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Pixelicious!

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 6:16 AM

Fresh Pixel Art Features Served Straight to your Inbox!



Issue 1




Welcome everyone to the start of my new series, Pixelicious! It aims to feature a variety of Pixel Art pieces every week or so, I'm not one to put strict deadlines on articles ;)

Featured Artist



:iconichigo-tan:
ichigo-tan

ichigo-tan has long been one of my favourite pixel artists, not only for their skills with animation but also for their incredibly unique style of artworks. They design characters not only with great thought for detail and design, but also with a great sense of movement and liveliness. I'd like to share with you some of my favourite pieces from their gallery.

Johto legendaries by ichigo-tanOLD MCDONALD by ichigo-tanHomika by ichigo-tanWilted by ichigo-tanNot so good by ichigo-tanPink Mermaid by ichigo-tanRabbit princess by ichigo-tanFruit sprites by ichigo-tanZuruggu by ichigo-tanZorua by ichigo-tanMebukijika by ichigo-tan2011 by ichigo-tanLucky cat by ichigo-tan

If you like their works too, please be sure to go and check out their gallery, and leave some supportive comments too.

Featured Pixels



Here is an assortment of awesome pixel artworks that I've discovered recently:

Pixel Bunny by KawikuChinese zodiac by ichigo-tans e a s o n a l by ConsonantaMusharna by SMFJPlaying in Charlotte's Web by ClimbToTheStarsGardener by HexAsylumPort: Cyan by possimCinnamoroll Buns by PhoebeRoseStrawberry Book by PhoebeRoseWalking In Shadows by GuardianOfShigeruZero Suit: Now Loading ... .. . by xUshiwakaxAscent to Valhalla by xUshiwakaxPixel - Pandaness Redo by firstfearHome sweet home by pipelimeHalloween2009 by syosaSpirit Spring by ValaSedaiMr. Tough Guy by Blanco-PanteraThe Itsy Bitsy Spider... by Blanco-Pantera:thumb157824461:sheep pixel by okyicupcakes by okyiSaber Idle by CyangmouShaved ice by Ice-Pandorakody by grihmMacarons by Ice-PandoraMy room in pixels by CheilaCommon Unifly by BronzeHaloThe Clock by KaroiiiLook what I found by CitricLilyBaa changes by OCEANSCENTEDdeer tagggg by felw


Featured Tutorial/Resource



:thumb289424736:
Lumichi's PS Animated Pixel Tutorial

Since we looked at ichigo-tan's awesomely animated pixel art works, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite animation tutorials for pixels. It's simple and gives you a good start to understanding how to animate using Photoshop's animation window, which can sometimes take some getting used too. I hope this might inspire some more people to try out animation, it can seem intimidating but even the most subtle movements like blinking add to a piece and make you feel like you've achieved another step art-wise.

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:iconpipelime:
pipelime Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
thanks sososo much for the feature! It makes me really happy when I know someone is enjoying my pixels! :> oh and I'm sorry this is so out of the blue, I just found out about your journal entry! <33 thanks again!
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
That's ok ^^ I'm a bit sporadic as to when I get the features done :P
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:iconlumichi:
Lumichi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for featuring! <3
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
You're welcome c:
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:iconice-pandora:
Ice-Pandora Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you very much ^^ xx
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
You're welcome :huggle:
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you for the feature; it is an honour. :heart:
Everyone's works are absolutely breathtaking!
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
You're welcome c:
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:iconichigo-tan:
ichigo-tan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW thank you SO much for such a kind feature ;_; :heart::heart::heart: I REALLY appreciate it, it's such an honor!!! all of the other features, along with that very helpful tutorial, are very well picked! sometimes i forget how many amazing pixel artists are on deviantart! keep up the good work everybody, and I look forward to seeing more features from you!
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Aww wow, I'm really glad you liked it :huggle: I've been meaning to put it together for a while now :faint: I really want to promote pixel art like never before! :aww: I'll be posting weekly or so, I don't put a deadline on my articles because I think I'd never make it haha but keep an eye for them :hug:
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:icongrihm:
grihm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton <3
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're very welcome, awesome icon too btw :heart:
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:icongrihm:
grihm Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks a ton! i really need to redraw it, i've had it for about two years :X
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Aww, I still really like it c:
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:iconfelw:
felw Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
yaya thank you for the feature means so much <3333
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're very welcome! :huggle:
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you for the feature. :glomp:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're super welcome :hug:
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:iconfirstfear:
firstfear Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome article! thank you so much for featuring something of mine! ^-^
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Glad you like it! Was feeling a bit guilty that it's taken me this long to organise a proper pixel feature series :lmao:
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:iconguardianofshigeru:
GuardianOfShigeru Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much! :glomp: I'm so honoured! :faint:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
It's my pleasure, I'm honoured to featuring works like yours c:
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:iconguardianofshigeru:
GuardianOfShigeru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:heart::heart:
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:iconcitriclily:
CitricLily Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you *w*
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're welcome :huggle:
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:iconrosy-chan-san:
rosy-chan-san Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so many pixeltastic artist! *need to learn more from them*
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Yes! I love gathering together such a variety of awesome pixel art :love: and that's why I added a tutorial/resource section at the bottom c:
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:iconphoeberose:
PhoebeRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so many cute pixellss ;A;
some of these i cant even comprehend how they managed to animate the way they did *o*
also thank you for featuring my "strawberry book" & "cinnamoroll"! :cuddle:
lol that book gets featured everywhere! i dont know why. xDD
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Haha well, I was organising the thumb for cinnamoroll, and saw the book in the "others from gallery" section and couldn't resist, I saw it for the first time a long time ago, but I adore it, it's made me obsessed with the idea of a pixel journal skin to look like it for years, but so far no one including myself has been up to the challenge :lmao:

