Qixel is an app that makes it easy for designers, pixel-lovers and retro gamers to make quick, stylised 'qixel art' and share their designs by email, Twitter and Facebook.
I'm a designer and animator and I have enjoyed working with Flash for many years. Qixel happened quite by accident. I make educational apps for preschool kids under my 'Frosby' brand. I was making a maths app, and playing around with some colourful building blocks, and I thought the bold colours looked great on black. My coding in flash is pretty good now, so I created a grid with the shapes, and then gave it some interactivity, so you could draw pixel pictures with it. The app is quick and easy to use, so I called it Qixel ("Quick Pixel").
I settled on 4 'qixel' styles to draw with: squares, circles, diamond squares and triangles. Each type gives a very different effect - some are more experimental and abstract than others. The idea is that you are limited making something cool out of only 651 pixels (459 on iPhone!), with a basic colour palette. It's kind of like the old drawing game 'etch-a-sketch' mixed with lego. Like popping digital bubble-wrap!
I have set up a Facebook gallery, and my hope is that other designers use it and share their designs. The iOS version has Facebook integration, so this makes it easy to post artwork and hopefully the project will go viral. If you like the look of my designs, I would love to see yours.
Please Like the Facebook page. The app is currently only $0.99!
Qixel Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/qixelgallery
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Qixel - Pixel Art Maker is a unique pixel drawing app with 4 shape styles for creating retro graphics and game sprites.