How much do you know about Pixel Art? Many of you could not even express the word by seeing the art piece which are pretty amazing. Well, today is your lucky day as I’m going to write about Pixel Art, and we’re going to look through some of the work of my favorite artist who has mastered Pixel Art.
Pixel Art is almost about everything.. it tells a story, portrait a huge community, creative color combination and a simple architectural that looks complex and massive.
First let me explain that Pixel Art is a form of digital art which created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on pixel level. For those who didn’t know, Pixel Art is not the new kid in town, it has been used in the most earliest computer in the late 70’s to develop a graphic technology for 16-bit video games mostly and digital illustration.
Pixel art is not just a skill that requires you to practice a lot, I see it in a way of how you apply every details on your drawing to be connected to each other in an interesting way. When creating pixel art, you will never actually calculate how much vector you put on it.
Did you know?
SuperPaint was among the earliest computer technology used pixel art and it is capable of both bitmap painting and vector drawing simultaneously. It was been published by Silicon Beach Software and originally released in 1986 for the Apple Macintosh.
Most Pixel Art are usually created to look as two-dimensional character or object.
A high quality Pixel Art has always comes with a fine pixel line (without jaggy line), detailed drawing with a combination of shading, shadows and highlights.
There are some skills you need to master for creating high quality Pixel Art. A technique they called ‘dithering’ is commonly used for creating fined Pixel Art. Similar to “cross-hatching”in fine art, dithering is using only two basic colors to create more color shades combination, mostly it create four different shades of colors.
There are few good programs for creating good pixel art I could name one is Pixen for Mac users.
However, you can actually create a simple pixel art with Photoshop just by using the ‘pencil tool’. (we will talk further on this one some other post)
All of the above Pixel Art are created by eBoy consist of three creative artist from German, there are Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital.
Here are another of my favorite artist that create amazing Pixel Art:
Army of Trolls
Hope you enjoy reading.. let me know if you have other amazing Pixel Art out there..
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