Art Scene Archive


Out Of Compo is a virtual contest devoted to graphics entries that usually get rejected at demo parties and other public contents - erotic computer art. The contest is held for the 3rd time. Previous years were ZX Spectrum graphics only, this year there are a few more categories - oldschool pixel art for a number of retro platforms, including Commodore 64, modern pixel art, digital painting and 3D renders, and more.

Detailed rules for this year

Entries from 2016
Entries from 2017

Deadline is November 24, 2018. There are prizes in each category for 1st place, and some stuff for 2nd and 3rd too. Win a compo and get the extra challenge of international mail delivery!

Posted by Shiru @ 10/21/2018 02:04  |    0

Over the last week, Pixel Dailies ran a collaboration to celebrate reaching 40,000 followers on Twitter. The theme was to create a yearbook featuring everyone's self portraits and caricatures.

The collab saw an incredible number of entries with over 700 pixel-portraits submitted!
To see all the amazing artwork, check out The full Pixel Dailies yearbook
And more info about the competition on The Pixel Dailies Twitter

Posted by JamieR @ 6/24/2018 07:12  |    2

PJer and master of clean clusters A2J2TIWARI has interviewed Mandrill on his Blog and has done a fine job of looking through the pixel jungle behind the monkey-named man.

Interview of a Legend - Mandrill

Posted by A2J2TIWARI @ 2/13/2018 01:01  |    16

Have you ever asked yourself what to do if there's a power shortage and you still want to gaze at amazing pixel art? (Mobiles, solar panels and generators don't count)

Pixel Art news anchorman Retronator has an answer for you. He's created a list of books that cover our favourite thing besides all the other things we really love to do.

Go and check it out.

Posted by Mandrill @ 1/30/2018 11:08  |    5
icon*JlTUlDv-Hh5H_mVbR65HHg@2x.pngMatej "Retronator"Jan has just released his 19 minutes version of pixel art news for December 2017. Games, software, art and music; he covers everything your pixel art heart needs.

Hop over to Youtube and check it out.

Pixel Art News December 2017

Posted by Mandrill @ 1/6/2018 05:13  |    0

Stray Pixels, your semi-whenever pixel news update!

Useful links:

Retronator made a guide about the best pixel artist channels on YouTube!
Watch it here on YouTube

Cyangmou made a little overview about the pros and cons of a couple 2D game projections, featuring his own stunning artwork
Browse through it on Twitter

Saint11's tutorial animations are both insightful and pretty, and regularily new ones are added!

Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 12/28/2017 04:19  |    7

Those of you who follow or participate in (or are just curious about) #pixel_dailies and who use Discord may be interested in joining the new Pixel Dailies Discord server!

Click here to connect:

Posted by abominable_snowflake @ 12/14/2017 13:16  |    0
icon*JlTUlDv-Hh5H_mVbR65HHg@2x.pngFellow PJer and archivist of everything pixel art Matej "Retronator"Jan has not only been running a successful website with numerous projects most of you should be familiar with but also a youtube account that's worth checking out.

Every month he manages to compress the most important things that happen in the world of pixels into his

Retronator Pixel Art News

Whether it's games, art or even music. If there's pixel art in it, chances are you'll find it there.

Posted by Mandrill @ 10/17/2017 09:04  |    4

An interview with 1041uuu, whose pixel art has stretched far and wide from Twitter to Tumblr, and beyond. 

Link to Interview:

Posted by Strazt @ 7/28/2017 17:37  |    5

This unique artistic collaboration between pixel artist Timo Visser (Ultimo) and composer Victor Butzelaar is now available on BandCamp! 

The Wayfaring Monks is the first Episode in this story about two monks. 

You can get it here for just a buck:

Posted by UltimoGames @ 4/24/2017 13:38  |    6

"Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine" is a book project by Andreas Wallström about the C64 with lots of interviews of people who helped create the machine as well as game makers and demo sceners, and of course pixel art as well.

