Pixelife (2007)

Programs used - Adobe Photoshop



I have always been interested in the pixel art genre, this stems from my childhood where computer game graphics were nothing but pixels. Some of my fondest memories as a child were of playing on the Nintendo Entertainment System with my brother or with friends playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the SEGA Megadrive (Genesis for North Americans).
Scribs and PnD
This interest in pixel art led me to begin experimenting with my own creations in the genre. Starting off simply (as seen in the image above) I would create as the thought took me, and it eventually would lead me to use pixel art in my first year digital image creation module on my Interactive Media course. The result of this being the main header image, still one of my favourite pieces of work today.



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