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March 14, 2015
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Pixel art tutorial - shading / textures + examples



Thank you all for the favorite in advance!:rose:

Premium Content contains all textures ready to print in 300dpi 27x13cm sheet - it's considered more as a support, no need to Purchase to use it :nod:

Here are examples of how to do pixel art shading and textures in different way than using the ugly dithering method! :la:

I finally redid this "tutorial"! I added examples to the actual sheet, and I added a few more examples of texturing (sand, tree trunk / wood, bricks, fabric). I've spend like 1000000 hours on searching for proper examples, then cropping it, signing... I'm dead now :stare:
Of course these are just rough examples of only few of textures, not an exact way of how to do things. Also, I used only two colors, but don't hesitate to use more of them. And please do not copy the style of artists provided in examples!

And one more advice form me: watch some digital paintings as examples as well! They are not as different from pixel art as it seem to be! :)

Hope you like it! :la:

Artworks used as a reference: (Deviation thumbs here)

Fish scales
 owlPixel: Betta Fishmermaid babeOwlKeeper of the pearls
Long fur
Fox-wolf lineart:CO: Don't touch the hair (400x400 pixelart)Ciel - PixelRuin SpiritAnartia
Short fur
Blue RoseEspressoCafe Animated Pixel DollSymphonicBreathe Deep, Fall Down{ArtTrade} - azzai Journal Doll
sunshine.:CO: Frozen heart{ArtTrade} - azzai Journal DollBlue RoseBlack Phoenix
Snake scales
Snake Game teaser  ●MermaidFiends of the Lower planesToothless pixel 'sticker'Dragon Boss
tree top 1
A Dragon and His PrincessBridge to EdenCottontail PixelsEternal -screenshots-Game Mockup
Tree top 2
Pixel Waterfall BG.  ●CountrysideHarmonia ScreenshotRunning Through AmedetPirate Theme Sidescroller
RapunzelLegend Of The Hidden Templedemonsroadkill market, unfinishedPixel Vignette: Who are you?
Grass cartoon style
Art Trade: Polka-Pot  ●Pixel - Welcome Home MockupSpirit Master BackgroundTake a rest
Adventures with Al and Mary~ WHOOPS Oz is angrySnake Game teaserMysterious OneLegend of Iya Starting Locationescape
serenityDistant LandsMysterious OnePirate Theme SidescrollerCaelum Citadel
UnderwaterStone pillarsHeavenRolling Stone AnimationBeach
Breakfast Kitis045M1911A1Pixel Jungle ArtilleryStranded
Comission - desert background045Dream houseCaravanroadkill market, unfinished
Stone bricks
Pub 1Snowfall WonderGothic Dieselpunk - Concept MockupMosquito's Insomnia Title ScrePlatformer mockup[wip]
Alone in the Dark: A Point and Click AdventureEtoile pixelIso dresser and TVKrile ffv for Final Fantasy Collab BrasilNath
Tree trunk
Mossy MarshPixel Vignette: Nap timeescapeFall MockupMysterious One
Water Ball IconRetro TealJust a break - GiftIso-Tile Testing (WIP)
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Hey, I just wanted to share that I always had the preconception that pixle art was really hard, but after seeing this I thought I could give it a try and turns out I really enjoy it. I'm not really used to digital art yet, but When I tried pixle art, I found it really fun!