Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Pixel Art at Home

This was my Google Sheets pixel art- I tried to make Bob Ross because I wanted to see how much detail would be required to make it look like him.
One of the options on my choice board last spring was to make pixel art. I had sent a piece of 1/2 inch graph paper home with my middle school students so that was an option I offered as well as using Google Sheets (great tutorial here), websites like, or any pixel art app they might have. 
Student example made with an app
I'm not sure what app was used for the blue diamond. The one on the right was made in Minecraft, which I didn't even know was possible! I had to ask my 9 year old to tell me how it would've been done.
This was my experiment using a smaller size graph paper and new markers- I learned the color of the cap was a bit misleading and I should have tested the colors on a scrap piece of paper.
Here are a few middle school examples

This is by the same student who made the Undertale pixel art above. This is his favorite art style. I'm going to learn more about pixel art so I can push him even further next year!

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