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Title: Element
Pixel Artist: ArmyFrog  (Level 5 Captain :: 3341 points)
Posted: 9/20/2019 15:39
Palette: 21 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

It's been a while since I've posted something, so enjoy this thing. Whatever it is.

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ArmyFrog (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/22/2019 12:32

all the antialiasing is done by hand. I don't really have a cheat code I can give in a small paragraph, all I can say is to practice and get a good feel for the smoothness.


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crecs (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/22/2019 12:06

Oof, you're right I meant antialiasing.


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ArmyFrog (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/22/2019 11:38

There is no dithering on this piece, unless you have a different definition of dithering. This piece was done entirely by hand. The only tools I used were the pencil tool and paint bucket tool. 

If I was to use a tool for dithering, which is something I've only ever done once (in this piece http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/117552.htm on the cross beam of the bridge support), I would use a brush with a 50% aliased mode which will create the iconic dithered checkerboard. You could also use other percentages for different shades. All this is seen within the piece I linked. If you have any further questions, please feel free to dm me!


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crecs (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/22/2019 11:31

>Whatever it is

Obviously it is "element".

But anyway, the dithering on this piece is très cool. It really shows how you can get some oddly-angled lines to come out with correct dithering. Question: is it completely manually done, or is there a tool that you use? Not that tools are bad, but I wonder whether that kind of dithering pattern comes out of practice with individually placed pixels or from a program, and if the latter, what program did you use?


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Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/20/2019 16:10

i like


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