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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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:iconduskythewolf:
DuskyTheWolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Me :Confused Kobeni Confused Icon 
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joitimi Featured By Owner 5 days ago
How do you make it move?
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SamTheDerpyOtaku Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate lineart too... :iconnyehplz: Great tutorial though!
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner 2 days ago
linearting is tiring :iconmeangryplz: thank you~ ^^
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Bronze-ite Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderful tutorial! 
Would the pixel tool work the same as the binary? From what I see, they seem pretty alike.
Also, it's just too confusing for me to add new tools and stuff into my SAI. ;;
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:iconpowerfluff:
Powerfluff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WEEEE! THX! THIS HELPED SO MUCH!
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Glad to hear that! ^u^
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:iconblue3:
BluE3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Thanks for the feature! Great tutorial, by the way ^^
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
No problem, your tutorial is very clear and helpful ^^
And thank you! 
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:iconblue3:
BluE3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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averyanime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whats confusing me is cleaning up the lineart. So you can't use the actual eraser tool? 
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
You can't use it because the anti-aliasing of the eraser tool will mess up your pixels. In that step when I talk of eraser I refer to pixel eraser, you can find the settings at the top of the tutorial. 
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:icondandelion231:
Dandelion231 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This si a good guide! I'll try that out this evening ;u; Always wanted to learn how to pixel O:
Just one question: It seems that I don't ahve any options when I save a file as .png... where are these options you told about? o:
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Thank you! ^u^)/ I hope it helps
When you save an image as .png this window pop up 
i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww…
Then you choose the second option for transparency
If it doesn't appear you should try updating your SAI, ver 1.1.0 support transparent PNG files
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:icondandelion231:
Dandelion231 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, guess I need an update xD
But thank you cx ❤
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MariPocket Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so helpfull, I'll draw something in pixels thanks to this tutorial :la:
I have a Question, which font did you use for the title and subtittles (for the steps) I just love it :dummy:
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Glad to hear that! ^u^)/
ahh I love that font too, I have been using it for years now <3
It's "Cookies", here you can download it www.dafont.com/es/cookies.font
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:iconmaripocket:
MariPocket Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :hug:
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:icongenisay:
Genisay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll have to try this out some time!
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:iconiambobbolie:
IAmBobbolie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for tutorial.  I've always wanted to give pixel art another try.  ^__^
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
You're welcome~ You should totally go for it ^^
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:iconyuiyamana:
YuiYamana Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Could you please elaborate more on step 5? How exactly do you color the lines that are already there? Do you go over them in a different layer? Is it on the same layer? How did you do it?
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I lock the opacity of the lineart layer and color it
I always work lineart and coloring on different layers so shading and coloring the lineart is easier
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:iconun-machined:
un-machined Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks great tutorial! I'm no good at pixels but it's fun to try!
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:icon14iv19:
14iv19 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I want to learn pixel! o_o *determined* Thanks for the tuto!
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
That's great, pixeling is really fun <3 You're welcome, I hope it helps you ^^
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:iconkitsuneninjacookie:
KitsuneNinjaCookie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist
this tutorial is really helpful, thank you ^v^
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Glad to hear that, you're welcome <3
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KitsuneNinjaCookie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist
<3
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:iconfuwafuwaprince:
FuwaFuwaPrince Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial
It looks so easy now! ^3^
I'm definitely going to try this!
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:iconminty-san1994:
Minty-san1994 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*A* This is very useful~ Thank you for making this tutorial, I'll refer to it when I start pixelling again. <3
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Watermelon-oc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
This tutorial is awesome I will use it ;D
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Thank you! <33
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:iconwatermelon-oc:
Watermelon-oc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I thank you ;) 
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tablet-kun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Cute~! <33
I'm glad you think so ^^
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Ike-SCD Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're tutorial is completly amazing x_x
I followed him like a "robot" and... I understand how to make pixel art.

I read lots of tutorial and yours is perfect ♥
Thanks a lot !!!
Really QAQ
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
aww you're very welcome!<33 I'm glad you found it helpful ^u^
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iiCat3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Artist
Is there a way to do this without SAI or Photoshop?
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
You can use the pencil tool on MSpaint, but this program doesn't work with layer s so it may be more difficult
I've never used any other art programs so I'm not sure ;v;
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FancyFox02 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is super helpful! Thanks for making it! :)
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
You're welcome! <3 I'm glad it was helpful
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:iconpeppermint-pocky:
Peppermint-Pocky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!
I used this to make this: Pixel chibi
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
You're very welcome! <33
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:iconpeppermint-pocky:
Peppermint-Pocky Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:>
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:iconnightsummerrain:
NightSummerRain Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much ^3^
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
My pleasure! ^//u//^
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:iconhetalianhearts:
HetalianHearts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful, thank you!:happybounce: 
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:iconriuori:
Riuori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
You're welcome! I'm glad you found it helpful ^^
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ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was extremely helpful. Thank you very much! 
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