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Curated list of everything awesome around pixel art.
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Oct 16th

Community

Artists

  • Syosa - Japanese, girlish style using bright and organic color palettes creating cute humans and animals.
  • Apr 16th

    Tools

    Miscellaneous

  • Broider - Make 9-patch borders, export as CSS.
  • pixeldudesmaker - Small character generator, including basic animation.
  • Dec 24th, 2020

    Tools

    Editors

  • PixelCraft - Open source and free, works in the browser. Easy to try out in the browser and as a PWA offline.
  • Dec 14th, 2020

    Inspiration

    Games

  • Hyper Light Drifter - Top-down action in a sci-fi world that radiates light and warmth. Using a colorful palette and kaleidoscopic neon yet setting a grim ambiance.
  • Dec 8th, 2020

    Tools

    Editors

  • Wobblepaint - Pico8 editor that give life to pixel art with a little wobble.
  • Apr 12th, 2020

    Books

  • Pixel logic - Pixel Logic is an in-depth pixel art tutorial book.
  • Make Your Own Pixel Art - Walks 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.
  • Feb 11th, 2020

    Tools

    Editors

  • rx - Open source and free, works on Linux, macOS and Windows. Minimalist and keyboard driven with animation support.
  • Jan 6th, 2020

    Oct 12th, 2019

    Tools

    Editors

  • Aseprite - Paid and source-available, works on Linux, macOS and Windows. Awesome UI with a lot of nifty tools to ease pixel art creation.
  • Oct 9th, 2019

    Oct 5th, 2019

    Inspiration

    Games

  • Void Golf - Shoot giant pieces of space rock into black holes, using gravitational fields, physics-defying walls and wormholes in a minimalist top-down view.
  • Oct 4th, 2019

    Community

    Artists

  • eBoy - German, pixel art group founded in 1997 by Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital. They are regarded as the “Godfathers of Pixel Art”.
  • Dec 16th, 2018

    Community

    Artists

  • Slynyrd - American, game designer with tons of material, game specific knowledge and mini-tutorials.
  • Jun 9th, 2018

    Inspiration

    Other

  • Lospec palette list - Collection of color palettes for pixel art with examples and artist information.
  • Jun 4th, 2018

    Inspiration

    Games

  • Starbound - Travel across vibrant, colorful and expansive galaxies, including creative dynamic animations.
  • Inspiration

    Videos

  • MortMort channel - Creative videos & streams including tips, discussions and tutorials.
  • Jun 3rd, 2018

    Inspiration

    Videos

  • Sean Browning - Pixel Art Animation Reel 2018 - A collection of Sean Browning's pixel animations, ranging from simple scenes to recreations of popular shows like Steven's Universe and RWBY.
  • Pixel Paul - An Interview with Pixel Artist and Animator Paul Veer - Paul Veer, a professional pixel artist with work on games such as Super Crate Box, shares his interest in pixel art as well as his workflow and style breakdown.
  • Community

    Hubs

  • Reddit /r/PixelArt
  • Pixelation
  • Pixel Joint
  • May 3rd, 2018

    Dec 27th, 2017

    Inspiration

    Games

  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Play as Yoshi carrying Baby Mario, platforming through a dangerous world. The painted feel and soft pastel colors create an hearth-warming handmade style that breathes the charm of a children’s book.
  • Nov 10th, 2017

    Inspiration

    Games

  • Stardew Valley - Manage a farm from a top-down perspective and engage with a charming and cheerful world in 16-bit.
  • Jul 31st, 2017

    Tools

    Editors

  • Pixen - Paid, works on macOS and iOS. Superb OS integration, create pixel art on a tablet using pressure-sensitive drawing.
  • Pro Motion - Paid with trial, works on Windows. Advanced features tailored to creating pixel art for games.
  • GIMP - Open source and free, works on Linux, macOS and Windows. Not specifically for creating pixel art but is more than capable to do so.
  • Jun 26th, 2017

    Inspiration

    Games

  • FEZ - Explore a 2D retrofuturistic world by rotating in the third dimension. The minimalistic style, bright vibrant colors and dynamic lighting bring the 16-bit era into the future.
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Laid back adventure in a bronze age mountain wilderness. Dreamy soft colors in a living world affected by moon phases.
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - Classic action adventure with an 8-bit retro aesthetic, taking the looks of a modern NES game.
  • Owlboy - Explore a detailed steampunk world in the clouds. With it's range of endearing animations and expressions the world and it's characters come to life.
  • Community

    Artists

  • Paul Robertson - Australian, creating cute, sometimes cosmic and psychedelic, and sometimes weird nightmarish pixel art.
  • Thomas Feichtmeir - Australian, dark and mature: fan of knights, dinosaurs, pirates, epic beasts, anatomy and history as well as everything twisted and weird.
  • Toyoi Yuuta - Australian, capturing small animated scenes of everyday life in unsaturated colors.
  • Jun 3rd, 2017

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