Subway Pixel Portraits is an interesting project where typical New York City subway scenes are illustrated, and sometimes animated, in glorious 8-bit retro pixel art. According to artist/designer Christopher Pace:
They’re all done on my phone while on the train, using a program called TinyPixels (unsolicited plug, it’s actually a really well-done app). I start with a quick sketch using some ugly color on white, and create a few swatches of any of the standout colors in the peoples’ outfits or skin tones, stuff I might otherwise forget. This part is usually really rough, especially in pixels; only I know what the different pieces are. Then I slowly work back into it laying in color and shading.
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