Pixel artwork artists

Oh, absolutely! Working on this game was a great learning experience. I learned tons of little tricks, especially on lighting and shading, that I’m consistently using in my current works.


That’s great! At first I wasn’t sure whether Mark’s techniques could be applied also to other different pixel art styles.

It seems to me that he enjoys to create complex light interactions and this approach in my opinion makes his scenes more three-dimensional and realistic. Other pixel art artists don’t pursue this kind of “lighting perfectionism” because they have adopted a style that doesn’t require that kind of feature or more than one light source for each scene.

I really enjoy discovering different styles of pixel art: Mark was one of the main reasons I backed Thimbleweed Park (after the Kickstarter campaign closed) and I was very curious to follow the development blog and see how hard would have been for you two to create a common and uniform graphic style. :slight_smile:

I have discovered the art of Bruno Moraes and I wanted to share with you some of his works that I liked more and to invite you to click here to visit his beautiful and rich pixel-art gallery.


Here some other great artists.

Fool (Yuriy Gusev)
Site header (http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/36838.htm)
In a middle of nowhere (http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/29178.htm)


Prowler (Klas Benjaminsson)
Elements of Green (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQQWMeQOZM8)

Retronator (Matej Jan)

Matej Jan projects


Octavi has published a new timelapse video of him drawing “Home of the Lost Kids” and I think that watching it it’s a good way to appreciate his talent. :slight_smile:

Octavi’s YouTube channel.
Octavi’s Patreon page.


I love pixel art even before it was called pixel art.
I did these back in 2004. I love how much pixel artists we have today.
But the thing about pixel art is that it came from games. And if the pixel art don’t look like a game, but instead just looks like a painting with a low resolution, I just don’t like it.


I really like this guy too!

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Arvey Yudi


Thanks for introducing me to this artist, I really like some of his works, especially those inspired by movies! :slight_smile:

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I don’t know very well Ricardo Juchem (Twitter gallery, Shop) but I’m starting to study his drawings, mainly moved by the fact that he drew a pixel-art version of one of my favorite paintings, Nighthawks: :slight_smile:

Other works:


I really do love pixel art that achieves so much with so few colors.

There’s this series of tutorials that also takes a look at some examples from old JRPGs, which I found truly fascinating: http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/sywtbapa_de-mystifying_greats_1.php

Now just focus on the grass…Count the number of colors in the grass. 3. That’s right, only 3 colors.

That Nighthawks one is great.

I agree, making good use of the few colors is an art by itself. Did you see the 4-colors image that I linked in the 5th post of this thread? I think that it’s impressive.

Yes. It’s difficult for me to say if I automatically liked it because I love that painting or also because it’s a great work of pixel art. To me, that image has always been quite mesmerizing and it’s easy to be fascinated by anything recalling it.

That’s true, but I think that painting lends itself particularly well to pixel art.

I’ve just remembered this piece by Matthew Frith (@matthewjfrith; mattfrith.com), which I adore:

IBM Data centre, 1963


Yeah, I did, back when the thread was a bit newer :slight_smile: . It is really brilliant, both literally and figuratively. I had to zoom in and see for myself, that it weren’t more than 4 colors. That’s quite some artistic skill on display there!

That’s beautiful. The colors and the atmosphere are stunning, I would have liked to stay in that place for a bit. The image becomes even more interesting from a technical point of view if you compare it with the original photo:

Matthew Frith has published this short adventure game. I might give a look at it, I like cyberpunk stories.

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That is interesting though I much prefer the pixel version - it enhances the vintage feel.

I love the people looking in - I think that’s what makes it.

Hadn’t realised he’s done an adventure game. I’ll have to check that out…

Awesome! Are you sure the author did not just “pixelated” the image by using a software? They look too perfect!

I’m pretty sure. It’s not possible to obtain a perfectly clean pixel-art image pixelating that photo. I can’t exclude that the author used the photo as a background layer, to better match the geometries, but except for this possible help, everything seems to be drawn by hand.

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Sigh, Windows only :expressionless: