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Pixel Art Fundamentals: Create Pixel Art for Games

Matheus Dix, Designer and Pixel Artist

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8 Videos (41m)

    • Introduction PRESS START

    • Basic Setup TUTORIAL MODE

    • Core Concepts FIRST MISSION

    • Light and Color

    • Spriting a Character

    • Creating Backgrounds

    • Create Your Project FINAL BOSS


About This Class

In this class you’ll learn the principles of Pixel Art. At the end of this class you’ll have at least your own character and background to start prototyping your own game.

Pixel art is a form of digital art that became very influent by its usage in early video games and it is still very popular nowadays. Is a very powerful tool for indie game developers because you can create extremely beautiful graphics with it and it can be easily done by a single person.

Full Soundtrack by Diego Linx.

113 of 122 students recommendSee All

Awesome class so far, learning a lot of techniques that I'd otherwise be lost without. Can't wait to apply this knowledge to making my own game with it!
I'm very new too working on pixel art, so this is very useful information. A very quick and to the point class. A great overview on pixel art!
Learnt about several things which I haven't even considered in the past. Very helpful to beginners who are after a broad and fairly quick intro into pixel art.





Matheus Dix

Designer and Pixel Artist

Designer and illustrator from Rio de Janeiro, Matheus Dix studied Graphic Design in college and create his own design studio with two friends.

Dix is always finding to learn new technics and improve his skills.This way he never stopped to learn about his favorite subjects like Character Design, Calligraphy and Pixel Art.

In his first Skillshare class, he combined his studies and searches in a guide on how to create Pixel Art for game development.

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