It's been a tough year for fans of Herculean Pixel. I've been toiling under NDAs, so current work has been on scarce display. I hope this piece will assuage your despair, albeit temporarily.
Please welcome my newest personal work to the online gallery! The 1985 arcade classic Shao-Lin's Road inspired this mockup, which I imbued with an Ancient Near East theme. Outside of my visit to the Morgan Library's Antoine de Saint-Exupéry exhibit in 2014, I have never felt closer to Le Petit Prince than when I was drawing the sheep sprite.
The resolution upscales cleanly to both 720p and 1080p, but some of the pixel essence is lost at this granularity. For an actual game, I would opt for a smaller screen size, even if it needed a border for HD display.
In terms of technique, even banding and double pixels can be useful to the rendering. I wasn't feeling anti-aliasing... so I didn't.
Here's a sample page of pencil studies I made in preparation for this piece.
Thanks for stopping by!