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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 21 July 2007 at 11:34pm
Following Jalonso's Example, here's a small tutorial/reference  i made to use in the WIP forum.



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Quote neota Replybullet Posted: 14 September 2007 at 9:37pm
Mini-tut for antialiasing; much more approachable imo than my old, advanced + technical tutorial; This one is just about rendering AA in a basically sound way.

(Based on a post I made here)

In brief, antialiasing is a way of approximating sub-pixel shapes; the most common (and best looking) of these shapes is a triangle which spans from one 'stair step''s outer corner to the next 'stair step''s outer corner.
This means that at one corner, the opacity is 0%, at the other corner the opacity is 100%.
See this illustration:



Anti-aliasing in pixel art approximates that opacity gradient with the available colors (see the version just to the right of the top left corner.)

Curving modifies what opacities are appropriate (see the top-right corner of the magnified pic; it's corrected for curving); but mostly, triangular AA looks best and you hardly ever need something that is very different from triangular AA. Just antialias triangularly along vertical, horizontal, and diagonal (45 degrees) steps, for a start.
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Quote neota Replybullet Posted: 14 September 2007 at 9:47pm
oh yeah -- and there is the 'antialiasing-tutorial-in-a-single-image' that I did awhile ago:



(number 5 is how it's rendered by a computer (converting the circle to a path and rendering that, in gimp.). The rest (1-4) are steps of progress.)


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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 15 September 2007 at 10:56am
Originally posted by neota

oh yeah -- and there is the 'antialiasing-tutorial-in-a-single-image' that I did awhile ago:



(number 5 is how it's rendered by a computer (converting the circle to a path and rendering that, in gimp.). The rest (1-4) are steps of progress.)

lol I like 4 more than 5.. stupid computers!
its hard to see the difference between 3 and 4.. I think you could delete step 3..
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Quote neota Replybullet Posted: 15 September 2007 at 3:34pm
lol I like 4 more than 5.. stupid computers!

yes, although arguably the computer's rendering is more circular.


its hard to see the difference between 3 and 4.. I think you could delete step 3..

Maybe it needs some text:
1. Un-antialiased
2. Diagonal AA
3. Vertical and Horizontal AA
4. Diagonal inner AA

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2007 at 9:21pm
Can't find the right thread atm. Good refs http://www.3d.sk/ Clicking photoshoot gives you variations
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Quote Oops, I ate it Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2007 at 4:05am
Just thought I'd post a quick overview of dead sites amongst tutorial links:

RhysD - http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/ - That link is dead, it is hosted at http://www.rhysd.com/tutorial/ or http://www.pixeltutorial.com instead.

http://pixeltutorial.cjb.net/ => Site is dead, http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/sywtbapa_almighty_grass_tile.php is hosting it.

http://www.spriteart.com = suppose to come back summer '07 :(


Mozco Metallic Objects - http://www.tcp-ip.or.jp/~s-iga/tips/2-3metallic_objects.html is down :/

OurCall - http://www.ourcall.org/ is down :(
(http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/photos...tut=4&subtut=42 down too)

StOven (old)- http://www.spritedomain.net/tutorials.htm is not up

Nemesis (AA) - http://www.rpi.edu/~laporj2/essays/aa/ is down

Pepand Helm (coloring/shading) - http://www.rpi.edu/~laporj2/essays/tagteam/ is down

Blackeye Software - http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~derekyu/ (it's under Miscellaneous) is down

Biomors - http://home.houston.rr.com/monkeygraphics/texturetutorial/ down

Biomore - http://home.houston.rr.com/monkeygraphics/treetutorial/ down


Vlink.Vwalker.com - http://home.earthlink.net/~marktroup/vlink...tcom/vlink.html is down (http://koti.mbnet.fi/~aholattj/pixeltut/ :down too)

Anyone knows of other tuts?


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2007 at 5:24am
More tuts in the gallery under tutorials.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 10:28pm
adding an exelent tutorial on the basics of Animation:
http://www.idleworm.com/how/anm/01b/bball.shtml

And a walk cycle tutorial
http://www.idleworm.com/how/anm/02w/walk1.shtml

both from the same site: idleworm.com
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Quote Kato Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 11:22am
Hi all , i give you some links of cool japanese pixelling tutorials that i find on the web. Links translate in english by worldlingo.

