Friday, December 11, 2009

Pixel Fokker t-shirt

Pixel Fokker

I've created a new pixel art for a t-shirt contest at Springleap. If you could spare a few seconds and put your vote on it - that would be great!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Very Important Pixels

Guys at VeryImportantPixels are creating a pixelized versions of the famous and important people (both real and fiction) - some of those are really cool!
Btw. There's a twitter contest going - 5 lucky winners will be pixelaized by VeryImporantPixels and placed on their site.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Juan Manuel Daporta

Juan Manuel Daporta is a great pixel art designer based in Venezuela. His pixel art building diorama got a Deviation of the Day award at - that's something!. Take a while and check his Deviant art gallery - it's really worth it.

Daporta Pixel Art
Daporta Pixel Art
Daporta Pixel Art

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pixel art tutorial at psdtuts

There's a new tutorial on, describing "the way of the pixel" by Russell Tate.
It's describes the pixel art basic rules - good to refresh your memory.
There are also some top pixel art tutorials links in the article.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The real end of Pitfall

Do you remember the game Pitfall? Well, even if you don't - this fanart is a pretty damn funny;)

The piece was made by Brock Davis - check him on Behance

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pixel art cover for Przekroj magazine

One of main polish magazines put some beautiful pixel art for their cover.
Good to see the pixels coming through to the mainframe media.
You can check the cover and some inside illustration at

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Bulgarian pixel artist Zi has got some very pretty collection of his works at Pixeljoint and Deviantart. Those are really worth to check out.

Zi pixel art

Zi pixel art

Zi pixel art

Monday, October 12, 2009


I recently stumbled upon a deviantART gallery of AbyssWolf (He's a very talented, young spanish pixel artitis). Those pieces are quite amazing - check them out here.

AbyssWolf pixelart

AbyssWolf pixelart

AbyssWolf pixelart

Thursday, October 8, 2009


After long break (loads of work to do) I'm coming back to some regular (hopefully) posting here.

Qubicle is a Windows based software for creating 3D Pixel Art models. From what I've seen on site - it's looking good (waiting for Mac version to play with). The author of the tool - Tim Wesoly - has created a lot of wonderful stuff with it and he's showcasing that on his blog. Really worth checking out!. More info on




Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arjan Westerdiep - Drububu

Arjan Westerdien

Arjan Westerdiep is a pixel artist who creates beautiful, black&white pixel arts. There are some examples of his works on his website (as well as a very nice tutorial about basics of pixel art). His famous work is ic-project - huge illustration of a lighthouse made with only four colors! You can check the illustration here or head to the tutorial section of

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kevin Chaloux

Kevin Chaloux (also known as Kaiseto) is a young but extremely skilled pixel artist. You can check his gallery at pixeljoint or deviantart, or you might head straight to his page (there are some sweet tutorials).

Kevin Chaloux

Kevin Chaloux

Kevin Chaloux

Monday, September 14, 2009

Army of Trolls

Army of Trolls

Army of Trolls is a portfolio of London born artist Gary J Lucken. He's currently based in Switzerland and produces some very sweet pixel art. That's one of the "must see" portfolios.

Thursday, September 10, 2009



Here's the project very similar to MrWong's SoupPartments. At Isocity everybody can upload their building (of course it needs to be pixel art and fit into given template).
There are some very sweet pixel art houses already - it's worth to check it out and it's worth to be a part of it;).
Check out the Isocity at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pixel art creation fast video by Vital

There was a interview with Vital no so long time ago on Perfect Pixel Art, and now I would like to present a video he made. That's a recording of creation of a very nice skeleton pixel art sprite. Enjoy;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


A very nice, simple, pixel art based game was released some few days ago. It's addictive as hell, so be careful, but if you're looking for some pixel art fun - check it out at site
Btw. you can post your score in the comments.


Monday, September 7, 2009

C64 on your iPhone

Everybody loved the Commodore 64. I remember those magnificent games made in 8 colors and the noise the taperecorder was making while loading those masterpieces. Right now you can feel it once more on your iPhone (not the loading part I guess).
Company called Manomio just launched C64iPhone app. There are 5 titles right now, but the aim is to recreate all the best games
for C64. Can't wait for it actually;). If you want to know more - check

Sexy pixels by Siren

Pixel artist Siren is specializing in a sophisticated pixel art female characters. Those are very well done (and sexy;). Check our Siren gallery at

Sexy pixels by siren

Sexy pixels by siren

Sexy pixels by siren

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Pixel art is loved in Japan - that's for sure. You can see that in recently launched site
It's rather hard to understand it at first (everything is in Japanease ;), but you can get the main idea pretty fast.
(You control your avatar and can engage other avatars for quick multiplayer games. The winner takes some following people from the looser. The more crowd you have with you the better.). I don't really know what's the idea behind it.
So - for some foreign fun and wonderful pixel-art by eboy - head to

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Interview with Vital


Could you introduce yourself a little?
My name is Krzysztof Silski and I'm pixel designer based in Warsaw.
I'm also into hip-hop music (from time to time I'm performing on stage as HypeMan of my friend Med.
I also did some recordings on my own)


Why you interested in pixel art?
It was ages ago and I guess the console games and arcades (I've spent small fortune on those) have a huge
impact here. As soon as I got my first computer I've started to create my own games (didn't know it's called pixel art at that time;)

Could you tell us some more about one of your works?
My favourite is a piece called "Mecha". I've created it some 3 years ago, but I remeber it
pretty clearly. I've just sit down to my PC, launched Paint and figure out I want to create something
huge and scary - so I've started with big, red eye in the center. As the design developed my orginal concept of a
monster was changed to a robot. The piece turned out to be very nice (for my skills at that time).
It got a "pixel art of the week" award on pixeljoint - I couldn't have been happier.


What/Who is the inspiration for you?
Other people work I guess. I can browse the sites like deviantart for hours (checking up all type of
illustrations - not only pixel art). The pixel artists I admire are Ilkke, Jamon, Frost, Exocet and my buddy JohhnySpade.
When I was younger it was Tomasz "Slay" Pacyna who had huge impact on my style (and currently I have a pleasure in working with him).
Also - the element I can't live (and pixel) without is music.


Where we can check your artworks? Do you write any blog or twitter?
There's site which is my home actually (great kudos to all the people who helped me there) and
From time to time I use as well, but I don't really pay that attention to that site. I plan to create my own portfolio (should I mention that
I plan that for few years now?:)


What's the biggest problem you have in your work?
Everything;) I guees animation is something I have to improve. When I need to do some animations at work I tend to smash the pencils and rip my hair apart.


Any plans for the future? Any interesting projects?
I plan to continue my career with pixel art for mobile games, but the things are changing pretty fast in this sector (most mobile phones are capable of rendering 3d). As for other plans - I'm going to get married;) There's also a revolutionary project I'm doing with my friends, which will bring us all a huge pile of money. Fingers crossed for that;)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Even more 3D Pixel art

Some time ago I wrote about a Flash powered app called QBlocks. Here's something that takes 3D Pixel art even further.
With Neuro Productions 3DPixel engine you can not only create a cube based models from scratch, but also import 3D Collada files that are converted to cubes on the fly. I see some very cool uses of that.

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.