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Matej 'Retro' Jan
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a game developer, designing, drawing and coding an adventure game called Pixel Art Academy.

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Feature time! #5

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 5, 2017, 12:57 AM
Whoa, has it really been 4 months?!?

Waking up in the morning knowing that the only thing you have to do in the day is work on your game is the most precious gift I ever got in life. I'm making the best of it, working on Pixel Art Academy as much as I can and enjoying every single bit of it. It's going slow, as it's just me doing everything, but the progress is steady. You can now play through the intro chapter (a short 5-10 min start of the prologue episode) if you go to the game website. Be warned, it's a text adventure!

That's my life update in a nutshell, and now to your artworks! It's been so long since my last Feature time, so I had to be very selective as to not overwhelm you with all the favorites I saved in these 4 months. You should know, you are all my favorites!

(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!)

Scene #37: 'Winter' by octavinavarro  City Mirror by kirokaze  Mountainhome Guardian by vertibirdo  Hazelnut Animated Titlescreen by ManaFlow  Winter by 1Eni1  Swamp Hut (inside) by drysmian  (Animated) Beach mood by bbrunomoraes  .. by archipics  Troll cave by kirokaze  New friend by kirokaze  Imperialer Adler by Cyangmou  call by 6VCR  Artificial Suns by kirokaze  Dark Souls 3 - Lothric Castle by Zedotagger  OC stuff by bbrunomoraes  Flying City by kirokaze  Murder Quest III by jnkboy  Dragonaut by gas13  Owlboy Poster by HealTheIll  Unfamiliar Territory by The-Fry-Bat  Shammy Owl by HealTheIll  The Court of the Quixotic Queen by Cyangmou 

  • Listening to: Camo & Crooked
  • Reading: Learning Pixel Art
  • Watching: Stranger Things
  • Playing: Mini Metro
  • Eating: Potica
  • Drinking: Bacardi-coke

Journal History


It's Wyldstyle from Lego Movie! 

Had fun doing this for my friend's kids who are big fans (my previous Mega Man X illustration goes together with this one). Done with Pixaki on the iPad.

Machu Picchu
Digital pencil sketch drawn from life at location (Linea on an iPad Pro+Apple Pencil), watercolors done afterwards on the train ride/flight home (ArtRage, iPad as well).

Untitled by Retronator 
Night 21
Sometimes you just gotta go fast. I'm practicing drawing every day now and I'm trying to less care about being perfect, and instead just go loose, enjoy the process. Here's a quick sketch, short of an hour.
Reignite 6
I wanted to see if I can still do this. And if that traditional painting class did me any good. First time doing it in ArtRage on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. To be honest, I cheated with the reference way more than I used to.

Previous in the series:
Reignite 5 by Retronator  Reignite 4 by Retronator  Reignite 3 by Retronator  Reignite 2 by Retronator  Reignite by Retronator 


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rotane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional
Oooh, i remember you from Medium! The article on Pixels and Voxels was a fantastic read! Great to find you here :)
Retronator Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
That would be me. :) Hug 
ARTist05 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is impeccable! I'm astonished and just caught up in all of it! Keep it up!!! Sick!!!!
Retronator Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Will definitely do more in the future. :D
ARTist05 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jokov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017   General Artist
thanks for the watch!
great works here 
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
odedro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! Your starting pieces look great, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
odedro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It's always encouraging hearing stuff like this :)
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