Hello everyone ^_^ Today I have a fun little tutorial to accompany the Pixelart Contest
Start by deciding what you want to draw- some collection themed ideas to get you inspired: jewelry, coins, stamps, rocks, comics, books, padlocks, electronics, make-up, cups, vases, sea shells, butterflies/bugs, movies, cans, figurines, marbles, ducks, nesting dolls, vinyls, knives, cards, dolls.
I decided to draw some stamps since I like the antique aesthetic and have been researching it lately.
I used Pinterest to get some ideas, but I tried to make up some original designs. You can check a list of programs you can use here, there are many programs to pick from even on phones :) Use whatever suits you.
I start with very basic colors and shapes. This is around 100 pixels wide canvas and if I want more details I might use 300 or even 600 pixels wide canvas.
It's always helpful to start with the basics- shapes and colors. These already look like stamps and everything else is just extra details. My canvas is 128x73 because I adjusted the canvas to fit the art. In the first 5 min I decide whether I want a bigger or smaller canvas, and I use nearest neighbor settings when scaling pixelart.
Here you can see me slowly adding some details. I wanted to draw as much variety as possible, so I drew a globe, city, lamp post, flower and a few abstract ones.
Here I added some shading, it's very subtle since paper stamps are basically paper. I use separate layers and masking option or I clip layers together.
Final details- This part can actually take just as long as all of the steps before combined. I try to balance details and colors. My favorite is the flowers stamp, because of the strongest contrast.
I quickly made the border look shiny, by selecting it with the wand tool and then painting a few bright areas. For a shinier look, try stronger contrast and smaller "hotspots".
Let me know if you have any questions ^^
August Pixelart Prompt List
I almost forgot the prompt list, better late then never :D Feel free to join whenever or just do the days you like. Feel free to share the list in your posts. ^^ Also next month is Octobit :D
Sorry for the delay in my replies, I'm figuring out a new schedule for getting most done and it's really tricky. Tomorrow I'll take the day off from internet (instead of Wednesday), since I'll have to get a bunch of stuff done anyways.
I've tokenized the Stamps art and the process version on NFT showroom
Each edition is only 5 hive!
Thank you for checking out my post and I hope you give pixelart a try ^_^