Easy pixel art unicorn drawing
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Pixel Art - A new and easy style of coloring A large part of pixel art comes from retro (classic) video games due to graphics cards with much lower performance than today's graphics cards, especially from classic arcade games. For example, Space Invaders (1978) and Pac-Man (1980), and 8-bit (very low) systems such as the Nintendo Entertainment System (1983) and the Sega Master System (1985).
The term "pixel art" was first seen at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal in 1982. This original and ingenious concept dates back more than 11 years, but similar models can be seen in Richard Shoup's SuperPaint (style) in 1972, also at Xerox PARC.
Some contemporary art forms, such as thread embroidery and other types of mosaics and beading, are very similar to pixel art. These art forms are constructed from very small colored unit images similar to the modern digital computer pixels we see on our screens. Elsewhere we could see works with similarities, the concept on a larger scale can be seen in North Korea at the Arirang festival.
Before you begin your beautiful unicorn pixel artwork.
Before you get started with pixel art, remember: pixel art is just another artistic standard, like lefty, oil painting, pencil, sculpture or its close relative mosaic. To do good pixel art, you must be able to do good basic unicorn drawings. In general, this means studying light and shadow, perspective, anatomy, color theory and even art history, as these are all essential elements to making good pixel art.
The necessary tools for your pixelated unicorn drawing
You don't need to have a huge collection of 200 tools to make good pixel art, and you can get by even with a good mouse and free, open source software. My setup includes a small Wacom pen tablet, a good mouse, a good keyboard and my favorite software is Aseprite, but you should use whatever you are most comfortable with.
Here is a list of commonly used software for Pixel Art.
- Aseprite: Excellent professional editor with many time-saving features (for a price).
- GraphicsGale: A classic, used in many games. It is a bit complex, but full of interesting features (free).
- Piskel: Free online pixel art editor (for free)
- Photoshop: Powerful image editor that is not intended for pixel art, but you can configure to use it (paying).
But know very well that it is perfectly possible to make this pixel art with a ruler and colored pencils.
Unicorn pixel art drawing is easy to make.
You can print this drawing and easily reproduce the unicorn. Start by drawing the body of the unicorn and then color the animal with magic horns. Here is a second coloring idea.