Have you ever wanted to learn how to create beautiful pixel art graphics like the ones in retro games? Are you learning to make games and want to put some more flair in their presentation? Do you want to learn the tricks to creating pixel art visuals like the ones in the most popular indie games in the last couple of years like Hyper Light Drifter, Fez, Broforce, Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami and many more?

Ivan Nikolov
Ivan Nikolov

PhD student and Pixel Artist

Target audience for the event

The workshop is perfect for students and indie enthusiasts interested in learning various tips and tricks on how to create beautiful 2D pixel art graphics. As part of the workshop the participants will be able to create a main character, props and a tile based level assets, which they can then use in their potential games or as designs for t-shirts, posters and anything else.

A laptop with a mouse is required for following along with the workshop. Drawing pads are not necessary, but could be helpful. In addition the workshop will be held in English, so reading and understanding of the language will be necessary.

As part of the workshop participants can use any pixel art program, as well as other non-specialized drawing software like Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.Net, etc. A list of some good pixel art programs:

Practical info

  • Friday 18th 2017, 16.00-18.00
  • In Nordkraft, 1. sal, 9000 Aalborg
  • Free coffee and water at the event

Event is free for admission, but you have to sign up for it beforehand, so we can provide you a seat and power socket.