Pixel Art Master Course - Beginner to Expert/Freelance level - for Video games - PART 1/3 (Beginner)

Mislav Majdandžić, CEO, Pixel Artist, Game Maker

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71 Videos (5h 11m)
    • Lesson introduction

      0:42
    • 0.1 - Getting started - Which software to use for pixel art

      4:43
    • 0.2 - Photoshop basics

      25:09
    • 0.3 - Pyxel Edit

      19:15
    • 0.4 - Aseprite

      16:47
    • 0.5 - Piskel

      11:16
    • 1.0 - Intro - Lines and shapes

      0:20
    • 1.1 - Lines

      4:34
    • 1.2 - Exercise - Lines

      2:51
    • 1.3 - Shapes

      2:11
    • 1.4 - Exercise - Shapes

      1:59
    • 2.0 - Intro - Shading and lighting

      0:19
    • 2.1 - Value and contrast basics

      1:48
    • 2.2 - Positive and negative space

      1:27
    • 2.3 - Basic geometric shapes

      1:29
    • 2.4 - Shading a cube

      2:48
    • 2.5 - Shading a sphere

      2:55
    • 2.6 - Shading a cilinder

      1:46
    • 2.7 - Shading a cone

      2:21
    • 2.8 - Shading a pyramid

      1:07
    • 2.9 - Dithering

      2:44
    • 2.10 - Exercise - Shading

      1:21
    • 3.0 - Intro - Colors and textures

      0:25
    • 3.1 - Hue

      3:50
    • 3.2 - Saturation

      1:54
    • 3.3 - Value

      0:55
    • 3.4 - Color theory

      5:49
    • 3.5 - Color Harmony

      5:30
    • 3.6 - Color palette

      6:02
    • 3.7 - Wood texture

      5:37
    • 3.8 - Metal texture

      3:33
    • 3.9 - How to apply textures to shapes

      6:26
    • 3.10 - Exercise - Color, textures and shapes

      0:41
    • 4.0 - Intro - Creating objects

      0:29
    • 4.1 - Principle of creating objects from simple geometric shapes

      0:51
    • 4.2 - Orange

      8:54
    • 4.3 - Potion

      7:05
    • 4.4 - Book

      4:02
    • 4.5 - Arrow

      5:11
    • 4.6 - Sword

      8:32
    • 4.7 - Gun

      4:42
    • 4.8 - Exercise - Objects

      1:27
    • 5.0 - Intro - Tiles

      0:14
    • 5.1 - What are tiles

      2:25
    • 5.2 - Tiling basics

      5:47
    • 5.3 - Grass tile

      3:54
    • 5.4 - Dirt tile

      4:11
    • 5.5 - Water tile

      5:58
    • 5.6 - Tileset

      5:58
    • 5.7 - Exercise - Tiles

      0:32
    • 6.0 - Intro - Backgrounds

      0:22
    • 6.1 - Making a simple image

      8:39
    • 6.2 - Examples of using colors and shapes to create depth

      3:50
    • 6.3 - How to add reflection on water surface

      3:22
    • 6.4 - Exercise - Backgrounds

      3:02
    • 7.0 - Intro - Characters

      0:22
    • 7.1 - Creating 8x8 pixel art character

      6:02
    • 7.2 - Creating 16x16 pixel art character

      9:06
    • 7.3 - Creating 32x32 pixel art character

      7:33
    • 7.4 - Exercise - Character design

      0:40
    • 8.0 - Intro - Animation

      0:21
    • 8.1 - What is animation

      1:33
    • 8.2 - Simple grass animation

      5:37
    • 8.3 - Exercise - Simple animation

      0:52
    • 8.4 - 8x8 character walk and run animation

      5:39
    • 8.5 - 8x8 character attack animation

      3:32
    • 8.6 - 16x16 character walk and run animation

      9:53
    • 8.7 - 16x16 character attack animation

      5:30
    • 8.8 - 32x32 character walk and run animation

      5:38
    • 8.9 - 32x32 character attack animation

      7:33
    • 8.10 Exercise - Walk, run, attack animations

      1:20
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About This Class

This course teaches everything about pixel art for video games. From the very basics to the advanced techniques. Students will learn about lines, shapes, colour theory and harmony, creating a colour palette, designing characters, backgrounds, items, making animation and even how to start freelancing.

This is Part 1 out of 3 - the beginner part. If this course goes well, I will upload parts 2 (intermediate) and 3 (advanced). 

This course is divided into sections (each section has an intro).

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Awesome! Thanks for making this class.
The MOST in depth tutorial about pixel art i ever seen!!! Lecture talking about basic shape, coloring, lighting, and example how to pixel real world objects. i love it!! keep updating pls!!!

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Mislav Majdandžić

CEO, Pixel Artist, Game Maker

Hello, I am Mislav.

I am a CEO of Eksperimental Games, a small indie game development studio. More importantly I am a game artist specialised in pixel art. I've been doing pixel art as a freelancer for years and have been able to make a decent living out. Now I want to share my knowledge and experience with others so they can do the same!

Making games is my life. Even in my childhood I was creating new boards and card games, so when I finally went digital, it changed my lif...

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