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Pixel guide PART 1 by Chisari Pixel guide PART 1 by Chisari
Read cure's tutorial:
www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum…

This is part 1 of 2 (probably)! Here I elaborate on some basic principles of pixel art (and art in general) like color.
I wanted to talk about bases and hair, buuut this is long enough as is LOL

So yeah, watch out for part 2, coming your way! Hope this stuff helps, and feel free to ask questions!
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koffeelam Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imma follow these ;w;
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Puriimochi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I learnt a lot from this tutorial
thank you so much!!
now to go correct all those errors I've made on my pixel art //cries//
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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you again for this tutorial. Even having dabbled in pixel art a little, I always enjoy and am ever grateful when more skilled artisans of the craft give their help. I definitely want to make some beautiful pixel works like the many like you i see here on deviant.
I do hope your are well and having a good day!
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Pabulabum Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you so much for making this!  very helpful <3
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klapumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhhh this is really helpful! Thank you! 
It is also more elaborate than Cure's : )
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Sayuri-chwan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omgakjshdfklajsdfkla THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS //CLINGS TO YOU///
>/////7////<
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
NO PROOBBBS * U* <333  squeezes u!!
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Sayuri-chwan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Bear Emoji-13 (Blushing Hnnng) [V1] Bear Emoji-30 (Sorry) [V2] //snuggles//
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This would be extremely helpful for beginners, and still a big help for more experienced pixellers.
Thank you for making this!
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
ahhh I'm so glad! I tried to keep it simple while adding my own ideas. no probs and I'm glad you enjoyed ; v;
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petiteUlis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Awesome !
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks!! 8D
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FakemonSpriter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Amazing tutorial!Thank you for the tips!
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks! glad I could help <33
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tasmaniacdevil Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
To be honest, I'm not interested in pixel art at all. But I read this guide, and I have to say... your explanation of the shadow hues is the best explanation for shadow colors I've ever read. The visual for it makes so much sense (the closeness of the shadow hues -- I haven't thought of warm-light/cool-shadows in that way!). Thank you for sharing such knowledge with us! 
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, that's awesome! since there's many more general art tutorials out there, I thought someone might have gone over it already. no probss! * U*
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papercharm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
This is just so lovely and helpful!
I'm still iffy on the hue shifting and harmonizing the color part, cause I'm challenged.

How did you know to use orange to contrast the green?
Basically how do you know to hue shift red -> purple, but not green -> purple?
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
oh yeah no, I forgot to mention a detail! Hue shifting works best when the colors are relatively similar in hue. Like, if you have orange and blue which are complementary colors, they will not hue shift well.

I tried formulating a more mathematical theory from looking at the color wheel but my hypotheses are all wrong. I'm sorry, I'll have to think it over a bit more! 

and I shouldn't have said purple - the shadow is more like a maroon, which is closer to red than green is to purple. if you had like a mint green though, which has a bit of a blue tint to it, that actually would look good shifted to purple!

but yeah thanks for that question! I'll add this to the guide tomorrow :,D
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papercharm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Ah, thank you for the clarifications. You don't need to be sorry, you did a fantastic job with the tutorial.
I was just never really well with hue shifting, always did the straight ramp thing.

I had seen cure's tutorial before and hue shifting was always where I got lost. I'm not familiar with color
theory so I don't know how to read the color wheel, lol.  But I'm slowly getting a bit of it thanks to you.  I
really appreciate it and I can't wait to see more of your tutorials <3.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question c: ~
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Elephantfreak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much.  I look forward to seeing the second part.
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
no prob!! I will deliver it sooon * U*
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feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!!
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks! 8D
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dororoandkururu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Wow :wow:
This tutorial is so through. I don't think I've seen one that covers this much
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
aww I'm glad I was thorough! I was worrying about the huge file and then I looked at the sizes of other tutorials on dA LMAO
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dororoandkururu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Well I'm fine with anything if it helps *U*
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Frangasm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
YOU ARE GODSEND CHIIIIII

GOD SENDDDDD
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
IT'S ALL FOR YOU BBYYYY
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thalath Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice, and your commentary on it is pretty funny too! I enjoyed it immensely.
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
hahaha always happy to inform and entertain! thanks for reading * v*
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pjcyto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. Since I'm in the middle of casting some development for a game that will use pixel art, this will come in handy. 
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
awesooome, glad I can help with your game! I freaking love sprites fkjnajfnwejkfn
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pjcyto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. I can tell. 
I'm more of a traditional artist right now, but I'm looking into sprites more because of a few projects. Maybe I'll have to peruse your work a bit to learn some more.
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Raspberry-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is really helpful! Thank you so much for making it! *u*
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
no probbs! thank you for reading <333
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Annanxo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu.
This will be so helpful, Ive always wonder why they put lighter colors into pixels! I thought it was to make them less obvious and to soften the lines!
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
hahaha yeah! pixel art DEBUNKED ಠ__ಠ
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Annanxo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ಠ_ಠ This will make me a pixel master. Time to make my own game.
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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
With so many tutorials on deviantart it's hard to find one that teaches you something you haven't already read 100 times over. This, however, felt like I was learning pixel art all over again! Well written (even being so wordy I didn't feel like it was dragging for even a second) useful tips explained to make sense, and new ideas that hadn't yet been brought to my attention. Well done!
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
wow I'm really happy to hear that! I meant for this guide to be a supplement to the other popular ones so I could build off their ideas instead of repeating them, so it's awesome that it worked out like so. thanks for the feedback!! ; u;
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iCheddar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic *A*
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you!! you are fantastic T uT
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iCheddar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Sueweetie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is going to help a lot! thank you so much for making this <3
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Chisari Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg no prob! ;_; <33 glad to be of help!
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Sueweetie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ofc <3 this was a huge help!
I'm eager to improve, thanks so much~
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