|My biggest pixel art work, a tribute to many great things that crossed my life and left a mark.|
|With over 100k views on YouTube, my first animation/music video went beyond all my expectations.|
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
If you've seen my latest portrait drawing of MC Bourdua …
… you might have noticed it came with a timelapse of the process:
I've now uploaded an extended version of just the uncut timelapse shots, which might be more interesting to those of you who also draw and want to see more details about the shading:
Light cycle test for the dorm room location (well, more like an appartment) in Pixel Art Academy.
Still with the Atari 2600 palette + some brights for the projection to pop out.
p.s. I know area lights do not have hard edge shadows. The 2600 didn't give me more shades of grey to spare. So when only the projection is lighting the scene, it's very much made up (plant shadow etc).
This is the opening screen for my next big project, a game about making pixel art. You can see the scene with parallax, some animation and even cheesy water reflection at:
Well, it's a pretty cheesy scene whatsoever, but I simply like sci-fi skyscraper cities and tropical places and palm trees. And airships I guess. It does all have its reasons/purpose in the game world though.
I'm using the Atari 2600 palette (without any restrictions). Only parts are AA due to time constraints (I have to move on to other scenes for the kickstarter video due in 1 week). Some people have also complained about banding and dithering. And I was really sloppy on the trees and clouds. And the perspective/scale is off in places due to this being a composite from the parallax scene. Just thought I'd put it out there …
Pixel art study of characters from five of my favorite games/artists:
Bottom three are referenced from the book Masters of Anatomy.
Pixel Art Academy is my secret project.