The campaign is running for another week and could need a bit of a boost.

Have a look at the campaign page and see if it tickles your fancy.

Posted by ptoing @ 4/22/2017 07:35  |    1

A new pixel-art t-shirt design challenge will open soon at Threadless. Let's do this, PJ!

However before you rush to post your fave pixel pieces, take the time to think hard about what makes a good t-shirt design, as opposed to a good piece of art (pixel or otherwise). Great shirt designs usually have a strong underlying concept, and make use of the shirt background color as a prominent design element. Beware of boxy (rectangular) designs that don't have a good reason for boxyness (such as fake film posters, comics pages etc).

The challenge opens a week from today, and should last for 2 more weeks. You can already ask for feedback on the Threadless forums. Trigger warning: it can be a tough crowd to please out there!

Also be aware that chances of print are very slim, well under 1%. Do this as a chance to compete and improve, not to make easy money. Now pixel away!

Posted by Manupix @ 4/14/2017 07:34  |    9

Hello fellow pixel artists,

I got a hint that some lady is selling some of our pixels as listing at;
Some of her listings look very familar to me. One certain submarine too familar.
(already reported)

Happy Hunting.

Posted by tomic @ 4/10/2017 12:01  |    19

Animated Loop's latest weekly challenge (ending 23 March) is all about pixel art.

If you would like to participate, visit their Twitter page.

Read the full post...

Posted by Mandrill @ 3/18/2016 12:54  |    1

In 1985 renowned Pop Artist Andy Warhol created these purely digital works using Graphicraft on an Amiga 1000.

Read the full post...

Posted by jeremy @ 4/24/2014 04:20  |    11

Pixelation is moving to a new host.
This will probably result in a couple of days worth of downtime.
Everything should be back to normal asap. 

Posted by ptoing @ 9/8/2011 12:12  |    8

I'm here to talk about someone you probably didn't know the name of, but you've surely already seen his work.

Christian Robert was graphician and pixel artist on a large number of games, such as "Cruise for a Corpse" and "Flashback" on Amiga 500 and Atari ST but he was also art director and originator of concept arts, backgrounds and animations of "Heart of Darkness" on PS1 and PC. And you can see his art in most of Gameloft's games (even if his name is not in credits...)

He left us last weekend in a car accident at age of 52 years, he was a very good artist but also a friend. I met and worked with him on my 1st project at Gameloft Paris, he taught me a lot of things, and he was the most kind and humble guy I've ever met. I remember how he would always come and compliment all other graphician's work even if he could surely do better and how he was suprised and hampered when I've asked him to dedicate my old "Flashback" box.

Pixel art and video games have lost a great man.

Posted by [thUg] @ 10/28/2010 21:04  |    18

If you happen to be in Saxony, Germany this weekend (or just like traveling across Europe to see pixel art) then you should check out the opening of the TriArtLon No.2 exhibition.

The idea behind the exhibition is to get together artists from three different genres into one exhibition. This time it's a combination of fine arts, "girl stuff" :) and pixel art by PJ member tomic. Also, you can order t-shirts with prints of some of the artwork, which will be printed live during the closing night.

Location: The Nikkifaktur t-shirt factory, Dresden.
Opening night: October 29, 7pm.
Exhibit: October 30 - November 11, 5pm - 8pm.
Closing night: November 12, 7pm. Including live band!

It would be nice to see a few Pixel-Jointers there to have a chat and/or a beer with.

Posted by tomic @ 10/27/2010 01:33  |    15

Good news for Firefox users that want to explore the Japanese artist community Pixiv and especially its wonderful pixel scene!

This script for Firefox's Addon Greasemonkey translates Pixiv into an English usable/readable site.

Requires: Firefox, Greasemonkey and Pixiv Translation Script for Greasemonkey.

Posted by Sly @ 8/24/2010 06:15  |    12

Times are tough for Mars rover Spirit, permanently embedded in the Red Planet's sands.

