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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. However, submissions here should NOT be shaded "anime style." This style does not draw attention to the pixels in the art, and in fact, is considered lazy shading in many art circles, including pixel art circles.
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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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 ie. sexual or sexually suggestive art.

: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!

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Previous admins:
ThKaspar, RA-Meenan

If you have any questions, please contact:

Admin: realrhebok

Moderator: Flying-Snake

Gallery Folders

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
$3/300 PT P2U - i'm happy, feelin glad by SqdPxl
$3/300 PT P2U - i'm alive by SqdPxl
Bone Devil by Tspuun
$3/300 PT P2U - his majesty's dragon by SqdPxl
Buildings and Vehicles
Apollo by Flying-Snake
1920s Car by AlbertoV
Broccoli house by AlbertoV
Pixel City by FrostPixi
Flyin' D #5- His Wisdom and Knowledge Enlightens by RHLPixels
Flyin' D #4 - A Curious Discovery by RHLPixels
Gamedev - mockups
Profiles interface by 08--n7R6-7984
More of Spell Masters game by 08--n7R6-7984
Spell Masters by 08--n7R6-7984
In Auro, you can use monsters' spells against them by PickleStork
Icons and Avatars - emoticons, stamps
FREE Bouncy Treecko Icon by Kattling
FREE Bouncy Fletchling Icon by Kattling
FREE Bouncy Cyndaquil Icon V2 by Kattling
F2U Corn Pixel Icon by 8-BitBrony
[FAN ART] Chat Noir Pixel Art Version by Eelwing
[FAN ART] All Might ! PLUS ULTRAAAA | MHA by Eelwing
[FAN ART] Midoriya Izuku ( Deku ) | MHA by Eelwing
Ryo(modify a pose) by protoss722

Mature Content

Inanna by paintpixelprint

Mature Content

Tokophobia by JestanDA

Mature Content

Nekomata D_VA by Noscium

Mature Content

Sexy TV Presenter by TRUEvector
People and Characters - sprites, portraits
Character Commissions by RHLPixels
Finchsu Commission Sprites by RHLPixels
. [ goa ] | puzzle by laetan
Trevor Belmont by RaghavAT
Ressources - palettes, tilesets
$5/500 PT P2U - the salt lick squad by SqdPxl
$5/500 PT P2U - wing things by SqdPxl
$5/500 PT P2U - ya gotta be lion by SqdPxl
(FREE) pixel pup by SqdPxl
Scapes and Scenes
Safe by NoMansDream
Come with me by Nikieu
Weapons and Shields Cards by HuntersAndPrey
Tutorials and Steps
Fur by RHLPixels
Weapons and Armor
EyeBlade by RoniCTz
Mini Babes by Jackaloops
High Definition - realistic
Adjusted Steamfantry by Cyangmou
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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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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SpiSe Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aren't your rules a tiny bit strict?
ThKaspar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are but It allows us to appreciate pixel art in a quiet pure form. :)
Zenaki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow, thanks for the invite !
ThKaspar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're glad to have you! :)
RieyTails Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you so much for letting me join your group! I'll be sure to contribute a lot of artworks here :D
ThKaspar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're very happy to have you on board and we're looking forward to seeing your amazing pixel art in the future! :) 
xFaytalityx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I just wanted to ask if this would be accepted:…


Its drawn in my own style
ThKaspar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, It would be accepted into our gallery, into Icons and Avatars - emoticons, stamps folder. :)
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