Just note that I'm a newbie at pixel art. I'm challenging myself by learning the way of the pixel. I've got a fun little game planned and I decided I'd start piddling with sprites since I'm terrible at everything!
Anyway, I've settled on a process by which I first draw the outline of what I want with some detail lines as well. Then I move on to trying to shade it in.
Here is Lord Vehement in all his glory:
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I also made an isometric-ish (ish: considering I don't know the proper angle) treasure chest for practice:
Being new, I'm looking for constructive criticism along with tips for pixel art in general. Any and all aid is very much welcome!
[Edit] Added another version with the shadow.
[Edit-2] Added the newest version with a an altered palette according to some critique and tips.
[Edit-3] Updated with the current chronology of work.
Jul 11 2009, 7:27 pm (Edited on Jul 16 2009, 9:51 am)