I've started to try my hand at pixel art over the past few weeks for a game side-project, and I'm really enjoying it. I wouldn't consider myself an artist, but there's something really great about how minimal this kind of work is.
Being able to put down 22 pixels in the right pattern, and be able to call that a person in the right context is fantastic. I'm starting to feel like this is a hobby I'd just like to run with, whether I have a larger project or not.
The Octocat alien up top is going to have a few disturbing attack animations that involve it's face distorting in weird ways. I have it all sketched out, and hope to get those done tomorrow. As for the character, seeing as this is for a Github game jam it seemed appropriate to use the Octocat as a base.
In the future I want to create a character a bit more reminscent of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time. I think I just love ropey arms that can be animated as sine waves when a character is distressed. The character design variety in that show is so impressive. So bizarre and friendly at the same time.
Well I'm off to sleep. More on this tomorrow!