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New Pixel Avatar Tutorial by RoseSagae New Pixel Avatar Tutorial by RoseSagae
NEW PIXEL AV TUT WTFOMGLOLBANANA

*couldn't figure out how to add a preview image* :/ Sorry about its massiveness :(

This is kind of a remake of this one: [link] because I made that tut like... last year after I made my first ever public avatar and well... I really didn't have the skills down yet (not saying I do now - but I certainly do more than I did then!). So this one was done entirely in MS Paint and it doesn't mess with any confusing stuff about layers!! I'll save those details for a seperate tut ;D

Finished Libby Avatar for comments/favs/use/whatever: [link]

Other/Older Pixel Tutorials by Me
Previous Avatar Tut - [link]
Close look at shading - [link]
Full process from lining to finish - [link]

Found in HTML form here: [link]

Images (c) RoseSagae
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:iconstone-pegasusdesigns:
stone-pegasusdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is amazingly helpful! thank you so much :D most avatar tutorials use Photoshop, or something like that, and not everyone owns or has the money to buy all those fancy tools, or the time to learn how to use them... like me, lol.
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Demilynx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010   Interface Designer
Looks like a DS render! :3
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Poposao Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Ok but...Witch type of program do I use to do this
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:iconfranciscojose:
franciscojose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Great Tutorial! Thanks a lot!
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:iconwindyfrost:
windyfrost Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
link to download of MS Paint plz? I only have MT Paint X( will it work too?
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:iconkazzyface:
kazzyface Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
This tutorial was amazing (:
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:iconlivingangels:
LivingAngeLs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
:+fav: this is great. TY
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xelloss100 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Nice!!! It's very helpful!!
:thanks: Thanks for sharing!!

Aa! btw, Love the turtle... super cute!!! :love: :aww:
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blueeyedcutiee95 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks so much for this ~!
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thrillchick2fast4u Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Yay, thank you! My current avatar is really bugging me, so this helps a lot!
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:iconbandaban69:
BandaBan69 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
But where CAN you go to make the background transparent??
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if there's a place that will do it for you. I think you need a program for it.
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:iconbandaban69:
BandaBan69 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Nevermind :)
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:iconbanana129:
banana129 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
What program do you use to animate your icons and avatars? :D This is a helpful tutural.
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Paint Shop Pro 7 :)
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:iconlemon-hush:
lemon-hush Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thank you very much for making this tutorial! :D
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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sujji Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
what is the size i need to do this in? D:

if i wanna start out with a completely original pic for my avvie, do i start with 50x50 pixel canvas? or is it better to start big and then resize it afterwards???
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Start small; finish small. Just zoom in!
It's soooo much easier.

And if you're animating it; keep the base image simple! :)

lol yay for comment sniping! (sorry sage, couldn't resist)
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sujji Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
thanks for the reply!

but the thing is, if i start small, i can't put much detail in the pic cause the minimum brush size is 1px??? O_O
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you're making an avatar that'll be tiny anyway, right..?
lol sorry - maybe I totally missed the point of your question. Dx>
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taisya-design Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
sorry for the silly question,
but i've been trying for aaagessss :D :
how do you make the avatar background transparent?
so like..it's the same colour as the dA bars? :giggle:
like your avvie :P
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tremorne Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Unfortunately, you can't in MS Paint DX
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:icontaisya-design:
taisya-design Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Don't worry, i've figured it out :D
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:icontallestsky:
TallestSky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Wonderful! Help me make my new avie! 8D
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SweetDuke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
thank you for making such a helpful tutorial! 8) i'm gonna try this out!
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ManaSpectrum Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow nice tutorial :D I haven't been doing pixel art very long and I'm so bad. Especially at shading. I'll have to give this a try, it's very helpful! Thank you!
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SilverDragalos Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial. I've just started learning how to pixel; I think this will help a lot.
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debadyuti Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
this is an awesome tut..really detailed and all :D
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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LydiaEldafreya Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Omg you're better than most of the crappy tutorials out there ^_^
You don't pillow shade~
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kiki-no-neko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
wow I could really use this!

Actually...I am right now
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Samantha-Manson061 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Writer
Thia is amazing! :hug:
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Bazeeba Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   Digital Artist
Hope this will help me :)
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Haji-chan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
i love your tutorial. It really helped. ^^
But do you have a certain program YOU go to to make your pixel transparent?
I've searched and can't really find one.
please point me in the right direction.^^;^^;
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wolvenhearts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
This is sooo helpful!!! :) I tried it and it looked sucky though......
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep trying - practice makes perfect!
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:iconwolvenhearts:
wolvenhearts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007   Traditional Artist
^^ Thankies *huggles*
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El-Tralala Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
THE DOGGIE IS SO GOOD. D:
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Burri13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Thanks for the tutorial, you're amazing. =D

I know it's not the same style of shading, but my icon you see was roughly based on trying out this tut. :]]
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:iconrosesagae:
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job! Yours turned out really well! I'm glad you thought my tutorial was helpful!
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Burri13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks. :DD
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NiTeMaReCuRe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
AH! I found the Zoom thing i was looking for XD God im slow! Thank you!

:heart: 2nd of The Rulers of MS-Paint -Rayvin Rewn :heart:
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Bloyru88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Really helpful (:
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:iconasyriu:
Asyriu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thanks - this tutorial really helps :D
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Lady-Willow-River Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much! This is exactly what I was looking for! Hurrah! Now I have a functioning Avatar!! Yay me!! And yay you!!!
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bubblegumboy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
pretty good.
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SuperShue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is such a huge help! :+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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gazer-X Featured By Owner May 29, 2007   Digital Artist
must fav for future reference...this is really helpful
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leonexei Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
awesommee! I'm definitely going to try it. <3
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