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Pixel Art Master Course - Beginner to Professional/Freelance

This course teaches everything about pixel art for video games. From the very basics to the advanced techniques. Students will learn about lines, shapes, color theory and harmony, creating a color palette, designing characters, backgrounds, items, making animation and even how to start freelancing. You will also learn a lot about game design principles.

If you are new to art or pixel art and want to create better art for your indie games then this course is for you.

This course is always growing with new lessons (you can check the future planned lessons in a document available on the Discord server). If there is a topic that you would like me to cover, you can message me and I will make it. I am on Udemy and Discord server every day so you can easily get into contact with me.

Discord (2000+ members) also provides certain benefits once you reach a certain role on the server such as getting access to exclusive channels. The wonderful community there also provides a place for you to share your work, get feedback or even just hang out and chill with people of similar interest. Connect and work with other people on game jams (if you want). Yes, even if you want to find game coders and music compositors (or if you're one who's looking for an artist).  There are also indie devs who code and do the art themselves.

This course will strengthen your foundations in art and pixel art. It will build your confidence in your art and give you the information you need to continue improving your pixel art and start making money. 

By the time you finish the course, you will already have a portfolio for different game genres with practical game design. 

This course has 3 big parts: beginner [B], intermediate [I] and advanced [A]. Each section is marked with a letter inside square brackets at the end of it's title with corresponding difficulty.

I am available on Udemy and Discord every day - to give you feedback, to help you overcome your limits, to help you become a better artist in fun and relaxing way. I'm here for you every step of the way if you need me.

Languages and subtitles: entire course is available in multiple languages. English subtitles have been manually reviewed, fixed and they work properly. Please note that other languages for subtitles have been auto-translated from english language. While I'm aware it's not a perfect solution, it should be of great use.

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Rating 4.5 based on 381 ratings
Length 16.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $17
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Instructor Mislav Majdandžić
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design Game Design

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so far so good

So far so good.

ottimo So far so good Muy buena explicación y ritmo.

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best pixel art course

This is the best pixel art course on Udemy!

Even tho at the end my choise was on 2 different courses, this particular one is, in my opinion, the best pixel art course on Udemy.

This is the best pixel art course I've taken.

Best pixel art course on udemy, it explains everything very well since the basics, also it has challenges and groups on discord and facebook...

This is by far the best pixel art course on Udemy.

Probably one of the best pixel art courses around here.

This is definely the best pixel art course I have seen around here and I really recommend it!

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easy to follow

The material is fun and easy to follow even for a complete beginner like me.

About 70% through so far, very informative and easy to follow, I've only started to learn some new things now I'm in the intermediate section 10 but if you are a complete beginner sections 1 through 9 are your absolute core foundations that you'll need to master to progress your pixel art.

The lessons are easy to follow along with while still covering in-depth knowledge later on in the sections.

So easy to follow, and I enjoy challenging myself!

Finding the instructor very insightful and easy to follow so far.

( Vielleicht sollte erst nach mehreren angeschauten Videos nach einer Bewertung gefragt werden ) So far it's easy to follow and the information is presented clearly.

Even though I'm not that deep in this course (yet) everything has been very clear and easy to understand Very easy to follow instructions.

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looking forward

I'm really looking forward to textures and characters.

I love the amount of detail he puts into his episodes, I also like how he includes ways to practice what he is teaching really good course so far, looking forward to finish it Love the discord channel for students for feedback, encouragement, and motivation.

Not a full 5 stars only because it isn't finished yet - but I'm really looking forward to what is yet to come!

looking forward to next chapters :D Great course!

I'm looking forward to the advanced lessons.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Looking forward to more!

Anyway, looking forward to some more tutorials of yours in future.

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explains everything

He knows what he's doing and he clearly explains everything he does.

the instructor explains everything very well and with clarity.

Nice Teacher, explains everything well.

Mislav is a great Udemy teacher, and he explains everything very well with-out backtracking, or holding the hand too much.

Very in-depth in explanation and explains everything quite well.

This clearly explains everything.

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new things

I'm not even half way through because every chapter I complete motivates me to return to my old pixel art images and redo them with the new things I've learned.

I don't have any artistic history behind me, but I love to learn new things.

which just gives me the courage to keep going C: Enjoying it so far, learnt new things about programs that I already thought I knew.

Learning new things and only on the First actual lesson with an Introduction to Photoshop.

I've learned new things I never knew about already.

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exactly what

Loved this course, I mostly bought it for learning how to actually draw pixel art, which is exactly what it gave me.

Very informative, exactly what I expected from this course!

Teaching beginners the correct ways to create and color is exactly what I am looking for.

So far it is giving me exactly what I was looking for.

Worth the money, this course is exactly what I was looking for as someone who is a total beginner at Pixel art.

So far its looking interesting Prefiero no usar PS para pixel art Yes, exactly what I was looking for so far It's fine so far.

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feel like

Simply because, even tho at the moment it is the most complete one around, i feel like it still lacks something.

There are other parts like making a platformer or making a top-down game that I didn't watch because I don't feel like those things apply to me.

In this course taught by Mislav, I feel like I'm learning to draw by building a foundation of skills and then expanding them.

I feel like a lot of the material out there is less grounded in proper technique.

I feel like I'm better than I was when I started.

it makes me feel like don't just care a bout the money.

being in the discord group and getting direct answer on my comments with your challenges makes me feel like you actually care personally for your students and wants us to succeed.

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other courses

I highly recommend this course :) Take care, Filip This course is actually explaining things that other courses have skipped over or missed, its clear enough that any person starting out with Pixel art can get the hang of the basics in it simplest form as well as more in depth concepts Mislav very comfortably introduced me to pixel art, answering every question before I could even think to ask it.

if you want pixel by pixel walkthroughs though you are better off with other courses Even the first five minutes caused my artwork to be noteworthily different.

Unlike the other courses I looked into, you are given challenges throughout the course and can submit them into the community to be given feedback.

The course explains in-depth many of the nuances of pixel art that other courses tend to gloss over like jaggies.

The difference in what the video explanation of the video says we'll learn to what we end up doing is far too drastic for me to feel this course was more valuable than other courses.

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more advanced

Overall the course is good but I would recommend it for complete beginners only and I would look for other courses for more advanced topics and precise instructions.

Hoping more advanced courses are added in the future.

The course is still growing, and the only thing I still think it can improve is on having more advanced lessons, but I'm sure they will come in time.

I was excited to see a different perspective on more advanced pixel art but sadly it never goes to advanced pixel art, it is for absolute beginners only.

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knows what

The author knows what he is talking about and is giving very much.

He really knows what he is talking about and is very skilled and talented in his pixel art.

The creator is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Art Historian $41k

Art Handler 2 $44k

Lecturer of Art $48k

Art Therapist 1 $48k

Art Critic $49k

Junior Art Director & Digital Art Director $51k

Personal art $53k

Art Collector $59k

Graphic Art $82k

Chair of the Department of Art and Art History $83k

Creative of the Art $87k

Senior Pixel Artist $104k

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Rating 4.5 based on 381 ratings
Length 16.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $17
From Udemy
Instructor Mislav Majdandžić
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design Game Design

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