1)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=elfice.hp.infoseek.co.jp/dot_kouza/dotekouza.htm

original link : http://elfice.hp.infoseek.co.jp/dot_kouza/dotekouza.htm


2)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=www5.nkansai.ne.jp/users/mk2/dot01.html

original link : http://www5.nkansai.ne.jp/users/mk2/dot01.html


3)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=www.seri.sakura.ne.jp/~takano/dot/index.htm

original link : http://www.seri.sakura.ne.jp/~takano/dot/index.htm

4)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=homepage1.nifty.com/take_hp/lesson2d/lesson2d.html

original link : http://homepage1.nifty.com/take_hp/lesson2d/lesson2d.html

5)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=www012.upp.so-net.ne.jp/may/dot_kouza02.htm

original link : http://www012.upp.so-net.ne.jp/may/dot_kouza02.htm

6)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=www3.wind.ne.jp/DENZI/diary/D-nikki26.htm

original link : http://www3.wind.ne.jp/DENZI/diary/D-nikki26.htm

7)
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=tt.sakura.ne.jp/%7Ehiropon/lecture/lec256-2.html

original link : http://tt.sakura.ne.jp/~hiropon/lecture/lec256-2.html

8) http://www.it-sc.jp/nekolabo/cg99_kouza.html


9)
Part 1:
http://www.worldlingo.com/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_url=www.blueidea.com/design/pixel/2004/1960.asp


Part 2:
http://www.worldlingo.com/wl/services/S1790.5/translation?wl_srclang=ja&wl_trglang=en&wl_rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blueidea.com%2Fdesign%2Fpixel%2F2004%2F1960.asp&wl_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blueidea.com%2Fdesign%2Fpixel%2F2004%2F1960_2.asp



and for the end four others links of cool japanese pixel art

http://may.levtex.net/cgi/levbbs/lev-bbs.cgi?bid=bbs1=&style=0

http://www.interq.or.jp/www1/helohelo/elf/DW_gallery.html

http://page.freett.com/hika/cg/mcg.htm

http://home.att.ne.jp/theta/uk/panorama/dot/index.html

It s all

Bye








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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 12:02pm
i want to learn japanese. seriously. that software they have is amazing. So is the manga.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2007 at 2:28am
on the other hand, I found a very interesting(and maybe useful) site for reference purposes on various poses related to martial arts and sports in general. the actions are performed by a character in a Flash movie format.

worths a look
http://www.flashmavi.com/
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 12 February 2008 at 10:46am
Pigments through the ages
 
an interesing read about colors and their simbolist and usage thru mankind's history.
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Quote PixelSpy Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2008 at 12:21pm
Don't know if anyone is interested but I mirrored St0ven's tutorials here:

st0ven tutorials


Doesn't look like his site is coming back.

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Quote neota Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2008 at 12:37am
Since I've emailed robotriot about updating AAC to calculate antialiasing colors correctly, and not yet received a reply, I will quote my mail here to help people be aware of this issue:

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Hello. As far as I know, your program AAC calculates antialiasing
colors wrongly.
http://mymentalray.com/wiki/index.php/Gamma

if you read points #1 and #2 of 'Gamma 101' on the above page then you
will understand why.
Accounting for gamma is fairly simple:
rather than using the formula

(a + b) / 2 to calculate the antialiasing

instead:

divide by 255 so each input color is in the range 0..1
exponentiate by 1/2.2 (ie. .454545454545)
calculate the intermediate value (ie. (a+b) / 2)
exponentiate by 2.2
multiply by 255

For example, interpolating between black #000000 and white #FFFFFF,
the correct result (that is, the color that is at the midpoint of
those two colors, according to a human eye),
is #bababa
rather a large difference from the uncorrected interpolation  that
your program produces
#7f7f7f

I know AAC is an old hack (putting it in 'trash' directory makes that
clear), however since it's still linked (from Pixel Joint) and I
expect people still use it, could you take the time to update it to be
correct? Personally I spent a long time being confused about color
behaviour on computers until I learnt about gamma from this article:
http://www.4p8.com/eric.brasseur/gamma.html

and I hope that updating AAC could help save some people from that
kind of confusion.
---

(email ends)

Note: Getting the best results depends on having a well calibrated monitor -- see http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ for LCD gamma calibration.
However, regardless of whether viewers have well adjusted monitors, accounting for gamma when calculating intermediate colors will significantly improve the quality of color choices and the resultant picture.
Antialiasing becomes a lot more sensible and easy to do, too :)
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Quote Evilagram Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2008 at 8:59am
I myself have a fair collection of pixel tutorials.

