+$Pixel art is a type of digital art where artists specify the location of individual pixels, and uses these to build up a bigger design. The result is a retro-style creation in a limited colour palette, which harks back to the 8-bit graphics first seen with the release of gaming consoles in the early '80s.
+$Developing pixel art doesn't require expensive photo editing software or lots of fancy equipment, you just need time, focus and a bit of patience. The method can be used to create everything from intricate scenes and game backgrounds to character designs (recently, it's becoming increasingly popular to animate your pixel art to create GIFs). In this post, we've rounded up some of the best pixel art around.
+$If these stunning examples inspire you to make your own pixel art, check out our selection of the+$best free graphic design software。
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+$01. Jungle Temple
+$Richard Schmidbauer+$is a freelance games artist from Germany, who was first blown away by pixel based graphics in titles such as Xenon 2 and Super Time Force.
+$Working mainly in Cosmigo Pro Motion NG and Asperite, Schmidbauer has developed a clean style that leans into the constraints of pixel art to produce beautiful, impressionistic pieces. See how his computer game influences and working methods come together in this Jungle Temple.
+$02. Pixel China Mountains
+$Matej Jan+$started drawing digitally on his ZX Spectrum in the '90s, and now he edits a blog dedicated to pixel art called+$Retronator+$. His incredible work ranges from images packed with witty pop culture references, to detailed landscapes that push the medium to the limit, such as these Pixel China Mountains.
+$03. Pixel Jeff
+$Pixel Jeff+$is a pro pixel artist from Taiwan. His portfolio is varied and vibrant - from cityscapes to Disney Princesses. His most recent piece The Witness is a pixel art tribute to the Netflix series Love, Death and Robots, and has the feel of an action-packed video game we can't wait to play!
+$04. Kenze Wee Hon Ming
+$A pixel art hobbyist from Singapore,+$Kenze Wee Hon Ming+$has an impressive portfolio of pixel art on his Behance page. Based on places around the world, the student's art is atmospheric and intricate. Hon Ming credits his inspiration to the work of+$Romain Trystram。
+$05. Pixel Art TV
+$06. Emotive Pixels
+$07. Pixel Britain
DušanČežek是一位像素艺术的先驱，现在有一些超级流行的8位像素项目。他于2013年创立Pixelwood（在创作主题漫画书之前，减少对Tinseltown最具标志性的电影的看法）Pixelomics第二年（以上GIF取自该项目），并以8位致敬四舍五入阿米达拉女王的时尚选择+$in 2016. When he’s not engrossed in pixel art projects, Čežek forms one half of creative studio+$Fuchs+Dachs。
+$09. Dark Side
总部位于乌克兰的Illustrator，动画师和独立开发者罗马奇闻趣事他建立了一个伟大的像素艺术的声誉，他使用Photoshop和Wacom Intuos创建。这个很酷的项目捕获了一个程式化的游戏版本的星球大战坏人Darth Maul，Jango Fett和Darth Vader。
+$10. Street Fashion Fighter
+$South Korean Designer+$Joojaebum+$caught our attention with a splendid take on classic arcade game Street Fighter 2. In this project, the artist kitted out the game's main characters in the achingly hip threads of modern celebrities. Check out街头时尚战士看到完整的结果。
+$11. Intro to Pixel Art
也被称为Mishko，Nevan Doyle他是来自俄勒冈州波特兰市的摄影师，平面设计师和摄影师，专门从事引人注目的抽象设计，偶尔会有一丝眩目。正是这个额外的小故障吸引了我们Doyle的Pixel Art简介;虽然它缺乏许多像素图像的艰苦复杂性，但他的项目将像素技术与毛刺，垃圾和视觉反馈相结合，创造了一些令人惊叹的艺术品。
+$12. Science Kombat
+$14. Bopping Pixels
+$15. Star Wars
尽管星球大战电影的一些狡猾的新进入者，粉丝们的热情仍然有增无减。丰富的平面设计师和插画家受到了这些电影的启发，有些人回想起旧的收藏 - 就像这个像素艺术致敬Gustavo Viselner。艺术家还为“回归未来”，“外星人”，“指环王”等创作了像素艺术。
+$16. Pixel Dalies
+$19. Pixel Pour
视觉艺术家Kello Goeller+$, who is based in Portland, took the concept of the pixel and worked around it a real-life concept. Her water-flowing pixels were installed around the city, offering citizens a playful visual and imaginary context to bring both worlds together.
