A Handy Guide for the Aspiring Pixel AnimatorWelcome to this Pixel Art week's Saturday morning event! This guide has been written as a follow-up course to TrixyNetex's article: "How To Make Pixel Art in Paint.NET". You've learned how to make pixel art, now it's time to make these sprites move!
First of all, know that animation is time consuming, be it pixel animation or any other kind of animation. Plus, this course does not apply to pixel art only, so if you want to use these concepts in digital drawing animation, feel free to try!
1) Layers and Points of Reference
2) Framing and Sprite Sheet
3) Loops for Smooth Transitions
4) Cycles and Sub-animations
5) Complex Animations
6) Other Tips
1) Layers: from splicing and creation to coordination of frames
The first tip to manage sprites in an easi