Discarded Pixels in Blue

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I haven’t given up drawing with a pen (quite the opposite), but I thought I’d post some pixel art game concept work that I don’t think is quite right (yet). The idea was to try making some pixel art backgrounds look more “hand-drawn”. I don’t think it’s the right approach for the game I’m working on with the other Pixelgrams team, but it is something I will pursue on a personal project if I get the opportunity. This tile set was made using Pyxel Edit, which to date is the best tile editor I’ve used. I’m sure there are others out there, but that’s the one I use.

For pixel character animations I have started using Aseprite:

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Another Last Day in Vilnius

Work has taken me back to Vilnius again this week. Today is my last day before heading home. I really like this town. It’s just the right size, with just the right level of busy-ness. The food is great and the beer is cheap. Mostly though, Lithuanians are very nice people and I love the jumble of old and new architecture of these narrow streets.