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Pixel Tutorial by Riuori Pixel Tutorial by Riuori
Edit - I have the spanish version of SAI so the tools and settings were in spanish too. I downloaded the english ver and took new screenshots of the toolbar, now you have the tutorial entirely in english hehe xD Also corrected some writing mistakes ;;

Huge file! > A <

Okay, this is a tutorial basically of how I pixel everything. That chibi is a bit old, I've improved a little since then but it's a simple character and I think it's easier to understand the tutorial that way.
The image of the chibi used here is enlarged.
Here's the original: Kouki by Riuori

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment, I'll try my best to answer them~ 
Oh and if you find any grammar/spelling mistake please tell me ;; hehe

Next tutorial will be... blinking animation~ <3

Featuring some guides about the basics of pixel art:
Pixel Art Tutorial- What the heck is pixel art? v1 by Pix3M Pixel Blending + Shading Tips by BluE3 DO's and DON'Ts Guide for Pixels-Unlimited! by Drache-Lehre

Also you should read this amazing topic about creating pixel art: Topic: The Pixel Art Tutorial

Please don't copy, edit, repost or reupload this tutorial.
Art and character © Riuori
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Takaharu-Oimikado Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love this tutorial it helped me a lot :3 I use Gimp to make pixel art, would you say Sai is better?
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Siomga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Amazing,but how do you make the background transparent in sai?
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Riuori Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It's explained at the bottom of the tutorial but you basically have to save file as .png and choose the 32bpp ARGB option in the save options window. If this window doesn't pop up it's because your SAI version is old.
Hope this helps :^)
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Siomga Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you and sorry for my mistake ^_^
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Riuori Featured By Owner 2 days ago
No problem! You're welcome <3
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ajtakashi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I've learned something new. I've always used the same tone/hue/color for the outline. Now I know I also have to consider shadows and lightings can also affect the outlines. Thank you.
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Riuori Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm glad this tutorial was useful for you! ^u^//
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Hiikary-chan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
used here ;; v ;;
.: Hiikary deviantart ID :.
thank you for this helpful tutorial!
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Turtlekisskiss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are the reason I can finally do eyes in MS paint. bless yo face.
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cysir Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the beautiful tutorial!
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