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Process of a Pixel Butler by Chikukko Process of a Pixel Butler by Chikukko
Big file D; This is what each step of colouring my Pixel chibi of Sebastian looked like, as well as the palette colours I used.

Art (C) *Chikukko


:bulletpink:1.) What size do you use for your pixel art?
- I use a canvas of about 250x400 -w/h- (for the most part)

:bulletblack:2.) What program do you use?
- Paint tool sai, more specifically the Binary pen.

:bulletpink:3.) Do you use a tablet?
- Yes, I do. I have Wacom: Bamboo Fun Small.

:bulletblack:4.) How long does your pixel art take?
- Anywhere from 3-5 hours. It can be longer but it depends on the detail that needs to be added.

:bulletpink:5.) How do you make your backgrounds transparent?
- GIMP. It's a free program so google it. When I use GIMP I open up the file and select the white background that I don't want with the magic wand tool (with pixel art I can use a threshold of about 15% but for traditional anywhere between 35-70% will be enough to clear the white as long as your lines don't have gaps in them) - Afterwards go to the layer option and - add alpha channel. Then simply press delete (making sure your white background is still highlighted with the magic wand tool.) and Presto! You have a transparent background. Then make sure you save with an extension file of .PNG.

:bulletblack:6.) How long did it take you to learn?
- I started doing Pixel art when I was about 12, by making and editing sprites on MS Paint where I got a grasp of how to do pixel art, I then mostly did icons until I started experimenting with bigger sized canvases a few months ago.

If you have a question feel free to ask and I will answer it here~

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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite adorable. :3
TehSnowflake Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Helpful :)
VoogleBears Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's really cool~
BlackTearAngel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
ive always wondered how do you do a pixel picture?
hai-crazeh-peepz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the binary pen, or you could us ms paint. but the binary pen on sai or other programs is what i and other people usually use. :)
BlackTearAngel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
may i ask if you can turn that into English a little bit more?
hai-crazeh-peepz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
use the binary pen. that's how you use pixels. :)
BlackTearAngel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
oh i i just realized what you ment by this but whas a binary pen
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