0

April 29, 2014 AT 10:00 am

Studio Ghibli gets the 8-bit treatment #ArtTuesday

NewImage

Artist Richard J. Evans pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli by giving scenes of the famed Studio Ghibli films the 8-bit treatment. via Wired:

For famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki, turning your vision to reality has a lot less fairy dust than it does construction equipment. “The work of animation is building up bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,” he said earlier this year, while discussing his claims of retirement. With a quote like that, it’s almost as though he was asking his fans to pay tribute to the many celebrated films of his Studio Ghibli. And one of them did—using tiny, brightly colored digital bricks.

In honor of the U.K. release of Ghibli’s latest international picture, The Wind Rises, Birmingham-based artist Richard J. Evans gave the studio’s work the full 8-bit treatment, collected above. Evans’ design work is typically far more fluid—lots of cool space stuff, for example—but he says he saw the project, which took him about a week and a half in all, as the perfect way to branch out.

“I’ve been experimenting in different styles lately, and I’ve always loved pixel art,” he says. He first encountered Ghibli in 2000 when he stumbled across a Princess Mononoke DVD. “I was trying to think of what to do, and I just thought there were already loads of 8-bit superheroes. Studio Ghibli would be something a bit different.”

Read more.

NewImage


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — TechShop is closed, files bankruptcy

Wearables — Get concrete solutions

Electronics — Are you grounded?

Biohacking — Learning to See with Sound

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.