Notable is the video tutorials I have.


Web tutorials


Derek Yu's "Legal Luchador" Tutorial:
http://derekyu.com/extras/pixel01.html

GMJUNK side scrolling shooter tutorial:
http://www.freewebs.com/gmjunk/Tut/pixtut/Mspix.htm

Gauntlet's drawing to sprite tutorial:
http://themechanicalmaniacs.com/guides/spriteguide.php#Type3

Freewebs scratch sprite tutorial:
http://www.freewebs.com/howtosprite/scratch.htm

Spriters inc. Simple scratch spriting tutorial:
http://www.sprites-inc.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=967

Painting to scratch tutorial (Very professional!):
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/Creating_a_scratch_built_sprite

Basic 4-part scratch tutorial:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32291

Another basic scratch tutorial:
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/7490/tutorial7dd.png

A cool pokemon style map tutorial:
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1027/tutorialxs2.png

A simplistic tutorial featuring a scorpion:
http://www.dragonflycave.com/recoloring.aspx#scratching

Very comprehensive tutorial, but no pictures:
http://forum.nuklearpower.com/showthread.php?t=2398

A scratch tutorial with excellent examples:
http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=59110

How to save your pretty sprite (Don't skip this, this is essential stuff, seriously):
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/s...ingtutorial.png

A basic outline and dithered shading tutorial:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=77368

Tree . . . tutorial:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=111958

A very cool Marlboro tutorial:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=125583

A comprehensive list of resources and terminology:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.ph...62480#resources

An amazing new tutorial by the people making an insane new fighting game called, "card gallery" Unfortunately th tutorial is in spanish, although it should be fairly easy to follow along with.
http://cardgallery.tales-tra.com/tut.htm
Translated:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=ht...en&amp;ie=UTF-8

Here' the wikipedia article. Not much of a tutorial, but it describes techniques and has links to a number of resources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spriting

Here's a general MS paint tutorial. Very handy to know the basics.
http://www.lkwdpl.org/classes/MSPaint/paint.html

A simple handy pixel art tutorial. Offers help for graphicsgale.
http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/

The complete guide to isometric pixel art.
http://www.rhysd.com/tutorial/

A greyscale pixel art tutorial, mostly isometric.
http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/index.html

A simple isometric tutorial
http://www.19.5degs.com/element/869.php

A small collection of pixel tutorials.
http://www.gjdesigns.dk/tutorials.shtml

A bunch of tutorials on various things, mostly isometric.
http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index

A very nice, detailed pixel head.
http://www.flipflopflyin.com/g/2006/06/how...pixel-head.html

Eboy, the masters of isometric pixel art. They're truly excellent.
http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/

A very complex anti-aliasing tutorial.
http://neota.castleparadox.com/aa_tutorial.html

Some isometric tutorials, in what I think is french.
http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php

A collection of small high quality tutorials (Warning: many of the links are broken)
http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tutorials.shtml

A collection of tutorials focusing on weapons and items, with two tutorials on environment and a character
http://www.vbgore.com/Pixel_Art_Tutorials

A discussion on color theory in pixel art.
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/in...php?topic=922.0

A tutorial on pixel animation, featuring walk cycles.
http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tutorials/walking.asp

A tutorial regarding a lot of the theory concerning pixel art.
http://www.zybez.net/community/index.php?showtopic=724901

A tutorial on fixing up an old sprite.
http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/wrestler.asp

A live journal pixel community
http://community.livejournal.com/pixeljam/

A large collection of links to varying tutorials.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/links.asp?id=2192

A number of pixel tutorials from a large community.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/tutorials.asp

A tutorial on how to make perfect pixel patterns.
http://cornoncob.com/tutorials/ihtutorials...xelPatterns.php

One of the tutorial collections from the website, sprite art (currently down, but tutorials are intact.)
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_st0ven.html

A second collection, covering RPG characters, enemies and summons.
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_shuku.html

A third collection, covering Scanlines, and transparency.
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_raven.html

A forth collection covering isometric tiles.
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_karen.html

A fifth collection, covering ambient lighting.
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_kaine.html

A sixth tutorial, covering fighting sprites of varying styles.
http://www.spriteart.com/tutorials/samurai_grath.html

