35 Eye Popping Examples of Pixel Art

September 19, 2016 · 7 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Pixel Art was brought to the mainstream with the release of gaming consoles in the early eighties. Those 8-bit graphics we all loved back then often evoke feelings of nostalgia and take us back in time. Nostalgia aside, pixel art is a beautiful art form on its own that many of us have come to love. With so few pixels to work with, pixel artist’s have to make each one count.

What is a Pixel Art? Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on the pixel level. Graphics in most old or relatively limited computer and video games, graphing calculator games, and many mobile phone games are mostly pixel art. It describe a particular subcategory of digital artwork that focuses on the artist’s complete control of the image at the pixel level, meaning the artist makes conscious decisions about all or most of the pixels on screen, without the aid of automated tools and processes.

Today we present 40 Eye Popping Examples Pixel Art from some of the best pixel artists around. Be sure to check out their sites for more of their amazing work.


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Autumn Pixels

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A pixel art with soft textures.

AutumnPixel2

This stunning beauty shows the artist’s mastery of the pixel art form. It has very smooth form and shading.

R Grillotti

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Grillotti uses every pixel perfectly in this rendition of The Birth Of Venus.

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Another pixel masterpiece from Grillotti’s model series.

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Snake

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The secret santa cave, great lighting and vivid colors.

th_colossal_katamari

This piece is full of detail and has great shadowing.

Ryan – GFX

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This isometric design of Mr. Burns’ casino is complete with a parked limo.

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Straight out of the old 16-bit video game days.

Jamon

th_ilkke_in_the_woods

The misty atmosphere and low angle of view make this one great.

Paul Robertson

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Cool background and has a lot of Sega Characters.

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Army of Trolls

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This one’s got everything from Papa Smurf to Mario.

Rod Hunt

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Robots controlling a larger robot from inside.

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Great concept and use of color.

Tim

Another great piece from Tim. It’s like a 16-bit Robinson Caruso.

Tim1

This isometric design is just awesome. I love the 3D quality it has.

Gunstar Red

GunstarRed2

Another great mock-up from Gunstar Red. Great cartoon style.

GunstarRed1

This is a mock-up of a video game.

Bug Pixel

Bugpixel1

This isometric building has enough details to keep you looking for quite a while.

BugPixel2

Fool

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Another great character full of whimsy and charm.

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Awesome character design and excellent textures make this one a favorite.

Fool2

This one by Fool is simple stunning. The atmosphere, concept, color pallet and details are truly inspiring.

Tom Schieter

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This wonderful visage looks great with its muted tones.

TomSchieter1

This piece is loaded with details. Notice the water splashes and little fish.

Flip Flop Flying

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The large pixels give this piece an impressionistic feel.

Eboy

Eboy1

Eboy is well know for its pixel art and you can see why in this one above.

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This awesome little pagoda is full of the Eboy charm.

Eboy3

This piece was for a Coca-Cola advertisement.

Tomec

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This fantastic Monkey Island piece has a really cool transition from night to day.

Tomec1

The Blues Brothers look awesome in pixels. The purple highlights make me imagine a nightclub just off to the right.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Arthur Lafreze August 16, 2010 at 2:17 am

Globally, it’s really old school… Honnestly i don’t like this kind of “art” :(

I was used to get more relevant news from you… Hope it was an accident :/

Cheers,

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tripwire team August 16, 2010 at 7:35 am

Arthur – I’m sorry you didn’t like this post. It certainly was not an accident, looking back for inspiration, ideas, can be a good idea for some.

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Dead Pixel Designs August 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for sharing, there are some great examples there! I’m a child of the c64 generation, so my pixel art work is pretty BASIC (pun intended)… I hope you guys like it!

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tripwire team August 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm

thanks for sharing the link: http://www.zazzle.com/dead_pixel_designs. Cool stuff for the c64 geek!

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Dan August 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I’ll get on one of these lists, one day.

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tripwire team August 14, 2010 at 7:07 pm

let me know what you want to have on a list and I may help you!

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