Octavi Navarro: The artist does pixel art justice
“Hats off to anyone who works in pixel art regularly. It’s crazy tough.” – Robin Davey
Although being often perceived as being inferior to vector visuals, pixel art is in a league of its own. Many of us geeks love it for its connotation of classic video games in the 80s and 90s. The game art of Hyper Light Drifter and Space Age we featured previously are prime examples of this group. But many also love it for the surprisingly rich creations it can have despite the heavy limitations. Today we have Octavi Navarro, a Spanish illustrator, self-taught painter and pixel artist based in Barcelona, who resonates with this second group and creates his own project called “Pixels, Huh”. In this undertaking, Octavi mixes his own painting techniques with some of the restrictions of classic pixel art, which results in fantastic artwork that has its own story world with unique characters.
See some of our favourites here, and make sure to follow Octavi on Behance, Twitter and Tumblr for more great pixel arts to come!
‘Moon Base’ before
‘Moon Base’ after
‘How I Met Your Grandfather’
‘Maybe We Should Go Back’
‘The Tip Of The Iceberg’
‘Close The Gates!’
‘The Pumpkin Costume’