Digital Drawing

The World of Pixel Art: Create Your Own Video Game World


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Create your own pixelated world!

I am JHN STUDIO (Junghoon Nam).

I spread cuteness to the world through pixel videos on my YouTube channel. Many people want to know how my pixel videos are being produced, and there have been many requests for classes. I was looking for the best way to share my working process, and so I have decided to teach you guys through Class101. Everything you may be wondering about, and the feeling of wanting to create images like mine on your own, I’ll help you get to where you want to be.

If you are curious about my pixel art videos >>

What is pixel art?

Remember Super Mario, a classic game we all enjoyed as a child? The simple graphics and the operation of the game were very simple, but it was a game that I used to play with my friend without knowing that time was flying by. The graphics that appear in the game is pixel art. It is also called “dot art” because it is a work expressed by dots rather than lines.

Currently, pixel art is being examined once again with a wave of retro craze. It seems to be appealing in that it can embrace all generations while giving nostalgic memories to people in their 30s and 40s and a new style to people in their 10s and 20s.

Here’s what you’ll learn

In this class, I will tell you how to make one pixel art video from start to finish.

Start by drawing small pixel art such as clouds, trees, buildings, and furniture! We are going to practice as much as possible so that you can get used to working with small dots and forming shapes little by little.

Next, you will complete various scenes by combining the pixel art that you have already completed. From the natural background of trees and clouds to the urban background of buildings and roads and the background of your room with furniture! Feel free to complete the background the way you like!

Lastly, I'll teach you how to draw a pixel-style character. Create cute pixel characters to live in your world, such as your favorite idol, avatar, and more. You will feel joy when you see the pixel characters that you create.

How does it work?

The work is done by putting together dots (pixels) on Illustrator, moving the image to Photoshop, and finally editing it into a video using Vegas.

Why do you need to work with Illustrator to create pixel art?!

Illustrator is a vector-based program, so there is no loss of size or image quality, making it very easy to resize after completing your work.

In addition, Photoshop and Illustrator are the programs that I started using when I first got into pixel art, so I created this class based on those programs.

Pixel art can be created with a variety of programs, so it's okay to observe how I work and then apply it to a program you’re more familiar with.

What is Photoshop's role in pixel art?

When you complete the basic image in Illustrator, Photoshop acts to create a GIF that adds movement to your image. In addition, it plays the additional role of color correction.

Final video editing in Vegas!

Vegas will complete the final editing process and create a video with the finished images.

There are many programs you need to use to get the job done, but you will only need the very basic functions of each program to take pixels, correct them, and turn them into images, so don't be afraid!

I'm not good at drawing. Will I be okay?

Basic drawing skills are not very important for pixel art. Although you’ll start with the illustrations I have set up for class, you can create anything you want through tracing, and since pixel art can be modified after completion, I don't think you will have any problems once you get a strong foundation through my class! For reference, I have only gotten around three months of art lessons

The hardest step is starting! Once you take that first step, you’ll see your cute pixel images come to life!

Then join me and create your own new world,

Retro-style pixel images.

Digital art with JHN Studio.

Step 01 : Visualization

A good pixel illustration starts with a good visualization. Learn about the visualization process and how to create your own story through pixel art.

Step 02 : Tracing

Tracing is a technique that will help you easily create pixelated objects. Learn how to create pixel objects in just a few simple steps.

Step 03 : Gradients

Adding gradients to your pixelated images will help your images look more real and natural. I’ll show you the steps to creating natural gradients with colors.

Step 04 : GIFs

GIFs are one of the fundamental skills of pixel art. Learn how to produce your own pixel art GIF files with cool effects such as running characters, spinning coins, and explosions.

Step 05 : Videos

The best way to tell your pixel story is through video! Learn about the video production process, from incorporating characters into backgrounds to the final editing touches.

Welcome to JHN Studio’s Digital Drawing Class

  1. Introducing the class: Creating cute pixel art on your computer
  2. Meet Junghoon Nam: Illustrator, artist, and your instructor
  3. Taking a look at the programs you need for class

01. Visualizing Your Own Pixel Video

  1. Visualizing in the classic video game format
  2. Creating a pixel art music video
  3. Tip: Making your own video form (dividing your video) and pixel reference sites

02. Adobe Illustrator and Pixels

  1. Exploring the interface and settings of Illustrator
  2. The process of tracing (with practice)
  3. Understanding the lines and curves of pixel art
  4. How to add pixel gradients
  5. Tips and tricks for creating pixel art

03. Practicing Pixels by Creating Backgrounds

  1. Creating the ground for backgrounds
  2. Drawing buildings and creating a city background
  3. Drawing clouds and creating a sky background
  4. Drawing trees and creating a forest background
  5. Creating a room with furniture 1
  6. Creating a room with furniture 1

04. Creating Retro Game Style Scenes

  1. Creating a start screen
  2. Creating an interface
  3. Create rhythmic notes for rhythm games
  4. Creating an explosion effect
  5. Creating scene dialogues/descriptions
  6. Creating character selection cards
  7. Bonus! Using Photoshop to create a main character selection screen

05. Character Design

  1. Exploring and observing pixel characters
  2. Creating your own character
  3. Creating moving motions for your characters

06. Creating Moving Pixel Art (GIF)

  1. Exploring the settings and functions of Photoshop
  2. Creating a running character
  3. Creating a spinning coin motion
  4. Creating an explosion effect
  5. Creating a rain effect

07. Creating Pixel Videos

  1. Exploring the settings and functions of Vegas
  2. Incorporating backgrounds into your videos
  3. Incorporating backgrounds and producing an arcade game
  4. Incorporating rhythm notes
  5. Putting everything together with editing and rendering
  6. Creating a thumbnail

Outro: Congratulations on finishing the class!

In closing: Now you are a pixel artist!

Creator JHN Studio (Junghoon Nam)


Hello. I am Junghoon Nam, an illustrator spreading cuteness to the world through pixel art.

Many people want to know how my pixel videos are being produced, and there have been many requests for classes. I was looking for the best way to share my working process, and so I have decided to teach you guys through Class101. Everything you may be wondering about, and the feeling of wanting to create images like mine on your own, I’ll help you get to where you want to be.

I hope to share the joy of creating pixel videos! I look forward to seeing all of you in class.

  • People who like cute things
  • People who love the retro style
  • People who like pixel art and want to learn how to make it
  • People who want to immerse themselves in something that doesn’t require a whole lot of thought
  • People who want to learn a new, enriching hobby

This class is taught using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Vegas.

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Q. Is Illustrator the only program I can use to create pixel art?

A. Not at all! There are a lot of programs that can work with pixels, such as Aseprite, Photoshop, etc.! Since I mainly use Illustrator, the focus of the class is creating with pixels on Illustrator, but if you can apply what you learn in class, you can use any program you want!

Q. Is Vegas the only program I can use to create videos like yours?

A. As with the question above, there are quite a few video editing programs you can. You can apply what you learn in this class to other programs, and can use any program you want.

Q. Can I create pixel art even if I can't draw?

A. Yes, of course. Pixel art can be modified as many times as you like, and tracing (seeing and copying) can create any shape you want, so just enjoy creating with confidence!

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