AstroInfo website set up an art challenge for all artists and media: make a picture of Spirit at her new home.

Deadline is Feb 13 (no hour nor timezone being specified, caution is advised!), submissions are to be sent by email to the organizer (see website). Hope to see lots of red pixels in the next few days!

Read the full post...

Posted by Manupix @ 2/3/2010 17:11  |    2

Christmas is just around the corner and to celebrate Rush Coil have created 8-BIT CHRISTMAS, a full-length album inspired by classic video game music.

Net proceeds donated to charity, pump up those speakers!

Posted by smk @ 12/23/2009 02:19  |    8
2D Artist Orioto has built some fame by making hi-res (often in printable 5000x2800) mockups of games, including Metroid, Zelda and Gunstar Heroes.

Check out the gallery!
Posted by Jão @ 2/14/2009 07:31  |    14
Jason de Caires Taylor has a very interesting sculpture gallery; situated entirely underwater. He uses a special cement finish on his sculptures that promotes the colonization by coral and other marine life, giving it a very old, very surreal appearance.

Check it out!
Posted by HMC @ 12/19/2008 16:27  |    6
Yes, the time has come, catching many of us off-guard.  So for all the procrastinators and those whose schedules just got hectic (I fall into both categories), submissions are due September 30th.  Which may very well be today, depending on your timezone.  So if you'd like to enter the show, please send your submission(s) to or pm them to me either here or at pixelation.  I can't promise late entries will be accepted, so send your entries as soon as possible. 
Thanks to all who entered, winners and photos from the opening will be posted sometime in October.
Posted by cure @ 9/29/2008 20:13  |    7
The ASMS Gallery is hosting a Pixelart-specific show in its art gallery in September on Friday the 10th.  Which is where you come in.  Submit something, old or new, any subject matter, so long as the medium is pixel art.

We assumed that wasn't enough to sell you on the idea, so here's some incentive.
Though this is a show and not a competition, the entries will be judged and awarded accordingly.

Prizes are as follows:
1st Place- $100
2nd Place- $ 50
3rd Place- $ 25

There's no cost to enter, and you can submit old work- or use this as an excuse to make something new.  So there's little reason not to enter.

To enter, simply send the piece to my email at, or provide me a link in a private message here at the site.
It'd be very useful if you'd include your name, location (country/state), profession or student status, program used and any information you'd like to provide about the piece.

There is no limit on the number of entries, but prizes are restricted to one per person.

Deadline is the 23rd of September.
Posted by cure @ 8/8/2008 08:10  |    20
That is, if you don't want to see blurry hand pixeled images. Firefox 3 blurs images once you zoom in on them. From what I've been reading, there isn't an option to switch this "feature" off. At normal zoom, the images seem to hold up fine however, so if you just copy and paste the images into another program to view them, this probably won't be an issue for you. This does of course compromise some of the convenience for sites like Pixel Joint, with its wonderful built in zoom on the site.

Just a heads up to everyone.
Posted by Blackbeltdude @ 6/18/2008 08:56  |    49
Google recently decided to change its favicon*, but, if you noticed it, most of us didn't like this change, maybe because it's different or ..whatever. So unlike most of the companies that avoid user inputs, they opened for suggestions, so here it is!


  • Resolution: 16 pixel x 16 pixel image
  • Format: .png, .gif, or .ico
  • Size: 5 KB
  • Transparency: 32 bit alpha transparency
  • Deadline is June 20, 2008
  • You must be of a legal age to form a binding contract to participate.
Suggestions to follow before starting:
  • Make the shape and profile visible.
  • Incorporate some or all of the letters in "Google."
  • Utilize the primary colors that are used in the Google logo.
  • Avoid being product specific.
  • Be timeless.
Here you can submit your artwork and find other useful explanations.
Anyway there's a thread on the PJ forum where you can discuss it! :)

*a favicon, also known as a website icon, page icon or urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage. (
Posted by Peach @ 6/14/2008 09:44  |    12
If you haven't been in the pool or haven't seen the unpixely thread, then you don't know that leel is trying to earn a scholarship. All you gotta do is click on the link and vote. Simple as that.

