The sprite practice thread. in Original Works Posted May 11, 2015 It's really a technique thing. Dithering makes a different effect than introducing new colors, and some artists like that while others prefer more colors. Most pixel artists use a combination of the two techniques. I think dithering gets you more of a texture and more colors make the art smoother. But it's definitely got more use than texturing. Really, it's your style that determines how frequently you should use it. There's no right or wrong when it comes to deciding when to dither. ^^ The new wing is definitely much better. There's no shame at all in using references. There's not much contrast in the sprite overall. I'd add more highlights and darken the shadows. Ooh! Thanks for the feedback. How's this? I have a feeling that the shadows on the right wing are wrong, but I'm not sure what exactly they should look like.