I am a programmer in the process of making a stick figure game and I draw the figures myself. The thing is that they look like they are made of black pixels, but I want them to look photorealistic as if they were drawn on paper. They are also animated with short 4 frame loops, each frame drawn individually.
I want my game art style to look somewhat like the following drawings, but imagine this is actually a game where everything is animated. Is this possible with proper art style alone or shading techniques should be involded in the process? If so, can you point me in the right direction?