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The Graveyard Shift - Pixelated Edition

Hey everyone, AlmightyDuke here! Welcome to the Graveyard Shift, the nightly chat space on Talk Amongst Yourselves, Kotaku’s reader-run blog, where you can talk about all the nerd culture you want. Whether you’re a long time TAY member or a newbie trying to say hello, take some time to introduce yourself.


Tonight’s topic: Those Artsy Bits

I’ve recently taken up the hobby of pixel art. I think looking into all those SNK backgrounds got the juices flowing. So far I’ve created two things.


It’s an okay start, I’ve been trying to look up tutorials on the subject. Creating these takes time and patience, but practice makes perfect.
There’s a ton of ways to go too. Do I go the Mega Man style, or the more complex detailed way? We shall see.

Show me some of your favorite examples of pixel art? Have you had an interest in an art style you’d like to learn? Already an artist, then show us some of your work.


Got no sense of art style and decor? Then talk amongst yourselves, The Graveyard Shift is open for business.

Tunes for the night: 8/16-Bit Tracks

Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage

Final Fantasy IV - Battle Theme

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbush Symphony

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Chemical Plant Zone

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