I was hired by an artist named Sir_NutS to create a cover for his remix album "Silius 0373," which featured remixes of all of the music from the game, "A Journey to Silius" for the NES. He wanted something that reflected the atmosphere of the game and his music, and left it up to me to come up with an idea. I decided to create a landscape that was reminiscent of aspects of the game (colors, background features, etc.), while keeping it confined to the NES color palette and the colors used in the game. I drew most of it by hand first, scanned it in and then began recreating it in pixel form. It went through a number of changes as it was made, but the end result feels like it would be right at home in a cinema from the game.