A Programmer\'s Attempt at Art (Part 2) Pixel Sprites

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yogert96 #39 20 289

Since the creation of my last post, I have decided to make some pixel sprites. I am a huge fan of the Construct 2 game engine, and while I was looking on the tutorials for the engine, I found this: https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/695/designing-a-2d-pixel-character.

Once I found it, I instantly began working on the tutorial. After about 7 minutes of work I was able to make this:




What I did first was make the frame. Then I colored it in and shaded it. I used Paint.net, turned the grid on, and used the pencil tool. The shading was just done using the color picker, and darkening the color.

Once I was done, it looked good, so I decided to make more. But, I didn't want to have to make the frame for the character everytime I tried to make a sprite. So I decided to make a skeleton that I can use to start. Then all I would have to do is design the hair, color, and shade, which would shave about 4 minutes from my design time, and prevent we from making a mistake.

Here is my skeleton. Feel free to use it:



I use a 32x32 grid when I make my characters. To get a larger character, I crop it, save it, and open it in windows photo viewer. Once the photo is open, I zoom in all the way, and take a screenshot (Crtl + PrntScr on windows). I then put the screenshot in Pant.net, and crop it. This allows for a blow-up picture of the sprite.

Here are the other characters that I made:




Since this post was kinda short, I added a bonus pixel-dagger that I made:



I hope you guys enjoyed. Please feel free to leave any feedback below.


Next time, I will be practicing Main-Menu design. I have some stuff planed, but if there is anything that you would like to see me do, please feel free to make a sugestion.

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yogert96 #39 20 289

I have made a new character that looks more like a female:




Just felt my other one didn't quite make the cut.

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InstantLife #98 47 315

i made a bunch of mobs and stuff using this! really awesome!

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yogert96 #39 20 289

Cool! Glad you enjoyed it. If you want, I can upload some information on animating the sprites?

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InstantLife #98 47 315

that would be awesome

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SpecialRetard #142 5 14

I use Construct 2 as well haven't run across the tutorial about pixel art I think I gotta take a look at it :) How long have you been using Construct? If you ever woult like to brainstorm for a new game or work with someone I would be pleases :)

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yogert96 #39 20 289

Hey! @SpecialRetard. Yeah, the tutorial section for C2 is awesome. I have learned so much using it. I have been using construct 2 for about a year and a half, and have owned thr pro version for about a year. I am thinking about making an email newsletter about my game, so if you would like, I can add you to the list.

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