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Olympia Arts Walk 2010 is Friday!

POSTED April 21st, 2010 by Micah in Art, Blog, Company News | No Comments »

We’re featuring artwork by JamesRichard Franzen, also Joey Freer this year.

Thanks to Fish Brewing Company, we’ll also be offering some free bottles of Leavenworth Bier! Featuring Eightmile Alt, Whistling Pig Hefeweizen, and Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen. So come on down, say hello, grab a bottle of delicious beer and soak up some culture!

Friday, April 23, 5 PM.

508 Legion Way, Suite 1
Olympia, WA 98501



A handy pixel art tutorial

POSTED October 5th, 2009 by James in Art | No Comments »

Even though pixel art isn’t used much in the world of branding, I still find it to be an interesting artstyle. For those looking at getting into video game development, this is also a handy tutorial.

The Pixel Tutorial by Derek Yu

The author, Derek Yu, presents a few things that will help polish up your pixel art skills. This includes dithering, aliasing, and light sources for outlines. There are programs created specifically for pixel art, but this tutorial is mainly for users of photoshop.

Below is a time-elapse of the image used in the tutorial. It gives you a good idea in the process involved in this.


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