“pixelbabes/emotions follows a neon character’s journey through a range of emotions who at times has to fake happiness, an exercise many of us know too well.”— Alex, Electric Objects
This is a corner of my humble home office. I’m a web developer so I have 3 screens.
From my bed.
Only the good stuff.
Drawing with robots, playing with watercolors. Just figuring out different ways to bring pixel art from the screen to IRL.
My first pixel nude ever. It ended up in this Dutch newspaper alongside a sexy pinup Ned Flanders I drew. I like that underneath the butt is a pull-quote that says “Herbie Hancock was fantastisch.”
My digital stuff is drawn with a web app I built called make8bitart.com. I also use Photoshop for animating my work. IRL I use ink, gel pens, watercolor. I own a lot of rulers and have a lot of patience.
On paper I draw grids and then just color in the squares. On the computer, I built a lot of the tools I use, so as I draw pixel art I end up breaking away to work on software bug fixes. A lot of my art, especially the nudes, come from poses I found while going to lifedrawing classes.
Always be making stuff and always be a good person.
.gif, .js, also .docx for its birth being a seminal moment in post-grunge file format creation
Instagram & tumblr
Dan flavin, susan kare, jeanette hayes, miranda “lazy bones” lorikeet, henri matisse, all my friends
MoMA, Whitney, the Met, David Zwirner gallery, anything with neon lights