Pixel art by Derek Yu

Learn to draw pixel art

A written 10-step tutorial by Derek Yu on how to draw pixel art. Very informative and easy to follow.

Read the tutorial on Derek's blog, here:

Derek Yu created Spelunky which is one of my all time favorite games, which also makes him one of my favorite game developers.

There's a bunch of other high quality articles on his blog which I also advise you to check out. Some examples include his post mortem on Spelunky or his article about the design problems with Earthworm Jim.

bethcot's picture


Spelunky is also one of my favorite game. I always wanted to learn to draw pixel art, so thank you for sharing this tutorial. Also, I found another tutorial. You can just visit the website here and read it, maybe you will find some additional information for your tutorial.

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