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I'm sorry I've been dead around here; I'm currently working on a rather big project for a pixel competition that can be found here nexgensprites.com/threads/chal… (It should be worth the wait, I've been working day and night on the piece!)

In the meantime, I did this simple basic tips and advice to make pixel art a little easier for anyone just getting into it; nothing technical is covered here, this is just little tid bits to help ease the load while learning the technical aspects of pixel art.
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Dark-Beauty's avatar
This has probably been asked before but I can't find it: What program do you use to create your pixel-works? Thanks :) 
RHLPixels's avatar
For the most part, XP's edition of MS Paint! For my Patreon assets (Clothing, hair, face parts etc...) I use Graphics Gale because the layers help tons but everything else is MSP!
Dark-Beauty's avatar
Amazing work! I have corel draw but I am thinking of getting MS Paint or the equivalent on my mac to experiment, since i've heard so much about it. 
Ramadhaniah's avatar
OMG nice tips, thanks a lot for this. Also thanks for your color tutorials. I'm trying out pixel art, and I've been struggling with colors. "Don't be shy" is a great help xD
RHLPixels's avatar
aw, so glad to hear, thank YOU! :D Can't wait to see your pixel work in the future, love your fanart; you have exceptional taste in video games ;D
Ramadhaniah's avatar
No problem, I just wanted to let you know! Why, you flatter me :D Once more, thanks a lot for the watch, it made my morning~
Celio-Hogane's avatar
Kind of like my green-ish background in sprites, but yeah i don't recomend it to newbies.
enzouke's avatar
thanks for the tut man!
TheStuckbio's avatar
Sweet! Really helpful! :3
AxxKat's avatar
there are some really good tips in here! good job! :) 
RetroFeather's avatar
I always have some trouble with palletes, but I have never though of working on a grey canvas. 
Thanks for the tips :0
Level2Select's avatar
The pixel competition seems like a good one! I wish I had time to work on it ^^"
Great tips as always~ ^^
RHLPixels's avatar
Thank you! :D There's a week left in this competition, if you keep an eye on these guys they'll have another competition after this one!
iikuzo's avatar
Pocoyo: thank you for the tips! I think my main problem with pixeling is choosing a nice color palette! Sometimes i feel my colors lack that boldness you're speaking of and when i try to go off and use different colors it doesnt quite seem to match! What i like so much about your pixel art is your use of colors! I guess im going to have to practice and stufy some more in order to achieve the same feel!

Good luck with your contest~ im sure your hard work will pay off! ^v^
RHLPixels's avatar
Ahh, thank you so much! n____n always happy to help! And the colors will come to you with time, palettes are tough stuff but once you get the hang of it it gets easier and easier :D
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