Online pixel art program PIQ

One of my friends is part of a team that developed an online pixel art drawing program. Its getting a lot of traffic these days with nearly 30,000 drawings uploaded. Interestingly he says one of the largest traffic drivers is a drawing of the Minecraft pick axe. If you google image search for Minecraft axe, Piq is the number 1 hit.

Anyway I thought I would share it with Edinburgh Hacklab people because its an Edinburgh team, its retro (being pixel art), and has tenuous links to Minecraft, our favourite Indy game. The pixel art application is pretty slick too, all written in javascript, with useful tools such as automatic mirroring of axis, adjustable pixel size and dynamic palettes. The quality of the top artists on there is fairly mind blowing too.


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