Best Free Game Art Courses

Find the best online Free Game Art Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

2D Game Art for Non-Artists

Create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give your work depth

Created by 3D BUZZ Programming and Digital Art training - 

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Students: 54281, Price: Free

In this series, your instructor, Steve Curtis is going to demonstrate how to harness the power of Photoshop to get beautiful 2D art work for games, even if you've never created art before. This is High-Rez art designed to look like modern graphics but with that old school feel. Although it isn't pixel art, the graphics created could certainly be sized down to create art that has that pixel art feel. This course uses Photoshop, however GIMP and similar programs should suffice. No tablet is required, all of the art in this series was created using only a mouse.

We will create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give our work depth.

Draw the sword: easy way to create 2d game art in 30 minutes

You will get 2 swords also if You are NOT designer or artist. For beginners but with nice results

Created by Yuriy Okunev - Videomaker, Host, Tutor, Game Art Designer

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Students: 18600, Price: Free

If you never know how to draw something, for your game or for pleasure, you don't understand how to start but really want (maybe for years) - time has come. In this short video course You will get the very first basics of drawing vector graphics on computer - for RPG, for arcade or adventure, for anything else.

Just because You can and now You have the correct tool.

Few months ago I have no idea how to start. All my painting skills - from school lessons and was very primitive. But I want to start make my own graphics for my own games. I just want to start make something better than yesterday.

You can do the same and - with my help - get it easier and faster.

Little bit more than 30 minutes and You will draw Your very first blades and swords^ short sword and double bladed sword (or knife). Just follow the instruction from the video, make the right moves - and it will be done.

There no need in special skills. You don't need to have any skills or professional software. Just willing and little bit patience. Video builded for very beginners and I speak slowly, than anybode understand what to do.

Hope You will like this course and in next our You will be proud owner of Your first 2d game art created by Your hands.

Good luck! See You on the course - just click "Start Learning Now"

Game Art & Design Tips & Tricks

Learn the best indie game design and development tips + top resources for finding free 3D game art.

Created by Buildbox Software - Game Development Made Easy

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Students: 7096, Price: Free

In this course, you'll learn different design techniques and tips to use in your indie games. We'll teach you step-by-step how to use Blender along with Buildbox to create your own stunning game art. You'll also learn how the top sites for finding free 3D game art that you can download instantly to use in any project. Plus, we'll reveal some of the top ways to come up with hit mobile game ideas every single time to make designing games fast and easy.

The Art of Doing: Video Game Basics with Python and Pygame

Learn all you need to know to begin making your own simple and fun arcade style games!

Created by Michael Eramo - Educator, Master Teacher, Self-Taught Programmer

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Students: 5130, Price: Free

Have you learned the fundamentals of Python and then asked yourself; what's next?

If so, consider taking this course which will start you on your journey to making your own playable, fun, and rather addicting video games using Python and the Pygame library. 

So often, when students ask for advice they are told to, "Go build something" or "Get involved on a project" but have no idea what projects to build or get involved in.

This course will set you on your way! In this course I will walk you though, step by step, the fundamentals of video game design with Python and Pgyame.  We will cover all of the basics including:

  • Concepts of the main game loop, frames per second, and a clock.

  • Creating a surface and drawing to it.

  • Blitting (copying) images and rendering text to a surface.

  • Adding sound effects and music.

  • Handling keyboard and mouse input for player movement and control.

  • Basic collision detection methods

By the end of this course, I hope for two things:

  1. You will want to continue learning and consider about Pygame and Python and enroll in the full course!

  2. Have the confidence and knowledge to begin making your own basic arcade style games with Python!

Good luck and I hope to see you in our next video!

How to get started in game development

Beginners guide to game development, game art, & game design.

Created by Game Developers Republic - Creating your own game, can be an exciting adventure!

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Students: 1623, Price: Free

It’s never been easier to not only create, but release your own game. Anyone can make a video game, no matter your age, gender, or location. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a master artist or programmer to create your own games. In fact, you can make a game without any art or programming skills whatsoever. These days, there are enough tools & resources that making games is easier than it’s ever been in the past, & not being able to create game art or write game code isn’t something that can stop you.

In this video series, we'll cover all the things you need to know to start your journey into game development. While this video isn’t a practical tutorial, like some of our other video series, this series is designed to give you all the knowledge & tools to get started in game development.

The videos in this course will cover:

  • Passion & dedication - #1 rule of game development.

  • Idea & concept - Game ideas.

  • Hardware - What Kind Of Computer Do You Need To Make Games.

  • Picking & learning a game engine

  • Programming & Scripting - Learning to program for games & How to develop games without programming  or scripting.

  • Art tools & Software - The best software & artist tools for making 2d & 3d game art.

  • Sound tools & software - The important of sound in games & FREE Video Game Sound effects, music, & software.

Creating games can be an exciting adventure, but there are many components that go into games, such as Art, programming, sound, effects, lighting, & so much more. So it’s easy to see how for many people, developing a game can seem like an overwhelming task, & not knowing where to begin.