+$20. Fine Pixel Art
+$John O'Hearn is another visual artist who works with tiny elements to create impressive and life-size scale works by exploiting the potential of colour, elements and illusion. Watch his精细像素艺术+$in action with the video above.
+$21. Metin Seven
的工作Metin Seven+$combines design and pixel art with 3D elements, with dynamic and detailed results. Along with this Steve Jobs reinterpretation, he has produced a series of characters based on square elements combined.
+$22. Cristian Zuzunaga
Cristian Zuzunaga+$provides an original take on pixels, combining them with fashion, textile design and furniture. His beautiful use of colour and pattern with squares inspires great creative possibilities and explores new areas of pixel art.
+$23. Talk To Me
+$Back in 2011, MoMA used simple square combinations to create a vivid and interesting pattern mural based on objects from its exhibition,+$Talk To Me+$. The use of simple black and white strips it down further, creating an interesting and dynamic overall feel.
+$24. Ben Fino-Radin
+$This is a great example of the way pixels can inspire and drive various areas of design to create original and innovative pieces of work. This life-size hand-embroidered piece of design by本菲诺 - 拉丁+$is part of a collection that explores ideas of size and shape to create these life-size mouse icons.
+$25. Mario Sifuentes
+$Mexican DesignerMario Sifuentes+$created this interesting and beautiful interpretation of a pre-hispanic God. The piece was inspired by the style of '90s visual video games and is based on the combination of pixels and simple colour.
+$Some of the most well-known creators of pixel art are Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital, akaEboy+$. Eboy creates reusable pixel objects and uses them to build complex artwork. Famous for illustration, web design, fonts, and toys, Eboy has created work for many leading brands, including Adidas, Nike, Pespi and Renault.
+$27. Paul Robertson
澳大利亚艺人保罗罗伯逊+$is a pixel art master. His intricate illustrations include everything from family friendly pieces to some which are really NSFW. Even if you're not familiar with the name, you might recognise his work; he was the lead artist on the 2010 Scott Pilgrim videogame and worked on the American animated TV series Gravity Falls.
+$28. Army Of Trolls
巨魔之战+$is the portfolio of London-born videogame enthusiast and artist Gary J Lucken. Based in Bournemouth, UK, Lucken works from home, surrounded by Japanese toys and piles of old 2D videogames to inspire him. The artwork this talented artist is directly influenced by his love of videogames, toys and pop culture.
+$29. Rod Hunt
+$Award-winning London-based Artist罗德亨特+$has built a reputation for detailed character-filled landscapes for everything from book covers and advertising campaigns to iPhone apps and art installations. Hunt is also the illustrator behind the bestselling Where's Stig? books, created for the BBC's TV show Top Gear.
+$30. Sven Ruthner
+$Freelance Pixel Artist斯文鲁瑟纳+$has received international appreciation for his pixel artwork. Based in Germany, Ruthner uses limited colour palettes when developing his work, similar to the offerings of early home computers, such the ZX Spectrum. This particular piece, titled CGA Faces, was created using just 16 colours.
+$The pixel artist known as傻子+$in the community was originally born in Moscow and is currently residing in Ohio. A self-taught artist, Fool is known for his highly intricate pixel art creations.
+$32. Tim Wesoly
+$33. Denise Wilton
+$Currently head of content, design and research at BULB, artist丹尼斯威尔顿+$has many skills, one of them being the creation of pixel art. Her talent has attracted the attention of many big clients during her career, including The Financial Times, the BBC, Lynx and Nokia.
+$34. Simon Anderson
西蒙安德森+$, aka Snake, is a Norwegian game developer and artist by trade. The co-founder of D-Pad Studio, Anderson's fascination with tiny squares began at a young age, when he began drawing pictures and figures using his mum's cross stitch and knitting grid pattern designs.