Hi! I am looking for a pixel art tutorial specific to PICO-8’s restrictions.
My students start to create sprites and tile sets. I would like to help them make something great. Of course there are lots of pixel art tutorials online, but they are nearly always about larger sprites, 16x16 or greater. Good stuff, but mostly frustrating if you try to apply that to 8x8 sprites.
I guess there is a lot to be said about …
- dealing with only 8x8 pixels
- how to use the 16 color palette
- how to create depth
- how to design a tile set for creating interesting maps
- how to avoid repetition
Has anybody ever tried to write that down? Or made a video? I‘ve looked through all PICO-8 resources, tutorials and magazines I could get a hold of – and that’s a lot! – but I could not find anything suitable.
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