Illustration Techniques in Pixel Art

A course by Galamot Shaku , Illustrator/Game Developer

Illustrator/Game Developer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2016

Create a pixel-art portrait with Photoshop using a photograph or drawing

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (148)
  • 2485 students

Create a pixel-art portrait with Photoshop using a photograph or drawing

A course by Galamot Shaku

Adrián de la Garza (better known as Galamot Shaku)—illustrator, pixel artist, and video-game developer—teaches you everything you need to know about pixel art, a digital art form where images are edited at the pixel level.

In this course, Galamot goes over the different illustration techniques that exist in this discipline, from the theoretical base and technical foundations to applications in different formats and supports.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 12 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (148)
  • 2485 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 40m)
  • 12 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Make a pixel-art portrait from a photograph or your own drawing by applying the lessons learned during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for illustrators interested in learning a new technique, video-game developers, animators, and anyone who wants to delve into the world of pixels.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Photoshop and a graphics tablet are recommended, but not required.


Reviews

2485 Students
148 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Galamot Shaku

A course by Galamot Shaku

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Illustrator/Game Developer

Adrián de la Garza, better known as Galamot Shaku, is an illustrator, vj, pixel artist, and independent video-game developer who lives and works in Mexico City.

He has always liked video games. As he himself explains, "like many children of my generation, I wasted my childhood in front of those devilish gadgets, which is why now I create images that take me back to better times when I didn't have to worry about rent or having food in the kitchen pantry.”

He is interested in everything related to digital imaging and the use of pixel-art elements to create unique images. “I like to use pixels because they allow me to explore color in digital images in its most essential form and force me to synthesize ideas with as few elements as possible.”

He likes to experiment with different media, such as comics, animation, live video performance, and video games as a way of exploring the multiple manifestations of the human condition.


Content

  • U1

    Hello World

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Photoshop settings

    • But I could do it in Paint! (And you can actually)
    • Pencil, rubber and lots of patience - Part I
    • Pencil, rubber and lots of patience - Part II
  • U3

    Sketch and layout

    • Creation of sketch from a photograph
    • Test Your Might
    • Colors, lights and shadows - Part I
    • Colors, lights and shadows - Part II
  • U4

    Colors, lights and flavors

    • More Color - Part I
    • More Color - Part II
    • Bonus Stage
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustration Techniques in Pixel Art

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Illustration Techniques in Pixel Art. Illustration, 3D, and Animation course by Galamot Shaku

Illustration Techniques in Pixel Art

A course by Galamot Shaku
Illustrator/Game Developer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2016
  • 97% positive reviews (148)
  • 2485 students