Monday, August 31, 2009

Computer Arts "Building a pixel art world" tutorial

Computer Arts pixel tutorial

Long time ago Computer Arts released a tutorial called "Building a pixel art world". (I guess I even read that in their paper edition). Although I disagree with some points of this article - it's still worth to check out. Computer Arts got a free pdf edition of the tutorial here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MrWong's SoupPartments

MrWong's SoupPartments

Here's a link from very old past. Some few years ago pixel artist MrWong created a project where people (other pixel artists) were able to create a floor of the virtual building and submit that on the projects site. Over 400 people pixelized their appartments and the build is the highest virtual building developed till today. Although it's terminated for long time - it's still worth to visit MrWong's SoupPartments.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari)

I've just stumbled on this little pixel-art gem - a freeware (oh I like the sound of that) platform game with very nice pixel art graphic. Moreover - the gameplay is also very nice (just take a look on the list of weapons and monsters).
The game was created by Japanese company called Studio Pixel, but I guess the english fanpage would be a better place to start.
Game was developed for Windows, but there are ports for Mac and Linux (and some consoles as well).

Cave Story

Cave Story

8Bit trip

Movie made with lego blocks. Those guys say that it took them 1500 hours to make it - and I actually belive them.



Here's a piece I've made for Infectious contest "Best Friends Forever - People&Robots".
So - this artwork is called "Mecha-Firefoxzilla protecting the city agains evil IEBots".
If you could spare few seconds and cast a vote for it - that would be fantastic, thanks:)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Retinal Eclipse

Agnes, a Norwegian pixel-art designer is creating a excellent (and quite disturbing) pixel art.
Please check her site for more.

Retinal eclipse

Retinal eclipse

Friday, August 21, 2009

3D Pixel Art

Ok - this might sound as a joke, but there really is a 3D Pixel Art editor out there.
It's called Q-Block and it's pretty fun to get more dimensions for you pixel art.
Check it out here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dan Fessler

Dan Fessler

New York based pixel artist Dan Fessler has got some beautiful pixel art on his site. Check it out!.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Put some pixel art on your wall

Here are some really cool wall stickers with pixel art theme.
A great way to add some pixel art flavour to your workspace or living room.
(click on the images to go to the shops that sell these stickers).

One of the best pixel art tutorial by Derek Yu

If you would like to start with Pixel Art - here's a great tutorial by Derek Yu to start with.

a very good pixel art tutorial

Monday, August 17, 2009

32x32 - iPhone Pixel-art editor

Recently I've stumbled on some rather strange tool - a Pixel-Art editor for iPhone.
It's called 32x32 and it costs 0,79 Euro at the iTunes. The more important questions is - is it any good?
Well, first of all - you can only create 32 by 32 pixels artworks. And you only get 5 colors (all grayscale).
I guess that would be enough for some uses, but here we come to the major flaw - the usability of this app is very poor.
You need to use both hands (one to control the position of the brush and second to tap to use the current tool).
Moreover - if you would like to change the tool you need to tap with the finger you're using for controlling the cursor.
Oh - btw. there's no zoom as well.
So - final verdict is: 32x32 is pretty useless in any real work scenario. But if you spend a lot of time doing nothing (you travel for example). And you would like to create some sketches of icons you will work on later - I guess 32x32 will do the trick.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Margonem is a online multiplayer game (currently there's only polish version I'm affraid). The game has got a really nice pixel-art (and there's a lot of different terrain setups there). Definitely It's worth checking.

Pixel art Margonem game artwork

Pixel art Margonem game artwork

Pixel art Margonem game artwork

Thursday, August 13, 2009

eBoy cover for Der Spiegel

eBoy created a cover art for Der Spiegel (german weekly magazine). I guess I'll buy it - it's the one and only chance to get eBoy printed art for less than 4 euros;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Derek Yu -

Derek Yu is a very well know illustrator and pixel artist. Checkout his pixel-art portfolio or blog.

Derek Yu Bigmonkey

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Orange Label - great pixel art site

A webdesign agency Orange Label has got a very nice, and more over - pixel art!, website.
Check it out - it's really nice (not to mention they have some great "traditional" pieces as well).

Orange Label sitex

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pixel Girls by Jean Yves Lemoigne

French photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne created a series of editorial pictures for Amusement magazine. Those are not pixel works, but are so heavily inspired by pixel art that they deserve a place here.
Check the whole set at Jean Yves Lemoigne website.


Pixel artists Buloght won the PixelJoint "Top Pixel of the Month" awards four times already (and he was pretty close a dozen of times more). If you would like to check some really sweet pixels - go to Bouloght gallery at
And here's a little something of what you can expect there:

Bouloght pixel art

Bouloght pixel art

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mother of them all - Space Invaders

I guess if you're just a little bit interested in pixel art - you know that game for sure.
I remember playing it as a little kid (on real arcade machine - yes, I'm that old).
Space Invaders - I guess those are the most recognizable sprites in the history of video games.
Without more talk - here's the Space Invaders made by Neave Game (visit their site - there are more clones of great retro games).

Space Invaders made by Neave Games

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yuriy Gusev -

When I saw Yuriy Gusev works my jaw hit the floor, and it remained there for the whole time I was going through the site. Those are true masterpieces!.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 - a really nice pixel art portal

If you would like to check some very nice pixel art (and you know a little polish ;) - please check
Really cool site with tons of nice works. (If you don't know polish - just click the gallery and enjoy;).