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I should have submitted the finished version of that whole cartbeast walkthrough, but halfway through I started collecting my other sprites to briefly cover texture... and discovered I had a TON of sprites and wouldn't be able to "briefly" cover it. I threw color theory in there too since I do that now automatically.

Hope it's helpful, guys!
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Given 2011-07-26
TUTORIAL: Texture_Color Theory by *Ostwyn -- Suggester's words: A large and very detailed guide to creating tiny but realistic pixel textures. I'm sure all kinds of pixel artists will enjoy the wide variety of different examples and techniques shown, all thoroughly reasoned and explained. ( Suggested by BronzeHalo and Featured by FantasyStock )
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MissMort Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just the tut I was looking fore :) thank you! 
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kingthethird Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
And I don't even know how to draw a square on pixel art
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Shoutingpacman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! This helped a lot!
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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always use pillowshading in my artwork :XD:! Awesome Tutorial and congratulations on the DD!
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Autofire-SK Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Quite excellent! I'll keep this as reference, since I have a hard time finding what to do for feathers, hair, etc.
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Aviatorch Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I noticed while looking at the blue and yellow combination:
Blue + yellow = green
So I'm gonna go test if the same goes for yellow and red for orange shading, and maybe even blue and red for purple shading.
*10 MINUTES LATER.*
It worked for yellow + red =orange very well, and slightly worse for red + blue = purple.
Note: In red + blue = purple,  light red = pink and pink can be blended with purple easily

~BECAUSE I HAVE TIME TO EXPERIMENT WITH THINGS~
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Geebus.... this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen D:
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Invader-Zin Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
looks like someone is part of dragcave! this is a really great tutorial, i'll be sure to take some advice from it!
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I used to be, I was on my way out by the time I made this though. Thanks for the compliment :)
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Rastoropny Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really helpfull, thanks!
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sixequalszero Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Do you pixel art all your text too? :giggle:
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
It depends on the application :) This was all vector text in photoshop.
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justinmanas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool
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sturturro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This is so wonderful!! Thank you! :)
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heartparasite Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trying to downloafd your tutorial, but I think my broadband is screaming for mercy,lol
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Maisunadokei1856 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thank you very much for this ! ^_^
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alikkandhi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou... it helps me :)
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tigressmin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been thinking about getting into pixel art, and this defiantly has helped me with a good place to start.
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iiRiver-Of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artist
I see a rhyme in there! ;P
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tigressmin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, I didn't even realize it till you pointed it out :3
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iiRiver-Of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
XD
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CanisterWhoops Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
I. SUCK. at pixel fur. <.<
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Then practice! x3 Try lots of different methods, and do it often, and you will succeed where you think you currently fail. <3 That's the best advice I can give you.
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Then practice! x3 Try lots of different methods, and do it often, and you will succeed where you think you currently fail. <3 That's the best advice I can give you.
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ShardRaldevius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Hey man, i found all ur artworks sublime, can i take some of them to put in a prototype of a indiegame enterprise here? Ill put all the credits of your work of course!
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Please do not. Nearly all of the art I post here is being used by one site or another, and most of them have paid me in some way for them. The art that's not are personal dabblings and gifts for friends. If you'd like to hire me as an artist that would be fine, but please don't use anything currently uploaded.
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ShardRaldevius Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I understand
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I'm glad I stumbled upon it. -sits and stares at the tutorial and studies it-
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, i think i'll use of this a lot. Thanks!
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StolenCandy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks alot XD
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GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
:icondailydeviation1plz::icondailydeviation2plz::iconcongratsddplz:Congratulations on receiving this Daily Deviation!! You've been featured in July 2011 Resources DD Summary!
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great tutorial... someday i will try to draw pixel art :D
this is so helpful thanks :glomp:
..and congrats to the DD :hooray:
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay, thanks for making this.
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Karitenokoinugami Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This will come handy for my future projects in spriting. <3
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I'm glad to have helped! x3
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Karitenokoinugami Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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Aspie314 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Helpful and very interesting to read. I love it!
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TheWyvernGuy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful. :D Congrats on the DD.
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SARJABInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should submit this to #Artist Hospital!
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
The what? =X
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SARJABInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's THE place for all tutorials, walkthroughs, methods, and things like that! I would love to see this in there! It's really informative, and you have a good way of explaining it.
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soyFox Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely tutorial; this will be very helpful to me in the future ;u;
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Glad it helps! x3
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is, the highlight on the underside should be a lighter tint of the base color.* I was thinking of your green orbs when I wrote "green" in the original comment. XD Sorry.
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice tutorial. I don't like the shading with highlights on both sides, however. It's too much; real objects will have a bit of reflected light on the underside, but it wouldn't be as intense as the highlight on the side with the direct light. I'd recommend a lighter green rather than a white for a highlight on the underside of your pixellated forms. It would be more realistic still. Just a thought.
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I understood =3

I did this tutorial back in December, so I have learned a few things since then. One of them is, yes, there wouldn't be bright white in the shadows unless there was some intense secondary light source. The reflected lights could easily just be a brighter green rather than a harsh jump to white.

That's why I'd put that this wasn't really an end-all to all texture. There are plenty of ways to achieve the same feel, and my ways certainly aren't perfect ;P But thank you for calling that to my attention. I may do another reference in 6mos time to see what all has changed for me at that time.
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Spookeriffic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have a friend who might find this very useful - thanks!
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JaziSnake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I hope it helps them out3
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