|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
I realized I never posted this piece. It's fan art of the city Cosmopolis from the movie Speed Racer. Original concept art was done by George Hull (scroll down for the city scene). This is my ZX Spectrum rendition, based on a movie still.
I started making it in 2008 and finally finished it last year at GDC. It was a very on/off thing with around 100 hours total to finish it. When I saw the trailer for the movie I was immediately struck that this should totally be a ZX Spectrum scene. So yeah, that's how this happened.
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).