I’ll try to make this sweet to the point. (I was answering this ask and by the time i got to the end everything was erased OTL, so sorry if this is rushed a bit). (you can hover the image for some detail)
I use Photoshop CS6, but you can use Paint Tool Sai. What I use:
- New Doc file ( File > New > size: 150 x 150 (varies on how big I actually want it to be)
- Pencil tool, 1px (black for outline)
- Eraser tool (mode: Pencil), 1px
- Color pallet
Okay, I will drew Jigglypuff because it’s basically circles and triangles. I started off drawing a circle since that’s it’s base shape. If you can’t draw a perfect circle, that’s okay cuz that’s hella hard to do. If you can I praise you cuz I can’t, so I use a ref! I try to make it as neat as possible
Now that I got that base body, I used the rulers to help me pin point the center so I can make this pixel symmetrical. (View > rulers, then just dragged the rulers for a blue line to appear and place it to the center)
I drew the half of this pokemon. It doesn’t need to be perfect at first, it can be messy then just refine it later.
Now that I got one half of it, I will just copy that layer, flip it horizontally, then try to make it match to the other half!
After I got the whole outline, I added the fluff on it’s head and some details.
Now that I got the outline done, it’s time for me to color. What I do is make a red outline on where the shadows will be (and a blue one for the 2nd shadow *darker parts, but not for this pixel*)
After outlining I start coloring the outline that isn’t attached to the outer part???? idk how to explain but lets see if this image will work.
That’s what I mean, I just leave the black outline and use the colors to color over the outline that is inside the outer outline OTL
Then I did some alias stuff as you can see in the image.
color range: darkest shade > shade > mid shade > base color
I’m terribly sorry if this isn’t really helpful. I don’t generally do tutorials because it’s hard for me to explain. I hope it helped OTL
YAY JIGGLYPUFF IS DONE
Here is an old gif of the wip for my suicune
If you are still confused, let me know what part and I’ll try to answer the best I can ; u;
I made a Sei pixel!! I was planning to draw it digitally with a tablet when I get a tablet, but that’s going to take forever. Um so I just made it into a pixel with a mouse and some days hehe.