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Feature time! #3

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 19, 2016, 1:08 PM
One more month, one more batch of awesome pixel art. I put some time into finding new artists to follow so I hope there are some new people this time that weren't featured in #1 and #2. But also everyone I followed from before continues to make such great art. It's really a pleasure to see your journey!

(Instructions: click on the first image and use arrow keys to go through the selection. And do let me know of artists I'm missing!)

Sonic x Tumblepop by AlbertoV 273/365 pixel art : Coyote and The Road Runner by igorsandman Edith by HendryRoesly Vallow returns by pop-nebula-dreamer Killer Instinct Characters by AlbertoV 275/365 pixel art : Formula 1 by igorsandman Sword city by kirokaze Pompadour Animation Combo 4x by JustinGameDesign Russian Hexquisite Collab Tiles by orange-magik drip drip by okuet Another WIP #1 by archipics stupid fairy! by pop-nebula-dreamer The Simpsons Arcade by AlbertoV Dizzy Mugshot by RHLPixels For the King! by vertibirdo Sunset Waterfall by HealTheIll Alex Kidd by AlbertoV Random character sprites by TwoQuarters Fight with the Toptyr by iSohei Monster Mother mockup by iSohei Happy rover by kirokaze Golden Axe by AlbertoV Day #165 - Spelunky Guy by JINNdev VirtuaVerse by Valenberg Portrait 16.09.16 2x by JustinGameDesign GosT Musicvideo (Link in the description) by Valenberg Family day - Pixel scene by BubblyBlu S U by 6VCR Meadow Pixie by Trick17 saturday by okuet Gothic Architecture by skittlefuck Space Police Hangar by Vadich Tutorial: How to draw Wood by oni1ink GameGrl by wishalloy Happy Birthday Emi by NoNoKoHime Rogue pixel by HendryRoesly Another WIP by archipics My Chrysalis Highwayman by vertibirdo Day #144 - Smurfette by JINNdev Mateus and his powerful pals by bbrunomoraes Rest in the adventure by 1Eni1 Night City Japan by arina-ivanova-1999 Pixel art gameboy portrait by archipics Budokan tribute by archipics ROK-14 by vertibirdo Wake up Mana by pop-nebula-dreamer A:TSC World Map by NeoZ7 Skull Moth by koftte I miss you on certain days by pawbit Bad Landing by kirokaze 260/365 pixel art : Abandoned Tank by igorsandman WIP by skittlefuck Turtle Ride by StavaEY I'm just a bit crazy by wyum Emptiness Will Eat the Witch by Sky-Burial Diana and Anton by MieuChan Links Bedroom by JJoploo47 Forest Guardian by TwoQuarters Clouds 01 by drysmian Pixel Edge of Space by SteelJoe afterworld by okuet taki - waterfall by NoNoKoHime Astronaut by orange-magik Beloved Rapture by Zedotagger 


  • Listening to: The Brand New Heavies
  • Reading: Red Mars
  • Watching: Vikings
  • Playing: The Curious Expedition
  • Eating: A banana
  • Drinking: Fanta

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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
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Cardinal City by Retronator
Cardinal City

40"x32", mixed media

A map of Stanford University campus. It’s more just an illustration than a real map since the selection of buildings is very biased. In fact that was the point of the assignment I made this for and it just includes places frequented by my cohort in the Learning, Design & Technology program.

It’s done on a big tan paper panel with a Paper Mate Flair felt tip pen and then shaded with warm grey Prismacolor markers. The red is done with chalk and whites in a combination of chalk, gel and in a few places the Molotov acrylic pen. It took me about 150h to finish, probably a bit less.

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Feature time! #3

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 19, 2016, 1:08 PM
One more month, one more batch of awesome pixel art. I put some time into finding new artists to follow so I hope there are some new people this time that weren't featured in #1 and #2. But also everyone I followed from before continues to make such great art. It's really a pleasure to see your journey!

(Instructions: click on the first image and use arrow keys to go through the selection. And do let me know of artists I'm missing!)

