Huge Pixel Artwork by Jimmy Something

Posted 8 years ago by Art

I love love love pixel art. I also love massively detailed illustrations. Artist “Jimmy Something” combined both of these to perfection. When the image rose to the top of Reddit on Friday morning, I pored over every square inch.

The artist, going by jimmypewpew on Twitter, drew the floor of a his own “Pxl Con,” a thriving geek convention filled with an enormous variety of cosplayers and celebrities. The full illustration is 1200 x 848 pixels in size and took Jimmy over a year to create.

Take a detailed look at his intense work. You’ll see all your favorites and a few nods to various aspects of geek culture. On the large image I’ve added a map-like letter and number grid to help you find and share the location of interesting vignettes. For instance, check out the Mythbusters’ verdict on director Michael Bay’s (now dormant) re-imagining of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You’ll find it at coordinates A-1.

I also love the scene where Dorothy, the Lion, and the Tin Man watch was their friend the Scarecrow is welcomed by fellow Batman villains Two-Face, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, and the Penguin. That’s at J-6.

There are also many obscure references which make this piece true amazing: Bronies at G-7, Flight of the Conchords in their Robot costumes at I-6, and an evil purple tentacle from the 1993 video game “Day of the Tentacle” at F-8.

Share your favorite parts in the comments below. Check out the rest of Jimmy’s fabulous work at

Cool Stuff: Pixel Art Top Hat Sasquatch by Tim Briscoe

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Pixel Art Sasquatch

Our very own Tim Briscoe sent me this the other day, and my first thought was, Dang, I have to post that on the site! Tim has been getting into pixel art (something I wish I could do), and he chose our mascot as one of his first subjects and it turned out great. He even went ahead and created a pixel art version of our text logo too, which I might just drop in the header because I like it so much better.

I need to get some new business cards or postcards or stickers printed up with this guy on them, because everything is better when it has a pixel art version of itself.

Update:I just ordered some sweet stickers with this guy, and if you’re one of the people who snag a THS t-shirt you’ll get some.

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Cool Stuff: Ryan Andrews’ Star Wars Pixel Art

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Ryan Andrews' Star Wars Pixel Art

If you follow our Geeky Art board on Pinterest you know that we’re all a bit obsessed with the awesome work that geeky artists are producing constantly. When I saw these great Star Wars Pixel Art portraits by Ryan Andrews though, I knew I had to post them on the site. I’ve seen plenty of examples of Star Wars pixel art before, but Ryan’s portraits have a style to them that is really distinct. So far he’s done Obi-Wan, Luke, Han Solo and Chewie, and C-3PO. I can’t wait to see his take on Darth Vader and Bobo Fett.

You can check them all out on his blog, or view his portfolio site.

Iotacons by Andy Rash

Posted 10 years ago by Art


We love us some pixel art around here, and Andy Rash is getting a lot of buzz around the net with his Iotacons, and rightly so. Spoiler: they’re awesome. Andy has this to say about his low-rez creations:

Iotacons are extremely low resolution portraits. They are so different from my regular style that I thought I’d better give them a separate home.

He’s covered everything from the Senate, to Sacha Baron Cohen, and even the cast of MST3K. I can’t wait to see what else he churns out.

Cool TMNT Party Wagon Bead Sprite Tutorial

Posted 11 years ago by Stuff


Doctor Octoroc, a 8-bit art and music enthusiast, has put together a cool 3D bead sprite tutorial for building your very own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon. This would be pretty cool sitting on my desk, but I’m too lazy to actually try making it.

Dr. O really takes the 8-bit bead sprite artform to a new level, make sure to check out some of his other creations.