I really wanted to try out pixel art after seeing someone else do it. I used an amazing website called https://www.pixilart.com/ that lets you make pixel art directly on the site. So I’ve already mentioned that I like Dirty Dancing, and I thought Baby would make a cute model. This is my rendition of Baby in her little pink dress of the end of the movie.
This assignment called to make 16-bit art, so on the website I adjusted the frame to be 16×16! I started with a square of tan for the shape of her head and I filled in a blob around her for hair. At first, everything just looked extremely blocky, so I tried adding in some additional shades and make her hair stick out in places to create a sort of curly effect. I also followed the part of her hair the best I could.
The next challenge was to make her head connect to her body right. Making a face is one thing, but adding a body was more difficult than I thought it would be. I tried adding a different shade of tan to differentiate her neck from her chest and added the straps of her dress to form where her shoulders are. I attempted to shade in dress folds with the pink as well!
This assignment actually got me more interested in trying more difficult pixel art. I really appreciate the complexity of the art form, and when I play SNES games, I think about how time-consuming it must have been to animate sprites.
This assignment is worth 3.5 stars, so I’m at 7 stars so far.