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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!




Fdpa 1 by realrhebok
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




Fdpa 2 by realrhebok
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.




Fdpa 3 by realrhebok
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: discord.gg/DNu9k4a

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


Fdpa 4 by realrhebok

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!




Fdpa 5 by realrhebok
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

Featured
Dying Breed by paintpixelprint
/// by 6VCR
Remake of a remake of a remake of a remake by RHLPixels
Shop Bg1 by fool
Animals and Creatures - pets, monsters
Vicar Amelia sprite-transformation animation by Onepiecequeen101
Vicar Amelia-roaring sprite animation by Onepiecequeen101
Phariset sprite-update by Onepiecequeen101
02 Sprite by Starlequin
Buildings and Vehicles
Aztec Temple (PixelDailies) #Temple by BizmasterStudios
Cloudy Cityscape by Eternaios
BMX by Millkydad
[F2U] Skyscrapers by Legendarypixel
Comics
Hero oh Hero pages 1 - 4 by Neoriceisgood
Hero oh Hero pages 5-7 by Neoriceisgood
Flyin' D #5- His Wisdom and Knowledge Enlightens by RHLPixels
Flyin' D #4 - A Curious Discovery by RHLPixels
Gamedev - mockups
Homecoming by CoffeeHun
Demon's Castle Dracula: Castlevania(Halloween day) by hansungkee
The Legend of Getsu Fuuma(Halloween day) by hansungkee
Castlevania Cast in Wai Wai World(Fake Screenshot) by hansungkee
Icons and Avatars - emoticons, stamps
For a friend! by CoffeeHun
[F2U] Fish From Another World by Legendarypixel
Avatar-icon-beauty and the beast by Lady-Pixel
FREE Bouncy Goomy Icon by Kattling
Newbie
Popcorn wagon by YuukiMokuya
Cotton candy wagon by YuukiMokuya
Mushroom city by YuukiMokuya
Mushroom city by YuukiMokuya
NSFW

Mature Content

[NSFW] Killing Bites, Ratel, FanArt. by BadLemonsXI

Mature Content

Retro girl by Sagana666

Mature Content

Aqua Butt by NanaelJustice

Mature Content

Nadeko's Butt by NanaelJustice
People and Characters - sprites, portraits
033 - Spiky dragon fakemon by WilsonScarloxy
Nightwatcher Artair-fanmade Dark souls 3 sprite by Onepiecequeen101
Corrupted monk sprite- Sekiro Shadows die twice by Onepiecequeen101
Fume knight - Dark souls 2 sprite by Onepiecequeen101
Ressources - palettes, tilesets
$3/300PT P2U - yasss king by SqdPxl
Divider Template 01 by spicycatz
022 - Basic tileset by WilsonScarloxy
$3/300 PT P2U - the weather outside is frightful by SqdPxl
Scapes and Scenes
Forest creature. Part 1 by Millkydad
Animation
[ANIMATION MEME] Nya Nya! by kicked-in-teeth
Objects
Crystalline Collection by Eternaios
Tutorials and Steps
Neutral Tones by RHLPixels
Weapons and Armor
MECHA BAYAMANACO by Pyxeleon
Review
Mini Babes by Jackaloops
High Definition - realistic
Valkyrie by YuukiMokuya
Greetings fellow artists!

We created new folder, Animation. If key feature of submitted work is animation please use this folder. That does not mean that anything animated should go in there, it depends on personal feeling of authors and group staff.

For example like this excellent piece to draw your attention:
Rolly Rocket by Valenberg
(Great work by Valenberg)

Cheers, Flying-Snake!
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Affiliates

Fdpa 7 by realrhebok
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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:iconarchivistvotivus:
ArchivistVotivus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this group accept my pixel art made it piskel? If so what folder would they belong in?
F2U Emote - Niobesnuppa Fan  - Pixel Doll Series F2U Emote - Azaleas Dolls Fan - Pixel Doll Series and things like this also F2U Decor Nazar with text by ArchivistVotivus   F2U Decor Eye of Horus with text by ArchivistVotivus
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Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are no requirements for used software here, you can use anything that works for you from basic MS Paint up to professional rigs.
Although I tend to encourage use of dedicated software (like Piskel mentioned by you).

That being said we put emphasis on two aspects here work must be pixel art (made with intentional placement of each pixel and with techniques like dithering, manually made anti-aliasing, and preferably with limited palette) and hand drawn (made from scratch, without use of pre-made sprites). 

And sadly those works seem to not meet this criteria (dolls look like made with common base, and those symbols lack pixel art features).
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:iconarchivistvotivus:
ArchivistVotivus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw each one by scratch including the text, no tracing or copying, and the doll base is my own creation.


I can see the Evil-eye/Nazar not being detailed enough, and the Eye of Horus I could manually anti-aliasing to smooth out the edges. Yes?
What about this one? It has shadowing to show the curves in the horn, but the edges are rough at spots.
F2U Decor Cornicello with text by ArchivistVotivus


Thank you for the in depth explanation. I'm new to pixel art and this is very helpful knowledge.
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:iconflying-snake:
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That one is good.

As for dolls, we would like to keep them off this group, as we put emphasis on work created always from scratch. As stated in groups description:
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.


And if you want, there are great tutorials posted here in "Tutorials and Steps" folder :)
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Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are no requirements for used software here, you can use anything that works for you from basic MS Paint up to professional rigs.
Although I tend to encourage use of dedicated software (like Piskel mentioned by you).

That being said we put emphasis on two aspects here work must be pixel art (made with intentional placement of each pixel and with techniques like dithering, manually made anti-aliasing, and preferably with limited palette) and hand drawn (made from scratch, without use of pre-made sprites). 

And sadly those works seem to not meet this criteria (dolls look like made with common base, and those symbols lack pixel art features).
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:iconluischamat:
LuisChamat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
Hey guys I thought you had standards and only accepted works from artists that created "their own, unique art from scratch" so then why do you accept this "work" from :iconaugustelos:?:

orig00.deviantart.net/1251/f/2…



The first sprite is from :iconriklaionel: which he didn't even credited.

That Kalil I remember seeing the base, a mugen char badly animated, Hawkeye, Green Arrow or Link.

That Bob is either from :iconomegachaino: or another artist, but it's not his.

If any other member wants to corroborate the original sprites please do so.

Sorry for sounding passive-agressive but I don't know how do you do that, even our groups are affiliated and this goes against for what your group is for.
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:iconriklaionel:
Riklaionel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Thanks chamat i didn't knew about this, but i guess i can't control what other people  take from internet, and this is not the first time they take my work and make mugen characters or other stuff without even gave me credit.
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:iconluischamat:
LuisChamat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Yes, it has happened to me as well. I always step in when I see someone I know going un-credited.
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:iconflying-snake:
Flying-Snake Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I accepted it, but now I'm going to look into it better.

If you catch something like this again notify us. 

Edit: Seems like I was too late for action. Again: thanks for info!
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:iconluischamat:
LuisChamat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
"Te hace falta ver mas BAX"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YwOT…

"You need to see more  ̶B̶O̶X̶ Fighting Games"

No problem, I will let you know.
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