What a joy to return to dA after nearly ten years to find such delicious pixel art.
I waded into the gallery tonight expecting to trip over piles of ripped sprites, digital drawings and the normal junk that is dumped into the Pixel Art gallery for the sake of a more appropriate gallery. "it's got pixels so it must be pixel art". No folks, Pixel Art is a very specific art form, not a shitty little digital art drawing.
I was entranced by a new piece of work uploaded by orange-magik. What a delight! It is lovely to see his work has been recognized with well deserved DDs. He lists a low color count with his work. Looking at it under high magnification is a real joy.
If you don't know his work yet let me put up a few pieces. Do yourself a favor, go and check out his Pixel Art gallery. Watch him and comment, show your support. Some of these are really smooth animations, click on the links.