I picked up a little hobby thanks to the quarantine. If you followed along, I’d love to see your onigiri!
There’s also aseprite: https://github.com/aseprite/aseprite I’m very fond of its pixel UI.
Aesperite is a nice tool, however, they switched from GPL to a custom EULA sometime back. I respect their decision, but I’d rather use GIMP.
Oh what a shame, I thought it was still GPL’d. Thank you!
Thank you for the link! I had some fun making a little plant for my lobste.rs avatar :)
I love it! Very nice
As someone already mentioned, Grafx2 is the tool for any sort of hand-clicked graphics though I did some pixelart in GIMP too.
But I’m quite sad about ways GIMP tries to chase Photoshop recently, with things like hiding 2/3 of the tools in unintuitive toolgroups.
I tried to do some pixel work in Gimp recently and found it a nightmare. Specifically managing an 8 bit palette in a nice way (editing a palette entry and having the image update accordingly, that sort of thing). I abandoned what I was doing and when I return to it I might fire up deluxe paint iv in an emulator, or PSP7 under wine.
Just going to plug EvilPixie, my own dpaint-inspired pixel editor:
(There’s been a load of changes since the last release - the “layers” branch is where it’s all happening right now:
Looks fab, thanks! I’ll check it out
mtpaint while old still is nice for pixelart :)
My favorite artist of that kind is Gustavo Viselner https://instagram.com/pixelgustavo
When you’re holding a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
I’ll admit, GIMP is an editing tool, not a creation tool, but it certainly does hold up for me.
People doing pixel “art” generally do it in Grafx2 and not in some Photoshop clone.
I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve seen a lot of people doing pixel art in both Photoshop clones and Photoshop itself.
Indeed, pixel art can be made in any tool, there are plenty of fantastic artists doing it in MS Paint… The pixel art form is really great because each piece requires a lot of talent rather than a cool tool.