Late in 2005, I came up with the idea of making a really large, hand-drawn, pixel art illustration. After drawing a lot of smaller pixel art, I got the drift of it, what to do, and what not. Although it was nice to draw a new one every once a while, this was also the right moment to start something really new, something big, something really different: 'the IC-Project'.
I worked on the pixel art illustration over a period of one and a half years. The final illustration took me around 560 hours of pixel pushing.
The whole project involved all kinds of techniques; a lot of pixel pushing, solving a lot of visual and technical problems, programming, sketching, visual research, and writing a pixel art tutorial.
I am really proud to present the final pixel artwork, as well as all the steps towards it, which I consider - for the moment - to be my personal pixel art masterpiece.