Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby Magnesus » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:01 am

I also recommend MyPaint - I use it for my newest game trying to make it wholly hand drawn.
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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby BahnhofKoffer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:17 pm

Try the free version of Expression Design from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27579
Compared to Inkscape it has less advanced features, but a better usability.

My opinion: the art created with Expression Design looks better and
I can draw faster and smoother with Expression Design.

Note: Expression Design June 2012 Preview expires on December 1, 2013.

This guy have created some free good looking 2d graphics assets all with Expression Design:
http://www.lostgarden.com/2007/05/dancs-miraculously-flexible-game.html
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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby Magnesus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:41 pm

Why use sth proprietary and made by Microsoft when there is free Inkscape and Xara? And if you want to go for sth professional - why not Adobe Illustrator then?
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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby BahnhofKoffer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:25 pm

Xara Designer Pro costs $ 280, Adobe Illustrator costs $ 600.
Both are proprietary.
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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby Magnesus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:49 pm

http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ - Xara Xtreme is free. Expression Design will not be free after the trail period, will it? :) So you will learn it, you will like it and then... bam... you have to pay for it. I've been there with some applications, so I avoid such things like fire. So if you want to pay for it - Adobe Illustrator might be a better choice because it's industry standard. And if you want it for free - Inkscape seems to be the best choice (or you could try Xara Xtreme if you dislike Inkscape). That's just my opinion on this matters. :)
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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby tescott » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:01 am

I just wanted to say thanks for this post. I followed a few of Chris's tutorials and have been able to make my own art for my latest games. I'm looking forward to doing more.

I noticed after a couple of months of hiatus, Chris has posted a couple of articles on his blog today. Good stuff!

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Re: Nice tutorial to making your own good looking 2D art

Postby bagpipes100 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:25 pm

Are SVG's now supported for java in libGDX?
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