Pixel Art Characters Course - 2D Character Design and Animation
Learn to create your own top-down and platformer-based character sprites for video games.
Want to make your games stand out? Pixel art is quick and easy, when you know how! 👾
In this course you’ll learn how to create your own unique, stylised characters in just a few hours. You’ll develop the skills to quickly make unique and professional characters, making your game stand out (ideal for game jams, portfolios and more)!
Modern graphic resolution is better than ever before, but Pixel Art games continue to be firm favourites. Learn to recreate the nostalgic feel of early computer games with pixel art! 🕹
From designing characters, creating character portraits, crafting enemies & monsters, to customising and animating your sprites. This course has it all!
And, the character design process can be applied to all types of 2D character design, not just Pixel Art.
Learn how to create proper silhouettes to build out sprites. Detailing, shading and highlighting your pixel art. And explore animation for video game assets.
Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn pixel art from the ground up, or you’re more intermediate and want to improve your skills, this course will help you become a better pixel artist.
Using the highly popular LibreSprite / Aseprite, your instructor, Reece, will provide you with many tips and tricks to improve quickly and be efficient with your asset creation process.
Pixel art is cool, fun, quick and accessible. No previous experience or drawing tablet required, an interest in learning pixel art, a mouse and a keyboard is all you need.
All students have access to the Q&A where our Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Community are ready to help answer your questions and cheer on your success.
Jump in and start creating your awesome characters now!
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What you'll learn:
- Understanding of Character Design
- Building Top-Down & Platformer-Based Sprites for Video Games
- Foundation of Techniques in Forming Objects and
- Skills in Creating Character Portraits & Close-ups
- Intermediate Knowledge in Animating Characters & Monsters
Reece has been tinkering with pixel art and game development since he was 16. Growing up in a large family; video games were a huge part of Reece's childhood, inspired by his older siblings trying to create their own games eventually he made it his goal to one day start his own game studio and develop video games for a living. Fast forward to the present day,
Reece is the CEO of Boundless Games, creating modernized-pixelated games influenced from the games he grew up with.
Reece has also garnered a fanbase for himself online through his game development YouTube channel, where he discusses the realities of full-time game development, helps beginner pixel artists find their way, and teaches valuable lessons he learns from his own past mistakes and current obstacles.
Course Curriculum (3+ hours)
PreviewSection Intro - Welcome To The Course (0:41)
PreviewDownload Software (4:26)
StartCommunity & Support (1:40)
StartGetting Started with Libresprite (8:04)
StartCharacter Silhouettes (9:00)
StartDetailing Silhouettes (7:48)
StartOutlining Characters (7:54)
StartCreating Platformer Silhouettes (2:42)
PreviewDetailing Platformer Silhouettes (3:15)
StartSection Wrap-Up - Introduction & Setup (0:30)
PreviewSection Intro - Designing Characters (0:29)
StartBuilding Top-Down Character Models (8:24)
StartDetailing Top-Down Characters (6:21)
StartCreating A Top-Down Wizard (8:02)
StartCreating A Top-Down Knight (6:35)
StartDesigning Platformer Character Models (7:50)
StartCreating A Platformer Fighter (12:04)
StartCreating A Platformer Archer (11:53)
StartDesigning A Character Portrait (8:29)
StartCustomizing Character Portraits (10:25)
StartSection Wrap-Up - Designing Characters (0:31)