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Spriting Tutorials
04-09-2010, 03:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2010, 06:26 PM by YoshyRyuDCC.)
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Spriting Tutorials
Web Tutorials

The following tutorials have been provided by King Lyger.
Derek Yu's "Legal Luchador" Tutorial:
http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218

GMJUNK side scrolling shooter tutorial:
http://www.freewebs.com/gmjunk/Tut/pixtut/Mspix.htm

Gauntlet's drawing to sprite tutorial:
http://themechanicalmaniacs.com/guides/s....php#Type3

Freewebs scratch sprite tutorial:
http://www.freewebs.com/howtosprite/scratch.htm

Spriters inc. Simple scratch spriting tutorial:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/Ev...tchxu6.png

Painting to scratch tutorial (Very professional!):
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/Creating_a_s...ilt_sprite

Basic 4-part scratch tutorial:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/sh...hp?t=32291

Another basic scratch tutorial:
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/7490/tutorial7dd.png

Very comprehensive tutorial, but no pictures:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/416986/misc/Elem...torial.txt

A scratch tutorial with excellent examples:
http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=59110

A very cool Marlboro tutorial by Opacus of PokeCommunity:
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9431/...al1hz2.jpg
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/889/tutorial3hj3.jpg

A comprehensive list of resources and terminology:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=62480

An amazing new tutorial by the people making an insane new fighting game called, "card gallery" Unfortunately the tutorial is in spanish, although it should be fairly easy to follow along with.
http://cardgallery.tales-tra.com/tut.htm

Here' the wikipedia article. Not much of a tutorial, but it describes techniques and has links to a number of resources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spriting

Here's a general MS paint tutorial. Very handy to know the basics.
http://www.lkwdpl.org/classes/MSPaint/paint.html

A simple handy pixel art tutorial. Offers help for graphicsgale.
http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/

A greyscale pixel art tutorial, mostly isometric.
http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/index.html

A simple isometric tutorial
http://www.19.5degs.com/element/869.php

A small collection of pixel tutorials.
http://www.gjdesigns.dk/tutorials.shtml

Eboy, the masters of isometric pixel art. They're truly excellent.
http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/

A very complex anti-aliasing tutorial.
http://neota.castleparadox.com/aa_tutorial.html

Some isometric tutorials, in french.
http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php

A collection of small high quality tutorials (Warning: many of the links are broken)
http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tutorials.shtml

A collection of tutorials focusing on weapons and items, with two tutorials on environment and a character
http://www.vbgore.com/Pixel_Art_Tutorials

A discussion on color theory in pixel art.
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/...opic=922.0

A tutorial on pixel animation, featuring walk cycles.
http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tu...alking.asp

A tutorial regarding a lot of the theory concerning pixel art.
http://www.zybez.net/community/index.php...pic=724901

A tutorial on fixing up an old sprite.
http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/wrestler.asp

A live journal pixel community
http://community.livejournal.com/pixeljam/

A large collection of links to varying tutorials.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/links.asp?id=2192

A number of pixel tutorials from a large community.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/tutorials.asp

A revived pixel tutorial with tons of helpful information in tilesets, objects, and animations.
http://petesqbsite.com/sections/tutorials/tuts/tsugumo/

A collection of nice tutorials.
http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/

A large and extensive MS paint tutorial, very helpful.
http://fay.iniminimo.com/paint.html

A large collection of pixel tutorials. Quality is VERY widely varied.
http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts....6&PN=1

Great tutorial on shading.
http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/shading.html

Pixel art Gun Tutorial
http://sites.google.com/site/pixelperfec...t-tutorial

Dithering Tutorial
http://www.furcadia.pixelovely.com/dithertut.html

Examples of Dithering Styles
http://shonegold.deviantart.com/art/Dith...s-65642027

Simple Pixel Art Tutorial
http://cheila.deviantart.com/art/Tutoria...n-26252334

Pixel Animation Tutorial (photoshop)
http://sakurayne.deviantart.com/art/Easy...l-77131955

An in-depth guide as to the making of every frame of an animated pixel piece. (In Japanese)
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8884/...035437.png

A process guide for making a sprite. (In Japanese)
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/614/o...372028.png

A complex walkthrough of the complete animation process for a girl twirling around. (In Japanese)
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1566/1992e.png

A simpler guide for working with animation in sprites. (In Japanese)
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2289/4533218.png

A walkthrough of a running horse animation. (In Japanese)
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/969/107jgvt.gif

