Alisa Poteracki started doing pixel art and dabbling in game creation when she was ten. The pixel based art, included in the slideshow, was created between the ages of 10-18 years old.
I primarily made my pixel art in a program called Graphics Gale. I also used to code and create virtual worlds in Furcadia and other pixel based games, Alisa states.
Graphics Gale’s also offers art pixel-art specifics to help create your work that includes tools for replacing and trying new colors. Furcadia presents a world of magic and mythical game design.
At the age of 16-17, her pixel art branched off into digital art. Alisa would draw manga styled pictures; digital drawings created on a Ninetendo 3DS program. Manga, as an art form, is an exaggerated version of realism. Developing your style is defined by the proportions you want to change and details removed.
I’d been drawing manga-style since I was about 6 or 7, but eschewed it in favor of pixel art once I hit around 10. I picked it back up once I had the means to draw it on a device instead of with pen and paper. Once I got older (18-19) I began favoring pen/paper again.
Those skills transferred well into Alisa’s own business in 3D design. She did some freelance work for some up and coming video game studios, and briefly ran a shop on the game IMVU; this creating an opportunity to create artistic products for Second Life due to a much larger player base, more room for creativity,
I created many products, and also did digital photography. I would create the lighting by hand through coding, and then touch it up after in Photoshop.
Just as the talent and imagination of strong acrylic and oil artists can enliven one’s perception, Alisa’s beauty in description of color, detail and digital emotion can take your breath away. Her work allows others to see something in their life that they can relate; the radio too near the bath tube while the toaster is almost submerged; the rustic energy of the holiday season. You will see the details through her breathtaking slideshow.
To see more of her creativity, click on a link to Alisa’s Second Life’s store blog: http://nanocharat.tumblr.com/