Pixelated Watercolors Add An 8-Bit Spin To Pop Art
Fine art and video games combine to create a stunning collection of paintings.
8-Bit artwork has had a resurgence in recent years, but this stunning collection of images from New York-based Adam Lister may be some of the best we’ve seen yet. His series of “8-Bit Watercolors” prove that the world of art, and the world of gaming have a lot more in common than you might think. The subjects of his latest work include modern favorites such as Wonder Woman, Breaking Bad, and Star Wars, along with classic such as Girl with a Pearl Earring and Mona Lisa.
All of Lister’s pieces start life as a recognizable image taken from popular culture, after which they simplified into the most basic of shapes and elements. He normally starts with a pencil drawing, blocking in a few of the bigger components. Then he transforms the initial sketch into a strictly angular and geometric description of the subject, using only vertical and horizontal lines. Using an 8-Bit inspired visual language, Lister translates the images from one style to another.