EDIT: This is REALLY LONG, so feel free to search for the question you want answered by hitting Ctrl+F to bring up your browser's search function. Any and all insults contained herein are for comedic purposes only (except when I'm addressing excessively stupid people, in which case, they started it. I find ignorance offensive. Even my own). If it helps, I get tired of being cruel about a quarter of the way in, and although I'm still quite sarcastic after that, I'm at least informative. You may have better luck just looking at my tutorials. More pictures, less sarcasm.
My Drawing FAQ AKA The Long-Winded Philosophy Of Pencil Drawings
Q. Can I ask you a quick question?
A. I guess, but make it snappy. I'm pretty busy.
Q. You're just sitting there... and spinning around in your swivel chair.
A. That is not true! I'm also trying to balance a pencil on my lip. Anyway, what may be perceived as staring slack-jawed into space, or gawking at screenc
Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The OutlineA lot of people have expressed desires to learn how to pixel icons or have said that they would like to improve their skills. While I'm so detail-oriented that I find it difficult to explain my process, I thought I'd give it a try for you guys. I hope it helps.
And so, without further ado, I present to you...
Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The Outline!
1. CREATE YOUR SIZE LIMIT.
Sometimes when you're pixelling, you don't have a size limit; you can make it as large or as small as you like. However, a deviantART icon must be 50x50px in size.
I personally like to make a 52x52px square outline on my canvas. The outline is one pixel wide on each side, leaving a 50x50px area in the middle for me to work in (one pixel for each left and right = two pixels, and 52-2=50, see?), but that's my preference. (The outline will not be part of the actual icon!)
Some people like to work on a canvas that's only 50x50px, but I personally like to have a big