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Journal Entry: Tue May 17, 2016, 3:34 PM
I love how on DeviantArt you can easily browse through all the artworks in a journal: just click on an image and move through them with arrow keys. (If you're on my profile, you need to click through to the journal entry first: Pixel Art Favorites).

So below are some of my pixel art favorites from 2016 so far for you to enjoy and add some watches to amazing artists.

As a little life update, We've been working hard on Pixel Art Academy (a point-and-click adventure where you learn how to draw) and made a new landing page where you can now finally pre-order the game if you missed the Kickstarter. I say 'we' because one of the backers (objectsforheads) joined to work on the project and the landing page is mostly their work. We've also finally started working on the 'game' parts (it was mainly just infrastructure so far) and here's a little prototype of the in-game drawing app:

Drawing-shorter by Retronator

I'm pretty excited about where this is going and looking forward to spending even more time on it as my grad school year is slowly winding down.

Alright, on to the artworks!

A very subjective top 10 (in no particular order):

The way of the Fisher by Weilard Plenty Sets of R*mance by archipics  Faulty Plane by kirokaze Flower shop by faxdoc Scene #29: 'The Stolen Idol' by octavinavarro Loop de LoL by call-me-Hk HNY card / adventure mockup by call-me-Hk  Rolly Rocket by Valenberg Town entrance by kirokaze Our warming Earth by bbrunomoraes
 

Honorable mentions:

Deserts of Kharak tribute (2x zoom) by Weilard Close View On Historical Centre Of Prague by archipics Scene #28: 'The Art Thieves' by octavinavarro Old Oradea, Romania by archipics Mood/Animation-Tests by Valenberg  A Hut by orange-magik Train by kirokaze A day off by faxdoc Thieves by kirokaze Cyberpunk Jam Result by Weilard Hall of Anubis by Cyangmou (Animated) The Wild Thornberrys! by bbrunomoraes See What The Artists Doing by archipics six flamingos by archipics Central Park by archipics Egyptian Desert by Cyangmou midnight melancholy by faxdoc Triceratops by Phoenix-849  Fishing by kirokaze IRW - Lava World tileset mockup by RichardLems Duck and Cover? by orange-magik  When war comes (p.3) by vertibirdo Airship by pop-nebula-dreamer Hyacinth Macaws by Trick17 


  • Listening to: Beats 1
  • Reading: Art schooled
  • Watching: Lazy Game Reviews
  • Playing: Kingdom
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Red Bull

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Matej 'Retro' Jan
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am active in all kinds of visual and interactive art. I am a programmer by profession and I try to balance it out by drawing, painting, pixel art, animation. I try very different styles so if you add a watch be prepared for a wild ride.

Sketch blog/illustration tumblr: matejjan.com
Pixel art/gaming tumblr: www.retronator.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/retro3d
Facebook: www.facebook.com/retronator
Twitter: www.twitter.com/retronator
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Art vs Artist, Part 2 by Retronator
Art vs Artist, Part 2
Welcome to my split (artist) personality.

The other side:
Art vs Artist, Part 1 by Retronator
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Art vs Artist, Part 1 by Retronator
Art vs Artist, Part 1
I feel like I'm a two-face illustrator.

The other face:
Art vs Artist, Part 2 by Retronator
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Pixel Art Favorites

Journal Entry: Tue May 17, 2016, 3:34 PM
I love how on DeviantArt you can easily browse through all the artworks in a journal: just click on an image and move through them with arrow keys. (If you're on my profile, you need to click through to the journal entry first: Pixel Art Favorites).

So below are some of my pixel art favorites from 2016 so far for you to enjoy and add some watches to amazing artists.

As a little life update, We've been working hard on Pixel Art Academy (a point-and-click adventure where you learn how to draw) and made a new landing page where you can now finally pre-order the game if you missed the Kickstarter. I say 'we' because one of the backers (objectsforheads) joined to work on the project and the landing page is mostly their work. We've also finally started working on the 'game' parts (it was mainly just infrastructure so far) and here's a little prototype of the in-game drawing app:

Drawing-shorter by Retronator

I'm pretty excited about where this is going and looking forward to spending even more time on it as my grad school year is slowly winding down.

Alright, on to the artworks!

A very subjective top 10 (in no particular order):

The way of the Fisher by Weilard Plenty Sets of R*mance by archipics  Faulty Plane by kirokaze Flower shop by faxdoc Scene #29: 'The Stolen Idol' by octavinavarro Loop de LoL by call-me-Hk HNY card / adventure mockup by call-me-Hk  Rolly Rocket by Valenberg Town entrance by kirokaze Our warming Earth by bbrunomoraes
 

Honorable mentions:

Deserts of Kharak tribute (2x zoom) by Weilard Close View On Historical Centre Of Prague by archipics Scene #28: 'The Art Thieves' by octavinavarro Old Oradea, Romania by archipics Mood/Animation-Tests by Valenberg  A Hut by orange-magik Train by kirokaze A day off by faxdoc Thieves by kirokaze Cyberpunk Jam Result by Weilard Hall of Anubis by Cyangmou (Animated) The Wild Thornberrys! by bbrunomoraes See What The Artists Doing by archipics six flamingos by archipics Central Park by archipics Egyptian Desert by Cyangmou midnight melancholy by faxdoc Triceratops by Phoenix-849  Fishing by kirokaze IRW - Lava World tileset mockup by RichardLems Duck and Cover? by orange-magik  When war comes (p.3) by vertibirdo Airship by pop-nebula-dreamer Hyacinth Macaws by Trick17 


  • Listening to: Beats 1
  • Reading: Art schooled
  • Watching: Lazy Game Reviews
  • Playing: Kingdom
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Red Bull
Californication by Retronator
Californication
For the Pixel Dailies theme #chilipepper.

Album art for reference, Tango palette for the colors (slight variation on one of the yellows).
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap your stuff is goals
^0^
~plus that game looks amazingDonald icon #4 
keep doing what you doHaruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up 
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Retronator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh, you're super sweet! So you're saying we'll have you as a player? :D (Big Grin) Sweating a little... 
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MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahha
i mean my goal is to someday reach your level
^0^
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Retronator Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
That won't be that hard! And if you need any advice any time just ask.
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Kamovator Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Amazing work. Great!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!Hug 
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You do some epic work my friend! :clap: Have a Llama, a watch, and keep up the fantastic work! :dummy:

ALso, may I ask ,if you take requests?
Or commissions?

Carry on, and Retro for life!
#RetroKid4Life
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Retronator Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey, sorry for the super late response. First of all, thank you so much! Requests — I wish I could, I wish I even get to draw as much as I'd like to. However, not sure if you've seen, but most my time gets spent working on Pixel Art Academy, a game about pixel art actually. You can check it out here: pixelart.academy But ironically, I spend more time coding and getting the business side of running a gamedev operation up these days than drawing. CURSE YOU! 
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww wow, that's so cool looking man!
And you're very welcome, I love pixal art but never managed to do much save for a crappy pic about two years ago XD
And I can understand, maybe in the future when I get some monies :meow:

Keep it up man1
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Likaseth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I just stumbled into your page and I´m speechless. It´s amazing. There are so many details in your pictures. I love it!
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