Drawing Pixel Art

Updated at 2015-01-16 21:21
  1. Draw the character with pen or Photoshop. Focus on shapes, you can even leave out the colors.
  2. Overlay the image to a pixel paint program and color the areas using pixels. Don't use different shades of a single color.
  3. Add one shade of each color for deep shadows.
  4. Add smaller details, especially those that might cast a shadow.
  5. Add second shade of each color for shallow shadows.
  6. Add third shade of each color for highlight.
  7. Finalize. You can now use any shade in your chosen palette.