A revived pixel tutorial with tons of helpful information in tilesets, objects, and animations.
http://petesqbsite.com/sections/tutorials/tuts/tsugumo/

A site in russian. It has an impressive gallery, and there's supposed to be a tutorial somewhere or another.
http://www.gas13.ru/

A large and extensive MS paint tutorial, very helpful.
http://fay.iniminimo.com/paint.html

A large collection of pixel tutorials. Quality is VERY widely varied.
http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=706&amp;PN=1

Great tutorial on shading.
http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/shading.html





Youtube tutorials


Part 1 pokemon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0-xJP1dW6s

part 2 pokemon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9nevwJ3Pfo

Part 3 pokemon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mftL9b2huo

A simple ball tutorial, but very detailed, and with kickass music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2twx-rqhA5U

Outline and 4 shades of color:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVtO9JSXmgo...feature=related

The voice is annoying as f**k, I'd advise skipping this due to the voice alone, but the advise is good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kxzHePaMC0

Excellent video, but no explanation as to methods:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cn5sZYwpYo

Kickass video, with kickass music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbx8LSDwoM

Awesome spriting of Enker from MS paint masterpieces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QMADyVl6Gw

A random cool superhero guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMnkE2RIdT8

Some awesome remaking of Gaara sprites and special effects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP6cVidvCes

Some cool simple line art:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULzwTeD0XOo

And four videos documenting the creation of a quite large custom sprite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9fgdLDUGZQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ExSrHNts4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJyN_xB28Tw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PguDDj8EkuA

A simple tutorial covering a hi-res RPG sprite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCntos0A-gw

An interesting high quality tutorial on icy chunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVsow1PnmJw

A cool speedrun with a high quality final product
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1fSbVtwAQM

A custom kingdom hearts sprite with a lot of detail, done one pixel at a time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Hbvmly43w

Awesome speedrun of a pixel art pirate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSoLTdC-Bw

Three tutorials detailing the construction of a high quality behemoth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR958d3appQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MirPJg73EJI&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MirPJg73EJI&
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Quote Leath Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2010 at 7:39am
I did a quick web search and stumble in this site, which list a lot of links similar to the original Samson list.
Though, some are repeated, there are others that can be quite helpful, specially for art in general.
My personal favorite is the "30 second pose drawing".


"Hello,

I've found a lot of sprites' sites that I took more than 400 MB of sprites!

October 30, 2007: Package with about 2800 sprite sheets (110 MB):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8v7uq8

Added 10/30/2007:
Iron Plague, a Sinistar clone
http://lostgarden.com/2005/03/download-complete-set-of-sweet-8-bit.html

Game Sprite Archives
http://www.gsarchives.net/

SpriteLib GPL
http://www.flyingyogi.com/fun/spritelib.html

Set of free game tiles for a 2D Zelda-like RPG
http://lostgarden.com/2006/07/more-free-game-graphics.html

Complete set for a RTS game
http://www.lostgarden.com/files/HardVacuum.zip / http://www.lostgarden.com/game_HardVacuum.htm

Added 09/08/2006:
http://www.newwavemugen.com/~zweifuss/

EDIT 10/24: The below were suggested by prh99:
Tantalus Resources
http://olls.impressur.com/

RPG Underground
http://www.gaminggroundzero.com/

NES SNES Sprites
http://www.nes-snes-sprites.com/

Links:
http://tsgk.captainn.net/
http://www.panelmonkey.org/category.php?id=1&theme=1
http://munkki.net/index.php?sec=sprites
http://reinerstileset.4players.de/
http://www.molotov.nu/?page=graphics
http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/markov/gmaker/resource.html (by Spudder)
http://www.gsarchives.net/ (by c-gibson-s)

Sonic sprites:
http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/see/sprites/index.html

Mortal Kombat Warehouse
http://mkw.mortalkombatonline.com/

The Leaf Forest Zone
http://dioxaz.free.fr/index_en.html

Backgrounds
Background HQ
http://www.bghq.com

Regards.


