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Welcome to FreeDraw!

FreeDraw-PixelArt Group Icon by realrhebok
Welcome to FreeDraw-PixelArt!

This group is specially designed for pixel artists who create their own, unique art from scratch. Whether this is isometric, non-isometric, characters or landscapes, this group is to display your custom pixel art.
Please see the rules below to get started!

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Defining Pixel Art:

Pixel Art is defined as art made completely pixel by pixel.
No fading tools should be used, no soft brushes, no anti-aliasing - unless it was created by hand.
These restrictions allow to create pixel art in nearly any software dedicated to editing raster graphics, starting from basic MS Paint and ending with advanced software like Photoshop or GIMP. There are however softwares dedicated solely to pixel art, like GraphicsGale, GrafX2, Aseprite and many, many more.

Pixel art should draw attention to the pixels. It should be fairly obvious that the art was created using pixels. Shading can be simple, like isometric art, or old video game art, or complex, attempting to copy other art styles by dithering.
As pixel art style comes from graphics for old computers and gaming consoles, with very limited memory and computational power, it is important to pay attention to color count. Unnecessarily high number of used colors is detrimental and can result in rejecting or pushing submission to Newbie category.

A good thing to remember is...
Not all art made with pixels is considered pixel art.

Trivia - In fact, every single piece of digital art, rasterized or rendered in case of vectors and 3D respectively, is made out of pixels

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Defining Free Draw:

A freely drawn picture is a picture drawn completely from scratch. That means the artist drew the picture from a blank canvas. No dolls or bases, can be used, even if the base belongs to the artist.

References are perfectly acceptable, as long as they are not traced.

Exceptions to this rule are the folders: Comics, Gamedev, Ressources, Tutorials and Steps.

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Becoming a Member:

To become a member, simply click the "Join Group" button in the blue bar at the top of the group. All membership submissions are accepted automatically and you can submit your work to our gallery immediately!

Please see the submission rules and guidelines before submitting.

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Join us on Discord:

rhebok's note : The group's Discord is officially "dead", I'm running another active server if you want to join :

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Please note that this group is geared ONLY toward custom work. This does not mean that you cannot use references, but you cannot use exact copies of your references.

We DO NOT accept:

:bulletred: Dolls of any kind

:bulletred: Anything made from a base, even your own base.

:bulletred: Vector/"Drawn" (Not paying attention to the pixelness of pixel art)/Anime Shaded/Oekaki art.

:bulletred: Anything that is not made 100% by you from scratch.

Submission Rules:

:bulletgreen: You are allowed to submit any of your own work as long as they meet the above requirements.

:bulletgreen: Please note that we do NOT accept favs. This category serves as an archive in order to highlight artwork that has marked us.

:bulletgreen: Since our group has grown, we have decided to not accept lazy work, we now only accept work that is made with effort.

:bulletgreen: It does NOT matter how "good" your pixel art is. We accept all pixel art as long as it meets the requirements and rules. If you're new to pixel art submit to the Newbie folder. More info here.

:bulletgreen: To submit your work, PLEASE go into the gallery and submit directly to the folder it belongs to. If you don't know which folder it belongs in, please contact an admin or moderator. Thank you!

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Gallery Folders:

:bulletblue: Animals and Creatures - living or animated beings, includes pets and monsters with minimal background, focused on the creature.

:bulletblue: Animation - highly animated scenes and works with animation as key feature.

:bulletblue: Buildings and Vehicles - isolated buildings and vehicles.

:bulletblue: Comics - anything that tells a story.

:bulletblue: Gamedev - mockups, animations, assets and screens related to games.

:bulletblue: High Definition - realistic pixelart.

:bulletblue: Icons and Avatars - includes emoticons and stamps.

:bulletblue: Newbie - folder containing novice level pixel art (pillowshading, jaggies etc. go here)

:bulletblue: NSFW - everything with mature filter goes here.

:bulletblue: Objects - objects, things and stuff i.e. misc.

:bulletblue: People and Characters - people and creatures with developed story behind them.

:bulletblue: Resources - pixel art related ressources for others to use ie. palettes, tilesets, bases.

:bulletblue: Scapes and Scenes - pictures with detailed background and scenes e.g. battle scenes, 2 or more characters.

:bulletblue: Tutorials and Steps - help others learn to make pixelart.

