The Illustrator loading screen progress
Last time we left off at the color sketch for my new ZX Spectrum artwork. 

During the day I'm completing Chapter 3 of the intro episode of Pixel Art Academy and at night (it's 2:30am here) I'm finishing my artwork for the Chaos Construction competition.

The GIF shows progress over the last couple of nights, slowly transforming the sketch into final art. 

Due to color limitations (15 colors total and 2 colors max per 8x8 pixel square) I rely a lot on dithering to smooth out the color transitions. The halftone pattern continues across edges of the 8x8 squares and tricks the eye to follow along and not notice abrupt color changes.

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