Pixel Art Softwares:


* Cosmigo ProMotion - (Recommended) http://cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php - Windows
* GraphicsGale - (Recommended) http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/ - Free - Windows
* GIMP - (Recommended) http://www.gimp.org/ - Free - Windows Mac Unix
* Adobe Photoshop - (Recommended) http://www.adobe.com/ - Windows Mac
* Paint Shop Pro - http://www.corel.com/ - Windows
* PD Pro Digital Painter - http://www.squirreldome.com/cyberop.htm - Free - Windows
* Ultimate Paint - http://www.ultimatepaint.com/ - Free - Windows
* PixelStudio - (Recommended) http://pixelstudio.virtualuna.de/ - Free - Windows
* Paint.NET - http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html - Free - Windows
* Allegro Sprite Editor - http://ase.sourceforge.net/ - Free - Windows
* Timanthes (c64) - http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=30789 - Free - Windows
* GangEd (c64) - http://www.thegang.nu/releases.php?year=2005&type=4 - Free - Windows
* ProjectOne (c64) - http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=39261 - Free - Windows
* GraFX 2 Win32 - http://www.eclipse-game.com/?dat=7 - Free - Windows
* Pixen - http://opensword.org/pixen/ - Free - Mac
* Iconographer - http://www.mscape.com/products/iconographer.html - Mac
* JDraw - http://www.j-domain.de/homepage.php?page=20 - Free - Java
* Gpaint - http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpaint - Free - Unix
* XPaint - http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint - Free - Mac Unix
* KDE Icon Editor - http://w1.1358.telia.com/~u135800018/prog.html - Free - Unix
* mtPaint - http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ - Free - Windows Unix
* Rendera - http://www.rendera.net/ - Free - Windows
* Photobie - http://www.photobie.com/ - Free - Windows


Other Software

* UnFREEZ - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/ - Free - Windows
* Irfan View - http://www.irfanview.com/ - Free - Windows
* Take ONE - http://www.take1.de/ - Free - Windows
* XnView - http://www.xnview.com/ - Free - Windows Mac Unix
* Easy Graphic Converter - http://www.etrusoft.com/graphic-converter/ - Free - Windows
* Graphic Converter - http://www.lemkesoft.com/ - Mac
* GIFBuilder - http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/235 - Free - Mac
* EZToon - (Recommended, saves as gif) http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/easytoon/ - Free - Windows
* ArtRage - (Recommended) http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html - Free - Windows Mac
* Bitmap Font Writer - http://www.stefan-pettersson.nu/site/bmpfont/ - Windows
* Toolkit - http://www.toolkitzone.com/toolkit.php?downloads - Free - Windows
* Clickteam tools - http://www.clickteam.com/eng/index.php - Windows
* Game Maker - (Recommended, to make games with) http://www.gamemaker.nl/ - Free - Windows
* SCI Studio - http://www.bripro.com/scistudio/index.php - Free - Windows
* Mobile Game Dev Tools - http://mgdc.ru/board/showthread.php?t=391 - Free
* ColorCop - http://www.oudje.nl/lessen/colorcop/colorcop.htm - Free - Windows
* GIF Movie Gear - http://www.gamani.com/gmgdown.htm - Windows
* Giffy - http://www.brothersoft.com/graphics_design/gif_tools/giffy_16084.html - Free - Windows
* Crossover - http://www.codeweavers.com/products/ - Mac
* Darwine - http://darwine.sourceforge.net/index.php - Mac


Pixel Art Tutorial

# Rich Grilloti Pixeljam Games Article:
 -Part 1 http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article2455.asp
 -Part 2 http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article2462.asp
 -Part 3 http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article2466.asp
# Alex Hanson White's Beginner Tutorials:
 -Part 1 http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc1.pdf
 -Part 2 http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc2.pdf
 -Part 3 http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc3.pdf
 -Part 4 http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc4.pdf
 -Part 5 http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc5.pdf

* St0ven -
http://www.spriteart.com -
* St0ven's Background Art Tutorials:(Recommended)
Part 1 http://steve.neonstar.net/mini_background1.htm
Part 2 http://steve.neonstar.net/mini_background2.htm
Part 3 http://steve.neonstar.net/mini_background3.htm
* Pixelation's Video Tutorials - (Highly Recommended) http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=2144.0
* Gas13 - http://gas13.ru/tutorials/
* Derek Yu - http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218
* Matriax - http://www.matriaxweb.com/tutoriales/tuto.htm
* Natomic - http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/
* Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/index.html
* RhysD (Iso) - http://www.pixeltutorial.com/
* Pixel NascImpact (Iso) - http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php
* FoY Background Tutorial - http://www.barnettcollege.com/tutorial1.htm
* Walk animation Tutorial - http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tutorials/walking.asp


