I downloaded Aseprite the other day to start experimenting further with Pixel art. I posted back in November about how I started experimenting with Pixel Art (take a look here) and today I watched a brilliant 30 minute tutorial by AdamCYounis on YouTube about how to get started with the Aseprite tool, and voila, below you can find my first animated scene. I'm quite pleased with it to be honest, as a starting point. It was fun either way :)
I don't know how I randomly ended up with the idea of an apple falling from a tree on a mountain near some crows. But hey! That's what's half the fun of experimenting with new ways of creativity. Just wanted to share an update!
Let me know what you think; and if you have any tips on your journey as a pixel artist, would love to hear them!
So, I made my very first Bitsy "game".
I also decided to publish it on itch.io, just because, why not? Check it out here.
Disclaimer Alert: This was more of an experimentation to see what I could or could not do on Bitsy, but I had lots of fun making it.
It's been a very long time since I've written in my blog. I decided that today was the day.
Since playing The Secret of Monkey Island when ıI was 10-11 years old, I have loved pixel art. Recently I watched "The Making of Monkey Island" and loved learning about dithering on this documentary. Listen to Mark Ferrari himself who explains it a lot better than how I would. But basically, due to limitations of pixels and colour palettes, artists were unable to replicate their art onto computers. With 8x8 or 16x6 pixel limitations, "dithering" helped create an illusion of light/shadowing and created a much richer scenery and artwork.
Anyway, I've recently started having the idea of creating my own point and click adventure game. During Covid, I came across the Point and Click Devlog by Adam Bunker and have also joined its wonderful Discord community. I've also started following a lot more indie developers on twitters and concept artists too. Throughout this process, I realised that I also want to experiment with pixel art and artwork. That brings me to today. Yesterday I came across @Sadface_RL's tutorial posts on some basics of pixel art. And, I gave it a go!
Below you can see my very first "brick" attempt (from this tutorial) and then a house (from this tutorial). I made it all using Pixil Art's mobile app but I'm sure this would be a lot easier and more fun on a - which I will try as soon as I get the chance.
It's very satisfying seeing a bit of effort turn into a crumbling brick and a tiny cozy home :) I look forward to turning this into a potential hobby. We shall see!
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