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Gothic Fairy Pixel Drawing
When I was in art class in high school; many, many years ago, one of the most talented people I ever met, my classmate Scott, drew a kid skateboarding completely from dots. I thought that was some cool s%*@. Some years ago, I drew my first pixel drawing. Not as hard as I thought it would be, of course after I figured out how to do it. My first try at this was the Warrior Princess drawing.

Posted by Creativemind from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States • Published See Creativemind's 116 projects »
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  • How to make a drawing. Pixel Drawing - Step 1
    Step 1

    First draw image with pencil very lightly.

  • How to make a drawing. Pixel Drawing - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, with fine point sharpie, dot the image on the pencil lines.

  • How to make a drawing. Pixel Drawing - Step 3
    Step 3

    Erase the pencil lines.

  • How to make a drawing. Pixel Drawing - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start dotting the image with sharpie, shading areas to give dimension.

  • How to make a drawing. Pixel Drawing - Step 5
    Step 5

    Where there are areas that you want to be darker, like the hair behind arm on the left, mark dots as to almost coloring it in completely but strickly with dots. Use more dots where you want the dark areas and less dots for lighter areas. Keep in mind that this is permanent marker so take your time and plan your dotting before marking them.

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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
I used to do this in class. I used to be good. Then I didn't do it again for... Shit! has it already been 8 years?! I'm old!
It's fun, though. I'm thinking I'm gonna try to recapture all the old art styles I used to use. And that's a good few... I just got so self-concious, because everybody else seemed to be better than me at whichever one. Some years later, I learned that they were all using photoshop, etc. (Honestly, never heard of computerized editing until 2008!) So, now, I'm not worried anymore! I've seen your roughs, people!
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Emma B.
Emma B. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 2 projects
This is stunning. I would love to do this at some point. I might start trying with just some 2B pencils and work up to the permanent marker. Awesome inspiration!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Not yet, but I plan to once I get me a set of color fine point sharpies.
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
I love this technique. Have you tried it with colour? Like pointalism artist Georges Seurat who used the three primary colours to create x
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Crystal H.
Crystal H. · Fountain, Colorado, US · 23 projects
Wicked awesome!!!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Thankz Missy!
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Missy El
Missy El · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
This is just amazing!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Thankz for the comment Kel, but you can do this with any image. Try it with yin and yang, a simple image that is easy to draw, like the one with my dragon. I mean if you want to, it's really easy.
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KelliDroze
KelliDroze · Roseville, Minnesota, US · 8 projects
holy flip thats fantastic! i suck at drawing Happy
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Well, yeah it's the same thing, but I think most are done with much finer (smaller) tools to make even smaller dots. So far, I have only used a sharpie, which is bigger, pixel size.
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