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Pixel Spaceship

By bossquibble
I’ve been experimenting with doing pixel art by painting them at double-size before reducing them (Nearest Neighbor) and detailing pixel-by-pixel. While I’m detailing, I’ll reduce the number of colors a few times, too. (This is in Photoshop.) Seems to work alright!

Note: I uploaded this before as a .png but decided it'd look better as a .gif - sorry if you commented/favorited the other one before I deleted it!
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YockoKurosaki's avatar
Hi! Can I use this image for a game that I'm programming (I'm programmer, but a disaster with design).
I'll wainting for your answer.

Have a nice day!!
runicartist's avatar
Derek Yu. I finally found you.
hadis1000's avatar
Could you allow me to use this for a non-profit school project?

-Heinrich
Zelador's avatar
wupto's avatar
It's amazing, don't care about the colour count, it doesn't matter at all.
K-hermann's avatar
It's your next game ?
K-hermann's avatar
Nice one !
I love the designs
mychiilist's avatar
Nice work! how long did it take to create this?
I would be interested in seeing the painting stage before resolution reduction. I'd specifically be looking to see how you paint differently when you intend to pixelate. An artist painting pixel art in this manner may work with awareness of how line widths will translate into numbers of pixels, etc.
bossquibble's avatar
Sure! Here's the original painting I worked off of: [link]

I didn't worry too much about how it would translate into pixels. I just hope for the best and try to fix things later.
Desolc's avatar
Beautiful! *_*
phiq's avatar
Saw this on tumblr, it's great. Do you constrict your colours beforehand or just eliminate (as you said) along the way and end up with whatever combination? I feel like there's kinda too much freedom with a PS colour picker.
bossquibble's avatar
I'm not working from a specific palette, so no, I don't limit my colors beforehand. And as others have pointed out, this piece still has a pretty high color count in the end (53).
shangoat's avatar
53! really? that sounds a lot.
Juscie's avatar
really nice reminds me a bit of FTL (Faster then Light)
good work :)
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