EDTC300,  My Learning Project

Part 2: What Are Pixels?!


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” 

Pablo Picasso 


Hello everyone, 

I am back to my PixilArt grind. As I was preparing for this week’s post, I found a large gap in my learning process… I did not know what a pixel was. So, instead of ploughing forward, I decided to take a pause in my initial plan – which was creating an art piece – to bring myself back to the basics.   

Here’s what I learned: 

  • “Pixel art is a digital art style that utilizes individual pixels to create 2D images, known for its blocky, low-resolution aesthetic often associated with early video games and limited color palettes.” – Chat GBT 
  • Pixels are short for “picture elements 
  • They are the smallest indivisible units of a digital image or display 
  • Pixels are used in almost everything technology related! Like TV screens, video games, digital photographs, monitors, et cetera. 
  • Higher resolution images have more pixels, resulting in greater detail and clarity 

Essentially, think of pixels like individual puzzle pieces. They come together to form a greater picture.  

To find some additional pixel art information, I typed in “best pixel art pictures” into Google. It led me to this link, which blew me away.  

A picture created using Pixel Art that depicts a scene from Stranger Things
Pixel Art TV by Gustavo Viselner

Although I may not get to this level of expertise by the end of the semester, I now have a solid foundation of what pixel art is used for and where people can go with it. 

Thank you so much for reading, I will update you all next week!  

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