Learn Pixel Art for Games
4.4 (479 ratings)
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Learn Pixel Art for Games

Understand creating Pixel Art for use in Games
4.4 (479 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,809 students enrolled
Created by James Doyle
Last updated 1/2018
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of creating pixel art and understand how to use different pixel art styles
  • Learn to create a complete tileset for use in a platformer or side-scrolling game
  • Learn to create a tileset for use in a top-down dungeon, and learn how top-down perspectives work
  • Understand color theory and the importance of lighting in your art
  • Learn to create characters and how to animate those characters
Requirements
  • The only requirement is being able to use a computer
Description

In this course you will learn all the skills you need to create your own pixel art whether you use it for your own games, just to create art pieces or to sell as asset packs for other people to use.

You’ll learn basic techniques for how to draw objects in different art styles, how to add shading and highlights to objects and the importance of carefully choosing where your pixels go.

You’ll learn simple techniques for creating characters from basic shapes and you’ll learn how to add animation to your characters and objects.

You’ll learn how create a complete set of tiles for a platformer and a dungeon crawler, and learn the importance of re-using common elements in your tiles.

You’ll also be tested with regular challenges throughout the course to take the skills you’ve learned, apply them in new ways and share your progress with others.

This course will teach you all the basics and essentials you need for creating your own pixel art. Learn how to create art for your own games today!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn to create Pixel Art
  • Anyone who wants to create art for their games
  • Anyone looking to improve their understanding of Pixel Art
Course content
Expand all 83 lectures 08:01:50
+ Pixel Art Basics
10 lectures 01:02:10
Starting Simple - Drawing an Apple
09:30
Using References to Improve Your Pixel Art
09:56
Saving and Exporting Your Work
06:10
Understanding Shading
03:48
Avoiding Pillow Shading
05:50
Using Outlines
07:46
PIXEL ART BASICS CHALLENGE
00:07
+ Ground Tileset
12 lectures 01:13:19
Setting up a new document (For Multiple Programs)
03:37
Creating First Dirt Tile
16:11
Adding Grass Tiles
10:41
Making the Bottom Tiles
04:52
Making the Left Edge Tiles
05:03
Making the Right Edge Tiles
07:35
Making A Thin Platform And Understanding Inner Corners
04:03
Making Inner Corners
05:17
Making Thin Pillar
02:35
Making Sloped Tiles
11:58
CHALLENGE - CREATE SLOPES GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY
00:07
Finishing Touches for Tiles
01:20
+ Backgrounds
6 lectures 36:26
Laying Out Test Map
05:45
Laying out a Rough Background
02:57
Adding More Mountains
04:16
Using Colour to Show Depth
02:04
Adding Highlights To The Mountains
05:00
Adding Clouds
16:24
+ Understanding Colour & Colour Theory
4 lectures 25:03
Colour Basics
05:54
Applying Warm and Cool Colours to Test Scene
07:35
Understanding Colour Combinations
11:24
CHALLENGE - DESIGN YOUR OWN TILESET
00:10
+ Creating a Character
4 lectures 22:35
Setting up Character Sheet
02:04
Simple Process for Creating a Character - The Head
04:48
Adding The Body
05:30
Adding Shading
10:13
+ Animating the Character
6 lectures 42:46
Creating an Idle Animation
07:56
Creating a Jump
05:54
Creating a Walk Animation - Leg Movement
12:38
Creating a Walk Animation - Shading The Legs
04:51
Completing the Walk Animation
11:18
CHALLENGE - DRAW & ANIMATE A NEW CHARACTER
00:09
+ Platformer Objects
11 lectures 01:06:55
Setting up Platformer Objects Document
00:53
Creating Spikes
08:08
Creating a Coin
03:49
Animating the Coin
09:24
Creating Hearts
06:58
Creating a Gem
05:18
Creating a Dangerous Weight on a Chain
09:46
Creating a Rotating Checkpoint
06:57
Creating a Signpost
02:55
Creating a Log Bridge
06:35
Creating a Fence
06:12
+ Making Enemies
5 lectures 24:51
Making a Simple Slime
03:51
Animating the Slime
04:51
Making an Enemy Bat
05:40
Animating the Bat
10:08
CHALLENGE - CREATE MORE ENEMIES & OBJECTS
00:21
+ Dungeon Tiles
8 lectures 47:03
Understanding Top-Down Perspective
07:27
Creating The Basic Wall Tile
07:25
Creating the Floor Tile
04:13
Weathering the Floor Tile
05:09
CHALLENGE: Use the same weathering techniques on the bricks in the dungeon walls
00:07
Adding More Wall Tiles
09:30
Adding Shadows
05:28
Completing the Walls
07:44