The demand for pixel artists in indie development has only become more apparent as the art style continues to earn its place as a staple within
Paul Robertson is a pixel artist who’s worked on many well-known games and cartoon shows. Some of his works include Gravity Falls, Scott Pilgrim: The Game, Curses N Chaos, and Mercenary Kings. Taking a look through his Tumblr, you’ll discover many tributes to shows like the Simpsons, Adventure Time, Pokemon and more. He has a very signature animation style that’s highly detailed, colorful, and many times, offbeat and psychedelic. For more information, make sure to visit Paul Robertson's Tumblr and Twitter.
Thomas Feichtmeir (Cyangmou)
Thomas Feichtmeir, better known on the internet as Cyangmou, has been working as a pixel artist in indie games for quite some time now. His most well-known work is on Adventure Time's ETDBIDK, with some of his lesser known indie titles being Halfway, Echoes of Aetheria, and his most recent personal project, Tower 57. Cyangmou's work typically encompasses more mature fantasy RPG themes such as knights, mythical beasts, retro-futuristic and historical architecture. For more information, make sure to visit Cyangmou's Deviant Art and Twitter.
Glauber Kotaki is a prolific pixel artist that attributes his love for the medium to the day he discovered the magnifying glass in MS Paint. He's worked on a number of notable indie games such as Duelist, Chasm, Rogue Legacy, and Deep Dungeons of Doom. Most of his work is fantasy driven, featuring monsters, mythical beings, and things you typically find in rogue-like dungeon crawlers. His style is versatile, featuring a spectrum of pixel art styles that range from meticulously detailed to slightly more pixelated. For more information, make sure to visit Glauber Kotaki's official website and Twitter.
Paul Veer (Pietepiet)
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Simon Anderson (Snake,
Simon Anderson, also known as Snake or
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