You just use blocks and make nice designs, painting them helps sometimes. There are also templates if you want to search them up. Hope this helps.
you start planning out what you want to make as a pixel art.
then sketch out your pixel art on a piece of paper.
(does not have to perfect as long as you understand it)
after that slowly start off by making your sketch in the game,any edits are fine as long as your fine with it.paints are important too,make sure you have the right paint you require.
(i suggests you not to edit too much or your pixel art will be slowed down because of this)
i hope this help,i use this all the time
Its a Inspiration what things or living things you see then make it come true to be a pixel art!
how do you do a safe pixel art though?
Find a pattern on Pinterest or google that you like. Cross stitch patterns will work if they have whole squares. You can also use the skeevatron on the blockheads fans site to create your own pattern from a picture. Here is a guide that I made with tips to help build your PixelArt.
I hope this helps you get started. Have fun creating PixelArt.
I do pixel art by going yolo. See one of my high-quality circles here: Mysterious builds... New build's on Caron's Peace
If you do start building pixel art, try making a tree!
build a giant cube
you made a pixel art of a cube
with more cubes
Just draw a picture in a notebook, then draw multiple other alternative desingns, and decide wich one is your favorate. Plan on how you want to pixelize it and what paint/blocks to use.
Block and item design
Gem blocks: Transparent, paintable (Unlike ice), does not have a pattern
Glass: Transmits sunlight, can be used as church mosaics
Black glass backwall: Not paintable but you can see the pixelart when you zoom out. (Good for secret things)
Basalt: Can be painted but not very visible from zooming out
Marble: Clear but with grid pattern
Sandstone: Rectangular grid pattern
Wood: Thinner rectangular grid pattern
Limestone: Brick pattern
Brick: Complicated brick pattern
Stone: Even more complicated brick pattern
Metals: Look good for statues, and natural pixelart
Sand: Look good for making soft cloth or snow
Gravel: Rusty pattern
Plaster: Solid pattern
Platforms: Sketch pattern
Luminous plater: Solid pattern but visible at night
Cabinet: Metal beams
Rails: Sideways beams
Colums: Vertical beams
Staris (Backwall): Diagonal beams
Tilor bench: Funky pattern
Compost bin: Log pattern
Builder bench: Stones pattern
Train yard: Stone platform pattern
While painting you can mix different shades on your color using blacks and whites and you can mix with other colors to make gradients. And make sure your artwork is as original as possible. If you copy other people’s work and art it is less fun. Use skeeveratron to help (But skeeveratron is very unartistic since you’re just printing a giant image inside the blockheads and not doing actual art).
Side lamps: Luminates the lide only
Torch: Firy lighting
Ice torch: Icy lighting
Gems: The color of the gem
Gold: Golden lighting
Chandelier: Hurts the eyes, please do not use them.
I recommend you paint on backwalls since it doent’ take up enough space and is easy to light up. Blocked pixel art can be hard to light up.
What do you mean by “safe”?