Normally I wouldn't be interested with such things, but it's for educational purposes.

Vote here!

(Also thanks should go to Metaru for coming up with the idea.)
Posted by greenraven @ 6/5/2008 00:21  |    36
A few days ago on thursday the 15th of May the well known members of PJ - Brian, Snader and Larwick met up in the city of Rotterdam in Holland and had some fun with post-it notes! Since it was leel's birthday a few days before we thought it'd be a great chance to dedicate something to her.

Check it out!
Album - Slideshow
Individual pics:
The Artists

Snader is obviously in green, Larwick in grey and Brian in red. Incase you couldn't tell because of our laser-eyes.
Our restrictions were 400 post-its, 100 of each bright colour. The canvas (wall) was pretty much exactly 32 post-its in height.
Read the full post...

Posted by Larwick @ 5/17/2008 12:59  |    67
Japanese package designers have really gone the extra mile and taken UPC barcodes to the next level.

The site is all Japanese so navigating is a little confusing. Just click on the dots and you'll see the galleries.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/6/2008 12:11  |    8 | Source
deviantART is running a new competition in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat. The objective is to create a piece of pixel art displaying the subject of a rat or rats, using a limited colour palette of no more than 25 colours on a canvas size of 150x150pixels. Either GIF or PNG files are acceptable. It has started now and runs through to the 18th March.

First Prize will be $dA100 deviant dollars
Second Prize will be $dA50 deviant dollars
Third Prize will be $dA25 deviant dollars

These can be redeemed for anything from the deviantART shop including a subscription if that is desired.

If you enter please note me a link to your work on deviantART to and make a note in your artist comments it is for the competition.

If you you have not received a DD feature within the last three months the winner will also be featured with a DD.
Posted by ShoneGold @ 2/27/2008 03:42  |    6
icon has got to be one of the best freeware programs I have seen to battle MS paint.  Not only is it free, its also open source!  It has a bunch of awesome features that put somewhere between MS paint and Photoshop.

Features include...
  • layers
  • layer effects
  • dither brushes
  • better palette control
  • image color adjustments
  • and much much more.

Given it's written in .net, I wonder how hard it would be to make a canvas-networking plugin?  the possibilities are endless!  Definitely give this program a try.

Posted by Indigo @ 2/15/2008 20:58  |    29
A contest by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where the artists were limited to using a single sheet of paper, has sparked some impressive results. Not quite pixel art, but certainly minimalist.

Check out the entries here.
Posted by iSTVAN @ 2/15/2008 18:52  |    9
I am the Gallery Director for Pixel Art at deviantART and  am trying to encourage Pixel Artists to display their work at  I am offering anyone who wins a challenge or gains an award at PixelJoint,  a likely  automatic DD Feature at deviantART, provided you are a member and have your work uploaded there of course. Even if you didn't gain first place here, your work may well gain a DD feature, so please upload win, place or lose.
Read the full post...

Posted by ShoneGold @ 1/30/2008 04:30  |    53
The contest is open until October 29th at 12am PST.

I neglected to mention it in my original post. Oops! My bad!
This should quell any and all sense of panic for those that thought they only had until Oct. 15th to submit.

Once again, there will be prizes (TBA) as well as a fancy page set up as in previous Pixelweens.
Posted by pixelblink @ 10/6/2007 20:17  |    4
All challenges aside, I am still sponsoring this years Pixelween competition. Huzzah! You have a much longer time to compete and complete this contest than the weekly challenges. So there's no excuses.
Read the full post...

Posted by pixelblink @ 10/4/2007 10:12  |    40
Peter Stemmler and Nana Rausch, the German artists responsible for the popular pixel and vector site, Quickhoney, have been recently interviewed by the folks over at Format Magazine.

