[Pixel Art Tutorial] Simple Sword

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Punika

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FIRST OF ALL:
This tutorial is not limited to any size. You also can create Axes and other weapons with metallic parts.

Difficulty: 1/5

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As always we start with the outlines. And again noone can help you with these since it's your imaginationand your skills to draw. But you can get some nice ideas from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.google.com">http://www.google.com</a><!-- m --> for swords outlines. Use a black outline first.


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Seperate the blade, handle etc and simply fill the simgle parts with their colors. Use a bright grey for the blade since it's usually made of metal.


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Let's improve the outlines now. Choose the main color of your blade and make it darker. Use this color as outline for the blade. Do the same for everything else. With this improvement of the outlines the whole art looks more clean and real.


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Fill your blade with a color that's a little bit darker then your main color but leave the inner outlines bright. This way the blade looks sharper on the dges.


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The last step is adding some shine to the blade and shadows on the other parts. Shine is added with the bright grey. It should be brighter than the "sharp edges" and has to be added on the blade in lines. Two pixels to the right and one pixel up untill the blade is filled with the shine. As always my lightsource comes form the upper right corner. Make everything that's at the left bottom a little bit darker. Every part got it#s seperated shading but with the same lightsource.


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