Definitely feeling good about this one! I picked a dynamic pose with the intention of putting rings around her, and everything just sort of flowed from there. When I started the series I had planned on putting stars in the background, adding one each time, but after 4, this sort of became too much. For this one, I've given her a background of moons, since Saturn has a whopping 62 of them!

Actual size: 32x64
Palette: Atari 2600

skullface · 3 years ago

Amanda, this so gorgeous! The rings and moons in particular. You keep topping yourself! ♥

More submissions by aglosson for Planet Princes/Princesses

I spent a lot of time on this one but never really got her into a place where I was inspired by her. I was trying to channel the swirling patterns on the planet, the colors from photos, and the idea of Jupiter being the god of the sky and thunder.

I like the lightning, the lighting around her body, the color, and the swirls, but there was just something about this that felt sort of bland to me. She doesn't feel unique or special. If I had more time, I would have redrawn her from scratch.

Actual size: 32x64
Palette: Atari 2600

(Oops, I've been forgetting to post these here as I finish!)


Things I'm channeling here:

Mars the God of War: Two daggers, battle stance, and a horned helmet
Mars the planet: Red color palette, sandy desert hair, floating rocks forming the body

I'm really proud of this one, although the details of the piece get a bit muddled with some of the color and shading choices. The drawing actually looks best against a white background, but for consistency with the rest of the series, she's on a black background here.

Actual size: 32x64
Palette: Atari 2600

(Oops, I've been forgetting to post these here as I finish!)

In this one I wanted to focus on trying to transition her brown feet to a green torso, making her body look like a plant stalk, while giving her bright, green hair as her "leaves"

So far, this is my absolute favorite one of the series. My favorite part is her dangling arm and how you can actually distinguish it from the rest of her green body and green hair

Actual size: 32x64
Palette: Atari 2600



I have multiple submissions for this one because I wasn't happy with the original Venus and then decided to redraw her.

When I first started drawing this week, I desperately wanted Venus to be sort of "bubble gum pop" and I wanted to play with drawing curly hair. What I didn't keep in mind was how important it is to me that the characters I create in this streak look good together as a set. Mercury was sort of tarot card inspired so to keep that going, I've scrapped original Venus (still posted here) and redrawn her.

This was me channeling an oil pastel drawing I once made of Jean Grey/Phoenix, so this is tarot + X-Men inspired.

Actual size: 32x54
Palette: Atari 2600

This is definitely the largest piece of pixel art I've done. My canvas size was 32x64, although the final product was a bit smaller. I'm used to working with 8x16 where I have to take advantage of everything that I've got to work with, so I felt a little strange not using everything here.

For her design, I was inspired by the Roman god of the same name, so I wanted to give her the (not so) tiny wings on her head and feet. I also wanted to reflect the element mercury with her bright, shiny hair and dress.

Actual size: 32x56
Palette: Atari 2600

Planet Princes/Princesses

Inspired by Sailor Moon! Create a prince/princess for each planet!

weekly from 2015-09-28 to 2015-12-21