MAKING A FISH JAR IN PHOTOSHOP (a simple sort of tutorial)

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            painting a silly fish in a glass jar for… PIRATE FISHING RPG (there will be more forthcoming)      and don’t spend too much time fretting about details, since it’s going to be tiny. … Continued

Smoothing brush strokes in Photoshop (and other apps) with LazyNezumi

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I’ve been using this lazynezumi tool to achieve similar brush smoothing to Paint Tool Sai. Since Photoshop doesn’t have brush stabilization built in, making a smooth stroke is pretty annoying depending on your tablet. Almost all digitizers are prone to … Continued

a helpful animation tutorial for simple bounce:

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http://pixosprout.tumblr.com/post/68764858972/the-lazy-bounce-continuing-from-the-previous-ask this artist’s tumblr is full of pixelly amazingness, and a really useful simple tutorial on animation. http://pixosprout.tumblr.com/ I find his art really inspiring and beautiful in general, particularly since I’ve been obsessed with cube style worlds for quite a … Continued

A useful and free sprite sheet animation viewer

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I used this to preview the most simple two frame animations: http://www.moddb.com/downloads/sprite-sheet-player Here’s great reference for looking at great sprite animations: http://www.spriters-resource.com/ and if you’re looking into creating more complex sprites with bones and keyframing, consider using Spine: http://esotericsoftware.com/   … Continued