Learning Pixel Art

Learning Pixel Art

Pixel Art is the process of making sprites, sprinkling the effects of shading and lighting on to it, all by our own hands! If you want to know more about Pixel Art, you can go here. I started to learn Pixel Art along with OpenGL as I posted it here.

I am learning to Pixel Art because I want to make sprites of my game with my own hands! It is not necessary for making a game at all! I am not learning something next level like modelling or painting (yeah, they are next level!) because I don’t want to be an artist. Apart from that, Pixel Art is the easiest method of creating digital art to learn! If you want to start out with Pixel Art, I recommend you to visit this page.

I use GIMP for doing pixel art but you can have Photoshop as well! You can see my very first pixel art below! It don’t looks great which is also an indication that I just started doing it…

First Pixel Art
My first pixel art

Duration of Learning Programming

Duration of Learning Programming

This question is quite impossible to answer with guarantee. There are huge individual variations in how long it takes to pick up programming. Some people learned to program in just a month, some in half a year and others in more than 2 years!

Of course, if your only task in life from this moment is to learn to program and you have nothing to distract you in your way, you’re probably going to get the basics down in just a month.

What is unquestionably true is that you can’t learn to program just by reading the posts, watching the videos or listening to some tutor. You’ll need to try out all the codes yourself, and try to think of ways to elaborate upon it, or else Google for exercises. Or even better (and also my favorite method), think up your own simple programs to write, like text-based games that ask people to guess things or get them to answer questions. Attempting to write your own programs is a sure route to programming success, but it will take time.

Remember, programming requires concentration and a lot of time. It’s really only worth learning to program if you think it’s the kind of thing you might enjoy doing. If you just need money, go somewhere else because there are many ways to earn money, easier than programming.

Hello World!

cout << “Hello World!” << endl;

Hello there,

I am Bilal Ahmad Cheema and this blog is all about programming! Learn C++, create tiny programs and if you encounter some errors, ask me and the community for a fix. Its about innovative programs which are made using some easily understandable colorful logic! It’s about the game that we all want to develop! It’s about the algorithms that feels hard although, are very easy.

It is the very first post of this blog. There is not only C++ but there is Java as well. For C++, there will be programs related to SDL2, Box2D, OpenGL and Bullet. For Java, there will be programs related to standard JavaFX only. I am not an expert programmer. Therefore, I am not a magician. But I am interested in programming. To know more about me, check out My Story.

Feel free to ask! Its about sharing and caring!