So I must create art for a game in the form of isometric tiles. My aim here is some kind of Bastion-esque style of hand-paint. I know how hard that is, that is not the problem; i believe i have the tools to achieve this. The problem is that I'm not sure how I can pull this off.
The tile here is taken from a spritesheet with 256x256 tiles in it, the isometry ratio is 2:1 so i end up with a 256x128px diagonals square.
Needless to say it doesn't look good (regardless of the fact that it lacks detail.)
What's the best approach to keep the quality? Bicubic Sharper doesn't seem to help so I believe i shouldnt be doing it at all. Should i begin with a big 2000x2000 version and then size down? should i try to get it right from the original size? i think it looks too pixelated. Or maybe Bastion uses a system in where tiles are actually bigger but are scaled down at running time?
I'm not good with that kinda stuff so I'd appreciate any help.