8-Bit Night Sprawl


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The endless sprawl of a future city, 8-bit pixel art style. Shown at 300%.

This test piece had two goals:

  1. To work with a limited palette while adding depth to a clustered, dense scene.
  2. And to create a visual representation, in pixels, of a story/game world that has been bouncing around in my head for a long time.

Finding the middle ground between crude and blocky 8-bit style pixel art and a resolution that provides the viewer with just enough detail, is balancing act I’m still trying to perfect. A large attractor for myself to 8-bit art is the requirement to use the imagination to fill in the details. On the flip side to that statement, 16-bit Amiga/Genesis style art also holds a special nostalgic value for me.

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