So I want to make a 2D retro platformer, like Capitain Claw. The only probelm is, I can't draw! And therefore would have to pay someone to make the pixel art for me. This is where the loop happens. I'm too young to earn enough money to pay a pixel artist, so my best bet would be croud funding like Indiegogo or Kickstarted. But obviously noone is going to donate anything if they can't see any proof of the game being worked on. And since 99.9% of the game is pixel art.... well you know, I can't show anything that I don't even have! This means no money, and no pixel artist. And the loop starts over. My other option would be to learn how to make pixel art. And here comes in another problem. How the hell does anyone learn to draw. because I've been wanting to learn to draw and paint for years! And all I get from schools and the internet, is how to use colour and shading. And NOTHING at all about how to actually make the thing you're drawing look normal. For example, I have no idea how to draw a person, whether it's realistic or catoony. I just don't understand how to draw the human body. And all I can find is how to use colour properly. And therefore I don't know what I'm doing wrong, which means I can't practice since everything I make just ends up looking like a Xenomorph on LSD. Someone please explain this to me. How does one learn to draw, and how do I get the money to hire a pixel artist?