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Pixel art tutorial by pricechi Pixel art tutorial by pricechi
Tutorials are all the rage! So here's one way you can make pixel art - or more specifically pixel dolls. I love looking at pixel icons sprout up everywhere but I also noticed a pixel icon trend where the bodies are shrinking, coupled with ginormous heads. I hope my tutorial is of use to anyone and everyone!

I'll be keeping this tutorial here for a while, though I tend to store my stuff so you can find it in tumblr in future here: cagedcloset.tumblr.com/post/25...

This is dedicated to my friends, whether you are an artists, not an artist, a tablet or mouse user or trackpad whatever, you all can pixel!

Feel free to ask questions. o u o

And here's a download link to FireAlpaca: firealpaca.com/
(A mix of photoshop and SAI, simple and quite easy to use.)

ps. sorry if you feel cheated by the title o w u)/ give about 10 more minutes to add hair and clothes!

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:icongladiatore79:
Gladiatore79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Congratulations great job !! Sent you to add your work in my group, thank you: game-art-pixel.deviantart.com/
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:iconweirdo-ruey:
weirdo-ruey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soooo much, the helps so much. Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] 
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:iconwishythestar:
WishyTheStar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial, it's very helpful! ^^
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:iconannapeach38:
AnnaPeach38 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! now I can make my own pixel avatars!  Clap 
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:iconrybyg:
Rybyg Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial*O* i made this rybyg.deviantart.com/art/My-fi… ^^
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:iconvonstrous:
Vonstrous Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this has been really helpful! thank you very much! 
now i can create my own pixel artsexcited 
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:iconadrithepandaimposter:
this is great thx
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:iconcheripunk:
CheriPunk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made pixel art so much more simple to me, thank you very much ^^
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:iconx-sola-chan-x:
x-Sola-Chan-x Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
=3 aww!! thank uuuuuu
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:iconsteelwing1:
SteelWing1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to try pixel art, and this is helpful. Thanks!
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:icon6night-walking9:
6night-walking9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Great tutorial, but what resolution did you used?
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Resolution?? O: if you mean canvas size, it's 50x50 (icon size), any size works as long as you can see what you're doing haha! 300dpi if it matters, though it only will if you're printing it out of something.
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:icon6night-walking9:
6night-walking9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
ah, I mean dpi, I usually use 200, but I see you use even more.
Thx for info.
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:iconserenaharmonia:
SerenaHarmonia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconsonamyandanimals:
sonamyandanimals Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
awesome tutorial!!
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:iconolyviaugiugi:
olyviaugiugi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Artist
gonna try it soon!
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:iconsashaaabrowsexd:
SashaaaBrowsexD Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! this has been helpful, since I use the mouse! (*o*)
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:iconbman19:
Bman19 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This has helped me a lot, thank you
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:iconmithycalanimex-92:
mithycalanimex-92 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you thank you so much!!! :squee:
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:iconcougarglow:
CougarGlow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Procrastination not needed'
I was all:
REALLY? YOU SAVED MY LIFE!
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
LAUGHS I DONT EVEN REMEMBER THAT. But I always carry some spare procrastination along.
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:iconlizzywolffire6:
LizzyWolfFire6 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, that's cool
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thanks! * U *
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:iconlizzywolffire6:
LizzyWolfFire6 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np :D
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:iconmistressreika08:
MistressReika08 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yeah! I forgot! There's a binary tool in PTS! Damn.
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It's never too late * U * just like my comment..!
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:iconmandarinchik-oz:
Mandarinchik-oz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
You can order your icons for points?
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:iconluskish:
Luskish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
thaaaaaank youuuu!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnejiholic:
nejiHolic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful!
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Glad you find it helpful ; w ;
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:iconxomgfluffyunicornzx3:
xOMGfluffyUNICORNZx3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well i wasnt made to make pixels ;____; i fail
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Start small * U * Pixel balls, hearts, small things first??
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:iconxomgfluffyunicornzx3:
xOMGfluffyUNICORNZx3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay! (^∇^) I'll keep on trying to see if I get anywhere xD
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:iconireinicfantasy:
IreinicFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh! Thanks! Thank Ya So Much!
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you too! * U *
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:iconireinicfantasy:
IreinicFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
welcome
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:iconjhonenfan777:
Jhonenfan777 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goodness gracious, so helpful!! :) Thank you!
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Glad it helps! Thank you! =)
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:iconjhonenfan777:
Jhonenfan777 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Anytime, and thank you once again!
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:iconxomgfluffyunicornzx3:
xOMGfluffyUNICORNZx3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you make a tutorial for clothes too..? PWEASE *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Clothes are pretty tiny! But I'll try it out!
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:iconxomgfluffyunicornzx3:
xOMGfluffyUNICORNZx3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okai!
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:iconblueninjax:
BlueNinjax Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing tutorial you got there! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you! * A *//
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:iconblueninjax:
BlueNinjax Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
np
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:icondead-shdwwolf:
Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this fun tutorial - tried it out [link]
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Sorry for the late reply, I'm glad you found it fun! It's looking good too. o u o
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:icondead-shdwwolf:
Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe Thank you ^w^
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:iconyooci:
yooci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You just saved my life. ; w ;
Thank you.
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:iconpricechi:
pricechi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Looool I did?!?! * U *////
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