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Pixel type artists

SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
Anyone know of anyone good who can do art in a really authentic pixel style?

I'm looking for someone who could maybe do ALL spectrum, c64, snes/megadrive type styles. Both static, and character animations.


  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    *puts hand up* Current game I'm working on even has a C64 mode. What do you need?
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Here's one of the sprites from my new game:

  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    I should add, that's not in the style of any consoles or computers, just a generic "retro" image. When I want to emulate an authentic look I use actual palettes and sprite dimensions... eg a C64 sprite is 21x24 (odd, I know).
  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
    what's your email address, and I'll give you the low down
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Have to use my gmail one til Monday (I was naughty and didn't pay my domain bill - lol). mantanz at
  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
    email sent :)
  • ChunkypixelsChunkypixels Posts: 1,113Member
    I'd recommend checking out the forums over at or

    You should be able to find a good number of pixel artists capable of doing the stuff you need.

    Polygame looks to have a pretty good grasp of pixel graphics though... :)
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Yeah, I wish I could draw like that.

    Actually, I wish I could draw!

    His next game looks awesome btw :D

    QS :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • ChunkypixelsChunkypixels Posts: 1,113Member
    Also... for inspiration, and great examples of modern Pixel art games check out the great work that Nitrome do....
  • WyrdGuitaristWyrdGuitarist Posts: 91Member, PRO

    Awesome Jet!

    I'm liking that nitrome site as well. Pixel art's great!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    SleepingPaint (at) Gmail (Dot) com

    Michael is a GREAT pixel artist, and he charges very good rates :)
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    WyrdGuitarist said:

    Awesome Jet!

    I'm liking that nitrome site as well. Pixel art's great!

    Cheers ;-) Believe it or not, the game doesn't actually have a whole lot to do with planes at all... LOL. ALL WILL BE REVEALED!
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    @poly. thats very impressive. I can make the shapes like that but then the body would be silver and the canopy would be gold and it would look like crap.LOL. But, the shading on the wings and body make it look almost real. pretty good stuff

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Cheers :) I had a look at Sparky's game. Looks very cool, what I saw of it... I think it's out of my league, though :(
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