When I started doing pixel art

Once upon a time I did pixel art. I started doing it again and that’s what made me want to write today’s entry.
Unfortunately I don’t have prove in form of my ancient pixel art but I do have my memory to tell you about it.

Once upon a time when it wasn’t standard for everyone to have their own home computer, I was one of those people. As a child and up to my teens I didn’t have a PC. One of my friends had one which actually belonged to her dad. But she was allowed a half hour per day. And sometimes me and one or two other friends would come over to her place and use the internet together to collect stuff about our favourite games.

At that time I did have a computer but no internet and I brought my own floppy disks to safe what I found. And mostly I was collecting cute animated gifs of my favourite characters.

I got my first own PC assembled by my mom’s boyfriend at that time. It wasn’t really because he was such a nice guy who wanted to do me a favor. I am pretty sure he just didn’t want me to constantly occupy his PC. I had discovered MS paint and learned how to do some pixel art there on my own. Later on I tried doing digital paintings with MS paint and just the mouse. I was pretty proud of them at that time.

Why I started doing pixel art again

For fun, to be honest. I find it pretty relaxing and I love the limitations it comes with. I do art often and though I do really enjoy it, paid or not, I don’t just draw what ever I want as I used to when I was a kid. Back then I just drew what ever I felt like and it just came to me. Now I always have project or specific goal in mind that I am working towards, even for my personal projects.

Through retro games I sort of came back to try pixel art last year. Not intensely, just sometimes I did something here and there. And I am doing it on a hobby level, I am not planning to get anywhere with it career-wise.

Through retro games I sort of came back to try pixel art last year. Not intensely, just sometimes I did something here and there. And I am doing it on a hobby level, I am not planning to get anywhere with it career-wise.

I am pretty excited to have started doing some more this week, together with my girlfriend. I am happy that we can share that now.