My name is Carlos, and I am an artist based in Florida. I've been drawing for most of my life and love everything that has to do with art and design. Recently, I had put together some pieces based on my take on the pixel style, put it in my portfolio and never gave it much thought after that.
A quick definition: In digital imaging, a pixel, is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest, addressable element in a display device; so it is the smallest, controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
The idea was todigitally draw in larger then common pixels, being anything above x1 on screen. If you look closely at your monitor (go ahead, i'll wait....) you'll see tiny little dots, that's a pixel. Though, at this close a range, it's hard to tell what anything is, you have to pull back a bit to see the whole picture. The same will be with this, you hang it on your wall, if you stand too close, it's hard to decipher, step back a couple feet, and BAM! Art.
After much trial and error, hours of testing and coffee, I came up with the best possible enlargement size of a pixel to make the image look understandable and beautiful all in one. Each block is placed by hand, which means every square you see, was moved individually and put together in grids in order to make the final image.
Gone are the days of wonderfully created games and cartoons, I can remember a time when Saturday morning was all I looked forward to, but all hope is not lost. Together we can bring back a sliver of those days, for us and an introduction to a new generation.
Thank you in advance and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you all.