There are many ways in which you can produce an image using a computer. Pixel Art is one of the most common ways of using software to make electronic art. Computers create an image by using multiple pixels that are filled and joined together. Instead of using graphics, the computer pixels are filled until a fine image is produced. One example of a program in Microsoft Windows that can create pixel art is MS paint found in the MS Office package. Without wasting time, lets have a look at some simple ways of becoming a professional pixel artist.
Know and Differentiate Colors
If you happen to click on ‘color picker’ in any pixel art creation app, you will realize that some colours appear to be similar. You should understand that black cannot just be black – it has variations. What most people presume to be black is in fact a shade of grey. Who would have thought? The good thing is that the luminosity of your chosen color can always be changed to suit your preference. With time, you will able to use and differentiate these colors originating from RGB (Red Green Blue).
Dithering, seen in Pulp Fiction
The second step is to learn how to dither. This is the technique of creative use of varying colors to create a smooth texture, you can mix various blends of colors until you find an appropriate one. You should also train yourself by studying the help menu how to make curves look smoother – a process called anti-aliasing – or you can go for a more ‘dotted’ look.
When you’re given a go ahead, you’ll be in a better position to proceed successfully. If you can’t find a professional in your neighborhood, you can consult those overseas at a fee. For the case of this scenario, you will have to send money overseas to a professional so that he/she can help you in return. If you have a professional in Australia for example and you are in Asia or Europe, you will need to seek the help of banking services that make it possible to send money to Australia with minimal obstacles. When you pay professionals to train you in pixel art, they will pour their heart and soul into making sure you prosper in this field like them. After all, they are happy to engage in international business!
If you haven’t tried to transfer money internationally before, you might see the process as unwieldy or somewhat off-putting. But this doesn’t have to be the case though. You can check online for information regarding how these transactions work. You can also check out this video about sending money overseas. You can take heart from the fact that many people do this on a regular basis. As long as you enter the process with a sufficient amount of knowledge and research, you should be good to go.
Just like in any real picture, the shade distribution and lighting should be evenly distributed. Don’t imbalance the appearance of the art that you have created. The trick is simple; create as much pixel art as possible and compare them. Within a couple of weeks, you will have a feel for what it should look like and you will be an expert in this interesting art.