pixel. A single-pixel brush will make it possible to draw single pixels.
- Create your image
To start with, you do not have to draw a big pixel. The size can be as small as 12 * 16 pixels.
Zooming of up to 800% is necessary at this point so that you can easily view the location of each pixel.
When making a pixel, it is vital to know how it will be used, and if it will be static or an animation. It is good to consider if it will be used on its own or with other pixel arts. If the latter is the case, you need to make it possible for all the pixel arts to connect.
When choosing the colors for your pixel, choose the ones that complement each other. Use the least combination of colors as this will make your pixel less distractive.
The most important factor when creating pixel art is choosing the tool that you can comfortably use. When this is done, everything else will Fall into place.