Saturday, May 04, 2019

Make Your Own Pixel Art Review


Create Graphics for Games, Animations, and More!
by Jennifer Dawe and Matthew Humphries
March 2019, 200 pp.
ISBN-13: 
978-1-59327-886-1

Hand anyone a pencil and paper and they can start drawing, but it's just as easy to draw digitally using a keyboard and mouse. With Make Your Own Pixel Art, pixel artist Jennifer Dawe and game designer Matthew Humphries walk you step-by-step through the available tools, pixel art techniques, the importance of shapes, colors, shading, and how to turn your art into animation. By the end of the book, you'll be creating art far beyond what's possible on paper!

Make Your Own Pixel Art will teach you how to:

Create pixel art using the most popular art software and the common tools they provide
Draw with pixels, including coverage of sculpting, shading, texture, and color use
The basics of motion and how to animate your pixel art creations
Best practices for saving, sharing, sketching, and adding emotion to your art
With a dash of creativity and the help of Make Your Own Pixel Art, your digital drawings can be brought to life, shared with the world, and form a basis for a career in art, design, or the video games industry.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A very informative shorter book ,that will help you learn come of the basic steps.  It can still take a lot of practice and time, plus the book directs you to a software that they suggest buying in order to complete the tasks given.  

Author Bio 
Jennifer Dawe is a self-taught animator and character designer who has been a professional pixel artist for the past 15 years. She can usually be found on Twitter @GMShivers posting doodles and answering questions about drawing and digital art.

Matthew Humphries is Senior Editor at PCMag.com and a professional game designer. Over the past 15 years he has worked on games for Disney, 20th Century Fox, and Games Workshop among others. You can find him on Twitter @mthwgeek.


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