2D Game art for HTML5 Game Programmers
Chris Hildenbrand has a great blog called 2D Game Art for Programmers targeted at programmers designing art for 2D games, focusing on using open-source tools such as Inkscape.
Also check out Chris’ introductory post on GamaSutra which covers a lot of the basics and is a huge boom to indie-developers without design skills.
Here’s a sampling of recent posts:
- Basic shading – the ball – how to create a 3D-shaded spheres
- Building isometric art in vectors – step 1 – how to create isometric blocky world tiles
- Creating a brick building
- Creating a character with outlines – creates a cartoon outlined piggy.
- Cartoon Cactus
- Making materials: wood
- Tank Tutorial
All-in-all, great, well-illustrated tutorials that should greatly help programmers with an “Art Problem”, here’s a sample of how the tutorials are illustrated (click through for the tank tut):