Lone Lamp Post

Posted on | Last Updated on by Paul Kinchla Reading Time: 1 minute

I am starting to create pixel art! I have been an admirer for while and this week with a little extra time on my hands I pulled the trigger on a drawing tablet paired with procreate. What a great decision. This is my first time doing any extensive drawing on a tablet and oh what joy. Specifically, working with the apple pencil on a tablet feels so natural.

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I found this process really enjoyable and I shudder to think how long this drawing would have taken without having a tablet as a drawing tool. I created this piece by:

  • using five separate layers
  • using a couple of predefined colors and adjusting saturation and brightness for the palette
  • animated using seven frames at thirteen frames per second

The following is a the result of about eight hours of work split between three sessions. Warning: this video contains flickering lights.

A animated pixel art drawing of a lamp post in the foreground in a sparse landscape. The light is flickering with a few insects flying close to the light bulb. There is single building in the background. The palette consists of lots of dark purples and a pale yellow emitted from the lamp light.