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Animated Pixel Icon Tutorial by serajaa Animated Pixel Icon Tutorial by serajaa

My very first tutorial :squee: A friend requested me to make a tutorial on how I do my icons, so here it is! Thanks a lot for reading the whole thing, and sorry if the text is a bit too small OTL. Hope it's helpful, and if you have any questions, just ask and I'll be happy to answer them :D

Finished icon: Pancham icon - Free to use by Linkinparks

Remember an icon has to be 50px by 50px and not larger than 15 KB, otherwise you can't use it as an avatar on dA >n< (To know this beforehand will save a lot of struggling and deleting layers later, trust me :C)

Good luck with making your icons, I'd love to see what y'all created! :salute: 

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:icontablet-kun:
tablet-kun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
<---------this is what I came up with:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my globb, it looks so awesome 8DD :squee:
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:icontablet-kun:
tablet-kun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
thanks! but I still think that it would have looked better with a white outline, and I'm too lazy to do that.
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:iconskyiight:
SkyIight Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always make it above 15 kb and i dont even know how to bring it down T^T
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:iconvikiuko:
Vikiuko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Tutorial is very helpful,thank you :3
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it was!
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:iconvikiuko:
Vikiuko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for llama badge :33
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:iconfrancis-chan:
Francis-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial was very helpful!
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, glad it was! :D
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:iconmoonhigh:
moonhigh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconxacethekiddx:
XAcethekiddX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What tool do you shade with?
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The binary tool, just the same as you do the lineart with ;D
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:iconxxanimecharliexx:
XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! cool thanks! this is really helpful! I don't have an animation program yet but I hope to get one soon! And when I do I will do pixel icons nonstop XD they're SOOOO kawaii >w<

-<3Charlie
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serajaa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, good luck! Well, GIMP (which I use) is a free program so I'd definitely recommend it, since it's easy to use too :3 :D
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mm-hmm thanks!
yeah I was literally just looking it up and then I GOT IT INSTALLED!!!! :D
I'm sooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! c:
I already finished up my first animation it's really bad but WHO CARES!!Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1]  I'm still gonna post it Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Yay Hurray) [V2] 

-<3Charlie
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooo! That's awesome :D and you really did a great job on it too :squee:
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:iconxxanimecharliexx:
XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I'm super happy and hyperrrrrrrr :D
thanks >w<

-<3Charlie
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:iconvondashroom:
VonDaShroom Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thank you!!
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it is! no probs :D
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:iconkoka-da-kola:
Koka-da-Kola Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Very, very, very, very, very helpful! Thanks alot!
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it is! ;w;
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:iconkoka-da-kola:
Koka-da-Kola Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
:iconiloveyouplz: thanks again :)
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconfinleycline:
FinleyCline Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs~! ^^
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:iconrosethecow13:
RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013

what kind of program do you use ?

 

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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Paint tool SAI to draw it, and GIMP 2 to animate it :D
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:icononmioji:
Onmioji Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good tut
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! :D
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:iconj3ff97:
J3FF97 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3 Really helpful :3
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :3 I'm glad it is! :happybounce:
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:icondorinootje:
Dorinootje Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I should make myself a new icon too actually ^^;
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee: Yeaah!
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:iconanimeinspire6:
AnimeInspire6 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw! rally useful thnx. :D
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:iconserajaa:
serajaa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad it is! :3
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