services: pixel art, illustration
software: aseprite, pixen
Industry: gaming, illustration
To many, pixel art reminds them of retro video games. Some may think of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras or the classic LucasArts adventure games. By the early 2000s however, game artists ditched the style for the new fangled 3D. Recently, though, we have seen a revival with many games playing on the nostalgia factor and creating fantastic games using the style. I love the low-fi aesthetic and have been creating images in it for years. Having a small canvas to play with really forces you to make every pixel count towards the overall image. This approach is now being used in web design, magazine editorials, and even advertising, so now is surely the best time to enjoy some great artwork.
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