Pixel art can often feel nostalgic, hearkening back to those bygone days of cathode ray tube monitors and floppy disks. It’s easy to think of modern pixel art as stuck in the past, a mere retro inspired throwback. But that’s giving the form a disservice. There’s more to pixel art than pure nostalgia, as I argue in…
If you’ve ever wondered who would win in a fight between Mega Man X and an Ice Sword attack from Chrono and Marle, well, now you know.
Mario, Vault Boy and Mega Man have teamed up to kick off Pixel Pals, a new line of pixel art figures from peripheral maker PDP. They are obscenely collectible.
Very cool pixel-art versions of characters from various Blizzard games, that are also in Heroes of the Storm, by Daniel “Abysswolf” Oliver.
Undertale, naturally for an RPG where you can befriend monsters, has dates. A fan decided to slightly expand one of them.
Digital artist Zedotagger is really good at making animated demakes of Dark Souls. The tone remains faithful to the series while it’s turned into scenes from an imaginary 90s game.
1,128,960 blocks to be exact, all placed by hand. Things like this are usually built with a help of a software, converting the art into Minecraft blocks. But not this one.
Snake is about to infiltrate Camp Omega in pixel artist Catherine’s beautiful giffy recreation of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ opening.
Pixel artist Junkboy reimagined John Carpenter’s classic movie They Live as a cool beat ‘em up game from the early 90s. It’s got all the characteristics of side-scrolling arcade games, complete with breakable windows and smashable cars.
"This is what I think Wind Waker would look like on the SNES," writes gilamasan, the guy behind this piece of Zelda fanart. "I imagined the sailing would be done with Mode 7 graphics like in Super Mario Kart and F-Zero." Looks about right to me. Head over here to see more of gilamasan's artwork.
We've seen how amazing Daniel "Abysswolf" Oliver is at demaking characters from any video game into colorful sprites. His latest project, to draw every Smash Bros. character in the style of classic 2D fighters, is a big one.
Gotta love me some meta pixel art. Redditor jiraph52 "made a giant Hotbar" in Minecraft. Not much else to say, is there? You can find more closeups in the embedded Imgur album below.
I can see myself playing something like pixel artist Kracov's isometric, 2D version of Doom for hours, trying to blow up everything and marvel at all the detailed pixel-explosions.
This week players of the ridiculously reasonable free-to-play mobile puzzler Doctor Who Legacy will get a Christmastime preview of the pixelated stylings of Nathan Skreslet, whose PixelWho art will play a big part in an upcoming in-game adventure. And Who better to usher in this charming 8-bit look than the charming…
Well hello there, Batman. You look a little more...blocky than usual. No, that's not a comment about your weight. Stop being so sensitive!
Minecraft, being a block-based builder, has always been a favorite outlet of pixel artists everywhere. Like this enterprising player, who set out to painstakingly build replicas of the 151 original Pokémon in-game.