1. What are your intentions with pixel-art?
Before you embark on this journey, ask yourself this question.
Are you learning pixel-art as a hobby? Do you want to make games with it? Do you want to do this for a living?
2. Choose the software that meets your needs
These are the most common pixel art software I see people using. Each have its own pros and cons.
Choose the one that best fits your needs!
3. Learn & practice the fundamentals
Start small & simple. Finish. Repeat with long term consistency. Make it a habit.
To start off, I'd recommend searching for gif-tutorials as they are fun to look at while being educational. Most gif-tutorials originate from social media by various artists so they are scattered all around the place.
Here are a a few websites that have gif-tutorials neatly compiled up for you:
And here are the artists that create those tutorials:
4. Share online to communities
Sharing your work online is not only a great way to build an online presence but to network with like-minded friends! It's also an amazing way to document your progress as an artist.
Here are the best sites to share your work on: