About Pixel Art
For all your pixel art needs and desires!
No photo manipulation or rendered/ ray-traced pictures please!
Pixel art means that you actually set individual pixels with a color that you specified specifically and on purpose by hand. Pixel art was the only way to create computer images before there was anything like Adobe Photoshop or similar programs. It had it's hight on the Commodore Amiga computers, where Pixel artists spent days on a picture to accomplish photo-realistic images, using only the limiting 32 colors and 320x256 resolution that was available to them.
Pixeled was also on the Commodore 64, Atari 800, ST, Falcon and of course on the PC to, especially during the time of EGA and Standard VGA graphics cards.
You don't have to have pixeled every single pixel of the entire image though. It is natural to use some of the features of modern graphics programs, like gradients or anti-aliasing, but the picture should be hand made for the most part.
Art is in the eye of the beholder, but if you would not mind, please refrain from adding quickly created images that you made in 3 minutes via Microsoft Paint or similar with a funny text and/or something that is supposed to resemble a human being, animal, plant or object (requiring a descriptive text with an arrow pointing at it, to explain what it was meant to be).
There are probably plenty of fun, prank and humor groups available here at Flickr.com, which would actually appreciate those kinds of artistic expressions.
Thank you and Cheers!
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