EDTC300,  My Learning Project



โ€œLife is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.โ€

Danny Kaye


Well everyone,

Today marks a day in history for my learning project. On March 5th at 12:05 AM, I received my first PixilArt follower – and no, it was no someone who was coerced. My post today has two shoutouts, the first goes out to user @xavierarnaiz for being my first follower… I will remember you when I make it big. My second shoutout goes to Chantelle T. Chantelle gave me the challenge of making an animal on PixilArt! To mark my halfway point, I decided to mix my past projects together.

To start, I made the landscape, which was a skill I got to work on in Part 5. Instead of blending the layers together, as I did last week, I decided to use a rainbow formation to create a sunshine effect. From starting lighter, to going darker, it added some contrast into the sky – as oppose to a unified blue background.

From there, I took my skills from Part 3 to add some flowers to my landscape. My focus here was the animal I was about to create, so I decided to keep the flowers nice and simple.

Now, Chantelle had the preference of either a cat or a dog… or an apatosaurus. To see what tutorials I could find online, I decided to stick with the dog tutorials due to the large selection of content – although an apatosaurus would have been perfect haha. I took reference from the tutorial to create my head, and added a body as I saw fit.

Image of my PixilArt image

Overall, I am super pumped about how this turned out! Although it is rather simple, this was my first time making a PixilArt picture on my own, without directly following a tutorial. I find that I am becoming increasingly more comfortable with creating content independently – something that I could only dream of in week one.

On that note, I have a question for all of you. Whereabouts are you along your own learning journey path? Do you feel as though you are still bound to tutorials? Or are you at a point where you feel as though you can start venturing out on your own? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thank you all so much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful week ๐Ÿ˜Š!


  • Chantelle Turner

    Hi Emma,
    You must have known I had to come back to see what you decided to create this week!!

    From the video you shared, youโ€™re clearly becoming very comfortable using the PixilArt program. You make it look incredibly easy! I love the purple in the background, the floral details and, of course, the dog! Great choice! Although I could see how a baby dinosaur might be a nice addition since youโ€™ve incorporated some flora for it to munch on!

    I was so nervous to even start my learning project after watching the initial beading tutorial videos. If I was to take up beading as a side hustle then Iโ€™d definitely have to be more strict in terms of the stitches that I was using, etc. But this past week I drew inspiration from an outside source and just went with it. I did my own thing, I enjoyed it and I felt like I was quite successful!

    Canโ€™t wait to see what you add to your PixilArt portfolio this week!

  • Emma Metz

    Hey Chantelle, I am so happy that you did!

    I just have to say, THANK YOU so much for your help last week. I’m super pumped that you came back again to see the results. From what I have observed, you are making absolutely fantastic progress in your beading project journey. Thank you again for your encouragement. I can’t wait to share more with you soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿถ

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