Pixel Art Palette cycling

I have been staring intermittently at a single piece of pixel art for a few days, so I decided to share it. As you can learn from this Q & A with Mark J. Ferrari, this incredible piece of scenery dates back to the 90s.

The BlendShift cycling has just been recreated to work with HTML5/Canvas tag. So hit the image below to see the animation effect (Google Chrome recommended).

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Color Palette selection

I recently joined the Pixel Artists group and found some real gems in their tutorials section.

There are several tutorials about selecting colors for your pixel art, but here’s the two you must check out now:


The Blending Matrix tutorial is simple, yet powerful
. You can find an automated version of it here. You simply add your base colors and it will produce the blended color matrix automagically!

color palette selection