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people always ask me how i do my pixels, so i thought saving some progress shots of my latest icon ( topsy turvy, sweetly dreaming by exitoricanQueen ) might be cool <:'3c the program i used is just stinky old mspaint if you were wondering
the way i pixel is basically like how you'd 'paint' something rather than making a proper lineart and filling it in, i just kind of gradually add more colours and detail to it.. ye
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jellyfishlaceHobbyist Digital Artist
I hate to bother you but I was wondering how do you go about adding more colors?


My problem when I do pixels is I kinda get grounded in step 2 and can't really wrap my brain around adding other complimentary colors, is there a secret to it or just kinda knowing what to add
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for responding to this super late ahhh ;; but i would suggest trying to work with smaller limited palettes first !! like a palette of 4 or 8 colours. it doesn't have to be fancy, you can go monochromatic even, just try to get the absolute most you can out of every colour in the palette. for example, you don't need to add another light yellow to shade a different area if you already have a similar enough one from before. only add in colours you don't already have and try to make the colour stand out on its own !
limited palettes i feel are essential to pixel art since this 'artform' evolved from having to make due with only what you have, so in my experience the best way to get a better grasp on everything is to experiment with how far you can limit yourself ^^
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kittncakesHobbyist Digital Artist
mine would just stay stuck in step 2
these are super cool!
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rainbowsoxzyStudent Digital Artist
can you make a tut of how to make a bounce icon.
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Accidental-StrixHobbyist Digital Artist
HECK SO PRETTY??? you're so good I can't take it x'D
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SG-SageStudent Interface Designer
i honestly could melt into your pixels; they are so beautiful and soft like seriously super soft
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goosetoothHobbyist General Artist
how do you animate them though?
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
uhh i just copy the finished pixel 4 times and move around or redraw parts and then put em together in a .gif making program
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goosetoothHobbyist General Artist
neat thanks! one more thing what are you using to make the gifs? I used to use ezvid but it stopped working for me for some reason?
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M3T-S0NICStudent Digital Artist
God, your an icon master,,
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hybrriidHobbyist Artist
WILL YOU EVER DO HOW TO ANIMATE
exitoricanQueen's avatar
exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
eeHH i could !! ; 0;
kittystuff's avatar
kittystuffHobbyist Digital Artist
you: i use ms paint
me: Die.

IM KIDDING I LOVE UR PIXEL ART LIKE SERIOUSLY???? WTF......... I WISH THAT WERE ME
exitoricanQueen's avatar
exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
DJFGHGS I MEAN. i don't use layers or overlays for my pixel art so what advantage would using any other program give me ???
thank u though <3
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SpixelspixelsHobbyist Digital Artist
Superb pixel work and great to see a demonstration of your progress/method.
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ! 
leighluna's avatar
SO NICEE all that detail good stuff man!!
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !! C':
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xSeamairHobbyist Digital Artist
Okay I see this and I'm still like....HOW?? ;O;

Seriously to see your progress from a sketchy tiny sketch to and detailed awesome small icon is really stunning! Keep up this awesome work! <3
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
DSJGHGS IDK HOW it just... happens
thank you, though !!! :'3c
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xSeamairHobbyist Digital Artist
Could I maybe ask you how you learned to do pixel art like this? I mean just self teaching or did you used tutorials? Sorry if this question is maybe weird, I just really want to get finally better in pixel art D:
And you're welcome! ;w;
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
ah no that's a totally reasonable question, don't worry ! i'd say i learned through experimentation, mostly .. nnnot sure how to really explain i'm sorry ;; but i guess a bit of advice i could give would be trying to go outside of your 'comfort zone' more with pixel art ?? try only working with a limited color palette for example, it helps you think more about the placement of each and every little pixel
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o0-Jynxus-0oHobbyist Digital Artist
could you teach me ow to make an icon??
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exitoricanQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
this is the best i can do when it comes to explaining, really <:'0c 
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