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GeneralMineral Pixel ART!

6th Oct 2019 05:16 UTCTama Higuchi

Hi everyone!  I'm currently a Graphic Design student, but I like to make all kinds of art in my (small amount of) free time, including pixel art!  By no means am I a pixel art master, but I like to think I'm improving.

Tonight I spent an hour making a pixel art rendition of one of my favorite pieces of my collection, a Smoky + Amazonite combo from the Smoky Hawk Claim, Teller Co., Colorado.

I'll keep this thread updated if I make any more pixel art! Maybe I'll even make some pixel art of other people's specimens.  

Thanks for looking :-)

(Please do not use my artwork without my permission)

6th Oct 2019 07:51 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder


As someone who grew up using the original Deluxe Paint series in a time when almost all computer graphics was pixel art, this is something I truly enjoy.


6th Oct 2019 18:32 UTCTama Higuchi

Thats quite a throwback!  I'm glad you enjoy it ^^

6th Oct 2019 18:33 UTCTama Higuchi

here's another one!  Based on my Spessartine/Smoky combo from the Wushan Spessartine Mine.

7th Oct 2019 12:31 UTCTama Higuchi

Vivianite, based on my Huanuni Mine specimen.  This one was especially fun to render.

7th Oct 2019 12:33 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

Would like to see a tourmaline! 

7th Oct 2019 14:35 UTCTama Higuchi

That would be a fun one!  Let me know if there's a specific specimen of yours you'd like to see drawn :-)

7th Oct 2019 13:09 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Great work, Tama! Definitely a throwback to an earlier time. Looking forward to what you produce next.....

18th Oct 2019 04:20 UTCTama Higuchi

Here is a 'rainbow' Obsidian, someone else's specimen that they commissioned me to draw for them!  I had a lot of fun with the different layers of colors.

25th Oct 2019 17:12 UTCTama Higuchi

Attempted my Cavansite and Stilbite specimen!  This one was tricky, I might revisit it in the future.

25th Oct 2019 18:04 UTCThomas Lühr Expert

Just fascinating! More of those please :-)

25th Oct 2019 17:22 UTCScott Rider

Very cool renditions!!  This totally brings me back to my NES days!!  I was a kid during the 80's and this brings back some really fond memories!!  Thanks for sharing Tama!!  

25th Oct 2019 17:26 UTCDonald B Peck Expert

Tama,  Those are great!  I can't wait to see more!!!   Loved the vivianite and the obsidian.


25th Oct 2019 17:47 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Agree, these are fabulous Tama!!

25th Oct 2019 18:14 UTCTama Higuchi

Thank you all so so much!  I'm glad you guys enjoy them.  Let me know if there is any specific mineral you'd want to see!  I haven't forgotten about Jolyon's tourmaline haha

26th Oct 2019 00:46 UTCGareth Evans

How about a Burra Burra Malachite? 
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