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Danvzare

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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #1120 on: 26 Apr 2019, 16:54 »
Welcome to the boards notarobotyet.  :-D

Against all odds, though, I'm about to finish my first demo/game/experiment, which I will most certainly post here very soon, I'm thinking probably a week from now (nod).
Sounds like you know how to keep things small. A very useful skill indeed. Most people get overambitious on their first project, and try to make something that would take years for an expert to make. Starting small, is always the best way to go. So great job there, I look forward to seeing your game.

I can't draw or design to save my life, but I'm really invested in the idea of learning how to do pixel art
As someone who couldn't draw to save their life as well, up until a few years ago. Here's some friendly advice, traditional drawing skills translate into pixel art skills. I don't know how, but when I started practicing with a pencil, I suddenly found myself able to make decent pixel art.
So draw everyday. Get a pad (something cheap will do), find a comic you like the artstyle in, and everyday draw a panel from that comic. Don't trace, use it as a reference. Try to enlarge the panel to cover the entire page. After you've filled in the entire pad, you'll be able to draw. Not very well, but you'll definitely have the basics. And unfortunately there's no other way to learn those basics. It's like riding a bicycle, you've got to do it to learn it.

Good luck!  :-D

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #1121 on: 26 Apr 2019, 18:11 »
Sounds like you know how to keep things small. A very useful skill indeed. Most people get overambitious on their first project, and try to make something that would take years for an expert to make. Starting small, is always the best way to go. So great job there, I look forward to seeing your game.

Thank you! I guess it also comes from the wish to see something finished, even if it's short and simple. It feels really satisfactory to say "hey, I actually finished this and it's playable!", and that in turn is a huge morale boost for whatever project you get into after that.

Quote from: Danvzare
As someone who couldn't draw to save their life as well, up until a few years ago. Here's some friendly advice, traditional drawing skills translate into pixel art skills. I don't know how, but when I started practicing with a pencil, I suddenly found myself able to make decent pixel art.
So draw everyday. Get a pad (something cheap will do), find a comic you like the artstyle in, and everyday draw a panel from that comic. Don't trace, use it as a reference. Try to enlarge the panel to cover the entire page. After you've filled in the entire pad, you'll be able to draw. Not very well, but you'll definitely have the basics. And unfortunately there's no other way to learn those basics. It's like riding a bicycle, you've got to do it to learn it.

Good luck!  :-D

That sounds like really solid advice! Drawing has always been one of THOSE things that I could never get even _remotely_ good at, but now that I have a real motivation to get better, things might pan out differently ;-D Thanks for the welcome and the tips!

« Last Edit: 26 Apr 2019, 18:15 by notarobotyet »

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #1122 on: 14 May 2019, 09:40 »
I was trying to edit my post and what I did apparently was quote it and it looks like I can't delete it? Um, sorry, please ignore this.