User Submissions
How to submit your own pixel items for this site (Pixel Art)

Instructions

- Anyone can get their items added if they follow these instructions and their work is of decent quality.

- Save the base on to your computer. It's a 100×100 canvas. The item needs to be drawn on top of it.



- Line art needs to be cleaned up to a 1 pixel width. Also rather than black the outline should be a very dark shade of the item color.

- At least 1 color needs to be used to shade, the light comes in from the (upper) left. The color #00FF00 (lime green) is reserved for transparency.

- The item should go on an existing layer (represented by the dropdown lists in changing booths). Skins, expressions, poses or full backgrounds are off limits.

- Always save your images as a .PNG file. It's the format that the items on Chibi Pixel Doll Dress-up are displayed in because it doesn't distort the quality of the image.

- You may submit up to 3 different colors per item. The outline color should change along with the item color.

- For items that go behind the doll, also draw the parts that go behind the arms and legs. Hair can be tricky, read the Hair Tutorial before attempting to make hair. Please read the Sleeve Tutorial if you want to do gloves or things with sleeves. Submit handheld items and things with text at your own risk.

- Everything you submit must be 100% your own work, but I'll allow very good edits of my own items. You will need explicit permission from anyone else.

- If you make hair, please do not use the bald head outline for the back of the head.

- If you're trying to get an item added for the first time, post your edit here using [img] tags. If a moderator likes your work, you'll be granted upload access for the Submission Page. There you should submit your item in PNG format with the base edited out and a transparent background (some people are using this website for that, but you could also use Paint.NET (free)).

A list of all pixel item artists can be found here.

Important:
If you can't take criticism or rejection, please don't try to be an artist here. Also, even accepted items can be taken off at any time if our standards change or changes are made to the avatar system.
Karin

Hi I would like to follow-up again for these 3 submissions I submitted 8 days ago. I would just like to know if they're okay and the improvements I still need to put on them. Thanks :)
Kawaii Chup-chup
Maybe those people don't have time to look into it right now? You shouldn't be trying to get these items accepted, but prove that you're a good artist that can make quality items that hardly need improvements. Try to draw lots of different things, and not just on our doll base, you'll make quicker progress that way.
Karin
Thanks for the tip Karin! I thought that you should only put them on your dolls.....lol.....Thanks for the tip! Hehehe ^_^
Kawaii Chup-chup
I love how much progress your making Kawaii!
My tips would be first to completely agree with Karin, maybe try doing a hamburger or something? It would help on pixeling different textures.

Also i'd say your line work for your hairs is good, but maybe try playing around with the colors?
My tip for this would be never use your outline color inside the item, like using it on the braid inside, try just adding a new dark colour for inside? This color is also could for partings without it look horrendous! But yes generally playing with the shading and colors.

And my number one tip would always be, find your favorite pixeled item, and get it on paint and zoom in on it! You can pick up loads of little ideas.

Also its always good to keep to your own styles!! So no matter how you improve, you can look at something and know who its by (If you actually know the artist).

Goodluck Kawaii. :)
RoboticSoul
How does this look?



It's a face override :)
DollBae
Cute I guess, but keeps in mind what the first post says : "The item should go on an existing layer (represented by the dropdown lists in changing booths). Skins, expressions, poses or full backgrounds are off limits"
Why don't you try making a full outfit next, you know, to show off? ^.^
Karin
Will Do thanks :3
DollBae
Does this look good? it is my first attempt on making accessories.
sencerebrino
Okay so I tried to make a basic outfit. How does this one look?

DollBae
@senverbrino (Think i spelt that right) Those are some cute little glasses! Though with the lighting on the glasses, it looks like the light is coming from two different places, on this doll base the light comes from the top left. Also with the glasses Karin doesn't like it when you block the expressions too much.
Why not try making hand held glasses like that?

@DollBae I like the cute color scheme you've got going for your outfit!
Overall i'd say you might want to darken your highlights.
And with the shading you need to remember the lumps and bumps on a person torso, such as your stomach, and the the fact the top looks skin tight, try adding some fold to it too make it look slightly baggier, for that i suggest looking at real picture of shirts, see how they fall and lay.
With the skirt It kinda looks like someone is pulling it from the right, if you know what i mean? The fabric should fall down more naturally and round off at the bottom.
My advice to you would to go look at other pixeling items and zoom in on them, this will help you with your shading. :)

RoboticSoul
Thank you so much for your help :D
DollBae
Okay, I think I may have it down now?

DollBae
still darker on the shading and make sure that nothing is flat on the body. The bottom of your shorts and suspenders are completely straight, you need to curve those slightly to "wrap" around the body :3
Alina_Mau
Thank you for the advices guys. Sorry I haven't been online for the past few days....and I promise you I'll improve my works. Thank you. :D
Kawaii Chup-chup
BTW, hamburgers? Sure! I love burgers so much!!!
Kawaii Chup-chup
You guys are just so great in giving advices......
Kawaii Chup-chup
Okay did the advise, so how's this?

DollBae
how do i make it look like its pixel, do i have to get a painting app for it?
Kateandfriends
You can use microsoft paint, photoshop, or basically any digital artwork program. I personally use photoshop which has a pencil tool and you just make the eraser 1 pixel wide with no opacity or transfer etc. But for most programs you'd just have the smallest brush size possible, and make sure theres no anti-aliasing going on. Hope that helps at all~
Alerano
There is a severely out of date PAINT tutorial located
>> HERE <<

Should you need any further assistance, don't forget to ask~!
Azkhadellia