Pixel Art Friday – The Beetle

The Beetle #1
My first attempt at a beetle.

Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on the pixel level.

The idea comes from real world art, such mosaic art, counted-thread embroidery (including cross-stitch) and bead work. These are the earliest forms of pixel art, before computers. Then the digital age began and out of the early age of computers, people of course saw the artistic implications. The concept is credited to the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1972 with advent of one of the first graphics programs called SuperPaint.

Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal also from Xerox PARC published the first pixel art in 1982.  Since than digital art has expanded and can often be as real as photograph. But there’s still an interest in the early concepts of pixel art. You can learn more about Pixel Art on Wikipedia.

I’ve just recently become interested in this form of art and I’m learning. I thought I’d share my first attempts. That and my Mom has tasked me with writing at least 1 article for my blog each week during the summer. So here is my first article for what I’m going to call, Pixel Art Friday.

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