Anyways, you're very welcome, I love them :aww:
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:iconphoeberose:
PhoebeRose Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww! :hug: i feel special knowing you wanted to make a journal skin of my book. *w*
i cant imagine what the outcome would turn out like. (something subliminals in that book, i swear!!) xD :glomp:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
:giggle: Aw I'm glad that makes you happy, I wasn't sure if it was a creepy/weird idea or not,... do you think you can make one of those books that opens and flips through the pages? That would be amazing! :love:
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:iconphoeberose:
PhoebeRose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
i was actually thinking of remaking it once i finish uploading crap to my site :3 but the flipping of pages not sure if i could. 'o' probably opening yes ^^
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Hmm well I really look forward to see it! :love: I should make a pixel book too :heart:
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:iconphoeberose:
PhoebeRose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should! <333
i would love to see that! : D
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hehe we'll see, I have a much busier semester than I expected x-x
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:iconbluc:
BluC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow >v<
thanks for featuring me!
that samus is one of my favorites haha
<333 everyone else looks so amazing :D
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're very welcome, you do some awesome pixel work so you were bound to be in there sooner or later :giggle: And whilst I'm here, can I just say how hugely impressed I am by the animation in your icon? Brilliant stuff :love:
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:iconbluc:
BluC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;AAAAAAAAA; r-really? while it looks kind of simple it was very hard and my first time doing something more than a blink >A<
but im honored to hear such words from you ;//v//; thank you!
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
No no, the pleasure and the honour are all mine! :lmao: I may have spent time mastering a blink animation, but I fear I haven't moved much further in my animating skill since that :faint: :lmao: I spent a good while staring at the way you arrange the poke icon family, I love things to be arranged in colour order like that! :lmao:

Plus that action really suits Dialga as a pokemon I think c:
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:iconbluc:
BluC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have color OCD LOLOLOL
i dont know why but when it comes to art, everything must be color coordinated LOL
shame thats not that way IRL XD
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Haha well I for one appreciate the particular arrangement greatly :love: I do it in RL as well, all pens, textas, papers and books need to be put in the "correct" order, everyone around me just automatically allows it :lmao:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really wonderful collection of works! And thank you also for featuring one of mine! :hug:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're welcome, I've been meaning to feature pixels before now but I wanted a nice skin for it so I had to do a lot of work to one I found to make it more like what I wanted XD I better get on and note everyone featured :D
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was actually really impressed by the skin! :D
It looks gorgeous!
I've been meaning to make a customized skin for all my different features for ages already too but I know like zero about CSS and stuff so I'd have to learn that first. >.<;
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Well, I could probably make my own whole skins if I had the time, but I'm able to customise a skin pretty heavily to suit my needs in the mean time :P I don't think people would recognise the old one XD It was hard to think of something that would work for pixel art, a pixel art style journal is a rare thing and I certainly don't have the time to do one myself, so a "Fresh Feature" theme seemed good c:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You definitely did a great job! :'D

Do you maybe have any tips on where I can read up a bit on CSS for journals?
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Well I don't use any help hints, I just bumble around with my general html/css knowledge from making websites, but there are a LOT of things here written specifically for the journal and css codes, #CSS-Babes might be a good place to start, and if not, one of the affiliated groups would be good too c:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty, thanks, I'll go check that out then. :3
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:iconnikkittie:
nikkittie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I dont mean to butt in or self advertise, but I do have a rainbow pixel journal skin in my gallery if you're interested.:paranoid: :giggle:
[link]
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Ohhhh yum! :love: Don't feel bad for butting in, I do it alll the time to people :lmao: I love that, it's very simple, I could make use of that somewhere I'm sure :aww: :hug:
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