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here be resources on (pixel) art, links to refs, tutorials, programs (just some category suggestions so far)

Resources

Programs

3D Modelling

Name/Link Windows macOS GNU/Linux Type Free Trial OpenSource Description
Blender yes yes yes Freeware - yes feature rich, free, open source 3D modelling package

Digital Painting

Name/Link Windows macOS GNU/Linux Type Free Trial OpenSource Description
GIMP yes yes yes Freeware - yes -
Krita yes yes yes Freeware - yes -
Photoshop yes yes no Subscription yes no -

Miscellaneous

Name/Link Windows macOS GNU/Linux Type Free Trial OpenSource Description
Tiled yes yes yes Donationware - yes tile map editor

Pixel Art

todo: add more columns for comparing features important to pixel artists

Name/Link Windows macOS GNU/Linux Type Free Trial OpenSource Supports Animation
Aseprite yes yes yes Payware yes yes yes
GraphicsGale yes no no Freeware - no yes
GrafX2 yes yes yes Freeware - yes yes
Pro Motion yes no no Payware yes no yes

References

Anatomy

  • Animal Head Reference - find photos of animal heads in the position of a poseable 3D skull model
  • CroquisCafe - free nude photo/video archives and free ebooks
  • Zygote Body - interactive 3D model of human bones, muscles, fat pads, etc.

Pixels/CG

  • Spriters Resource - huge database with graphics ripped from all kinds of games and systems

Tutorials/Art Instruction

resources.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/26 08:44 by 0xdb