Pixel Identity Crisis

Pixel Identity Crisis

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Pixel Identity Crisis

Title: Pixel Identity Crisis
Pixel Artist: Retronator  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 2913 points)
Posted: 6/2/2013 23:55
Statistics:  9 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

This is an image I wanted to do for some time now. My interests and art have been overly expanding and I find it hard to identify what kind of art I do. Most people know me for my pixel art works under the name Retronator, but I've started doing other digital and traditional works as well. This has lead to a somehow chaotic portfolio that is hard to organize.
The image shows everything I've been posting on my tumblr in the last couple years. It tries to capture how it's become a more and more uncontrollable mess with the increasing diversity. A good analogy of how I feel is the game Katamari Damacy, where you roll a ball around, collecting anything you touch, constantly growing. The size of the metaphorical ball has become way too big, so I'm starting to lose control. The whole thing is a big fan art piece, both in the overall motive as well as the individual details that make up the ball. This is very indicative of me since my most important work so far has been Tribute, a massive fan art, pixel art piece. A lot of my other works border on pop art, taking inspiration from nostalgic things of the past.

It took me only one day of work to draw and color the top part and I'm very happy with the overall result, especially with such a short production time. The bottom part with the animations took about 8 more hours of work.
This image is used on my tumblr to introduce my new blogs. You can read the full post here.

I think it's best viewed at x2 and another thing to note also is that this is my first time doing animations (at least after 15 years when I did some game sprites in Paint while still in primary school). 


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kimistry (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/10/2013 12:24

 Story of my life. 

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/4/2013 12:56

 Thank you so much. I can let you know in a while if branching out worked out for me. :)

LeftHand (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2013 07:04

 This is fantastic! Really captures what I'm feeling at this stage of life.

carrion (Level 6 Made) @ 6/4/2013 03:01

 great, great job... oh and as other I totaly understand you.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/4/2013 01:00

 I totaly understand you -=)

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/3/2013 17:47

 Glad to know I'm not alone. Thanks for the nice words guys.

Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/3/2013 13:22

I can relate to this. Great pixel art by the way.

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/3/2013 06:53

I know exactly how you feel right now. I go through the same thing, although I'm probably not as dedicated as you.


helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 6/3/2013 04:49

alignment = chaotic good :) love this piece 

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