Have a read!
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 22:18  |    12
Anyone here heading to Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend? 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/25/2007 09:28  |    10
"The Into the Pixel exhibit features 16 exemplary works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the art and video game milieu."

The 2007 collection has been announced and will be on display at the E for All Expo at the L.A. Convention Center, October 18-21st.

Go to the ITP website to view the 2007 collection online.
Posted by drZool @ 6/23/2007 15:08  |    17 | Source
A Japanese toy manufacturer is producing robot toys made out of wood.

Check it
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/16/2007 15:34  |    11 | Source

Create a character using a DS Lite design tool and you can have your creation appear in a THQ game and win a $500 prize in addition to various other goodies courtesty of IGN. 

More details here...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/17/2007 13:23  |    18

At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of nearly $66 million, were stolen from the artist's granddaughter's house in Paris, police said Wednesday. The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline," disappeared overnight Monday to Tuesday from the chic 7th arrondissement, or district, a Paris police official said.

(I think  its the chimps with spears)

Read the full story here.

Posted by AwesomePossum @ 2/28/2007 08:17  |    15
As artists, we all struggle for ideas on occasion (hopefully a little less-so with the new Weekly Challenge, but I digress).  Here's 101 project ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/22/2007 10:25  |    8 | Source
A collection of pixel characters & emoticons made entirely out of beads. Sweeet!
Posted by utt73 @ 1/30/2007 09:23  |    5

For all of you guys interested in comics (and art in general) this music video might be interesting to watch: It is a video for a Swedish hip hop group named Fattaru. The comic artist who made the video is Martin Kellerman. You can check out his comic Rocky here: (you can read some strips in English). The lyrics are about drinking and partying and the consequences that might bring.

Just sit back and enjoy the music and this very cool and unique video!

Posted by Mirre @ 1/24/2007 06:10  |    6
These illustrations on scraps of cardboard prove you don't need no fancy-dancy paper or canvases to produce terrific art.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/15/2007 03:21  |    7 | Source
I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by "picking up" and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights and touch sensors embedded inside. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush can pick up color, texture, and movement of a brushed surface. On the canvas, artists can draw with the special "ink" they just picked up from their immediate environment.

Check the video out on YouTube
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/4/2007 00:05  |    2 | Source

This in depth look at the For Better or Worse process is really a terrific guide on how to produce a quality sequential art piece.  Really well worth a look even if you're not a fan of this particular comic strip.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/26/2006 09:33  |    2 | Source

Bobby Chiu, conceptual artists, releases several helpful digital painting videos on Youtube showing his approach and artistic philosophes.  Check 'em out here.

Posted by Gnarf @ 11/1/2006 17:24  |    2

Looks like we've got another Game Dev Compo coming up!

Here's the link

Hope to see ya in the comp!

Posted by eghost @ 10/25/2006 08:17  |    2
Watch this amazing video of a wall getting painted over and over and over again with some pretty spectacular art.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/14/2006 17:00  |    7 | Source
Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.  He was mute and didn't relate with other people.  However, he is what is called an autistic savant.  It is like a deaf person can see sharper, or a blind person can hear things others can't.  Stephen is able to draw anything he sees, from memory, like the entire city of Rome.

