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how mono pixels! a tutorial (sorta) by yours truly by monochromera how mono pixels! a tutorial (sorta) by yours truly by monochromera
FIRST OF ALL THAT FILE SIZE
YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD IT TO SEE IT BECAUSE OTHERWISE ITS GOING TO BE FUZZY

*DIES*
I'M DONE HERE

second of all
I'm not good at explaining things so I apologize, this will probably be really... skip-ahead-ie (?)

third thing:
this is the same general way I do pixel dolls and such, only those are 150x150px instead of... whatever size this is.
SO YES. this tutorial will teach you my ways (maybe?) 

also, the program is microsoft paint. even if you have a different version, it should still work for you!


and finally

art (c) monochromera
character (c) Espherio
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:icontiffma:
tiffma Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  New Deviant
Impressive!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
thanks :D 
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:iconturtlekisskiss:
Turtlekisskiss Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CARP
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
After I cleared everything I wanted do I go to file and "Save to my computer" ?
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
yes! and be sure to save it as a .png  so that it doesn't get fuzzy looking! :D 
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Ok I did! :D
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
fantastic :D 
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
sta.sh/01g90rtvxseb This is how it looks like at the end :)
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
o.o oh
my goodness


that is absolutely incredible!!! I can't imagine how much time that must have taken... my gosh! it's gorgeous! you did such an amazing job on it ;A; 
skfhlkajsfghalkjflakjflkjahglkjhafh 
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Made with MS paint of course. Well I started around Friday evening and finished this one about 9 hours ago.

I was supposed to put a background but I couldn't do what I imagined :/

But I can't put this to dA yet cause I need to figure out a Bio and Story for the lower character :/
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
gosh dang...... ;w; that's a heck of a lot of time and effort.... but it was certainly worth it!

ahh yea, backgrounds are super tough to get right, especially with pixel stuff!


that works! c: when you do, be sure to send me a link so I can hoard it into my favs X3
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:iconturtlekisskiss:
Turtlekisskiss Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
How do I make that thumbnail? :0
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
go to "view" on the top of the menu bar, then there should be an option that says "thumbnail" and as long as you're zoomed in more than 100% it should show a thumbnail! :D though I don't know if it's available in older MSpaints 
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Wow thank you so much! :O omg cool thank you<3
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
you're welcome ^^ hope it helps~
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
A LOT
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
How big was this picture? :D
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
the tutoria itselfl; 1218 x 14144 px
the drawing (when finished); 562 x 450 px

^^ 
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:iconada-erika:
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Yeah I meant the drawing. Thank you :3 They are amazing :o
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
ah okay >w<
and daww thanks!
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:icongorebone:
Gorebone Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That red lines bit is so cool and genius too!! I have to try sometime ;D

Amazing tutorial! ;;
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
aww why thank you! 
and definitely do :D it makes coloring lineart a lot easier~!
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:iconarticwolfspirit:
ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
some of this was confusing about the inside lines then putting in the pink with the bucket. 
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
ah, lemme see...

well, when you use the bucket tool to fill in a space with color (lets say pink) then any pink lines or pink dots will become "attached" to the area the bucket filled.
when you right-click with the bucket, it will fill the previously pink space back up with white, and all the lines/dots of pink I used to sketch are gone~ 


does that make any more sense? ;w;
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:iconarticwolfspirit:
ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
got ya. i may try this paint tutorial. if u want a cooler one download paint.net. its a small photoshop. 
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
XD thank you, but I'm happy with MSpaint~ I have fancier programs but don't like them as much~
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:iconarticwolfspirit:
ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
hm o ok cool. 
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:iconkinexuru:
Kinexuru Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have always wondered how you did your pixel art. Now I know, and this is certainly a really helpful tutorial for me since I can't pixel art even if I had to save my life. xD
Really great work! ^ o ^
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
X3 nonetheless, I'm very happy you find it helpful~ 
thank you kindly! 
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I've been needing a tutorial like this for SO long! YES! :D Thank you so much, I can now finally start to do pixel art! <3 
You deserve a big hug for this! :tighthug:! <3

By the way, this was so funny reading! Especially the "don't touch the brush" parts xD
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
/w\ awh gosh, yay! I hope it'll help! 
thank you~ :hug:

X3 heck yea~
that brush is dangerous though lol
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It surely will! 
:giggle: DO NOT APPROACH THIS DANGEROUS BRUSH
No problem :hug:
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful tutorial, simple and to the point ^^
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
yay!! I'm glad then! that was just what I was going for c:
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:iconalphaorange:
Alphaorange Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is my new favourite tutorial for pixaling! Thank you!!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
aww yay!! that means a lot for me >w< 
daww no prob~ 
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:iconalphaorange:
Alphaorange Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconspazhugplz: np
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:iconshadow-of-the-wolves:
Shadow-of-the-Wolves Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO going to help me out!! I've tried pixel once but I want to practice more >< It seems a lot easier to do (even with MS) as I thought it'd take FOREVER with it because no layers~ So thank you Kat, this is awesome!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
awwww yay!! that makes me so very happy to hear! and it's definitely easier than people think c: there's lots of little tips and tricks that make it better quicker or easier! 

and you're welcome <3 thanks for the constant support and kindness!! :love:
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:iconyiffity:
yiffity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
holy ffff how do you use ms paint especially windows 8?!
major respect :thumbsup:
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
awh thanks ;0; I don't think it's anything spectacular X3 but thanks nontheless! 
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:icon08risingsun80:
08RisingSun80 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I must try to make awesome art with this knowledge!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
by all means do~ c: 
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:iconhigginstheawesome:
HigginstheAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much for uploading this! I have such a hard time with pixelwork and this is definitely going to help a LOT!! :D
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
absolutely! and I certainly hope it will c: 
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:iconhigginstheawesome:
HigginstheAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
I've never thought about using the new paint program since it doesn't have the layer feature so I'm paranoid about screwing up. Definitely something to practice now that I have a tutorial > u < I'll be sure to let you know how it goes~
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I wouldn't be too worried! c: there's still Ctrl-z if you ever need it~

well yay! definitely do c: 
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:iconhigginstheawesome:
HigginstheAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
That's definitely true. Thanks again~!
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:icon08risingsun80:
08RisingSun80 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
<3<3 yesssss! <3 <3
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