Video Game Pixel Art Masterclass – Build Assets with Piskel

Learn to master the skill of creating a Video Game Pixel Art

This course teaches you principles of pixel art for video games using Aseprite. We will cover each topic by alternating theory with simple exercises for practice, so you can master 2d game art.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of making good pixel art.
  • Learn the importance of colors and how to choose them.
  • Learn to create tiles for game.
  • Learn the fundations for creating anything in pixel art.

Course Content

  • Introduction To The Course –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Learn Piskel –> 1 lecture • 13min.
  • Build Video Game Sprites –> 9 lectures • 1hr 2min.
  • Build A Platform Environment –> 7 lectures • 51min.
  • Build And Animate A Simple Platform Character –> 9 lectures • 58min.
  • Build More Video Game Assets –> 10 lectures • 1hr 47min.

Video Game Pixel Art Masterclass - Build Assets with Piskel

Requirements

  • No necessary experience needed.

This course teaches you principles of pixel art for video games using Aseprite. We will cover each topic by alternating theory with simple exercises for practice, so you can master 2d game art.

If you’re new to pixel art and want to improve your skills to create 2d game art, or if you just want to work as a freelance pixel art artist, then this course is fully designed for you.

For creating sprites we’re gonna use Aseprite, which is designed for pixel art and unity 2d as a game engine.

At the end of this course, you’ll have all the knowledge to be able to create beautiful 2d game art.

It’s an approach to making pixel art, based on the belief that creating it shouldn’t have to be a long and difficult process. In fact, modern technology can help us do what used to be done one pixel at a time better and faster! Working smarter, not harder — that’s the Pixel Art Revolution.

Whether you want to make money as a game artist, make assets for your own projects, or create freelance illustrations, this is the course to help get you there. Armed with the knowledge packed into this course you’ll sharpen your existing skills and learn the techniques needed to create professional-quality pixel art and animations in less time!

We’ll start out by getting Photoshop set up for maximum speed and efficiency, and by the end of the course you’ll have made game-ready assets across the 3 most common styles of pixel art games by creating:

  • An isometric building for an RTS game
  • An animated side-scroller level mockup
  • And a populated top-down/RPG map

Plus, you’ll gain the knowledge needed to build a killer library of custom, reusable resources you can pull from whenever you need!

Throughout the lessons, you’ll create assets ranging from

  • color palettes
  • custom brushes
  • Photoshop automation
  • DIY patterns
  • map tiles
  • unique characters
  • custom props
  • multiple animations