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Quote Mike9377 Replybullet Topic: Is it "cheating" to use AutoCAD for pixel art?
    Posted: 04 January 2021 at 6:09pm
 This is an unfinished work, but nearly all the lines come from a screenshot in AutoCAD. Many of these lines will go away, some will stay, and others will be modified to look better.

The final result will 100% appear to be pixel art, but I'm not sure if this is exactly pixel art since I really didn't place the pixels themselves by hand.

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Quote Franuka Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2021 at 4:38pm
It isn't cheating, it is smart to use guidelines. It's like saying using a ruler is cheating when hand drawing.
You'll have to clean those lines a lot by hand, anyway.
So yeah, if it saves you time, gives you a better perspective and starting point, go for it.
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Quote Mike9377 Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2021 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by Franuka

It isn't cheating, it is smart to use guidelines. It's like saying using a ruler is cheating when hand drawing.
You'll have to clean those lines a lot by hand, anyway.
So yeah, if it saves you time, gives you a better perspective and starting point, go for it.


Thanks. This makes sense. Here is my progress so far. I think its going to take me a while to finish this. I'm going to add lab equipment, textures, shadows, some kind of monster, and more.
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Quote It'sDargon Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2021 at 8:21pm
Using reference images/programs is a great way to learn, and can help a lot with images that might be especially tricky with proportion or shape. It is by no means cheating and is a good tool, but don't over rely on it! An over reliance on a tool could cause you to stop learning or find it much more difficult to replicate the effect without it. The WIP is looking great though!
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Quote Maye Replybullet Posted: 20 January 2021 at 5:48pm
Im architect and make pixel art as hobby, use every tool you have is not cheating, is use your resources.
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Quote Mike9377 Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2021 at 1:01pm
Thanks for the feedback guys! Here is how it looks now. I still have a ways to go.

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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2021 at 7:36pm
I'd recommend upping the contrast of the shadows of the cabinets and the wood grain lines
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Quote Mike9377 Replybullet Posted: Today at 11:17am
Originally posted by vrine

I'd recommend upping the contrast of the shadows of the cabinets and the wood grain lines

How is this? I'm going to feather out the shadows on the cabinets more.


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Quote Maye Replybullet Posted: Today at 11:35am
You can learn use SketchUp (Most easy) and see how light affect. Is really good option if you know how use AutoCad.
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