You will need:
- A design or some pixel art
- Construction paper in appropriate colors
- A bright monitor
- Scissors, pen, tape
Optionally, large pieces of sturdy cardboard and some kind of glue to reinforce them. The Zelda sprites were simpler and I have better pictures, so I'll be using them to show you how this method works. I'll show you how general the method is by describing my octopus design at the end, which used the exact same steps as the sprites.