His website has a large gallery of his work, and also some prints/originals for sale.  Some one needs to teach him how to pixel.
Posted by Ensellitis @ 10/2/2006 23:36  |    8
After lots and lots of stormy weather ever after the old Pixelation got hacked, it is finally back after 3 or (4) server changes. No longer Pixelopolis, no longer air of being temporary lingering over it. It's back for good, the server we are on now should be able to handle it well (thanks goat). Both and work. Enjoy :)
Posted by ptoing @ 9/21/2006 20:20  |    6
These terrific propaganda posters convey bold points even without the text. The Soviets, the Nazis and the USA didn't have much in common, but they sure new how to brainwash the masses with art.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/20/2006 18:58  |    10
Due to the serverload being too high apperantly our old host ditched us and we are now on Dan's server for the time being. For those who did not find out already the new url atm is:
Posted by ptoing @ 9/4/2006 10:34  |    0
Across europe during October? Dont miss the 8th Contemporary Art Fair at the Congressional Center of Zurich. Drawing, paintings, sculptures, light installations, young korean art ... although there seems to be no pixel art , it might be an interesting visit. Details.
Posted by d-p @ 8/29/2006 04:19  |    0
Pictures which were painted by elephants have gone on display at an Edinburgh gallery. They include "self-portraits" by Paya, who is said to be the only elephant to have mastered his own likeness. Paya is one of six elephants whose keepers have taught them how to hold a paintbrush in their trunks. They drop the brush when they want a new colour.
Posted by Lawrence @ 7/21/2006 13:39  |    15

For those artists looking to bone up on color theory it's well worth your while to check out the following videos white, red, blue, yellow, green, pink and black each with their own unique RGB website address.  

Story of the color red is definitely a good one to start with. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/11/2006 15:21  |    7
Perhaps I'm a bit late in providing this news and if you're a true hardcore Spidey comic fan who hasn't heard the news yet, please do not read on!

For everyone else, read the full story as told in the New York Post

Spider-Man first burst into the scene way back in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15. Fans all over the world have seen him reincarnated in various forms over the past 40+ years - from comics, to a number of animated cartoons, to the live action movies.

Spider-Man 3 swings into theaters May 2007.
Posted by pixelblink @ 6/29/2006 16:29  |    15
Time for a challenge...  Get out those scissors, glue, and tape...  Here are some great sites to get some paper art.

Paper Inside - A site dedicated to "paper models".  They recently posted a camera and even have the GhostBusters car.

- These are nothing short of amazing.  Owned by Yamaha Motor Company, these are created by engineers.  The have rare animals, motor cycles, and more.

RecorteCole - Some random paper models.

Be warned, paper models are NOT EASY!  I highly recommend you take your time, and use card stock when printing them, as there are alot of small parts, and standard paper is almost to weak.  And be sure to read and follow the directions, and most of all, ENJOY!
Posted by Ensellitis @ 6/4/2006 17:16  |    2
From one angle, it looks like there is just some chaotic paint that was slung onto the walls.  But if you look at it JUST right, from the right angle, it makes perfect shapes and designs.

Imagine the time, skill, and patience something like this would take.
Posted by Ensellitis @ 6/3/2006 13:54  |    5
The gallery of Peter Callesen is amazing.  He takes just 1 sheet of paper, makes a few cuts, and BAM!  Out comes some mind blowing pieces of art.
Posted by Ensellitis @ 6/2/2006 00:16  |    4
The wonderful powers of Java bring us the BitfontMaker. Create and save your own bitmap font (.ttf). Limited in some aspects but could be fun to play around with! Then check out the Bitmap Museum to download others' creations.
Posted by halfliquid @ 5/28/2006 13:50  |    7

From Boing Boing: John Kricfalusi and Katie Rice are going to exhibit and sell their work at Every Picture Tells A Story in Santa Monica this Sunday. After the show, watch a bunched of BANNED John K cartoons at the theater across the street. Link

Posted by Ripped Monkey @ 5/23/2006 02:20  |    3 | Source

John K, creator and genious behind Ren and Stimpy, is running free, thats right, FREE drawing lessons! His blog, an infinite source of cartooning wisdom and wackiness, is now home to John K's very own drawing class. Read his instructions, pick up a pencil, and DRAW. It's an awesome opportunity to sharpen your skills and knowledge of one of the most engaging art forms known to man.

Click here to learn to draw!

Posted by iSTVAN @ 5/11/2006 21:37  |    2

Since there is a doll category being crafted at deviantART (that will hopefully, in turn, rid the pixel art gallery of non-pixel art compliant submissions -- trying to say it as nice as I can!) , running is a contest for a little 16x16 gallery icon for the section. Of course, there are some meaty subs (hungry?) as prizes.