Art Tutorial

* Art Tutorial - http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
* Grass - http://www.elverquisst.se/tutorials/grasstut/grasstut.html
* Light - http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm
* Coloring Tutorial - http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/main.php?id=ps55paint
* Perception and Composition - http://www.androidblues.com/visualperception.html
* Animation 1 - http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/lesson.htm#top
* Animation 2 - http://www.idleworm.com/how/index.shtml
* Game Maker Tutorials - http://www.gamemaker.nl/tutorial.html
* Creating a font from Scratch - http://www.iamcal.com/misc/fonts/pixfonttut/part1.php
* Setting the GIMP for Pixel Art - http://www.eglug.org/gimpixel


General Art Resources

* Anatomy 1 - http://www.figuredrawings.com/linksanatomy.html
* Anatomy 2 - http://www.fineart.sk/
* Andrew Loomis - http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1
* Preston Blair's Animation Book Part 1 - http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-preston-blairs-animation-first.html
* Preston Blair's Animation Book Part 2 - http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-preston-blairs-animation-1st.html
* GFX Zone - http://www.gfxzone.org/frames.html
* Andrew Loomis and other Anatomy eBooks - http://basangpanaginip.blogspot.com/2006/01/downloads.html
* Bio Motion Lab - http://www.biomotionlab.ca/Demos/BMLwalker.html
* Kuler - http://kuler.adobe.com/
* Il Libro dell'Arte - http://www.noteaccess.com/Texts/Cennini/index.htm
* Artnatomy (Facial Expressions App) - http://www.artnatomia.net/index.html
* Facial Expressions App - http://mrl.nyu.edu/%7Eperlin/facedemo/
* Walk Cycle App - http://www.addictinggames.com/wireframeskeleton.html
* Posemaniacs - http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/
* Posemaniacs' 30 seconds Pose Drawing (I love this, might need to right click and press "play")- http://www.posemaniacs.com/pose/thirtysecond.html


Pixel Art Reference

* Metal Slug Database - http://www.mslugdb.com/main/gallery/sprites/boom.html
* VG Museum - http://www.vgmuseum.com/
* The Dig - 1 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digbm1.html
* The Dig - 2 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digfacs.html
* The Dig - 3 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digsc1.html
* Game Sprites Archive - http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php
* VG Mapgs - http://www.vgmaps.com/
* Spriter's Resource - http://www.spriters-resource.com/
* RPG Icons - http://www.rpg-icons.com/
* RO Monster Database - http://www.roempire.com/database/?page=monsters&act=view
* Gaming Ground Zero - http://www.gaminggroundzero.com/home.html
* Emu Gif Animation - http://www3.emu-zone.org/host/emugif/index.htm
* Emugifs - http://www.emugifs.emuita.it/
* SF3 - http://www.zweifuss.com/
* The Shyguy Kingdom - http://tsgk.captainn.net/
* Sprite Database - http://sdb.drshnaps.com/
* Guilty Gear Sprites - http://www.newwavemugen.com/~xenozip/#charactercostumes
* Random Select - http://randomselect.i-xcell.com/
* The Mugen Fighters Guild - http://www.mugenguild.com/
* Mugen-Infantry - http://www.mugen-infantry.net/
* RetroGameZone - http://www.retrogamezone.co.uk/
* The People's Sprites - http://panelmonkey.org/
* Po da Mugen - http://forum.paodemugen.com.br/index.php?showforum=106


Pixel Fonts

* 04 - http://www.04.jp.org/
* dafont - http://www.dafont.com/bitmap.php
* Atomic Media - http://atomicmedia.net/
* 1001 Free Fonts - http://www.1001freefonts.com/


Picture Uploading Websites

Need help hosting and posting your pictures? Check this guide: http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3466.0

* Ensellitis.com Image Hosting - http://imagehost.ensellitis.com/
* photobucket - http://www.photobucket.com
* ImageShack - http://www.imageshack.us
* ImgSpot - http://www.imgspot.com


PixelArt Forums

* Pixelation-http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php
* PixelJoint - http://www.pixeljoint.com/
* Punaji - http://punaji.com/
* Isocity - http://www.kennethfejer.com/isocity/
* PixelGala - http://www.pixelgala.org/
* PixelDam - http://www.x-panded.com/pixeldam/
* PixelArtistas - http://www.pixelartistas.org/
* Gaming Ground Zero - http://ggz.ipbhost.com/


