and I were talking in chat a while ago about dithering and how it can be beneficial to a lot of pixel-arts and emoticons. Even a simple dither in the background can greatly improve a piece. Problem is, some people have no clue how to dither. I'm no expert. I utilize a very simple dither pattern for my stamps, and a pretty traditional one for larger pieces.
Anyhow, as Karen and I were talking, I remembered that wanted to upload a sample of my dithering for free-use. It's nothing fancy. I've included 2 examples--a good deal of my background dithering are variations of these two designs.
The designs are done in rainbow and next to them is an example of a piece I have actually used in a deviation:
Example of large scale dithering:
*** Free to use. No credit needed--unless you want to be really nice. If you use, link me and show me what you did with it. ***