Naes Alien Pixel Art With Star Wars TIE Fighter

Almost didn’t get a chance to post today, been working on an art project for my wife’s birthday on Halloween. Today I left my tablet stylus at home so I’ve been painting with my mouse (which is a little like painting with a rock).

So here’s an alien for you!


Naes & Robot Mind Meld (From Sketch to Art)

I’ve posted the final animated GIF on my blog already, but I thought I would give you a window into my creative process.
These four pictures will show how I take a sketch and turn it into a final product to be devoured by the masses 😉


So now I have the drawing, but I want to give it more life…maybe a little more sparkle and polish until it looks to the viewer as I initially pictured it in my mind. So I will trace it in Adobe Illustrator…also making some minor improvements.

When I am done with that, I drive it over to my Photoshop studio (no actual driving involved), and start painting.

Now it looks good, but it still needs some depth…

Shadows and highlights really pull the piece together, but they are the hardest part and take a consideral amount of time to do right (which I rarely do).

But it still needs on more thing…

It’s simple animation, but it makes the art unique and fun.

Thanks for taking this journey with me. Let me know if you want to see more like this. 🙂