Pixel Art Examples

* Adam Tierney - http://www.adamtierney.com/
* Adeptvormgeving - http://www.adept-vormgeving.com/
* Ala Webstatt & Chmork.net - http://www.ala.ch/portfolio/
* Army of Trolls - http://www.armyoftrolls.co.uk/
* Artoholic - http://www.artoholic.org/
* Bongo - http://park12.wakwak.com/~bongo/
* Derek Yu - http://www.derekyu.com/art/pixel.html
* Dot16 - http://www.dot16.pixeltemple.com/
* Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/
* Eboy - http://www.eboy.com/
* Electriconland - http://electriconland.com/
* Etherbrian - http://etherbrian.typepad.com/
* Final Redemption - http://finalredemption.com/index.htm
* Fly Guy - http://www.trevorvanmeter.com/flyguy/
* Gas13 - http://gas13.ru
* Habbo - http://www.habbo.com/
* Henk Nieborg - http://www.henknieborg.nl/home.html
* Head over Heels - http://retrospec.sgn.net/games/hoh/screenshots.html
* I am not original - http://www.iamnotoriginal.com/
* Iconwax - http://hiroex.pure.cc/iwm/
* Josh Astorian - http://www.joshastorian.com/
* Kenneth Fejer - http://www.kennethfejer.com/
* Keops - http://www.llama-land.net/keops/online/
* Ku_Bo - http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/KU__BO/dot.html
* KYMG - http://kymg.net/
* Lexaloffle - http://www.lexaloffle.com/
* Littlefactory - http://www.littlefactory.com/
* Lovepixel - http://www.lovepixel.idv.tw/
* Monsoon2D - http://www.monsoon2d.com/
* Move your feet - http://www.veer.com/ideas/move/
* Mr. Wong's - http://www.mrwong.de/
* Nvision - http://www.nvisionillustration.com
* Paul Robertson - http://probertson.livejournal.com/
* PixelBlocks - http://www.pixelblocks.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/pbonline
* Pixelfreak - http://www.pixelfreak.com/
* PixelHugger - http://www.pixelhugger.com/
* PixelJam - http://www.pixeljam.com/core/index.html
* PixelMuseum - http://www.pixelmuseum.com/
* Pixel NascImpact - http://pixel.nascimpact.com/
* Pixelstamps - http://pixelstamps.gas13.ru
* Pixeltees - http://pixeltees.com/
* Pixinspace - http://www.pixinspace.com/
* Pixture Studio - http://www.pixture.com/
* Ptoing - http://www.ptoing.net/
* Quickhoney - http://www.quickhoney.com/
* Ronz - http://www.yomogi.sakura.ne.jp/~ronz/trash/
* Sir's c64 Art Gallery - http://www.ravenger.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gallery/index.htm
* Supertotto - http://www.supertotto.com/
* sj-gfx - http://sj-gfx.com/
* Tanuki X - http://www.christessmer.com/


Isometric Tutorials

Zoggles - http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index
RhysD - http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/
http://www.deviantart.com/view/2866522/
Pixel NascImpact - http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php
General Pixel Art Tutorials Tsugumo - http://pixeltutorial.cjb.net/ (the original!)
http://www.spriteart.com
Zoggles - http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index
Gas13 - http://gas13.ru/tutorials/
AbsoluteV3 (AA) - http://neota.castleparadox.com/aa_tutorial.html
Matriax - http://www.speccy.org/remakesgraph/tutoriales/tuto.htm
Enterbrain - http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/digifami/digiweb/dot_teck/3nen/3 _01.html (Japanese only, but worth digging around for stuff)
PixelZone Tutorials - http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tutorials.shtml
Mozco Metallic Objects - http://www.tcp-ip.or.jp/~s-iga/tips/2-3metallic_objects.html
Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/flashtival.html (combining Flash and pixels)
Natomic - http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/
OurCall - http://www.ourcall.org/





This is from 2007 and the original Samson List dates back from around 2004-2005, so I apologize in advance for all the broken links. If I have time, I will try to remove the broken links and add new stuff too.
Feel free to add to it as well.

Have fun.


EDIT: Updated several of the top links. :)
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Quote mrgando Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2010 at 2:45pm
Hey, I'm starting a small independent gaming company, the art director that works with me wrote some mix between a tutorial and personal opinion about pixel art and sprite design that may be worthy to check out.

If you are interested this is the url:

http://www.gandogames.com/2010/05/148/
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