Hugo Wallsten

Their Island

This work was inspired by the pixel art of old browser games and my desire to create something both detailed and in color. The first simple sketch I made for a mountain immediately struck a chord with me, so I used it as a blueprint for the entire project.

Since the design came to me quite spontaneously, there isn’t really an intended metaphor or deeper meaning behind the piece, but I still hope that it may speak to someone in a meaningful way.

I’m really happy with how the colors turned out, the amount of effort I was able to put into this project and how I was able to use the things I’ve learnt over this year to make this semi-surreal blocky landscape come to life.