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Kirby Sleep Pixel Painting

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Canvas: 8" x 10"
Paint: Acrylic
Game: Kirby's Adventure
Sprite: Sleep power

The lighting makes it look a little off, the background is actually grey. I will retake the photo with a different camera during the day.
Image details
Image size
2158x2702px 1.98 MB
iPhone 4S
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 9, 2012, 10:46:48 PM
© 2012 - 2021 RubiksPhoenix
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Bunny-Kirby's avatar
Please....Let me sleep....a little more....please...
NaiomiiS's avatar
if you dont mind me asking, how did you make the pixels look so square? did you eyeball it or use a ruler?
RubiksPhoenix's avatar
There are a bunch of steps I have to take to making them square. The first is making the grid (you can see it here: [link] ).

But unfortunately, as I go along with the painting, no matter how hard I try to get them perfect, there's usually a lot of colour bleeding. I actually have a sewing needle I use, put paint on the tip, and fix up corners.

There a bunch of techniques to getting them square, but to get them looking perfect is the long part. I sometimes spend several hours with the needle fixing colours.
NaiomiiS's avatar
how did you know how big to make the squares in the grid?
RubiksPhoenix's avatar
I choose which size I want each pixel, be it 1/4th inch, 1/3rd, etc, then measure out that distance when I make the grid =]
NaiomiiS's avatar
what i mean is how did you know whether or not the grid would be too big or too small on the canvas? how do you get it all to fit when the reference was in pixels and not inches?
RubiksPhoenix's avatar
I tend to pick the canvas sizes first, then find things that fit in them. Using the ratio if inches to pixels, I know the maximum pixel size per canvas, and size of pixel that I decide to use. From there, it's simply picking an image that can fit in those sizes.
Ziffman's avatar
This is sick. I personally love pixel paintings and the fact that you made a Kirby one makes it even better. Out of curiosity, do you sell any of your work?
RubiksPhoenix's avatar
I'm currently stocking up for an upcoming convention I'm attending, which pretty much all of the paintings here will be sold. If I happen to have more than ten afterwards though, I'll most likely be making an etsy account. I've tried to stay away from selling them online, since I'm scared of shipping damages, but the convention will mark my local market, and most likely the online shop.

Also, thanks for the fav =]
Ziffman's avatar
Ah, I see. Hope everything works out well for the convention then. You're welcome by the way. ^_^
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