Pixel Art Master Course - Beginner to Professional/Freelance
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Pixel Art Master Course - Beginner to Professional/Freelance

Learn ALL about pixel art in an always growing course! Get access to basic and pro techniques with daily feedbacks!
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4.6 (3,143 ratings)
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16,542 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 16.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to create both SIMPLE and COMPLEX pixel art! Objects, characters, environment, animations - ALL of it!
  • Build your own game art with prototypes!
  • Where to find clients, how to talk to them and how much to charge for your work!
  • You will learn to design and animate pixel art for all game genres (e.g. RPG, Platformer, Top-down)
  • Get access to Discord server where you can work on REAL projects (that earn money)
Requirements
  • You need a working PC, preferably with a mouse and a keyboard.
Description

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. You will also learn a lot about game design principles.

If you are new to art or pixel art and want to create better art for your indie games then this course is for you.

This course is always growing with new lessons (you can check the future planned lessons in a document available on the Discord server). If there is a topic that you would like me to cover, you can message me and I will make it. I am on Udemy and Discord server every day so you can easily get into contact with me.

Discord (1000+ members) also provides certain benefits once you reach a certain role on the server such as getting access to exclusive channels. The wonderful community there also provides a place for you to share your work, get feedback or even just hang out and chill with people of similar interest!
Connect
and work with other people on game jams (if you want). Yes, even if you want to find game coders and music compositors (or if you're one who's looking for an artist)! There are also indie devs who code and do the art themselves.


This course will strengthen your foundations in art and pixel art. It will build your confidence in your art and give you the information you need to continue improving your pixel art and start making money

By the time you finish the course, you will already have a portfolio for different game genres with practical game design. 

This course has 3 big parts: beginner [B], intermediate [I] and advanced [A]. Each section is marked with a letter inside square brackets at the end of it's title with corresponding difficulty.

I am available on Udemy and Discord every day - to give you feedback, to help you overcome your limits, to help you become a better artist in fun and relaxing way. I'm here for you every step of the way if you need me.

Who this course is for:
  • Game developer that wants to learn simple pixel art for games
  • Beginner pixel artist that wants to become an expert
  • Experienced pixel artist that wants to expand existing knowledge and learn new skills
  • Game artist that wants to learn new field of art
  • Anyone that wants to learn how to communicate in game industry and how to earn money
  • If you want to join exclusive pixel art community
Course content
Expand all 141 lectures 16:24:38
+ Getting started
6 lectures 01:19:04
What software to use? Free or paid?
04:43
Photoshop basics
25:09
Pyxel Edit
19:15
Aseprite
16:47
Piskel
11:16
+ Lines and Shapes [B]
5 lectures 11:55
Lines
04:34
Challenge 1
02:51
Shapes
02:11
Challenge 2
01:59
+ Shading and lighting [B]
11 lectures 20:05
Introduction
00:19
Value and contrast basics
01:48
Negative and positive space
01:27
Basic geometric shapes
01:29
Shading a cube
02:48
Shading a cilinder
01:46
Shading a cone
02:21
Shading a pyramid
01:07
Dithering
02:44
Challenge 3
01:21
+ Colours and textures [B]
11 lectures 40:42
Introduction
00:25
Saturation
01:54
Value
00:55
Basic colour theory
05:49
Colour harmony
05:30
Creating a colour palette
06:02
Simple wood texture
05:37
Simple metal texture
03:33
Applying textures to shapes
06:26
Challenge 4
00:41
+ Drawing simple objects [B]
9 lectures 41:13
Introduction
00:29
Creating objects from simple geometric shapes
00:51
Drawing an orange
08:54
Drawing a book
04:02
Drawing an arrow
05:11
Drawing a sword
08:32
Drawing a gun
04:42
Challenge 5
01:27
+ Tiles [B]
8 lectures 28:59
Introduction
00:14
What are tiles
02:25
Tiling basics
05:47
Simple grass tile
03:54
Simple dirt tile
04:11
Simple water tile
05:58
Creating a tileset
05:58
Challenge 6
00:32
+ Backgrounds [B]
5 lectures 19:15
Introduction
00:22
Drawing a simple background
08:39
Using colours and shapes to create depth
03:50
Adding reflection on water surface
03:22
Challenge 7
03:02
+ Basic characters [B]
5 lectures 23:43
Introduction
00:22
Drawing 8x8 pixel art character
06:02
Drawing 16x16 pixel art character
09:06
Drawing 32x32 pixel art character
07:33
Challenge 8
00:40
+ Simple animation [B]
11 lectures 47:28
Introduction
00:21
What is animation
01:33
Simple grass animation
05:37
Challenge 9.1
00:52
8x8 character walk and run animation
05:39
8x8 character attack animation
03:32
16x16 character walk and run animation
09:53
16x16 character attack animation
05:30
32x32 character walk and run animation
05:38
32x32 character attack animation
07:33
Challenge 9.2
01:20
+ Platformer View [I]
14 lectures 02:25:14
Introduction
00:35
Cohesive colour palette
14:29
Platformer Tileset
33:10
Platformer Background
08:40
Foreground Details
13:24
Platformer Character
14:19
Platformer Character Idle and Walk/Run animations
08:40
Character Attack/Dmg/Death Animations
10:06
Platformer Enemy
07:09
Enemy Animations
06:27
Platformer Traps
06:32
Finishing the Platformer Mockup
10:45
Different types of platformer perspectives
10:10
Challenge 10
00:48