I really enjoyed learning about your process. Whatever skill it is that enables people to start with a white screen and add pixels to it until it's art is a skill I don't have, so seeing the steps you took from inspiration to final work is really cool for me.
It's clear you've put a ton of time and effort into this. What was it that drew you to pixel art in the first place?
Thanks Ryan! I grew up on Nintendo and Sega, so that was an obvious place where my interest in pixel art started.
I've also always wanted to make my own little worlds, whether it was through drawing or illustration, and so when I saw this video a few years back, I thought to myself, "hey, I could do that!" Pixel art seemed like a great outlet for this.
So I tried it out and I haven't stopped since!
This is AMAZING!!! This conversation should be in some hall of fame. It's incredible that anyone can do this, especially with a photograph having so many details of wrinkles in the uniforms, etc. 😲
This truly is a work of art! What strikes me the most, when looking at this masterpiece, is the attention to detail to each and every pixel. In our design world we talk about this concept a lot, but it is a “proverbial pixel”, here it is an actual one.
The process, the composition and the entire concept of your work speak volumes about your talent as an artist 👏
Please share more of these visual delights 😉
Thanks Chris! It's definitely easy to get lost in the monotony of those little details, but it can also be kind of fun and meditative too. And the end result usually makes it worth the effort.
Thanks Vilen! Appreciate the kind words. Doing pixel art has definitely given me a new appreciation for each and every pixel in other design work. I'll definitely post more process write ups soon.