Read the full post...

Posted by halfliquid @ 5/1/2006 15:20  |    3

The terrific classic video game art contest is all over folks and the winner is posted for all to see.  If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area from April 19 - May 19 drop on by Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight on Melrose to see the exhibition up close. I'm definitely going to try and make it to the opening reception on April 18th.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/12/2006 07:22  |    2 | Source
An interesting photo technique. Aerial photographs are edited to look like extremely detailed models. See other examples by Gérard Pétremand and a japanese photographer. Also see how to make your own.
Posted by HMC @ 3/28/2006 18:11  |    7

Hey guys,

Thought you might dig the ability to have all your readers submit art for possible inclusion in the "i am 8-bit" exhibition this April. Lots of prizes up for grabs!

// jon

Posted by iam8bit @ 3/14/2006 17:25  |    4

Check out these interesting creations by artist David Chatt. They're three dimensional sculptures of everyday objects and figures made entirely from tiny glass beads, interestingly enought they sort of resemble pixel art (if you squint and cover your eyes). My personal favourite is number 9 of 12.

Thanks goes to my girlfriend Justine for spotting these.

Posted by iSTVAN @ 3/9/2006 04:31  |    4

Lifemeter is such a simple and pure gallery idea carried out elegantly -- art inspired by a love of video games

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/10/2006 11:22  |    4 | Source
UpScene Magazine announces it's second annual volume of RaiseUp. RaiseUp is an art publication featuring the work of artists from all over the world. To submit work simply email samples of your work to by Feb. 28th! Please read the submission guidelines at before submitting. Every publication is printed in limited numbers, hand-signed and numbered and followed up by a large group show.
Posted by UpScene Magazine @ 1/26/2006 16:41  |    0

I've blathered on about the "i am 8-bit" book previously, but a digg post reminded me just how effing cool the art is. Check out the gallery featuring Excitebike, Kirby, Mario, Centipede and a bunch of other classic games as interpreted by top notch artists.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/5/2006 08:38  |    3
What do you expect when people gather to develop tools for better math teaching? Boredom. But the people from the Illuminations Project have some interesting tools to play around with. The isometric drawing tool for instance might be interesting for some of the iso fans, you can rebuild an optical illusions or make your cube scrab. Java needed.

Isometric Drawing Tool
Posted by d-p @ 1/2/2006 15:19  |    7

Pixel art with Rubik's Cubes is all the rage these days.  A Paris based artist named Invader is creating "pixel art" with the old mind teaser toy.

Check it out

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/1/2006 12:57  |    2

Hard to not to smile while playing through this beautiful and simple puzzle game. Reminds me of a low-tech Katamari Damacy (in a good way) or my all time favorite interactive portfolio design found here.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/28/2005 12:06  |    7 | Source

I've always been fascinated by the people behind all the wonderful characters we see in movies, television, comic books, video games, etc. Character Design at blogspot is a promising new blog that interviews some of these character designers and I encourage anyone looking to break into the biz to read through all the interviews for to get the insider dish.

Example artists: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/31/2005 09:05  |    3 | Source

I usually don't get too excited about product design, but these spiffy little flash drives really got me thinking.  Companies like Apple have pushed industrial design with elegance and we are all better off for it (those nasty beige PC cases were a blight on society).  Unfortunately, there just hasn't been much improvement in making tech products with personality. "Elegance" can sometimes just be code for "boring".

Why can't tech equipment be colorful and fun?  

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/28/2005 08:46  |    0 | Source

Found a bunch of great stuff on the excellent illustration blog Drawn this morning. The following are a nice variety of animated music videos featured at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/7/2005 09:42  |    2 | Source

A quoi ça sert l’amour? is a beautiful little animation by the French animation studio Cube. It follows the rocky relationship of a stick figure couple set against a jazzy song.

