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How to Draw a Heart Pixel Art

Easy, step by step Heart Pixel Art drawing tutorial
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Would you like to learn how to draw in the popular, video game-inspired pixel art style? A heart is a simple shape that represents a good place to start.

You can learn how to draw a heart pixel art with the help of this pixel art drawing tutorial.

Pixel art captures the nostalgia of classic video games. Unlike the sleek, computer-animated games of today, early video games employed blocks of color called pixels to create simple objects and characters.

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How are hearts used in video games? One common use is to represent lives or health. Often, your character's status bar may show hearts or partial hearts of different colors to alert you to your character's vitality or the danger of losing a life. Zelda was the first game to use the heart in this way.

Hearts may also be used in the way that they have in other art forms for centuries - as a symbol of love or contentment.

Examples of this include hearts indicating romantic attachment between characters in The Sims and hearts that indicate happiness with an environment or food source in Zoo Tycoon.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Heart Tree, Heart Hands, and I Love You Heart.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Heart Pixel Art

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 1
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Shade two squares horizontally. Then, shade two single squares on each side of the first line, connected diagonally at the corners.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 2
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Outline one of the lobes of the heart. Shade a horizontal series of six blocks at the top, a single block, then two vertical blocks.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 3
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Continue to outline the side of the heart. Shade a vertical column of six blocks, and two columns of two blocks, connected at the corners.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 4
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Continue the side of the heart. Draw a series of single blocks connected diagonally at the corners.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 5
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Shade one more single square followed by a row of two squares to create the point at the bottom of the heart. Then, begin drawing a series of single squares, connected diagonally at the corners, to outline the remaining side.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 6
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Continue to draw single squares, followed by a column of two squares.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 7
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Curve the side of the heart by drawing a column of two squares, one of six squares, and another of two squares.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 8
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Complete the outline of the heart. Use a single square and a row of six squares to enclose the remaining lobe.

Then, on the first lobe, enclose but do not shade a "V" shaped segment of three squares with a single square on one corner. This denotes shininess and gives the heart a three-dimensional appearance.

Heart Pixel Art drawing - step 9
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Outline but do not shade a thick zigzag shape on the remaining lobe. Again, this shininess gives the heart depth and makes it appear three-dimensional.

Complete Heart Pixel Art drawing
Hear Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon pixel art heart. Will it be red to indicate good health? Or one of the many shades present on your emoji keyboard? The choice is yours.

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The Complete Heart Pixel Art Drawing Tutorial in One Image

How to draw: Heart Pixel Art - all drawing steps
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