Exercise: Pixel Party

This is a quick character design/characterization exercise. We collectively create a semi-interactive scenario: a party where a bunch of different characters are dancing. On click each character says something (via textbox).

1) Create an original character in pixel art, their gender should not be the one you identify as. The size of the character’s bounding box should be around 160×160 (you can draw in 80×80 double the pixel size)
2) Devise its own peculiar dance and create an animation loop – min 4 frames
4) Write 4 or more lines that the character would say at a party
5) Export it as animated gif and as PNG image sequence with transparent background

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Resources/inspirations

Curated graphics

PixelJoing sharing community

Pinterest curated list

Way of the pixel message board for in-depth feedback

Basic Tutorials:

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Follow with Photoshop animation + pixels

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