Game designer / Pixel Artist / Christian
Director of Mentaura Studios
Update on this, 16x16 is definitely my favorite right now, I thought I would feel constrained, but somehow it feels like I have more room to play with!
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I've been using 32x32 a lot. I haven't explored a whole lot though and I'm curious what everyone's favorite canvas sizes are!
Heyo! I'm somewhat new to pixel art myself, but I've been using the Apollo palette a lot and I think it's probably a safe bet for your project
If you need more colors, then you might need to make your own palette
I'd be happy to do more research and get back to you with some resources / advice on how to do that!
I actually second @cdaddr 's favorite color
Though, I'd be happy with most any shades of orange
Here are a few pieces of mine, I've been progressing in the artform a lot lately!
This pack is to help with your Aseprite workflow and to set you up for success! To get started, download and unzip this folder, then follow the various instructions.
Edit > Preferences > Extensions > Add Extension
Navigate to this folder, select a theme and click "OK". Then select it in Aseprite and click "Open Folder".
Go two folders up in your file viewer and now you can just drop the rest of the themes into it!
#2. Edit > Preferences > Themes
Double click the theme you want to try, then click "apply" if you want to use it.
Once you have Export Tools in the scripts folder,
File > Scripts > Rescan Scripts Folder
You should be good to go!
A personal setup of mine, it seriously speeds up my workflow!
Edit > keybind Shortcuts > Import > Navigate to the Minimalist Keylist.aseprite-keys file and click "OK".
New = [
Save = ]
Export = \
Undo = = R
Redo = T
Copy = 1
Cut = 2
Paste = 3
Delete = Backspace, Del, U
Replace Color = N
Outline = J
Canvas Size = Tab
Toggle Union Skin = Q
Previous Frame = W
Next Frame = E
Frame Properties = Space+Q
New Frame = Space+W
New Empty Frame = Space+E
Delete Frame = Space+R
Layer Properties = Space+A
New Layer = Space+ S
Layer Visibility = Space+D
Delete Layer = Space+F
Eyedropper Tool (quick) = A
Swap between Eraser and Pencil = S
Move Tool (quick) = D
Lasso Tool (quick) = F
Paint Bucket Tool (quick) = G
Hand Tool (quick) = Space
Contour Tool = H
Switch Colors = C
Set Ink Type Shading = V
Set Ink Type Simple = B
Straight line from last point = Ctrl+click somewhere else
Change Brush Size = Shift+mouse wheel
Set Color Selector = 9 through 5 for the various selectors
Switch Edit Palette Mode = X
Any thoughts or suggestions? Please comment and let me know! I will be working on Starter Setup, and will probably post the next iteration sometime in the future!
I use Aseprite.
I love that the space bar can be a keybind condition, the animation system is great, and just in general it's so powerful.