Submitted by mkrueger on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 9:50am
This February we ran the DIY: Pixel Art program. This project is so simple and you can make some really great pieces to hang, wear, or whatever you want! Posted below is a gallery of the program and what our attendees created.
Also posted below are all the instructions, and a few extra sites worth looking at, to create your own pixel art.
Pixel Art Tutorial - This site contains everything you need to know to get you started making pixel art, the tutorial covers what materials you will use and a couple links to useful sites to get you started.
That 8-Bit Guy - This link goes to a guy on Facebook that makes all different characters from video games, movies, and a number of other subjects. Totally worth checking out.
Make Your Own Cross Stitch - This site is for generating cross stitch patterns from photos you upload. What does this have to do with pixel art? Well, cross stitching patterns and bead patterns are nearly identical! You can upload a photo and play around with the sliders to generate a pattern that is modified for the number of colors you want to use, and size.
Kandi Patterns - If you're looking for ideas on what to create using the bead materials, then look no further. This website contains a database full of characters from video games, television shows, and a number of others.
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:50am