:bulletblue: Weapons and Armor - combat related objects, medieval and futuristic.

:bulletblue: Review - questionable works go here for admins to wonder if to deny or relocate.

Comments and Critiques:

FreeDraw highly encourages constructive criticism for its submissions, so if you want your art to be critiqued in order to improve, this is the place for you!

Fdpa 6 by realrhebok

Previous admins:
ThKaspar, RA-Meenan

If you have any questions, please contact:

Admin: realrhebok

Moderator: Flying-Snake

Gallery Folders

2020 by Cyangmou
Flight of the Billionaires by randomhuman
Tirisfal Glades by MirruTatep
pixel art - Rook by jokov
Animals and Creatures - pets, monsters
Strange Mushroom by Rappenem
Pixel Charizard! by Azelleca
Pathfinder Party 2021: Elbereth Miau by Sergio37
Close by jsalex7
Buildings and Vehicles
ClockTowerBig by EraSoren
Infected Panzer by Ct1999
Cover test by Lainoutopixel
Smokestack by Lainoutopixel
Mallo's wish puffycharms by pop-nebula-dreamer
need sleep puffycharms by pop-nebula-dreamer
super metroid fanart angry samus by pop-nebula-dreamer
Oh my anime by pop-nebula-dreamer
Gamedev - mockups
The Three Eyed Prison: DnD Project by LaundryPile
Winter Scene Mockup by agifarclor
Eager Eel by MirruTatep
Study01-Run Animation by MirruTatep
Icons and Avatars - emoticons, stamps
child of light-avatar by Lady-Pixel
[CM] Animated avatars #004 by TheIgnisFrost
Bill Pixel Art Icon Commishe by ThanatosIruga
Pixel ~ Mei-Ling by LittleShrub
2020 in Games by Sergio37
Anim by Anim-1996
Pixel art - Potted plants (16x16 px) by Brysiaa
Mikaze dot pxl by BreePrintS

Mature Content

Back (Uncensored) by yuzlom

Mature Content

Coffee v2 by yuzlom

Mature Content

Warrior Gurl by PomPomKing

Mature Content

nude walking pixel art by Sakanaj
People and Characters - sprites, portraits
[COM] Starry by vynyll
[COM] Checkmate by vynyll
Champagne by vynyll
Cale by vynyll
Ressources - palettes, tilesets
Cave Tileset by EraSoren
Topdown Tileset by EraSoren
Red Lily Tileset by EraSoren
Shadow by AdamantiteKnight
Scapes and Scenes
Moonlight by vynyll
[CM] Telephone - idle pagedoll #004 by TheIgnisFrost
Binding Of Isaac Pickup Resprites by Rappenem
Tutorials and Steps
7 Color Palettes by MirruTatep
Weapons and Armor
Defiant class Monitor by Flying-Snake
Mini Babes by Jackaloops
High Definition - realistic
Valkyrie by YuukiMokuya
Hello all! I hope that your start of 2021 was OK, and rest will be better! And I hope to revive this group back to life, so keep submitting your pixels :)
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We would love to affiliate with your group!

We accept affiliations with other pixel art groups and with groups formed by active members. Send a note to realrhebok if you have any questions!


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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2021  Student Traditional Artist
May I advertise for a sprite artist?  My latest journal has the details, but I can't find where I could contribute to the journal.

I'm still interested in the group either way, so I'll be around.
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can post link in a comment or submit picture advertise what you want (but it must adhere to group rules).
irishsanta Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2021
so can i ask for art for free
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free Draw means that it was made without using bases or preexisting sprites.
AliceGothic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2020  Professional General Artist
AliceGothicleftthegroupbecauseherpixelartisntfree .. -.- '' '
sayonara ]B|~
MaxdragonxX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2020  Student General Artist
Alright! If you want some free art, check out this server run by me. You can request or offer art, as well as post commissions and artworks.
AlasRenaissanceWoman Featured By Owner May 1, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Just going to put this here: I'm the new admin and am active. So this group is still going.
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry about all expired submitions, unfortunately current situation is not helping and unlike most I have very little free time now.

I'll try to keep up with it as much as I can!
minhkyuuby Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2020
I don't really understand the rules, can I use the pixel arts of other artists for my indie game?
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to use work of other artists you need to ask them.
This group is just to show pixel art and we have no rights to anything submitted here.
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