Sonic x Tumblepop by AlbertoV 273/365 pixel art : Coyote and The Road Runner by igorsandman Edith by HendryRoesly Vallow returns by pop-nebula-dreamer Killer Instinct Characters by AlbertoV 275/365 pixel art : Formula 1 by igorsandman Sword city by kirokaze Pompadour Animation Combo 4x by JustinGameDesign Russian Hexquisite Collab Tiles by orange-magik drip drip by okuet Another WIP #1 by archipics stupid fairy! by pop-nebula-dreamer The Simpsons Arcade by AlbertoV Dizzy Mugshot by RHLPixels For the King! by vertibirdo Sunset Waterfall by HealTheIll Alex Kidd by AlbertoV Random character sprites by TwoQuarters Fight with the Toptyr by iSohei Monster Mother mockup by iSohei Happy rover by kirokaze Golden Axe by AlbertoV Day #165 - Spelunky Guy by JINNdev VirtuaVerse by Valenberg Portrait 16.09.16 2x by JustinGameDesign GosT Musicvideo (Link in the description) by Valenberg Family day - Pixel scene by BubblyBlu S U by 6VCR Meadow Pixie by Trick17 saturday by okuet Gothic Architecture by skittlefuck Space Police Hangar by Vadich Tutorial: How to draw Wood by oni1ink GameGrl by wishalloy Happy Birthday Emi by NoNoKoHime Rogue pixel by HendryRoesly Another WIP by archipics My Chrysalis Highwayman by vertibirdo Day #144 - Smurfette by JINNdev Mateus and his powerful pals by bbrunomoraes Rest in the adventure by 1Eni1 Night City Japan by arina-ivanova-1999 Pixel art gameboy portrait by archipics Budokan tribute by archipics ROK-14 by vertibirdo Wake up Mana by pop-nebula-dreamer A:TSC World Map by NeoZ7 Skull Moth by koftte I miss you on certain days by pawbit Bad Landing by kirokaze 260/365 pixel art : Abandoned Tank by igorsandman WIP by skittlefuck Turtle Ride by StavaEY I'm just a bit crazy by wyum Emptiness Will Eat the Witch by Sky-Burial Diana and Anton by MieuChan Links Bedroom by JJoploo47 Forest Guardian by TwoQuarters Clouds 01 by drysmian Pixel Edge of Space by SteelJoe afterworld by okuet taki - waterfall by NoNoKoHime Astronaut by orange-magik Beloved Rapture by Zedotagger 


  • Listening to: The Brand New Heavies
  • Reading: Red Mars
  • Watching: Vikings
  • Playing: The Curious Expedition
  • Eating: A banana
  • Drinking: Fanta
#scubadiving by Retronator
#scubadiving

Sounds like as good day as any to return to doing Pixel Dailies

At first I had this grand plan how I’ll make this animated and be done in 30 minutes and then I remembered how I thought the same for the #topdownbuilding theme and didn’t finish even 20%.

So here’s a non-animated #scubadiving that took me 2 hours. The city in the background is of course Retropolis from Pixel Art Academy.

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Feature Time! #2

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 11, 2016, 1:12 PM
It's been almost a month. Time flies when you're trying to finish grad school. But today it will all be over. I guess I'm writing this post to procrastinate on the final few reflection papers I need to submit. So here we go, new favorites from the artists I follow.

(Instructions: click on the first image and use arrow keys to go through the selection. And do let me know of artists I'm missing!)

Zebra by call-me-Hk Cat noir by Wilacoro Domestic Crime Scene by lenstu82 Monk Attacks by Z-studios 235/365 pixel art : Tower by igorsandman Tower by orange-magik Mutants vs. Monsters - Human Brox by JustinGameDesign Le Magnifique Animateur Automate by orange-magik Old Bearded Man by Trick17 Koi Samurai 2x by JustinGameDesign Paradise by kirokaze Player Two by vertibirdo Dragon cave by kirokaze Cat People II (Scene from Musicvideo) by Valenberg Cat People III (Scene from Musicvideo) by Valenberg virtuaverse - technomancers by Valenberg 248/365 pixel art : Newspaper secret agent by igorsandman Karyn by HendryRoesly 249/365 pixel art : Rival Schools Batsu by igorsandman Tank Girl by Valenberg Skeleton animations - Mazgeon by dokitsu Rival Schools by AlbertoV 2016 Pokemon Team by bbrunomoraes 251/365 pixel art Overwatch Tracer by igorsandman lullaby by faxdoc Steven, Your Clothes Already Dried Up! by tvhell 252/365 pixel art : Barbarian by igorsandman Bridge duel by kirokaze Day #127 - LeChuck by JINNdev Exchange with velddev on Twitter 2x by JustinGameDesign Marching Fleet by kirokaze See you another next 10 years! by ScepterDPinoy 243/365 pixel art : Monolith Island by igorsandman 244/365 pixel art : Sonic by igorsandman Team Sonic by Cyberguy64 Veneno - Lamborghini by dokitsu 232/365 pixel art : USB Drive by igorsandman 

  • Listening to: C-jeff
  • Reading: #AskGaryVee
  • Watching: The 100
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Water

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:iconwishalloy:
wishalloy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave and the watch! I appreciate it <3
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's so cool! Are you doing more pixel art?
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:iconwishalloy:
wishalloy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! I don't know when, though :)
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:iconkoftte:
koftte Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch and favorites! Your stuff is amazing!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
And vice versa!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hope you had a great Birthday.
My best wishes.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey Thomas, yeah, I took some time to chill down actually. It's been a busy time as I'm finishing my Master's these days. I hope your game is going great too, I'm so excited to play it!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yeah everything going pretty well - all a bit hectical since the last weeks.
We just announced a major Update today:
pixwerk.net/home/news/36-statu…
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Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Got it in email this morning, yeah, pretty exciting! You take your time and do a kick ass job as you already are. I'd play it just to see the art alone.
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JDragonStudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :cake:
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