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I'm looking for suggestions on easy or simple art styles that can be created by anyone. It would be for a 2D game, but pixel art isn't really my thing. An example from a game would help. Thank you very much.

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closed as not constructive by Byte56, bummzack, Josh Petrie, Tetrad Jan 22 '13 at 20:46

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You mean "How to create art without any artistic talent"? – Philipp Jan 20 '13 at 14:51
I think this is a polling question. It won't produce a single answer that's correct. – Byte56 Jan 20 '13 at 15:46
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When you want to create a game without access to artistic talent to create artwork, you could go for a graphic style which is rather abstract than representative. You could, for example, represent all gameplay objects with geometric shapes, like in Geometry Wars.

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Some games, such as roguelikes, feature graphics made up of nothing but colored ASCII characters. Dwarf fortress is a deep and complex game modeled after roguelikes. Here's what its graphics look like:

dwarf fortress

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Making it look childish isn't a bad idea at hindsight. Look at An Untitled Story.

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Vector art. Check Revange of the Titans.

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-1. Vector art isn't simple nor easy. Creating compelling/pleasing vector-art isn't something everyone is capable of. – bummzack Jan 22 '13 at 13:21

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