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How to Draw All Your Own Game Art 2

The long awaited sequel to our popular game art tutorial series. This new course won't assume any knowledge from the last, so new learners can jump right into this series! The theme this time around: Side Scrolling Art!

Created by: Justin

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Section 1

Drawing Your First Side Scrolling Character

In this series of videos we will draw a side scrolling character from scratch in Adobe Animate (or Flash).



Course Assets

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Initial Setup

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Head and Eyes

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Shading and Noses

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Facial Hair and Ears

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Helmet pt 1

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Helmet pt 2

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Body and Arms

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Legs and Cloak

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – The Axe

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How to Draw a Side Scroller Character – Wrap Up

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Section 2

Animating a Typical Side - Scrolling Character

In this series of videos we will animate the character we drew in the previous section, export the character, look at creating sprite sheets, texture atlases, batch renaming sequential files and creating animation templates for reusing keyframes / sequences with similar characters.



Animating a Side Scroller Character – Initial Setup

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Walk Cycle

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Template Considerations

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Creating an Animated Template

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Resolve Library Conflicts

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Animating a Run Cycle

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Swap Symbols vs Find and Replace

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Bright Idea? Leaving Notes

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Jump Animation

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Dazed or Hurt Animation

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Animating a Side Scroller Character – Attack Animation

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Section 3

How to Illustrate a Typical Side Scroller Level

In these videos you will learn how to create platform art for a typical side-scrolling game. We will look at ground tiles, backgrounds, scenery, various objects and more!



Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Ground Tiles

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Underground Tiles

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Background and Foreground Elements

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Clouds

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – 2D and 3D-ish Pipes!

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Blocky Platforms

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Rocky or Organic Platforms

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – How to Draw Backgrounds

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Side Scroller Platform Art Tutorial – Using Repeating Shapes to Draw Backgrounds

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Section 4

Pick Up Items / Icons

In these video tutorials we'll look at how to draw pickup-items on a level (things like hearts, gears, dynamite, etc) and then look at creating more traditional icons for GUI.



How to Draw In-Game Pickup Items or Icons – Hearts / Gears

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How to Draw In-Game Pickup Items or Icons – Radioactive Gas Mask Icon

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How to Draw In-Game Pickup Items or Icons – Dynamite

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How to Draw In-Game Pickup Items or Icons – GUI

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Section 5

Varying Styles of Character Art (miscellaneous videos)

In this section we will explore different styles of art.



Block Style Character

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Space Invader-ish Character or Icon

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Category: Illustration  -   Primary Software: Adobe Animate (Flash)  -  
Tags:   How to draw - drawing - illustration - animate - adobe animate - characters - animation - level art - pick up items -












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