How to draw a pixel unicorn

How to draw a pixel unicorn

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Pixel unicorn art - A new easy coloring style A large part of pixel unicorn art comes from retro (classic) video games due to graphics cards with much lower performance than today, in particular from arcade games classics. For example, Space Invaders (1978) and Pac-Man (1980), and 8-bit systems (very weak) like the Nintendo Entertainment System (1983) and the Sega Master System (1985).



The term "pixel unicorn art" was first seen in the Xerox Palo Alto research center by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal in 1982. This original and clever concept dates back more than 11 years ago, but we do see similar models, in Richard Shoup's SuperPaint (style) in 1972, also at Xerox PARC.


Some contemporary art forms, such as thread embroidery and certain other types of mosaics and beads, are very similar to pixel unicorn art. These art forms build from images of very small units of color similar to the pixels of modern digital computing that we can see on our screens. Elsewhere we could see works with similarities, the concept on a larger scale can be seen in North Korea at the Arirang festival.

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Before you start your beautiful pixel unicorn art

Before starting in pixel unicorn art, remember: pixel unicorn art is just another artistic standard, like the left, oil painting, pencil, sculpture or his family close to mosaics. To make good pixel unicorn art, you must be able to make good basic unicorn designs. In general, this means studying light and shadow, perspective, anatomy, color theory and even art history, as these are all essentials for making good pixel unicorn art.

The tools necessary for your pixel unicorn art drawing

You don't have to have a large collection of 200 tools to make good pixel unicorn art, and you can get by even with a good mouse and free software. My installation includes a small Wacom pen tablet, a good mouse, a good keyboard and my favorite software is Aseprite, but you should use the one you are most comfortable with.

Here is a list of software commonly used for Pixel unicorn art.

  • Aseprite: Excellent professional editor with many time-saving functions (paying)
  • GraphicsGale: A classic, used in many games. It is a bit complex, but full of interesting functions (free)
  • Piskel: Free online pixel unicorn art editor (free)
  • Photoshop: Powerful image editor not intended to make pixel unicorn art but which you can configure to use it (paying)

But know very well that it is perfectly possible to do this pixel unicorn art with a ruler and colored pencils

Pixel unicorn art drawing easy to do

You can print this drawing and easily reproduce the unicorn. Start by drawing the body of the unicorn, then color the magic horned animal. Here's a second coloring idea.

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Unicorn Iphone Case for your new pixel unicorn.


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