Back in 2005, it was popular for artists on Pixel Joint to contribute nerd culture characters to the Wee Project. When I browsed the submissions, I noticed a glaring omission from its lineup: the Doom Marine. A few pixels later, I had an avatar that would grace my posts for over a decade!
This depiction is long overdue for an update, which I have finally addressed.
After a seven-year-long haitus, the Hexquisite Corpse Collab returned to Pixelation! Dozens of artists from around the globe contributed, working with a fixed palette and limited knowledge of each other's artwork. The activity can be likened to the construction of Frankenstein's monster, if it were comprised of hexagonal pixel tiles rather than graveyard acquisitions.
Of the several tiles I snapped up, this one is my favorite:
The final tapestry was revealed last week at GDC, but you can view it online in its full glory here.