|My biggest pixel art work, a tribute to many great things that crossed my life and left a mark.|
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
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.
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%.