A step by step walkthrough of a pixelated poliwag. (In Japanese)
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1461/6d...832e40.png

A step by step walkthrough of the creation of a Charizard in paint. Animated gif below (In Japanese)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8910/ffa9c5f6.png
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8095/c4e586dc.gif

A tutorial for creating a pixelated character.
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1613/pi...ypicks.jpg

A step by step of an Absol in paint (Japanese)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8910/ffa9c5f6.png

A thread on /ic/ where a few people help out a beginner at pixel art
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5982/he...ginner.png

A two part tutorial on how to create a good cave tileset. Great palette selection and technique.
http://pixel.oceansdream.net/?p=239
http://pixel.oceansdream.net/?p=245

A quick walkthrough of the process Vanguard Princess uses to animate character sprites (japanese)
http://suge9.blog58.fc2.com/blog-entry-52.html

This is a stunning walkthrough of the creation of a crystal tree made by K-Hos. Very beautiful end result.
http://k-hos.deviantart.com/art/Pixeling...-122306611

This is a cool guide someone made to help fix a number of beginner mistakes. Does a really great explanation job
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7433/...979634.png

various Dithering techniques, demonstrated on a simple sphere
http://pixel.oceansdream.net/?p=406

The current method SNK uses to create their sprites. Incredible results, but the resources used are out of reach for most pixel artists
http://kofaniv.snkplaymore.co.jp/english....index.php
The Tao of Pixel Art: An Interpretation
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/...pic=3247.0

Video Tutorials

A Three part video of someone making a pokemon sprite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0-xJP1dW6s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9nevwJ3Pfo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mftL9b2huo

A simple ball tutorial, but with a very thorough explanation of shading and anti-aliasing. With kickass music too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2twx-rqhA5U

Kickass video, with kickass music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbx8LSDwoM

Awesome spriting of Enker from MS paint masterpieces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QMADyVl6Gw

A random cool superhero guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMnkE2RIdT8

Some cool simple line art:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULzwTeD0XOo

And four videos documenting the creation of a quite large custom sprite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9fgdLDUGZQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ExSrHNts4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJyN_xB28Tw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PguDDj8EkuA

A simple tutorial covering a hi-res RPG sprite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCntos0A-gw

An interesting high quality tutorial on icy chunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVsow1PnmJw

A cool speedrun with a high quality final product
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1fSbVtwAQM

Awesome speedrun of a pixel art pirate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSoLTdC-Bw

Three tutorials detailing the construction of a high quality behemoth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR958d3appQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MirPJg73EJI&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vko0wThSCqU

A video version of the complete guide to isometric pixel art
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3j4oQTstwk

List of video tutorials with links
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/...pic=2144.0

Another such list
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/...4.msg25732

Cirno Pixel Art
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6EoNJls0Og

Pixel Art Explosion, drawn and animated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qPX8eXjedQ

Pixel Art Time Vol 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur38HeDGlkQ

Pixel Art Time Vol 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVHwhU0L3IY

Pixel Art Time Vol 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6GmrxfZm8I

Pixel Art Time Vol 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO9AC0LfWP4

Pixel Art Time Vol 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7wlufZjwXI

Pixel Art Time Vol 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MOLg8u9_zo

Pixel Art Time Vol 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mm3NlTVlgc

Pixel Art - Squid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OlGqCFSNuw

An incredibly detailed creation of a pixel art factory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCyUCAZce4

A video of a touhou pixel art. Very cute.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrwKV-GsA9o

The basic process of creating a character sprite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhUeTkRm30c

An incredible video of a small creature being frozen alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLrRFTBMvwU

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04-09-2010, 11:28 PM,
#2
RE: Spriting Tutorials
Smile Energy ball creation, huh?

Huh

Ew Aww man, I was expecting something SF-esque!
(12-27-2010, 07:13 AM)Pocket_Abortions Wrote: I change my internet identity every ten minutes.
(02-18-2011, 09:33 AM)Evilagram Wrote: I am too sleep deprived to accept anything other than stark opposition.
06-27-2010, 06:18 PM,
#3
RE: Spriting Tutorials
Um hey i have a problem
When those people outlined the quills and stuff so easily i dont know how to.
and i am not good at spriting AT ALL
Can i get some help?
lolcake
06-28-2010, 10:44 AM,
#4
RE: Spriting Tutorials
You have to do it one pixel at a time, you can't rush through things like this.
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