b3ta.com board
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Messageboard » Icon mini challenge » Message 9564655

[challenge entry] Got the Icon bug again...
O RLY owl:

From the Icon mini challenge challenge. See all 1078 entries (open)

(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 16:47, archived)
# O RLY?
YEAH RLY
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 16:53, archived)
# Haha
Nice!
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:01, archived)
# that is awesome
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:04, archived)
# terwit-ter WOO!
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:07, archived)
# :D
I'm amazed it took that long...
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:08, archived)
# HAha!
I want to make icons. Can I? Hu, hu? can I?
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:11, archived)
# Go fer it!
15 pixels wide, 13 pixels high, they tend to look better if you limit your shades to 16 or under and a cartoon style outside line tends to help, don't do colour or animation.
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:16, archived)
# How are you so good at these?
Genuine question. Answer below.
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:12, archived)
# I have a very good eye for fine detail, and I used to do 16 bit sprites when I was young so I understand how you simulate smooth lines in very small pixel counts using shading, plus I've a good 'pick and peck' method,
essentially I start with a rough outline and solid block colour centre, then set pencil to block 1 pixel at 20% opacity and just use black and white 'paint' to raise or lower each pixels shade, then narrow the shades to 8 using posterize to simplify it a bit, then a bit more pick n peck, and so on...

My main difficulty is knowing when it's finished.
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:24, archived)
# this
i used to spend all my time designing sprites for video games that would never get made (multimedia fusion, anyone?) I think I'd have a spasm if I ever tried pixel art again, I spent so much time on that.
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:31, archived)
# :D
WiL WiL WiL.
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 18:08, archived)
# O RLY?
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:13, archived)
# perfect!
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 17:32, archived)
# Ooh! Nice.
What's the chance you'd let me use it as the Autorun icon for some corporate media? See if anyone twigs ;)
(, Mon 6 Jul 2009, 20:29, archived)