I've become confident enough with my pixel skills to join some pixel clubs!
- Afternoon Tea Club
- Charm Bracelet Pixel Club
- Fizzy Vendor Clique
- The Bunny Garden
- Lava Lounge
- Kindness Rocks
And I am trying to give new life to a couple of clubs that were too adorable to just be left to languish in cyberspace
Read about my pixel art journey and see some of the art I've created.
I've been playing around with pixel art since last year. Now I am no kind of artist *at all*. I've learned how to make those 88x31 buttons and I've found a few pixel art tutorials and made some, I think, cute things. Honestly, I feel like I'm at about this level of artistic ability:
I've been doing a lot of the daily challenges on Pixil Art. Well, I had been doing them and then I slacked off for a while but I'm back to doing them! Even if I'm not very good, I figure that if I keep practicing then I'll get better. I think the challenges are also good for me because I find that I am surprisingly left-brained and literal sometimes and I'm hoping that this will be an exercise in thinking outside of the box. For example, one of the challenge prompts was "skeleton" and all I thought about was a human skeleton. But after looking at the other entries, people drew all kinds of skeletons! Not all of them were human and there were lots of different styles. So I'm hoping I can train my brain to look beyond the obvious and think of a spin on things.
I think one of my first forays into making my own pixel art was after I found this tutorial. This was my creation:
Oh wow, that was so fun to make! I wanted to do more but a lot of the tutorials I've found for pixel art have been under the assumption that you're making artwork for a game. Or I find very in-depth tutorials that overwhelm me with detail on shading and light sources and all kinds of other stuff. I just want to make kawaii little objects that blink and bounce. I kept looking and found another tutorial that showed how to make a donut and cup of coffee.
Well, that was fun! Except the donut looks more alarmed than adorable but I can work on that.
Here are the rest of my pixel creations. I think I'm happiest about the muffin - he's just so darn cute!
I have finally gotten confident enough in my pixel skills to make things for several different pixel clubs/cliques and even to resurrect a couple of cliques. Links to all of those are at the top of this page.
I'm also making some pixel art just for the heck of it, not because it was a daily challenge on Pixil Art or a lesson. Witness my KitchenAid mixer!