Improve your pixel art spritesImprove your pixel art sprites!
In this tutorial, I will explain you how to use a couple techniques I used to improve
Planet Centauri's sprites before implementing them into the game (or before animating them).
Some of the rules shown here are very easy to use, and/or are purely methodical;
so even if you aren't very skilled, follow those simple guidelines to make your sprites cleaner.
A lot of basic mistakes will ruin the quality of your art.
Thankfully, they're also generally quite easy to fix with some experience, and
by paying attention.
Too many colors
Pixel art is all about constraints. When two colors are very close, merge them into
an intermediate one, so you see if it improves the result.
Using a small palette will help you improving your skills much more easily, and will make
creating sprites also easier.
It also will make it easier to identify unwanted artifacts (i.e. misplaced pixels).