Take Me Back to (8-bit) Paradise

Another Visual Assignment that I did was “Real Life 8-Bit Art.” From what I read and saw of Groom’s assignment description, I figured we were supposed to find an 8-bit picture in real life. Well, this picture was real life but I edited it to be an “8-bit” picture. I took some liberties the way we are supposed to do and came up with this 8-bit picture.

Real-Life 8-Bit Art #VisualAssignments #VisualAssignments1072

How I did it:

Since I didn’t really know how to go about doing this, I Googled how to do it in GIMP and found these instructions. They are for making an avatar but I figured I could modify them a little bit to do what I needed to do. So rather than cropping the picture, I clicked on  Image>Scale Image and changed it to 128×171 pixels. Originally I tried to do it with the full size image but it was too big for the pixels to be visible, even at 20×20. So I shrunk the picture. Then I went to Filters>Blur>Pixelize and made the pixels 5×5. I tried 10×10 and that was too blurry. So once it was pixelized, I exported it and posted it to Twitter, Flickr, and the Hub via Known.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this assignment.