Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ill Fri: Polar


If global warming continues unabated, I imagine it'll be a much larger inconvenience for our little Happy Footed black and white pals down Antarctica way. What do you mean there isn't actually a big "South" pole there? I know I've seen pictures of it, and I'm pretty sure Bugs and Daffy will coroborate that.
Inspired by the art at such cool sites as http://www.pixeljoint.com/ and http://www.kennethfejer.com/isocity/ and http://www.x-panded.com/pixeldam/indexpixelmoon.html, I thought I'd try my hand at some pixel art. I used to do this back in the early 90's for Super Nintendo games, but haven't thought of it as an art form until seeing the work of artists like EBoy and Ill Fri contributor sosiukwan - http://sosiukwan.blogspot.com/. So here's my own amateurish, humble effort.
BTW: Clicking on the image won't make it all that much bigger, which is good, cuz it's meant to be viewed tiny.

10 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

Like your web site.Had a look after you posted message on my blog! Thanks! :0)
Your work is really cool-I love the frankenstein monster illie and the pastel atmospheric illies.
Oh and some cool taste in music there-Tom Waits and Beck-yes!!!

Michelle Lana said...

awesome take! Great work!

Brine Blank said...

Very nice with the reflection effect...and that one poor penguin next to the pole looks a bit bewildred, which is great...apparently he thought it should have the candy cane stripe....but reality doesn't work that way...

Jules said...

Really nice.

Greg Hartman said...

Nice work Jim, I like the bizarre shapes of the icebergs and the reflections.The penguins should be pretty ticked-off if their not already! Thanks for your visit and comments.

Don said...

Water effect is very good. The entire pic is great, especially considering the purposed style.

Used to do a bit of "pixel art" myself back on the Commodore 64. Also did a challenge a few weeks ago for IF using only MS Paint.

I think this may be a good new-old art style, limiting the colors and resolution and still doing a fine job.

gNat said...

Wow, if you hadn't told my I would have thought this was pastel. You got a nice light quality out the pixels. If the penguins go away, I will be really sad. One of my favourite species.

Pati @-;-- said...

Your beautiful illo is a wonderful tribute. I hope everything goes fine, Jim.

platinum blonde said...

fantastic illo

tusen said...

it's great! I love the reflections.