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How to make round objects in pixel art by vanmall How to make round objects in pixel art by vanmall
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Simple tutorial about how to make round objects in pixel art.

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:bulletgreen::bulletgreen: Vanmall Pixel Art Tutorial Series Guide :bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

:house: Pixel Art Basics
:pointr: How to start with pixel art
:pointr: Difference between isometric and non-isometric pixel art
:pointr: How to dither in pixel art
:pointr: How to make shadows and light sources in pixel art
:pointr: How to add textures to pixel art
:pointr: How to make a pixel transparency
:pointr: How to save pixel art
:pointr: How to make round objects in pixel art
:pointr: How to use reference in pixel art
:pointr: How to replace colors easily (MS Paint)

:house: Pixel Art Exterior
:pointr: How to make a victorian house?
:pointr: How to make a pixel tree
:pointr: How to make a pixel roof
:pointr: How to make a pixel house 1
:pointr: How to make a pixel house 2

:house: Pixel Art Interior
:pointr: How to make a pixel bed
:pointr: How to make a pixel chair
:pointr: How to make a pixel table
:pointr: How to make a pixel couch
:pointr: How to make a pixel tile
:pointr: How to make a pixel countertop
:pointr: How to make a pixel refrigerator
:pointr: How to make a pixel bar stool
:pointr: How to make a pixel stove
:pointr: How to make a pixel flowerpot
:pointr: How to make a pixel lamp
:pointr: How to make a pixel nightstand
:pointr: How to make a pixel aquarium
:pointr: How to make a pixel fireplace
:pointr: How to make a pixel cupboard
:pointr: How to make a pixel carpet
:pointr: How to make pixel curtains
:pointr: How to make a pixel kitchen
:pointr: How to make a pixel bedroom
:pointr: How to make a pixel living room

:house: Pixel Art Characters
:pointr: How to make a pixel eminem 1
:pointr: How to make a pixel eminem 2
:pointr: How to make a small pixel character/sprite

:house: Pixel Art Text
:pointr: How to make pixel text

:house: Pixel Art Objects
:pointr: How to make a pixel gemstone
:pointr: How to make a pixel flower

:house: Pixel Art Premium
:pointr: Basics of Pixel Art

Pixel Art Tutorial Series is currently the most popular thing on my page. The idea behind this is to take suggestions from the community and try to make a tutorial out of these things, helping out fellow deviants along the way. You can also find my pixel art tutorials in groups like #TutorialsForYou, #TutorialsClub and #PixelCommunity.
Here is a list of tutorials in my Pixel Art Tutorial Series, tutorials which are underlined and bold are already ready tutorials that you can read, other tutorials without the underline are tutorials that will be posted in deviantART in near future.
You can also suggest new pixel art tutorial series by commenting on my profile page, on these tutorials or by sending me a note.
Enjoy!
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:icongladiatore79:
Gladiatore79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Congratulations great job !! Sent you to add your work in my group, thank you: game-art-pixel.deviantart.com/
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Shi-Ju Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Here's mine:
shi-ju.deviantart.com/art/Pixe…

Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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AdryanneGorden Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your tutorials! It helped me make this adryannegorden.deviantart.com/…
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vanmall Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks good. :aww:
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:iconthe-spiritofmoon:
The-SpiritOfMoon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:aww: Thank you. It's amazing. 
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconhakitocz:
HakitoCZ Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet, I hope you'll continue with making these tutorials it's very helpful.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely will make more of these. :nod:
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JEricaM Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpfull!!
All your tutorials are amazing!!!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconlucinhae:
Lucinhae Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can also make a cake with this tutorial! :iconvanillalaplz:
Thank you for sharing! :hug:
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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autsdraws Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star: Great!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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xXWolfandCat23Xx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:star::star::star::star::star:
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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xXWolfandCat23Xx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:happybounce:
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Circle tool? Decrease height? Duplicate and erase top of the copy. Done, much simpler? xD
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, also a way to do it. :lol:
But what if you don't have circle tool... ;)
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:iconaaronquinn:
AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Then you need to upgrade your software ;) I think even paint has a circle tool? xD
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RoadZero Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paint's circle tool makes wrong circles sometimes. Manually made, they're neater. Maybe some special pixel art software has this problem solved, I dunno.
Sorry for gravedigging an old comment ^^;
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it does, even MS Paint from windows 95 had it. :lol:
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:iconaudill:
Audill Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful for a nub like me, thanks!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it helps you. :aww:
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:iconpix3m:
Pix3M Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Digital Artist
What about the circle tool?
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some programs indeed have a circle tool but I wanted to make it a bit more general so that all could do it. Also circle tools I think won't let you make isometric circles. :aww:
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MinnaSD Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it looks great and easy when you know how to do it!
Thank you for taking my suggestion for this tutorial, it's very helpful.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your suggestion, I hope it helps a bit. :aww:
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:iconminnasd:
MinnaSD Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It already did! Thank you so much, it was very helpful!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at the stats it seems that you weren't the only one who wanted to see this tutorial. So I thank you for a good suggestion. :)
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MinnaSD Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe, you are very welcome! As a newbie I was having so much trouble managing to make it and I couldn't find a single tutorial that explained it! Since your tutorials are so great I thought it made sense xP
I'm glad it could also help more people!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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amascusmage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
you can use some simple math to make sure the measurements are right. For example, in steps one and two, the vertical lines are 29 pixels but the diagonal lines are eyeballed. Using the pythagorean theorum we find that the horizontal and vertical distance of the diagonal lines should be twice the square root of the vertical lines. So in this case, if the vertical lines are 29, the square root of 29 is 5.38... and twice that is 10.77... this proves that the 11 pixel distance you picked is the closest to a perfect circle you can do within the limited pixel range selected.

You can also use a variation on steps 1 through 4 to find the isometric circle directly. in a true isometric projection (very little pixel art claiming to be isometric is actually true isometric) the x, y, and z axis should be drawn a perfect 120 degrees from each other (hence the name isometric, meaning equal measure.) this means that any flat symmetrical object (like a round table top) will have a vertical distance 58% of its horizontal distance (the actual ratio is 1 to 1 over the square root of 3.) So if we take your diagram in the first part of the tutorial and "squish" it vertically to 58% we will get an isometric circle.

So: the horizontal distances stay the same. the vertical line squishes from 29 to 17, and the diagonal lines will squish vertically from 11 to 6 (remember, the diagonal lines are still 11 horiontally) this will give you an isometric guide from which to draw your circle.
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felifan Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Or we can simply multply the radius by 0,7 ( = Cosinus of 45) ^^
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a good way to measure things and never go wrong with it. It's actually quite simple if you think about it as it's just a circle and it is easy to find values for a circle. However, I think that most people don't think about it like this as it might be too complicated. In this tutorial I calculated the first lines to be 29 pixels and 11 pixels but everything else I just draw as I thought would be good. But I do feel that it's good enough for general pixel art because it's important that it would look somewhat right to the eye. It doesn't have to be pixel perfect.
But you have a good way to calculate circles. :)
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The circle tutorial is so simple and yet so perfect and helpful! I'd never have figured that out. Thank you! :D
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :aww:
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tangerun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I have troubles with round objects and now it gets clearer and easier:33
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it helps you. :)
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