Yet another gem found on Drawn!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/5/2005 08:46  |    5

What me worry? Sorry, I just had to throw that in there. Some nut has scanned every Mad Magazine cover going all the way back to 1952.  Found on the ultra-nifty drawn illustration blog.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/28/2005 10:29  |    2
I bet about everyone out there has made a flipbook once. They're great timekillers. But being a pixel artist, this little doodle-tool might improve your animating skills as well!

Check eeeeeeet!
Posted by Brian the Great @ 9/25/2005 05:48  |    11

Let's take a stroll down memory lane when dinosaurs weren't just confined to zoos. Check out these beautiful interpretations of classic video game characters...

There's a whole bunch more over at the eatpoo retrogame fanart thread.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/23/2005 08:58  |    0

 Jil Lee put 500 empty speech bubbles in the streets and took pictures of what people wrote in.  Some funny stuff.

[ Via Ozone Asylum ]

Posted by Ensellitis @ 9/20/2005 04:13  |    12

The title says it all. Check out this amazing artist's chiaroscuro work. Oooooh, chiaroscuro... that's the kind of vocabulary a couple of years of art school will buy. Money well spent. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/13/2005 15:01  |    6

Such a great concept executed perfectly... endlessly amusing videos using every day objects for props, special effects and actors. That is the world of PES.  Who needs ILM when you've got a paper clip and a tape dispenser?

PES did the bobblehead campaign for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a beautiful CoinStar ad.  There's also a fantastic Bacardi set of ads using only items you would find in a bar. Great stuff.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/7/2005 11:18  |    2

On my quest to make sense of the vast wasteland that is the internet I came across a lovely little Illustration blog with bazillions (give or take a gazillion) of cool artsy links.

While browsing Drawn!'s blog I came across a must see for the Manga fan in all of us... Garnier's Manga Head.  Unfortunately, my hair isn't quite long enough to pull off any of the cool styles.  

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/13/2005 09:57  |    3
This thread is several months old, but I just had to post it anyway. Thundercats gets an awful lot of attention and the wildly popular Transformers and GI Joe cartoons were left out completely (unless I missed something). Quite odd.

Where's my Optimus Prime suckaz?

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/14/2005 23:05  |    4
A collaborative art project. The link speaks for itself. Very cool.

Edit: This was first posted 10/17/2004, but it's worth another post because it's such a fine collaboration
Posted by Ripped Monkey @ 3/9/2005 12:13  |    7
So who's going to the deviantART Summit in Los Angeles, CA this June? Any of you pixel artists going to show up? It's in a jet hangar!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/18/2005 12:15  |    17
It's finally done. You're very own iSTVAN (going by his real name, Ivan) has released his brand spanking new website for the superhero black comedy 'Black Hole.' You may have seen some images for the 'Black Hole: The Game That Sucks.' This is where it all began...

You can read the first episode, view non pixel related art, read about me and the other co-creator and lots of other neat stuff.

Check it out!

Special thanks to Jonathon Smeby for designing the site.
Posted by iSTVAN @ 1/10/2005 02:17  |    8
For those of you who don't know, Ad-Awards is a nice website that gives out awards to advertisements from all around the world. They have released their January selection. Only four, but it's worth it.

Click here!
Posted by Dejital @ 1/7/2005 19:03  |    0
The Zoom Quilt is a very interesting collaborative art project which draws you deeper and deeper into a piece. There's an HTML, Shockwave and AVI version - go for the Shockwave version for maximum interactivity.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/17/2004 11:21  |    0
While stumbling about the Internet I came upon a lovely little gem. I was totally floored at the amazing craftsmanship than went into this fine artist's portfolio. Simple, elegant, intuitive. Savor it.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/29/2004 09:27  |    0
Get in touch with your inner avant garde art AND film critic in one shot... check out some cool live action Flash movie experiments.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/9/2004 15:14  |    0

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